288 posts • joined Thursday 7th May 2009 09:41 GMT
Hardware is what they are good at...
Usually it's the software side of things that let their products down.
Re: Why this is good
...or put facebook there and not have to worry about all sites recording where you've been and reporting back to the facebook hive-mind.
Not *just* a screamer
What happens when you get shouted at for actually doing something objectively wrong?
Give wifi to those that need it least.
What's the point of having free wifi here of all places?
This is the most objective piece of reporting I've seen from Andrew in a long time.
No opinions, no bias. Just reporting.
HOW CAN WE MOAN ABOUT THIS!?
My folks have got up and running with windows 8 in less time than they got to grips with all previous versions of Windows.
Maybe the tile thing is pretty good and us seasoned and bitter IT types just don't get it yet?
Closed source software can be as rubbish.
I don't think the argument holds water. Show me a bad open source program and I'll show you an equally bad closed source one. Fact is - if it's open source at the very least there's the chance that someone smarter than you can correct your mess.
"but - unfortunately - Linus doesn't scale. Very few projects get to have a Torvalds-like leader."
Yup - this holds true of all software, not just open source.
whatsapp already does this.
doesn't whatsapp already do this? and it can do this over gsm internet (2g) - unless I've missed something?
Just don't do it in France
...as google has just found out.
Re: Wrong again
I cannot find any ultrathins with a decent AMD chip in. Could you name a few?
the a6 chip isn't as good as a similar priced i5 with integrated gfx. The only thing that's decent is the a10 and I can't find any small thin laptop with it in.
Shame, I'd snap one up in a heartbeat.
Re: Shame@ Spencer
That sounds depressingly true Ledswinger.
My complaint here is as a consumer - wanting some A123 cells, not being able to find a single supplier and ending up getting it shipped from China.
It's quite depressing that their battery tech didn't even make it to the UK before the company went bust.
Sometimes I feel like the UK is a backward country when it comes to tech.
Re: And like Spotify, new sign-ups need a Facebook account.
Spotify works fine for me under Wine - but I have a pre-facebook account and I've kept it unlinked.
But, (and I could be way off the mark here) isn't the ultrabook market not really selling that well either?
And also, with the Trinity APUs surely you'd be able to knock out some pretty cheap and half decent netbooks and still be able to turn a profit?
Seems a bit short-sighted to me...
Hmm, where do I put all my sensitive data?
Of course! The cloud!!
Now we need good design.
It looks like the shrinking process is getting a bit pricey these days. So why not channel some resources to making more efficient designs.
Better compilers to take advantage of GPUs
More instructions per cycle
There are still massive bottlenecks happening in even normal day to day computer operations, so why not tackle them next?
You get more control as default, like you can choose your keyboard software, the browser you want, the sms app, email client etc. You can store stuff on SD cards like movies, music etc without specialist software also which is always nice. And then if you want more control you can root the phone for superuser access fairly easily because all Sony Phones come with an unlocked bootloader, but that's more if you want to start using your phone for non-phone stuff.
( all of this written off the top of my head, happy to be corrected. )
Quite tempted by this - the screen resolution sounds a bit rubbish, but the idea of a rugged and *small* phone with smartphone features is pretty compelling.
I'm using a phone with a HW keyboard at the moment, but honestly swiftkey has got to the point where it's pretty usable as the main input device!
If there's a way to get it for <£200 then I'm on it!
If this is being done deliberately, this won't end well. Users won't have it, and it'll inevitably create a load of ill will and bad press.
In some places things just get done differently.
But yes - sod the Olympics.
Dates and Products please!
An affordable small laptop with decent battery life, screen and price point seems like an obvious winner to me.
This is what happened with the original Brazos, but once the laptops finally started coming out no one in the media seemed to care or even bother reviewing them.
Would be nice to hear some solid dates and products soon pls
Re: Stating the obvious
I just hope there's not a painfully long wait like with the Brazos netbook chippery.
...and then once they arrived no one took any notice of them, despite most of them being of a decent spec for not much monies.
Re: ARM emulator
I think you're broadly right. I've used android on x86 before and most apps work (because they're written in Java and interpreted).
I think the article could have explained that part a bit better.
Anyway - seems like a good phone for the money. And android on x86 is pretty nippy so I'll be watching this space with great interest - If the battery is half decent then you have a phone that can also be plugged into an HDMI and used as a proper x86 with a proper OS.
...that's the dream anyway!
My mistake - I was looking at 11" screens - please disregard!
I can't find anything with a 13" screen with >=900 vertical pixels. Could you link me?
Re: What is the point?
What would you call a toys-r-us screen? The previous mobile chips AMD released for netbooks (brazos) usually had screens that are the same resolution as ultrabooks.
I'm sure the claims are overstated, they always are, regardless of which manufacturer makes them.
....But also it's pretty daft to make these sort of comments when you haven't even tried the hardware yourself, which I'm guessing you haven't because it's not been released yet.
Not a great service
It's the first of the 'cloud storage' type services I've tried to use. It's not that great to be honest, but then I don't think dropbox would be much better.
As for your review - If you set the same set of morals on this software onto the software/hardware that you wrote the piece on I don't think it'd pass.
Re: Silly regulations killing an exciting technology field dead.
Yes - really.
I was there 2 years ago, guangzhou and nanning, and they were omnipresent.
Is there the possibility that they have been banned in central shanghai?
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