A simple poll for you this week: one question, two choices.
Android’s been through a lot this year: we started the year on 2.2 Froyo, and ended on 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The browser-based Market and the Amazon Appstore were both launched. Tablets came and went. Adobe Flash was dropped. And so much more – look out for my post this weekend summing up all the events of the year.
Personally, I think it’s amazing that when we launched this site at the start of the year, we were using QR codes to make it easier to download an app after reading a review, there was no tablet-optimised version of Android to worry about reviewing apps for, and it was still a frequent occurrence to run out of space for new apps on our internal phone storage. How things change.
But they don’t change in a vacuum. Google’s decade of voice recognition research have been eclipsed by Siri (how many people are aware of Google Voice Actions?), the ongoing patent wars have seemed to get nastier and nastier, and fragmentation is still a big complaint.
So what do you think? Overall, has Android ended the year on a high or a low? Vote in the poll and leave a comment to let us know.