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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by aad4321, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. aad4321

    aad4321 Guest
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    Hey guys, i have two big questions. I currently have the tmobile Wing, which is a windows mobile phone. I love it because of two main reasons. The first is Exchange, and the second is computer internet sharing.

    Does anyone know if and when exchange will be avaliable to the G1?
    And does anyone know if internet sharing will ever be available to the G1 as well, so i can use my laptop?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Cryptic79

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    As soon as someone develops these features, they will be available. That's pretty much what TMo/Google/HTC/etc. are saying. So, if you're a good JAVA dev, get on it and share it for free with the rest of us! :p
     
  3. HCSC

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    I think also will be support in next version of Android OS. I think this will be now in next launch Android device. This is my consideration.
     
  4. sleebus.jones

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    Exchange will have to be supported by a third-party developer, for sure. As for internet sharing, well that seems like a great way to run afoul of any sort of "excessive network usage". Sure would be nice for spot use, here and there though.
     
  5. aad4321

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    Yeah, that would be so great if they allowed it like windows mobile does. Windows mobile offers internet sharing through bluetooth, usb, and even creating a 802.11 adhoc network. Hopefully the android will see all of theese in the near future.
     
  6. mckinleytabor

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    It is highly unlikely that there will be a sanctioned "free" Exchange sync. Activesync, the technology that allows stuff to connect to an Exchange server, is a Microsoft proprietary protocol and method. Because Microsoft already has a mobile device platform (Windows Mobile), it would seem counter productive for them to give away technology that would otherwise lock people in to their mobile platform.

    Having said that, Microsoft is now starting to license Activesync to other mobile platforms, i.e. iPhone and Symbian. So it we might see Microsoft create an app themselves and sell it for Android.

    The Activesync protocol is not that big of a secret. It has been well reversed engineered and grey market documented. There has also been some grey market free and paid Activesync clients. But I can almost promise you that the lawyers at MS will come down hard on the Android Market app store should an unlicensed Exchange Sync product (using the Activesync protocol) pops up.

    Which is a BIG reason why I think having only one source for applications is a bad ideal. Have an Android Market for convenience, but also allow apps to be installed via other means.
     
  7. aad4321

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    lol, well guess i will have to hurry up and download that illegal active sync before microsoft removes it :)
     
  8. Absolute

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    I think I heard that you can install apps via your PC...key word is think though...I sure as hell hope so...I'm sure I did hear it but not sure if it was an official guy or some speculative narrator.
     
  9. mckinleytabor

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    It's not even about "illegal" apps. There is a large debate going on right now about "software patents" and if software is "copyrightable" or "patentable".

    Having a single source for software by default gives hands over to much power to large software vendors. Just because large software company "A" believes they have the rights to something does not mean that they actually DO have the rights to something. But "A" has the money to afford an army of lawyers, so they have the power to effect their will regardless of what the law really is. If there is only one software source, it makes it easy for those lawyers to stop software "A" might not like. But if there is more than one way to install software (i.e. download it from websites all over the world), the "A" really cannot bully software markers. In the end this actually makes "A" a better software company, because it forces them to focus on writing good software for as many platforms as they can, rather than using legal trickery to prop-up otherwise bad software.
     
  10. mvmsk

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    dude...use "mhotspot" ...noo need to install it...jus download and run it...

    works perfectly for my galaxy ace :)

    www.mhotspot.com
     
  11. takeshi

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    OP is asking for the opposite (tethering laptop to device).
     
  12. mvmsk

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