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    I want your opinions DF members
    so here's something I've been thinking about... we've said we would like a webtop style feature... but how about we go one step further... if we make the device powerful enough why not have a full ubuntu install for anyone that wants to use the lapdock feature, thereby making this phone into a true laptop.

    if it's powerful enough it would be possible.

    just think of the possibilities... you could run ubuntu with a wine environment and be able to play older PC games... hell you could probably run a win98 virtual machine and play older games... you'd have full laptop functionality word-processing etc etc I've seen the webtop hacks so it's possible and with enough ram and drive space it would be conceivable.

    so what do Droidforums members think of this idea?

    ---If you seriously want to help with this then please PM me, I'm going to start tabulating a list of people who are interested---



    Our Team of people (titles will be decided later)

    Liftedplane
    FoxKat
    Drew96dawg
    coderror
    KoolBradeR

    here is a list of possible specs... give your opinion on what you think would be good and why

    Code:
    [SIZE=3][FONT=Arial][B]Display[/B]: 
    - size: 4.5" | 4.6" | 4.7 | 4.8"
    - type: HD Super AMOLED Plus | LCD
    - with scratch resistant and water proof coating
    [B]Memory[/B]:
    - RAM: 2GB - 4GB
    - storage: 32 GB | 64 GB
    [B]Camera[/B]:
    - type: carl zeiss | nikon
    - MPs: 13MP to 41MP
    - Secondary front facing: yes
    [B]Chipset[/B]:
    - type: intel | Qualcomm | Nvidia
    - frequency: 1.5 GHz to 2.0 GHz (dual core | quad core)
    - GPU: Adreno | intel | Nvidia
    [B]OS[/B]:
    - Pure Google Android 4.1
    [B]Battery[/B]:
    - Size: 3000mAH+
    [B]Body[/B]: Full Kevlar back[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=3][FONT=Arial][B]Additional: [/B]NFC chip?[/FONT][/SIZE]
    here is my personal list of what I like

    While in the RAZR HD hangout thread I had an idea... How about instead of complaining about why the RAZR HD won't have enough ram out how the s3 isn't pretty enough. Why not get a team together and pull an ouya, get on kickstarter and build a seriously powerful Android phone using the Droid forums community.

    However its best to test the waters on the in the forums.

    Do who is interested in this i mean seriously interested.

    Sent from my frozenly delicious bionic.
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    I'm interested but im not sure how I could help.

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    Funny, I was just thinking yesterday about how if we got Google, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, Nvidia, and a host of others together to make The "1PHONE" (a little play on words there...), taking all the best from each, radios - Motorola, screen - Samsung and/or LG, GUI - Motorola and HTC - MotoSense or SenseBlur, Sony - Music Player, Apple/Nvidia - Graphic Engine (yeah, I know...Apple=traitor!), Intel/Qualcomm/Texas Instruments/Apple - Processor, and Google for the Android OS, what a phone it would be!
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    Good idea. Project decimation :)
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    And a Moto 3300mah battery:)

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    No doubt!! :biggrin:
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    I support this. :)

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    Who for cameras?

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    Yeah, but then Apple will sue all the others for being on the same project. They have a patent for using multiple manufacturers on the same device.

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    God that's funny but true

    I personally like Nikon, or anything with the proper Carl Zeiss optics.

    What about for the screen? 4.8 seems to be a good size if done right.

    Sent from my frozenly delicious bionic.
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    What would be the screen size?
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    4.5"

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    I'd say 4.5 to 4.8 would be perfect.

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    I really like the 4.8 screen size

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    We should be innovative wth this and look into flexible screens... from Samsung.. and possibly willow glass.. but at the same time... I don't want to have screen breakage issues...
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    Really, liftedplane's idea is innovative. Could you imagine if this really did happen, perhaps not to the extreme that I mused, but it's really not that far-fetched. With the reach of this forum, and then from there, the reach of all the Facebook and Twitter and other social networking links our membership has, it could take off like wildfire - even faster than ouya. What we'd need of course, is a really skilled video and some talented design engineers, and it could actually happen.
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    if they did that, noone will buy any other phone for a long loooong time :) .. and companies will never allow this to happen unfortunately.

    so lets formalize the specs?


