The NEW eris? lolGeneral


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  1. ExcessiveIdling

    ExcessiveIdling Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Saw this on digg.com ....looks like with this eris users might really be owned (or any droid owners for that matter depending on how well it works)

    Linux on the iPhone: Android running on iPhone!

    linux on an iphone. I hear the fan boys crying already lol
     

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  2. Haxcid

    Haxcid Well-Known Member

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    I hear things flying across Job's office and smashing against the wall. I am sure apple will begin working on patching their system so people cannot do this, IF it becomes a popular thing.
     
  3. false_apology

    false_apology Well-Known Member

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    Eh This is really pretty far off from being usable... it only works on the ORIGINAL iPhone 2g (NOT the 3G NOR the 3GS). And you can't make a call yet, only basic navigation + WiFi work. So it is a good proof of concept / shows potential, but it is going to be awhile before anyone will want to use the iPhone hardware over native Android devices (like the N1 or the Incredible).
     
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    I think you can make calls and MMS and all. I read the jump on a few articles that said it was functional.
     
  5. LiverpoolsNo9

    LiverpoolsNo9 Well-Known Member

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    I would hardly say we got owned.
     
  6. jwm2

    jwm2 Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever checked the specs on the iPhone?

    iPhone 3G S processor specs: 600MHz CPU, 256MB of RAM -- Engadget

    iPhone 3GS = 600mhz processor

    Verizon's HTC Droid Eris to run Android 1.5 on a 528MHz CPU -- Engadget

    Droid Eris = 538mhz
    Droid = 550mhz
    Nexus 1 = 1ghz
    Incredible = 1ghz

    My point is that the Eris at the low end of the spectrum is pretty close and thats the low end of the android spectrum. I wouldn't expect the apps to run any better on the iPhone vs any android phone. What does suprise me is the quality of games on the iPhone compared to the android, but that can be attributed to the stable platform and unfragmented os the apple products run. But i wouldn't expect many iPhone users to jump ship to the android even if it is possible. I mean they have more to offer right now, although i will say the capabilities and the future of the android platform are vastly superior to apples closed source platform.
     
  7. hlaalu

    hlaalu Well-Known Member

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    The only apple stuff I like are granny smith. And ipods.
     
  8. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Well-Known Member

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    This makes no sense if you want Android Software why not just buy an Android Phone , they make them for all networks.. I mean props to the guy for accomplishing this but seems a little pointless to me lol

    True story I don't get the whole Apple Computer thing either they are so expensive , I usually get a new computer every 2-3 years and never spend more then $600 on it ( idon't play games so I use it for Office and Internet) I do however have a Pink Ipod Mini that I use on an alarm stero dock that is pretty awesome lol
     
  9. Blrfl

    Blrfl Well-Known Member

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    File it under "everybody needs a hobby."

    If it makes Jobs all Apple-plectic, I'm all for it.

    --Mark
     
  10. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

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    ....well, I suppose iPhone users can get porn now. *bad joke*

    Since the iPhone 2g and 3g both have ARMv6 processors like tye Eris, I would expect performance to be similar. But they also have only 128 mb of ram too. So multitasking could be a bigger problem then even on the Eris with its more modest 200 or so MB.
     

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