android on other phones good idea?


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  1. sw20matt

    sw20matt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just want to know what you guys think about android being put on other phones? Do you think it diffrent hardware will make apps work for some phones and not others, or will it push android to have better apps? Anyway lets hear what you think...
     

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  2. dskyers

    dskyers Well-Known Member

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    Personaly I think it sucks that other phones are going to have android. Tmobile has finally came out with an exclusive phone and now the only thing that is exclusive is the phone the htc dream that has been out forever....and when the iphone came out if you could not afford it or have some super man crediit you were out of the loop.. other company's beside htc could make some cool phones I like my g1 but samsung makes some beautiful phones
     
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    I've actually been thinking about this as well. I love Android, so naturally the idea of seeing a bunch of phones with it seems great. More developers interested in it, maybe more interaction with other phones because of the same operating system...

    But like you said, hardware will be different on all phones. I have a feeling not every phone will have a touch screen, many will probably not have accelerometers, etc.

    Hopefully, since it's Linux, it will be able to support many different hardware configurations so we won't have to worry about it. Also, as G1 owners, we have the first Android phone so we probably won't need to worry about it anyway.

    What they should do with respect to apps is develop some sort of system in the Market where developers will be able to specify "system requirements" for apps, so that users will know which apps will and won't work on the phone. Also, the developers could maybe be able to write code in their apps to see if a user is running certain hardware (like an accelerometer for example) and if the phone doesn't have one, all features requiring it will be disabled.

    I'm sure they'll think of something...
     
  4. sw20matt

    sw20matt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    the only thing I am worried about is if they do split the market that it will result in the probiblem of "oh I like this app but my phone dosent support it" or "I dont have a D pad on my phone so this app dosent work very well".
     

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