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    Is it possible to upgrade from Eclair to v2.2?
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    (Original post by bigmo7)
    Right, advice needed here. My Dad's going to America in a couple of weeks and I've asked him to be kind enough to buy my a Xoom since it would work out at around £370 which is arguably a lot cheaper than buying it from here but I'm still undecided as to whether or not to just go for a safe option like the iPad 2? The tablet constantly gets stick over on Engadget which tbf appears to be slightly favourable towards Apple but I don't know which one to go for any more.

    I'm not sure how much I can put up with the ecosystem that Apple offers cos it's frustrating but on the other hand this whole argument about the range of apps etc is quite convincing.

    Any help would be appreciated...
    Have you used Android before? Or the Apple mobile operating system?

    I think the Xoom has Abode Flash on it, and this would lend to a better Web browsing experience, but I think both are amongst the better tablets out there.

    As for the range of apps, iOS and Android both have large ranges, even though Android is open source and iOS not so much.
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    I have to say I'd rather get the ipad2, everything seems much more polished on ipad atm - I believe android will catch up though! But not right now. Also it'll retain its value a bit better. Jailbreak it though.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    Is it possible to upgrade from Eclair to v2.2?
    That would depend on what phone you have.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    Is it possible to upgrade from Eclair to v2.2?
    Yeah it should be, depends on the phone but for most if they're on Éclair then it should be able to bring them up to Froyo.

    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    Have you used Android before? Or the Apple mobile operating system?

    I think the Xoom has Abode Flash on it, and this would lend to a better Web browsing experience, but I think both are amongst the better tablets out there.

    As for the range of apps, iOS and Android both have large ranges, even though Android is open source and iOS not so much.
    Yeah used both of them, I just don't know which one to use for a tablet tbh.
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    I'd get the XOOM but I'm a loyalist **** :dontknow:
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    The apps argument isn't so strong on tablets became 90% of what you'd want to do is web browsing on the sofa. In that regard I would go for the xoom because it will have flash. Only problem is the xoom seems rushed out so it might be worth it to wait till they iron out some of the kinks.
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    That would depend on what phone you have.
    Samsung Galaxy 3
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    Samsung Galaxy 3
    Yes, upgradeable to 2.2

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    So what's HTC got on the horizon besides the Desire S?

    I mean, I really want either an HTC for sense and all the nice little touches they have on their interface (the only Android manfucaturer that puts a lot of thought in to their products imo) or an iPhone 5 this year. But HTC seem to be releasing very minor updates. Anything on par with the Samsung Galaxy S2 out there? I'm really not keen on Samsung with their crappy support, optimisation (or lack of) and lack of updates. The Atrix looks fantastic except I'm not interested in Webtop and Motoblur<Sense. It's got a high pixel density and seems to be fairly compact though.
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    Samsung galaxy s2 is coming out, my friend says it has dual core? And runs ginger bread?

    My contract ends in august so I could get it just dunno if it's worth it.

    Is it true that ginger bread can be run on sgs? I remember one guy tried to sell an sgs with 2.3 beta, but I already got this phone by that time.

    What I wanna know is, if it's possible how EXACTLY could I install it on my phone?
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    (Original post by G8D)
    I'd get the XOOM but I'm a loyalist **** :dontknow:
    Well I think I'm slowly becoming one too...dunno if it's enough to stop me from buying an iPad yet though :p:

    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    The apps argument isn't so strong on tablets became 90% of what you'd want to do is web browsing on the sofa. In that regard I would go for the xoom because it will have flash. Only problem is the xoom seems rushed out so it might be worth it to wait till they iron out some of the kinks.
    Hmmm I guess but I reckon I would probably still play games on it too and although there are good games on Android, the availability of games for Apple are a lot. I wanna go for the Xoom just for the hell of it cos I might enjoy it more but I don't wanna end up not using it because it lacks some features etc.

    I've saved up for a while now so I don't really want to make a bad decision here
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    (Original post by bigmo7)
    Yes, upgradeable to 2.2

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    where do I download it from?
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    (Original post by Yawn11)
    Samsung galaxy s2 is coming out, my friend says it has dual core? And runs ginger bread?

    My contract ends in august so I could get it just dunno if it's worth it.

    Is it true that ginger bread can be run on sgs? I remember one guy tried to sell an sgs with 2.3 beta, but I already got this phone by that time.

    What I wanna know is, if it's possible how EXACTLY could I install it on my phone?
    Yeah JV1 has been out since the start of March and it's Gingerbread for the SGS. It's a beta and a bit unstable so wait for a stable release of GB for the SGS and then flash it. You can do it via Odin or no doubt it will be available thru CWM soon enough.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    where do I download it from?
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=868

    No doubt be available on XDA...you'll have to have a read around regarding the method to update it but it shouldn't be too hard.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    where do I download it from?
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=861

    XDA is usually the best place to go for stuff like that.
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    (Original post by AugustWestie)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=861

    XDA is usually the best place to go for stuff like that.
    Check the post before yours.



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    (Original post by bigmo7)
    Yeah JV1 has been out since the start of March and it's Gingerbread for the SGS. It's a beta and a bit unstable so wait for a stable release of GB for the SGS and then flash it. You can do it via Odin or no doubt it will be available thru CWM soon enough.
    Alright then, cheers.
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    (Original post by bigmo7)
    Check the post before yours.



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    :facepalm: Damn it.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    So what's HTC got on the horizon besides the Desire S?

    I mean, I really want either an HTC for sense and all the nice little touches they have on their interface (the only Android manfucaturer that puts a lot of thought in to their products imo) or an iPhone 5 this year. But HTC seem to be releasing very minor updates. Anything on par with the Samsung Galaxy S2 out there? I'm really not keen on Samsung with their crappy support, optimisation (or lack of) and lack of updates. The Atrix looks fantastic except I'm not interested in Webtop and Motoblur&lt;Sense. It's got a high pixel density and seems to be fairly compact though.
    I have a feeling HTC are going to try and make September their new release window like what they did with the Desire HD. I think it's almost certain they will come out with a dual/quad core this year the only problem is figuring out when. I would also not place too much emphasis on Sense, yeah it's great and I enjoy the nice little touches but Launcher Pro is a much better and fulfilling launcher. I would only recommend Sense to some who wants a smooth experience like that on Ios.
 
 
 
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