At 11 Aug 2010 20:13:56 -0400 (PeteCresswell) wrote:
> Per John Navas:
> >Android market is the place, which if you don't have an Android, is
> >mirrored on a number of websites; e.g., http://www.androidzoom.com/
> Between that link and Googling by app name, it looks to me like
> all of the proprietary-DB apps on my iTouch are either already
> available under Android or soon to be (CarbonFin's Outliner).
> How about iPhone's new uber-fine-rez capacitive screen?
> Is there any word on those things being used on Android devices
> anytime in the near future?
I'd argue it already is, sort of- many Android phones have been 800x480
for awhile. It seems Apple jumped a little past that with their 960x640
"retina" ("because you'll believe anything!") display, but that was
really for app compatibiity (old apps made for 480x320 iPhones run pixel-
doubled.) I don't see much point in Android matching the iPhone res and
messing up a bunch of apps until they're ready to leapfrog it.
[My two year-old Sony X1 has a "retina" display (312 ppi) because it
squeezed an 800x480 display in a 3" diagonal. Roughly as sharp as the
iPhone 4 but slightly smaller. Personally, at my age, I'd take a larger
less sharp display. With my 44 year-old eyes, my old QVGA 4" Dell Axim's
screen is practically a "retina display"