Advanced Task Killer

For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter, I switched, cold turkey, to a Nexus One on Friday. (I borrowed it from App Cubby developer David Barnard, who was kind enough to lend it to me for a few weeks.) I’ve been tweeting some initial observations, and eventually plan to write a full review/comparison to the iPhone.

As a snapshot, though, I can think of no better example to epitomize the difference between Android and iPhone OS than Advanced Task Killer, a third-party Android app. That this app even exists is, on the one hand, exactly what many Android fans like about Android, and on the other hand exactly what many iPhone fans see as wrong about Android. The truth is you do not need this app (or anything like it) for Android, but many Android users want it.

(Via Dave Winer.)

Monday, 18 January 2010