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Here is the phone that powers NASA space robots (hint: it runs Android)

0. phoneArena 25 Mar 2013, 09:24 posted on

NASA embarked on an ambitious project a couple of years ago - using a smartphone to power its space robot, the SPHERES satellite…

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posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:28 2

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Why no Nexus 4, Nasa? WHY?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:33 15

3. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 641; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


You must think Nasa does stuff in 1 day.. There is a lot of research in to this and if you did read the article they had to do reverse engineering and they need to be able to swap the battery for an alkaline one, is it that hard to read?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:46 1

5. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


It is a joke dude, of course I've read the article.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:58 2

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


Some people just can't take sarcasm

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 12:51

34. oFreddEo (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Wendy, you can suck my d**k! Litterally. Damb you fine! & f**k Apple!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:20 6

15. Sentient6 (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Stupid troll is a stupid troll.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:50 2

17. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I'm not a troll dude, I don't get it, why would you say that?

Geez....... you are the first guy who called me a troll....congrats to you, HAPPY NOW? END OF THE STORY!

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 17:06

36. applesucker (Posts: 75; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


do you say its fake? well sorry because it's already launched into space

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:01 2

14. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1350; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


then why don't they use galaxy nexus instead? galaxy nexus has removable battery, too

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 15:53 1

25. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Because the Galaxy Nexus hadn't even been conceived of yet when the project started.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:42 2

9. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Because the article clearly says the project was from a couple of years ago?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:30 15

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


More proof of the flexibility of android over IOS ( and others). Also proof NASA is cheap haha

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 12:41

19. jsdechavez (Posts: 676; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Well, they can't afford a flop much like these manufacturing companies. Their projects cost millions of dollars. And their feat among others means low-core (even single) computing is enough.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:37 13

4. MrJerry (Posts: 378; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Now even NASA starts reviewing smartphones lol

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:01 3

7. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Now the robots will laaaaaagggggg!!!!! I love android tough

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:38 8

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6658; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Go away troll.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:51 6

6. shadowkiller (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


pretty sure samsung paid them

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:52 10

11. umadddd (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


butthurt level: over 9000

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:44 6

10. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


They should've used a nokia 3310, so that way if it were to fall to earth they could pick it back up in one piece

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 10:57 3

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


Android 16!! Why are you suddenly fall in love with Nokia? Lol

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 13:44 5

21. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Nobody likes you. Please shut up and go away. Lol

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 14:27 2

22. Igneel (unregistered)


She's hot, why the hatred? *according to the picture

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 16:53 2

26. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 769; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


that's an even her that's some youtuber -_-

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 18:11 2

28. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


It's Android 18 for you, and I've always loved nokia I just don't like windows. . Yet at least lol

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 00:05

32. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


OH GOD... you dare insult DBZ and are back here? YOU ARE BANISHED AGAIN HEAVEN.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:04

33. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Wtf are you talking about? My avatar IS Android 18

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 15:43 2

24. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


That's how the dinosaurs went extinct.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:47 5

16. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


B... bu... but monkeys can use iPads!!!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 12:03 1

18. Neurone (Posts: 54; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Andriod rules even in space !

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 13:40 3

20. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Of course it runs Android, appfail cannot even get their novelty crap to work on the planet we are on. The thought of sattelites whizzing around powered by apple maps is terrifying!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 18:13 2

29. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


The robot would end up in a different solar system if they used their navigation

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 18:52

31. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Yeah. That was the implication of what I said. But thanks for pointing out what was blindingly obvious, Captain Obvious.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 22:21

35. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


You're very welcome! So glad to point out what you couldn't

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 14:58 3

23. _PHug_ (Posts: 380; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


So NASA won't use HTC?

Smart people

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:52 3

27. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Proprietary battery or it won't boot up. Quietly Brilliant "Exposed" . That's why Samsung sells more ...

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