[Nottingham] Android Phones

Rory Holland modestforagenius at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 8 17:48:16 UTC 2009

Moot point anyway: I use Gmail, and nearly always web apps for everything.
The arguments against ChromeOS (and cloud computing in general) always pass
me by because I live my entire life in a web browser for everything except

2009/12/8 Cat Clarkson <envengcat at googlemail.com>

> I think what I said was a little unclear, not sure, but the outlook
> integration with HTCs outlook app is almost flawless.  The only single
> strange thing it does is when I accept a meeting request on the
> calendar/outlook thing its auto reply says en**** (my username!) has
> accepted, rather than my name.  Not really too much of an issue and I'm sure
> it's fixable, but I'm lazy.
> If you get an HTC release it will have the same (or better) outlook apps as
> the hero - whatever version of android it runs.
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 1:59 PM, Mike Cardwell <nlug at lists.grepular.com>wrote:
>> Rory Holland wrote:
>> > I'm reading about HTCs 2010 release, and might wait around for this:
>> > http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/08/htc-bravo-pictured-more-lucidly/
>> > Newer versions of Android will almost certainly feature better Outlook
>> > integration, especially now microsoft have opened their PST format for
>> > direct access without proprietary APIs.
>> I have a G1. I'm not sure why you're making that claim re Outlook
>> integration. Android hasn't shown any promise as a usable mobile email
>> client yet. The worse thing about Android is the email application. It's
>> absolutely terrible. Extremely slow, clunky and severely lacking in
>> anything other than the basic feature set. Mobile Outlook is far
>> superior, as is the email client which came with my Symbian based Nokia
>> E90, and the iPhone mail client too. I've had to install a third party
>> client called K-9. It's not brilliant, but it's far superior to the
>> standard mail client that comes with Android.
>> Other than that, everything else about the phone is superb.
>> --
>> Mike Cardwell - IT Consultant and LAMP developer
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