[linux-elitists] FAT is the new GIF?

James Sparenberg james@linuxrebel.org
Mon Mar 2 18:50:20 PST 2009


On Monday 02 March 2009 00:20:14 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. Once again a jailbroken iPhone wins, 
and 
> while I was almost sold on paying extra for an ADP1, I think I’d 
rather 
> get a G1 from my carrier and jailbreak it. :(
> 
> — Shot, who also has to jailbreak his mother’s iPhone to give her 
MMS…
> -- 
> uoıʇɔnɹʇsuoɔ ɹəpun
> 

Just to add info.  Here's the Android Guys writeup on just this 
problem.  They recommend using the emulator and selling the ADP.

http://androidguys.com/?p=3899

James



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