Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 14:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While US Android users are all full of glee that they're finally getting the Samsung Galaxy S II in the United States, a far more significant Android smartphone is being developed... In China. It's faster than any other smartphone, has a beautiful and fluid user interface, top-notch hardware quality, a dual-partition setup so you can keep using the phone while it updates... And will sell for a mere $310, no contract or whatever other nonsense. Hello Xiaomi Phone.
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AnythingButVista
Member since:
2008-08-27

Will it have access to the Android Market, YouTube, Google Maps, GMail... you know, the apps that make an Andrpod-powered smartphone a "true" Android phone? Google doesn't allow its apps onto just any device and has denied certain Android-powered devices the license to use them, depriving users of these devices from the full Android experience.

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tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

I can't see Google preventing this thing from accessing the Market. It looks really nice on paper, and AFAIK all the Market blocks were for devices that didn't make the cut hardware-wise.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

My extremely cheap Chinese Star A3000 (460MHz) Android phone has all the features you mention.

Edited 2011-09-01 07:21 UTC

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