Talk:Android pod touch

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You're correct. And as long as the dominant buisness model is to have cellphone contacts subsidize the device costs, I don't see it changing. I believe apple views the touch as a gateway device that will sell them more iPhones. The ipad is currently priced more like that's what they think you should spend on it.

The thing is that I don't desire cheep non-cell devices near as much as I would like cheep wireless access plans. Of course that isn't the way things are going. They are looking for more ways to charge us. -- 03:53, 21 August 2010

Very succinct rant. I too have been wondering about this for some time. --, 28 August 2010

We are getting much closer: I think these devices may fulfil many of the criteria, with the exception of access to the Google Apps Marketplace. --, 3 September 2010 (https fix: Eighty5cacao (talk) 21:20, 12 June 2016 (UTC))

Those look promising. If only more developers would embrace AppsLib, the Archos app store. --Tepples 17:58, 3 September 2010 (MST)

You say people recommended the Samsung i7500 phone. Perhaps the Samsung i5700 is a better match. It costs $220 (unlocked), runs Android 2.1, has a functioning touch screen, and a microSD slot. So just turn off the cellular modem and you've got the "android pod touch" you wanted. I actually have this phone, but outside of USA where I use prepaid service ($6 per month + $3 per 100MB data).

Just thought I'd drop in and say that the Galaxy S (that is, the epic) is not actually $600-- was just at a sprint store the other day, and after all the rebates etc (incl 2 yr contract :\ ) its $250. Pretty decent for a device that is unbelievably snappy, comes with a keyboard, and 4G. If you dont want either 4g or the keyboard, I think other carriers have a (possibly cheaper) version without those.

That's with a contract. I am comparing prices without a contract because I already have a phone line, and I don't need another. See the section "Buying a phone instead". --Tepples 09:28, 13 September 2010 (MST)


Slashdot signature: "I want an Android device with Android Market, but I don't want a phone. Is that so much to ask?" --Damian Yerrick

Have you considered an Archos 5 IT? --Thanshin
I've considered Archos products. But they have AppsLib instead of Android Market; is that any good? I'd try it myself, but I don't know anyone else who has an Archos tablet. --Tepples 05:25, 15 September 2010 (MST)
You can install the market, a short search should let you find the "hack" to run it. Wait, it'll be faster for me....
Hmm it took longer than I expected. You need to install the "Market4Archos.apk". I think it evolves, so just google it.
market4archos simply allows you to install all free google apps (by wifi) on the archos 5IT.
It's a nice piece of equipment to watch movies both in the machine and in a 1080p tv. The charger thingy is essential (tv out, usB HOST, and extra battery). The only downside for me is the tactile response. It's one of the... hmm resisting? capacit... Well, the touch screens that aren't high quality so they need a tiny pressure instead of barely a touch. Being accustomed to my hero, I hated that a bit. --Thanshin
How long until Google blocks Market4Archos from the Market? --Tepples 10:25, 15 September 2010 (MST)
I don't think it would be easy but, anyway, all apps can be simply downloaded and installed in *.apk form (and most things are trivial to find). So you'd never end up with a completely unsupported brick. The true problem with archos is the price. I got the 5IT to watch movies on trips, so I didn't really need so many apps. I just wanted a small android toy with a large, high definition, screen. The USB host and 500GB to unload the camera (on those same trips) was a nice bonus.

Conflict-of-interest declaration[edit]

I own an iPod touch, and one of my parents owns an iPad without 3G capability. Both were received as gifts. I have never been in a position to purchase an Android device.

Just letting you know that I might not help very much with this article - I have no actionable comments right now. Eighty5cacao 22:00, 17 September 2010 (MST)

I now have an Android device. I will not specify further details for privacy reasons. Eighty5cacao 17:28, 19 June 2012 (MST)

Links to work in[edit]

Archos 5 has Market --Tepples 11:57, 24 November 2010 (MST)

This might not be quite so relevant, but to get it off my TODO list: Android phone auto reverts jailbreaks. Eighty5cacao 21:31, 24 November 2010 (MST)


To what extent does this article's title qualify as a neologism? Most of the search results for the title in quotes appear to be Slashdot comments, as I previously mentioned at User talk:Eighty5cacao/misc/copyrobeast#Template for neologisms. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 04:21, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it's a neologism. At the time I coined it, nobody could agree on a generic name for pocket-size tablets running Android. Slashdot users were divided into two categories: iOS fans and Android fans. iOS fans believed that the product category ought to exist, but that it out not to have a generic name because the iPod touch ought to be the only member. Android fans believed that the product category ought not to exist in the first place. --Tepples (talk) 21:16, 4 January 2015 (UTC)


This article should probably be tagged as historical, but I'm not sure what our guidelines and procedures are for that. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 04:46, 3 January 2020 (UTC)