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Opera rewrite comes to Android

KenBW2

Opera on the Blade

>(It was originally an Orange San Francisco Mk1. Now it thinks it's a Jelly Bean ZTE Blade.)

Recently upgraded from my Blade (what an amazing little phone) to a Huawei G510.

I'd installed this when it was in beta (and therefore could sit alongside Opera Mobile). It worked, and speed was iffy but fine. The issue I had though was that it needed to sweep away about 6 of my biggest apps in order to fit. So yea, stick with Opera Mobile. You'll be better off in every respect.

That said, being a Blade owner, I know how much you'll be used to running the latest and greatest, and being amazed that you can!

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iPhone 5: skinny li'l fella with better display, camera, software

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Re: Progress?

My first phone!

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Flexible Willow glass displays thin and curvy gadget future

KenBW2
Headmaster

Re: marketing crap

"better then there marketing department"

If you're going to be a Grammar Nazi (which I wholeheartedly approve of) at least finish the job.

I'll leave it as an exercise to you to find the other error.

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W3C apologizes for HTML5 brand confusion

KenBW2
Flame

Retards

WHATWG has determined that HTML5 is more "mature than any specification to date" and that it's senseless to keep calling it a draft. "The WHATWG HTML spec can now be considered a 'living standard'," said Googler Ian Hickson. WHATWG is also dropping the "5" from the spec and just calling it HTML.

Ian Hickson's stupidity and lack of foresight never fails to amaze me. He wants to release HTML5^W as a standard when it's untested and non-finalised. He bitches about the W3C's glacial pace, but it was there for a reason - not to get $CoolNewFeature out the door asap. It's arguably the world's most important format - it needs some planning and extended testing, not to mention futureproofness. Argh, why did they scrap XHTML

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Apple trade marks 'There's an app for that'

KenBW2

(TM)

Fixed that for you

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Google Glamour girl joins Schmidt Privy Council

KenBW2
FAIL

Google evil etc etc

"After all, if you know a user's location, it becomes that much easier to target ads."

Zomg NO! They're using their BUSINESS STRATEGY to bring us products for FREE but with ever more relevant ads?!?!

Quick, I wantz too get off teh internetz!

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TV numbers sink as iOS usage rises

KenBW2

Not only iOS

People's ages are increasing too!

See, I can make bullshit trends too

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Schmidt: Google is the 'inverse' of Apple

KenBW2

Google Instant on Opera

You can easily change the User Agent (right-click > Edit Site Prefs > Network > Identify as Firefox). But I found some problems with clicking back after going to a result.

That said, Google do have a habit of ignoring Opera (can you blame them?)

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T-Mobile Pulse Mini

KenBW2
Flame

Looks good

Now where's Android 2.1 for the original Pulse?

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Reader Top 10s: an experiment in crowd pleasing

KenBW2

"The balance is always what is the most valuable use of the time/resources."

I think you misinterpreted the question. I suspect he was asking the same question as I was when I saw it.

Surely the "boring" reasons aren't boring to people who already go out of their way to understand these things? Not to say that you should add them to old articles, but that we want to to know why - curiosity etc etc.

We demand to know what the boring reasons are!

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Lights out at Lala - Apple shutters music service

KenBW2

Wait, what?

You read The Reg, and you struggled to find reasons to hate Apple?

I direct the kind sir to

http://search.theregister.co.uk/?q=apple

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Google Maps Navigation comes to UK

KenBW2

Finally

No where are T Mobile with Android 2.0 for the Pulse so I can actually use this?

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Google opens alphabetti spaghetti with refined spelling in search

KenBW2

Erm, like this?

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22searches+like+this%22

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Offline Google Docs disappear on May 3

KenBW2

Not in a job where you're required to use your initiative then

If you think Gmail and Outlook are the only places where you can put text just a copy/paste away from its destination, then you might want to rethink your career. And play less patience.

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Microsoft slings mud at Google Chrome

KenBW2

Privacy v Features

So Google makes a browser crafted around the method of information discover they understand the most. Don't like it? don't use it.

Someone should point MS in the direction of Iron

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRWare_Iron

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Google pushes out Chrome 5 beta for Windows

KenBW2

Wot? No screenshot?

