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[News] Android/Linux - New Phones, New Features

  • Subject: [News] Android/Linux - New Phones, New Features
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 13:27:29 +0100
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Xperia X10 To Get Multitouch and Android 2.1 in September?

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| According to mobiles.co.uk, during the 
| launch of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, a 
| rep said that the X10 is due for a very 
| "big" update come second half of 2010, 
| around September maybe.


Motorola Prototype Surfaces, Yet Another Form Factor

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| You have to give Motorola credit for not 
| churning out the same handset over and 
| over.  It's simple to take the route of 
| either a slab phone or sliding QWERTY, yet 
| Motorola keeps coming up with various form 
| factors for Android.  Take a look at the 
| pictures below and you'll see the first 
| images of a Motorola phone which borrows a 
| tad from the KRAVE ZN4 design.


Hands on T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide

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| We previously reported that several hundred 
| myTouch 3G Slide phones were gifted to 
| select T-Mobile employees last week in Las 
| Vegas. These units were handed out early in 
| a joint effort by T-Mobile and HTC so users 
| could test out the phones and provide their 
| feedback before launch. One of our sources 
| was lucky enough to receive this phone and 
| they were nice enough to provide us with a 
| 30 minute virtual hands on.


HTC Desire To Launch On U.S. Cellular This Summer

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| If you don't know by now( and you probably 
| do), the HTC Desire is a top-notch 
| smartphone. Featuring Android 2.1, a 5 
| megapixel camera with flash, and a 3.7â 
| WVGA AMOLED screen, the Desire is loaded up 
| with HTCâs custom Sense user interface, 
| which many find classier than stock 
| Android.


Comparing Apples and Androids

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| Is Google perfect? Of course not, but at 
| least with respect to Android, they are a 
| more welcome dance partner than Apple at 
| present.
| As a good friend recently commented to me 
| about a situation out of my control, âyou 
| cannot always make other people do the 
| right thingâ.
| Letâs hope Apple relents and we can 
| continue loving and hating them based on 
| technology alone.


Google bypassing Chrome OS for its tablet device?

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| Google is reportedly working on a tablet 
| computer based on its Android operating 
| system, not the Chrome OS. Google has 
| declined to comment on the tablet rumor, 
| but that hasn't stopped analysts from 
| mulling over the operating system choice.



Apple iPhone vs. Android Multitasking: A Comparison

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| So, you can read the whole thing but he
| starts with Android: applications that are no
| longer visible to the user are suspended --
| remaining in memory but without event
| handling or processing.
| [...]
| Quintana concludes by noting that if Apple
| introduced Android-like unrestricted
| multitasking, "all current [iPhone]
| applications that might take advantage of
| background processing would require a
| redesign to use a client/service
| architecture. Developers would have to
| maintain a completely different app for pre-
| iPhone OS 4 devices or iPhone OS 4 devices
| with no multitasking. In addition, the
| backend server infrastructure required for
| PNS would only be used for pre-iPhone OS 4
| devices and non-multitasking iPhone OS 4.
| This would fragment development severely."


How Could Android Ever Be Considered âThe Evil OSâ?

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| Taking a quick look at the definition of
| âopen sourceâ provided to us by the Open
| Source Initiative â who is highly regarded as
| the authority in what âopen sourceâ is â I
| have to present the question: where is Google
| stepping outside of any lines to call Android
| so? Source code is readily available,
| compilable, downloadable, freely distributed,
| properly licensed, free to be modified (for
| use with any field without discrimination),
| and it definitely isnât an OS that is
| restricted to be used on anything other than
| phones.

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