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News Android flaw executed typed text

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 10 Nov 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Lol, that's quite funny! I'm impressed it took this long to be noticed though.
     
  3. plagio

    plagio New Member

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  4. dyzophoria

    dyzophoria Member

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    lol, I think android's OS was pretty much , whats the term.. RUSHED
     
  5. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    So... still think the Apple iPhone is overhyped junk? :p
     
  6. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Yup, it's just that Apple's now got a partner up there at the top of the hype list :p
     
  7. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    "rmdir / " weeds out the stupid users :)
     
  8. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    no it wont, it will say directory not empty.
     
  9. shomann

    shomann New Member

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    Its a 1.0 release. Yes, it was rushed, but one thing about Google is that they seems to be very quick to fix broken software.

    It will be fun to sit back and watch pundits start claiming this will somehow help the iPhone (it's won't). All it will do it inconvenience a few people until the OS is patched.
     
  10. Nexxo

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    Er, yeah. Kind of a big boo-boo though isn't it? I can't help but thinking that if this was an iPhone bug people would have been ready to burn effigies of Steve Jobs. But because it's Google Android it's all: "Oh, at least they fixed it quickly... it's just a minor inconvenience...".

    Sorry, no. Google Android is a device with great potential and more power to its elbow, but for all people's moaning about Apple, it shows what Apple does best: deliver a quite polished product, first time around. You get what you pay for. Google Android has some growing up to do.
     
  11. shomann

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    This is all true. In fact, I would make the argument that the iPhone 1.0 OS is better than the current one (2.1). I should have mentioned I am an iPhone user and it is the single best mobile platform I have used - by far. This is mostly due to Apple's tight integration of hardware and software. Well, that and a OS that makes sense.

    Still, competition is a good thing and Android could be a real winner. Will people put up with a troubled infancy? Time will tell.
     
  12. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    What happened to "OPEN." Wasent that a selling point of android?
     
  13. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    and you wonder why most of their software and services stay in beta so long
     
  14. Impossible

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    Whats hard to figure out is the rc30 thats touted above seams to be the US version....

    The UK model has TC5-RC7 on is.. I cant find any info if its 23 releases behind or a seperate fork for the UK version.

    =(

    Imp
     
  15. desertstalker

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    Because it doesn't come out of beta till it works properly :)
     
  16. dyzophoria

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    honestly, I would accept the "atleast google fixes its bug more quickly" argument, but what troubles me is the severity of the bugs, atleast other developer's bug includes deep exploits on system files, buffer overflows, etc, but look at the android's early bugs, a simple run a program to enable another program and viola, root access, type enter-reboot-enter anywhere while these are run with full root access, is it me or is it just too obvious how sloppy the development team at google is. :(
     
  17. Spaceraver

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    Hmm. So the coders at Google forgot they were developing for an out of the house application so to speak?

    TheoGeo. At least Google has the balls to keep calling it beta untill it works. Microsoft does not.
     
  18. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    what does that have to do with anything? are you saying that open software shouldn't have any bugs, or that open software should execute everything that is typed into it?
     
  19. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Except, of course, Android - which is version 1.0 and has enjoyed a full retail release. Ironically, Google seems to have fewer issues with the stuff it does label as beta.
     
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