A closer look at Android Cupcake

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A closer look at Android Cupcake


A couple weeks ago, I posted a guide to installing the latest version of Android (with the “Cupcake” features) on an Android Dev Phone 1. Joel Evans of Geek.com and I met up the other day and played around with the build. Joel’s written up the experience with video and pictures:

Included in the video is a demonstration of the on-screen keyboard, prettier transitions, some fun in the Linux shell, and more. We also have some photos (the video was a little blurry) of the skateboarding androids-which come up as you hack-and the obligatory Snake game on the Android OS.

Geek.com: First look: Android’s cupcake

10 thoughts on “A closer look at Android Cupcake

  1. DU says:

    Ranking of phones as mentioned by Make
    1) iPhone
    2) Android
    3) Openmoko (never mentioned that I can see)

    Ranking of phones that Make reader “should” like
    1) Openmoko (completely open in hardware and software)
    2) Android (mostly open software, closed hardware)
    3) iPhone (completely closed)

    I don’t get it.

  2. Brian Jepson says:

    @projectpotpourri, that’s a valid criticism. If you have some Openmoko stories, please suggest them at https://makezine.com/cs/user/create/link?x-t=suggest.form

    I’ll also contact the Openmoko folks and see if I can get some hands-on time with one of their phones, so I can create some original posts about it.

  3. DU says:

    Awesome, I look forward to seeing them here. Perhaps a story just introducing them would be good to start with.

    (Also, it looks like I inadvertently spammed you with my blog URL in the title of the last post. Sorry about that.)

  4. Brian Jepson says:

    Thanks, @DU. We’ve had a couple of introductory stories (see http://is.gd/kulu ), but I’ve been in contact with the Openmoko folks, and we’ll be getting some hands-on time with the device for some more detailed stories.

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