[linux-elitists] FAT is the new GIF?

Greg KH greg@kroah.com
Mon Mar 2 07:53:31 PST 2009


On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 09:20:14AM +0100, Shot (Piotr Szotkowski) wrote:
> Marc MERLIN:
> 
> > On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 09:11:27AM +0000, Carl van Tonder wrote:
> 
> >> Phones are sold almost exclusively by companies that, whatever other 
> >> good design decisions they may make, manage to come out with the most 
> >> brain-dead ways of restricting what you can do with your piece of 
> >> plastic.
> 
> > I think the problem is whether you buy a subsidized
> > phone from a carrier or a real phone from a phone maker.
> 
> […]
> 
> > So yes, the Tmobile G1 is not meant to be open. The ADP1
> > is. I'm sure there will be more phones in either category.
> 
> The problem with ADP1 is that you can’t really use it as a full-fledged 
> Android phone: while you can flash it, you won’t be able to buy any paid 
> apps from the Android Market.

No, that's not true, I just bought an application on my ADP1 phone just
fine.

It's just the applications that the original developer chooses to
distribute in "encrypted" form that do not show up on the ADP1 to be
purchased.  That could be a free or paid application.

thanks,

greg k-h


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