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- Sent with disgruntlement from my HTC Desire
"Last year's phone"
Posted May 16, 2012 12:25 UTC (Wed) by job (guest, #670)
You can still make calls, send SMSes, use the GPS, use the browser, and install as many third party apps as your heart desire. What else could you want? I know I didn't run into any other limitation.
The fact that Google requires an account to use for example Latitude or Gmail is not something you can hold against Android. They don't offer Gmail anonymously on any platform.
Posted May 16, 2012 12:40 UTC (Wed) by yaap (subscriber, #71398)
For example, my device is registered (for Market/Play access) but the only data seen from my Google account dashboard is the phone id and list of downloaded applications. There's no calendar information because I don't use Google calendar but my company groupware instead. Other services are equally blank as I don't use them either.
So there's some amount of granularity in what you want to show Google.
However I find the fact that the WiFi settings are sync'd puzzling. It doesn't show on the dashboard, but I'll be sure to try it when I get a cheap/small Android tablet end of this year (current tablets are too expensive for what I see as a couch potato device ;).
Posted May 26, 2012 17:41 UTC (Sat) by djao (subscriber, #4263)
Posted May 26, 2012 19:12 UTC (Sat) by job (guest, #670)
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