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    Default What new hardware would you like to see in android devices?

    I'm going to be somewhat realistic (you don't have to be).

    mSATA SSD's - I/O is quickly becoming the bottleneck in android devices. It happened with computers, and it's going to happen with phones and tablets too. microSD cards are only so fast, and with phones taking 1080p video and having burst modes capable of multiple shots per second, storage speed is becoming a limiting factor. Enter mSATA. It's a pretty small SSD, when you break it down to basics. It uses the same connector as a mini PCIe card, and is just about as small. We would need a SATA controller to be integrated, but I can see this being done in the future. Capacities are good, too, ranging from 32gb to 256gb. Yeah, 500mbps might be overkill for a mobile platform, but if it can be then why not?
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    Default Re: What new hardware would you like to see in android devices?

    Better antennas

    phones with internal storage of 64gb at the min. with read write speeds of class 10 sd cards.
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    Default Re: What new hardware would you like to see in android devices?

    Quote Originally Posted by tony bag o donuts View Post
    Better antennas

    phones with internal storage of 64gb at the min. with read write speeds of class 10 sd cards.
    That would be a wonderful start. Maybe a nice precache of ~256MB RAM, that way the flash read/write speed could be negated and you wouldn't need class10.

    I'd also really love to see a power efficient LTE radio. Standalone DSP(creative labs or altec lansing) and GPU(nvidia)

    This is a wishlist right..?? ;-)
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    Personally , I've few thing in mind :

    - More storage space, 64GB or more , if Apple can do it why not Motorola or HTC or Samsung?

    - More "different" built materials , like the RAZR's Kevlar back
    I told my brother "Don't let me Touch anther Motorola RAZR or I'll end up buying one"
    I thought allot about getting a RAZR just because of the Kevlar back , even though the RAZR isn't that leap forward from my Atrix, I'm just a sucka for that Kevlar back

    - Better Camera Optics & sensors, Sony & HTC are already doing this

    - maybe more OEMs to use NFC
    Sony is on the right track with their SmartTags & I can't wait to see what Motorola will do when they start using NFC & the stuff they will come up with

    - maybe more color variants instead of black or white, something like Nokia Lumia line


    Thats what I can think of for now
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    Default Re: What new hardware would you like to see in android devices?

    I'll agree with Tony... Lets get better antenna/radio's in place as a standard. You can have all the best features in the world but if the darn thing can't make/receive a phone call or connect to the net what good is all of it?
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    We don't need better antennas. We need more tx/rx power. That will take a quantum leap in battery technology. By the way, how has nobody said that yet?

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    Default Re: What new hardware would you like to see in android devices?

    I've got one more. With video chat being as popular and up-and-coming as it is. How about a decent front facing camera with low light sensor? I mean in anything other than spotlights or broad daylight, the standard front facing camera is garbage.
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    Mine is simple: much better battery tech! Something that charges fairly quickly and lasts at least 24 hours with moderate to heavy use. But, it MUST also be removable! At least until the failure rate can be brought down to near zero. Don't get me wrong, this is NOT based on any type of battery life on my Thunderbolt (which is actually quite good considering), but a wider issue across all smartphones!

    Oh, and more native kickstands would be nice (I don't like case ones, prefer naked). I use my kickstand all the time and can't imagine having a phone without it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin O'Quinn View Post
    We don't need better antennas. We need more tx/rx power. That will take a quantum leap in battery technology. By the way, how has nobody said that yet?

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    Default Re: What new hardware would you like to see in android devices?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Pi View Post
    4" - 4.3" screens
    Either screen sizes need to come down or shirt manufacturers need to start making bigger pockets.
    Something resembling edge to edge screens would be nice too
    This. My 4.3" Sensation is to me the perfect form factor, it is about as long and as wide as I can deal with in daily use. It is by today's standards getting a little thick, but unlike most people I actually find that the longer/wider a phone gets (instead of thicker), the more unwieldy it is for daily use. If companies want to come out with 4.5"+ screens, we need to start seeing edge to edge displays, something like this:


    That way we can have our larger displays without having a massive phone.

