[SATLUG] OT: Android phone recommendations

Othniel Graichen othniel at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 20:35:00 CDT 2011

The Sprint EVO works on the real 4G network -- not the me too 4G networks.
It can operate as a wireless router for Linux laptops.  You cant get a 4G
a Linux laptop.  So a phone that duals as a hotspot is a plus.

Nokia has a new phone which uses a Linux based OS to be released
quite soon.  N8 or some such is the name.  or M8 "mate"

dont know for sure.

Smartphones are still not very smart.  YET.


On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com>wrote:

> It looks like it's time for my wife & I to replace our cell phones.  I've
> been holding off getting one of the smart phones until the prices came down,
> and it looks like they're a bit more reasonable now.  The only real question
> at this point is, which one?
> For reasons that should be obvious for THIS group, I want to go with an
> Android, but what kind of experiences have you had?  Do they all generally
> connect with desktop PCs pretty readily, of are there some hoops you have to
> jump through to get them to connect?  What about the differences between a
> Windows PC & a Linux system?
> Any insight you can provide would be appreciated.  Thanks.
> Al Lesmerises
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