Presumably some things have to be compiled especially for intel chips?
Is there a definitive list of what can be run and what can't be on Intel Android devices? Since the review didn't even mention it.
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After trying all the Google Reader alternatives and not liking *any* I stumbled across selfoss, it's a ridicously easy-to-set-up RSS reader that you host yourself.
Stuck it on the Raspberry pi, got myself a free .tk domain name and that's it.
I seriously recommend you try it if you're still stuck for a Reader alternative.
I don't think the argument holds water. Show me a bad open source program and I'll show you an equally bad closed source one. Fact is - if it's open source at the very least there's the chance that someone smarter than you can correct your mess.
"but - unfortunately - Linus doesn't scale. Very few projects get to have a Torvalds-like leader."
Yup - this holds true of all software, not just open source.
It looks like the shrinking process is getting a bit pricey these days. So why not channel some resources to making more efficient designs.
Better compilers to take advantage of GPUs
More instructions per cycle
There are still massive bottlenecks happening in even normal day to day computer operations, so why not tackle them next?
You get more control as default, like you can choose your keyboard software, the browser you want, the sms app, email client etc. You can store stuff on SD cards like movies, music etc without specialist software also which is always nice. And then if you want more control you can root the phone for superuser access fairly easily because all Sony Phones come with an unlocked bootloader, but that's more if you want to start using your phone for non-phone stuff.
( all of this written off the top of my head, happy to be corrected. )
Quite tempted by this - the screen resolution sounds a bit rubbish, but the idea of a rugged and *small* phone with smartphone features is pretty compelling.
I'm using a phone with a HW keyboard at the moment, but honestly swiftkey has got to the point where it's pretty usable as the main input device!
If there's a way to get it for <£200 then I'm on it!
An affordable small laptop with decent battery life, screen and price point seems like an obvious winner to me.
This is what happened with the original Brazos, but once the laptops finally started coming out no one in the media seemed to care or even bother reviewing them.
Would be nice to hear some solid dates and products soon pls
I think you're broadly right. I've used android on x86 before and most apps work (because they're written in Java and interpreted).
I think the article could have explained that part a bit better.
Anyway - seems like a good phone for the money. And android on x86 is pretty nippy so I'll be watching this space with great interest - If the battery is half decent then you have a phone that can also be plugged into an HDMI and used as a proper x86 with a proper OS.
...that's the dream anyway!