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Old 08-05-2010, 06:19 AM   #1
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Is it true that Android works in devices with no screens at all?? If yes then what's the concept behind that? All I see right now are a lot of Android touch-screen phones!
 
Old 08-06-2010, 08:17 AM   #2
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Well, Android is a variant of Linux, so I suspect that you could make an Android device without a screen. Since Linux is used as an embedded OS in a number of devices, there is no reason Android couldn't be as well.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 12:04 AM   #3
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Android could certainly run on a device with no screen, though it isn't the primary design goal for the OS. The Android SDK includes text-based tools for managing and controlling Android devices over the network or directly connected to the computer over USB. Of course you could also directly run a remote access daemon like SSH on the device as well.
 
Old 08-12-2010, 11:17 AM   #4
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I don't know what the purpose of running it without a screen would be, unless you were just trying to process some data or something of that measure. And why take away the screen when it is so useful and is so ridiculously entertaining? I love working on my airsoft site on my friend's Android phone, as I do not get to use one that often, and I like the feel of it.

I'm really looking forward to trying out that Droid X. They just keep making these phones more and more amazing, and I can't imagine what new innovation they will pull out in the subsequent models. Just a few more years and we'll probably be talking to each other through holograms.
 
Old 08-12-2010, 12:25 PM   #5
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I don't know what the purpose of running it without a screen would be, unless you were just trying to process some data or something of that measure. And why take away the screen when it is so useful and is so ridiculously entertaining?
Eh, an audio (e.g. mp3) player, perhaps? Would need no screen, as various models have proven, one of the famous being iPod Shuffle. Sure cellphones can play music too, but when I go running, that's just too heavy and too prone to break, especially the screen. A screenless, small and light device is much better, and because screens consume a lot of battery, a music player would last a lot longer without one.

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Just a few more years and we'll probably be talking to each other through holograms.
We've had video calls and whatnot for some time, and they still don't work. Even regular phone calls don't work everywhere (just go a little away from "civilization", e.g. towns, into thick buildings, dive underwater, hold your iPhone the wrong way, ...) I hope they'd stop getting new fancy ideas for a while and make the old/current ones work instead...
 
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:37 AM   #6
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I also have a question about Android devices. Since Android is basically a Linux version, should it not be possible to install another Linux distro on any Android device? (instead of Android, not along with it)
 
  


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