Call this a review?!

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Opera 10.50 goes from pre-alpha to final in 10 weeks

KenBW2

Spot the Opera branding on the ballot screen

Where on the ballot screen does it give Opera any more importance than FF, Chrome or even IE? Nowhere - so the ballot screen is unbiased. Please don't tell me you want that to go away.

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TomTom Go 550 Live

KenBW2
WTF?

All road lead to, er, London?

Does Tom Tom not believe there's anywhere else worth travelling to?

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Apple strips top shelf, leaves corporate smut in place

KenBW2
FAIL

Image is everything

for you at least.

"if you're reasonably off, technichally able and you're NOT using an iPhone or a Blackberry, you're seen as a nerd, freak, Apple refusnik and/or friendless loser."

"The only demographic who MIGHT identify you as a fashion victim"

So, erm. If you don't have one you should get one, in order to fit with fashion? That makes you quite the fashion victim. Fail to you

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Google digs 6-foot hole for Gears

KenBW2

OGG = nonstandard?

"FF has a nonstandard ogg version that's about as much use as a chocolate teapot"

Oh an open standard? Like HTML itself? One that won't have the lawyers knocking on the door in five years' time? Yea I'll take ogg thanks.

Not that I intend to succumb to the joke that is HTML5 any time soon...

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Microsoft made a phone, and I hate it already

KenBW2

"use a headset if its a little to big to be a phone"

*gets image of someone holding a slate to their ear attempting to make a phonecall*

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Contest offers $100,000 for smartphone, browser hacks

KenBW2

Incomplete list?

Where's Ubuntu, and the Flash combinations?

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Opera beta bear hugs plug-in-free video

KenBW2

Because then it's not a standard!

The point in standards is that it's write once, run anywhere. In your example Browser X won't play your video, unless you have multiple formats available

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Adobe to Jobs: 'What the Flash do you know?'

KenBW2

Adobe, Apple

I can't bring myself to agree with either of those :(

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H.264 video codec stays royalty-free for HTML5 testers

KenBW2

I think everyone's forgotten

Firefox *can't* ship with H264 if it wants to remain an open source effort

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Windows 8 possible July 2011 release?

KenBW2

XP

Come on, they've already waited 9 years...

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Microsoft 'offered sex and drugs to distributors'

KenBW2

Yea, whatever

That is all

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Mozilla buries heels on un-YouTube open video

KenBW2

Good on them

Hopefully with Firefox having the market share it does it'll have the power to stick up 2 fingers at YouTube/Google and then the subsequent pressure to make content deliverers switch. With Chrome supporting both codecs (and Chromium only ogg) Safari is the only reason to go with H.264. And if Google Docs are happy to not support Opera then YouTube can not support Safari.

On the larger issue that, as mentioned above, "HTML5 fails to unify the web as it was meant to", perhaps this is why the W3C moves at a glacial pace, as the WHATWG originally bitched about. When the decisions you make affect arguably the most important communications medium of our generation, things take time to work out, and to ensure that you dont fuck up the web. Maybe the WHATWG should've thought that before trying to fragment the W3C.

Anyone who comes near me is going to get hurt

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Google Chrome 4 lands (Windows) extensions on world+dog

KenBW2

@Fanboi rant

You use Ubuntu? Then you'll be equally annoyed at being called a Freetard then?

Get over it, I have

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Apple and Microsoft plot iPhone Google slap

KenBW2

Surely the problem started

when you entered into the company that gives you the least choice of services

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Garmin adds satellite imaging to satnavs

KenBW2

Google Maps...

"...doesn't provide the turn-by-turn spoken guidance that the Garmin satnavs will offer."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but erm - Android 1.6+ ?

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Opera swallows mobile ad manager

KenBW2

If it's as turn-ffable as the article suggests

it sounds like a good source of income.

@AC

The point of FOSS is about allowing multiple people to do what one person can't do alone. So, no - you're wrong

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Tip'n'tilt control portable internet radio launches

KenBW2

So to change station you turn it round

so they expect to sell any of these?

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Google gets all Minority Report with Street View

KenBW2
WTF?

