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    Android aims to revolutionise smartphone market: Google’s 'gPhone' to take on iPhone

    Google unveils open-source mobile platform and creates the Open Handset Alliance: a sign of imminent global handset domination?
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    Re: Android aims to revolutionise smartphone market: Google’s 'gPhone' to take on iP

    Another smart move from our benevolent overlords.

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    Re: Android aims to revolutionise smartphone market: Google’s 'gPhone' to take on iP

    Hooray!.. no more rebooting the windows mobile pda every couple of days! Replaced by a rock solid Linux based device, about time too!

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    Re: Android aims to revolutionise smartphone market: Google’s 'gPhone' to take on iP

    Quote Originally Posted by rjpearce View Post
    Hooray!.. no more rebooting the windows mobile pda every couple of days! Replaced by a rock solid Linux based device, about time too!
    heh, its funny actually, my axim case actually has a hole in it where the reset button is.... never used to have that with good old palm pilots and handspring visors.

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    Re: Android aims to revolutionise smartphone market: Google’s 'gPhone' to take on iP

    Google and open-source seems to be an oxymoron...

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    Re: Android aims to revolutionise smartphone market: Google’s 'gPhone' to take on iP

    Its always going to be good for the consumer when big rivals try and punch it out for first place, technology gets enhanced and price wars bring down prices for the consumer. So i'm interested to see a phone which will be able to run open source apps, as well as commercially available ones.

    I''d be interested to see how intrusive the free advertising would be, and what other features google would use to target this (gps tracking for relevant offers for example).

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    Re: Android aims to revolutionise smartphone market: Google’s 'gPhone' to take on iP

    Quote Originally Posted by usxhe190 View Post
    Google and open-source seems to be an oxymoron...
    why? they pay me to promote firefox on my website for a start... and i am pretty sure their "google pack" contains open office.

    Quote Originally Posted by mountainmachine View Post
    Its always going to be good for the consumer when big rivals try and punch it out for first place, technology gets enhanced and price wars bring down prices for the consumer. So i'm interested to see a phone which will be able to run open source apps, as well as commercially available ones.

    I''d be interested to see how intrusive the free advertising would be, and what other features google would use to target this (gps tracking for relevant offers for example).
    if it runs linux, i would be willing to bet money that within a week it will be hacked to remove the adds.

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    Re: Android aims to revolutionise smartphone market: Google’s 'gPhone' to take on iP

    A week? Really, that long?

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