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  1. #1
    4phun
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    The market for Google’s Android phone just shrunk!

    OCTOBER 26, 2008 |
    Sprint unhappy with Google’s Android phone - needs an iPhone killer
    fast

    AT&T has been hoarding the successful iPhone for sometime while other
    carriers such as Sprint suffers in the smartphone market. Sprint has
    been aggressively looking to provide a real competitor to the iPhone.
    There are other phones on the market with touchscreen capability, like
    the Samsung Instinct. However, no other phone on the market equals the
    Internet capabilities of the iPhone.

    Sprint desperately needs a new smart phone to compete with AT&T to
    claim its stake in the growing mobile data market in the US. Sprint
    has been closely working with Google on the highly anticipated Android
    platform for cell phones. The company not only wants to utilize the
    platform, but also wants to develop a distinct service to rival that
    of the iPhone’s.

    However, things are not going as smoothly as anticipated for Sprint.
    According to Silicon Ally Insider, Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint, in a
    recent conference stated that the the Google Android is not yet “good
    enough to put the Sprint brand on it.” This comment was surprising,
    that Hesse would publicly talk down the Android after carefully
    integrating it into Sprint’s future road map.

    Sprint has been planing on getting an Android phone out by this
    Chirstmas to compete with the iPhone. However, it seems that T-
    Mobile’s launch is consuming enough of Google’s attention to hamper
    Sprint’s plans. Due to circumstances it looks like Sprint won’t be
    launching the Android phone this holiday season.

    Apparently, Sprint is not happy about playing second fiddle for
    Android. Sprint’s stance seems to be that the platform does not
    deserve the company’s logo on it yet. Despite some rough areas with
    the Google Android, the platform is definitely more advanced then most
    of the offerings out on the market currently.

    One of the greatest aspects about the platform is its evolving feature
    set via updates. Sprint could theoretically rush the Android out to
    the market then plan on developing its brand specific service with
    future updates down the road. As it is now, we will just have to wait
    and see what Sprint plans on offering this holiday season to compete
    with the iPhone.

    http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...e-killer-fast/



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  2. #2
    Larry
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    Re: OCTOBER 26, 2008 | Sprint unhappy with Google’s An droid phone - needs an iPhone killer fast

    4phun <[email protected]> wrote in news:62f47226-9e89-45b3-b40e-
    [email protected]:

    > However, no other phone on the market equals the
    > Internet capabilities of the iPhone.
    >


    Horse------------------------------------****.




  3. #3
    Andy
    Guest

    Re: OCTOBER 26, 2008 | Sprint unhappy with Google’s Android phone - needs an iPhone killer fast

    Samsung instinct blows it away


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    "4phun" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    The market for Google’s Android phone just shrunk!

    OCTOBER 26, 2008 |
    Sprint unhappy with Google’s Android phone - needs an iPhone killer
    fast

    AT&T has been hoarding the successful iPhone for sometime while other
    carriers such as Sprint suffers in the smartphone market. Sprint has
    been aggressively looking to provide a real competitor to the iPhone.
    There are other phones on the market with touchscreen capability, like
    the Samsung Instinct. However, no other phone on the market equals the
    Internet capabilities of the iPhone.

    Sprint desperately needs a new smart phone to compete with AT&T to
    claim its stake in the growing mobile data market in the US. Sprint
    has been closely working with Google on the highly anticipated Android
    platform for cell phones. The company not only wants to utilize the
    platform, but also wants to develop a distinct service to rival that
    of the iPhone’s.

    However, things are not going as smoothly as anticipated for Sprint.
    According to Silicon Ally Insider, Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint, in a
    recent conference stated that the the Google Android is not yet “good
    enough to put the Sprint brand on it.” This comment was surprising,
    that Hesse would publicly talk down the Android after carefully
    integrating it into Sprint’s future road map.

