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3/9/2011 11:44 PM EST
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LarryM99
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LarryM99   3/16/2011 1:38:56 PM
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I've seen surveys that put the number pretty high. I would prefer to use a puck or tethered handset to get access over tieing a relatively high-value device to a service provider. That also means that I can leverage one data account to provide service to multiple devices. Larry M.

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KB3001   3/16/2011 12:20:15 AM
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@Larry, I wonder how many customers out there prefer a tablet without an always-on cellular connection?

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LamarGreen   3/14/2011 4:54:30 PM
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Google is like the KGB accusing everyone else of spying.

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LamarGreen   3/14/2011 4:51:20 PM
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By delaying general release is Android 3.0 shooting itself in the foot now that iPad 2 is out? WiFi-only Android tablets are no bargain when compared with the Apple product, and they usually must be rooted to derive full benefit. Also, the "monthly, no-contract" approach by AT&T and Verizon for the iPad-2 beats what is being offered for the Xoom and similar products. My company is interested in Android for field video communications (so problems may actually be viewed for live discussion). Until the iPad-2 with its front-facing camera, only Android tablets held this undelivered promise. If Android doesn't do something very soon, we're going to donate the Viewsonic G Tablets we've already purchased (or raffle them to employees) and move forward with the Apple product.

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Sanjib.A   3/13/2011 4:40:48 PM
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Recently, may be sometime in the last week, there was a report I found as below: "... there were 58 malicious apps on the Android Market place which 2,60,000 Android users inadvertently downloaded. These apps were basically trying to steal information by uploading it to unknown servers and were adding backdoors to the mobile devices. What Google did to remedy this was even scarier. It used a remote Kill switch to delete these apps. So Google used a backdoor of its own to close some other backdoors. With Google saying there are more than 3,00,000 Android activations a day, this Google backdoor puts an alarming amount of information in one corporationís hands." - Sounds a bit scary to me! Any comments on the above?

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rick merritt   3/13/2011 6:18:35 AM
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@garydpdx: What I meant was Android as a whole is sitll in its infancy given it only just recently got support for its first USB device--a keyboard.

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garydpdx   3/12/2011 10:31:06 PM
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Rick, if the Honeycomb code is still in a young state, maybe still beta, I would be pretty hesitant about getting a Motorola Xoom, which is shipping and available from Verizon!

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Kinnar   3/11/2011 3:58:49 PM
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It seems that android is getting more suitable for tablets compared to ios and windows. If full support of USB is provided the days of notebooks and netbooks will be over.

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Kinnar   3/11/2011 3:56:14 PM
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The android has really got advanced, it is really going more feature rich compared to ios and windows. After the full support of USB the days of laptops and netbooks will be over.

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Steven Huo   3/11/2011 3:19:07 AM
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Currently, my device K7 MID http://www.opensourcemid.org/ can support Andriod 2.1 and WinCE6.0, while some friends say it can support Android 2.2 as well. Hope to update my OS to Android 3.0.

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