My next laptop will be an Android

by sm1 » Fri, 10 Apr 2009 23:56:53 GMT


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 Acer is claiming that *all* manufacturers are working on Android
netbooks:

 http://tinyurl.com/daxlsh 

I hope that it could be in 2010 or earlier. Wouldn't that be great?
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My next laptop will be an Android

by Muthu Ramadoss » Sat, 11 Apr 2009 00:05:00 GMT


 Great news. Android on my desk and pocket. Couldn't get any better.

take care,
Muthu Ramadoss.

 http://linkedin.com/in/tellibitz 
 http://androidrocks.googlecode.com  - Android Consulting.

George Burns < http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_burns.html> ;
- "I spent a year in that town, one Sunday."





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My next laptop will be an Android

by Pd » Sat, 11 Apr 2009 03:04:14 GMT


 If Android can run on this little device i'll be over the moon  :-)   ( 
I know, not THAT little but it is cute  :-)  )

Link here:  
 http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/17/video-asus-eee-top-gets-touched-chatted-about/ 






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My next laptop will be an Android

by Andreas Kostyrka » Sat, 11 Apr 2009 03:19:44 GMT


 Am Fri, 10 Apr 2009 20:05:20 +0100
schrieb Pd <lotusscr...@gmail.com>:

Guys, before we go overboard, but Android is a special purpose
framework for mobiles. Not exactly what one would want to have on a
laptop. 

Hint: you cannot do wordprocessing with Android, the browser
does not support adblocking, no general purpose editors, no development
tools, and so on.

Hint: the above is so constraining that some people put Debian onto a
SD card so that they can have all the missing parts on their mobile.

Andreas




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My next laptop will be an Android

by Brian Conrad » Sat, 11 Apr 2009 03:47:39 GMT


 Android would be great on netbooks.  I have an Eee-PC bought a little 
too soon as a couple months latter they had more memory.  But I like it 
for traveling and that if I want to look up something it boots up 
running Linux in 30 seconds.  You can't do that with Windows.   I also 
have two full laptops and find some of the tech commentators don't get 
the netbook revolution as many people are buying netbooks that already 
have or have had full laptops.







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My next laptop will be an Android

by Andreas Kostyrka » Sat, 11 Apr 2009 03:56:35 GMT


 Am Fri, 10 Apr 2009 12:47:29 -0700
schrieb Brian Conrad <br...@jyotishtools.com>:


A generic linux distribution of your choice that works well with the
hardware is probably the best solution for netbooks.

E.g. many netbooks do not have UMTS modems, and UMTS modems usually are
not usuable for voice calls, and again most netbooks do not have touch
screens.

So some of the major parts of the current hardware requirement list for
Android is not met by 99% of the netbooks out there.

Andreas





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My next laptop will be an Android

by Pd » Sat, 11 Apr 2009 04:00:58 GMT


  Guys, before we go overboard, but Android is a special purpose
framework for mobiles. Not exactly what one would want to have on a
laptop.}

Oh yes it is :-)

{ Hint: you cannot do wordprocessing with Android, the browser
does not support adblocking, no general purpose editors, no development
tools, and so on. }

I'll use my workstation for that kind of stuff :-) Except for add
blocking. I run squid with an add blocker for blocking adds :-)

{ Hint: the above is so constraining that some people put Debian onto a
SD card so that they can have all the missing parts on their mobile. }


I'm looking at it from a "play thing" perspective. I want it to be an:

Android picture frame
Android system monitor
Android XBMC controller ( same as I have on my G1 :-) )
Android Business suite ( to run all my own business apps )
Android kitchen appliance
Android Home Automation controller ( lighting and heating )
Android Phone ( VOIP connected to Asterisk ) ( probably rooted ofcourse
:-) )
Android media center ( Mostly for streaming radio. Pausing streaming
radio when a call comes in is sooo convenient )
Android security controller / display
Android Email ( POP3 / IMAP )
Android Browsing

The biggest plus about the Android framework is its compact and designed
to be small. No bloat-ware. Minimalistic, fast and smooth would work
for me :-)

Seems most manufacturers are playing with an Android build of some sorts
so it may be on Netbooks sooner rather than later :-)




Andreas Kostyrka wrote:

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My next laptop will be an Android

by Randy_D » Sat, 11 Apr 2009 06:37:44 GMT


 InformationWeek April 8, 2009:
"Acer To Use Android For Phones, Not Netbooks
Google's operating system isn't ready for prime time on netbooks
because of its browsing experience, Acer executives say. "



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My next laptop will be an Android

by CnmJbm » Sat, 11 Apr 2009 07:18:41 GMT


 ou sir seem not interested with any google map powered app, do you?

On Apr 10, 1:00pm, Pd <lotusscr...@gmail.com> wrote:
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My next laptop will be an Android

by Nishantha Pradeep » Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:16:12 GMT


 ou all know that there is a navigation panel with video and audio features
in the modern car dash boards. So my dream is to have such panel which is
powered by Android hence I can have more than navigation and entertainment.
I think this will be possible because I consider Android as a mobile
platform rather than mobile phone operating system.

cheers

Nishantha

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 4:48 AM, CnmJbm <cnm...@gmail.com> wrote:


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My next laptop will be an Android

by Sundog » Mon, 13 Apr 2009 23:40:05 GMT


 I admit maybe it's a failure of imagination on my part, but  I REALLY
don't get the point of an underpowered OS on a netbook when a more
powerful one (or three) is readily available. Maybe I demand more of
mine; my MSI Wind boots both OS X and XP, and I can't imagine why I'd
want LESS power. At the present speed of developmment it will be late
in the 21st century before Android can power my needs on a laptop/
netbook.

Someone would have to be a slick talker on the level of P.T. Barnum to
get me to go for an OS written in Java on my laptop in the first
place. What am I not getting?




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My next laptop will be an Android

by Jason Van Anden » Tue, 14 Apr 2009 00:28:23 GMT


 There are people who (still) feel exactly the same way - about their
desktops.  Most people use their computer for things like email, web
browsing and playing solitaire.  They already have way more power than
they need.

So then you might say, "Why not just get a G1?"  If you have to make a
choice between a smartphone or a netbook for any and all of your
computing needs, I am going to guess that most would choose the
netbook (and a cheap cell phone).

Jason Van Anden
 http://www.smileproject.com 







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My next laptop will be an Android

by Sundog » Tue, 14 Apr 2009 00:37:08 GMT


 I just have trouble visualizing any possible scenario where a
potential buyer sees a netbook with a choice of XP, Ubuntu and Android
and chooses Android. Seems like complete and irrational fantasy to me
- given that most wouldn't even choose Ubuntu in this circumstance,
but I admit perhaps it's a failure of imagination on my part. Maybe it
would be the raging, runaway success the G1 has become.

Plus, given a long, lingering taste of what development limbo will
probably always be like with Android, part of me runs screaming at the
very idea of dealing with it for anything but a phone.


On Apr 13, 10:27am, Jason Van Anden <jason.van.an...@gmail.com>




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