Google hate

"covers up a publicly listed company whose only goal is to make as much money as possible for its shareholders."

Zomg a company that exists to make money!

Yes, ads on street view are annoying. Yes it explains why they went to the expense of setting it all up. But evil? Because they serve ads to finance their free service? Hell, these ads could be *useful*.

Getting quite sick of the Google hate on El Reg

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You and what Android? The Google iPhone killer that isn't

KenBW2

Revenue

"such as someone else actually using it and diverting your revenue stream away from the ad machine. Cunning."

That would be the same "someone else" that also has all the Google goodness preinstalled, leading ad revenue to Google perhaps?

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Welcome to the out-of-control decade

KenBW2

Someone lock this guy up

everyone's out to get him!

Seriously, don't you think if there's a need for control over data, the market will provide it? Your comments about being locked in come down to how businesses assess their options. If they fail to go with open standards - whatever that will mean in 2015 - then they deserve all they get.

Calm down for god sake...

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Samsung's Galaxy stuck in history

KenBW2

Indeed

I bought my Pulse on the premise that it might get an upgrade to 2.0 - are you listenting T Mobile?

Love the "Android 2.0: what to expect What's new in Google's latest" link on the right :)

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Googlephone debuts Jan. 5, says everyone but Google

KenBW2

iPhone dated

You have to admit, it's lost its "oooh shiny" factor

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Chumby internet-connected alarm clock

KenBW2

"It would be quite reasonable to...

... dismiss the Chumby as a toy or as the answer to a question nobody asked""

I think i'll do just that

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Mozilla man sends Firefoxers to Microsoft Bing

KenBW2

I want context

I find it incredibly convenient that CNBC narrates over the 10 seconds before the "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know..." bit. Where's the context?

If he's talking about secrets from your wife/family/friend then you're right.

If on the other hand he's talking about the government, they couldn't give a toss that you like whips and chains/are having an affair/think your boss is a wanker

End this sensationalist crap and give us some context!

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Yahoo! apes! Google! with! more! Web2.0rhea!

KenBW2

Just what we need

more crap to spam into the results page

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Microsoft and EU close on browser settlement?

KenBW2

Handy that it's taken this long

"Ooooh, my new Windows 7 has a new browser feature"

vs

"Why the hell has this crap suddenly appeared"

Should've been there from the start...

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MS Jingle Bell bus rattles past Reg Towers

KenBW2

In the video

"Are you very tech savvy - do you use Facebook, Twitter and that?"

Erm, WTF?

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Apple's App Store police relent on hardware images

KenBW2

Makes me glad

I bought my new android-based T Mobile Pulse

Awaiting potage...

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What ever happened to storing pics with electron cannons?

KenBW2

Some people still use CRT displays, y'know...

Ah, so I'm not the only one skipping the farce that is LCD then

Roll on OLED

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Pegatron smartbook uncloaked?

KenBW2
Heart

Ubuntu

Maybe i should read the article first

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KenBW2
Thumb Up

Screen

Do I see Ubuntu?

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Channel 4 raises Bing word-extinction alarm

KenBW2
WTF?

Erm,

"At the top we have the real-time tweets coming in. Beneath that we have the top articles on a particular keyword. Beneath each article we pull in the most reputable tweets about that article. We calculate the reputation on how often people tweet, how often they're tweeting spam, how often they're re-tweeted."

In english?

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Why Microsoft's IE 9 will frustrate standards fans

KenBW2
Stop

"not invented by Microsoft yet part of the W3C's HTML 5: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)"

Correct me if I'm wrong, but when did SVG become part of HTML5?

SVG = XML image format

HTML != XML

They killed the idea of images and the markup being integrated when they stupidly decided to kill XHTML

On another note, SVG competes with Silverlight too much for them to implement it. Bastards.

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Google Chrome OS due next week, says someone

KenBW2
Megaphone

OS Debate

Linux = a kernel

Ubuntu - ships Linux, so is an OS

Fedora - ships Linux, so is an OS

Chrome OS = ships Linux, so is an OS

Chrome OS is no different except the fact that it has less/different parts between the kernel and the browser. It still runs in its own right, so it's an OS

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