Gphone isn't open, linux dev not possible

thomas.cooksey at thomas.cooksey at
Mon Nov 19 12:10:21 CET 2007

>For someone to claim to "write a C android app", what would be required

>would be for the app to communicate with the "Surface Manager" and 
>display a GUI, and/or communicate with the android databases (phone
>call log, whatever), and/or communicate with the device drivers (eg,
>a call, receive an SMS).  Some of these could even be done "out" of the

>emulator -- if you have a PC app that "talks" to the Surface Manager, 
>then that's acceptable as a proof of "android development".

This is being worked on - specifically linking to and using the Android
C++ libraries. A good resource for following the progress is the blog of
the main guy doing the work (Ben Leslie):



PS: Is anyone working on getting android up on the neo?

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