ARM promotes Android Development Resources
In a move that is sure to annoy Apple and Nokia, ARM has launched a web portal that provides a vast amount of resources for Android developers. As you know, Apple and Nokia have their own Operating Systems, and this move could easily be seen as a move against them.
Android is an Open Source Operating System that is primarily targeted for the ARM architecture, although other companies have ported it to x86 and MIPS. By providing a one-stop-shop for Android developers, it will further enhance the reputation of the OS, help ARM cement as the Android development platform of choice and hopefully increase the number of developers.
Although this is a great idea and makes a lot of commercial sense, especially given the interest by mobile phone manufactures to adopt Android for future smartphones and smartbooks, we believe it could have been implemented much better. The Android developer resource does not have the same ‘commitment’ like that shown by ARM when they launched their Mali Development web site.
We, however, are not developers, and it’s not our opinion that matters. As long as developers are aware of the resources and find it useful, then it’s certainly will help ARM in their future battle with Intel.