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Engadget says:

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The story here is Android and what it promises... though doesn't necessarily deliver on at first. Like any paradigm shift, it's going to take time. There is tremendous potential for this OS on mobile devices -- it truly realizes the open ideals laid out by Google when they announced this project. The only problem seems to be the stuff they either left on the back burner, cutting room floor, or hoped would come from that exciting, untapped world of open source developers. quote


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Critic reviews

7.0
6 reviews
  • Ease of use
    6.8
  • Speed
    7.3
  • Configurability
    6.7
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
    7.0
  • Openness
    8.0

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User reviews

10
1 review
  • Ease of use
    4.0
  • Speed
    8.0
  • Configurability
    4.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
    2.0
  • Openness
    10
7.0
Engadget Oct 16, 2008

There is tremendous potential for this OS on mobile devices -- it truly realizes the open ideals laid out by Google when they announced this project.

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7.0
TechCrunch Oct 16, 2008

I can’t really say that Android is good or bad, but my initial reaction was that it seemed to be slapped together last second and held together by duct tape. It’s not as buggy as the iPhone first was but it looks and feels archaic.

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6.0
Gizmodo Oct 16, 2008

Despite all the UI quirks and bad design decisions, it's still better than other smartphone OSes out there. It's not perfect, but for people who like tinkering, its cons are outweighed by its pros such as Gmail and the Marketplace.

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8.0
Brighthand Nov 5, 2008

I'm sure Google is going to keep plugging away at improving the software, and third-party developers will help fill in the holes. It will take a while, but eventually I expect Android to be an impressive mobile platform.

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6.0
BGR Oct 16, 2008

This should be the “killer app” on the G1 out of the box. Yes, there will be 3rd party solutions, but that doesn’t negate the fact that so many things are just unpolished and rushed here.

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