[ILUG] Android gone Free
John P. Looney
valen at tuatha.org
Fri Oct 24 09:44:17 IST 2008
On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 9:34 AM, FRLinux <frlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> Noticed and quite impressed about the size of the SDK :) I have a
> question about Android. Do you think we'll be able to pretty much
> install it on any phone in a short while? Or is there a remote chance
> that hardware might be preventing this? (I'm thinking Nokia handsets
> currently equipped with S60 3rd gen).
If it'll run Maemo, it'll run Android. I think some people got early
versions of the Android SDK on some of the Nokia webtablets. But Nokia had
said previously that they aren't interested in opening the source to their
radio chipsets, so I think getting it running on Nokia phones will be a
massive pain, if at all possible. Best steer clear of them for now, and go
for smart phones from the other companies in the Open Handset
Anyone know if their $1500 licence for Symbian gives you radio drivers that
you can port to other platforms ?
Note; I don't work on the Android project, so don't really know. The minds
of telcos and dominant cellphone manufacturers are closed to me.
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