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Google's ANDROID CRUSHING smartphone rivals underfoot

Philippe

Re: No one believes IDC

They are the best at being the worst when it comes to projections.

In 2011, IDC’s 4-year projection put Windows Phone marketshare at 20.9% in 2015.

Basically WP next year growth will have to be amazing to go from 2.5% now to 21% then.

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BlackBerry lands feature-light BBM on Windows Phone

Philippe

So what?

Even if Apps were developed in HTML, no sane developer would waste time in targeting 2.8% of the smartphone buying population.

WindowsPhone is dead.

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We sent a probe SIX BILLION km to measure temperature of a COMET doing 135,000 km/h

Philippe

Re: major lag

For your average Samsung user that's not that impressive.

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Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away

Philippe

Re: I was very pleasantly surprised...

Congratulations, you just bought a netbook.

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Philippe

Re: Offer and demand

Agree with all points but one, WindowsPhone isn't gaining traction.

Latest quarterly figures shows 2.8% worldwide marketshare versus 3.6% a year ago.

The OS marketshare is down pretty much everywhere in Europe, UK, France, Italy and Spain. (German figures aren't available yet).

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X marks the chop: Microsoft takes axe to Nokia's Android venture

Philippe

Re: I like smart phones, but the real purpose of a phone is to make voice calls

Although I agree with pretty much everything in your post, I just wanted to point out that the Nokia 105 is not running S40 but S30 , which Microsoft is also killing off unfortunately.

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

Philippe

Re: What, no Wiko?

The Prestigo is the Wiko.

Different markets, different names.

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Philippe

Re: No Lumia?

The Article is about Android Landfill disappearing and being replaced by decent low cost phones.

Nothing to do with Windows Phones.

The only reason the BB is in there is its ability to run Android Apps.

If a low cost Lumia could run Android apps it'd be there too

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Firefox OS lands in Germany – with France, Asia, and more to come

Philippe

so much potential, so little momentum..

After a year on the market, after presenting some seriously up to date version 2.0 of the OS, it's still near impossible to buy the bloody thing.

Where are the Sony Firefox OS phones? Where are the proper European Operators, and why can't our US cousins get some of these too?

Seriously Mozilla, what are you waiting for?

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PICS: Nokia Lumia 930 – We reveal its ONE unique selling point

Philippe

the beginning of the end of WP

Now that MS is clearly in charge and about the cut a big chunk of the old Nokia workforce I wouldn't be surprised if this device is the beginning on a trend.

Decent kit but without anything exciting to talk about at a non attractive price.

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Phab-u-less: Huge MONSTER iPhone 6 not due until 2015 – claim

Philippe

We think.

Analyst starts sentence by "We think.", reader giggles a bit and surf away..

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Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5

Philippe

Terminal?

Where should we lay the flowers for the Terminal Galaxy S5?

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Archos ArcBook: An Android netbook for a measly hundred-and-seventy clams

Philippe

almost there

This thing needs three things:

> 1366*728

> Clamshell design. This looks like a brick

> Android 4.4 and commitment to at least go to 4.5

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Google buddies up with Intel for this year's big Chromebook push

Philippe

they're getting there

BayTrail M Soc, or Octa-core ARM.

The only thing missing is 1080p and 32Gb (16Gb is just too small) and those things will be perfect..as long as they remain under the $350 barrier.

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Apple's strong iPhone sales crush Wall Street moneymen's tepid expectations

Philippe

Simple.

They've added the biggest Chinese operator with 750Millions subscribers to their list of reseller which boosted the iPhone sales.

There has been no new iPad launched this quarter and most of the people who wants one or need one already have one, and won't change it every 2 years like they'd do with a phone.

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Nokia halts sales of Lumia 2520 Win RT tablet over zap-happy charger

Philippe

Shocker.

Everybody calm down.

The two users have been informed, nobody got hurt.

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It's EE vs Vodafone: 'How good is my signal' study descends into network bunfight

Philippe

Re: Coverage isn't everything

Try Virgin Mobile.

You get a great price: 15 quids a month all in

A decent Network : runs on EE

Customer service: Can't comment as I don't speak indie

Taking the piss: About a quid more every 9 months for dubious reasons.

Take decent phones and f;;ks them up: Nope, they're not that advanced.

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EE...K: Why can't I uninstall carrier's sticky 'Free Games' app?

Philippe

Re: "Just don’t let them spot you buying a Vodafone SIM card."

You know that you can just pop the sim card in the new phone right?

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Does Apple's iOS 7 make you physically SICK? Try swallowing version 7.1

Philippe

Re: 10,000 Unread Messages

ever heard of accidental crash which deletes everything?

I strongly recommend it for this type of users.

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What do you mean there are no Surface Pros? HAND 'EM OVER, yell Microsoft resellers

Philippe

Why would anyone want one?

They just feel wrong to use.

It must be the weird screen format, or trying to use a Desktop PC in a tablet format, or seeing those slim keyboards falling apart at PC World but there really is nothing attractive about them.

iPad Air, Samsung Tab, and Xperia are way better tablets.

