variety of other consumer electronics. There are even proof-of-concept appliances such as an Android microwave and washer/dryer combo. (Hey, why not? See http://bit.ly/bGqmZp.) Mobile operators and carriers are taking the platform seriously and spending gazillions on ad campaigns for Android phones—like Verizon’s Droid campaign.
In the past year or so, the Android platform has transitioned from a “gearheads-only” platform to providing some serious competition to more established platforms. (Yes, we’re talking about platforms such as the iPhone.)