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  1. Jonny Chimpo

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    Problems with Google FailPhone 1.0:

    All that and the UI is an ugly, disjointed pile of wet fecal matter....what a deal! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    source article: http://gizmodo.com/5053747/android-and-t+mobile-g1s-five-most-obnoxious-flaws
     
  2. dmora

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    i lub mah iphone. :hug:
     
  3. Jonny Chimpo

    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    werd, brah.

    I like mine just as much now as I did the day I bought it (the day after the original 1.0 release) and I have zero desire to change phones. I've never been able to say that about any other phone.
     
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    its grrrrrreat
     
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    i phone killa
     
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    The G1 is a pretty big disappointment. I'll get one to try it but will most likely stick with my N95
     
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    Don't forget that the G1 is only the first Android phone. Yet, it is a bit disappointing to start, but it is coming from a completely different angle than the iPhone. I wouldn't even say that the two phones are targeting the same people. The iPhone is very Apple. It does exactly what Apple made it to do with some simple apps made by approved developers. Like all Apple products, it is completely controlled by Apple. It is also very slick, very well integrated and very limited in capabilities where Apple wants to limit it (no MMS, no copy/paste, no turn-by-turn GPS directions, no background processes).

    The G1, on the other hand, is very open so you can make it do almost whatever you want. It is the openess that seems like it'll make it very popular with geeks who are willing to deal with some goofiness and with some limited features up front in order to have a project. Not for me, personally, but it can have a pretty good future when someone else releases a less goofy looking phone.
     
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    Android (as an OS) really needed about another year in the incubator. This product seems more like a 0.5beta release than a 1.0 release. From what I've seen of the UI in videos (and now in details of the features) everything about this device seems half baked and unfinished.

    Defending it as an "open source" product that is free and accessible is just putting the proverbial lipstick on the pig. It may very well grow into a robust and interesting product with great features, but that doesn't get past the fact that this release will clearly appeal more to geeks and developers and far, FAR less to normal users.
     
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    :werd: compared to iphone 1.0.x or 1.1.1 android should be like 0.3.
     
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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (Nokia N95-4 8gb: Opera/9.50 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/4.1.10781/730; U; en))

    The best thing that can happen to android is getting it onto other existing phones with superior hardware. The software has immense potential. More than the iPhone with apple's app store, considering there are no restrictions.

    I doubt it will take much away from symbian's dominant market share. Probably more from winmo and converting non smartphone users.

    And btw, there is already a video player in the app database.
     
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    no headphone jack = instafail :bowrofl:
     
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    Almost as bad as a recessed jack :eek3:
     
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    ALMOST! :o
     
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    http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/23/t-mobile-g1-video-hands-on/

    in the first video they show the G1 side by side with the iPhone browsing engadget.com. the iPhone is much smoother. i am pretty disappointed with this first release of the phone. i'd accept a somewhat fucked up OS, but the shitty hardware just makes no sense. no headphone jack. the slide keyboard just seems cheap in the video. overall it just feels like it could have been a high end phone from 5 years ago, but you just need more these days. it is like HTC put as little money into the hardware figuring the OS would carry it.
     
  15. TheWeasel

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    Google got $10 million on venture capital to promote development of applications for the G-Phone. Apple has $100 million.
     
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    its gonna suck balls
     
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    the first one will most likely suck, but future versions will definitely get better. they certainly cut corners to get this one to market.

    just remember though that this isn't necessarily in the market to go head to head with the iPhone at least directly. there is still a huge market of people who don't want iPhones for any number of reasons including lack of a full qwerty keyboard, MMS and video recording.

    so, as compared directly to the iPhone, i think the iPhone is a much nicer and more refined package, but the G1 (or any Android phone) has a lot more potential. give it a few months and i'm sure the Android apps will top the iPhone apps in almost every instance.
     
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    What makes you say that?
     
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    Hardware looks like shit but Android could be promising.

    Competition is always a good thing.
     
  21. trouphaz

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    well, you gotta figure that many apps for the iPhone will be ported to Android as well. then, Android is going to be more open, so more people will be involved writing apps for it including many people who are all into the open source stuff. there will most likely be a ton more software released for Android, most of which will be garbage, but quite a lot will be as good as or better than the iPhone apps. Apple just enforces so much control over what developers are allowed to do on their platform, plus if the developers have more access to the OS they can do some good stuff (and some very bad stuff).

    it is all a tradeoff.
     
  22. TheWeasel

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    Since the input source won't be the same for all Android phones it's gonna make having a common interface for your application fairly hard.
     
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    not to mention some of the coolest apps take advantage of the iPhone's multi-touch and accellerometer, and after watching the videos the G1 isn't quite up to par with the iPhone in that respect.

    I don't know. I'm certainly interested in Android but mostly for future updates. So far I'm relatively unimpressed with it, given my iPhone's functionality. I'm disappointed that Google would have been a part of this rushed device - it seems to lack a lot of polish.
     
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  24. trouphaz

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    don't be confused. i'm not saying the G1 will be a great phone. i'm thinking that Android as a phone OS has a promising future, though based more on potential than anything i've seen so far. there are supposedly Android phones in the pipeline with multitouch and stuff like that.
     
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