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Android 1.6 making a comeback!!!!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by blinky, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. blinky

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    Yes. It's true. Move over Android 2.1. Android 1.6 is making a comeback!

    There are a slew of new phones coming out in 2010 with Android 1.6. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, there are more Android 1.6 phones being introduced than there are Android 2.1.

    The latest and greatest is from Sony's well-received Xperia X10mini and X10mini Pro phones. Also, not to be outdone is the new phones from Acer and Panasonic. All reported to be coming out with Android 1.6!

    :D
     

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  2. mcbtrain929

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  3. blinky

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    OK so I have to ask. Why is that? Seems they've had the time to get 2.1 on their phones unless they purposely decided not to for some reason.
     
  5. vikingisson

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    And in Kanada 1.5 is king. It made a comeback actually. Everyone on Rogers was forced to upgrade to 1.5 or have their data blocked and calls routed to tech support. Many "upgraded" from (rooted)1.6 to (locked)1.5. So they must be on to something. :)

    What's wrong with 1.6? It takes a little more time to develop a phone than to suddenly bless 2.1 that comes out in the middle of development. As long as the hardware spec can take 2.1 then the conservative manfs and providers will push 2.1 later on.

    Feel sorry for folks with 2.1 capable phones that are stuck on 1.5 because the provider says it is good enough.
     
  6. jasnmb

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    it wouldn't take as long to develop if manufacturers and carriers would stop trying to customize Android. The one thing that I absolutely hate about Android is that they are allowed to put their custom OS's on their phones. :mad:

    I guess I want an open mobile OS that is only open to the end user and not the manfs/carriers. :cool:
     
  7. vikingisson

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    It is those carriers that understandably are very conservative that take longer to upgrade. To the manf the carriers are end users as well. The solution is simple though, don't look at carriers for your phone. I don't care what provider offers what phone, only what phones will work on a carriers(s). Buy unlocked phones that you've researched to be functional and capable of running the OS of your choice. Who cares that (blah carrier) only sells a locked down 1.5 Magic, I know the phone can run 1.6 and beyond. So I bought my own Magic and run whatever I want.
     
  8. mi_canuck

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    please lock thread
     
  9. blinky

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    The carriers are the ones with the power to eventually decide what final OS is put on the phone. If that is not the case, then why is it that it is the carrier's final decision on whether or not to send out an OS update to its customers?
     
  10. blinky

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    bump.

    I'm going to keep bumping these threads until that stupid news bot stops pushing everything down with all of it's 0 post count threads.
     
  11. vikingisson

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    Only if you 'rent' the phone from the carriers. Stop looking for them to spoon feed us and taking control, buy unlocked and do what you want with the phone. They have a major influence but not so much if you're willing to research and just do it yourself.

    @mi_canuck, huh? why?
     
  12. bbrosen

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    Well, thats the way it works, it's designed that way, or so I am told...I have questioned this myself many a time.....This is what will kill Android for the masses and be left to the geeks to play with...too bad really..What is the sense in getting a smart phone with an open OS that someone else decides what you get to do? My carrier does not even allow unlocked phones on their network..
     
  13. blinky

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    Here you go! Yet ANOTHER Android phone just released with Android 1.6!

    That makes over 90% of the Android phones released at the Mobile World Conference Android 1.6! Not the new version! Retro is in! Android 2.1 is going down! Long live Android 1.6!!!!!! :D

    Android Central reports an Android phone with vertical slider... and Android 1.6!
    ZTE Smooth Android phone looks like an uglier Palm Pre | Android Central
     
  14. Slug

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    Might I suggest that you take your complaint to Suggestion Box & Feedback? Also, if you want to discuss a news item in detail, you could start a new thread in an appropriate discussion forum and link to the post here.
     
  15. drpc

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    android is playing windows games all except it is free fix a couple of bugs and call it 2.1 2.1 is just a slightly enhanced 1.6
     

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