For some reason, I was under the impression that SE were adding Flash to 2.1 as part of their own app lineup. From this it appears that we won't get Flash until they upgrade us to 2.2 (if ever??).
Sony Ericsson has revised its roll-out schedule for Android 2.1 updates to its X10 smartphones. The news is not good, but the delay might have been longer, we guess. According to the company, "we need a couple of more weeks before we are ready" to release the updates. The update was originally planned for "late Q3" - about …
I have an x10 mini and I love it. Battery life is good for 2 days, but I downloaded a task killer and keep the internet connection off unless I need to check my mail as well as keeping wifi and bluetooth off when not needed and can squeeze another day or two depending on where I am and what I do.
Performance-wise, the custom UI is nice and hasn't pissed me off yet and Timescape is actually useful.
Superb camera too.
...that bought into the Windows protection racket to complain about Microsoft later are now buying into the Android con. So you need to download a task killer and hack the settings so that the phone (even with a tiny screen) doesn't run out of battery in the afternoon. Android is a turd but you want more of it! You've been completely brainwashed by the Google propaganda thinking that Android is "free" when it is nothing of the sort. Only that instead of paying cash you're prostituting your privacy to Google.
This is where Windows Phone 7 may equal the iPhone in user experience leaving Android behind.
WP7 software updates will not be done via OEMs, the phone itself will download updates from Microsoft directly. No OEMs holding back updates for their own reasons.
Of course this probably means the hardware requirement for WP7 are quite narrow so that on air updates work with all phones. But that can actually be a good thing.
No idea if the OS will be any good though. It looks to me like the UI is a bit strange. Way too much scrolling around required.
Fuck you dude.
I said nowt about hacking the settings. But yeah, I have a task killer to go for more than a couple of days. Not an afternoon. There's a slight difference. Most smartphones have shoddy battery life. Nature of the beast and all that. In the real world, it's no worse than an iPhone.
What I've "bought in to" is a nice user experience, and a phone that works well as a phone (a key point here). I even get to decide how to hold it!
As for prostituting my privacy, I don't see how that works. After all, I decide when and where the data connection is on or off (not hacking either, it's a big fuck off widget on the home screen) and there's a setting that says "share location with Google" which -get this- comes set to off as default.
> The former does not allow for multitouch
Resistive multitouch is entirely possible - Stantum's stuff actually works rather better than most currently available capacitive screens - 10 point tracking etc.
>It's a hardware rather than software issue.
Nope, its a driver issue. Chances of Sony Ericsson writing their own multitouch drivers is absolutely zero, but its entirely possible.
Got an X10 (the big one) last week on the company contract. Nice phone, except for the major issues I have with dragging. Unless I put a LOT of pressure on the screen, dragging is seriously hit and miss. Even dragging to unlock can take several attempts, as you apparently let go halfway through. It's the only real flaw I've found with the phone, but it's a bloody big one!
Look at those new features. This 2.1 update means very little for these phones. And the 2.2 update that won't happen would mean even less. But the Android geeks wants the latest release regardless of any rational thinking. Do you know any linux user who stays on an older kernel version for more than 24 hours? No! That would be a crime against the penguin!
I wonder what the geeks miss exactly in these Android 1.6 phones (assuming they really have one of these phones - I think most whiners actually don't!)
Things like the ability to load apps in the memory card? Come on, how many apps does a "normal person" need in their phone? If you have 100 apps installed you need a life more than an Android update!
2.1 was a huge update for consumers, with extraordinary Facebook and Twitter functionality integrated into the address book.
2.2 is a very important upgrade - it speeds up most downloaded apps 300%, so it's worth the admission price on that alone. If your operator doesn't rip it from their custom build, it also gives tethering and wifi hotspot functionality, both of which are awesome for travellers that don't want to pay hotel or Starbucks wifi charges. For enterprises, Exchange integration is trivially easy.
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