In article <email@example.com>, John Navas
> >They said the same crap about the iPhone. Yet again the last laugh will
> >be on them.
> Tell that to those of us with Android phones that cost us less, give us
> more, and don't limit us to AT&T. :D
android phones are just catching up to iphones and the at&t exclusivity
is going to end, probably sooner than people think.
android 2.2 *adds* the ability to back up user's data (amazingly, it
was not there before), and that's an api call that an app has to make.
wtf!! on an iphone, the user's data is automatically backed up. it
here's one example, and note that android 2.1 was *just* released (may
19). 2.2 is a *ways* off (see below).
WARNING: Installing this software will erase your current user data.
Please see instructions below for details.
Text and picture messages will be deleted with this software update.*
You can back up text and picture messages by forwarding them to an
Applications will be deleted with this software update.* You will
need to re-download the desired applications from the Market after
this update completes.
seriously, who thought deleting the user's data is a good idea?
android 2.2 adds tethering, something the iphone has had for a year.
although at&t doesn't support it on the iphone, just about every other
carrier does. google did do a nice job with making it create a wifi
hotspot, but it remains to be seen how many carriers will support it,
and since the carriers can modify the code (it's open source, after
all), they could disable tethering entirely. sprint has announced it's
going to be $30/mo *more* for tethering.
it also adds exchange support, something the iphone has had for 2
years, and still does not have in-app purchases.
but the real kicker is android 2.2 is not out yet unless you own a
nexus one. it may be until the *end of the year* for some devices, or
maybe not at all, like the t-mobile g1 that's still being sold. 2.1 is
the end of the line for g1 users, a phone that's less than 2 years old.