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Android Ported To iPhone 3G, Too [Video]


Friday 07th of May 2010 / phandroid.com
You may recall a story we reported on a couple of weeks back about programmer David Wang (‘planetbeing’ on the internet)dual-booting Android on his iPhone 2G thanks to the Linux On The iPhone project. He stated that iPhone 3G and 3GS support would come later, and it’s now starting to take form. If you want to try this one on for size, you’ll need to wait for David to package everything up into a nice download (as well as get a few more issues worked out) but those of you wondering about 3G (and – probably soon – 3GS) support can stop.Right now, the audio framework has yet to be patched into the Linux kernel (meaning audio will not work in anything you do), but everything else seems to work as Android intended. The implementation is still slow compared to what you’d get on a dedicated Android device, but how much can you ask of a few programmers? David states he’s still actively looking for volunteer coders to help with the project, so if this interest you, head over to the project’s site now.
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Apple Invites Press to September 12 Event, Next iPhone Likely – Droid Life


Tuesday 04th of September 2012 / droid-life.com
Apple sent out invites to the press this morning for an event that will take place on September 12. This event is expected to be for the unveiling of the next iPhone or “new” iPhone or as the image above hints at, the iPhone 5. For those in the Android game, this doesn’t mean that the end of the world is near. Sure, Apple will sell a record amount of them, but it’s still the same tired old app jukebox operating system that most of us decided long ago, was not our cup of tea. It should have LTE, but probably not NFC. The screen could measure 4″ and there may be a slightly tweaked form factor or color scheme. The funny thing is, we get all of that in a new Android device on a monthly basis.In the mean time, expect there to be a boat load of Android announcements over the next week as companies rush to release products before the new iPhone hits store shelves. Motorola is up tomorrow, Amazon is up on Thursday, and we wouldn’t be surprised if someone else joined in on the fun.Via:  Engadget
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Another survey says Android will soon take over the world


Tuesday 06th of April 2010 / androidcentral.com
According to a recent survey by Changewave, Android has overtaken the iPhone as the most desirable smartphone on the market. Building on their December 2009 report, Changewave now reports that of those who are buying a smartphone in the next 90 days, 30% prefer Android. Which is more than iPhone. To be fair, the survey lists that 29% of users prefer iPhone but hey, whether you win by an inch or a mile, you still win. And 1% more than the vaunted iPhone is a win.Android has grown significantly since the onslaught of amazing Android devices. Since September, interest in Android has grown five-fold. Ah, to remember the good ol' days. [electronista]
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Sidearm Sports gives iOS the finger, brings college sports news to Android


Friday 04th of February 2011 / androinica.com
This story hit me personally for two reasons – first, Sidearm Sports is based at my alma matter, Syracuse University; and, second, because in their blog post announcing their move to Android ended with this:Stay tuned as I plan on moving from my iPhone to a Droid as I believe over the next 12-18 months you will see Droids take over iPhone’s as the more desired platform with a wider variety of apps. I don’t just want to replace my iPhone however; I want to destroy it (need to take my frustration out somewhere). I am open to any and all creative ideas on how to destroy the phone.The basic story is that Sidearm Sports had been developing for the iPhone for a long time, but ultimately became frustrated with the review policies. The trouble was that Apple marked them as spam because they wanted to release essentially the same app, but each app was targeted at a specific university and populated with news, scores and photos for that school. Apple went on to tell them that “Applications based on a common feature set should be combined into a single container app”. Sidearm
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Apple take over android


Sunday 16th of September 2012 / forums.androidcentral.com
Does anyone believe eventually apple will surpass android to the point all consumers will want and ever buy is the iPhone? Bcuz from the looks of things iPhone is still the number one phone and are winning against the patients. And iPhone updates for there phones comes all at once various android where devices take so long for software updates it almost like blackberry because blackberry takes forever to get a new software update Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
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Apple ports Android to the iPhone! - Page 4


