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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Samsung, HTC, and Motorola all have different UI's

Android is a new WM. Lot of different (and custom, handmade) OS versions. Someone (too smart) is trying to be not like zillion of clones and stuff some UI and custom software on top. This only leads to confusion.

Well, I don't really understand the current situation, where almost everyone is producing identical devices with the same hardware and software. In the old times we had unique devices what incorporate some neat ideas, vision.

I do not support clones anymore.

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