[PD] Android smartphone suggestion

Max abonnements at revolwear.com
Sun Dec 28 16:09:28 CET 2014

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On 12/25/2014 03:38 AM, Charles Z Henry wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 8:35 AM, João Pais
> <jmmmpais at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> I might be getting a smartphone soon. I wanted to ask what are
>> the most interesting models around. Afaik, more relevant for me
>> would be: - android - multitouch - big/sturdy enough to use as a
>> controller - usability to connect with Pd, or upload pd-based
>> apps (compatiblity with the existing pd-mobile solutions out
>> there) - durability - ...
>> I never had a smartphone, so I don't really know much about the
>> options out there. I would prefer something I could use with Pd,
>> and also to keep me busy for a few years. Also, which OS is best
>> by now?
>> Thanks,
>> jmmmp
> My two cents on android phones: the carrier software is almost
> always terrible.  You want to pick the hardware and the carrier
> network, then completely replace the software before getting
> started with your audio and controller apps.  Most phones will fit
> the basic constraints you mention--you really want to choose the
> carrier+hardware combination from what's available to you locally.
> HTC and Motorola (maybe others?)

Sony too has an official website where you can unlock the bootloader,
but you are trading in the warranty.
I am using cyanogenmod11 on a sony phone.

It can be quite complicated to compare all the features of all the
different brands to find the perfect phone you want. For example I
wanted a GLONASS receiver, NFC and an exchangeable battery for under
300 EUR. I found geizhals a great (but ugly) portal to filter
available options based on your criteria.

good luck.

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