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Android in da house


My SO picked up an Android-based mobile yesterday and I am soooo jealous.

It’s the HTC Magic that was launched in May last year. I had used the phone previously in testing, but now I can really play around with it.

Only after a few minutes with the Magic you learn how far ahead (in terms of usability, at least) the modern touch-centric mobile operating systems are compared with the older key-centric ones.

The only disappointment so far is many of the service-based apps (mail, calendar, etc) are tied to Google and you need to sign up to use them (at least in the first instance).

Our next step is to get the Android Market (app store) happening for access to all those applications. Now I really can’t wait until my contract ends in six months.

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