    Display:
    - size: 4.5" | 4.6" | 4.7 | 4.8"
    - type: HD Super AMOLED Plus | LCD
    - with scratch resistant and water proof coating
    Memory:
    - RAM: 2GB - 4GB
    - storage: 32 GB | 64 GB
    Camera:
    - type: carl zeiss | nikon
    - MPs: 13MP to 41MP
    - Secondary front facing: yes
    Chipset:
    - type: intel | Qualcomm | Nvidia
    - frequency: 1.5 GHz to 2.0 GHz (dual core | quad core)
    - GPU: Adreno | intel | Nvidia
    OS:
    - Pure Google Android 4.1
    Battery:
    - Size: 3000mAH+
    Body: Full Kevlar back


    am i missing something?
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    Thanks FoxKat,

    I can do video editing, and I can help with design, I can learn coding but with the seriously talented coders we already have all we'd need is a good design team, it would have to be a complete AOSP device, I mean... look at how fast ouya took off.

    I'd of course want it to be on VZW but.... then wouldn't they have to support it? or how does that work? that's where I get confused... that's where I get lost. can we design an lte device that will work on vzw and sell it ourselves to work on their network without EVER selling it in their stores, meaning it's a 100% complete developer user made device and those big red gorillas cannot tell us whether it has a locked bootloader or not.

    as for flexible and going all out, I'd love to do that but I think designing the perfect dev device first... and seeing how it goes THEN branching out and going crazy is a better idea.

    so we'd need coders, designers, testers, we'd definitely need to find a company that can build it...

    we first would need to know what we are building etc etc..

    I'm getting out of the army very very soon... I need something to do to fill my time, and getting a job doesn't seem like something I'd want to do... something like this... something I enjoy, that's what I'd want to do.

    so if you are seriously interested in being involved let me know, lets put our community to good use and instead of just being a thorn in the side of VZW show them we mean business and we are tired of being jerked around and told we can't do what we want to do.

    what kind of specs would we seriously want? I'm thinking it would need to feel solid like motorola device with a completely out of this world top of the line spec sheet... i.e.

    4.8" capacitive HD touchscreen
    3300 mah battery
    1.5 ghz quad core processor which would be completely overclockable... or who knows maybe the best dual core that stomps all current quad cores.
    at LEAST 2gb of ram if not more.
    32gb of built in memory with the option to put up to 64gb micro sd card
    a full HD 12+ megapixel camera and as FFC with as high a res as possible
    A FREAKING CAMERA BUTTON ON THE BOTTON RIGHT!!!! yes... why the hell did these developers get rid of this.... it needs to come back
    a micro hdmi port... who knows maybe we could get googorola to license us webtop to use in the device, that would be cool
    complete AOSP built with a completely unlocked bootloader so you can install whatever you want AOKP CM10 etc etc...
    instead of charging the bazillions of dollars most manufacturers charge make only a little bit on each device, don't break even, and don't lose money,but definitely don't double the development cost.... like if it takes 200 to design the phone then sell it for 300 or 250
    the best GPU out there, which allows us to play the best games... have controller support so that way we can play said games on our TV's
    NFC? maybe... who knows.

    there is of course sooooo much more that and yeah there could be some seriously problems, but whose to say people wouldn't lo love it...

    and a name... hm... I like dominator that's pretty epic but... not sure if people would really like it... we'd want to make sure not only those of us here would want it, but but joe regular and nancy nobody who get's roped into buying those phones in stores would hear about it and want it.

    DF systems... yeah that could be the name of the company rofl... since we did start here on droid forums, I'm pretty sure that droid is trademarked by VZW or lucasfilm or something, so we'd have to be careful with names.

    now who's with me... lets design our own phone and see it through

    you beat me to it... I like what you've got only I prefer 4.8 over 4.5 maybe, just maybe, we can get AMD to design some kind of mobile GPU, if I'm not mistaken they are currently the best GPU maker in the pc world....

    I'd say dual core, single core quad core, it doesn't matter as long as it's super efficient and stomps the competition.

    full kevlar back, I love it... maybe some kind of waterproof up to x meters type of thing.. that'd be pretty cool.

    64gb of storage is a great idea... but how feasible is it? how expensive would it be? though I really like the idea.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
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