Will the Adult Industry Drive Android Adoption?
Nov 30, 2009, 12:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Back in September of 2008 I said that Android's
strength had nothing to do with the OS's innate "sexiness", in that
it didn't need to have the iPhone's sex appeal in order for it to
succeed. But maybe I was wrong. Maybe what it needs to truly take
off is sex, period.
"Early last week, startup MiKandi launched a 3rd-party app store
for Android phones which will allow any developer to sell
adult-oriented content for the Google Android platform, which
includes devices such as the Verizon/Motorola DROID, the T-Mobile
MyTouch 3G and the Samsung Moment/HTC Hero on Sprint...
"What's to stop Mikandi from using their same app store platform
that they might use to distribute porn for say, religious material?
Or sports-oriented content? Or cooking and restaurant related
material? Or for scientific and academic purposes? Or ebooks?"