Showing posts with label S8000. Show all posts
Showing posts with label S8000. Show all posts

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Samsung Jet - Android slowly becoming a reality

This excellent piece of hardware was crippled by Samsung's poor operating system but those who own a Samsung Jet continue to live in hope as the JetDroid project continues to make progress.

The JetDroid project is an attempt to port the popular Google Android operating system to the Samsung Jet.

The people working on the JetDroid project are talented volunteers who together in their free time are making what some thought impossible, possible.

You can follow the project at: http://code.google.com/p/jetdroid/

Here is a video the JetDroid team released showing the Samsung Jet booting into a very limited Google Android.



Check out the JetDroid project page for more details.

Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Samsung Jet - Not smarter than a smart phone!

Marketed as smarter than a smart phone, the Samung Jet has to be one of Samsung's biggest flops of all time.

The hardware in this nice looking handset is excellent but it is crippled by the extremely poor operating system and support from Samsung.

  • There are no additional widgets / applications to download
  • Official firmware support is non existent
  • The Exchange sync software doesn't work with gmail
  • No text smiley's
  • Can't copy/paste text
  • GPS drains the battery
  • Java support is poor
  • Motion gate is useless
  • USB data connection charges the battery and can't be disabled
  • Memo's limited to 100 characters
  • The phone is buggy

And more....

There are also many unhappy Jet owners, http://forumuk.samsungmobile.com/ForumThreads.aspx?ForumID=136

Me included, hence the Nokia ads throughout this blog.

What has this got to do with Linux?

Well some good people are currently working on porting Google Android to this cool looking phone which will definitely make it one seriously smart phone!

http://code.google.com/p/jetdroid/

At least the Jet can take decent photos.

Beware of the Troll, he lerks on many forums. Hang on, that's the same guy who sold me the Jet!