I read this decent article in Wired about GPS apps that will change the world, and I must admit that Android will have some cool stuff. The biggest selling factor for me is that applications can run in the background whereas an iPhone cannot. On an iPhone, using an GPS app like BrightKite or Twinkle requires you to manually post where ever you go, but on Android you can just go somewhere and the phone will automatically post for you. That’s a huge deterrent for me as I don’t want to be straight posting all the time.
At any rate, the Android app store hosted and operated by Google will begin selling apps this week. So far the only phone available using the open source Android OS is the T-Mobile G1. Now that developers can profit from their programs, we should see a serious bump in quality and quantity applications for the G1 and all future Android handsets.