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RenHoek
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[request] Android forum?

It seems, with the ever growing popularity, it would be nice to have a place to discuss all things related to the Android mobile phone OS. App development, tricks, tweaks, apps, etc.

The iPhone crowd has »All Things Apple, the Windows Mobile crowd has »Microsoft. The individual carrier forums don't seem to be the right place because the Android OS is being adopted by multiple carriers and what gets posted under one carrier might/will be applicable to the other carriers also and missed by people who don't subscribe to that carrier.

If not a new forum, where would be the best place to discuss such things?
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usa2k
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Re: Android forum?

»Cellphones, Providers, and Plans

Unless they open an All things Google forum? (Tentative sign)



Willy
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Re: Android forum?

I agree with usa2k See Profile you already have a forum for this.
It doesn't seem to me there's such a market and demand for Android to warrant it's own forum.



usa2k
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For all things Google
There is Google search optimization
Adwords
Android for cell phones and netbooks
Google Wave
GMail Apps
Google Voice
Gizmo5 purchase
Chrome Browser
Chrome OS
YouTube
Perhaps even the Google CSS tools like Reset.css ...
And many more things Google is pursuing/has pursued

Google, like Microsoft, is big enough to deserve it own melting pot with Tags to allow easy sifting of the different Google interests.

I can see how a person interesting in the Tech side of Android won't find cell phone enthusiasts sharing the programming details of the product.

I can see how an Everything Google forum could work in DSLR's favor to attract the Google Tech crowd.

Sorry. Too late to link all those references!
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RenHoek
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said by Willy:

I agree with usa2k See Profile you already have a forum for this.
»Cellphones, Providers, and Plans is for hardware, providers and plans. I don't see where an Operating System and how to develop apps for it fits in there at all.
said by Willy:

It doesn't seem to me there's such a market and demand for Android to warrant it's own forum.
Multiple phones on every carrier worldwide, 15,000 apps and quickly growing, projected to outsell iPhone by 2012, nah no market there.
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I'll *sign* for an "all things google" forum.



drew
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For reference.

»[request] genreal google forum

My Office Space quote still applies to that idea as well as the OP's.

*object*
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said by drew:

For reference.

»[request] genreal google forum

My Office Space quote still applies to that idea as well as the OP's.

*object*
The spelling of that thread kept me away.
Sorry I missed it! Response seemed cold.
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Willy
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said by usa2k:

I can see how an Everything Google forum could work in DSLR's favor to attract the Google Tech crowd.

That's already been suggested and nothing came from it.


RenHoek
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So you all think it is better to have stuff strewn all across the site like it currently is?

I've seen Android related posts in at least 5 different forums on the site.
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drew
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Yes.



Willy
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said by RenHoek:

... projected to outsell iPhone by 2012, nah no market there.
I didn't say there was no market I said it "isn't such a market and demand for Android to warrant it's own forum".
It doesn't need it's own forum, here. With iPhone lumped in with All Things Macintosh I doubt you have much chance for an Android only form.

There are sites dedicated to Android:
»developer.android.com/community/index.html


C_
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*object*



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**Object**



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**Sign**

Android FTW! Though I do like the idea of All Things Google
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ztmike
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reply to RenHoek

I was just looking at buying the Nexus One and I looked on here for a Google forum or Android forum and to my surprise I found nothing..

I think with the big helpful community of DSLR some good things could come out for having a Google forum or Android forum.

Having said that I of course **SIGN**
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C_
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*object*

550 etf



ztmike
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said by C_:

*object*

550 etf
Instead of repeating yourself in this thread, how about a reason for the reject?

Google has alot of good products and open source Android is riding the wave of the future for those products and software, having a forum to discuss their services would benefit all here.

I love how people are quick to snap to a reject and not list why.
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said by ztmike:

I love how people are quick to snap to a reject and not list why.
I love how people are quick to complain about that when it's clearly stated on the forum page that a reason is not needed.

quote:
Make your suggestion clear so that others understand it. Those discussing the suggested feature can follow up with *sign* or *object*. Supplying reasons with your post is not necessary but is helpful to others.
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ztmike
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said by Gizy:

said by ztmike:

I love how people are quick to snap to a reject and not list why.
I love how people are quick to complain about that when it's clearly stated on the forum page that a reason is not needed.

quote:
Make your suggestion clear so that others understand it. Those discussing the suggested feature can follow up with *sign* or *object*. Supplying reasons with your post is not necessary but is helpful to others.
*object*
Supplying reasons with your post is not necessary but is helpful to others.

You object, but can't list a reason why, because you probably don't even know why.
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drew
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Do you have anything to add to the specific topic or should you PM fatness about the moderation policies of this particular forum?
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ztmike
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said by drew:

Do you have anything to add to the specific topic or should you PM fatness about the moderation policies of this particular forum?
No need, I've said what I said and I'm moving on, its clear not enough people are going to vote in favor, so I'm not wasting anymore time with the subject.
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NOCMan
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said by ztmike:

said by drew:

Do you have anything to add to the specific topic or should you PM fatness about the moderation policies of this particular forum?
No need, I've said what I said and I'm moving on, its clear not enough people are going to vote in favor, so I'm not wasting anymore time with the subject.
I'd have to agree. *object* with a reason or just let the thread be.

another vote for a All Things Google and you can put a Android tag in the forum. Both problems solved.


usa2k
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said by NOCMan:

another vote for a All Things Google and you can put a Android tag in the forum. Both problems solved.
True. I would expect many Tags to sub-categorize.

Just like Team Helix has a Pet sub-category!
»/forum/helix~filter=Pets
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drew
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The cell phone forum could add an Android tag. Problem solved.



AVD
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**sign**

but then we need a winmo forum too
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***SIGN***
This is long over due. We have a Mozilla forum, and in many ways Google is competing for the same audience. From Google Chrome browser to Gmail, just to name a few. The argument that Google has it's own forums and therefore we shouldn't have a Google forum here doesn't hold water when you think about Mozilla and Microsoft who have their own hugely popular support forums and yet have their own forums here.
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JoeIac
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*Sign*

Google is a company that has a huge impact on the internet, and its users. and there's no sign that they're growth is going to stop anytime soon. With their old, and new projects like Android, their FTTH plan, google voice, chrome, android OS, gmail, etc... i think somewhere to discuss "all things google" would be a valuable addition.

just my 0.02,
- joeiac


aximr
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reply to RenHoek

I agree with the OP. It is time for an Android Forum.
With so many Android Phones and sales skyrocketing and Android Tablets and Mini on the way, this would become one of the most popular forums.



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Why would Android5 See Profile want his own forum?

object