Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:14 UTC
Editorial I think I'd like to start an internet movement. Due to Apple's recent actions regarding the Google Voice app, I intend to criticize Apple every day at OSNews for 1984 days, or until they perform a very subtle and simple act of contrition. I'd like to enlist the help of every tech journalist, blogger, twitterer, Facebook denizen, and person who ever talks to another person. I'm that girl in the running shorts with the hammer, people! I'm throwing the hammer at the big creepy guy on the screen! We don't have to be slaves anymore! Read on for the full manifesto.
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RE[2]: Hmmm...
by anevilyak on Thu 30th Jul 2009 20:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmmm..."
anevilyak
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2005-09-14

I have my reservations on andriod as well. While based on a more open system, you can't actually install your own apps on it with out going through an app store like gatekeeper with the carrier's various whims enforced.


Incorrect, all you have to do is check a box (Settings -> Applications -> "Unknown Sources") and you can download random apps from web sites if you so desire. The main difference with the developer phones that I'm aware of is that they're unlocked (carrier-wise), and have some extra hardware onboard to aid in debugging.

Edit: I forgot, the developer phones will also run arbitrary nightly builds of Android. To my knowledge the stock G1, myTouch, etc. will only run builds signed by the carrier, assuming they haven't been jailbroken.

Edited 2009-07-30 20:45 UTC

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RE[3]: Hmmm...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 3rd Aug 2009 15:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Good to know, I may have gotten those two things confused ( application installation and os update).

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