Linked by David Adams on Sat 17th Jul 2010 16:46 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Interested in test driving the latest version of Google's Android OS without buying a new mobile device? Here's how to run Android on your PC for free with the Android SDK Emulator.
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SDK comparisons
by MobyTurbo on Sun 18th Jul 2010 03:24 UTC
MobyTurbo
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2005-07-08

The WebOS emulator and the Android emulator I both ran before I bought a Palm Pre, Android was less impressive. Now that I need a GSM phone, and didn't want to deal with AT&T, I switched to Android, but I still feel as an OS itself, Android is less than impressive. Especially from a look and feel standpoint.

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RE: SDK comparisons
by No it isnt on Sun 18th Jul 2010 10:27 in reply to "SDK comparisons"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

HTC's Sense, Samsung's TouchWiz, whatever Sony Ericsson calls their various UIs, they all look and feel a bit differently. If you don't like the one that comes with your phone, you can try something like ADW.launcher, HelixLauncher, etc., and use alternative SMS apps and/or contact lists, email programs, and so on. Android is whatever you make of it.

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RE[2]: SDK comparisons
by MobyTurbo on Sun 18th Jul 2010 12:26 in reply to "RE: SDK comparisons"
MobyTurbo Member since:
2005-07-08

Yes, Sense does improve it a bit. Mine comes with Motoblur, which is a lot less of an improvement, mostly because it's closer to Vanilla Android. (Well, Android 1.5, which is the big downside to Motoblur and part of the overall Android fragmentation, which is another Android problem.)

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RE[2]: SDK comparisons
by ariarinen on Mon 19th Jul 2010 11:34 in reply to "RE: SDK comparisons"
ariarinen Member since:
2009-02-07

HTC's Sense, Samsung's TouchWiz, whatever Sony Ericsson calls their various UIs, they all look and feel a bit differently. If you don't like the one that comes with your phone, you can try something like ADW.launcher, HelixLauncher, etc., and use alternative SMS apps and/or contact lists, email programs, and so on. Android is whatever you make of it.
Sony Ericsson UI is called UX for User eXperience.

I played around with all 3, and HTC Sense is in a class of its own. And Sony Ericsson UX is ok, it lacked many features that the other two supports and Android 1.6 is old. Samsung TouchWiz I did not like at all, I would rather have vanilla.

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