Advantages of developer phone? Azerty keyboard possible? Thx!


  1. Dr.Drane

    Dr.Drane Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    I'm a J2EE / Flex developer and I'm interested in developing software for the android.

    Could someone tell me what the advantages of a Google Dev Phone 1 are?

    SIM / hardware-unlocked Android Dev Phone 1 surfaces for $399

    I think this might be interesting for me but I live in Belgium and therefore I'm used to AZERTY keyboards... :(

    Any comments welcome!

    Greets,

    Jochen

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  2. Dr.Drane

    Dr.Drane Well-Known Member

    Is there an advantage of buying a Dev Phone now that you can unlock and root a normal G1 too?

    This way I could buy a french azerty G1 + unlock and root it, so that I have the same as an azerty Dev Phone...
  3. dynodroid

    dynodroid Well-Known Member

    I'm not an expert on this situation, but if you plan on purchasing a G1 and getting root access then I don't see the difference in which phone you decide on.
  4. Dr.Drane

    Dr.Drane Well-Known Member

    Also it seems that you can turn a G1 into a Dev Phone:
    Regular(rooted) G1 to Android Dev Phone 1 - Android and G1 Forums, Mods, Hacks, News, Downloads, Skins, Themes, and more! | ModMyGphone

    Unlocking might not work in this way:
    Unable to use AT&T SIM on Dev Phone'd G1 - Android and G1 Forums, Mods, Hacks, News, Downloads, Skins, Themes, and more! | ModMyGphone

    But if I buy an unlocked G1 with azerty and turn it into a Dev phone with the link above I might just be able to get an azerty dev phone (actually a hacked G1, but who cares) anyhow.

    Greets

    ps: any comments still more than welcome! :)
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