Android is not a phone?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by richard, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. richard

    richard Guest

    According to Evan Platt who made this earth shocking statement in a reply
    in another group stated the android is NOT a phone.

    Ok I give up. If it is not a phone, then what is it?

    As I own one, I certainly can make phone calls on it.
    Now try that with an Ipad.
    richard, Nov 16, 2010
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  2. richard

    XS11E Guest

    Android is an operating system just as Windows and Linux are operating

    The Android OS is used on some cell phones which are often referred to
    as Android phones, just as some PCs running Windows OS are often
    referred to a Windows PCs.
    XS11E, Nov 16, 2010
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  3. richard

    richard Guest

    Answer the question dude. Is it not a phone or is it?
    It's basic function is that of a cell phone. The OS allows for the
    operation of various applications that turn it into a pseudo computer.
    In my opinion, the droid is not a computer.
    richard, Nov 16, 2010
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    G. Morgan Guest

    Android all by itself is an operating system. If you have a "Droid" that would
    be a phone with Android running as it's O/S. Android is a variant of Linux.

    So as to whether a Droid is a phone or a computer, I'd have to say it's a
    computer with telephony abilities.

    With the ability to tether the "phone", you can also create a router with a
    built-in WIFI hotspot.

    Since it runs applications like Open Office, it certainly acts like it wants to
    be a computer.

    With applications like Skype and Google Voice the line is getting really blurry
    between a phone and PC or PC variant.
    G. Morgan, Nov 16, 2010
  5. richard

    Desk Rabbit Guest

    It's an operating system you dumbass.

    No, you own a mobile phone capable of running the Android operating system.
    An Ipad is not a phone.
    Desk Rabbit, Nov 16, 2010
  6. You should.

    It must be hard to type with all those feet in your mouth... <lol!>
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Nov 16, 2010
  7. richard

    Mike Yetto Guest

    He answered the question. As a matter of fact, I gave the answer
    recently in another thread. Android is an operating system based
    on Linux, you could call it a specialized Linux distribution.
    If a smart-phone runs a curtailed version of Windows, does that make
    your PC a phone?
    It is a phone that is smarter than RtS.

    Mike "RtS is a non-operating system" Yetto
    Mike Yetto, Nov 16, 2010
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    Meat Plow Guest

    Android is the operating system.
    Meat Plow, Nov 16, 2010
  9. richard

    Mike Yetto Guest

    To be precise a "Droid" is a phone manufactured by Motorola.
    That, apparently, isn't the android he's looking for.
    RtS has trouble grasping concepts because he tries to use his
    thumbs. The concepts aren't concrete enough for him.

    Mike "hand him some real concrete" Yetto
    Mike Yetto, Nov 16, 2010
  10. richard

    Meat Plow Guest

    Android is an operating system.
    Meat Plow, Nov 16, 2010
  11. richard

    Desk Rabbit Guest

    And here's the proof that it's an operating system.

    Now we will sit back and watch you backpedal cos I very much doubt in
    spite of the overwhelming evidence that you are wrong you are going to
    admit that you are wrong - yet again.
    Desk Rabbit, Nov 16, 2010
  12. Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Nov 16, 2010
  13. richard

    G. Morgan Guest

    And two 5 gallon buckets. Meet me at the pier 19 right before dusk.
    G. Morgan, Nov 16, 2010
  14. richard

    Meat Plow Guest

    There is a Droid Incredible made by HTC.
    Meat Plow, Nov 16, 2010
  15. richard

    Old Gringo38 Guest

    This is what I call a telephone:
    That Android thing you have is some kind of High Tech Digital
    Communication Device and doesn't resemble a telephone in way shape or
    form. A good telephone has to have miles and miles of copper wire
    run all over the countryside with telephone poles along side the
    roadway for drunks to run into. Now that said, I can talk to my baby
    sister (70 years young) in ND over the phone lines using my computer
    and a program called Skype, do we call that a telephone or what? All
    said and done, I am totally fascinated by the advancements in
    electronics and communications, but remember the telephone poles are
    still there so drive carefully. :) Maybe Evan is right.
    Old Gringo38, Nov 16, 2010
  16. richard

    Mike Easter Guest

    You should act more nicely and less abrasively, especially since your
    position on some issues is so often wrong, it makes your rudeness all
    the more boorish.
    wiki: "Droid, brand name of a number of Android (operating system)-based
    smartphones from multiple manufacturers: <lists 3 Motorolas and 2 HTCs>

    Android = an OS for smartphones
    Droid = brand name for several smartphones
    Mike Easter, Nov 16, 2010
  17. richard

    Jaya Guest

    "Old Gringo38" <> a écrit dans le message de groupe
    de discussion : f7uuqxr3e9pm$...

    Evan is sure right according to this explanation :
    Jaya, Nov 16, 2010
  18. richard

    Old Gringo38 Guest

    Your reply should have been directed to the OP, as I don't personally
    give a shit what you have to say.
    Old Gringo38, Nov 16, 2010
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    G. Morgan Guest

    There were half a dozen correct replies before Evan posted. Anyone who needs a
    Wiki page to explain Android OS must have been hiding under a rock the last 2
    G. Morgan, Nov 16, 2010
  20. "Wiki page"? Is there a Google to explain "a wiki page"?




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