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    Android is a mobile device operating system developed by Google. It was originally developed by a firm known as Android, Inc. which was acquired by Google in 2005. In May 2010, Android's first quarter US sales surpassed the iPhone platform. According to a report by the NPD group, Android achieved 28% smartphone sales in the US market, compared to iPhone's 21%.



    Android is very flexible in terms of customizability.









    Note: Blue text indicates that the devices have official updates to that version















    More devices soon!



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    Very nice thread. i've got a Backflip.
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  3. Post #3
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    What are the colours for in the version chart?

    The Dell Streak looks interesting, its a shame they don't sell a non-phone version
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    What are the colours for in the version chart?

    The Dell Streak looks interesting, its a shame they don't sell a non-phone version
    Blue means the device has official updates for that version. Green means they ship with it.
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    June 2008
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    Droid x. can't wait for 2.2 to come./
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  6. Post #6
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    there are a few phones missing from that chart
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    Android achieved 28% smartphone sales in the US market, compared to iPhone's 21%.

    Android does not run on just 4 phones. If it did, it would be more like Android 4% compared to iPhone 18%
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    Android does not run on just 4 phones. If it did, it would be more like Android 4% compared to iPhone 18%
    and?
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    I've been using android for ~6 months now, and honestly my next phone will probably also be an android phone. I love it
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    February 2010
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    You should note next to the device name what regions it is available in.

    I don't think the Nexus One is available in Australia :saddowns:
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    February 2010
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    I love android, never gonna use iOS or Symbian again, this kicks ass

    Rooted HTC Dream (G1)
    Cyanogen Mod 6.0.0 RC2
    Running on Android 2.2 (Froyo)
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    Added some devices, I'm going to need some help with this list. If I upload the source illustrator files can someone do a few devices?
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    What would be the cheapest device with a keyboard? I'm really interested in replacing my BlackBerry Bold with one, though leaving a physical keyboard behind isn't going to happen.
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    I fucking love my Droid. It's amazing.

    I just wish they had said something about the Droid X before buying it; it came out literally a day after the 30-day exchange ended.

    Anyone know if they announced anything concrete about Froyo's release for the other Android phones?

    Also, Ben, I THINK the Droid is the cheapest now at $100; I think its price dropped due to the Droid X.
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    What would be the cheapest device with a keyboard? I'm really interested in replacing my BlackBerry Bold with one, though leaving a physical keyboard behind isn't going to happen.
    The original Motorola Droid has a keyboard. I think a newer Droid 2 with a keyboard might be coming soon but on the cheap the original would be best.
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    What would be the cheapest device with a keyboard? I'm really interested in replacing my BlackBerry Bold with one, though leaving a physical keyboard behind isn't going to happen.
    I thought this when leaving my Palm Pre. HTC's soft keyboard is actually easier to type on than a hard one when haptic feedback is enabled. You can just vaguely spam what you want to write and it gets it every time lols.

    I have a samsung galaxy lite/portal/spica running android 2.1 with a ricer kernel. Silky smooth, 2 days of constant use on a charge and only 110 without a contract lawl.
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    Droid X!
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    Got myself a Nexus One running Cyanogen 6 RC1 and it's easily the best phone I've had due to Android itself. Just waiting for android 3 to come out, the tech specs on some of the phones are incredible :D

    Any good android tablets coming out? Stuff magazine says there might be a Google tablet released in August. Otherwise I'll probs get a JooJoo
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    Android doesn't feel like a mobile OS to me. It feels like something that you'd see on touch pads or something. It feels to cluttered for a small phone screen.
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    I am planning on getting a HTC Desire ASAP is there anything amazingly wrong with the phone or a better phone for its price
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    Even though the X is out, (I don't know if the X is available yet in Europe) I'd still go for the desire.
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    Droid X has E-fuse, same clock on cpu, less ram, slightly larger res and near enough the same screen size.

    E-Fuse will be bypassed soon tho

    Oh and a better camera
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  24. Post #24
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    I love android, never gonna use iOS or Symbian again, this kicks ass

    Rooted HTC Dream (G1)
    Cyanogen Mod 6.0.0 RC2
    Running on Android 2.2 (Froyo)
    Same phone and ROM here. :buddy:
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  25. Post #25
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    Nice to see an Android thread, I just got my Samsung Captivate 3 days ago and I'm loving it! Could anyone suggest some apps to get?
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  26. Post #26
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    currently updating my Hero to 2.1 because I just haven't gotten around to it yet
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    I never grew attached to the Android system. I've always preferred the iPhone OS. Maybe if I had be developing apps, I would have preferred Android. I just found a lack of applications that suited my needs.
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    I never grew attached to the Android system. I've always preferred the iPhone OS. Maybe if I had be developing apps, I would have preferred Android. I just found a lack of applications that suited my needs.
    You mean games right?
    Android games aren't that good yet, lol, personally the only two I have are pacman and labyrinth
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    I don't know, that SFCave game is pretty awesome
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    You mean games right?
    Android games aren't that good yet, lol, personally the only two I have are pacman and labyrinth
    How about the emulators? I know they just released a PS1 emulator.
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    For the Android version list, the Dream/MyTouch can now be upgraded to 2.2 via CyanogenMod.

    Also why don't we just do a giant Google Docs Spreadsheet and make it public so people can input information? Seems like it'd be easier.
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    I've always liked the look of Andriod. Even though I probably wouldn't use the apps available for it much. I should really convince my Dad to upgrade his Nexus One to Froyo

    I kind of wish the iDriod project was moving faster, but that is something I will happily wait for, a stable OS later is better than a buggy OS now.
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    I'd like to pick a Milestone (Droid) on Orange, but the only contracts for 20 with internet included is just 500mb. Not sure if it's enough.
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    I'd like to pick a Milestone (Droid) on Orange, but the only contracts for 20 with internet included is just 500mb. Not sure if it's enough.
    I get just by fine with that deal.

    Just found a pretty amazing looking tablet
    http://translate.google.com/translat...&sl=auto&tl=en
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    April 2009
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    for those of you waiting for the Android Froyo 2.2 update, I wouldn't expect anything soon. Remember what happened to the 2.1 update (it took almost 2 months after its expected release to actually get to a majority of devices)
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  36. Post #36
    Dennab
    September 2007
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    Droid X standing by. Any apps I should know about?
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    Awesome thread.
    I wish I had the money to buy an Android phone.
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    For the Android version list, the Dream/MyTouch can now be upgraded to 2.2 via CyanogenMod.

    Also why don't we just do a giant Google Docs Spreadsheet and make it public so people can input information? Seems like it'd be easier.

    I think he's only listing official updates, if not add the Eris to FroYo also
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  39. Post #39
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    HTC Desire will soon get Froyo
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    Still waiting for my Droid 2.2 update.....
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