949 posts • joined 22 Aug 2011
Re: Would LOVE to see how "vanilla" Android 4.3 fares!
Stock Android 4.3 has the same simplicity as iOS, but with plenty of ***HIDDEN*** power.
You get all the benefits of ios7, but you also get Widgets, custom keyboards, custom launchers, and settings aplenty, IF YOU WANT TO USE THEM.
The last bit is really important, and seemingly something much of the Apple loving press seem to fail to comprehend. None of that fluff gets in the way, nobody forces you to use those features, You can do without them just fine.
What this means is that an Android phone will grow with you, an Apple phone many will grow out of. "I've just discovered my friend doing X on his Android, why can't my iPhone do this" syndrome.
Re: Fandroids left at pranksters' mercy
Why, what have you got to hide? I don't give a crap what government agency scans my email, I just hope whilst they are at it, they delete the spam. But to be fair, since migrating to GMail, I rarely get spam anymore, the collaborative power of billions of gmail accounts mean spam is easily spotted by Google and dumped.
Fandroids left at pranksters' mercy
Errm, only if they have your Google password, and if they have that, they can also delete all your emails, send an email to your parents that you are turning gay, and email Amazon and ask if they sell nails, pressure cookers and fertilizer.
The headline is VERY misleading, as it pretends that someone can prank you at will, they quite clearly can't, they need to know your Google password, and if they have that, your phone being wiped is frankly the least of your worries....
The big unanswered question - Google Play
Is it a Google Play device, or is it tied to some crappy alternative store?
Re: It'll be interesting to see how this is handled on Android when the time comes...
Android is easy. Linux already does a 64bit kernel, so an Android kernel port is straighforward. Almost all apps are running onto the Davlik virtual machine, so they don't care how memory is allocated. Some native apps will need to be recompiled to work as 64bit, but they will surely still run as 32bit apps also.
In short, unlikely to be any fragmentation problems at all on Android (except the ones in Apple's head).
Interesting that Apple failed to highlight the downsides of 64bitness, namely swollen pointers and byte alignmnet padding, which has a 30% increase in storage and in-memory footprints.
Go find your favorite app that comes in two flavors and compare the file systems and memory useage. 64bit makes little sense on a desktop PC, let alone a mobile phone. The only exceptions are apps that can really make use of the extra registers and available memory. Databse apps, mathimatical apps etc.
scuppers everyone's hope of a Nokia android
Ah well, Nokia RIP. Before you had little chance of survival, now you have none at all.
Nintendo - Done for,.
I mean really...
Better spending £99 on this (or a bit more on the new Nexus 7 ).
"I hear the PS4 won't play PC games either"
Don't be so sure...
Developers Developers Developers.
This never gets old...
real numbers please
Anything else is just marketing propaganda
Or just a random blob of binary data...
Windows phone has 3 percent of the market, why should anyone bother with it?
Re: Google Now
Not at all. Google now is truly awesome. My flight details just appear, it tells me when my parcel has been signed for, it tells me if I am near cool things to do and see.
My life isn't disorganised but Google now makes it better.
Re: It's a bit of a shame.
Windows 8 is OK if:
1/ You have a touchscreen
2/ You don't need to actually do work on it and just want to consume media.
For everyone else, its best to avoid.... Which seems to be what they have done, fake start button or no fake start button.
What Microsoft fail to understand, it seems, is that the problems with Windows 8 extend FAR beyond the lack of a start button....
Might eat into the Windows Phone landfill
but that's about it.
Re: Do i look like i care
Firstly this won't stop piracy, as exclusive deals with single providers means that piracy will live on, and that won't change until the industry changes it's ideas on signing exclusivity periods.
Secondly, where are the idiots that constantly boycott anything Sony? I don't see a single post about SonyBMG, rootkits, OtherOS and all the other crap they always post. Are they being hypocrites and cherrypicking what parts of Sony they want to lump together and what ones they want to keep separate, so as not to miss their favourite shows?
When you only sold a handful of handsets, it's really easy to get impressive growth figures, it's however meaningless, as only real hard numbers count.
It's a shame that some people can't comprehend this simple concept it seems.
Chromebook sceptic converted
Had a good play with a Samsung one the other day, and massively impressed. I'm now even more convinced Microsoft are going the way of the dinosaur.
Encouraging to see
Windows Phone still failing in spectacular fashion.
I saw someone with one the other day.
for the Nokia Landfill 520 unfortunately.
"Both the Surface RT and Pro have been slashed in price to $99 and $399 respectively for the 16,000 attendees of Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston this week and for those at the Build developer shindig recently."
By charging, they can class these as sales. I KNEW someone had to have bought one somwhere...
Re: Android, lol
I see what you did there, you pretended all Android phones were entry level.
Ironically, Apple has a far worse track record for " data leaking all over the Internet". For years, any app could simply upload your call log, address book and location history without needing any special permission, and many apps took advantage of this, including Facebook.
I seem to dimly recall this Blackberry thing you mention, are they still around?
no surprise the high end is slowing
You can get really good mid range android handsets for half the price. You would have to be bonkers to buy a high end phone for £500 when a nexus 4 is half that.
