Comments on: The Android opportunity http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/20/the-android-opportunity/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: iphone battery http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/20/the-android-opportunity/#comment-85954 Mon, 12 May 2014 10:43:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4953#comment-85954 Looks like a cool device.

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By: Imaxpower http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/20/the-android-opportunity/#comment-21542 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 11:20:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4953#comment-21542 Nice comparison post! Its great to know about latest things going on in iphone world.

I think people still hadn’t get enough of their iphones so there aren’t any competitors who can really get them out of market for time being and even if there are few if they will survive or not that time will tell.

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By: Little Birdie http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/20/the-android-opportunity/#comment-21433 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 14:43:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4953#comment-21433 What you don’t understand is that Android is getting out there precisely because it is NOT tied to a specific handset or carrier. Android is here, it is becoming widely adopted. That was the goal.

The downside of this is that yes, we must squirm while we watch all these mistakes being made, for example the abysmal G1 battery life and lack of headphone jack issue.

But what you are asking Google to do is to play the game the Apple way to take down Apple?? That makes no sense. Or maybe you want them to play Microsofts game? Those plays have already been made. They are playing it the Google way and it’s working out very well.. Android is here, it’ll be on a dozen handsets by the end of the year. Hopefully one of them will be what we want.

I agree that the batteries are way too small, it is not worth having a tiny phone if you have to ration your use of it…

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By: CIRROB http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/20/the-android-opportunity/#comment-21426 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:58:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4953#comment-21426 there is a better “iphone” out there, its called a windows mobile phone (by just about any developer).

the iphone and android phones are toys to play games and music on, oh yeah and to ocasionaly make a phone call. but if you need to actually get things done and manage a busy life (career and family. not highschool and parties) you need a device built for a smarter person: windows mobile.

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By: Bill http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/20/the-android-opportunity/#comment-21420 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:31:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4953#comment-21420 Sealed battery? You can’t cure “stupid”.

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By: Colin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/20/the-android-opportunity/#comment-21416 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 08:29:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4953#comment-21416 Uh yeah, you can definitely get a compass app on the G1. For free of course.

The author is dead on in his assessment that you need to target the hardcore tech geeks. They are what account for most of the iphones market dominance. People gay for all things Apple camping out to get the same phone they already have but with some more memory (that they don’t really need) and the media covering them. Thus leading the rest of the world to believe that the iPhone must be the Holy Grail of phones.

Fortunately I prefer getting an actual signal on my phone and have ended up with the G1. I love it.

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By: Jian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/20/the-android-opportunity/#comment-21411 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 07:55:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4953#comment-21411 Two thumbs up!!
What a great article about gadgets phones.

Regards,
Jian

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By: Tony B http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/20/the-android-opportunity/#comment-21409 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 07:15:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4953#comment-21409 I’ve been living with the G1 Android phone for the past year and it does what the IPhone does. Some things better some others for worst.
My simple opinion is to beef up the Android phone with all those “normal users” subtleties that make the difference in choosing one phone over the other.
A. Get a FANTASTIC Optical zoom lens 3x like in the Canon IXY which is slimmer than the Android phone so it fits…then add the 12.1 Megapixel capability and a goddamn flash to take great pictures…..
B. Also make it take videos in HD Format 1280*860 again like in the IXY
C. Add a second but much smaller lens in the FRONT of the phone so users can make video conference calls with skype or other technology.
D. Use carbon light cases….stronger lighter slimmer material
E. Make the screen reach the edges of the phone so it’s slightly larger than the IPhone
F. Keep the current software which is good.
G. In the meantime work on building strong relationships
with optical processing industries to integrate smarter faster
optical processing chips which are 5000 times faster than
current processors and use up only milliwatts of power thus
the need for better battery power dissipates and so devices
can be made even slimmer and lighter.

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By: sp http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/20/the-android-opportunity/#comment-21399 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:52:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4953#comment-21399 What about OS reliability? Apple says the reason the iPhone is locked down under such tight control is because your phone needs to work, not be crashing left and right like a Windows machine full of malware. I believe them. The iPhone has some occasional total-failure problems that require software resets or upgrades to overcome. But how much more often would non-tech-oriented people end up with a brick in their pocket, if they could download and install completely unregulated software full of who knows what? This seems like a legitimate issue to me. Am I unaware of safeguards built into Android or Google’s plan for distribution of software for their phone? Would love to hear from someone wise about this…

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By: Patrick http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/20/the-android-opportunity/#comment-21395 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 03:48:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=4953#comment-21395 I see bias here. The truth is the specs on the G 1 are great. The O.S. is great. The big difference is the cost and the fact that apple likes to close their O.S. and have control over it. This is good if you just want to be guided into what others want you to do. The G 1 is a better phone if you are willing to spend more time getting it the way you want it! I think of it this way. It is like the G 1 comes pre-hacked. Everything you can do with the iPhone 3g can be done with it. Open source is the way of the future. Apple did a great job with the iPhone now they have to keep iPhone users thinking they are special they are not (is that part of Apples marketing strategy (customer feeling special= loyal customers even if our product is not better)? The only thing the iPhone 3GS can do that the G 1 can’t do is have a compass (move just a little with the GPS on the G 1 it will do the same). I really don’t care about that to be honest. The GPS is better on the G 1 although the T-Mobile 3G speed is not up to par with AT&T yet they will be! How much longer can hype pay the bills? Not long! I feel cheated by Apple and AT&T thanx Google for making the playing field better once again! Apple needs to get real and come up with a better O.S. and better specs if they want to stay in the game! L.E.D. video projector and infrared projector keyboard anyone? That is the phone that will replace my G 1 that replaced my iphone 3g!

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