Updates in all areas, spiced with case renders

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  1. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    There are plenty of phones still made that feature keypads, and make phone calls and can send texts.  They don't tend to be even as nice-looking as such phones used to be back in the day though, as they're either designed with big buttons for the elderly, or to an extreme budget for sales to the developing world.

    The other problem is they tend to be 2G only devices, and my current provider only provides 3G (and 4G).
     
  2. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

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    AT&T has 3G ones, Samsung made the one I had. It was nice. I dunno if that model is available for other carriers though.
     
  3. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    For one that version of Android is specifically built for the Pandora and bundled into a PND. It's also Gingerbread which is old as Dirt. There is a demo Android image that Ti provides for the Omap5 EVM dev board, however aTc reports that it is poorly implemented and there is a lot that isn't working properly. Someone would still need to do a ton of work to have a polished version of Android for the Pyra, however lack of interest by the people that have the skills to do so really prevents that.
     
  4. Saber

    Saber Advanced Member

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    I've read several members before talk about integrating this:

    http://www.myriadgroup.com/products/device-solutions/mobile-software/alien-dalvik/

    Feasible?
     
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  5. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    It's interesting for sure, but without anyway of trying it, I can't say for sure. 
     
  6. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

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    My friend Dan makes custom roms for phones, he says he might do it.
     
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  7. codifies

    codifies Very Active Member

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    I think I was misunderstood! A virtual keyboard is just no fun for developing, rather the Pyra with its OS choices and actual keyboard - is sufficient alternative to rid myself of an android phone and get a dumbphone....
     

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