Motorola Sholes Android Phone

Discussion in 'Future Motorola Q Smartphones' started by wnrussell, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. devehf

    devehf New Member

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    this so cool. does anyone have any info on how to sync android email and calendar with an exchange server? I need to start lobbying the IT manager at work.
  2. wnrussell

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    CellZealot has the SDK. I haven't read about it yet. It better be there, Exchange sync directly like WinMo has now or better. Almost has to be because even the dumbphones kinda sync with Exchange now.

    On another note, more bad news about Windows Mobile was in the press today: Nokia alliance may spell doom for Windows Mobile.
  3. ninjaap

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    We should point out that this alliance is about porting Office Suite to more platforms.

    Lame... The following statement is not true and sounds like it came right out of a [insert Corporation other than M$] fanboi's mouth:

    "Some observers think so, arguing that the agreement is an admission by Microsoft that Windows Mobile, its operating system for mobile devices, hasn't done well, especially when compared to the Symbian operating system that runs on Nokia handhelds."


    Did M$ admit defeat when they got Office onto Mac units? Nope. But Mac users embraced it and admitted that they needed Office Suite. The whole professional world uses Office Suite. Making accessible to more platforms is just good business.

    They have plans of taking it to the iPhone as well:

    http://www.techflash.com/Microsofts_Mac_unit_schedules_mysterious_news_conference_52464882.html
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    As for mobile operating systems, Symbian now represents just over half the market, but will very likely drop below 50 percent this year. RIM controls just under 19 percent, Apple around 13 percent, HTC is six percent, and Android is at two percent. Palm’s webOS has yet to have a discernible impact. What about beleaguered Microsoft? Windows Mobile is at nine percent and falling, requiring Microsoft’s hardware partners to take matter into their own hands.

    http://theappleblog.com/2009/08/12/iphone-market-share-up-again/
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    “Microsoft licensees HTC and Samsung continued to add features to their own interfaces, on top of Windows Mobile, to create more competitive products and make up for the usability constraints of the Microsoft platform,” said Roberta Cozza, principal analyst at Gartner.

    Nothing says your user interface sucks like a hardware vendor rolling their own UI over yours.


    I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    The way I see it, HTC and Samsung are no different from end users (meaning us). Be it Windows, iPhone or Symbian. We all hack, jailbreak (whatever you want to call it) our phones and change themes, homes creens, icons, etc. all in an effort to create some individuality or uniqueness. Just because HTC wants to put their own flare on it and Samsung wants a different look doesn't mean Windows is a failure. They do it, because they can. They bought the rights to Windows so they can do whatever they please. It's called competitiveness. How else are they going to convince consumers that their phone is better than the other if the OS looks exactly the same? Hardware spec is only one factor. GUI is what the consumer is really looking at. So this is where vendors need to make their mark.

    In other news, HTC is going to release their own twist of Android called the Sense UI - does this mean Android is a failure?

    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009...s-sens-ui-coming-to-current-android-handsets/

    "The new Sense UI alone is reason enough to be envious of course, as HTC has seemingly done for Android what it has done previously for Windows Mobile — added a UI layer that boosts sex appeal by about a million times."
  6. wnrussell

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    Ninja - I agree with everything you are saying. My background is in hacking Verizon dumbphones which were notorious for many years because they put their own proprietary UI over the OEM. They would mask all of the engineering that Motorola put into each new phone and make it look like a teenager device. We set up hundreds of hacks to get rid of the attributes of the UI and how to remove it, especially for Motorola phones.

    The masking also disabled functionality like Bluetooth, Dialup Networking, Ringtone transfer, etc.

    In 2004 I began a Class Action Lawsuit against Verizon which successfully resulted in new cell phones for 660,000 owners of the V710 handset and many $M in damage awards.

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=530337&page=1&pp=15

    I would have started another one if they didn't unlock the GPS on the new smartphones.
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    See now that's not right. Why deny us technology like that? Hey can you start a class action about paying extra for tethering??? :dft012:wink

    Good job on a successful uprising!
  8. chris

    chris Administrator Staff Member

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    For those interested in Motorola's Android effort, you know have complete access to post at the Everything Android Forums. There is a tab at the top of the forums for Android. You don't need to register or login. As a member of eWM, you are automatically registered over at EverythingAndroid.org.

    -Chris
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    BTW, there is a Windows tab in the Android forums that puts you right back here in the familiar confines of EverythingWM.
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    This is great news, Chris, as it looks like Windows Mobile 7 is already behind Android and won't be out for a long time.

    See you over there and thanks.
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    No mobile skin for the Android forums?
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    Just a reminder that we're talking Android at the Everything Android Forums.:dft012:wink
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    The Android forums aren't very Q9c friendly for reading.
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    I'll get that sorted out next week. Also have an Android friendly skin.
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    They look good to me. Much better if we had some new Motorola smartphones to post about:dft011:tounge_out
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    For those looking to discuss the DROID, please do so over at EverythingAndroid.org. The Android Forums do not require you register again. Simply use your everythingWM login to join the conversation.

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