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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RE[8]: Comment by kaiwai
by polaris20 on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:08 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by kaiwai"
polaris20
Member since:
2005-07-06



There are some of us here, who would call ourselves "hackers". We like writing operating systems and applications. We are going to want a device that allows us to do that.


You're probably better off not buying an Android phone then either. Sounds like you'd be happier with Maemo or the like.

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RE[9]: Comment by kaiwai
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 31st Dec 2010 22:21 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by kaiwai"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, I'll admit I did compromise a bit on principle. Cost ( lack of subsidy from US carriers), Hardware ( restive screen, weak processor), and future of the platform ( one device only)? Kept me away. Android is the next best thing.


If Meego were to blow up, I'd switch when practical, but I'm not convinced it has a future either.

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