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    Phoronix: Qualcomm Snapdragon MDP MSM8660

    Beyond the new data visualizations and other plans for Lillesand, Phoronix Test Suite 3.4 will contain much greater support for Google's Android operating system and there will also be greater compatibility with ARM tests using our automated testing framework. A horde of ARM-based testing is also just out on the horizon at Phoronix.com. This is all thanks to the cooperation of Qualcomm's Innovation Center; they recently sent over the Snapdragon MDP MSM8660 for doing this work and it is an interesting and powerful phone.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=16210

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    Great to start seeing some ARM tests!

    Android however can die a horrible death; it's completely unreliable, buggy as hell, sucks battery, fragmented software market, zero usability testing whatsoever and all consumer/business consumer Android devices all have locked bootloaders.

    I've 'downgraded' to Symbian and it's been a total plessure so far. I hope Meego/Maemo (or whatever) will find a good balance between an actual phone and the consumer "OMG Full HD!!!!111 one one eleven"-fancy pants effects phones.

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    • #3
      There are quite a few gentoo stage 3 images you can use and chroot straight into

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      • #4
        wow

        that's a pretty featurful phone. only thing missing is a 3d screen, but that can wait. glasses-free 3d screen technology isn't quite a clean experience yet anyway.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
          There are quite a few gentoo stage 3 images you can use and chroot straight into
          Link for such images?
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael View Post
            Link for such images?
            Nice to see you keep up to date with all the other non-Ubuntu distros

            http://mirrors.kernel.org/gentoo/rel...rm/autobuilds/

            Which is found from the main gentoo website under the Get Gentoo link and then under arm stages

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            • #7
              Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
              Great to start seeing some ARM tests!

              Android however can die a horrible death; it's completely unreliable, buggy as hell, sucks battery, fragmented software market, zero usability testing whatsoever and all consumer/business consumer Android devices all have locked bootloaders.
              Hold your horses. Does this look fragmented to you? http://developer.android.com/resourc...-versions.html

              In case you can't read: that's 95.5% devices running Android 2.1+

              FYI, my "completely unreliable, buggy as hell" OS currently has an uptime of 533h.

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              • #8
                That thing has amazing specs for a smartphone form factor! I'm totally last-generation with my brand new HTC Thunderbolt. Man, mobile moves way too fast for me. When Verizon puts a phone into production based on that platform, I'm gonna have to upgrade. I am a hopeless whore for high-end specs in a tiny device.

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                • #9
                  22 days on an android device? Sure it may stay up long, but have fun trying to get 22 days battery life on one...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by curaga View Post
                    22 days on an android device? Sure it may stay up long, but have fun trying to get 22 days battery life on one...
                    What's that got to do with anything?

                    Sure, I'd like my phone and laptop to require monthly charging, but since nobody has managed that feat yet, why bring it up?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                      What's that got to do with anything?

                      Sure, I'd like my phone and laptop to require monthly charging, but since nobody has managed that feat yet, why bring it up?
                      Because the uptime doesn't have anything to do with anything either.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by curaga View Post
                        Because the uptime doesn't have anything to do with anything either.
                        My definition of buggy and unreliable includes frequent crashes.

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