4813 posts • joined 28 May 2010
It is a concern, but maybe they've worked out a deal on this to continue using the Nokia name. It's not like Nokia means much to the new generation of purchaser anyway, only their parents.
What exactly is your point? It's not like MS are the only one selling entry-level low-price smart-phones. You do realise most of Android's success is fueled by cheaper phones, not top-end iPhone competitors?
Re: I wonder if it's straightforward role reversal
Maybe it's simply normal market fluctuation.
It would be a great homage to advertising history if they call the next version Android Lemon
Re: Will WindowsPhone become Nokia-only?
Yes but the UK is only one market. You want 10% of the US or Chinese market too :)
Will WindowsPhone become Nokia-only?
I mean directly and deliberately, rather than just because nobody else wants it... with full control over the hardware like Apple do?
Despite the shoddy BBC news coverage which makes it sound like Nokia hasn't moved into smartphones yet, WP is slowly gaining ground and is at least credible. MS don't need to own the market, just hold a non-negligible share of it, 10-20% perhaps.
I think it could be quite interesting.
I do think it's a shame they won't be Nokia phones, since they are not buying Nokia as a whole, that's a big brand name to lose.
But Lumia is developing as quite a strong brand (whether you like it is a different story) and they could for instance integrate Skype into the phone even more tightly.
WP8 is arguably MS' best product right now, though unfortunately one of their worst sellers!
Re: A working definition of hell?
If the showers failed nobody would notice.
It's like a pod farm in the Matrix
Re: Oh for a steam roller..
Got to hate those developers who are passionate about what they do, it'd be better if they were all old crusties like you. The kind of people who go to these events are people who love coding, and do it in their spare time.
Re: You should be so lucky
Well you already get an annual or bi-annual service anyway, whether you have GPS or not...
So the days of SatNavs requiring an update by your garage are going to be over... it will be updatable with new data and new software automatically?
That would be nice. And given that Nokia Maps works great as a GPS even on my bottom-of-the-line Lumia 610, it sounds a good idea.
Would make combined search/URL bars a bit tricky
Did you mean to search for sausages, or go to http://sausages?
Is what Lewis Page will have at any suggestion the nuclear power plant leaked anything other than fairy dust and happiness...
Re: Oh, great!
You do realise that claiming Elop deliberately damaged the company to make acquisition easier is to claim he did something utterly illegal, right? If Nokia even suspected it, they or their shareholders could launch a massive lawsuit.
Re: long lost art of efficient programming
Clever efficient programmers are all over the place still. But clever, efficient programming is a tool to use when needed rather than all the time - if your input requirements mean a simple O(N^2) solution is perfectly fine then why spend an extra two days writing a convoluted O(NlogN) one. They didn't do this for fun back in the old days, but because it was essential - nowadays we still do it when it's essential.
You don't rebuild your Ford Focus engine and tune it because it doesn't actually make your commute to work any quicker. But you do your track car.
Not if you can control which apps are allowed to do it. Can you?
Is there a technical reason WP/iOS can't support this too? I don't know how the 3.5mm jack specification works, does Anroid support things others do not, or only support them differently?
Technical answer rather than slagging off iOS requested :)
Re: It must be crap
Yep. The same way Ferrari and Porsche and Lamborghini are niche.
Making the argument that having the majority of market share implies quality is pretty imbecilic coming from any kind of linux supporter, given that you spend most of your free time slagging off Windows.
Re: Not the right design
Presumably it can/will be disabled when the phone is locked.
Re: I dun geddit
The opposite of regular 3D printing then, subtractive rather than additive? Like how Apple make their unibody cases?
Not bothered but...
I actually don't object to being given a free service in return for using my information, as long as you tell me how it will be used and let me quit if I disagree. Someone has to pay for it...
However, I would be interested in FB offering a paid membership to opt out of all that crud - give people who object a way to keep using your product and paying the revenue you would have got through ads.
For now, if I just don't 'like' products and brands the problem seems to go away. The only time I would 'like' is to support a local business or enroll in a contest which I'll then 'unlike' later.
No, not even slightly. Perhaps use a dictionary... evil doesn't mean running questionable practices, just as a moron is not someone who is technically incompetent.
Dubious, questionable, controversial, worrying, unethical are all terms you could use quite legitimately. Evil is several orders of magnitude above any of those, unless you view that taking liberties with digital privacy is on a par with throwing Jews into gas chambers. If you do, then I'll make an exception against using the term moron.
