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edlT
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lolz my uncle designed this phone.

its sexy as fuck.
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5601|132 and Bush

SealXo wrote:

how much would the monthly plan for this be if i wanted unlimited text/internet? im down to use my upgrade and pay 150 for it but i dont want to pay 100/m for email...
Verizon is $30
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Benzin
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edlT wrote:

lolz my uncle designed this phone.

its sexy as fuck.
wat?

Uzique wrote:

to clarify an earlier point: im NOT interested in a phone for music/video/camera stuff, at all. i have an mp3 player/camera that does a better job. any phone that markets itself as an 'mp3' or 'music on the move'-type device instantly gets ignored by me... i see no reason in paying £££ extra for a phone with mp3-playback as a central feature, when they offer paltry storage limits. i find my max-sized ipod too restrictive, so there's no way i'll be swayed between apple/droid according to multimedia features. i want a solid phone- apps, internet browsing and cool shit are great pluses. i want to make the leap to smartphones/touchpad phones in general, that's all.
Then any Android phone will not disappoint you. Get yourself one.
Bertster7
Confused Pothead
+1,101|5582|SE London

Kmarion wrote:

[*] Droid runs the same SnapdragonTI OMAP chip as the iPhone.
But the iPhone doesn't use a Snapdragon chip.....
Benzin
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Bertster7 wrote:

Kmarion wrote:

[*] Droid runs the same SnapdragonTI OMAP chip as the iPhone.
But the iPhone doesn't use a Snapdragon chip.....
true - it uses an ARM processor

http://www.google.at/search?source=ig&a … =f&oq=
mikkel
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CapnNismo wrote:

Bertster7 wrote:

Kmarion wrote:

[*] Droid runs the same SnapdragonTI OMAP chip as the iPhone.
But the iPhone doesn't use a Snapdragon chip.....
true - it uses an ARM processor

http://www.google.at/search?source=ig&a … =f&oq=
Just to be pedantic, the CPU in the Snapdragon chipset is an ARM processor.
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5601|132 and Bush

mikkel wrote:

CapnNismo wrote:

Bertster7 wrote:

But the iPhone doesn't use a Snapdragon chip.....
true - it uses an ARM processor

http://www.google.at/search?source=ig&a … =f&oq=
Just to be pedantic, the CPU in the Snapdragon chipset is an ARM processor.
I assume this. I think that info came from Droiddog.com

Which btw.. I found the Droid for $50 cheaper than anywhere else.
http://www.droiddog.com/android-blog/20 … ll-phones/
$149
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Bertster7
Confused Pothead
+1,101|5582|SE London

mikkel wrote:

CapnNismo wrote:

Bertster7 wrote:


But the iPhone doesn't use a Snapdragon chip.....
true - it uses an ARM processor

http://www.google.at/search?source=ig&a … =f&oq=
Just to be pedantic, the CPU in the Snapdragon chipset is an ARM processor.
It is. But the iPhone doesn't use the Snapdragon - that was all I was saying...
Benzin
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Yea, it uses a Cortex A8 (iirc).
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5601|132 and Bush

http://www.vzdroid.com/index.php?option … ;Itemid=54

The Motorola Droid has a radically different exterior compared with the iPhone but uses a speedy Cortex-A8 ARM chip like the Apple phone.
But yea, they should not have said the same.
The Motorola Droid has a radically different exterior compared with the iPhone but uses a speedy Cortex-A8 ARM chip like the Apple phone.
(Credit: CNET Reviews)

"The Droid makes a big leap in internal performance. Compared with its rather sluggish Android predecessors," CNET Reviews said, citing the speed at which the Droid opens applications and menus and scrolls through lists and switches display screens.

"We're really pumped to see all the industry excitement it's created," said Jeff Dougan, the OMAP 3 product marketing manager at Texas Instruments, which supplies the OMAP 3430 processor that powers the Droid. "This is the first handset that truly realizes the full potential of Android," he said, referring to Google's Android 2.0 operating system that runs on the Droid phone.

The TI processor, like the one in the iPhone, is based on an a new architecture called Cortex-A8 from U.K.-based chip design house ARM, whose wide variety of chips populate most of the world's cell phones. Dougan says most smartphones currently on the market use an older, lower-performance ARM architecture than the Cortex-A8--with the exception of the Palm Pre, which opted for the newer TI chip. The Cortex-A8 provides a "two to three times performance boost" over older architectures, according to Dougan.

....So, internally the Droid is every bit the iPhone's equal. And future versions of TI OMAP 3 chips that may appear in upcoming Droids will be backed by formidable ecosystems, according to Baron. "Investments in application software may lean more toward the TI components," said Baron, given TI's strong support of the entire chip ecosystem, including auxiliary chips and software development tools.

