950 posts • joined 22 Aug 2011
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...
Re: Speak of the Devil ..
LOL,. Quite clearly just had a big fat cheque land on the doorstep from a unnamed American company for "advertising" their forthcoming product...
What a tool. You would think he would at least have a few made up aliases. Even people here are smart enough to do that... :-)
Unfortunatly, the old adage.
Nobody got fired for buying Microsoft still reigns supreme.
However this time around, and CIO buying Windows Phone for his company is likely to be working in a petrol station soon afterwards....
Shorter waiting lists on Thursdays and Fridays for people that can put risk into perspective.
Re: Won't be able to post hate comments
She would be better off banning the press that incite racial hatred in the name of sensationalist journelism.
Re: Tried it
WOW, your S3 runs Windows or MacOS???
Did you even read the article????
Fashionable to mention Google
But of course everyone is at it, exploiting the same loophole. Amazon operate out of Luxenbourg.
The guilty party is NOT Google, it's our government for making it unattractive for businesses to operate here.
Re: Impressive bult ultimately useless.
"When did Sony copy Kinect then?"
Last generation. It was called Eye Toy. It was fun, it worked, it was ALOT cheaper than Kinect but ultimately showed the limitations of controller-less gaming. That didn't stop Microsoft copying it this generation thou and making alot of money out of clueless idiots that fell for the hype.
Quite clearly bundling Kinect with the new Xbox is a bad idea, as there is not one single game that has launched for the current Kinect that would convince even the biggest Xbox fanboy that it adds to games.
It's more likely being bundled for Microsoft's advertising and licenses patents
(recognizing logos and using that for targeted advertising, and charging movies per person viewing).
Re: Impressive bult ultimately useless.
You might have spotted, not only did the PS3 predate Kinect, it also predated the Wii-Mote by 4 years.
The only people copying, were of course Nintendo and Microsoft. Anyone that thinks otherwise is a brainwashed idiot. Go and google the Sony tech demo from the PS2 era of the Move...
Impressive bult ultimately useless.
Unless you are the type of person that likes Kinect Star Wars.
Otherwise, it's an impressive gimmick.
Re: I can hardly believe
Actually the mobile phone I just made is the fastest growing platform, it's called AndroidX, I downloaded the Android sourcecode and did a find and replace and recompiled.
Last year I sold none. This year I gave away one to my cat... Take that Microsoft and your stupid growth without numbers bullshit statistics that fool anonymous cowards.
Re: I can hardly believe
I can hardly believe that you have believed Microsoft's side of the story.
The fact is, Windows Phone is on life support, the only people refusing to pull the plug are Microsoft, supporting it by writing their own apps.
The API nonsense is a smokescreen.
The Xbox One was already doomed.
it's quite clearly an advertising platform rather than a gaming system...
Still, idiots that buy one can now get Achievements for watching the latest Simon Cowell drivel...
If I were an American, I would be most upset that Microsoft were wasting all my tax dollars on this nonsense.
Here is a simple test. Anyone can do it in two minutes.
1/ Google for "Maps".
2/ Bing for "Maps"
Guess what, Google Maps appears at the top of the list. WHY? BECAUSE IT'S THE MOST RELEVANT RESULT.
1/ Google for "Picture Hosting".
2/ Bing for "Picture Hosting"
Google does not return it's own picture hosting (picasa) anywhere on the first page of links. FlickR is there, as is Instagram and ImageShack and TinyPic.
You are also a retard if you want to play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One
.... according to Microsoft...
Are congress stupid, or just paid to ask these questions
as the answer is quite clearly.
That smartphone in your pocket, be it Android or iOS can record anything you want anywhere you want. Google Glass is no different except you don't need to take it out your pocket...
Pot and Kettle?
it was Larry Page that won it. Going to sit there laughing and pointing....
Re: @Barry Shitpeas
"If you think that people hate Sony because Microsoft "manipulated" the media, and not because of Sony's high prices, episodes like the rootkit, the banning of Linux on the PS3, their use of proprietary connectors and cables with price-gouging replacement costs"
Are you for real?
1. The "Rootkit" wasn't a rootkit, wasn't even Sony (it was First4Internet" and Sony BMG), it predated the PS3 by 10 years, and only an idiot would let that affect a purchasing decision 10 years down the road. By that logic you also should avoid Microsoft's consoles for what they did to Netscape and all the other companies they crushed by their market monopoly and backhanded illegal tricks.
