iPhone and Android

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by poke4christ, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. poke4christ macrumors member

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    Does anybody know if when android comes out it will be installable into other phones like my Cingular 8125 and the iPhone? I've contemplated getting an iPhone, but I also want to have android as an option when it comes. I'm all for open source and I hate how apple restricts you to using iTunes and locks down everything.
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    I'd imagine support wouldn't be as easy as just copying it onto the device, however I'm sure a group of hackers will emerge that are comitted to porting it.
     
  3. AGSHender macrumors regular

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    "Android" isn't installable software, but it's a platform and framework for developing the OS and applications on a mobile platform. What companies choose to do with it is entirely up to them.

    Open source is only as good as what people do with it. It's going to be a long while, I'll bet, until something as slick as the iPhone appears on the Android platform. It's going to be awhile until we see *anything* on the Android platform. Is preferring to use open-source software really worth sacrificing usability and features--especially on a mobile platform?
     
  4. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, I suspect there will be installations for legacy phones.

    People are already checking to see what it'll look like, by running the Android simulator on their PC, and a virtual desktop connection to it on their handheld.

    Android as seen on a Q
     

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