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    Re: Is android all that good?

    Quote Originally Posted by mythic97 View Post
    ... i think we should build a true Linux smartphone OS...
    Uh... You do realise that Android is Linux, don't you?

    Or did I misunderstand your question?
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    Re: Is android all that good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Uh... You do realise that Android is Linux, don't you?

    Or did I misunderstand your question?

    He did say "true linux"

    Not sure what he means by that, but he does appear to be acknowledging android as a linux of sorts.

    ???

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    Re: Is android all that good?

    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
    port over DSL ? we have 4g here, it is faster than some peoples DSL connection.
    My first impression was that this was what was meant, not this.
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    Re: Is android all that good?

    Quote Originally Posted by cbanakis View Post
    He did say "true linux"

    Not sure what he means by that, but he does appear to be acknowledging android as a linux of sorts.

    ???
    Well, to go head-to-head with Android and iPhone & iPad, you would have to be big with plenty of money to burn.

    Like Microsoft's Windows 8 with its new app store.

    But even Microsoft is not guaranteed to become a major competitor, although it may yet manage.

    The three companies — Google, Apple and soon Microsoft — comprise a monopsony in this field.

    I do not see any Linux distro (or indeed any other OS) managing to break into this market, unless backed by a giant such as Google — such as Android, a Linux distro backed by the giant Google!

    That is why Ubuntu for Android is such a great idea.
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    Re: Is android all that good?

    Have to side with everyone else.

    While I won't say don't do it. Heck if nothing else it might be a fun experiment for you to do.

    But I still have what is now an antique HTC Inspire and with the ability to Root the phone and install custom ROMs on it. I have it running Android 4 with all the HTC bells and whistles. This is on a single core phone. It does it fairly snappy.

    That is why I actually like Android.

    The ability to (with a bit of work and know-how (thanks to this community and the great people on the xda developers forum I was confident enough to apply) freely change it and tweak it and mess with it to get it the way I want it to be is a highly prized commodity to me. Android gives me that.

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    Re: Is android all that good?

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    My first impression was that this was what was meant, not this.

    ha that would make more sense I thought that project had stopped a few years ago but it seems there was a new unstable release a few months back. NIce to see, I loved it back in the day, used to carry it on a thumb drive everywhere back when thumb drives were like 64Mb LOL
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    Re: Is android all that good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandel Valico View Post
    Have to side with everyone else.

    While I won't say don't do it. Heck if nothing else it might be a fun experiment for you to do.

    But I still have what is now an antique HTC Inspire and with the ability to Root the phone and install custom ROMs on it. I have it running Android 4 with all the HTC bells and whistles. This is on a single core phone. It does it fairly snappy.

    That is why I actually like Android.

    The ability to (with a bit of work and know-how (thanks to this community and the great people on the xda developers forum I was confident enough to apply) freely change it and tweak it and mess with it to get it the way I want it to be is a highly prized commodity to me. Android gives me that.
    This is exactly what mobility should be about. Hell, this is what any tech should be about: freedom to tailor the device you own to your needs. OEMs don't get seem to understand this.

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    Re: Is android all that good?

    There are still remnants of Nokia's QT-based phone OS around. Else Firefox OS may fit the bill.

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