I’ve bemoaned Apple’s inability to leverage the awesome HBO Go service on the AppleTV, while platforms like the XBox 360 taunt me with episodes of The Wire and Game of Thrones on demand. But at least I have my iPad app, which is something. I guess.
One platform that hasn’t been getting any love is Google’s “official” Android version for tablets like the injunction-defying Galaxy Tab 10.1. Even though Go will (finally) run on Android’s ICS, it won’t run on Android tablets. So what’s worse than having a marquee provider of content snub a major leg of your mobile device platform? Having that provider port their offerings to Amazon’s knock-off of Android running on their Kindle Fire.
Looking at my calendar, I think it’s about the time when Eric Schmidt predicted that developers would be writing for Android first and iOS second. While that laugher gets played out in tech circles – which is saying something considering any utterance from his Turrets-hole is accompanied by at least one person in the audience coughing “Bullshit!” – it’s nice to see that major developers are still writing for Android at all. Well, technically it is Android.