Android on HTC TYTN II (Kaiser)

So, I’ve just been playing with Google Android on the HTC TYTN II (or, if you prefer nicknames – the HTC Kaiser, or ATT Tilt or Vodafone V1615, or MDA Vario II). It’s really rather good. The difference in responsiveness betweeen Android and Windows Mobile 6.1 is incredible, due in large part to the pitiful video driver support when running under WinMo. It’s great to finally see what the hardware can really do, after having been hamstrung by Microsoft for the last year.

It should be noted that not everything works yet, and in particular many Android screens are not set up well to run on a device of this resolution, but even taking that into account, I now have my sights set on migrating permanently from Windows Mobile to Android at the earliest opportunity.

A woman has a close male friend. This means that he is probably interested in her, which is why he hangs around so much.
She sees him strictly as a friend. This always starts out with, you’re a great guy, but I don’t like you in that way.

This is roughly the equivalent for the guy of going to a job interview and the company saying, You have a great resume, you have all the qualifications we are looking for, but we’re not going to hire you. We will, however, use your resume as the basis for comparison for all other applicants. But, we’re going to hire somebody who is far less qualified and is probably an alcoholic. And if he doesn’t work out, we’ll hire somebody else, but still not you. In fact, we will never hire you. But we will call you from time to time to complain about the person that we hired.


The short version : “Unremarkable. I watched it so that you don’t have to.”

The shorter version : “Ummmm… Nah.”