No Latitude in ADP1.1

by Mark L. Chang » Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:18:05 GMT


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 JBQ - any insight into what the policies are @GOOG in determining what
gets left out of ADP builds? I can understand the Amazon MP3 stuff,
random TMO branding packages, and I can even live with the annoying
single-transport IM program. But no Latitude? The Latitude web page
( http://www.google.com/latitude/intro.html ) shows:

Google Latitude is a feature of Google Maps for mobile on these
phones:
    * Android-powered devices, such as the T-Mobile G1

Guess we'll need an asterisk there* (except the Android Developer
Phone 1).

Hrmph.
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No Latitude in ADP1.1

by Jean-Baptiste Queru » Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:25:55 GMT


 Unlike consumer devices that are designed for specific regions or
countries, the Android Dev Phone 1 is a worldwide phone, configured to
be identical in all geographies. The Android Dev Phone 1 ships in
countries where Google Latitude isn't available, and that currently
prevents from enabling Google Latitude on the Android Dev Phone 1.

JBQ






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No Latitude in ADP1.1

by Al Sutton » Tue, 10 Mar 2009 15:40:24 GMT


 Mark,

Just to add to JBQs' note, the T-Mobile UK G1 Firmware doesn't have 
Latitude (or Amazons MP3 store, or the mult-transport IM programme).

I can't speak definitively for the other regions (Germany, Australia, 
etc.,), but my guess is that the ADP 1.1 firmware is probably up there 
with what most non-US G1 owners have except, of course, for the TMO 
branding packages, which I'm sure is what you really want ;).

Al.





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No Latitude in ADP1.1

by Mark L. Chang » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:12:48 GMT


 


Gotcha. Seems like a plan. Thanks for the feedback, too, Al.
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No Latitude in ADP1.1

by Portakal » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:19:34 GMT


 This is probably the most rubbish answer I get from the first hand so
far. Since this is the "developer" version, it "must" include all the
available options on it, so a developer -living anywhere on earth- can
build a program and test upon it.

And for the record, I live in Turkey, officially no Latitude support
here, however with just a simple query string parameter, I can easily
use it.

- O.





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No Latitude in ADP1.1

by Al Sutton » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:22:54 GMT


 And I think your answer is wrong.

ADPs should provide be the lowest common denominator of Android device 
software. That way developers don't end up locked into a single market 
or device because they've used features which aren't available in some 
markets or on some devices.

If you want to develop against latitude, then you can use your hack to 
add the feature in, but creating a build which includes every piece of 
software from every android platform that's on sale will soon become 
impossible due to the limitations of the ADP1 (i.e. there will be other 
devices using hardware the ADP1 doesn't have).

Al.







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No Latitude in ADP1.1

by shimsim » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 22:10:09 GMT


 ot sure it help anyone but there is an app on the market called
latitude launcher and it enables latitude on adp1.1.

I tried it on mine today at it seems to work but as I have never seen
it working on a regular g1 I can't confirm it works the same.




On Mar 11, 6:22pm, Al Sutton <a...@funkyandroid.com> wrote:
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No Latitude in ADP1.1

by shimsim » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 22:14:54 GMT


 orry, its called latitude enabler for root.

On Mar 11, 10:10pm, shimsim <shim....@gmail.com> wrote:
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No Latitude in ADP1.1

by Andrew Stadler » Fri, 13 Mar 2009 11:56:45 GMT


 Portakai-

One of the specific goals of the ADP was to provide developer phones
in countries where the G1 was not available.  As you know, the G1
originally shipped in just one country (U.S.) while the ADP (if I
recall correctly) shipped in 18 countries.

We included as much software as we could, and we share your belief
that developers everywhere should be enabled to the greatest extent
possible.  But the regulatory environment is *very* complex, when you
include issues of licensing, radios, and telecom & privacy laws.  It's
simply not possible to deliver the same software everywhere.

--andy







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