Note:: Apple's and Samsung's reluctance to release information about the processor used in the iPhone 3GS has made it difficult to determine if the chip is based on the Samsung S5PC100, according to the Microprocessor Report's Baron. Many iPhone 3GS reviews and teardowns, however, state explicitly that the iPhone's processor is essentially the Samsung S5PC100 processor.
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Benzin
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Interesting. That I didn't know. All of the previous generations of Android all really only supported the ARM chip in the HTC Dream, Magic and the other Android phones. I didn't know 2.0 had support for the Cortex A8. That's awesome!
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5601|132 and Bush

I played with one for awhile this weekend. I can say that it felt like an iPhone speed wise.
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Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5601|132 and Bush

CapnNismo wrote:

\The Palm Pre was supposed to be the smartphone that changed the game and it just kind of fizzled. I'm not listening to the hype.
This is true.. but really there is no comparison with the palm pre and droid/iphone.
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Jenspm
penis
+1,716|5732|St. Andrews / Oslo

So this thing isn't coming to Norway before Christmas, and the SE X10 isn't either.


Oh well, I guess it'll be an iPhone then... Unless anyone knows of any other cool Android phones? The HTC ones look slow and terrible tbh, but I haven't tried them.
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/26774/flickricon.png https://twitter.com/phoenix/favicon.ico
i may HAVE to switch to verizon soon because at&t doesnt want to pay for my 100 mb iphone data usage on verizon's towers here in las montanas :<
i even got a 'violation of contract' warning via text, phone, and email.

is the droid phone 3G?

Last edited by Kimmmmmmmmmmmm (2009-11-20 09:23:15)

Winston_Churchill
Bazinga!
+521|5739|Toronto | Canada

Kimmmmmmmmmmmm wrote:

is the droid phone 3G?
yep, it is
NooBesT
Pizzahitler
+873|5469



An engineer from Nokia came to our uni to give a lecture. He mentioned this.

Last edited by NooBesT (2009-11-20 09:57:13)

https://i.imgur.com/S9bg2.png
Benzin
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Jenspm wrote:

So this thing isn't coming to Norway before Christmas, and the SE X10 isn't either.


Oh well, I guess it'll be an iPhone then... Unless anyone knows of any other cool Android phones? The HTC ones look slow and terrible tbh, but I haven't tried them.
I've got the HTC Magic and it's plenty quick for me. If you want to do like full on 3D games on it, you'll want the Motorola or the iPhone, but if you want a great smart phone and want to use it as a tool, it's fabulous. Then if you actively use Gmail and Google's other services, the Android OS meshes right into that fabulously.
and what if you use internet radio, sev email accounts, facebook, mp3 player, can coordinates on a photo be found ~ can u map where you are?, driving directions?

is the droid still valid?
Benzin
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Yes.

And the turn by turn driving directions on the Droid are FREE. No paying for TomTom or Garman software (both of which very expensive in the App Store). Totally free. The mp3 player I would recommend moving to an actual mp3 player, though. The GPS stuff is all customizable: You want it in your photos or your software, you have to give permission to apps to use it and turn it on yourself. Don't want to drain your battery with the GPS transmitter? Turn the nigga off.

Android is COMPLETELY customizable, open source and most everything that's good is free. iPhone OS is not. Granted, the App Store is a LITTLE bit better than the Android Market, but even over the past few months since I've had my Magic there have been lots of great apps coming out for the Android OS. It's also easier to program for than the iPhone OS (from what I've read).
Jenspm
penis
+1,716|5732|St. Andrews / Oslo

It seems that the Samsung Galaxy and the HTC Hero are the two main phones on the Android maret in Europe outside of Germany atm... How would you rate these two against eachother?
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/26774/flickricon.png https://twitter.com/phoenix/favicon.ico
mikkel
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Jenspm wrote:

It seems that the Samsung Galaxy and the HTC Hero are the two main phones on the Android maret in Europe outside of Germany atm... How would you rate these two against eachother?
The HTC Hero offers late generation software on early generation hardware. 528MHz CPU and 288 MiB of RAM doesn't sound very appealing when stacked against other phones.
Jenspm
penis
+1,716|5732|St. Andrews / Oslo

hrm, it's being praised in all reviews I've seen though. Are there any Android phones that are better / worth looking at? The Droid probably won't come to Norway, so it's out of the question, really.
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/26774/flickricon.png https://twitter.com/phoenix/favicon.ico
Benzin
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mikkel wrote:

Jenspm wrote:

It seems that the Samsung Galaxy and the HTC Hero are the two main phones on the Android maret in Europe outside of Germany atm... How would you rate these two against eachother?
The HTC Hero offers late generation software on early generation hardware. 528MHz CPU and 288 MiB of RAM doesn't sound very appealing when stacked against other phones.
That's the same as EVERY Android phone on the market with the exception of the Droid. My HTC Magic is quite snappy. If I have a lot of stuff running in the background, it slows down. But then I turn my favorite app (TasKiller) on and shut stuff down.

I would not buy the Hero, though. Only because of the Sense UI that HTC has designed. It makes getting updates for Android a little bit more difficult. I've not played with the Galaxy, though, so I can't say anything. But again, find which one is comfortable in your hand and use it. The OS and the hardware are all very much the same. The Hero looks sexy as hell (like a more aggressive Magic), but the Sense UI is a bit annoying. I think it's still running Android 1.5.
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5601|132 and Bush

CapnNismo wrote:

Android is COMPLETELY customizable, open source and most everything that's good is free.
This is what I really like about it.
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