Time to update the CV...
... with 5 years Google F1 experience
Re: Words like this will get forgotten
or 'tosser' and 'lodger' for someone who plays loud music and leaves muddy shoes in the hallway
And each generation ends up sounding like sad old crusties when they come out with stuff like:
" I'd suggest that the disease of social networking is to blame for the rapid rise in the nonsense language as kids try to be individual and identify themselves."
(not picking on you just making a point)
Re: Literal (n): metaphorical
If there is less redundancy doesn't that mean less ways to say the same thing which implies the language is easier to learn?
Please stop with the "Growing plants" thing
Opium is a plant. Any number of incredibly toxic poisons are plants.
Saying "it's just a plant" is as empty of fact as "it's just a natural chemical". It's as bad as people claiming pornography and pedophilia are the same.
Re: My inner libertarian says
Shush, druggies aren't great at logical arguments.
Smoking a joint != growing your own plants.
Re: @Anon 07:00 GMT probably the NSA turned on the switch
>>Do you really think they don't look at what El Reg commentards are speculating on?
Yeah, it's cool to do even if there's no immediate use. Remember, video conferencing used to be something people willingly paid big bucks for, before the tech (mainly infrastructure) became ubiquitous.
R&D for its own sake isn't pointless.
An interesting view on this from Sci-Fi
The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke (sort of) covers the idea of ubiquitous, total communication in a fairly plausible way. One direction such things could take - which would appear utopian to some here and unacceptable to others.
Re: email – essentialy a private, mobile telegraph
Thanks for pointing it out - all this toss about privacy being eroded is daft. In the past, every telegram you wrote HAD to read by someone else. Every phone call you made was listened in on.
Re: Honey someone's calling you
How short sighted (ha!) to assign today's limitations as fundamental road-blocks. You'd hope people on a tech forum would be a little more open-minded.
Pessimism generally is a self fulfilling prophecy, people need to be excited about new tech. If it doesn't work, move on, but don't be apathetic and kill it before it can have a chance.
"Yeah, but why would you WANT to fly to America in 3 hours?"
"You want to send someone to the moon just so they can come back?"
Re: The computer that 'lives on your head' will change mankind
Yeah, because one thing failed all things will fail. It may be a pivotal moment, it may be nothing much - these things are only easy to see in retrospect. Similar with self-driving cars.
Glass 1.0 isn't such a big deal, but the concept has maybe a 50:50 chance to truly change the world IMO.
Re: Been hearing this...
>>Been hearing this...... for almost 15 years. Wake me when it really happens.
True, but "it hasn't happened yet" is not a good argument for "it will never happen". The boy who cried wolf did get eaten by a wolf.
Re: Eye contact
Maybe you smart guys, who have never seen this running, should write to the inventors and explain to them why the thing they already developed and used won't work.
Failing that, read the linked article which talks about robustness.
Re: Surely it's becoming apparent
Most homes still need the ability to write and print a letter, print a coupon out, etc. Now, sure, you can print from your phone or tablet but getting your home network up and running without a PC is a faff.
Re: but Apple will probably wait ..
Touch-screen smartphones and proper tablets (not just a computer stuck in a touchscreen unit)? Siri? iTunes?
First to mainstream market on those, no? Someone selling a few mp3s online doesn't really count, and I think modern tablets are different enough from their predecessors to count. And a fully touch-screen phone is /was a pretty bold move.
Re: What's interesting
The cheaper iPhone is an older model, like Sony releasing the PS2 slimline.
Re: It'll be the..
I was referring to the iMac, duh.
Those crappy YouTube and nice 1080p videos are going to look so much nicer now. And I will finally be able to read text on the screen easily.
I guess I'll now be able to read 2pt type now, but that's not really high on my want list.
Re: There are easier ways...
Tasing yourself would be preferable.
Re: Ignores behaviourist research
The whole point of FB is the content is based on you and your friends. If you find FB content hugely boring that says more about you than it does about FB.
Actually, those of above average intelligence actually realise that just because someone doesn't like the same things as you doesn't make them less intelligent.
Possibly because we're talking about FaceBook, not FakeBook. Possibly, you're just a retard with no understanding of logic who gets enjoyment out of generalising other people and then insulting them, in the same way black people were once treated.
wouldn't it be simpler just to look at the URL on the browser?
Computers can these days run more than one program. The fact your browser is on FaceBook doesn't mean you are using FaceBook.