what apps are you using that don't work with your screen??? every one of mine seem to work fine
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The App Store was launched in July of 2008 for a phone that was launched in June of 2007.
The Android Market was launched in October 2008 for a phone that was launched in October 2008.
The big difference? The Iphone had millions of phones in hands before the App Store was released, the Android Market was release together with the Phone. HUGE difference.
The Android Market is still developing and collecting people from the Apple App world and having them create Apps for us.
Most apps that are generic and not theme or graphics-driven run fine on the Droid. Just because 10 phones might come out doesn't mean that developers have to re-code their apps for each one. That's what's so good about Android; it's one OS that can run on any phone. As long as app developers update their apps for the latest major Android build, everything should be fine.
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So if I understand your complaint... basically, you want to limit what phone makers can do with their phones and set some sort of lowest common denominator so that every app can work immediately now and in the future.
I'm sorry, but that is just plain silly. Yes, this is one of the "benefits" of the iPhone... every one is exactly the same, and no, you can't have a higher resolution, even if you want it... but the apps that worked 3 years ago still work because the screen resolution hasn't improved over that time. That's progress? No, that is a walled garden that stymies innovation... Apple's hallmark.
I bought the Droid not only because of what it can do now, but because the device is powerful enough and good enough to move forward. If you want to stick to the trailing edge to ensure "standards" then go get the Eris. The smaller screen and lower resolution will work with everything right now. Sure it may lag a bit, and the future growth will be limited, and the screen isn't as sharp, but you can run solitare full right now. It will give you the same brain dead go nowhere experience you crave from Apple.
The great think about the Android platform is that there is a choice. If you want "brain dead simple" then the Eris has you covered. If you want power... the Droid has you covered. You don't really care about the OS and just want to text and do social networking... then get yourself a Cliq. Want one that is nothing more than a bloated music player... Sony Erricson has one on the way for you.
The Droid is a major step for Android devices (one that Apple hasn't taken in 3 years with the iPhone), and yes the developers do need to account for something they didn't think of the first time around. But it is not an overcomplicated task to handled, and more than likely, they will code for this in a way that will not only improve their apps for the Droid but for future devices so they don't need to deal with this again the next time around.
So this is really but a long winded way of saying, no... forcing down an artificial "standard" is not what an open platform is about, nor in the long run is it a wise move.