Linked by robojerk on Thu 30th Dec 2010 00:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have often wondered why there wasn't a flood of Android portable media players - now the WSJ Reports: "With the move, Samsung will round out a series of Galaxy-named gadgets that matches product for product with Apple Inc.'s line of iPods, iPad and iPhone. Samsung will have the Galaxy Player, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy smartphone. All use a variation of Google Inc.'s Android operating system and work with apps developed for it."
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This is a good thing, but.....
by polaris20 on Thu 30th Dec 2010 19:19 UTC
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I really dig a lot of things about Android, and this is a good thing for people that just want a regular phone, but want a media player/pocket computer for wifi only use. My wife actually does this now with a regular flip-phone and an iPod touch.

What bugs me about Android (in the US) is the carrier and OEM-imposed fragmentation.

Samsung, HTC, and Motorola all have different UI's. Motorola is on 2.2 on most of its devices, but as far as I know, Samsung is still on 2.1. Wifi hotspot capability is apart of 2.2, however Motorola locks it out of the Droid entirely, and charges $25 extra for it on the X.

The only way to go, IMO, is the Nexus S, which is as Google intended, not some bastardized, crippled version of Android.

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