Ever since its market release, Android
has been fighting for superiority on several fronts, trying to become more handy to use than Windows Mobile, more widespread than Symbian and get more applications than the iPhone OS. The latest goal of Google is to give their OS an edge over the BlackBerry OS by incorporating a host of business related functions. According to Andy Rubin
, currently Director of Mobile Platforms at Google, Android has, so far, failed to attract the interest of business customers. This is to change really soon, however, because all necessary functions to set the plan in motion
will be integrated into the OS by the end of this year. Rubin has also said that to a large extent, their practical implementation depends on handset manufacturers, so we can only guess when the improved business functionality will go mainstream.
It´s still unclear what these improved business functions will be like and whether or not Google will provide alternatives to BES and BIS. We figure we better wait until the first business oriented Android device has been released, so we can see it in action.