[Gllug] iPhone 4 or Android phone

Adrian McMenamin adrian at newgolddream.dyndns.info
Fri Jul 16 10:57:36 UTC 2010

On Fri, July 16, 2010 11:39 am, Jason Clifford wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-07-16 at 11:02 +0100, Adrian McMenamin wrote:
>> Well, something that could run an interactive ssh session, forwarding X
>> would be great :)
>> But mostly I want an interesting toy. Might as well be honest about it.
> Given you are posting on a LUG list I will assume that includes wanting
> to play with the tech beyond the Apple way of doing things - perhaps
> writing your own code, etc. If that is the case then there is only one
> choice and that is Android.
That is generally my impression too. But how open is Android really? And
am I likely to be bricked in by some mandated "upgrade" if someone decides
that they need to ensure I can only buy a close source app?

> On Apple if you want to do something interesting you have to hope that
> "there's an app for that". On the Android platform you can write it
> yourself if you want to and share it with others without needing them to
> jailbreak their phones.

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