2. Linux was never "Banned" on the PS3. it was removed as it was being used as a method to crack the console to piracy. And everyone knows, if you console runs cracked games, developers run a mile the next gen (a problem Microsoft will suffer with the NextBox). To believe your "banning" sequence of events, you have demonstrated how the twisted reporting by the media has clouded your judgment so much that you have forgotten in what order the evens occurred. Removal of Linux was a reactionary move and of little consequence, as it was shite. Anyone that used YDL will know that. It took and age to boot and unless you were doing major number crunching, you were wasting your time when you could be playing games on it.
3. High Prices. Remind me how much Xbox360 owners have spent in Xbox Live fees, replacement consoles and play and charge kits/batteries/memory cards/HDD upgrades/HD DVD add-ons since 2006? The PS3 had all this out the box, nothing else to buy. To even suggest the PS3 was poor value for money is absolutely absurd, and shows us you are an idiot that can't understand the concept of TCO. I'm pretty confident to say that 90% of Xbox360 owners will have spent vastly more than a PS3 owner would have if they had bought their consoles in 2006, and the PS3 owner would have had not only a better gaming experience with better exclusives, but a better media experience too, and far better reliability.
4. proprietary connectors and cables. Come again? I can't think of a single connector on the PS3 that's not an industry standard. It's pure SATA HDD, USB, HDMI, RJ45... If you want to look at proprietary, take Microsoft's extensive tricks to stop you using off the shelves memory devices and hard disks, and forcing you to use their overpriced ones with special firmware... That right there is price-gouging....
Sorry for making you look a total tool for burning every single issue. I rest my case, you and many others have been brainwashed by the media into hating Sony and the PS3, simply because Microsoft needed to get their foot in the door. I suspect you read all the tripe you posted from an AMERICAN gaming website. Guess what their agenda is, yep, you know, that AMERICAN console.....
When you grow up a little bit more, think back to this post, and remember how naive you were..
Re: "Microsoft honcho pleads with media: 'Stop picking on us!'"
Karmas a bitch eh Microsoft.. The very same media you mass manipulated into hating Sony and the PS3 so you could get your foot in the gaming door has now turned against you.
How's it like now the tables have turned?
Re: I give it a couple of months...
Google engineers are smart, that's why Nexus devices only have one storage partition.....
Is really more accurate, as Vista was nowhere near as bad as WIndows 8. Only Microsoft Bob really comes close.
Yet another Windows Phone casualty
They wasted their time with Windows Phone, and let Samsung take all the glory just as Android was emerging as they OS of choice.
HTC could have also been there, their early Android offerings were great (I had a HTC Legend, and it was fantastic). But they wasted their time on the Windows Phone folly and now look what happened...
All aboard the hype train. First stop WDC...
Using emotive bullshit like "Visionary designer Sir Jonathan Ive’s perfectionism" is just trying to convince iTards that Apple have a new Steve Jobs.
to see if Apple can keep its place at the top of the tech tree.
Apple lost that several years ago.. Every since the 6 monthly iPhone refresh that offered nothing new that wasn't already in Android.
I smell another Apple Maps, so going to be stocking up on LOTS of popcorn before WDC, where you can bet much of the talk will again be dissing Android rather than talking about what Apple have to offer...
As it didn't differentiate if the users WANTED to stay with Apple, or we FORCED to stay with Apple because of the content lock-in....
Re: Siri: What's it like to have competition in your backyard?
It's not competition of course, as Apple have ensured all non-Apple products on iOS don't play on an even playing field.
Android of course doesn't have these imposed limitations. If Apple wanted to make a Siri for Android, they could simply hook onto the search intent and offer the user the option to replace the built in search with Apple's offering. Ditto for maps, ditto for web browsers..
See how evil Apple are? This is not dissimilar to what Microsoft did to Netscape.
Re: What is the point
Are you saying that Google search ISN'T the best search, and Google Maps aren't the best maps?
They are at the top of the search results because they are the best services, used my the most people, and therefore DESERVE to be at the top of he search results.
I have already demonstrated 2 examples (and someone else provided a 3rd), where Google clearly AREN'T promoting their services above others.
This quite clearly shows the case Microsoft brought to the EU is a crock of shit. The Google services that deserve to be at the top are at the top, those where other offerings are more, they are at the top.
Are you happy that the EU will be forcing Google to promote inferior products and demote their own better services down the search results, just because Microsoft said so?
Re: This is akin to
The point is, if I search for the term "Maps", I EXPECT Google Maps to be at the top of the list, simply because it DESERVES to be at the top of the list, because it's the best product.
Today (before the EU recommendations are even implemented), a search for maps gives me the following results.
