You don’t normally get Ice Cream Sandwiches in Europe but for this week in Amsterdam i’ll be taking in more Ice Cream Sandwich than you can shake Hagelslag at.
I’m on the train to Droidcon NL where I know ICS will be a hot topic. I’ll get my first hands-on with it and will definitely be meeting developers that have already worked on it.
Will the re-convergence of the two Android strains be enough to, finally, bring app development for tablets to the fore? Until now I don’t think anyone can say the Honeycomb was a huge success at doing that. HD apps exist in the market but what’s needed is for development teams to be looking at 200 million Android smartphones, tens of millions of Android tablets and see that momentum as a sign to take Ice Cream Sandwich and develop for Android first, not second.
I’ll be asking developers to voice their opinions about tablets, about new features in ICS, about hardware (including Intel), about the potential migration to smartbooks (like the Asus Transformer) and the threat from Ultrabooks in this area.
Keep an eye out this week on Carrypad.com and the Carrypad Twitter account and Facebook account (your choice!) for:
– News from Medion about their Android Tablet
– Hands on with the Galaxy Nexus
– Short podcasts with developers
– A summary of my thoughts on ICS in the tablet and smartbook/notebook/Ultrabook space.
– Lots more news as it happens
Thanks to the Droidcon NL organisation for allowing me access to report from Droidcon. If you’re at Droidcon and would like to tell me about you projects, software, ideas, ping me in the comments below, on Twitter @chippy or in person at the event. I’ll be wearing a Galaxy Tab and a Nokia N8!
You can follow Droidcon NL updates @Droidconnl (Twitter)
Posted from the Galaxy Tab at Droidcon NL.