chapter 11 correlation to the article “Android’s rapid growth has some developers worried”

by Jose R
This article pertains to the Goggle’s open source Android operating system (for mobile phones) that was released last year.  Priya Ganapati of Wired.com says that while the system had a slow start it has become increasingly popular but has run into a few problems.  Mainly the problem is that there are three version of the operating system on the market (Android 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0).  This became a problem because application developer has had to make much correction to there program in order for them to run successfully on all three systems.  That is while an application will run perfectly on one OS system it will not function properly on anther.  Another problem is that certain application will not operate on certain phone that it is the phones do not have the proper hardware to launch these applications.  “Ultimately, developers will have to start making tough decisions on who they want to target and versions of the operating system they want to support” ,says Gilligan (www.cnn.com). 

I found this to correlate to chapter 11 because chapter 11 discusses the importance of project planning and development.  This article shows a perfect example of a poorly planned project because time, scope, and Cost (triple constrain) where not balance effectively.  Both cell phone manufactures and OS developers need to coordinate their activities to produce a quality product.  The iPhone is a perfect example of such coordination.

Article By: Priya Ganapati

 http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/11/17/android.wired/index.html?iref=allsear

November 17, 2009 5:06 p.m. EST