Mis-reporting: OpenMoko switching to Android (?!?)

rakshat hooja rakshat at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 14:56:30 CET 2008

As I am aware of the origin of this photos, I can assure you this is the
blogsphere creating news out of non news. These are quick clicks of the
first time we booted Android at our office (before macro mode and manual
focus was even tried). How they end up on engadget (some photos were mailed
to friends and contacts who did not believe that thanks to the efforts of
Sean, Brian and team running Android on Freerunner was as easy as flashing
or did not believe that Android had been ported to ARM4/ Freerunner) with a
story linked to Openmoko thinking of using Android, I dont know, but it
gives a good idea of how rumor based stories are created by the professional
and amateur press.


On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 6:49 PM, Lalo Martins <lalo.martins at gmail.com>wrote:

> OpenMoko's Android-running Neo FreeRunner makes its blurrycam debut
> http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/29/openmokos-android-running-neo-
> freerunner-makes-its-blurrycam-de<http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/29/openmokos-android-running-neo-freerunner-makes-its-blurrycam-de>
> (or if you're too lazy to unwrap the url and prefer just clicking on a
> pretty link in the message: http://tinyurl.com/9pcrda )
> Dunno where people come up with this nonsense but I guess a press-release
> or something would be nice.  (Since it's silly to write a press-release
> saying "we're not switching to Android", maybe issue one talking about
> the latest stack release and the plans for the next few?)
> Just to be clear: nothing against the people working on the Android
> port.  I'd never use it, but choice is good for the platform :-)
> best,
>                                               Lalo Martins
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