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Originally Posted by bulmung View Post
It does make perfect sense

1) I knew what I was getting into, instead of being mislead.

2) 10x the number of apps.

3) cheaper with many more options.
If you want to believe that then go right ahead.
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And getting it on my Sprint voice plan is a no-go. Believe me I thought about it. They refuse to activate and 'droid device without a data plan...and from my minimal research online, doing it myself is far from a certain thing.
If you own the phone they shouldn't have to force it upon you. Call the support number and inquire about it, Verizon let me turn off my data plan when I called them (even though the in store person said I *had* to have one).

All in all, wi-fi is much faster and if I ever have time to use the phone I have access to it.
post #23 of 44
We will slowly see Android eased out of popularity now and replaced with Honeycomb.
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We will slowly see Android eased out of popularity now and replaced with Honeycomb.
...what?

Honeycomb is designed for tablets. Honeycomb is Android 3.0.
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...what?

Honeycomb is designed for tablets. Honeycomb is Android 3.0.
For now.

It is much more convenient (and usually more profitable) to be closed source.
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For now.

It is much more convenient (and usually more profitable) to be closed source.
... This doesn't even make sense. You do know that Google doesn't make a dime off Android, right? Other than all the Google ads Android users view...
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post #27 of 44
I don't realistically see that happening. It's only partially open source to begin with, but I trust that they will release the source once it's tweaked. Hell, Gingerbread isn't even on many phones now. I'm running a 2.3.3 nightly compile from Cyanogenmod, so I have no problem waiting for a final build, and then for the 3.0 source release.
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post #28 of 44
Wow, what a screwed up article! This is no where near what is happening, they totally misinterpreted everything google said!

Honeycomb is not going closed source, they were merely announcing that Android 3.0 AOSP will be DELAYED while they fix all the crap they had to jury rig to make the Xoom release date. Once it is fixed and proper THEN it will be released to AOSP.

Repeat, this is merely a DELAY from the normal device release/AOSP release window.
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post #29 of 44
Love the media. I wish we could report sites like these and have them shut down.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/03...n-cut-in-line/
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post #30 of 44
They will release the source. Gizmodo even had a statement from a google rep that said that exact thing. So many people have taken this and blown it up. "Oh, it's delayed? IT MUST NEVER BE COMING!!!!!"
    
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