Some days ago we talked about the release of the first beta of Android, named ‘Android SDK 0.9 beta’.
Along with some new features and the release itself, we pointed out the bad news of Google dropping of two important APIs: Bluetooth and GTalkService. For sure, more other people has felt disappointed by this, and Google Android’s team has tried to explain their reasons in a post.
The explanation seems to be reasonable: scheduling issues. In fact, they promise next releases will include these APIs, emphasizing bluetooth one. Anyway, it’s hard to believe that Google, with thousands of developers, has not reached to release a proper Bluetooth API in time.
In turn, I think GTalkService – formerly XMPPService – API has suffered other kind of issues. I suspect that Apple’s upcoming push/event notification service – which Jobs said to be ready in September – has made Android’s push platform to be rethinked. Unfortunately.