Interviewed by Gareth Halfacree for the print edition of Linux User & Developer Magazine on the topic of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and its implications on licensing, micro-economics, and Android adoption rates for non-consumer (military, aerospace, industrial, medical) embedded devices.
ABSTRACT: With the release of Android 4.0, aka 'Ice Cream Sandwich', Google's mobile platform is open once more. While plenty has changed, some things stay the same - and we've got together with some industry names to find out the pros and cons of this latest release.
Mark Benson is Vice President of Engineering at SmartThings, a technology company based in Mountain View, CA and a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Mark is a regular speaker and writer on the intersection of technology, business, and society as it relates to product development, technology leadership, strategic planning and execution, intellectual property portfolio management, software architecture, information security, competitive positioning, and organizational behavior.