Asus Transformers are way better convertibles

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Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad

Philippe

This article could work the other way

"Bloke called Apple and present fake death certificate to access data on stolen iPad".

The entire forum thread would be about how crap Apple security is.

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Nokia to Devs: PLEASE DON'T make Nokiadroid apps look like WinPho

Philippe

Re: market share

That was the Microsoft Christmas play?

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MtGox boss vows to keep going despite $429 MILLION Bitcoin 'theft'

Philippe

This is a disgrace.

I bought 1,000 tulip bulbs and 500 shares in 'The Governor and Company of the merchants of Great Britain, trading to the South Seas and other parts of America, and for the encouragement of fishing', using Bitcoins through Mt Gox - and I keep getting error messages on my Netscape browser. And when I search on AltaVista I don't get anywhere

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Nokia launches Euro ANDROID invasion, quips: 'Microsoft knew what they were buying'

Philippe

Agreed.

It takes about 3 minutes (you read that right) to open the facebook app on a Nokia Asha 503.

It even lags opening fastlane. Talk about unfortunate.

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Microsoft may slash price of Windows 8.1 on cheap 'slabs

Philippe

Re: didn't they do this for netbooks

I remember something about the W7 castrated edition being £15 for OEM so you're looking at $25.

It was painful to use but it did the job and killed Linux on the Netbooks.

Maybe MS hopes that history will repeat itself.

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Cheap'n'cheerful Chinese mobesters ZTE launch Firefox phones

Philippe

Re: Telefónica?

My O2 account manager has been telling me a for a year that they will.

I have lost interest at least 6 months ago..

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Nokia launches Android range: X marks the growing low-cost spot

Philippe

Re: Heh

Please, in order to keep with the non patronising new language now being use, you should not say "rich countries" but "mature markets".

thank you.

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Magnets to stick stuff to tablets: Yup, there's an Apple patent application for that

Philippe

Re: Prior Art.

Does your Sone Xperia Z1 behave differently if you, use the magnetic connector to, let's say, connect to another Sony Xperia Z1?

Nope?

Then it's not the same thing.

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Help! Apple has snaffled the WHOLE WORLD'S supply of sapphire glass

Philippe

Re: Gaming the suppliers

This would have made sense if Apple wasn't the one paying to build the increase capacity.

They tend to buy years of production in advance in order to give themselves a time buffer with the competition.

They've done it before, with the 1.8 inch HDD on the iPad Mini, for instance.

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Lenovo shares in trading halt ahead of 'disclosable transaction'

Philippe

Re: The server business

Big Blue sold their PC business in 2002. What have you been smoking?

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Apple-aligned firm opens sapphire glass factory. iPhone 6 rumours, DEPLOY

Philippe

at this point I can only see one potential effect.

We gonna have to spend about 9 months listening to Samsung fans telling us that Sapphire is crap and it's just a gimmick etc. etc. until the S6 comes out sporting a Sapphire screen.

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HOT AIR-FILLED Apple fanbois SHUNNED iPad 2 at Xmas

Philippe

Re: The iPad 2 is used by lots of corporate customers

Although I've upvoted you for a well written and factual post I'd like to remind you that this site is El Reg.

Only crazy fanboys willing to die for their plateform of choice are allowed around here.

Next time, please insert comments such as Android fragmentation, windows empty store, or iOS walled garden so that we can keep up appearances around these shores.

thank you.

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Acer writes off MEELLIONS again, scraps raw materials

Philippe

That previous CEO was Wong on so many levels..

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Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

Philippe

Will anyone still care?

By April 2015, Microsoft Windows will probably be considered stone age type technology and as such the real question will probably be how to move away from it rather than how to "upgrade" to it.

Microsoft has got some great technologies, Exchange, Sharepoints, for instance but the rest is legacy and should be treated as such.

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Intel and Asus put the dual boot in, offer 2-in-1 lapslab WinDroid

Philippe

i'd do the contrary

There are way more useful Apps on Android than Windows 8.

What we want is an Android Laptop which can run Windows 8 apps rather than the contrary.

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Why 2014 might just be the year of the Google Chromebook

Philippe

Re: Hmm...

You're hanging out too much at Starbucks.

Having said that, I never go to Starbucks and I've never seen a Chromebook outside the stores. This would makes sense. You need Wifi to take full advantage of these devices and the best wifi is at usually at home.

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'Leaked' iPhone 6 pics will make cool fanbois WEEP - it's a PHABLET

Philippe

How is giving some people what they want losing its cool?

Looking at Samsung Note 3 sales numbers (15 Millions in one quarter) versus Apple iPhone sales (34M in the September quarter before the launch of the 5S and 5C) Apple would be nuts not to release a Phablet.

It doesn't fit everyone's requirement (I wouldn't want to carry a manbag so that I can put a phablet in it) but as long as one can still get a reasonably sized device (call it 4.3-4.7 inch) what's the problem?

