HTC Dream Developer Edition / T-Mobile G1
kieran.fleming at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 09:25:05 CET 2009
On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 13:51 -0500, Daniel Benoy wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 February 2009 16:42:52 you wrote:
> > 2009/2/18 Daniel Benoy <daniel at benoy.name>
> > >
> > > If I were to get this I would gladly act as a beta tester. I could also set it up on my network and give developers shell access, if that's what's needed.
> > >
> > > However, my primary concern if it's actually open, or if it's filled with super secret patented stuff or otherwise tries to lock me down. I'd need to know that before I even considered it.
> > I'm not an expert, but as others have pointed out, the G1 hardware is
> > not "open".
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> In the case of the developer version, what specifically is closed?
I assume this is a reference to the possibility of binary blobs for
drivers or any other non open-source code that is required to make it
work. That being said, I would definitely buy the developer's phone over
the locked down G1.
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