Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 10:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Only a few more hours until the last of the big three has its big event (Google i/o, after WWDC and Microsoft's Surface and WP8 events). They will most likely announce a Nexus tablet, as well as Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. While many of you are still on Gingerbread with your top-of-the-line phones - let me poke a few eyes out with mikegapinski's Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich port... To the Samsung Wave. Dual-booting Bada 2 and ICS, right here.
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Comment by avgalen
by avgalen on Wed 27th Jun 2012 10:36 UTC
avgalen
Member since:
2010-09-23

quote1: it can't read battery state nor charge the battery while in Android

quote2: In all seriousness, this is what openness looks like

...and you wonder why most people don't care about openness.

This is nothing more than a hobby project. Impressive, cool, but unusable for daily use

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RE: Comment by avgalen
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 10:56 in reply to "Comment by avgalen"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's the first release. What did you expect? Do you think the early iOS builds had everything working?

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RE[2]: Comment by avgalen
by avgalen on Wed 27th Jun 2012 11:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by avgalen"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

I expect that charging a battery is a hardware function that will work independent of software.
I expect that a mobile device can be used as a mobile device.
I expect that an OS-maker will first focus on getting hardware to work and later on getting software to work.

and I expect that when somebody says "Openness. It works." a better example is given than this to make people enthusiastic about openness.

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RE: Comment by avgalen
by Radio on Wed 27th Jun 2012 11:09 in reply to "Comment by avgalen"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Whereas Steve Jobs snapped his fingers and iOS came to be, perfect from the get go.

Closedness be blessed, for it allows blind idiots to blindly pontificate. I do not see anything wrong, therefore everything is and was always right.

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RE: Comment by avgalen
by phoudoin on Wed 27th Jun 2012 12:23 in reply to "Comment by avgalen"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

This is nothing more than a hobby project. Impressive, cool, but unusable for daily use


Same was true for Linux, Apache, Python and so many open source projects.
And yet, they eventually becomes very usable for daily use, as testified by millions of Internet servers, or smartphones or the billions of web pages served by Apache every day.

Unusable is the initial step of any project, open or closed.
Get over it.

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RE[2]: Comment by avgalen
by avgalen on Wed 27th Jun 2012 12:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by avgalen"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

I completely agree. These are actually all great examples of "what openness looks like" and they have changed the (software)world.

I am not complaining about this project. It is a nice hobby-project that some people will learn a lot from and that will give some other people a good time playing around with another OS.

I am complaining about picking this as an example of what openness looks like. Because if we would show people this example they would all turn their back on openness and say "closed gives us working stuff, open is far inferior".

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RE[2]: Comment by avgalen
by lucas_maximus on Thu 28th Jun 2012 12:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by avgalen"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Sorry, If I release software, open, closed, for fun or for project, I will make sure it damn well works.

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