Gotta love lawsuits based on 'look and feel', no?
Oh, wait... they've been there before.
If at first you don't succeed...
It's very ugly, and it's more common than most of us software folks realize.
If at first you don't succeed...
... sue sue again.
Universal adoption of open source software and the abolition of software patents would be a good thing for pretty much everyone except a handful of abusive bigcos.
What are the risks of rooting an android?
I've heard of iPhones being bricked. Does that happen to Droids?
Ok. I have a Samsung Galaxy S running Froyo. Froyo is supposed to have Hebrew fonts built in, but it doesn't...
By all accounts, I have to root the phone to install a new font set.
It's not my phone, so I'm not eager to do something that could screw it up.
Maybe when the next upgrade comes out, it'll have Hebrew fonts...
have a look at this video:
i'd call it outright stupid to start with windows CE where you even have to redesign the PCBs to get the supported chips running if you have something in a that workeable state.
maybe this was some sort of getting them work harder? Or to get the rest of the world shut up?
get those see-carpet guys to run wince apps, get somebody porting parts of the android stuff, run android and wince apps on the phone. Start promoting ovi further, done.
but for shure, whats shown in the video is hardly catchup, similar as microsoft delivering vista phone.
oh, and it instantly has a navigation software, which vista fon still doesn't have?
but I was thinking of getting something faster. I don't need to use it for a phone, I was going to use for it what everybody else uses a tablet for.
Having not kept up with the zillions of phones they're making nowadays.
What's a recent but not too ebay-expensive android machine?
A friend of mine picked up some really old android 1.6 tablet for $85. IT's horrible.
What kind of tablet is that? I have a Craig CMP768a tablet which earlier this year was selling for around $85 at CVS. It was insanely easy to root (copy this file to the device over USB and then pull the plug and let it reboot) and it's now running Android 2.1 with some extra goodies. Despite not being an official Google build, they got the Market running. I even managed to run Angry Birds on it, although the frame rate isn't great. IGlet has it in his hands all the time for watching his elevator videos on YouTube.
Searching for "craig tablet" on eBay currently shows two used ones, one for $65 and another for $90. The only thing about this device is that it can get very cranky about operating on some encrypted wifi networks.
That little Craig tablet is *almost* there. It's actually got an HDMI output and everything. The new Android SoC's that have started to come out lately are going to cause the market to get flooded with cheap but good devices, including both tablets and phones.
It has been argued that once the price of a good smartphone drops below the $100 mark, subscribers will begin purchasing the devices outright instead of allowing them to be subsidized by two year carrier contracts, and this in turn will put downward price pressure on the carriers because without a contract, subscribers can jump carriers at any time.
I need someone with an Android to install an app for me and tell me if it runs.
Mine's running some weird version of Froyo (2.2), and the app doesn't work. I'm supposed to review it...
Hmm. So much for using SMS to avoid spam-hell....
New Android Malware Installs SMS Relay
While malware is no stranger to the Android market place, Trend Micro is seeing a new and interesting item show up: an SMS relay. Once infected, the phone will be able to receive, intercept, and forward SMS messages to a pre-defined number which it pulls from a website. Users can check for this malware by looking for "FlashService" in their Running Services (Settings -> Applications -> Running Services). If found, users should uninstall the application immediately.
Ha, that, too.