Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th May 2010 18:29 UTC
Google At the Google I/O conference, Google just held its second keynote address, which focussed on Android. The talk was held by Vic Gundotra, and he unveiled a number of new features coming in Android 2.2 "Froyo", as well as some features coming in Froyo+1. The main theme of the entire keynote? Openness and choice, and a whole bucketload of not-so-subtle jabs at Apple. I'd like to apologise upfront for a possible lack of critical notes in this article - I'm still handing out the brownie points to Google for yesterday.
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From Iphone to Android
by robertjasoncross on Thu 20th May 2010 23:24 UTC
robertjasoncross
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2010-05-20

I just left AT&T and Apple once my iPhone 3G was stolen last week. Neither would brick the phone. Instead, giving me a plethora of excuses and using the event as a chance to get me to sign for another two years. After the consistent dropped calls and gps mapping issues (No, I am not on the highway. Actually, I am 10 blocks away - really frustrating when trying to get directions from "current location" with your phone making your location more than a mile away...useless) with my phone I decided to pay the buyout and head to Verizon.

That is the best thing that I have done in response to the theft. The Droid is amazing. Much more flexibility in how one uses their device. Helix, Launcher Pro, Dolphin, GPS is sick, SSH, etc...it IS a computer...not a consumer toy. The folders are great and Launcher pro ads the few extra home pages I was used to. Nice to not have to scroll endlessly to get to an app.

I could go on and on about the Android 2.1 over the iphone 3g...I am looking forward 2.2 and 2.3

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