"Siri, I'm researching smartphone market share.
Show me an infographic of what's happening out there please."
1036 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Show me an infographic of what's happening out there please."
They are both correct in their respective local frames of reference, since the laws of physics apply equally to every point in the universe. This is why there can never be such a thing as absolute time.
And merely existing. Make 2, synchronise them then fly one round the world. The times on each now differ - which one is right?
Depends on how you define a smartphone. I say the acid test is if it can multitask properly, as indeed was seen on Symbian. Embracing full Linux naturally extends that to Android. More basic designs, such as the iPhone and anything from microsoft are more like enhanced feature phones in this respect.
When they "killed" Nokia they had almost zero market share. Look how well they've done since - Nokia must be mad to try to overtake them. Didn't they learn anything from being told they were on a burning platform?
The Green Rectangle looks like what you see in the status bar of a smartphone as its about to shut down because the battery is flat. And it told you so.
How much did someone get paid to come up with this?
Way to go on getting that market share above floor noise.
"Now we've established what you are, let's talk more about that price."
As if anyone had any doubt who Google had in mind when it took on that slogan.
Taxpayers only get to choose the method their cash is swiped, not the amount. Your choices:
The Party of Corruption: Tories - in it for themselves and chums
The Party of Incompetence: Labour - even if they mean well, they'll screw it up
The Party of the Clueless: LibDems - Policies change with the wind and even when in power none get implemented
Some combination of those plus a token minnow will get power. You can try to change things by choosing the minnow, but the system is rigged so even if elected in a coalition, the bigger party will behave as if they are the sole ones in power. Just look to the current lot being the best example, and see what policies in the LibDems similar waste of paper before the last election were implemented.
It's been that way from the start and ain't gonna change any time soon.
Do you want microsofts mighty ad machine ramming all that down your throat?
I hear interesting things about Nokia - they have a great Android tablet out (it has "apps" too), are breaking amazing ground with 5G and, as we hear today, are considering buying Alcatel-Lucent to make them rival Ericsson in the network provision space.
I'm betting the conversations between them and microsoft when the beast wants to pollute the airwaves with its quaint little toys, such as this one, on this tech will be fascinating.
These are all Android handsets, so the beast from Redmond wants a bite to keep its only relevant contribution to mobile alive. Yet this is a Chinese company, where patents and copyright are all as la-la as common sense is to a Texan attorney.
May we live in interesting times!
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Stick a great big button on the toolbar to "Download Chrome".
It's all anyone uses IE for these days anyway - and isn't the new, cuddly ms all about giving users what they want?
Not really - the first few sites which fail with spartan will just drive users back to Chrome, and make them wonder why they bothered in the first place.
More microsoft thinking: Censorship fixes everything in the end.
Microsoft has a new browser? One word: torsoraphy.
Google it. Or Bing it, same thing.
Mind you, all this curved edge malarkey give us a fascinating glimpse of the 2018 iPhone.
I did exactly the same too!
But back to this tablet firmware update. It seems Microsoft are all lovey-dovey these days in their desperation to get others to run their software, so does this tablet hardware support a proper firmware upgrade, i.e. to Android, and more to the point are they as lovey-dovey when it's done this way round?
Your taxes would be similarly lavishing up their lifestyles handsomely. And their lawyers.
You know where you are with Gideon Osborne, because Gideon is a straight talking man of the people everyone can relate to - and all the hard working blokes down the pub know Gideon is one of them, with nothing to hide.
Yes, when driving. The car stereo itself is paired via a bluetooth mike built into the dash, and the audio routed to the speakers. It never misses a beat. Very impressive and natural. With the handset docked it's also permanently being charged. Granted, your'e asking about regular use in public, which I'll admit I ain't done either, but the setup I described is Star Trek cool indeed.
Tut tut tut.
Alas cousin Bubba darn well done n drowned himself in a barrel o moonshine a few summers back.
Pronounced "Micro sod it"?
Yet we're all being pushed inexorably towards it.
So quality browsers are ok - it's just IE that's affected?
When I see one of these mythical "Windows Phones" in the wild I'll be sure to check it out. Trouble is, at just over 2% market share that means I'd have to stare at almost 50 smartphone users before catching sight of one.
You can tell how irrelevant it is by looking at anyone advertising an app - from the sofa pushers on telly during the soap opera breaks to the supermarkets - they invariably just have the Android and iOS logos by the "get our app" tagline.
Leopards can't change their spots. Even when their rapidly evaporating own comedy efforts have gone, their Android patent extortion will go down in history as the only meaningful contribution they've ever made to the mobile industry.
@Mark 85 Steady on now...
Facebook is the worlds people directory.
Linked In is the worlds business directory.
Google+ is for everyone else.
Tut tut tutitty tut.
Exactly. Get Vint Cerf in whilst you're at it - if it wasn't for him, none of this would have happened.
Memo to Uber: The horse bolted because you left the door open.
Oh for the good old days of J2ME.
Others sat out the war safe and sound in jail in Blighty, whilst their fellow nationals risked their lives for them.
What a shame. Such a nice guy.
Mind you, his father was a coward, his son a drug pusher and his brother a sex offender. Now his fiddle during the great corruption exposure is all forgotton, it's time he was left alone - after all, what harm has he done to anybody?
A high profile Google employee said that to me at a conf last year - off the record in a bar - but I thought it fascinating to see what these big data companies thought of each others antics. I somehow managed to resist any smart ass quips about it dodging the tumbleweeds of Google+ on its way there.
Hey you never know, perhaps Skype and Hangouts will become one? Hmm, thought not.