5 posts • joined Friday 18th March 2011 13:53 GMT
What makes any of us "Android apologists"? The review and others here have pointed out the flaws in the phone, and have suggested flashing it with a custom ROM as a solution. This doesn't mean this is the right phone for the average joe. Thus the ho-hum score the reg gave it.
I bought this phone well aware of the software flaws, but I waited until good custom ROMs were out until I did. That's me. But I'd tell my Mum to by an iPhone. But the iPhone doesn't suit me.
And not all Android phones have these problems, so why generalize so? Many of my non-techie friends have Android phones and are happy with them.
This is a techie site, so maybe expect people who like to tinker with technology to be here. Just because we like to flash custom ROM's doesn't mean we're "pandering" to anyone. It just means we like to combine the best hardware and software together to get the job done. Just as when I buy a new laptop and take the original OS off it, because it doesn't full-fill my requirements.
Big LG Mistake...
I have this phone, and agree with your review. It's a great phone, with some annoying bugs. I had the same lag problems with the UI. Then I spotted this:
Looks like LG made a huge error here. I'll be flashing it with custom wrong which solves this.
Colour Kindle then?
I guess this would add value to any colour Kindle Amazon might release. It's just after the heavy focus on e-Ink's readability, I just can't see Amazon promoting an LCD based Kindle.
Of course, we were supposed to have seen colour e-Ink devices by now . Maybe someone is tying up the supply? Perhaps they'll surprise us with something like a Pixel Qi based reader? If they brought the price down by subsidising it (they could make it up in app/book revenue) then it could be a very attractive device when compared to the iPad or various other Android tablets.
Which devices will have the app store?
I'm a little confused by this, I thought the Android market developer terms of service did not allow alternative appstores? Didn't they ban Kongregate for this very reason?
If so, does this mean Amazon will rely on manufacturers to pre-install it? Or users to download an APK from their website?
I could be wrong on the fact that alternative appstores are not allowed, so if anyone knows more please let us know.
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