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Dell Blaze gets outed

What's small, made by Dell, runs Cupcake (Android 1.5) and lives on a fuzzy pink rug?  Why, the Dell Blaze, of course! (Pink rug not included).  It's the newest Android device in the works by Dell, and it looks to be their "entry-level, featurephone-market-stealer™."  Not a lot is known about it just yet, but there's a slew of pics at the source link to check out. 

I have to question this choice by Dell.  I'm all for entry/mid level Android phones, but why on earth is anyone still developing hardware on ancient versions of Android?  And considering Dell's release track record, who knows what version of the OS we'll be on by the time this rolls around? [AndroidSpin]

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Wow. Cupcake? Really? This late in the game? "Feature-phone market-stealer" or not, if you're not launching a device with at least 2.1, you should really just throw in the towel(sorry, Devour. & Behold II owners). That goes for you as well, Sony Erricsson.
  • See its s**t like this that causes buzz words like fragmentation. Watch, people are going to buy this new phone, then wonder why they cant run all the new stuff even though the phone was just released. Here is a suggestion to google, get rid of old outdated OS's once they are replaced, don't let other phone manufactures use 1.5 when 3.0 is around the corner. I know Android is free licensed but Google has to have some voice in their own products.
  • This is why app development is so difficult on Android. Too many versions.
  • No, this isn't "development"; this is Dell (and their bottomless stupidity).
  • If the os is free, why deliberately use anything other than 2.1 or 2.2?
  • Their flagship phone The Streak and upcoming Ares run 1.6.
    They don't want there low budget offering competing with them so they used Android 1.5 for it. They sure as hell weren't going to use a newer build.
    I never really did like Dell. ;)