[kwlug-disc] kwlug impressions of Android? [Was: Re: DailyTech - Android 2.2 Now Available for Nexus One Users]

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon May 24 01:48:22 EDT 2010


IIRC, we're not going to get the competition you think.

IIRC, the new players will mostly be AWS (?), with coverage limited to 
the major centers only - not national.

Some new entrants will be irrelevant locally / nationally.

I've stopped holding my breath. Vapourcarriers?

Insurance Squared Inc. wrote, On 05/23/2010 5:57 PM:
> I think the answer is wait a bit longer :).
> 
> We've got some competition coming wrt to wireless communications, so I 
> would hope that data plans come way way down in cost over the next 1-2 
> years.  The rates they charge now, well, calling it expensive is being 
> polite.
> 
> On 23/05/10 03:31 PM, unsolicited wrote:
>> So ... people, generally, is Android worth it? Raul, your impression 
>> based on observing your son?
>>
>> Where I'm coming from ...
>>
>> I'm a Palm user (2nd Treo 680, after I dropped the first, LifeDrive 
>> before that). I do not, and will not, use data - too expensive. I sync 
>> the PIM data to Agendus (think korganizer for the Palm) - all Windows 
>> based. Palm is dead. Current offering may be better, but is web/data 
>> based, so I won't touch it. I don't expect much better out of HTC once 
>> they mash it (Palm).
>>
>> I've been WAITING for a Palm replacement for years. In vain. Is 
>> Android it? [Significant Palm hardware problem to date - not 
>> multi-threaded/tasking. Which is only usually a pain in that 
>> misbehaving apps nuke the 'session' for everything, causing a reset, 
>> etc. e.g. Notifications get hung up, other apps can't get their 
>> notifications in, etc., because of the lack of multi-{whatever}.)
>>
>> The other side of the coin - syncing (wi-fi | usb | bt - NOT DATA)? 
>> With korganizer?
>>
>> I keep eyeing Symbian as well, but have yet to be able to confirm what 
>> it syncs with, let alone non-data wise. I popped over to the site 
>> yesterday - it seems there's a LOT more hardware out there than the 
>> one or two models I thought I only saw not long ago. I will never go 
>> back to a non-physical keyboard device.
>>
>> Impressions?
>>
>> Raul Suarez wrote, On 05/23/2010 7:22 AM:
>>> :) The crowd that cannot wait (Lime my son) already has (for
>>> several weeks now) custom firmwares that have all the good stuff
>>> that's on 2.2
>>>
>>> --- On Sat, 5/22/10, Lori Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> From: Lori Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> Subject:
>>>> [kwlug-disc] DailyTech - Android 2.2 Now Available for Nexus One
>>>> Users To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org> Received:
>>>> Saturday, May 22, 2010, 8:21 PM For all the Nexus One owners in
>>>> the crowd who can't wait:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=18466




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