178 posts • joined Wednesday 10th February 2010 18:53 GMT
Apple is so good at upselling that nobody's buying the low-end stuff.
Technically interesting, totally irrelevant
The same ideas behind the N9 (which I own and love) but without the charm of the N9's interface, and it only took two years! Still no other "Other Halfs" available, especially the keyboard-half - the amount of developers that deliberately ignored the N9 in favour of their N900 because of the lack of keyboard was beyond the pale. Klunky Android has won, Windows is half-baked, BlackBerry is dead and Apple has lost the plot, it sucks to be discriminating in this mobile market.
Re: Why Android?
I have one of those Linux phones. It's two years old. It's called a Nokia N9.
And some people have another one as well. It's four years old. It's called a Nokia N900.
Re: *scratching head*
It's also a lot lighter when it comes down, so it doesn't need a comparable amount of fuel to stop as it needed for going up the hill...
Free as a bird!
"and reminding all interns of their rights to terminate their participation in the program at any time"
Wihch I'm sure also terminates your rights to food and lodging...
Re: Fork, fork. My kingdom for a fork
The list of reasons given by Canonical was a lot bigger until it was systematically taken apart by Wayland developers that took it badly to Canonical spreading FUD about stuff where Wayland's progress has been "slow and steady" (especially where it has to wait for X to come to Wayland), while the supporting libraries they had built for having Wayland work on Android graphic drivers were merged into Mir for Ubuntu Phone without a word of attribution or acknowledgement, which was BAD FORM.
All that Nokia growth despite WindowsPhone...
Sometimes, ElReg's redtop heritage is too much for me...
No. Just no.
They're phones from 2012, but at prices from 2009. I'd better get myself a Z10 at the inevitable fire sale (749 pounds at launch, lol!).
Nokia sold Qt more than a year ago.
Re: Maemo? MeeGo?
The N900 was supposed to be a prototype. Then Nokia decided to move to MeeGo and released the N900 to the public to makes some sales out of the investment on Maemo.
Re: I *really* want one of the Nokia imaging units in my next phone...
Wphone does lack apps, but what it lacks the most is making you smile while you use it, like I do with my N9.
Re: You cannot be Sirius maaaaaan
Please enlighten me on the ways the Nokia N9 is not "a proper phone-centric Linux". Apart from being killed by Elop when the press was readying its hallelujahs and never being sold on any "halo" market.
Re: Nuclear power will be a terrible loss
I'm asking for anything that is not uranium-cycle light-water-moderator-based. How about you? And no, Gen III+ designs do not work - right, Finns?.
No support for IMAP
Means I'm not touching it.
Local politics, they said. Madrid is bad for your health, they said.
Of course if the autonomies got money directly from Europe for "regional" conservation, why would they release the fruits of the grumble-felines on other regions?
Stacking dies isn't a silver bullet
Process shrinking allows more cells on the same die area, increasing productivity. It also means £/GB drops following Moore's Hunch (TM) and approaches spinned-rust levels.
Unfortunately Flash is hitting a wall where it can't be shrunk any further...
Die stacking only increases the density (how much storage you can cram into a 2.5" SSD), while doing almost nothing about the £/GB or power consumption.
Opera has been Borged
The new User-Agent does not have the string "Opera" anywhere, it's almost a straight copy of the Chromium UA with "OPR" inserted somewhere. This means that Opera's "marketshare" will drop like a stone because most sites identify Opera 15 as Chrome.
Also,many sites are showing their mobile version to Opera 15 Desktop.
Re: Ad blocking
Of course not. Chrome doesn't.
The LHC produces 1PB/s of raw collision data - that's what's reduced to 25PB/year. They can do that because most of the collisions are well-know events and therefore uninteresting, so they are discarded immediately.
What's your excuse?
I have a Nokia N9 at my side, and I'm writing this comment on Opera/Presto.
Nokia has been microshafted and Opera has been Chromified while the tech journals applauded - just like Lewis Page and its "Why bother with our own weapons, the USA makes them better and cheaper" - well, then, now you see the strings that come attached to the USA's "generosity".
So the famous Opera connection...
...was just Facebook buying the "Presto" NAME?
Re: Impressions so far.
Very bad. They've dropped everything that made Opera different from any-other-browser in the interest of the New Shiny.
I hope this state of malnutrition is solved by waiting a couple of months, whereby:
a) The recently-evicted Opera Mail (which is still on Presto) gets its own port to Blink and is reintegrated in the browser
b) Opera Link gets reimplemented
c) Mouse-button rocker shortcuts come back
d) Panels come back (we all use wide screens now, Panels are perfect)
e) Site-specific preferences
f) Site-specific ad-blocking
g) Customizable Speed Dial
h) Customizable Discover, or a "My Feeds" alternative alongside Discover
i) Proper page zoom comes back
j) Status bar comes back
k) Customizable search shortcuts or dropdown
l) Dragonfly comes back
etc., etc. If the Mobile browser hadn't come in Beta as Kate Moss and in Final as Kate Moss and two green-peas' worth of lunch, why would I be worried?
