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#26505 24-Sep-2008 19:08
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As per the subject, I would be very keen to get one of these...

I wonder if there is any way T-Mobile will sell us the handset only ... hmmm Tongue out

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#166849 24-Sep-2008 19:18
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That's a good question... Anyone?

I've seen hints of Android running on Windows Mobile hardware here in New Zealand, so I'd like to see more of it.




 

 

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  #166854 24-Sep-2008 19:27
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Yea there was some post I saw on a massey website that runs android inside HaRet... But I'd like to install it properly onto my HTC Magician if the specs are good enough Tongue out


There is nothing really on the internet about installing android and it is open souce (I believe?) so why can't we put it on our own phones? I think it looks far superior to WM and the iPhone

 
 
 
 


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  #166874 24-Sep-2008 20:14
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Geez, just think of the data charges!
PPCGeeks has a bit on people playing with it... I'm waiting for it on HTC Apache.

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  #166877 24-Sep-2008 20:26
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I've been using Android on my Nokia N810.

Works pretty well, would be keen to see it working on something a little smaller though.

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  #166884 24-Sep-2008 20:39
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chrisjunkie: As per the subject, I would be very keen to get one of these...

I wonder if there is any way T-Mobile will sell us the handset only ... hmmm Tongue out


According to Engadget, T-mobile sell the phone out-of-contract for US$399 but will not unlock it for use on other networks until 90-days after purchase.

Wonder how long until we see an official android mobile here in NZ.



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  #166889 24-Sep-2008 20:53
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US$399 is good for a smartphone!

The G1 looks like a really nice phone and I love the QWERTY keyboard feature...

Might have to look into it :)

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  #166904 24-Sep-2008 21:28
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According to the Herald (and I do not admit to reading the Herald - it just popped up in the search - and it is a week out of date), Telecom is looking at Android on the basis that it already sells rebadged HTCs ("Okta"s I think).
Competition for vodafone and the iPhone perhaps?
I agree, these look really cool. I have been holding out about upgrading my trusty Nokia E60/Dell Axim combo until this appeared before I sank some money on the iPhone.
My only slight caution is whether the generation 1 gremlins for will surface for this (as they do for everything else)?

 
 
 
 


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  #166982 25-Sep-2008 10:15
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I ported Android to the OKTA touch and have been running various pre-release versions of it for about 4 months now.
It's defnitely usable now for basic day to day stuff.
You need a 3.x radio (or it will crash when playing sound) and it doesn't put the phone into a very low power mode yet
so the battery only lasts about 12 hours.

Browsing, Maps, SMS, Youtube and Calling all work.
The other apps (email, im etc) probably won't be available till next month when the handsets go on sale.
 
Instructions are at:
http://cs-alb-pc3.massey.ac.nz/vogue/
and a long thread at:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=382265

You can't really call yourself a geek unless you run linux on your phone now can you!!!

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#166984 25-Sep-2008 10:23
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dzo: I ported Android to the OKTA touch and have been running various pre-release versions of it for about 4 months now.
It's defnitely usable now for basic day to day stuff.

You can't really call yourself a geek unless you run linux on your phone now can you!!!


now ... that would be scary!! I haven't got enough guts to do it

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  #166991 25-Sep-2008 10:47
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zocster:

now ... that would be scary!! I haven't got enough guts to do it


There's no danger, you boot the linux kernel from windows mobile (wince runs everything in supervisor mode!) and it mounts a filesystem on the sd card.
To get back to window mobile just reboot.

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  #166992 25-Sep-2008 10:49
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dzo:
zocster:

now ... that would be scary!! I haven't got enough guts to do it


There's no danger, you boot the linux kernel from windows mobile (wince runs everything in supervisor mode!) and it mounts a filesystem on the sd card.
To get back to window mobile just reboot.


yeah seen some hermes running the android, .. but rather wait for the actual gadget that's been tested ... :(



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  #167001 25-Sep-2008 11:07
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I say we get some people who want the Android together and do a mass import and sell in NZ Laughing

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  #167047 25-Sep-2008 14:07
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I have managed to get Android 'working' on my Okta Touch by following the guide here: http://cs-alb-pc3.massey.ac.nz/vogue/.

I say 'working' in inverted commas as I cannot seem to make or receive phone calls or texts (the important things!) but everything else seems to functional including Google Maps and the web browser.

I am surprised by how slick the UI is on my Okta Touch -- there is even an app in there which shows the world in 3D and allows you to spin it etc with your finger - the 3D is amazing, I was very surprised my Touch was capable of rendering it that smoothly.

Google Maps app runs very smoothly - just as smooth as the iPhone version, but REALLY weirdly when I press the 'locate me' button, it seems to track someone who is currently in the Mountain View, CA area!! My work colleagues and I were sat watching it at lunch, we could see when he was stopping at lights, making turns onto other roads etc! Have no idea how that is happening, and is it just sheer coincidence that Mountain View, CA is the home of the Google Campus??

I'm amazed by what this port is doing just one day after the G-1 was launched. I'm sure as development continues the bugs will be worked out and this will be stable enough to use 'properly'. I urge anyone even half-interested in using Android to try this out, it is harmless and cannot brick your phone as it is all done in RAM, a quick soft reset will take you back to WinMo if you need to.

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  #167077 25-Sep-2008 15:22
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steve98: I have managed to get Android 'working' on my Okta Touch by following the guide here: http://cs-alb-pc3.massey.ac.nz/vogue/.



I say 'working' in inverted commas as I cannot seem to make or receive phone calls or texts (the important things!) but everything else seems to functional including Google Maps and the web browser.



I am surprised by how slick the UI is on my Okta Touch -- there is even an app in there which shows the world in 3D and allows you to spin it etc with your finger - the 3D is amazing, I was very surprised my Touch was capable of rendering it that smoothly.



Google Maps app runs very smoothly - just as smooth as the iPhone version, but REALLY weirdly when I press the 'locate me' button, it seems to track someone who is currently in the Mountain View, CA area!! My work colleagues and I were sat watching it at lunch, we could see when he was stopping at lights, making turns onto other roads etc! Have no idea how that is happening, and is it just sheer coincidence that Mountain View, CA is the home of the Google Campus??



I'm amazed by what this port is doing just one day after the G-1 was launched. I'm sure as development continues the bugs will be worked out and this will be stable enough to use 'properly'. I urge anyone even half-interested in using Android to try this out, it is harmless and cannot brick your phone as it is all done in RAM, a quick soft reset will take you back to WinMo if you need to.



Steve


It needs a 3.x radio for audio to work, I've just updated the android-new.zip package so it shouldn't crash with the old radio but there will be no audio except in calls.


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  #170733 12-Oct-2008 17:05
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dzo: It needs a 3.x radio for audio to work, I've just updated the android-new.zip package so it shouldn't crash with the old radio but there will be no audio except in calls.



Excuse my ignorance if i'm reading a little too much into it,

But you said "I've", so are you saying that you ported/help port it to run under WM.

Just curious, having some guys with some solid knowledge of Android would be a real plus for this community.





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