Thor, are they really trying to port Android to a tytn? That is very interesting. Can you post a link? It is not as simple as porting it to the ARM architecture though. Android is already made for ARM. The problem is supporting all the devices on the chipset like the phone radio, screen, ect. All these things require drivers to be written, and Qualcomm does not hand out this info. It is not cheap (case in point, HTC chose to leave out 3D drivers to save a buck). There is much to reverse engineer to port a different OS to a device. Do you have a link? I did find where they got Android working on a Sharp Zaurus device. Interesting stuff.
Is SE support really saying april?? That would be awesome!! I tried calling but I got the typical "we dont get any pre-release info" answer. Where are you guys calling? I have maintained a hope that when CTIA comes around on March 1 (just one week!) MS and SE will finally announce a release date that will be much before everyone's pessimistic predictions. I mean this is SE not imate :P. surely they can pull something amazing off?
With the wvga screen and WM6.1 it is of paramount importance that the chipset is fully supported.The demonstrations are likely showing Xperia running without 3d3 drivers,on release I would presume the chipset will be fully supported with proper drivers.
Jonk, go to android site, there are 1000 people working or porting it, making aplications, itd. HTC tytn is on od the forst on the list, just w8 what people can do with opensource, expecialy if google is helping! That 5 times more programes working on it that on windows mobile or sybmbian. ID they simply make Android work on ARM architecture than all is done, only fine tunning needed, don't forget they ported linux on X-BOX, playstation, routers,...
Experia was made by Sonyericsson,all people in this planet knows that SONY Is the biggest eletronic company,they had highest skill engineers,huge facility and countless of money.With all of that just matter of time before they become a cellphone market leader.
A disappointing news...
I'm much concerned with the X1 speed now a days, well in this following video if you scroll to 53sec and see when the guy hits the clock and it takes a noticeable time plus it open in 2 steps which shows lack of proper memory utilisation well nothing is new when it comes to Microsoft apps but the thing is they cheap and user friendly too and that's what we luv abt MS ;-)
I just got confirmation from the marketing personal at SE and they said the phone release is for the first 1/4 of 2009 all dependenton when they carriers get online..
I believe Xperia can beat both E90 and iPhone, as E90 symbian based and doesn't even have good supportive themes never mind the business useable apps, can be competitive for iPhone if SE keeps the tradition of giving the same old handy walkman music features in this business box. As this phone (Window Pocket PC compatible apps) already have enough enterprise apps compatible so it does the basic job here on top of it we need some enhance built-in multimedia tools
yes looks like rumour has got it, SE phone support says April and web site says 2nd q
Thor, I highly doubt that you will be able to put Android on a device that doesn't already have it. These devices are not like PCs where you can freely install any OS you like. A device ROM must be made specifically for that device. There are hackers out there who try putting different OSes on phones and PDAs but Android on a windows mobile device is a very long shot.
Of course Windows mobile will beat Symbian.One thing that make symbian still alive is their "partner"(Nokia).What happen when Nokia loosing their lead?The answer is Nokia and symbian will burried in the same grave.
Yes i am agree with boedy.Symbian has a limited function,Windows Mobile give us more Room for our creativity and improvitation.One day when people around the world get more knowledge about operating system,they all will choose window mobile phones
Nokia recently bought Trolltech,this suggests Symbian won't be the preferred OS in years to come.I doubt Symbian OS could be developed enough to be useful in tomorrow's super high tech devices.
What i am certain fo is that symbian will stay as phone centric, while abaut windows mobile i am no so sure, did you hear abaut Google Android? It is linux based and made to work on same hardware as windows mobile devices. I am planning to try Android on my Xperia X1 when thex port it. And than i will decide, it is nice to have windows mobile as well as andriod based on same hardware as you can change whenever you want :P
I think this is the first step from SE to take nokia crown,because as we knows that SONY has a much bigger resources and bugget than others.Please rember when sony launch playstation,they beat all their main rival.And this war not only between SE and Nokia,Microsoft and Symbian also fight each other.I believe in next 5 years SE Will beat Nokia.And Microsoft will kick Symbian out...INSYA AllAH...
kUZx let's be serious, if you are interested in photography then buy a camera not a cell phone.
XPERIA is a business phone and 3MPX camera is the best choice for a lower price. However I haven't saw a device with WM on it and with a camera resolution bigger than 3MPX.
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I too have an interest in photography, please understand It's not just the resolution of the sensor that determines the final image quality look at the optics,the colour management,the technology in the image-processing engines.Camera/phones image sensors haven't got significantly larger from one generation to the next,so squeezing more megapixels out of a sensor means each pixel on the sensor is smaller.In most of the chip business,smaller electronics is the name of the game but with cameras,they translate to less light per pixel.That light difference means it's harder to distinguish the signals produced by light from the electronic noise in the sensor.The idea of making the signal-to-noise ratio worse may sound pretty technical,but possible consequences are easily understood-Images suffer from colour speckles,and cameras work poorly in dimmer conditions such as indoors.If you try to cram more pixels into the same amount of space,you get signal degradation because you're not getting as much light into the same pixel.Sony Ericcson's 3.2MP camera will be more than a match for Nokia's 5MP.