Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Fri 17th Oct 2008 18:36 UTC, submitted by Hakime
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The T-Mobile G1 Google smartphone, designed by Google and made by HTC, remains firmly in the shadow of the iPhone-for now. The phone, which goes on sale next week in the US and next month in Britain, was released too early. The HTC hardware and Android OS that powers it lack the polish and depth of even the iPhone 1.0 in most respects. It's not a bad phone, but the software and hardware needed more time in the oven to bring them to a golden brown crispness." Full review at Arstechnica.
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RE: maybe update
by nonesuch on Fri 17th Oct 2008 21:09 UTC in reply to "maybe update"
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No need to wait for HTC, or T-Mobile. I'm sure there are enthusiastic hackers out there right now, downloading the source, poking around, finding things to improve. Google has stated that they will explicitly allow the wholesale replacement of OS components. Don't like the calendar? Code your own! Address book needs a new feature? Add it!

There are whole communities dedicated to developing "cooked roms" for WinMo devices, particularly HTC ones, so imagine the possibilities with an open source OS!

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