Hi !
Featured games (84)
games approved by the League of Dukes
Games in Showcase (595)
Games in Android Showcase (168)
games submitted by our members
Games in WIP (647)
games currently in development
News: Read the Java Gaming Resources, or peek at the official Java tutorials
    Home     Help   Search   Login   Register   
Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  
  Cellphones for java development  (Read 2159 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Offline Kurten

Junior Devvie

Medals: 3
Exp: 3 years


« Posted 2011-05-26 19:24:39 »

Hello people!

I've been looking for a new cellphone for some time now, one of the reasons is that my 3 year old sony ericsson is on it's last breath, the other reason is that i want to learn making apps for android. The problem is, i haven't been updated on the cellphone market for years since i haven't used my phone for anything particular. I've looked up a few models i believe would be good but since im no pro on cellphones i wanted to ask you guys if you know any good models for game development on.

The models im currently looking at is
Samsung Galaxy SII

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Are these phones good or are they just fancy looking with horrible specs?

Offline Captain Awesome

Junior Devvie

Medals: 2


« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-05-26 20:14:49 »

I definitely recommend the Galaxy SII, have heard nothing but good comments from owners of it.
Offline Kurten

Junior Devvie

Medals: 3
Exp: 3 years


« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-05-26 21:03:14 »

Thank you for the reply, i tried reading some reviews of that model and they were positive, but it's always good to know that devs appreciate it as well ^_^
Games published by our own members! Check 'em out!
Legends of Yore - The Casual Retro Roguelike
Offline EgonOlsen
« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-05-26 21:22:51 »

For development, the Nexus S is also worth a look. It doesn't have a dual core CPU like the S2, but its Googles 'official' developer's phone. You can be sure, that it gets Android updates first. Samsung is pretty slow with updates...if they offer them at all.

Offline Kurten

Junior Devvie

Medals: 3
Exp: 3 years


« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-05-27 01:00:21 »

Thanks for the suggestion, the Nexus S also seems to be manufactured by Samsung though.
Offline Sinuath

Junior Devvie

Medals: 2

« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-05-27 01:32:39 »

Umm, is there anything different about a developer phone compared to any other phone? i was under the impression you could develop a java game then throw it on any phone and it would work..

Hey [you][/you], you should totally check out my boring Site ~
Offline Kurten

Junior Devvie

Medals: 3
Exp: 3 years


« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-05-27 02:30:58 »

My main idea when saying developer phone might have been somewhat lost in translation. Im not a native english speaker so allow me to explain what i meant ^_^

Imagine you wanted to develop a game on PC. Your rig is 5 years old and have outdated hardware. Sure you would be able to make a game out of that, that could run on most computers, but you wouldn't be able to add that little extra to it, like some awesome graphic effects or a couple of extra bots to the screen, due to your PC being too old.

Now, that PC isn't a PC, it's a cellphone. That's basically what i meant when i said developer phone ^_^

Also, the more powerful something is, the more you can play around with it Grin
Offline EgonOlsen
« Reply #7 - Posted 2011-05-27 12:44:44 »

Thanks for the suggestion, the Nexus S also seems to be manufactured by Samsung though.
Yes, its basically an improved Galaxy S. It's pure fluff like additional applications or modified desktop has been added. And it gets its updates directly from Google. To me, this is a great plus. My former phone was a Samsung Galaxy (the first one, not the S) came with 1.5, there was a shitty update to 1.6 that wasn't available for all phones and then they lost interest in their product....

Offline Kurten

Junior Devvie

Medals: 3
Exp: 3 years


« Reply #8 - Posted 2011-05-28 00:46:25 »

Hmm, i see, the Galaxy SII seems to be fairly popular though, but now im kinda unsure if they actually are gonna update it, if they lost interest in their Galaxy S model then im worried they might do the same with the SII. But the Galaxy SII specs looks so sweet :'D I've looked over some benchmark tests and reviews and it looks like it's one of the best phones out there. Still, i don't want to be ditched by Samsung and not receive any updates D:
Offline ra4king

JGO Kernel

Medals: 388
Projects: 3
Exp: 5 years

I'm the King!

« Reply #9 - Posted 2011-05-28 08:15:23 »

Just go with the Nexus S, it's the best (and my dream phone)! Smiley

Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  
You cannot reply to this message, because it is very, very old.

deepthought (49 views)
2015-06-30 15:39:44

deepthought (56 views)
2015-06-30 15:39:09

deepthought (65 views)
2015-06-30 15:36:52

Za\'Anzabar (43 views)
2015-06-29 05:44:54

TritonDreyja (49 views)
2015-06-24 17:10:40

CopyableCougar4 (51 views)
2015-06-23 00:34:45

BurntPizza (58 views)
2015-06-21 20:36:46

cookiecompiler (98 views)
2015-06-11 15:42:53

cookiecompiler (58 views)
2015-06-11 15:41:14

NegativeZero (82 views)
2015-06-11 09:49:18
How Do I Expand My Game?
by bashfrog
2015-06-14 11:34:43

List of Learning Resources
by PocketCrafter7
2015-05-31 05:37:30

Intersection Methods
by Roquen
2015-05-29 08:19:33

List of Learning Resources
by SilverTiger
2015-05-05 10:20:32

How to: JGO Wiki
by Mac70
2015-02-17 20:56:16

2D Dynamic Lighting
by ThePixelPony
2015-01-01 20:25:42

How do I start Java Game Development?
by gouessej
2014-12-27 19:41:21

Resources for WIP games
by kpars
2014-12-18 10:26:14 is not responsible for the content posted by its members, including references to external websites, and other references that may or may not have a relation with our primarily gaming and game production oriented community. inquiries and complaints can be sent via email to the info‑account of the company managing the website of java‑
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Managed by Enhanced Four Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!