    Other things: batteries need to start improving. Battery tech has without a doubt been the slowest thing to improve in the tech world, and it does not have good prospects when devices are receiving specs that are ever more power hungry but don't have the battery to match. It's actually the area I'm hoping to get into out of college because of my interest in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synycalwon View Post
    Mine is simple: much better battery tech! Something that charges fairly quickly and lasts at least 24 hours with moderate to heavy use. But, it MUST also be removable! At least until the failure rate can be brought down to near zero. Don't get me wrong, this is NOT based on any type of battery life on my Thunderbolt (which is actually quite good considering), but a wider issue across all smartphones!

    Oh, and more native kickstands would be nice (I don't like case ones, prefer naked). I use my kickstand all the time and can't imagine having a phone without it!
    I'll take the kickstand if I can prop my phone up in any direction. How about better glass? If we're going ultimate phones here, I'd like a phone with unbreakable unscratchable unfingerprintable glass.
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    I would like phone specs to have a quality standard, so devs can unleash cooler apps and Roms quickly. Instead of 127,000 different gpu/CPU combos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith317 View Post
    I'll take the kickstand if I can prop my phone up in any direction. How about better glass? If we're going ultimate phones here, I'd like a phone with unbreakable unscratchable unfingerprintable glass.
    Invisible glass !

    Amoled phones are great but its still hard too read text with direct sunlight.
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    Default Re: What new hardware would you like to see in android devices?

    Yes I forgot to add , a KickStand !!!!

    Manufactures should build more phone like the HTC Surround , with a slide-out speaker & a Kickstand ... If Motorola built one , It will be the ultimate entertainment handheld gadget , Lets face it Nobody makes speakers like Motorola
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    I would love to see phones with a few things that have already been mentioned and a few more....
    Much FASTER internal memory with high capacities. >64GB
    A precache for the storage separated from the main system RAM.
    More RAM! Seeing that most of 1GB on most phones already get used up after a few minutes (Including disk I/O). More RAM the better, not like it consumes that much battery....
    NFC and wireless charging is a must for me...
    Faster FSB for the ARM CPU,(Especially to the GPU). It won't be long untill this is a big bottleneck.....
    Removable high capacity batteries.


    If one comes out with those features, I don't care how much it costs I'm buying it!
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    I'm going to throw this in for people like me that are still stuck on radio... A digital/HD radio tuner or at least add in card for HD radio/XM/Sirius. And the coupe de grace, a universal dock/accessory port (micro USB) located in the same spot for every phone/tablet. I know that's more cosmetic but it'd still be nice.
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    Default Re: What new hardware would you like to see in android devices?

    MrSmith317,

    I can't believe that I forgot the radio! (Being a terrestrial radio engineer, how could I of forgotten)! Yes A HD tuner would be awesome! Even just adding a good RDS\RDBS decoder to the current one would be great. (DInc's RDS is spotty at best )
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    The problem with most FM tuners is that they use the headphones as the antenna. That's just not good for reception. And seeing that FM reception is dependent on antenna length I don't see them putting one in a phone. And headphones aren't typically long enough for good reception.
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    FM radio is so 90s.

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    Also a FM transmitter, like the one in that sony ericsson walkman flipphone , I think it was W980I

    That will be awsome for old cars, or the ones that doesn't have AUX\USB\BlueTooth
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    I want to see a dedicated camera button on all android devices....
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    Ok, then can I have one of these packed inside my phone too?


    It's a zero focus camera. All the focusing is done in post process.
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    As far as hardware in phones getting better, they're already evolving at a decent rate. And will continue to only get better. I think a major turning point is Intel's involvement, I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with. One thing I would really like to see though, is a much larger and broader market of accessories. For android phones and tablets, the accessories available for Iphones and Ipads is ridiculous. I mean they are every where! Even the gas station near my house has IPhone data cables and silicone cases.

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    High quality camera, screen size as big as possible, 3G Stick etc. I like to see this hardware in new android device.
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    Not sure if this counts but I want dslr quality glass for the cameras

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