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Old November 3rd, 2010, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
MuWeg
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Default Which phone for Linux users?

Hi,

I'm not yet owner of an Android phone, but I want to buy one. I'm not sure, which model. Maybe somebody could help me with the selection, please? My requirements are as follows:
  1. Must be able to synchronize calendar and address book with my Linux desktop (Debian/Ubuntu). I do not want to copy my data to any external server, such as google, nor do I want to use Windows software (emulator nor VM).
  2. Must be able to backup the phone data to Linux. Again, I do not want to use an external server, nor do I want to use Windows software.
  3. Must be able to flash the telephone from Linux. As before, I do not want to use Windows software.
  4. Must have the camera on the correct side (front!) for video telephony (e.g. Skype and/or SIP).
I thought about a Samsung Galaxy S I9000, but it seems neither (1) nor (2) nor (3) of my requirements are met. Am I wrong? Or can another Android phone be recommended to Linux users?

Many thanks in advance!
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