Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Jun 2010 18:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser.
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RE[3]: My hope
by fretinator on Wed 30th Jun 2010 17:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My hope"
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For the record - I installed the K9 open-source email app and it does MUCH better at this. I did find out, though, that this is a common problem due to the way the storage card is handled when the phone is connected to a computer. When connected via USB, the drive gets mounted by the computer, and is no longer available for phone applications. Thus, many phone apps (including even K9), shy away from putting their databases on the storage card, for fear it will 'go away'. K9 just does a better job of keeping things clean, and even provides a purge button.

I think that the storage card issue is bogus. Apps should do 1 of two things, both of which I am fine with:

1. Use a local database for caching. When the storage card is unavailable, try to get by with the local cache until the card becomes avaialable. This does create a lot of extra work for the developer, more so on the read site (making sure everything the user needs is available),

2. If your app stores important stuff on the storage card (like an email app should), then just don't allow using the app when the storage card is not available. You can easily make this a setting in the app (use storage card or not), and if "use storage card" is true, and the card is not available, just give the use a message saying the card is not available. How many times does a user really need to connect their phone to the computer AND use the email on the phone. Give me a break!!!

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