The second keynote of Google IO 2010 has opened, and Vic Gundotra has kicked off the show with a few digs at Apple and some impressive specs about the Android platform. Describing Andy Rubin’s original attitude to Android’s open-source nature as a strike against “draconian” platforms where one man, one company and one device controls the future.
Later, when talking about Android 2.2 “Froyo”‘s new cloud to device API, Gundotra suggested that it was fully integrated with the OS, rather than “a bolted on mutlitasking system”, a swipe at Apple’s tardy introduction of multitasking in iPhone OS 4.0.
As for the statistics, Google is apparently registering 100,000 new Android devices every day, has 21 OEMs involved and availability in 48 countries on 59 carriers. There are 50,000 apps from 180,000 developers.