Re: The obvious solution
"Google Maps shite"
Could you enlighten us all on any mapping software available anywhere you think is better?
1032 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Its maps work great.
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.
We can all look forwards and raise a glass to 2014: Microsofts year of implosion.
One for which a word has not yet been invented.
Nope, you're thinking wrong.
Oooh, so adding that 12% to Androids 81% leaves, err, 7% for Apple + rest.
Aren't statistics marvelous?
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?
If he does to m$ what he did to Nokia we'd all be very happy indeed.
Is that some cheap knock off copy of an Android tablet?
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's a windows phone out? Why doesn't anyone know about this?
A Pro microsoft piece.
Quick, someone's done a DNS hijack on theregister.co.uk.
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".
"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.
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.
Yet iOS7 is a cheap copy of Android. Clearly, this word "cheap" must be going through some kind of reality distortion field.
So, the usual "copy, launch, sue" pattern from those who claim they Think Different.
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.
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.
It's so obvious that anyone with a choice avoids Microsoft, it hurts.
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.
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.
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?
It's about to get the Flop treatment.
Agreed - this is as impartial as an Orlowski microsoft piece.
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.