Google Maps (UK)
Google Maps (Global)
Now that seems like a perfectly rational set of search results based on POPULARITY (which is what PageRank uses).
Are you saying that just because Google made a great search engine, AND a great mapping solution that Google Maps should be artificially moved down the search results, so clueless idiots will use the rubbish Bing Maps? That's of course what Microsoft want, and that's what the EU are proposing.
If I take an area where Google doesn't have leadership, but does have a product, say picture hosting (Picasa), and search for "Picture hosting", guess what? Google doesn't even appear in the results... The results look like this:
So in short, Microsoft's case here is total and utter horsecrap that gives underdogs with inferior products an artificial bunk up....
and what US judge you have in your back pocket accepting party donations.
America likes to THINK it's moved on since Enron, but it's gone backwards, and Microsoft and Apple are they key corrupter on all this.
At least you are honest about it.
So many sites are churnalists and pretend to be journalists.
Usual Microsoft spin.
to try and sell something nobody wants. Tell everyone that you can't sell them fast enough, and idiotic consumers will rush out and buy one.
Consumer: STOP FOR A MOMENT AND THINK....
They can't sell their rubbish handsets for love or money, and have no other revenue stream but litigation.
Sad times, from a once great innovator. We can only imagine how good a Nokia Android handset could have been, they could have been where Samsung are today, had they not been pushed into propping up the failing Windows Phone...
Re: Old news
Because not only does Android warn you that applications want to send SMS on install (protection 1), all applications are sandboxed from each other (protection 2), Android also disallows untrusted non-Google Play installs by default -so no other nasties can be silently slipped in (protection 3), each app has it's own user account (protection 4), and finally, you can't send SMS to a unknown number without getting a warning (protection 5)
So unless you intentionally disable all the above, this story it total and utter nonsense..
My next purchase
A Chromebook, not the silly priced ones, but the REALLY well priced ones on the Google store, and do everything I need of a ultrabook without breaking the bank.
The one I have seen I was REALLY impressed with. If Google can add some form of Android compatibility to ChromeOS, then they really have a winner on their hands.
If PC manufacturers want to not die before then, then start offering Windows 7 on new PC purchases. Of course Microsoft won't be happy about that, but they are the old guard, and aren't going to be around much longer. All their product lines are either dead or dying.
Problem is. Metro is key to them selling you apps and locking you into everything Microsoft.
That's why metro whilst being obviously bad fit for Windows 8,is still with us.
Amazon and Facebook would be better targets
As they are encouraging/forcing users to disable the Android device security to install apps and updates.
Surely thats FAR more irresponsible, and also far more likely to result in getting malware than some obscure OS bug...
But then of course both these companies have friends in congress...
Re: What gives ANY company the right...
"BWWAHHHHAAA I can't buy a Nexus4 for the RRP, but there are loads of them on ebay for silly money"
"BWWAHHHHAAA Google are preventing me selling Google Glass on ebay for silly money"
See the problem here? Am I the only person here that's not a total idiot?
Haven't Microsoft been doing this for years?
How do they get away with it?
'Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an always-on console'
OK, here is how it works.
Gamers are mostly fickle children that jump on whatever bandwagon the internet tells them to jump on.
Last year it was OtherOS removal, this year it's Microsoft's always on "you are a pirate unless we can determine otherwise" system.
Karmas a bitch 'aint it....
Re: MS still chases Apple's tail lights - IN VAIN
As you sure he bought it? Microsoft have been giving out Surface tablets like free candy in exchange for anyone saying nice things or promoting them in the workplace. Usual Microsoft bullyboy tactics, when nobody wants your products, MAKE THEM.
I think the invite from Microsoft landed in the post a month back...
Watch Facebook Home fail miserably.
You can already start to see the backlash as users are coming to the realisation that they don't want Facebook at the centre of everything...
Re: Missed the point of the OS chart
Not at all.
We all know Android ACTIVATIONS are contiuning to skyrocket, and activations are REAL data. Surveys are bullshit.
A story based on bullshit measurements?
Really??? Come on you can do better.
Measuring ONE Android manufacture and calling it Android. Fail...
Surveying people. FAIL.
"MobiLens data is derived from an intelligent online survey of a nationally representative sample of mobile subscribers age 13 and older."
'Facebook Home just copies Windows Phone'
Yep, both attract plebs that don't have a fucking clue.
So that's where the Surface and Lumias are going.
We knew they certainly weren't going to consumers. Microsoft are flogging tickets to developer conferences as a stealth way of ditching mountains of unsold stock.
That and the massive landfill sites outside Chennai and Dongguan.....
Combine it with Streetview