Could We See 50 New Android Phones Next Year?

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SillyElf74

This is eactly what Google wants.  loots of phones runningg its new OS, getting the name and brand recognition out to the general public. I've said this recently in other stories like this: Android will be on 49 more phones than Apple this year. While all phones will not run the OS exactly the same, the open nature of the OS will IMO instigste a flood of developments, apps, and the reason to find Android a compelliing cell phone OS will grow.  I have personally avoided an iPhone for 3 years because of the "closed garden" approach Apple uses in the app approval, and the phone is tied to the worst carrier in my area. I wonder how happy iPhone users in the SFO area feel right now to have a piece of hardware that has been unable to do nothing for 3 days. How many other carriers have had that negative PR on such a regular basis?.  It's got a gad camers, no MMS, you can't tetheerthe phone, and now AT&T wants you to use les data you are all ready paying a premium for.  Android is completeluy open to developers, allowing them to innovate in ways Apple would never let them. Personally I think 2010 will be the year of Andrioid, where it will showcase what it really can do, what the developers can do using the OS, and how the hardware will be combined with the OS in ways we never dreamed of.  I know people LOVE their iPhones, but the Android OS offers enough tools and freedom to take down the iPhone in a major way.  I look fowars to Apple's dominance in this market falling dramatically in 2010 when peope begin to say why can't my iPhone do that this Android phone can.  

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schwit

What good is a great phone if the provider shoots it in the foot by limiting capabilities or charging exorbitant fees for things like tethering?

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JimmerSD

All I want is for t-mobile to support my year old G1 with Android 2.0

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I Jedi

Cell phones/laptops are paving the way for the digital age. Mobility is where its going to be at. It's unfortunate because we may, in the next few years, see the end of the desktop computer as we currently know it.

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mikeart03a

I don't know about desktops disappearing altogether... while Laptops and Smartphones getting more and more powerful these days, you still can't beat the raw horsepower or storage capacity of a desktop rig. While they are getting smaller themselves these days, they're also eclipsing laptops and smaller devices in terms of performance.

I don't know about you, but my 3ghz dual-core C2D desktop can chew through video projects faster than my (2.2ghz) dual-core C2D laptop with the same amount of RAM (4gb). I'm leaving gaming out of the picture as I'm only a casual gamer, but I do a lot of media work and desktops will always be my primary machine of choice. Also, you still can't cram 10tb (5x2tb) worth of HDs in a laptop yet. :P

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nekollx

 I think he means for the general user. Sure if your goingto Power anything (Power Gammer, Power CAD, Power Encoder...etc) you will get adesktop but granny and yer mom will run a lap/net/smart-book/top/phone

 

Hell i did this on a 3 year old laptop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1DG9iniEO0

 

 

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AlaskaDrew

Cell phone shmellphone, how about some PC news? Bah, Maximum Cellphone

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compro01

Who defines what a PC is?  Will was talking about this just a few months ago

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/columns/release_notes_what_exactly_personal_computer

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athlon11

Thats a pretty piss poor reason to buy an inferior device.

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Baer

I was going to get a Verizon droid the other day until I found out that I also had to sign up for a Google Gmail acount. I do NOT want want a G mail acount so I guess it is back to a Blackberry for my next phone.

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MeTo

I don't like that.

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I Jedi

Wow, you got a Blackberry in place of the Droid because you didn't want to get Gmail? Something which you could have simply disregarded and forgotten about? Get out troll.

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I Jedi

Google isn't trying to beat the iPhone through innovation, they're trying to beat it with numbers! ZOMG

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Quakindude

$200 before being sub'ed by carriers? Hell yeah! Maybe then I could afford a new phone more often. 

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QUINTIX256

Whatever happened to Windows Mobile and Palm?

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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mesiah

I don't know that I would call windows mobile reliable. My last smart phone was a winmo device and doing anything more than making calls or scheduling something on the calender would often result in lockups. As for palm, the old palm os was very nice, and the new one is gorgeous. I just bought a new phone today and I will honestly say, if the pre felt as well built as a hero or iphone I would have bought it in a heartbeat, but unfortunately the hardware isn't as well built as the software this time around. That is a shame considering in the past palms phones were built like a rock. I fear that android and iphone are going to squeeze palm out of the market, and with it their OS. Because of that I am hesitant to buy a phone running web OS. I don't want to be tied to a dead product for 2 years.

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athlon11

Why the fuck did I buy my Droid now then, should have waited, lol.

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AntiHero

If you had waited, you would be saying it when you get the next phone. And such is the technology world.

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