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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by nixoninajar, May 31, 2011.

  1. nixoninajar

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    Hi,
    so I have currently an iPhone and an Apple Computer, but I am pissed of because I can't run my own code on my own phone, neither I can boot the OS I want on my PC.
    So I have some questions before I will switch to Android.

    a) What do I have to think about when I buy an Android Phone. I noticed that major phones have still Android 2.2 instead of 2.3. Will the Galaxy S II have LTS (Long Term Support)? Or does only the Nexus get instand updates and receives updates over a long time ?

    b) Can I run simpel C++ programs on my Phone? By simpel I mean without GUI, only command line.

    c) Has Android any restrictions ? Or is it open like an pre-smartphone handy with Java support ?

    d) Does Android support a landscape keyboard ? When I wanted to try it out in a store, it opened up a strange launchpad instead. :thinking:

    e) How do I manage my music on my phone ? Before Google Music comes to europe, are there media apps that support syncing with my desktop pc library ? Or is it like the good old Java phone again, were I just put my music on my phone and the player recognizes it?

    f) If I have a phone with crap-ware installed, can I flash my OS or does it require certain drivers or similar ?

    g) Is there anything else that I need to know ?

    Thanks a lot ! :D
     

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  2. olbriar

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    Welcome to Android Forums nixoninajar. Nice nick name :) You might want to follow this link for your questions.
    Android Lounge - Android Forums

    Thanks for joining the forum. You will love an android device
     
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    Welcome to Android Forums! Olbriar linked ya to the perfect place.
     

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