148 posts • joined Thursday 11th March 2010 13:54 GMT
Let's drive a 4x4 up a mountain
And out come the Clarkson-esque climate-change denying ostriches in 3... 2... 1...
It's truly unlimited - for me, for now...
I'm on the cheapest package and was upgraded at no extra cost a few years ago, I'm a HUGE downloader - often maxing out for several hours day after day - and have never once been warned, admonished, choked, throttled or had any manner or virtual asphyxiation threatened by Be - another reason to be dismayed by Murdoch's Mob wiping out yet another competitor...
A Ferrari wrapped in plastic
Love the specs, hate the appearance.
I can see why they've skinned stock so heavily, to attract former fanbois and to differentiate from the Android crowd, but that home key, "Samsung" emblazoned across the top and those Apple-esque square icons - that's why I got the simple elegant Nexus 4 - at half the price.
Typo speaks truth
CHK CHK CHK DUM CHK CHK CHK DUM CHK DUM CHK DUM
Most of my friends buy vinyl rather than CDs or MP3s these days, in their case it's not hipsterism, they genuinely believe that the quality is better - and there is some truth to this, although CDs are clearly technically superior, the audio itself is often hideously remastered using dynamic range compression - WHICH IS WORSE THAN HITLER.
The S4 is no N4
I had the Samsung S3 - a great phone - but switch to the Nexus 4 as I prefer the pure Android experience.
The S4 will hopefully draw millions of fanbois away from their tiny iThings but I'm sticking to Nexus devices from now on - the gimmicks just don't appeal.
Have one - love it
Storage (16GB) isn't an issue for me - I can't imagine installing so many large apps (ie games) that it's used up and I'm not about to start loading DVD-sized videos onto it.
Battery life - pretty much the same as my S3, so no surprises there - power costs.
It looks and feels like a quality device, 4.2 is gorgeous as well.
Give me a grand to spend on a phone and this is the phone that I would buy - no contest.
Re: Don't bother....
I'm now on less money than I was 20 years ago and have the same job title I had 30 years ago - even though I have far more skills. There is a ceiling in most UK where you hear "we can't pay you any more or you'll be earning more than some managers!"
Plus the market is so bad they realise they can cut and cut, regardless of how well the company is doing.
Managers are readily available and most people could be a mediocre manager with little training - but managers run the world and don't value IT people like they used to.
Yep - people just think they'll miss an SD card because they're used to having them - IT'S 16GB FOR FECK'S SAKE - what are they going to do, store BluRays on it?
I have a Transformer Prime and the SD card has only ever been used for (as it turns out, unnecessary) backups - ditto my previous Samsung Galaxy S3.
Re: Not 5-6 weeks for everyone
Or possibly lowering expectations so that people aren't disappointed but actually pleasantly surprised - which is something Apple certainly don't have a patent on.
</troll raised to the power troll>
Re: Rather cynical
So, you'd rather wait than... wait?
Not 5-6 weeks for everyone
If (like me) you got your order in in the first 10ish minutes after they appeared - at around 1700 GMT yesterday - your estimated delivery time is 1-2 weeks, after that it's 5-6 weeks, which suggests stock arriving every 4 weeks, which also seems to be the pattern in the US.
"A patent hoarding firm" - the biter, bit!
Re: Men die too, you know
I believe that she was also a gay lady - or is it heterophobic to mention that?
5-Sigma or nothing.
Re: How about some chrome loving
"it's NOW my default Android browser."
Re: How about some chrome loving
It works great for me, noticeably slicker than the Beta, it's no my default Android browser.
Facebook seems to be having one of its periodic purges, removing people altogether until they meet Facebook's demand for ID - what, so Facebook is a government agency now (although I've always had my suspicions...)
Apparently (!) 600,000 cases had to be binned, with pre-orders of over 9 million - and assuming half are for blue - that's still a hell of a lot of production and distribution to sort out in short order.
But at least they're not distributing a phone that they know to be flawed and then claiming that we're holding it wrong.
The San Fran II is also £100 - you can't go wrong really!
Me and one other contractor were given a similar choice, but with a 10% cut, 2 years ago.
Luckily for me they asked him first, he tried to play hardball and he got the chop - I didn't risk it.
A couple of month's later he had to come crawling back.
Only now have they started to cut into the tumorous mass of managers that's choking the company,..
Re: Android UI issues?
Android on phones and tablets is substantially different in appearance, Gingerbread was phone only, Honeycomb tablet only, Ice Cream Sandwich converges and progresses them.
Sent from my bloody brilliant 5 core Asus Transformer Prime (which happily runs at up to 1.6 GHz without getting hot)
2 out of 7 is equality?
I would if I could
I have Degenerative Disc Disease - so more than the slightest bit of exercise isn't really an option.
But HEY! Thanks for reminding me that not only am I in near-constant pain but that my life expectancy is also impacted.
I was attempting to re-watch the originals recently but gave up after a few episodes; too much woo-woo mumbo-jumbo superstition instead of real SF stories, but yes the Eagles etc. were awesome and the title sequence is possibly the best of any TV series.
An "early adopter" speaks
I got mine on Day 1 of UK release (when Clove, like now, had zero stock) and have had ZERO problems. No "wifi issues". No "GPS issues".
Sounds the like "men, they're all bastards, love" syndrome of the jilted girlfriend.
Thanks, Jezza Clarkson
Ah, that'll be why the weather has been COMPLETELY NORMAL of late.
Oh, hang on a minute...
Clearly I need to move to lovely TOTALLY SAFE Fukushima, I hear it's lovely at this time of year.
Is that a beam in El Reg's eye?
The Register's continued Clarksonesque blustering about Fukushima is a constant embarrassment, saying that wind-power has killed more people is an argument worthy of Creationists.
The Guardian's Charles Arthur probably has 1,000 times as many readers as The Register, that doesn't mean The Register should shut up shop.
(Charles Arthur should definitely shut up though)
Very little good ever comes of them!
A car in my neighbourhood has a PROTEIN (or near enough) plate - sneaky!
In Sweden there are, of course, far fewer restrictions, a friend has ANDY B but BOLLOX is also out there I believe.
That was his dying breath totally wasted then!
Never trust a man who goes for "natural remedies", even when his life depends on it.
Magical, my arse!
Put down the torches
I know El Reg loves to bash the Goog but a friend of mine could not register on Facebook due to his name - getting on Google+? No problem.
To get onto Zuckerberg's personal data mining enterprise he had to assume another name and explain to all his friend that, yes, it was indeed he.
No such problem with Google+.
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