This week AOL announced its new mobile platform for smartphones that support HTML 5 along with free apps for Android devices. Surprising that AOL decided to make its leap into the twenty first century with Android rather than Iphones apps? Maybe not considering last month's claim by Google's Vice President of Engineering, Jerry Rubin, that Google is activating 160,000 Android devices per day.
Are you imagining a voice that intones "You've got mobile mail?" The Android promises access to "more than 15 of AOLâ€™s mobile web sites " like Mapquest, Hot Searches, Moviephone, Engadget, Popeater and more. There is also a financial app to deliver stock quotations and breaking financial news.
Read about it here.
What do you think?Â While AOL's new mobile platform and Android apps may come as welcome news to an older generation of AOL loyalists like myself, is it too little too late for AOL to grab a fair share of younger and savvier internet users?