Android :: Projected Costs Of Phones

Aug 23, 2010

I'm interested in finding data on projected Android handset prices in the next 5 and 10 years. All I can find are titles of market research reports selling for $$$$$. I realize that the cutting edge phones will probably stay at the same price-points, but I'm wondering what future phones with current specs will cost. Will mid/low-end phones comparable to current Droid X, EVO, and or Incredible be available for ~US$50 in the next 5 years?

Android :: Projected costs of Phones


Android :: Google Voice - Pro's - Con's - Costs

May 7, 2010

Here is what I have learned thus far, comments, corrections welcome.

The Principle Behind GV
There is an excellent YouTube Video that explains the principles of GV: YouTube - GoogleVoice's Channel

So assuming you want to use the GV number as the only number you give everyone, here are some possible advantages and shortcomings:

ADVANTAGE: between the market app for your phone and the web interface, you can shut off any "Visual Voice Mail" (Verizon) service you might have, save a few dollars a month and some phone memory.

SHORTCOMING: The voice quality from GV is not as good as Verizon's but is acceptable especially given the transcription feature.

ADVANTAGE: Voicemail transcription. Very cool.

SHORTCOMING: Possible increase in Texting Costs. Assuming you do not have an unlimited texting plan, you need to shut off SMS text notification of new voicemail (defaults on I believe). You can receive email alerts for free, and if you use the Android GV app (and you should) you won't need either as the ap does the notification.

You can outbound text for free thru the web interface, inbound texts to your GV number that are passed through do count as out of plan text messages so you'll need to get around that using email notification. If you are a big texter and don't have an unlimited plan, this is going to be an issue if you want to maintain the illusion of having a single number.

SHORTCOMING: Possible increase in airtime costs. There are several caveats here. I will explain for a Verizon Wireless Plan with unlimited "In" minutes and the capability to assign 10 friends and family numbers as "In".

"In" means unlimited airtime.

Using GV for inbound and outbound calls, you will see two new numbers on your cell bill: for incoming calls including calls you initiate through the browser interface, you will see the GV number you chose.

For outgoing calls made from the handset using the GV app, you will see some number in your area code or a nearby area code that your cell dials to make the connection to the person you are calling. The person sees the GV number on their callerID but your phone actually dials another number to connect.

The way to get around these airtime costs given the Verizon plan scheme above is to add these two numbers to your Family and Friends list.

Note that the phone does seem to dial the same number to make outgoing connections. You (and I) will need to keep tabs on that to make sure it doesn't change.

I have heard about reliability issues but have none yet to report.

I haven't noticed any impact to in call voice quality that you might expect given what I assume is routing through GV infrastructure.

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Also, does the mains charger still continue to use some power when attached to the mains even when the device isn't attached, as dumb phone chargers apparently do?

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Jul 31, 2010

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my main question is, is it true that you have to pay an extra $10 a month for the Evo? I don't have 4G in my area, do I still have to pay for it? What kind of deals can I get from sprint for a new contract? Can I keep my same number?

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Oct 19, 2010

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Sep 5, 2010

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Jun 24, 2010

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Dec 10, 2009

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Android :: AT&T / Phones Coming Soon

Jun 12, 2010

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Android :: What Phones Are Coming?

Nov 17, 2009

I'm wanting to move over from symbian. Been a happy user for many years, but Nokia simply seems to be heading for a fall in all respects.This silly Ovi thing which will never take off, and the rapid decline of the quality and innovation of their handsets is the final nail in the coffin for me.However, I can't see any Android handsets that do it for me.While I think the operating system is miles better, there seems to be a massive drawback for Android phones - the imaging.There's not a single one with a decent camera - the hero and galaxy both have 5mp, but the images taken by them are nothing in comparison with all the Nokia generic 5mp CZ ones.So is there anything coming up that I would like? I noticed the Samsung behold 2, but that seems to be US only.Not to mention it might not be an better than the galaxy camera.I really don't want to go back to Nokia, but since I use my phone as my main camera, it has to be reasonably good. I know about the upcoming SE beast, but that's got a 4" screen, and I sold the i8910 because it was simply too big to comfortably operate.So.is there anything that could interest me? All I can see is the behold 2, and like I said,that seems to be US only (I'm UK).

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Jun 22, 2010

There is this article stating that SlingPlayer Mobile for Android is coming out tomorrow. Check out the link.
SlingPlayer Mobile for Android ready to entertain you for $30 starting tomorrow.

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Nov 13, 2009

We need to buy some phones for android development for our university. As it is not for personal use and only for android development for students we prefer NO service plan or two year contract. We plan to buy few Motorola Droid and HTC G1 initially and other android phones in near future. Can you Please Suggest where can we buy Android phones.

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Jun 21, 2010

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I've been looking around to see which brands have Android phones available that can run plain vanilla 2.1 or 2.2 Android.

So far, haven't found many:

- Google: Nexus One (2.1/2.2)

older versions:
- HTC: Magic (1.6 if I'm not mistaken)
- Samsung: i7500 Galaxy (1.5/1.6)

If any of you know other phones running vanilla Android, please help me update my list.

I'm also interested to know if a vendor's custom shell can easily be switched off to get the 'vanilla experience'. I've heard that that is no longer the case at least for HTC Sense.

I found a video which showed that by just turning off the Sense process, and then hitting the home button, you can stop the sense interface (though this may apply to the launcher only). In that case, HTC's Sense-equipped phones may qualify

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Oct 28, 2010

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Sep 26, 2010

I would like to know if any one could tell me how to set up pdanet on two phones. I have tried and cannot get it to work. My wife and i have epics and she needs to be able to connect with hers when i am not their. Could someone please give me some info on this.

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May 14, 2013

I have a GS3 for work and a LG Optimus G Pro for my personal. I'd love to just carry 1 phone. I found an app to forward text messages, I know I can forward calls, so all incoming communication works great.

Out going I use MightyText for send text messages from my computer. But is there a way to spoof my caller id of my other phone? For example my work phone? So that I can place calls from my personal as my work number?

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Jul 8, 2010

Need to know the list of Android phones that are bigger than 3.5" display size.

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May 2, 2010

So, across my family, we own three Android phones on Verizon. If I buy an app on my phone, is there a way for the other members of my family to get the app without us having to repay for it?

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Sep 4, 2010

Is there any statistic/research study on the no. of users who root their phones?

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Oct 9, 2010

I have a HTC Incredible and my Fiancee will soon be upgrading to an Ally. I want to share my calendar on her phone, and vice versa. In essence I want my entries to show on her phone or hers on mine so we don't set appointments or end up with conflicting events. I know people have done this, but I'm just not sure on the steps needed to do so.

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May 30, 2010

I keep looking, but nothing I see seems better than my Droid (Actually a Milestone)

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Nov 7, 2010

This is not an EVO vs Epic discussion thread. You can find that thread here: Evo 4G vs Epic 4G. This thread is my point of view. If you have comments on my point of view, that is fine. Any comments that start an argument or debate will be reported and asked for removal.
What I am trying to accomplish here, is a non-biased, detailed review that I can update at will for both devices. I will lay out the good, the bad, the ugly, and the great for everyone to see. If you don't like hearing´┐Ż/reading bad things about your phone, you should not read this thread.

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