949 posts • joined 22 Aug 2011
Elephant in the room again.
That PS3 there, costing less than most of these, offering more including streaming and DVR functionality, gaming, movies on demand, Lovefilm, Mubi, Wbe browser, Blu-Ray etc etc etc...
Asda are doing the non-touch Kobo for £67. (£107 for the touch).
3million books on Kobo 750k on Kindle. Same hardware, same screen, no lock-in and cheaper.
No brainer to me....
What's the weather like in Redmond/Reading...
Microsoft will only add iPlayer, if it means they can attract more people to pay for Xbox Live. BBC won't do iPlayer because BBC licence payers shouldn't pay twice...
Perhaps finally a use for a Windows 7 phone.
as a very expensive remote control.... yay....
I mean they can't give Playbooks away, but if somehow the device got rooted and users could install Android on them.......
However it's Microsoft
so it's likely they have their own software on it thats MUCH worse...
I would love to know how much Apple will be paying Samsung for lost revenue over these false claims.
Going by how much Sony got from LG over the 3 week PS3 ban which earnt them $30m, i'm guessing it's not going to be cheap at all....
Some serious egg on face from the Apple crowd here today.
Their holier than thou approach has turned sour as it transpires every single iPhone ever made (with the possible exception of the original iPhone) has Carrier IQ build right in as standard regardless of which network you bought your phone from, or which country you live in:
iOS 3: /usr/bin/IQAgent
iOS 4 and 5: /usr/bin/awd_ice2 or /usr/bin/awd_ice3
This is clearly much worse that the situation where SOME Android/Blackberry/Nokia/WebOS phones had it....
That said however, the whole thing is yet another storm in a teacup... But it makes me laugh when iPhone "protectors" are made to look like total retards yet again.
LOL, what an idiot...
Fancy making himself look such a fool with public statements like this that will come back to haunt him....
Lots of people like the idea of Siri
However they don't really use it.. I mean nobody wants to look even more of a dickhead than iPhone owners already look, by talking into Siri whilst walking down the street/sat in the park etc...
Unfortunate, but it's not really Loveflims fault.
Blame the Movie studios pressuring them.
I'm guessing they don't want to be moving to a soon-to-be-axed Silverlight platform either, but their hand is being forced. If they want to compete with Netflix with regards to streaming content, then don't have any choice.
As clearly if you have a decent Android handset, why would you want to massively downgrade to a Windows Pho 7?
If you have an iPhone, surely the task is to move up, i.e. to a mid-high end Android handset, rather than downgrade to a Windows Phone 7..
And if you have any Android you can already run a Metro UI copy if for some insane reason you want people to think you were stupid enough to be the only person to have actually bought a Windows Phone 7... Search the Android marketplace for Metro Launcher...
Really don't get the point of this.. I can't see anyone thinking, "wow, look at the non-customisable MetroUI, I want me some of that..."
You have been able to put apps into folders on Android for AGES.
Android 1.5 introduced it.
This really highlights how little some people actually know about Android... Like the fact that if they don't like the ICS look, it can be changed entirely into something you do like...
Launcher Go with Transparent Theme for example:
Or if you prefer, plenty of others
Wow iPhone 4s obsolete already?
Surely record time....
Perhaps users are disgruntled because nobody can tell they have upgraded, because it looks the same as the iPhone4...
You know how those "creative" types (baristas) are...
Something else for Apple fanboys to think is rubbish compared to their beloved fashion accessory (they are too stupid to understand a £100 Android phone and a £400 Android phone are not the same thing).
that Steve Jobs told everyone that Android was the porn-pad, and that you didn't get Porn on Apple..
Apple owners CAN'T defect, all their content is locked into Apple products forevermore.
Android owners can pick and choose which Android hardware supplier will be their next one, thus rewarding the best..
it's much safer than Xbox Live these days, and people had REAL money taken from XBL, not the "could have been" that was the reality of the PSN hack...
No Last Guy
OK then.. It seems like a list that ensured there were some Xbox "me too" included intentionally.
I think that sums up
what everyone with half a brain already knew.
Exclusive mighnight launches, hype and fashion does not make a great phone. TECHNOLOGY does.
You mean that they elready outsold the iPhone 4s in Europe by making a better phone with less lock-in?
Sure is low...
Apple owners are the X-Factor braindead generation.
Not only are they stupid enough to spend all their cash on overpriced fashion accessory, but they also waste their cash on overpriced and useless apps and content that only work on the said fashion accessory and has to be handed back at the gate if they ever grow up and want to leave.
Just get a Kobo
Better hardware than the Kindle, a nice touchscreen option for £20 more.
better hardware, same pearl e-ink display and onboard wifi shop, however it's got 3m books (compared to Amazons 750k), and there is no walled garden in sight...
The real problem of course are idiotic consumers.
They rarely look past the purchase price, which is why the Kindle sold, despite being another iTunes, with all the same lock-ins.
They will also buy the Kindle fire with it's intentionally neutered Android that forced owners to everything Amazon.. (hmm, sound slike iTunes again...)
The fact that everyone universally hates iTunes, and they only realize Kindle is more of the same when it's too late, idiotic consumers are really the ones to blame here...
Sure a small proportion of users will hack their devices and install proper Android, but the vast majority won't and suffer an 2nd class Android experience as a result.
You can bet that any other e-book systems like Google Books, Kobo, or music stores will be excluded from the Amazon experience...
ahh, I see what you did there..
"Later this year", as in the next 4 weeks then......
He has a very valid point...
There are plenty of idiots willing to pay money for snakeoil thou, and many big companies selling it. (tarnishing their reputations in the process).