Opera is building a totally new browser, as the faithful feared. The new, streamlined version is twice the size and spends thrice the memory. And does a tenth of the previous one. But hey, it has the shiny Facebook and Gmail interfaces!
Re: N9 Meego....
You're stuffed about Viber, but there's an unofficial Whatsapp client for the N9 called Wazzap that works like a charm (while eating battery by the spadeful).
A different approach
Analyse how a brain works on a logical, information-theory level (not the molecular-level boondoggle in the EU)
Build computer representations of it
Turn them to silicon
Pattern-matching, fuzzy logic predictions, emergent behaviour, etc.
Mo' silicon, mo' power
Take your time, Apple...
iOS has been stale for at least two years.
The curse of the NK-33
Is finally broken.
Re: Why this is good
Except, of course, using a damn e-mail client.
How much do you pay every time you use Google Search?
Do you pay for your e-mail service? Do you have your own e-mail server?
Are you an user of Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Picasa, reddit, tumblr, etc.?
Have you bought a The Register Gold Account (can't find the article, that was hilarious)?
"We must end the copper network and install fibre EVERYWHERE". That's what the lad said.
It's good for WebKit, but it's bad for the Web as a whole. The judge is out if it will be any good for people who appreciate Opera.
Re: Another one bites the dust
To survive, you only need to see another sunrise. To live, you must be free
Re: Will this mean
Those messages usually had nothing to do with Presto's capabilities, but with developers not bothering. There was even an extension for Opera that stripped code that excluded Opera from certain "WebKit-showoff" pages and suddenly the sites started working perfectly on Opera.
Google showing that message on blogger.com was one of the most egregious shenanigans.
Another one bites the dust
After Nokia, that's another European software company that bites it. Yeah, just like Nokia, it will continue to exist, but lobotomized. There's a difference between surviving and living.
" I'm surprised how rapidly the BB10 gestures become so natural, you curse their absence on other devices. (I particularly like the task-switching, which is best on the market)."
Stone the crows, Andy Orlowsky likes something Nokia did first. And yet Andy had pilloried the N9 (or anything Nokia did after mishandling Hildon - prejudice much?).
It's a good thing that BlackBerry recognizes good ideas when it sees them dropped by the side of the road.
Re: This is US only, not at all representative of worldwide (also means that Apple aren't #1)
Downvoted because Nokia's WP play was sold as "we've got to crack the USA" - not with WP, you won't!
Re: Good... Good...
All by itself? Now *that's* a smart phone.
My schadenfreude for Nokia knows no bounds. Sweet, sweet schadenfreude.
Don't be sad, my precious N9. You don't have any connection to them anymore. They were the first to turn their backs to you.
The Hardware Acceleration is broken, the Out-of-process plugins are MIA, they're making a WebKit browser to appease Apple, and the latest 12.13 was released after the testers complained of never-ending crashes on the release-candidate. Cue never-ending crashes while trying to update extensions and an official recommendation to reinstall 12.12.
I don't think Opera will ever support WebRTC.
Re: A new (?) idea...
That's called a mobile hotspot. Ask your operator about them.
"So, Mr. Smartypants wants a data plan, eh?"
That nut was cracked
"BB10 is an attempt to unify three things: a launcher, a switcher and a messaging hub, and there are only so many ways to crack that nut. ".
Get an N9 to see how it's done.
Things I can already do on my current phone
I swipe all day and all night.
I have live views of (more than) 8 multitasking apps that are not shut down behind my back.
I have a rolling list of all incoming messages, notifications and events.
I do not have interface buttons.
I have a cracking on-screen keyboard.
It's not a BB10 phone. It's called a Nokia N9, I've had it for more than one year, and I believe imitation is the nicest sort of flattery.
And my OLED screen has a LowPowerMode that always shows time and date, notifications, and whatever else I want (battery, uptime, network, upcoming appointments, etc). Keep using those LCDs, boys!
It's the Office tax
Microsoft licenses for tablets include a MANDATORY Office license. Also, Windows Phone is not Windows RT is not Windows 8.
Guys? I know they're french, but...
It's "Infogrames", not "Infogrammers"
And if Nokia had competitive phones 14 months ago?
Instead of having to wait for Windows Phone 8?
By doubling down on the N9 and launching a Snapdragon N9 variant on Verizon USA? The Lumia 800 was made from that cancelled N9, it was almost ready to launch and Maemo Harmattan was already running on Snapdragon anyway.
Before someone claims the contrary
It works perfectly on Opera.
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