Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by Al Sutton » Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:08:19 GMT


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 Out of interest, how many people here would be interested in a port of  
Android to the "old" Archos 5 (i.e the non-Android one they released  
in 2008)?

The reason I'm asking is that there is work being done on opening the  
Archos bootloader for their generation 6 devices (that's the old  
Archos 5 and Archos 7 which you can get reasonably cheaply these  
days), which could open the door to installing Android on it, but if  
no-one is really going to be using it there doesn't seem a lot of point.

Al.

P.S. The actual porting conversion will go on in -porting, at the  
moment it's a "float the idea and see what happens" discussion.

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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by Zero » Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:25:15 GMT


 yeah, i'd take one or two of these!  ;-)



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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by lbcoder » Wed, 14 Oct 2009 21:07:46 GMT


 Are they phones? Or just useless PDA's?



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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by lbcoder » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 00:54:09 GMT


 I don't have one to put to my ear, hence the question.





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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by istvan » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:01:11 GMT


 I would re REALY interested.!
Android will offer more flexibility to my device.




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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by clark » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 06:52:10 GMT


 


Surely you have internet and can google that info?  I know, silly
question.
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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by Zero » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 20:20:50 GMT


 not phone, but they have wifi. a cheap solution for my "at least one
internet enabled device in every room" policy  \\(^^)/''





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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by lbcoder » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 21:11:24 GMT


 Really? You want me to look up every piece of chinese electronic junk
that nobody's ever heard of?





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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by Al Sutton » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 21:50:34 GMT


 Its' french, they released an Android version recently and there was a  
fair amount discussion about it, and how is life in your world?

Really lb, if you can't take the time to Google a word or two why do  
you think other people are going to continue to take time reading your  
comments?

Al.
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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by lbcoder » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 23:07:14 GMT


 Point is this;
PDA's without phones used to be a hot thing, but that was YEARS ago.
Without a phone, it is just obsolete junk, which nobody in the real
world would waste their time with.

And do you have any idea how many new pieces of crap are released and
discussed DAILY? Do you pay attention to ALL of them? I.e., there are
THOUSANDS of new useless things put on the market EVERY DAY. If you
do, then you have WAY too much time on your hands. Might be time to
get a job...







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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by Al Sutton » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 23:34:52 GMT


 That was before WiFi. The old 5s' are Wifi enabled, have reasonably  
good screens, and you can get upto 250GB of storage. I use by Android  
phone when I'm just out and about, but the ability to carry a WVGA  
device with a few dozen movies and Android support is something that I  
would find useful.

I'm aware there are thousands of devices released daily, a fraction of  
them are Android, and the Archos was the first WVGA Android device to  
be release and was controversial because it comes with Cupcake which  
doesn't officially support WVGA. Its' also been the subject of some  
discussion due to firmware instability issues and Amazon apparently  
halting sales of one particular model.

Personally, if I'm going to reply to a thread about a specific piece  
of hardware, I Google it first because I don't expect other people to  
do my searching for me just because I can't be bothered.

Al.
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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by lbcoder » Fri, 16 Oct 2009 02:23:09 GMT


 mm.. well how about this;

YOU started this thread with a question... "are you interested in
this..."
And YOU failed to explain what it is that you are talking about.

If YOU expect anyone to respond to a question like that, then YOU
should be explaining what it is that you are talking about rather than
assuming that *EVERYONE* should waste THEIR time to run out and look
it up FOR YOUR BENEFIT.

And how exactly does wifi help in making phone calls if it still
doesn't have a speaker and microphone in the right places? You STILL
have to carry a phone, which means that wifi or not, this is STILL
just dead weight, and even if you DON'T have to carry a phone on top
of it, the fact that it *is there* certainly doesn't hurt you, which
again makes this device pointless.

On Oct 15, 11:34am, Al Sutton <a...@funkyandroid.com> wrote:
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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by Al Sutton » Fri, 16 Oct 2009 02:38:28 GMT


 b, it's simple; If you don't know what's being discussed and you  
don't want to look it up then don't get involved in the discussion.

I'm not forcing everyone to look it up, if people don't want to look
up what the device is and not get involved in the discussion then
thats' fine as it's their choice and shows they're not interested. On
the other hand if people do look it up and reply with an intelligent
response then I can see what level of interest they have.

Personally I'd hate to see the size of emails on this list grow and
grow just because everyone feels they have to include the specs of
every device they mention just because you can't be bothered to look
up information, or see the list get filled with people asking "Whats'
that?" every time something comes up that they don't know about
(although most I suspect would do the intelligent thing and spend 30
seconds Googling for it first).

As your comments about voice hardware, well, everyone isn't like you
and plenty of people are buying devices that can't be used to make
calls, but I can see you have trouble understanding the viewpoints of
others, so I'll skip over trying to demonstrate some of the benefits
to you and just put you down as a not interested.

Have a lovely day,

Al.

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On 15 Oct 2009, at 19:22, lbcoder wrote:



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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by lbcoder translator » Fri, 16 Oct 2009 02:45:09 GMT


 


"I havent heard of this device, and by extension I believe it is not
popular. I do not intend to research it, and I am mildly surprised
that you request this of me."

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Possibility of Android on older Archos devices

by Al Sutton » Fri, 16 Oct 2009 02:48:26 GMT


 Funny... :), but whoever did this can they stop its' way off topic now  
and should probably end here.

Al.

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