Google Is Paying Carriers and Phone Makers to Adopt Android
Take that apple
http://www.macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/ comments/apple_shares_hit_new_all_time_intrad ay_closing_highs_100323/
If Apple wanted to outperform Google they would release the iPhone to every Carrier in the USA, then perform the same deals with carriers to only push the iPhone. Apple would create selling incentives for sales Agents of the different carriers and could destroy the smartphone industry as we see it.
For as evil as everyone sees Apple they sure do turn a blind eye to Google.
actually, why do you hate Apple so much?
then why are you selling the iphone 3G NOW?? is the iphone 3G bigger then iphone EDGE? i dont know cus i dont use apple garbage with low resolutions!
You can hate all you want, but the iPhone has rocked the market and is a fantastic product. Even with it being locked down. To be honest, for the vast majority it doesn't effect them. But on a positive side, it does have standards, which make the usability excellent. As great as Android is, its becoming more and more fragmented, and that is not good. BTW I am a Nexus One and iPhone owner and user.
I did download some really fascinating apps called 3001 Quotes, and 5001 Fascinating Facts, really interesting stuff.
How is the adjustment process going?
I told my mother that she's saying these thing cause she owns an Iphone and if she needs support, if her battery clunks she has to go to an Apple store. Heck if I know where there's an Apple store in Ct, she might have to go to the 5thAv Apple store in Manhattan.
Anyway I've been to a Vzn store twice already to get help, no problems, no questions like where did I get my Droid. This guy showed me how to setup the screen lock pattern.
My sister making my mother panic really pissed me off!
And about your app question. All paid apps have a 24 hour trial period. So you install it, try it out, and if you don't like it, return it within a day for a full refund. this is as per Android market regs.
Paid apps I have:
Beautiful Widgets (clock/weather)
Aldiko (ebook reader)
Documents to Go (Microsoft office suite)
Toutieur (Twitter Client
Root Paid apps:
SetCPU (for overclocking)
Droid Root Pro (From when I first rooted)
DroidMod (current rooting mod)
With reguards to a clock widget, I have the app made by Motorola called MotoDroid, it makes your homescreen look exactly like if it were connected to the docking station Motorola made for the Droid, I like it a lot, it makes the clock really big.
I found some really neat apps called 5001Amazing Facts, really neat, fascinating stuff.
Do you use the "My Verizon" app found in the market. I keep trying to enter a dollar amount and it gives me this invalid crap. There shouldn't have to be an amount due for me to make a payment should ther? I've also tried making a payment directly on Vzn's website.
Also when I'm typing while posting on PS there's no cursor for ,e to follow, if I want to go back to delete and reenter something it's very difficult. Any idea what the deal is with the absense of a cursor?
There is no cursor unfortunately because it's a touch screen. I've gotten really good at tapping where I need to delete stuff and doing it that way, but if you are using the physical keyboard, the D-Pad works for this as well.
I was just laughing thinking to myself that I have *611 for customer service, and I have you for customer service also.
I don't understand what this being a touchscreen has anything to do with there not being a cursor to keep track of my location while typing.
See, how I do my budget is I pay half of all my bills each payday so I guess I will just have to put the Vzn money in a bank envelope until my first statement generates, I was told after my 1st statement, I will be able to make payments every 2wks.
Trust me, if the money stays in my chkg acct it'll get spent, so I'll just withdraw it and put it in a bank envelope.
So hey, I found somet...
BTW news tonight, someone did an untethered jailbreak solution, the incidentals haven't been released. If you're awake, the information is on BGR.
I have a backup of the stock rom on my phone, and if worst comes to worst, I have a protection plan and a new one is just $40.
I saw that wireless jailbreaking thing.. should be interesting. Google voids your warranty with rooting, but they seem to be pretty agnostic about it. Apple takes it like you shot their dog.
Except for solitaire I don't play many games, I should ask my daughter she has several on her G1. But I would get AndChat for ircing, or Androidirc if you're willing to part with a few bux.
What phone did you get???
The only game I have found that I really like so far is one called Radiant Lite.
Then you can do what you want. They do this because they sell phones at a very specific margin.
I do know its something to do with VZW blockage of ports, you CAN get onto the Freenode, and goto that #android.
There is a way to get on the efnet, you can ask on freenode, or I can ask for you. There are a bunch of guys with droids using that server. BTW this happens with all VZW devices.
You can google the question too.
Still can't connect to Andchat for whatever reason.. not sure why.
I found this so far" You will have to use a port other than 6667. I am using AndroidIRC to connect to freenode via port 7000 on 3G and I never get kicked off. When I would try connecting with the default port (6667) it would time out. In fact, I'm in #androidforums on 3G right now."
you will be temp registered, you will get a confirmation email, you click on the link, click on it, you will be registered.
then when you log on you.
/nickserv identify password
message me here I will give you my phone and you can sms me, easier. and faster, and we don't clutter up the messages. gonna crash.
(clicking on my blued nick here will get you a PM screen.)
I own an ipod touch and like it. I just can't see paying over a 100 a month just to add a phone feature.
Except you will be paying the same $100 or so for any smartphone, bb or android device. If all you want is a dumb phone, or feature phone, I concur.
As a lot of nay-sayers of other systems point out, different phones, different carriers, all of these start posing problems and lead to fragmentation, or even bigger delays in their roll outs. The iPhone would be n...
They are saying: We want this device to do well, we realize to do this, you will need to advertise and take a heavy loss up front, so when the device succeeds, we will offer you a portion of the profits.
They're not saying: We'll give you 100million dollars to shove this crap phone on people. From the article, it looks like companies didn't have to sign anything saying they wouldn't accept and promote other devices so I really don't see the issue.
Google's ALWAYS been about advertising. Remember, they are an ad company first and foremost.
If companies adopted the platform because of the potential profit it's because they saw the value in it.
Did you download a speed test yet? what are you running?
My average is 1.4mbs down, .8mbs up, and like 120 pink for a server 200 miles away.
I downloaded the Speedtest.net app in the market, so that's what I used, some server in Phoenix I think.
Also try a couple different servers. There used to be one near me (hosted by the local dsl company) that gave me terrible speeds 100kbs up, 600+ping. You'll find that one of the servers near you will consistently perform better than the others.
So that's why I'm hoping that if Las Vegas end up being among the in itial 25-30 launchb cities that Rev.A will benefit from the improved backhaul.
Oh and jay, they are working on backhaul for 3g. My speed, and the speeds of some of my friends has increased recently. Not sure when it will hit LV, but it should be coming.
Oh, and try the Denver Co and LA servers. (Using FCC test) remember that a location further away doesn't always mean slower speeds, just higher latency. I get faster speeds connecting to LA than I do connecting to DC.
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