    Sprint has been planing on getting an Android phone out by this
    Chirstmas to compete with the iPhone. However, it seems that T-
    Mobile’s launch is consuming enough of Google’s attention to hamper
    Sprint’s plans. Due to circumstances it looks like Sprint won’t be
    launching the Android phone this holiday season.

    Apparently, Sprint is not happy about playing second fiddle for
    Android. Sprint’s stance seems to be that the platform does not
    deserve the company’s logo on it yet. Despite some rough areas with
    the Google Android, the platform is definitely more advanced then most
    of the offerings out on the market currently.

    One of the greatest aspects about the platform is its evolving feature
    set via updates. Sprint could theoretically rush the Android out to
    the market then plan on developing its brand specific service with
    future updates down the road. As it is now, we will just have to wait
    and see what Sprint plans on offering this holiday season to compete
    with the iPhone.

    http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...e-killer-fast/





  4. #4
    Mr. Strat
    Guest

    Re: OCTOBER 26, 2008 | Sprint unhappy with Google’s Android phone - needs an iPhone killer fast

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    4phun <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The market for Googleís Android phone just shrunk!


    So, that's one sucky carrier that won't use it.



  5. #5
    Larry
    Guest

    Re: OCTOBER 26, 2008 | Sprint unhappy with Google’s An droid phone - needs an iPhone killer fast

    "Mr. Strat" <[email protected]> wrote in news:311020081828004381%
    [email protected]:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > 4phun <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The market for Googleís Android phone just shrunk!

    >
    > So, that's one sucky carrier that won't use it.
    >


    What he fails to see is that there is no "Android Phone", like his iPhone.

    Android is an OPERATING SYSTEM that happens to run on phones, not just one
    but there will be a whole RANGE of phones with Android as OS.

    Motorola, is dumping Linux, Java and other phone OSs and is going to run
    their whole line on Android! The news was full of these articles today,
    but, of course, our Apple fanbois wouldn't report that.....

    What's going to be neat is that T-mobile's G1 will run the same 3rd party
    apps as the new Motorola line of Android powered phones....and will have
    the same Google toy access.

    Motorola was running Symbian until rival Nokia bought the OS lock, stock
    and barrel, recently. They'll drop it, now, for Android.




  6. #6
    Mr. Strat
    Guest

    Re: OCTOBER 26, 2008 | Sprint unhappy with Google’s An droid phone - needs an iPhone killer fast

    In article <[email protected]>, Larry
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What he fails to see is that there is no "Android Phone", like his iPhone.


    Well, everybody is calling it the Google phone or the Android phone.
    It's just us techno-geeks who know the real name.

    > Motorola, is dumping Linux, Java and other phone OSs and is going to run
    > their whole line on Android! The news was full of these articles today,
    > but, of course, our Apple fanbois wouldn't report that.....


    Motorola's mobile unit is hurting. Hopefully, Android will help.

    > What's going to be neat is that T-mobile's G1 will run the same 3rd party
    > apps as the new Motorola line of Android powered phones....and will have
    > the same Google toy access.


    I'm guessing that we'll see some very unique apps coming our way
    because of the open-source nature of the thing. I got my G1 the day
    before they were released for sale, and I love it.



  7. #7
    dafydd
    Guest

    Re: OCTOBER 26, 2008 | Sprint unhappy with Google’s Android phone - needs an iPhone killer fast

    On Oct 31, 8:28*pm, "Mr. Strat" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    >
    > 4phun <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > The market for Googleís Android phone just shrunk!

    >
    > So, that's one sucky carrier that won't use it.


    Sprint was not saying they will never use this OS, simply that it is
    not quite what they are looking for as it it today.
    As there are improvements made to the OS, and it becomes more robust,
    I am confident they will take another look.
    I would not be surprised if within the next 6-8 months there will be a
    Sprint device running the Android OS. Or at least
    one in development at that time. Personally, I'd prefer them to take
    their time, make sure it is right before releasing it.
    As I am sure that anyone that has purchased the "next big thing" only
    to find out it needed more bench testing before
    release can attest to.



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