After what's been a slow start, Google's software for cellphones should be taking off soon, say company execs. Android should have a "very, very strong year," CEO Eric Schmidt told analysts yesterday. He added:
There are announcements happening between now and the end of the year that are quite significant from operators and new hardware partners in the Android space, which I won’t preannounce except to say that they really do fulfill much of the vision that we laid out more than a year ago.
That vision is getting stale. After appearing to good reviews on one phone last year, the software has hardly been seen. Little was said at a big electronics show in January, and only a little more at a wireless show a month later.