Thursday 08th of April 2010 / droidforums.net
Originally Posted by EbE404 Originally Posted by Martin030908 Originally Posted by jsh1120It will undoubtedly work very well. Apple products generally work very well. But it will work well because the multitasking by third party apps is intentionally very limited. In fact, unlike the virtually unlimited multitasking on the Android platform, the Apple approach is to leave the O/S in charge of running specific applications in a multitasking environment. In contrast, the Android o/s lets applications take over and limits itself to managing memory demands. This is an understandable "compromise" design that largely eliminates many of the issues associated with memory management, unpredictable performance, etc. Likewise it completely eliminates the need for "task killers" since there is no way for individual applications or a combination of applications to drag down performance or drain the battery. The control the O/S exerts and the limited extent of multitasking assures that. Of course, all designs are "compromises" and the Apple approach has disadvantages.
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Android User Base to take over iPhone by 2010


Tuesday 13th of July 2010 / androidheadlines.com
It is no secret that apple set the bar for the smart phone back in 2007 with the iPhone and has dominated the market ever since. There seems to be a changing of the guard in our midst. With android based phones available on more cellular networks and in more flavors it isn’t hard to imagine that it would soon outdo the iPhone in terms of sales. Even though the iPhone has many more apps available on it’s App Store, it seems as though android users prefer having a greater selection of handsets then apps. With millions of identical iPhones in people’s hands, it becomes difficult to express ones individuality through the phone they use. Choice is freedom. Recent statistics released by Google’s Admob, indicate that if current trends continue, android phones will outsell the iPhone.Recent bad press regarding the iPhone’s antenna and it’s reception have paved the way for potentially the greatest android release yet. Droid X, coming out on Wednesday, will surely give iPhone a run for it’s money. Verizon and Motorola have teamed up to release the Droid X superphone to dethrone t
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Android OS Distribution Numbers Updated – Jelly Bean Debuts, Ice Cream Sandwich Starts to Take Over


Thursday 02nd of August 2012 / androidheadlines.com
It’s the first week of the month, and what does that mean? Android OS distribution numbers are released for all of the “fragmentation” arguers to have a field day. This month we get to see the debut of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) on the chart at 0.8%, something that I’m sure Apple will use in a big bold slide during their iPhone 5 announcement. Then again, their adoption rate is always flawed since they update their devices and hack out all of the newly announced features that apparently can’t run on older hardware, but I digress.So what do we have here? Ice Cream Sandwich is up to 15.9%, a solid 5% jump in a month’s time. You can probably attribute the increase to devices…Continue Reading HereAndroid OS Distribution Numbers Updated – Jelly Bean Debuts, Ice Cream Sandwich Starts to Take Over – droid-life.com
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Apple ports Android to the iPhone! - Page 4


Thursday 08th of April 2010 / droidforums.net
Originally Posted by EbE404 Originally Posted by Martin030908 Originally Posted by jsh1120It will undoubtedly work very well. Apple products generally work very well. But it will work well because the multitasking by third party apps is intentionally very limited. In fact, unlike the virtually unlimited multitasking on the Android platform, the Apple approach is to leave the O/S in charge of running specific applications in a multitasking environment. In contrast, the Android o/s lets applications take over and limits itself to managing memory demands. This is an understandable "compromise" design that largely eliminates many of the issues associated with memory management, unpredictable performance, etc. Likewise it completely eliminates the need for "task killers" since there is no way for individual applications or a combination of applications to drag down performance or drain the battery. The control the O/S exerts and the limited extent of multitasking assures that. Of course, all designs are "compromises" and the Apple approach has disadvantages.
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Apple announces iPad, but will it take over the Android e-reader market?


Wednesday 27th of January 2010 / androidcentral.com
Finally, it's over with. Apple announced the iPad, a 9.7-inch (diagonal) tablet that essentially is a giant iPhone, only without voice calls. And without a camera. We're nowhere near ready to pass final judgment on this thing. But given that the starting price -- for aWiFi only and a mere 16 gigabytes or storage (before the operating system, mind you) -- is $499, that takes it well into netbook/low-end laptop territory. (Of course, the unlocked Nexus One is about that much, too, so ...) And so, we'll put it to you guys. You've been waiting alongside the rest of us to see what was coming that was supposed to change our lives. (And followed all of today's news at The iPhone Blog, right?) Is the iPad going to kill the future of Android-based e-readers, tablet and MIDs? Let's hear it. Will the iPad kill off Android e-readers?(polling)
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