October 19th 2009 3:01 am

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Gizmodo says:

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In time, Android very well could be the internet phone, hands down, in terms of raw capabilities. And while it's not as easy to use or polished or seamless as the iPhone—or to some extent, Palm's WebOS—it's way more usable than most other smartphones, and keeps evolving, way faster than anyone else, continually closing that gap. Android 2.0's potential finally feels as enormous as the iPhone's, and I get kinda tingly thinking about it. I can't say Android 2.0 is ready for your mom yet, but it's definitely ready for anybody reading this. quote


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Critic reviews

7.4
5 reviews
  • Ease of use
    7.2
  • Speed
    7.3
  • Configurability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
    8.0
  • Openness

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7.5
14 reviews
7.0
Engadget Oct 30, 2009

The first thing you should know is that Android 2.0 isn't drastically different than 1.5 or 1.6, save for a few notable features and tweaks that have significant impact. True to form, Google hasn't gone for visual flair or wild embellishments for the sake of a few dropped jaws.

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8.0
Ars Technica Dec 3, 2009

Android 2.0, aka "Eclair," is an evolutionary step up from previous releases of Android. While some may call the interface jumbled, once you understand the paradigm it makes decent sense.

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7.0
Gizmodo Nov 3, 2009

Android 2.0's potential finally feels as enormous as the iPhone's, and I get kinda tingly thinking about it. I can't say Android 2.0 is ready for your mom yet, but it's definitely ready for anybody reading this.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 30, 2009

Android 2.0 offers more functionality improvements over 1.6, rather than visual flair or excitement in the same way that perhaps Apple concentrates on. But it's the little things that can soon add up to make it better than the sum of its parts.

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9.0
cchana cchana

I've become a big fan of Android in the few months I've had the HTC WIldfire as my main device. Android has it's drawbacks when compared to iOS, mainly cosmetic, but it's a great OS in it's own right. Configurable, stable, fast and scalable. What's not to love?!

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