Re: ...And yet:
1372 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
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!
Never has a Reg icon been more appropriate than the one assigned to this post.
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.
You'd not ever see the black part that way. The matter is being sucked in all round it in 3 dimensions. If you were anywhere safe in its line of sight all the matter in front of you would obscure your view of the hole itself, in fact probably making it a bright light as it all heats up on its way to oblivion.
You mean it's still automatically adjusting itself to the shape of your trousers each time you pocket it?
So Samsungs Android sales start to tank, just as microsoft start thrashing about with their Loonier phones and whining once again about how the next version of windows will solve mankinds problems.
In other words, they really, really need someone else to make the smartphone hardware their garbage can ruin ...
Android ICS has already been ported to the Pi, but as it turned out it just about fit but with no room for apps and clunky performance. Both are addressed handsomely with this new model. Can't comment on how iOS or Windows Mobile works on it since in this IOT crazy world their owners wisely stuck to their closed source model...
"Hi! I see you're tying to view a standards compliant webpage any quality browser released in the last 5 years has no trouble with, but you're using instead a microsoft browser. If you insist on doing this, you now have 2 choices - you can either see it quickly, but with totally broken alignment and horribly chosen fonts, or slowly with that the other way round."
If it can be used for the sole purpose IE is, that is to download Chrome on a new Windows install, it'll do fine.