Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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RE[4]: I completely disagree Thom
by edwinr on Sun 16th May 2010 08:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I completely disagree Thom"
edwinr
Member since:
2010-05-16

In The Netherlands, there's like 2 Android phones for sale running 1.5, and that's it.

Come on, that's just not true. There are lots of Android phones you can buy in the Netherlands. At the very least you can buy them online, but I've seen them in other stores as well.

For example:

HTC Legend (2.1)
HTC Desire (2.1)
Motorola Milestone (2.0)
HTC Tattoo (1.6)
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 (1.6)
HTC Hero (1.5, supposed to get an update)
Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700 (1.5, supposed to get an update)
Samsung Galaxy i7500 (1.5, don't know if it will get an update)
LG GW620 (1.5)

And there are are some other phones like the Nexus One or Acer Liquid you can get in some Dutch online stores, although I don't know if they are officially supposed to be sold here.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Come on, that's just not true. There are lots of Android phones you can buy in the Netherlands.


I know, but I was trying to highlight the issue of availability on a more general note. Sure, I'd love to review Android and webOS, but who's going to give me ~1200 EUR to buy those phones?

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edwinr Member since:
2010-05-16

Sure, I'd love to review Android and webOS, but who's going to give me ~1200 EUR to buy those phones?

I did not to say you should buy them all, just that they are available.

What you said earlier just sounded like it was impossible to buy an Android phone in the Netherlands with anything newer than version 1.5 and that there are only 2.

Edited 2010-05-16 10:19 UTC

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