is an open source (100% apache 2.0/GPL now) linux-based mobile phone platform developed by Google. It uses a java-like bytestream language to be CPU-independent, secure, fast (applications need to run well on 300mhz phone CPU's and RAM-friendly. Unlike the iphone platform, developers still maintain a high level of flexibility. Even slow computers would be able to run Android apps well.
We should allow gnome to open android programs as if they are native applications. Since android uses a native linux backend anyway, getting GPS and other such devices to work seamlessly with android apps should be easy.
This would be especially good portable ubuntu devices, because they often benefit from the same apps as mobile phones. And, we would gain a vast array of secure web enabled applications that are easy to use, innovative, and pretty, with the added benefit of being cross platform compatible with the latest mobile phone apps. Integration would probably not require consuming ram when you aren't using any android apps. But this would be a big win for us.
Some Android applications laptop users may benefit off:
By integrating GPS into Ubuntu laptops, the vast array of Android location-aware applications would instantly give us an upper hand in usability. The code is already pretty much done, we just need to integrate it! So lets do it for 9.04.