Me, I use Mcvities Antivirus.
Warning for the idiots.
This bullshit FUD only mentions percentages, rather than actual numbers.... Which makes it rather meaningless.
As even the most braindead can work out that if there were 2 malware apps last month and there were 4 this month, that's a 100% increase....
I think you miss the point.
It DOES make iCloud look rather naff.
a) it's free (with free space for you to upload 20,000 of your own songs to stream anywhere)
b) it's got better paid-for artists onboard (all the major labels)
c) It's got better indie artist support (Artist pages, royalty-free publishing for wannabe artists)
d) It's got a far bigger audience 200m Android users for starters.
What a crock of shit.
perhaps Satellites don't work when you are indoors... Dumbass.
Not everyone wants to share
but I bet they are happy to take the wifi assisted location services that use it.
There is so much misinformation and sensationalism about what Google (and Microsoft) collect in their drivebys, sites like this are responsible for alot of the ignorance around it.
ah yes, the Google hate spin...
Android Port Incoming
Not that I really want a speech recognition gimmick, but I would use it just to give Apple/Jobs a huge fuck you.
Bing is totally rubbish usually, and outside the US it's even worse, with no real concept of regional variations in search results.
I search on Bing, I get useless US links, I search on Google and the right stuff is almost always on the first page of results, and usually top 3...
Android Malware Scanners?
Come on get real... Android Malware "problem" is being vastly over-exaggerated.
The bottom line is if you have left that "allow non-marketplace apps" tickbox unticked, and you quickly check the app permissions and download count before installing, then you have nothing to fear.
The only people saying otherwise are those trying to sell you an app to protect you. Of course they aren't allowed to make scanners for iOS, as Apple control that, and it suits Apple to pretend there are no Malware problems on iOS (but there have been plenty of occurrences of stuff slipping pas their all seeing eye).
it's really none of those things.
Mine is silent, uses less than 60w (measured it), and it's rather sexy. It's also a million times more featured and futureproof than any other £170 gadget...
So the only losers here are the ones that discounted it because they think a dedicated Blu_Ray player would give them something....
As the second comment I submitted without any personal references was still rejected, I'm guessing you didn't like me pointing out the obvious problems with the review comparing pricing of a brand new product onto the market with something thats been out 5 1/2 years and has through at least 5 rounds of cost reduction/reengineering...
Like I said, selective moderation.
Not allowed to comment it seems
Due to the variable moderation rules in force here, where if it suits the agenda it's allowed, if it doesn't, you get silenced.
It's actually not very good at ANY of those things you mentioned. Sure it can do them, just not very well.
I couldn't read an ebook on one for more than 20 minutes without eyestrain (compared to a proper e-ink reader, which I can read for hours).
Web browsing is clumsy compared to a proper PC or a netbook.
La La La, they're not listening..
iOS5 notifications look nothing like Android notifications.
iOS5 speech recongnition is nothing like Android's
and so on...
They have selective memory.,
I mean of course 99p throwaway games will outsell £30 games... It doesn't mean they are better thou.
Jesus, what is wrong with people?
They must be laughing at the money printing factory, you can how buy two tablets for your Wii U....
I'm guessing they won't be cheap.... Still fools and money are easily parted... Look at Kinect for proof of that.
Are Apple removing Flash from the marketplace
and remote uninstalling from devices?
Of course not... So Android will still be the only mobile platform that runs Flash 11. And IF (and it now looks like a big IF) Flash 12 ever arrives on the desktop, Android will still always support Flash 11..
Seems some idiots here can't work this out...
LOL, still towing the Jobs "Android == Geek" line.
It must be sounding very tired by now. Android in it's Honeycomb guise is far more intuitive that iOS. You have widgets, rather than just a slab of icons for instance.
Sure there is complexity, but nobody is forced to use any of that to achieve what they need to to, they basics are just as easy to use (if not easier) than iOS. However if you are a geek, you optionally have more toys and settings to play with. The key point that Apple idiots can't fathom out is the OPTIONALLY bit.
By the style of your writing, I am calling out your claims of owning (and crashing) Android as bullshit. I have never heard of Android crashing, sure it might be possible, but it's extremely rare (and rarer than iOS crashes which seem to be quite frequent from a quick scan of the Apple forums)>
Apple already can't get over the Asus Transformer bar.
The transformer vastly outperforms the iPad2 in tech, quality and value stakes, beating it in every area. The only area it doesn't beat it is in sales, but that's a consumer education problem.
People BUYING Windows Phone 7?
That would surprise me. As it's crap, and I can's see anyone spending money to get one.
I can perhaps someone putting up with one if they got it free with their contract, but buying one? No chance...
What are you on about?
There is nothing movie like about the multi-player. The game modes are the best of any game right now (I love the co-op personally).
The single player has some movie sequences sure, but 99% of it's nothing like you describe. Have you ever played an Uncharted game?
Written by an iPad owner I think..
I mean comments like"
" At the most generous counting, Android tablets account for around a quarter of all tablets sold"
when the reality is, it's actually much higher than this number, as Google only count market enabled Android tablets, and there are a vast number of cheap and cheerful non-approved Android tablets that never get counted).
"No support for Micro SD expansion or USB peripherals"
My Asus Transformer shipped with Honeycomb 3.0 and had both of these...
May I sugggest the writer doesn't use the iPad forums as his source of (mis)information.
Hmm, so in summary
In 3 years time, CD sales will still be almost twice as much as digital downloads..
Rumours of the death of CD's have been greatly exaggerated.