back to article Handango cashes in on Android

Selling mobile applications can be profitable, but the Android Marketplace is only dealing in freebies at launch - so Handango is offering a more familiar route to market that could be essential for the future of Google's platform. Mobile-phone-super-OS Android should realise its first physical embodiment towards the end of this …

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Anonymous Coward

Interesting claims

"Desktop operating systems are bought on the basis of the available applications"

Interesting. Here I was thinking that the largest majority sell simply because they come pre-installed when consumers buy PCs. You mean that most consumers actually actively choose their OS on this basis? I need to move to this reality. (Companies are, of course, another matter *cough exchange *cough).

"...and the Open Handset Alliance (nominal owner of Android) is betting that mobile phones are headed the same way"

I certainly hope that mobiles are not going where desktop OSs have been. I much prefer to see desktop OSs go where mobile platforms are now. It's far from perfect, but it would be an improvement.

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Coat

Never really thought of it before....

....but doesn't Handango sound a bit on the euphemistic side. As in "dancing the tight handango", "conducting oneself in a solo symphony", "armwrestling with John Spambo" or, if I can be a little obtuse for a second, "having a w@nk"????

Ok, ok, I'm leaving...

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