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mythic97
November 28th, 2012, 11:04 PM
Like i just said is android all that well and good? I believe not it can handle angry birds but came out in 2009 this aint that long ago but i think we should build a true Linux smartphone OS get all the power of the kernel after all they can use DSL probably so why don't we? and lets get a new UI all those apps don't work that well the way they are displayed lets see dose any one have the same thinking track as me? I don't make OSes and can only do basics in Ruby so if you think like me post here this might take awhile two years maybe? but i think we need 3 things
1. speed
2. stability
3. not too resource hungry
this might work it could fail first all we need is a kernel that works on phones and works well
then lets get complex but just post ideas here this is to inspire not to develop

KiwiNZ
November 28th, 2012, 11:11 PM
I have a Galaxy S3 which I replaced my iPhone 4 with and a ASUS Nexus 7 which replace my iPad3. They are both awesome bits of kit, the only complaint I have is Samsung is painfully slow at releasing OS updates.

I am currently waiting for the Nexus 10 to arrive here in NZ and I will get that .

LuciferRex
November 28th, 2012, 11:20 PM
I have the Motorola RAZR (first release.) Yes, it does crash more often than an iphone, but it is considerably more customizable than apple. It's the happiest I've been with a smart phone.

KiwiNZ
November 28th, 2012, 11:29 PM
I have had zero crashes on my Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7 they are rock solid

haqking
November 28th, 2012, 11:35 PM
I have the Google Nexus (original) and have no apps that dont work, it is fast, stable and resources are fine.

Do you have an example of something that doesnt work in Android or something it cant do that I need ?

There is nothing so far in like 2 years or more that this phone and Android (currently running Gingerbread) that it cant do for me at least

mythic97
November 29th, 2012, 05:15 PM
I was thinking that if your tablet did everything that your laptop did would have laptop, and do you think that android can do that I think we need something more powerful for that Linux is good for this you could try to port over DSL maybe?
all I am saying if you want more can android do it maybe we need a new angle at this

haqking
November 29th, 2012, 05:55 PM
I was thinking that if your tablet did everything that your laptop did would have laptop, and do you think that android can do that I think we need something more powerful for that Linux is good for this you could try to port over DSL maybe?
all I am saying if you want more can android do it maybe we need a new angle at this

port over DSL ? we have 4g here, it is faster than some peoples DSL connection.

I am in fibre so blows it away of course but high speed connectivity is already ported to the cell networks. it is not an android specific thing though.

I have 2 laptops and they do the same as my desktop machine but on a smaller screen. My phone is a phone and does everything it needs to as well as a lot more.

personally yes i think android is good in that it is fit for purpose like anything really. everyones mileage varies.

cbanakis
November 29th, 2012, 06:11 PM
YES!!!

Android is GREAT.

Just got a Galaxy S3 a couple months ago.

Before that, I had an iPhone, for as long as the iPhone existed.

My wife has always had Android.

When I first got my GS3, I was up all night bugging her.

Me - "Oh my god, I can do this!"
Wife - "You could not do that before?"
Me - "No.. :("

That conversation repeated itself several times throughout the night.

I am so ashamed.
Its as if I spent the last 7 years in an iCave.

Don't get me wrong, the iPhone is pretty great.
But iOS? Well, its stable, I guess.
And the iPhone as never undergone any significant changes.
The iPhone 5 is exactly the same as the iPhone 1.
(Just a bit faster, and a wider screen)

Oh, and FINALLY it is 4G.

Innovation only works if you keep doing it.

Get with the times Apple.

LuciferRex
November 29th, 2012, 11:44 PM
@cbanakis: Welcome to Android! ;)

MyTinFoilHat
November 30th, 2012, 12:41 AM
I currently have a (now outdated) HTC Evo 4G and I looove Android (compared to Apple's iCrap). Sure, I want (and probably need) to upgrade the HW, but I'd like to hang on to it as long as I can - at least until Ubuntu for Android (preferably in HD-quality).

I made mention in another thread how interesting (for example) it might be to have a beefed-up ASUS Padfone running Ubuntu. Right now, I'm hoping that if I put the idea into enough heads, it'll get some attention. LOL

Yes, Adroid is FAR better in flexibility and functionality. Apple is a great walled garden if you don't care about either or those things.

Welcome to freedom.

Paddy Landau
November 30th, 2012, 12:47 AM
... 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?

cbanakis
November 30th, 2012, 07:53 AM
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.

???

lisati
November 30th, 2012, 08:03 AM
port over DSL ? we have 4g here, it is faster than some peoples DSL connection.

My first impression was that this (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/) was what was meant, not this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_subscriber_line).

Paddy Landau
November 30th, 2012, 11:49 AM
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.

Brandel Valico
November 30th, 2012, 12:15 PM
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.

haqking
November 30th, 2012, 12:50 PM
My first impression was that this (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/) was what was meant, not this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_subscriber_line).


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

MyTinFoilHat
December 1st, 2012, 03:54 PM
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.

ugm6hr
December 18th, 2012, 01:06 AM
There are still remnants of Nokia's QT-based phone OS around. Else Firefox OS may fit the bill.