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Non-Google Experience Android smartphone appears likely to hit market this year

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Apr 2012, 16:50

The CEO of Skyhook Wireless, whose location technology was replaced by Google's own on Android devices, says that a major brand will be coming to market this year with an Android smartphone without the Google Experience...

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posted on 05 Apr 2012, 17:13 8

1. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Yeah, but the Amazon Kindle Fire is a very unique device. It already had a built in name recognition and a built in audience, and a huge consumer-based company willing to sell it at a loss to get sales over the life of the device. And the Tablet market is nowhere as near as cut-throat and crowded as the smartphone market. Not sure how Kindle Fire translates to success in any other way.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 17:42 2

2. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Well said

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 18:08 2

3. Gusto (Posts: 28; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Hope they do this to make a better device and with good support. I wouldn't like a device who is marginally better with a worse support.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 19:35 3

4. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

If it is Facebook that is in charge of the programming, just look to the Android app's consistently low reviews to get an idea of how poorly the entire UI will run.

My honest opinion: Stay away!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 23:47

5. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Hmm... could it be an Amazon/Facebook collaboration? Maybe come with Amazon's Appstore & UI and be socially networked through Facebook?

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 00:48

6. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)

Laughable at best. Ugly more than likely

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