Google Phone – A Better Fit for Virtual Instrumentation than the iPhone?
The Google phone may also be better positioned for virtual instrumentation given its open platform. Apple took quite a while before offering an SDK for their phone and since then they rigorously monitor what applications are made available. Google’s approach is much more open and inviting to developers letting the developer customize the phone to their application. Customizability is one of the key tenets of virtual instrumentation.
I’m not alone at National Instruments looking for the day that LabVIEW runs full blown on the iPhone, the GPhone or whatever’s next. In this blog post, fellow NIer Deirdre Walsh considers the implications of LabVIEW on the Gphone.
Louis Gray wrote an insightful post on Google’s strength – web apps over its weakness – media downloads which points to more web applications coming to the Google phone.