This could actually bring the Apple line up close to the 50 Millions sales in small quarters and around 65 Millions in the last quarter of the year.

Great news if you're a bean counter.

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Acer cozies up to Google with new 'droid PCs and fondleslab, Chromebook

Philippe

Re: This sort of thing should have become standard by now

Apple prove with the A7 that some guy working in total isolation can come up with something which matches bay trail performancewise while using less power, I am pretty sure that thousands of ARM licensees can pretty much bury it.

Don't get me wrong, Intel is doing a great job but it's one entity against the world.

It will be a while before one can say: "ARM is just cheap"

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Philippe

What are you on about?

Compete with anything Germany might choose to release?

This is an IT forum not a cars one.

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Microsoft shops ditch XP for New Year as Windows market share expands

Philippe

Are those Surface sales real 8.1 sales?

Threads explaining how to install Ubuntu or OsX are all over the web.

Even the driver for the wifi card is easy to find.

I don't deny the number of Surface being sold but I have a problem believing the OS market share.

8 and 8.1 scares the hell out of IT department and above 60 users everywhere.

There is no way this thing is hitting the numbers describe in the article.

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Apple iPhone 5s still world's top-selling smartphone – report

Philippe

Re: Where is the Z30 ?

It't not in the first 2 for the following reasons:

- People still think old clunky pull the battery off to make it work, style device when they hear blackberry.

- Nobody wants to take the risk to buy a device from a soon to be dead company

- Shops tell people not to buy it

- The few people who do buy it can't find their apps and complain to their friends

I don't agree with all of the above but these are the reasons why Blackberry is not in the top2 or even Top20 list of devices being sold.

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Philippe

Re: Nokia

I am glad to see the Nokia 501 at number 10. It's a great little device which totally deserves its success.

I have tried the successor (Nokia 503) on Sunday and I am amazed at what you get for 60 quids these days.

Fast, efficient, bombproof and a great battery life

Phil

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Got a one-of-a-kind N9? Get ready to adopt Meego's baby Sailfish

Philippe

Great news.

The next thing those guys need to do it to design a version of sailfish for the main Android phones.

S4, and HTC one for instance and then let the market decide.

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A whopping one in four Apple fanbois uses OBSOLETE TECH

Philippe

Re: Or to put it another way

"Yea they make bs claim the older hardware can't do the work but in the end that is nothing more then isheep BS."

Please Genius, explain to me how not being able to use facetime on my iPhone3GS is not related to hardware.

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World's OLDEST human DNA found in leg bone – but that's not the only boning going on...

Philippe

Ok but does it explain Francois Hollande?

Because personally I am still puzzled by it.

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Lightning strikes USB bosses: Next-gen jacks will be REVERSIBLE

Philippe

Couldn't have they just adopted lightning?

Maybe there was a bit of arm twisting needed with Apple but the lightning plug pretty much does already what that thing is going to do in two years just call it USB3.1 and you're done.

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Apple prepping 4K resolution 12.9-inch MaxiPad – report

Philippe

Re: Foxconn doing UI debugging? NOT

Back when I was doing my degree, these curves were all the rage. (15 years or so ago)

I remember about 4 different ways to take one point in the past and one in the present in order to calculate the future. (adding years was just adding accuracy)

It was total bollocks obviously as following these curves would show that by 2022 30% of the US population would be Elvis impersonators.

All we know so far is that Apple is testing some 4k 12.9 inch screens.

Next month the original MacbookAir released in January 2008 will be 6 years old and the redesigned version released in October 2010 close to 3.5 years old.

The screen will probably be used in that MBA replacement which is also rumored ro repalce both the 11.6 and 13.3 current models.

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PC market staging a RECOVERY. (Only joking, it's through the floor)

Philippe

Re: How many are waiting for Windows 8 to be "retired"? @Steve Knox

Don't know which Atom and which ARM you're talking about but the ARM in my iPad Air is anything but a slouch and I am pretty sure this type of power will be available to anyone for less than $200 before 2014 is nigh.

Atom on the other hand even with the right power/watt envelop and the advantage of legacy support, which is less and less relevant, will still be sold by Intel and therefore will still come at a cost.

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SLAPPING an iPhone out of a corporate drone's hand: You're not the only one who longs to do it

Philippe

Re: "must have" apps

When people refers to "must have" apps they're talking about the top 50 or so Apps at a given time.

Yes it's a moving target so when WP8 finally got Instagram (still half baked by the way) after 18 months waiting, Instagram is not what people are after any longer.

One can't hit a moving target..

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REVEALED: How YOU PAY extra for iPHONES - even if you DON'T HAVE ONE

Philippe

Re: Message to mobile operators

It has been tried before and failed.

O2 Czech republic refused to pay the subsidize and remove the iPhone from their range. Their marketshare suffured dramatically.

All operators in Russia tried it all at once.

That kind of worked as everone played ball, but now Russians customers buy their iPhone unlocked directly from reseller instead meaning the operators lost the iPhone margin and the lock in on the clients.

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