Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2012 23:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Conventional wisdom suggests that, just like Gingerbread in 2010 and ICS in 2011, the next version of Android could make an appearance sometime in the fourth quarter of 2012. But the current state of the Android ecosystem indicates that this might not be the best course of action for Google, its OEMs or their customers. In this article, we'll take a brief look at why Google should stick with Android 4.1 until 2013, and push Android forward with hardware, not software later in the year." Fully agreed. Give the ecosystem some time to catch its breath. I mean, it's not as if the competition has anything groundbreaking up its sleeve - iOS and Android are so close these days.
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RE[3]: Comment by WorknMan
by zima on Thu 12th Jul 2012 00:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by WorknMan"
zima
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2005-07-06

> You can't just buy a prepaid/postpaid SIM card for Verizon and put it in your Nexus?
No you can't. Verizon isn't a GSM operator. CDMA operators are archaic. You have to activate service through the operator and if the MEID (CDNA's equivalent of the phone's IMEI) isn't in their database of approved devices, they won't activate it and you'll end up with a pocket sized WiFi-only tablet.

Not all CDMA2000* operators are archaic like you describe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Removable_User_Identity_Module
Apparently not China Telecom, for example (so probably one of the largest CDMA2k carriers; not like there are that many of them); generally, IIRC, such "SIM card" is fairly standard in Asian networks.


* I really wish they didn't use a trademark so similar to the name of a basic radio method used by... everybody. Inevitably shortened just to the name of that radio method, and occasionally leading to silly confusion.

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