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I thought Flyme was a customized build of Android by Meizu.

I assumed wrongly. I read GSMArena's review and you're right.
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So is android an open source or does it need to be licensed to use?
 

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From what I understand it is open source-ish. But I'll leave it to others to give a better
Is ZDNet a good site to read about W8 and such? And as a tech site in general? I have a few W8 articles from the site opened, since I'm suddenly interested in looking for potential future tablet.
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So is android an open source or does it need to be licensed to use?
 

There's licensing involved in open-source software as well.

 

From my understanding, regarding Android, it is open-source and you may do as you wish with it. But, Google sort of has an Android consortium that decides over Android future, and if you want to be included in that (many big companies are), then you may not bastardize Android in any way. All Androids must be able to securely run any software made for Android - otherwise it's not Android. Should you make such an anomaly from the Android world, and you're a member of this Android board, then you risk getting kicked out - which happened to Acer (I believe) recently.

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I thought Flyme was a customized build of Android by Meizu.

 

If I understand Google Translate's understanding of the Wikipedia China entry for Flyme OS, it started as a skin over the WinCE 3 kernel which got ported to WinCE 6, became a standalone OS built on top of Android 2.x, and is currently built on Android 4.x.

 

I don't quite get that, since Android itself is an OS iteration on top of the Linux kernel, but that's not really a territory I'm knowledgable about so I won't go far with this line of thought.

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Science is awesome.

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I suspect the definition of the "Flyme O/S" is the kernel+Android+Flyme Code, and the definition of the "Android O/S" is kernel+Android. How deep the Flyme code goes into Android might be different, but the overall concept is the same as Moto, Samsung, etc. It's all still layers on layers, loadable modules and API calls.
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On improving rechargeable battery technology - that is currently the Holy Grail of everything from phones to laptops to medical devices to electric cars. The basic technology of Lithium-ion batteries hasn't changed since the 1990s and I think the last significant improvement was ~10 years ago. Since then, all of the improvements in battery life have been in reducing the consumption, not on improving the battery. There is tons of research going on, but I don't know if anything significant has shown promise. A big breakthrough in rechargeable battery tech would be a HUGE game changer in many industries. At one time, GM was willing to fund just about ANY research in battery technology, and there was also lots of opportunities for gov't funds.
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I think it uses the same dac as the S3 it still runs android just a skin over it...... Nothing really interesting 

 

 

LOL.

 

I find it funny that as soon as I post what I consider to be one of the only genuinely interesting smart phones on the horizon due to its catering to audiophiles, there are already three comments within the first page and a half to the effect of "yawn, nothing to see here."

 

Especially given the 20+ pages of iPhone discussion. : P

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With battery technology likely to remain in the dark ages for quite a while to come you'd think someone would want to work on phones that use less power rather than phones that will play 1080p h264 unrestricted profile on a 4 inch screen.

 

They could be working on lower power CPUs adaptive clocking schemes, and whatnot.  Maybe even optimized code.  *shock* *horror*

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With battery technology likely to remain in the dark ages for quite a while to come you'd think someone would want to work on phones that use less power rather than phones that will play 1080p h264 unrestricted profile on a 4 inch screen.

 

They could be working on lower power CPUs adaptive clocking schemes, and whatnot.  Maybe even optimized code.  *shock* *horror*

 

Common sense is an oxymoron. wink.gif

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With battery technology likely to remain in the dark ages for quite a while to come you'd think someone would want to work on phones that use less power rather than phones that will play 1080p h264 unrestricted profile on a 4 inch screen.

They could be working on lower power CPUs adaptive clocking schemes, and whatnot.  Maybe even optimized code. *shock* *horror*

Too advanced! /s
Edited by jgray91 - 9/23/12 at 10:25am
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Remember when we were talking about how Sony used to cool and respected "back in the day"?

 

That day ain't coming back anytime soon.  New patents for DNA based DRM...

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I agree with you - I do not understand the silly trend to have larger and larger phone screens. It just seems silly to make phones with huge screens, GPS, bluetooth, wifi, 4G, video, hi-end cameras and a battery that can't last a day of normal use. There is nothing worse than sitting in a business meeting late in the afternoon, and suddenly my fancy phone lets loose with an obnoxious squonk that the battery is low - and I can't understand why phone mfrs won't let you disable the low-battery sound.
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I agree with you - I do not understand the silly trend to have larger and larger phone screens. It just seems silly to make phones with huge screens, GPS, bluetooth, wifi, 4G, video, hi-end cameras and a battery that can't last a day of normal use. There is nothing worse than sitting in a business meeting late in the afternoon, and suddenly my fancy phone lets loose with an obnoxious squonk that the battery is low - and I can't understand why phone mfrs won't let you disable the low-battery sound.

That's why I always take a spare battery along with me.
I wonder why so few people do this.
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