Google Phone Software Bugs Frustrate Programmers

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Developers of Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android mobile software are not happy. Google released a software kit last month designed to get programmers started on the software and get their feedback. The company said it will spend $10 million to support programmers who develop code for Android before it hits the market next year. However, developers say the kit is riddled with coding errors, and Google, some of them have said, has been unresponsive."Functionality is not there, is poorly documented or just doesn't work," developer Adam MacBeth said. "It's clearly not ready for prime time."

Android-based cellphones are seen to target the mass market as a cheap phone that can easily access the web. Though it is common for new software to have bugs, how Google fields complaints from the developer community will likely play a large part in the final product's success.

Sources: Wall Street Journal
Additional Reading: Android website

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