929 posts • joined Monday 22nd August 2011 10:18 GMT
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...
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.
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.
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.
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)>
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...
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.
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.
Yet all this time
Microsoft haven't said what patents they are infringing..
The reality of this of course, is they aren't, but nobody can afford to upset Microsoft, and you will lose all your other benefits like being an OEM Windows licensee.
They are using their market dominance in once sector to bully themselves into another. Isn't that illegal?
Didn't really have a choice.
With 0% marketshare and no consumer interest, Windows Phone 7 was dead. This brought it back to life for 10 minutes whilst peopel searched for cheap unwanted Windows Phone 7 handsets on ebay (before thinking better of it).
Then I won't be buying...
As I have never purchased digital music, nor do I want to.
I want the CD, and I will rip it in the format and quality that I want...
Digital download music sounds shit, just like streamed movies look shit.
That is all.
Google invented it, they patented it, and that's why every other search engine is shit compared to Google.
Isn't this what patents are about? You have a good idea, nobody else can copy it for the length of the patent availability.
Or are we now saying that patents are only valid upto the point when Microsoft throws a hissyfit and gets it's senate buddies on the case...
Of course proper EPUB readers
allow unlimited lending and 3 titles at a time, with no annual subscription fee...
In short form
Android has brought cheap smartphones to the masses, and some of the thicker masses are too dumb to use it...
The same would apply to any Apple or RIM product too, but their pricing put them out of reach of idiots.
I'm guessing that the high-end, high quality Android smartphones don't have these problems, as they are bought by people that buy them because they know they needs them, and thus know how to use them.
Ermm no it's not...
" It’s hard to believe that it has taken Adobe so long to release a PDF reader for iDevices, especially since the Android version has been available for more than a year now."
It's Apple, so it's not unsurprising at all.
Nintendo can say what they like, but the proof is in the pudding. The Wii is full of shovelware casual titles. Any hardcore budget gamer will have sensibly paid half the price and bought a PS2 instead with better games.
To point out the obvious...
"Two weeks ago the Norwegian web company updated its Mobile and Mini versions just for Android, but now it has brought those updates to other platforms"
No Opera updated their versions for all platforms weeks ago. Apple have been mulling over whether to pull the plug or not on it for the last two weeks...
Still I like what you did there, pretend it was an Opera delay, not an Apple one...
My launch console PS3 cost me £425, it's still working great to this day (5 1/2 years later), and has given me 5 1/2 years of awesome and free online gaming. It's bang upto date, supporting the latest standards like 3D, Blu-Ray etc.
I wish more kit as as future-proof as the PS3 is, rather than the shoddy "rush it out for Xmas, worry about the problems later" approach that Microsoft took. I'm guessing almost no launch-day Xbox consoles are still working, and most people will have rebought Xbox slims. Once you add on the hundreds of pounds they will have also wasted in Xbox Live fees, clearly these people are the idiots that fail to understand the term "TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP".
Surely innovation is the last company that needs to replace their console.
As it meant their last one was more future-proof that everyone else's
First to market does not mean innovation, it means they are rushing to mean a deadline (Xmas, or competitors launch date)
If I am going to see adverts, then I would rather they be relevant...
Did people really think they were getting loads of gigabytes of free mail storage for nothing? If they want to skim my email for keywords to show me adverts I will be blocking with Opera's AdBlock, go ahead, be my guest....
Clearly you have some problems understanding.
Sales and quality (or even usefulness) have no correlation at all (sorry for the long words, ask a grown up).
The biggest selling car of all time is the Toyota Corolla, but was it any good? no..
Almost all the Kinects were sold as pre-orders and soon after release, before consumers even got a chance to find out how shit the games were, or how laggy and inaccurate the detection was.
Using a measure of shipments (which is not the same as sales) is not a measure of customer satisfaction of an item.
If you want a measure of that, have a look at the trade-in section of your local game/gamestation... That is the true picture, they have shedloads of them at very low prices, telling you that whilst it might have sold lots on the hype and spin from Microsoft, it certainly hasn't delivered on it's promises.
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