Re: What's the problem?
It's all very reasonable. They aren't going to SELL my details about everything I have bought, visited, listented to a watched to anyone. However they will use that data to show me adverts and company can buy adverting slots to show me those adverts.
I get alot of really good free stuff from Google, and am perfectly happy with the "what I give up for what I get back" deal. It's a mutually beneficial deal.
If you don't like it, you can delete all your Google data and go elsewhere.
What's the problem?
I wish the ICO would just curl up and die personally. The only gift they seem to have given me, is now every focking website pops up an intrusive banner asking for my permission to store cookies, and then stores my response to that popup/banner in a cookie. Most sites the popup banner fails to work properly (like here, where it tries to dock itself to the bottom on mobile browsers, and usually fails spectacularly) I wouldn't trust the ICO to tie my shoelaces, let alone anything more complicated than that.
A way to stop iPhone users driving past my house. Voting for sending them the long way round.
Don Mattrick has this afternoon announced that you now have to check into Facebook every 24 hours, otherwise they will kill your farmville sheep.
Re: return of the ipaq?
Pay attention bond.
HP slate 7 is out now and running android jellybean.
The HP phone will definitely run Android. Anything else would be suicidal. Windows phone marketshare is in freefall
In unrelated news..
MOD IT Procurment Manager is seen driving a new Aston Martin....
Re: Get some security!
Don't be a dick.
Quite clearly if you use the Google Play store, you are safe. If you go shopping on Russian and Chinese "side-load" stores, then THAT'S when you are opening yourself to malware.
Guess what. If you jailbreak your iPhone and go shopping in similar iPhone warez sites, you get the same problems......
Re: Doesn't everybody do this already?
Microsoft are the main offenders here. Google actually differentiate quite well by comparison.. Looks like Microsoft's crying about Google under sham organisations has somewhat backfired...
Which one of these is more obviously and advert..
Microsoft was said to be leery of Nokia's weak position in the smartphone market
Errm, It's the failed Windows Phone that put Nokia in that position.
Things could have been so different had they gone with Android, competing with Samsung rather than trying to survive on sales scraps from the odd foolish punter who is mesmerised by live tiles (widgets to the rest of us) to not see the vast platfrom problems.
Android is free, and there is no obligation to bundle Google apps. There are several Android devices that don't have Google stuff on them.
The reason there aren't that many is simply because the Google apps are really good, and why wouldn't you include them?
That something is "too good" to allow Microsoft to compete is the real gripe here, and if the EU side with Microsoft's shill complaints arm, then consumers are the real losers in all of this.
Last me get this right. It prompts you to download another app. Android blocks this. Unless you select the option to allow side loaded apps and acknowledge the malware risk message..
Another Windows Phone fail,,,,
Nokia needs to give up, it's beyond embarrassing. I used to feel sorry (not sorry enough to buy one), but not any more. They had their chance, but they burnt that platform, and the Android life raft next door.
You also forgot..
Region locking and size.
Ps4 is not only considerably more powerful, and cheaper it's also 1/3 of the size of the Xbox betamax, coming on the same size as the current super slim. It's also ALOT sexier too.
I want tho be a fly on balmers wall today. Is there anyone left that still wants an Xbox one?
Re: iOS users use their phones 50% more than Android users...
Android users have widgets and don't need to open apps to see the news weather and bus times.
Want to tell Tim cook that. He quite clearly is an idiot if he can't work this simple thing out.
As snakeoil seller makes stuff up.
Does anyone believe lookout , trend or Kaspersky anymore?
Re: 7 ... X
The number of iPhone owners that have yet to buy a superior Android phone.
does anyone even care what Apple do these days?
What ever they announce its almost certain to be available on android already.
They still haven't sorted out the broken maps... perhaps they should fix that before copying Android custom keyboards API and widgets.
Re: What Security?
Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
Kaspersky want to sell you a malware solution for a problem that doesn't really exist
The Register profit from this sensationalist nonsense because people come here to read it.
You my friend just aren't playing the game...
You do the math.
500GB hard drive.
Disks on the Trojan Blu-Ray format (as was previouslled termed by Microsoft) at 50GB a game, mandatory installs...
Yep, you can have a whole 10 games on your Xbox One, less if you use it for it's primary purpose of being a STB...
People really want this crap?
AT BLOCKBUSTER in the UK.... Which no longer trades.....
You consider this a sign of the wider world's interest??? Really....??????
Re: Microsoft: "We're always listening to our customers"
Where is #Anonymous when you need them....
Playing on their Xboxes ironically....
Re: Tough choice
I can already picture Ray Winstone slugging cybermen with a sock filled with billiard balls...
So I voted for Ray "who's the f*ckin daddy" Winstone...
Why is this Google's problem?
Surely the GOVERNMENT should be tackling this, not trying to offload the problem onto Google, Microsoft and Facebook...
On paper Google could – and should – have succeeded.
Can you imagine the tantrum Microsoft would have started had they done that. They would have gone crying to every single government, complaining that nasty Google were using their leverage to push a free and open codec over their closed stuff...
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