You can get it on the iPhone, you can get it on your Blackberry. Now you can get Pandora on Android. “I know this has been a really long time coming and I’d like to thank all of you for your patience. Hope you enjoy the app,” declared Pandora “tech and product guy” Tom Conrad on his blog today. This was the guy who once said he “needed Android like a hole in the head” (he apologized later).
Android is the open source/open platform Linux based smart phone backed by the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium that most famously includes Google. Open platform means that developers can add apps much more freely.
In his youtube explanation of the Android, co-founder Nick Sears explains that he helped create the open source phone because “it was too difficult to get new products out to consumers in a timely fashion.” This wasn’t example of timeliness, but better late than never.