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Wannabe Geek

# 37181 8-Jul-2009 17:48
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Hi you all,

Considering buying a HTC Magic, but have noticed there are three 'flavours' of the Android platform. They provide different options i.e. preloading gmail, access to the marketplace etc.

I would like to know what limitations I would have with the HTC Magic from Vodafone NZ? Would I be able to download firmware updates online to enable the Sense UI? Would I have free rein over what I can remove or install on the phone? Would I be able to hack the phone to hearts content, and reset the firmware if I mess it up?


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Ultimate Geek
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  # 232686 8-Jul-2009 19:01
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If you know what you're doing you can do anything with it.

However out of the box:
- no exchange sync
- limited market access (no paid apps yet)
- no voice dial/search
- no ms office or pdf viewers (only gmail html preview)

xda developers has plenty of good android hacking stuff.

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  # 233892 10-Jul-2009 21:45
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as I understand it....

no flash player in the browser
no multitouch (as per iphone for zooming)
no standard headphone port.
no pretty UI (as per the hero), but a good chance it'll become available on the Magic.

all these coming on the htc hero.

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