I’m interested in whether the desktop Linux users consistently use an open OS on their handset too, or don’t mind owning the products of the “evil side”. Please write some words about why you choose a certain platform, but try to avoid flaming!
I don’t have a smartphone at the moment. Some cost almost as much as a desktop computer and also require feeding with an ISP plan, which I want to delay as long as possible. But I can see someday I will find one useful for travels. When I do it will probably be Android or another Linux based model. There may be more choice by then.
On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:36:01 +0000, ken yap wrote:
> I don’t have a smartphone at the moment. Some cost almost as much as a
> desktop computer and also require feeding with an ISP plan, which I want
> to delay as long as possible. But I can see someday I will find one
> useful for travels. When I do it will probably be Android or another
> Linux based model. There may be more choice by then.
Android here. About 2 weeks ago I received my HTC Incredible, and I love
it (apart from a minor complaint about the calendar widget and isues with
the battery life).
At this moment Android. Not only me, my kids too are also amazed with how I handle my new smartphone. They consider me an experienced Android user :). Funny thing is, that to me it truely feels like a small linux machine. Waiting for a 1.6 -> 2.1 update, which is supposed to be much faster, and I’m already satisfied
Yes, isn’t it marvelous what they can squeeze into small boxes these days. And it can only get better.
I discovered the other day that when I browse a particular newspaper’s site with Chrome on my desktop, it gives an abbreviated web page, probably on the assumption that it’s being viewed from an Android phone. So that’s one way of escaping the annoying ads, use Chrome.
I voted “other”. I have a maemo based N900, which I am very happy with. Would consider upgrading to an N9 (meego), but I don’t think nokia made a wise decision there. I had also considered an HP phone, but they followed a similar road to nokia (and they were way too expensive). I like my wife’s Android phone (its a low end Alcatel 890D), but would prefer something more linux based. So for the time being I will stick with the N900 and see what the market has to offer in a year or two.
I voted Android because my current primary phone is a Samsung Galaxy S II which I’m very pleased with. More pleased than I thought I’d be in fact… It’s ‘replaced’ my N900 which I still use around the house in much the same way as the earlier Nokia Internet Tablets would have been used, e.g. browser, media player, ssh client, Skype, IM etc.
I loved my HP Pre 3 phone, and still think that WebOS 2.2 was probably the best mobile OS going, and with a little more push and more enthusiasm from HP it would have been an even better one. But unfortunately(Or fortunately of course) most of the lead developers on WebOS jumped to Android.