930 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
The obvious solution
I was in Tesco a few days ago and saw the Motorola G for £99. You can unlock them for £2.04 on eBay. You could buy 5 of these for the price of an IPhone and have enough change to see you through 6 months of a non-handset contract.
Oh, and its maps work great. Unless you've been told to Think Different.
And so as 2013, Microsofts year of hell, draws to a close
We can all look forwards and raise a glass to 2014: Microsofts year of implosion.
That ad is a different kind of awful
One for which a word has not yet been invented.
Nope, you're thinking wrong.
Re: Wont be found here...
Oooh, so adding that 12% to Androids 81% leaves, err, 7% for Apple + rest.
Aren't statistics marvelous?
Re: Wont be found here...
Yes I keep hearing about these "Windows phones" too, but you never see them in the wild. Have they been released yet, or is this is Microsoft getting their equivalent of an app store ready for when it is?
I'd vote for Flop
If he does to m$ what he did to Nokia we'd all be very happy indeed.
What's an iPad?
Is that some cheap knock off copy of an Android tablet?
Any time you're ready to launch one of your phones
We're here looking out for one.
Is there a prize for the first one spotted in the wild?
You can thank Microsoft for this. Seriously.
The Nexus devices do not come with SD card slots NOT because Google wants everyone to use their cloud, although that's obviously somewhere in the mix, it's because they would have to include the dreaded FAT32 filesystem onboard and hence cough up to the losers who leech. If you notice, whenever you connect a Nexus device to a PC or whatever, its external software which does the file decoding - hence no extortion tax on that front, at least.
Re: Cheapest I have found.....
Same here. I've lost count now of the number of people I know buying this for Christmas. The rest are Nexus 5's.
Starting to have trouble remembering what other phones there are apart from Android these days. Surely after the Christmas sales figures are out we'll just see the dregs scrapping around for what Google would consider the floor noise of their market share.
Re: And yet...
"Anecdotal evidence from teenagers..."
You missed the point, which is not whether they could or couldn't afford one, but the fact they no longer aspire to do so.
The figures out this week show a market share *drop* for the last quarter from 13% to 12% which covers the freaking 3 quarters the new iPhones were launched!
Anecdotal evidence from teenagers (unprompted) chat this week tells me the wind has definitely turned amongst them for anything Apple. It is definitely uncool - this Christmas all the desirable tech they want is Android powered, whether its Samsung, HTC, Sony or even the new Tesco tablet.
He did a great job
The whole computing industry thanks you for destroying microsoft.
August last year isn't too late to get into mobile. In the first edition of Bill Gates 1994 Road Ahead book, the word "internet" appeared twice. With such visionary leadership - including your own iPhone predictions - it is a puzzle why Microsoft bombed so hard.
Anyway, now youv'e finally heard of mobile and the guy you sent to rape Nokia is back home, you can get him to use the $2bn a year you extort from Android to come up with something people might notice.
The gift that keeps on giving
Don't worry microsoft, no matter how much you continually screw up your own products you've still got $2bn per year from extorting money from one you can never hope to come close to in a biilion years.
You're iWorking it wrong
Hats off to the Reg for their continued reporting of what's a happened to the quality of Apples entire product range since the demise of St Steve.
Nanny knows best
Are they charging the iSheep more for this superior user experience? They should - they are the most gullible in the business and can be easily convinced this is better for them.
Re: "bin for Bing"
I do believe the microsoft shills round here are following a script. Why just last week when the painful reminder of Uncle Festers "Linux is a cancer" rant came up, they all piped up right on cue, with some pathetic argument about it all being in the past so it doesn't count - similar to this Bing copies Google one, in fact. Well the article on Googles official blog hasn't changed in the almost 3 years since it was written so I'd say it's as much a certainty as it is hilarious watching the apologists try to squirm out of it each time it's brought up.
Which it will be again, I'd warrant.
Re: "bin for Bing"
Mind you, it could mean they develop a search engine of their own instead of merely throwing up a script kiddie wrapper round a real one.
Re: Phone Dialler
There's a windows phone out? Why doesn't anyone know about this?
Huh? Does not compute
A Pro microsoft piece.
Quick, someone's done a DNS hijack on theregister.co.uk.
Re: So .... the lie comes full circle.
Gosh, I didn't realize there was a time limit on this. Please do let us know how you get on with the masses when you pardon the likes of Hitler, Ian Brady, Tony Blair etc for their evil acts against humanity, merely because they happened before some imaginary cut off date you conveniently pulled out your ass by way of a comedy "argument".
So .... the lie comes full circle.
"Linux is a cancer". Oh, wait.... that damn linux is powering Android, which is doing a fair bit better than us these days - in fact it's our only mobile revenue stream. Well, these are desperate times, so let's try to infect it with our shit and hope no-one notices.
Re: @ Bob Vistakin - No surprise
Oh how useful selective amnesia can be when you choose to use it. With all this focus on the details of the number of cogs in your posh watch etc, it's almost too easy to forget wer'e dealing with the assholes who claimed to have invented the rounded corner, the sliding bolt (of the kind used in the Pyramids) and more recently the revolving door.
Re: No surprise
Yet iOS7 is a cheap copy of Android. Clearly, this word "cheap" must be going through some kind of reality distortion field.
"Apple's rumoured smartwatch is still nowhere to be seen"
So, the usual "copy, launch, sue" pattern from those who claim they Think Different.
All depends how easy the Microsoft label is to scratch off
Otherwise, everyone who sees you with one will think you're the same butty short of a picnic as the losers with one that's unmodified.
This also highlights the only advantage iPhone users have
They get to see what the iPhone in two years time will look like by just checking out todays top end Android models - hardware and software.
Cupertinos photocopiers worked hard today. Again.
Microsoft Surface - the one used only by those forced to
It's so obvious that anyone with a choice avoids Microsoft, it hurts.
Windows Phone is the only burning platform
Always was, always will be. :-(
Microsoft make tablets? Gosh - I wonder why no-one knows about this. Next you'll be saying they have a search engine of their own, rather than merely throwing a script kiddie wrapper round someone elses.
Only twats tweet
And when everyone using it wakes up to this and shuffles away, embarrassed, this fantastic "business" running at nearly a half billion dollar loss is toast.
What a crazy world we live in.
Re: Just maybe
Surely no-one important is at risk here since its all going to take place in some desolate region the MP's of London, who decided all this, in somewhere called "Newcastle" way oop near Scotland?
Stay away - Windows Phone is a Burning Platform
It's about to get the Flop treatment.
Agreed - this is as impartial as an Orlowski microsoft piece.
Oracle and another mass exodus? There's a pattern here
The inevitable result: Is anyone even aware it's JavaOne this week? Last time I caught their podcast (2012), even the Java Posse were openly saying they were considering skipping it now. More fail evidence? The JavaOne app is for ... Android and iPhone.
The iPhone will have that in 2 years time
Oh wait ... Jobs has gone - make that 3 years. And it'll just show black squares.
You're fingerprinting it wrong
Can't these stupid users get anything right?
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