929 posts • joined Monday 22nd August 2011 10:18 GMT
Saw a bloke on the train with a Lumia 900 yesterday, I think he saw me laughing at him, as he quickly hid it.
Re: No room for 3rd ecosystem.
I think many of us would have bought a Nokia had they gone Android, the whole world seems to understand than, except for two people, Stephen Elop and Steve Balmer.
Someone want to wake them up????
Anyone else bored by these crybabies yet?
I mean if you want the Apple upgrade experience, buy a network-agnostic Google Nexus from Google.
If you cheapskate and get a subsidized network operator handset, you should expect the operator to meddle with the process. If you buy a non-Nexus device from a network operator, then it's even worse still.
Don't get me wrong, Android is by far the best mobile OS, but you get what you pay for....
"TrustGo recommends customers only download apps from trusted app stores and download a mobile security app which can scan malware in real-time."
No doubt they will sell you an appropriate security app. I'm guessing they will also happily sell you snakeoil and volcano insurance too.
Re: Stand Aside...
What's to discuss?
Windows Phone had already failed. The handful of users that were stupid enough to believe that Nokia and Microsoft would look afer them and give them a upgrade path to Windows Phone 8 and it's new app format had all be screwed over.
The only Plan B is to let it quick with whatever you can get your hands on.
Re: It would be Tim Cook big second mistake at Apple...
Fixed it for ya
" Microsoft and Google give no real competition on tablets at all. Apple told me that their products just suck."
Re: Ye gods.
Throw enough patent claims, some of them might stick because the judge owns an i-thing.
Re: MS Market is much better
??? Almost all PS3 games have demos. Many of them have full game trials too if you are PS+ member.
Re: Is it really Chrome?
It's just a safari skin. Apple don't allow anything other than Safari. I'm sure Google would love to have all Apple owners using a Google browser...
Safari Mobile on iOS Sunspider: 1784ms
Chrome on iOS: 6917ms
(lower is better) OUCH.
Still, Apple fanboys don't care about shit like that. if someone kicks the ball in motion, they will run with whatever like lemmings.
Re: A Properly Priced Tablet
Plenty of other reasons not to get a fire.
1/ It doesn't run proper Android
2/ It doesn't have Google Market
3/ It's locked down to a single content stream
4/ It's forever stuck on old Android 2.3 with no update path
5/ It's Amazon, and they want you to only ever buy from Amazon and nobody else.
Any of these is a great reason NOT to buy a Fire. The reason it's not been released outside the US, is only Americans are stupid enough to see past those rather important points, and all they see is "shiny cheap tablet".
The Nexus7 is also a Shiny cheap tablet, but without any of those problems.
Re: Many people saying Android has failed on tablets..
Android has 45% of the tablet market, iOS had 55% in 2011. Expect that to be close to 50/50 in 2012 and 60/40 in favor of Android in 2013.
Only a total idiot (or Apple braindead) would consider that a failure...
Shame no 10in
to cover both bases, but otherwise great stuff.
And of course you get the full Android experience, not that cut down Amazon Fire rubish.
Re: What I don't get
Sonicstage indeed was incredibly shit, but it's not 2001 anymore.
For anyone that want's an iTunes-like experience on Android without any of the hassle or lock-in, DoubleTwist is a good choice.
Re: What I don't get
Every Apple fanboy thinks it's fine, UNTIL it deletes all your music, because it thinks the device ID has changed or some other security measure...
Then you can join the cue of disgruntled iTunes users looking for a new non-Apple phone that's not tied to that crap.
Fixed it for ya
"“We HOPE this trend will reverse when the next generation of consoles are released, beginning with the Wii U this Christmas,”
The reality will be the same as before. The Wii-U will come with Wii-U sports, be a novelty for a month and then get thrown in the cupboard under the stairs, in the same way the Wii was.
The fact that only 4% of Wii owners bought a game in the latest year is even more shocking that what we thought we knew, and really should have been the headline, not buried in the detail.
"OEMs, please pay attention. This is how you build a PC.”
Just like the showed ATI how to design a GPU?
"The Xbox 360 recall a year ago happened because "Microsoft wanted to avoid an ASIC vendor," said Lewis. Microsoft designed the graphic chip on its own, cut a traditional ASIC vendor out of the process and went straight to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., he explained.
But in the end, by going cheap--hoping to save tens of millions of dollars in ASIC design costs, Microsoft ended up paying more than $1 billion for its Xbox 360 recall."
" Nokia nail it with new Windows 8 devices "
Because I see people all the time buying them.. (not...)
The harsh reality is, that the only people I have EVER seen with a Lumia, got it for free. They even have trouble giving them away. They are plauged with problems and boast a featureset from 2008.
I would live to know sale numbers, I mean REAL sales, not $0 gifts, and not shipped numbers. That would REALLY scare shareholders...
Re: You could have seen it coming...
Most of what you are believing to be truth is spin.
