111 posts • joined 4 Feb 2011
Support From Larger MicroSD cards
Almost all Samsung phones/tablets for the past couple of years can take a 128GB Micro SD card.
(I was using one in my 3 year old GT 7.7)
More of I design feature I would have thought.
Every year I expect Apple to say a big thank you to the fanboys for beta testing the latest version of iOS ..... but they never do.
If it works as well as the iPod shuffle or Nano it will stop working if you sweat too much :(
Re: "A little eBay shopping and you can find 128GB Micro SD cards for under a tenner"
Genuine Sandisk 128GB Micro SD cards are now selling for around £50 on Amazon. By the end of the year they will be under £40.
Re: Another reason Not To Use NFC?
Err ... me! I use it almost every day to pay for stuff. One of the most useful things I can do with my phone.
Funny coming from someone that thinks that a 4:3 screen ratio is still still acceptable in the 21st century.
Fools and their money .....
Re: But when will Apple Pay be coming to Blighty?
Errr .... you don't need a Oyster Card App, I can already use my phone with NFC enabled S4 to pay for buses in the same way and for the same cost as an Oyster card and within the next few weeks I will be able to use it on the underground.
Re: Well I never
Bollox, I have been using EE's CashOnTap almost every day for the past year without any problems whatsoever.
EE - Cash On Tap
Been using NFC on my GS4 almost every day for the past year ....
Eat, Costa, Boots, Tesco, London buses (very shortly the underground).... even the CoOp in the village now accept it :-)
Who Gives A F***
Does this every year at this time, then when the new products are announced/released the share price drops.
iTwat appears to be acceptable ....
Re: I don't see this as a problem.
Ditto, I have never used a front facing camera on a phone. I don't see this as a problem.
Another For The List ....
Now that was funny.
Re: Sounds like a fringe use case?
For a long time the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 had the longest battery run time time of any tablet.
£99 From Tesco .....
.... and a few £ to unlock to use on any network.
Even more of a bargain :)
Oh Good .....
I am one of the many S4 owners using an i9505G Nexus rom on my i9505 ...... to get rid of all of the Samsung shit from the phone :)
The biggest flaw I can see with the iPad mini is that it is the wrong shape.
The beauty of a small tablet is that it can fit in a suit or jacket pocket ..... the iPad fails in this respect.
Also makes it poor for watching movies.
I am waiting .....
... until I get one free in a packet of Corn Flakes.
Another bug fix ....
The third bug fix to iOS 7 in just over a month.
That isn't very good, don't they bother to beta test the software?
I didn't have a problem copying the 6 seasons of the Big Bang Theory onto my 7.7" Galaxy Tab ..... ripped from Blu Ray to 1280 x 800, which is more than adequate.
Nothing to do with the competence of the programmers, it is the bastardisation of the OS in an attempt to increase profits of the manufactures that is the problem that gets fixed with a custom rom.
I don't want no Samsung ( or HTC or Sony etc ...... ) shit on my phones.
Oh Dear ....
This will upset Rik Myslewski who seems to think Apple is doing so well .....
I would expect that at least 95% of people owning Android devices couldn't care less about fragmentation .... so long as they can play music & videos, access facebook, send SMS messages ..... and make telephone calls they will be happy with what they have.
Not All Bad
There is good money to be made from Apple shares ....
Spread betting on their demise.
They need to do something .... their share price has taken a bit of a hammering since their last announcement.
Doesn't Add Up
If Apple were to release an iPad Mini 2 before Christmas in very limited numbers they would have to reduce the price of the iPad Mini.
Cutting the margins on one of their products just before Christmas ..... unlikely.
(Though I do hope so as my daughter wants one)
An app that lets you know where iTwats hang out ..... should make it easier to avoid then.
41 Megapixels ....
.... with a tiny lens is just stupid.
A 6 Megapixel camera with a bigger lens will take better pictures.
NFC Payments ..... if only
I have had phones that support NFC for the past 2 years but I have not yet found a way to use them to make NFC payments.
There are so few phones and apps that will currently support NFC and and this will probably continue until the big corporations stop squabbling about who is going to make the money from them.
I already use my Visa card to bonk at Tesco and McDs but will use NFC from my phone as soon as I can get it set up.
Re: Otherwise the specs for the 9.7-inch tablet and its Retina screen remain the same
Yep, any 64GB Samsung Tablet that has a card slot can take the 64GB micro SD card.
Re: The Downside Of Being Fashionable ....
So why the 33% drop in the share price ... the analysts don't see a rosy future for the products.
The Downside Of Being Fashionable ....
... is that eventually the products will go out of fashion.
On Radio 5 Today ....
Dianne Abbot said that some young men now prefer anal sex as they think pubic hair is disgusting.
She got told off :D
Re: Shark. Jumped.
That is a pretty fair comment to anyone that isn't an IFanboi and is in typical Reg style.
Tim Cook is pretty lucky he still has a job.
How Convenient ....
To compare a 12 week period that has the yearly iPhone launch, the end of year figures will likely tell a completely different story.
Re: Apple Share Price ....
A lot less than the $200 it has lost since the launch of the iPhone 5.
Apple Share Price ....
Down another $20.
Says it all.
Re: poor iPhone 5 = 90%?
The iPhone 5 was probably reviewed originally by Tony Smith, a notorious fanboi.
Apple kit has been fashionable over the past few years.
But the problem with stuff that is fashionable is that it will always go out of fashion.
No Rush To Out the Mini.
At Apple pricing the mini was only ever going to take away sales from the iPad ....
I thought iPads would fly better than that.
Re: I expected to read a review....
It reads like a sermon ...
How the feck did such an iFanboi get a job at The Register?
Re: And I need NFC why?
... and Tesco.
I have had NFC capability on my phone for almost 2 years now yet I still can't find anyone that can provide me with a service that allows me to use it :(
Galaxy Tab 7.7
Should have been on the list. Not cheap but by far the best small tablet available.
Would Be Interesting ....
... to see the numbers that have left Sky as a result of the Android / Sky Go support fiasco and the appalling customer support on their forums.
Has There Ever Been An Apple Product ...
.. in recent years that hasn't had such a warning. Easy way for Apple to get free advertising.
I am surprised at The Register Falling for this time after time.
Re: I agree, the lack of a retina screen is crazy...
To have put a retina display on the iPad Mini they would have to have made it at least half an inch thick to house the battery .... and it would have got very hot.
Battery technology will need to improve before they can up the resolution on this device.
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