Amazon and AT&T are being pushed to say these things. I you really believe Windows Phones are genuinely making it in the best sold phone list, then I have some magic beans for sale...
Re: Slight flaw in this scareware news.
The Smartphone absolutely didn't say it was going to be OK.
The warning message clearly spells it out.
"Your phone and personal data are more vulnerable to attack by applications from unknown sources. You agree that you are solely responsible for any damage to your phone or loss of data that may result from using these applications."
Doesn't get much simpler than that does it?
T-Mobile customers already had this..
For the past several years I have been able to pay £5 for 20MB and it stopped working and text me what it was used up. Very pleased with that setup.
I see what you did there...
"Visa recognises that the passcode could (potentially) be vulnerable to key-listener malware on the Android handset"
Clearly that's possible on ANY smartphone platform, but congratulation on jumping aboard the Android malware myth bandwagon.
For that you get the Shitpeas Bandwagon jumper of the week award.
Nokia are not like Apple
That's the problem.
They don't have alot to go on. They don't have featurephones now, they don't have smartphones that people want either. Windows Phone is a unmitigated disaster. It doesn't matter how many people you lay off, it changes neither of these things. THATS why the markets responded negatively, that the layoff wasn't the correct response.
There is only on thing that will turn that frown around. It begins with A, and it's never going to happen.... Not whilst Elop is running the show. He would rather run Nokia into the ground than do that, as he is under strict orders from Balmer not to let than happen.
Slight flaw in this scareware news.
From the original article.
"The application was for playing videos and could be downloaded for free through an adult site on the Internet"
So it wasn't downloaded from Google Play then? And the user had enabled "allow non-marketplace installed" and read the warning telling him/her that it potentially opened them up to all sorts of nasties.
How is this Google's problem exactly?
How to make people use MetroUI
Make classic desktop even crappier.
Clearly, Microsoft NEED you to use MetroUI, as they want to sell you applications...
And it gets worse for shareholders...
-15% today.. Shares now at $2.35
Perhaps I was too generous when I said they would be $2.50 by the end of the week.....
Re: "and also access to the computer's webcam"
It pops up a notification asking for permission to use. "No", "Yes", "Always"...
Re: Memory Leaks?
Clearly you don't understand a memory leak....
What you are referring to is the working set....
Opera doesn't leak much memory (no worse than other browsers), however "bedroom experts" might easily get memory leak and the ability to use installed memory efficiently confused....
Wait a couple of months, and they will be able to pick them for for a tenner from the Nokia administrators.
Re: Tom Tom?
Firstly, Google have said full offline caching is coming soon to Android.
Secondly, you are assuming alot to think that because your TomTom satnav in the car has full maps on the SD Card, so will iOS6. You know they are only providing the map data, not the app right?
Sorry, but I really can't see Apple being able to achieve even 10% of what Google Maps is.
Sure they own PlaceBase and C3, nut neither of these have the resources to map every single street in every single country around the world.
Whilst they may get similar 3D maps of major US cities (as Google are doing), they won't get ANYWHERE near the global mapping data of Google, which over global satellite maps, 3D maps, streetview and turn by turn navigation.
Prepare for a downgrade Apple owners.
Someone still thinks it's got legs
As Nokias share price is now $3 (from $2.70).
Expect it to fall to $2.50 by the end of the day....
I blame the press
For falsely hyping up the severity of this.
Firstly, you would have to be stupid enough to have your wifi unsecured.
Secondly, you would have to be transmitting data at the exact moment the Streetview car was in your area.
Thirdly, you would have to be sending data over a unsecured non-SSL connection.
Fourthly, Google would have to packet analyze that data and turn it into something useful.
The number of people affected: 0
The amount of times I have seen it reported in the press that "Google could surf your home computer's hard drive during streetview slup" is beyond belief. How stupid are the tech writers?
This news gets the Shitpeas "Storm in a teacup" award for sensationalist press reporting.
Re: Apparently the iPhone 5 has "cleaner UI" and "auto-updating apps"
Well they stole Android's notifications in iOS5, I wonder if they will steal Android's widgets in iOS6..
By about iOS11, iOS might be almost as good as Android 2.3
Re: Metro On the DT is CRAP !
What you are missing of course, is by making Metro optional, nobody would use it, and then Microsoft couldn't cream 30% of apps sales.
This is why Metro is being forced upon you are the default interface, so you can rebuy all your apps again, in cutdown crappy metro versions where Microsoft can cream of 30% each time.
Windows 8 is just a vehicle for that.
What do corporate box sellers think of this?
I'm guessing they were all hoping to shift lots of new hardware, until Microsoft screwed them over with this bombshell.
Consumers don't want Windows 8, business won't install it if it comes with new hardware.
So Who is Windows 8 aimed at? Baristas? Internal Microsoft demo kiosks?
Windows 8 is turning into Vista + Bob + WindowsME x 10