418 posts • joined 20 Jun 2007
But these aren't *real* android, since they can't access the Google Play app store.
Will stores like it?
The problem with this is that the customer never steps inside the store. And when a customer goes into a store to buy or pick up something, it is an opportunity for the store to sell something else to the customer that they hadn't initially planned on buying.
Re: Surely multiple OS choices for one handset would be the answer?
Just like with android, Microsoft will probably go after any company that offers at tizen phone.
Welcome to the Land of The Fee.
Re: Sad Prius Driver
<<Happily I traded it for a VW Golf which despite its legendary reliability>>
Needed a new keyboard after reading that.
The best leave first
Often, when there is voluntary separation, the ones that can get a new job the easiest are the ones to leave - which typically are the best ones.
Re: More like a PR relkease then a serious review
<<<Bing has been stuck at < 20 of the market since day one. >>>
It's amazing that it is that low. Considering that it is the default search engine for IE, and most users are too lazy/don't care/can't figure out how to change the search engine in IE, you would think that it would have a much greater market share.
<<<Surface tablets are improving. Only if you look at % of growth (yesterday I had 1 dollar in my pocket, today 2 - does that mean I'm now rich?) and not market share. Based on market share if it was not MS Surface sales would be in the slice of the chart called "other">>>
Surface tablets are at 4.4%, up from 3.4% a year ago. But over half of the sales are from the dumping of the old Surface RT tablets at a massive discount.
I welcome these types of moves - eventually it will lead to self driving cars. I figure that by the time I'm elderly, self driving cars will be well proven and affordable. And I'll be able to get around safely, when otherwise I'd be a danger. Also there would no longer be drunk drivers on the road - they would just be drunk passengers.
Re: 8.1 and 8 should be grouped together
Neither was OSX.
Re: I wish ...
Of course, the Motorola Atrix had a fingerprint sensor *long* before Apple did.
Yeah, they seemed to forget that in 2012 WP7 phone sales dropped drastically once the details of WP8 became known.
Re: Samsung Board Room
My son had a 3GS - after a year, the battery wasn't lasting very long, and after two years (2 year contract), he had to use an external battery pack.
More like Terrorist Investor. Icahn gets ahold of companies, rapes them of their assets, and then walks away rich.
Re: IBM HW: going out of business?
If the iDataPlex line is going, it will be a nice boost for SGI and Cray.
Asset Stripper? More like Asset Rapist.
<<<If you can't/won't avoid sharing information, you can at least spread it around a bit so one company doesn't have the full picture. >>>
It doesn't take much for a company to have a good idea about you, so spreading it around means that instead of one company has a "very good" idea about you, three or four may only have a "good" idea about you.
I remember the Reg when it was sent as an email every two weeks.
Re: Wait a minute...
<<<but a lot of sites are running with a source citing that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 will be announced this April with a...... fingerprint scanner...... But, ...but surely that would be BLATANTLY RIPPING OFF APPLE, wouldn't it? >>>
No, Samsung would be ripping off the far older Motorola Atrix.
Re: sapphire glass scratches ?
Same here - my Seiko watch has sapphire glass, and no scratches. And I'm not gentle - the band and case are heavily scratched.
It's not surprising Apple is doing this - it will get harder and harder to differentiate premium smartphones in the future. At least until the next big thing is figured out.
Re: Gifts from the Gods (while walking in the meadows)
My brother in law was an airline mechanic - He called Airbus "Scarebus", and didn't like flying on them.
Re: Sounds like a brilliant move
"Yup, and also - who the fuck do we sue if it goes tits up."
How many companies have been sucessful suing Microsoft or IBM when their products go titsup?
Re: Who Else Won't It Be?
Now we know why Ballmer was throwing them....
Back to the 70's
"Mod" was popular back in the 1970's (and probably the 60's, too). Remember the TV show "The Mod Squad"?
When I think of "Mod", I think of Disco and bell bottom pants - things I don't want to relive.
Compared to streaming a HD movie, a 500MB download is nothing.
The condom would have to be made of graphene and some normal material that is elastic. If an edge of the graphene became exposed, it would give a nasty "papercut" - it could take off your kit in a flash.
While WP may have a marketshare of ~ 10% in some areas, worldwide the marketshare is 3.6% - the same as what Windows Mobile + Windows Phone had a couple of years ago.
A couple of years ago, the marketshare for Windows Mobile + Windows Phone was around 3.6%. Now that Windows Mobile is gone, Windows Phone has grown in its place to give Microsoft a marketshare of 3.6%.
But it was stated that it was a 20 year mission, to 2017.
2017 - 20 = 1997.
"now nine years into its twenty-year mission"
Launched in 1997 - That means that it is in its 16th year.
Microsoft market share not growing?
A couple of years ago, the Windows Mobile + Windows Phone marketshare was 3.6%. Now the Windows Mobile marketshare has died, and Microsoft still only has the same marketshare as before. So the growth of Windows Phone has been at the expense of Windows Mobile.
Thank you Edward Snowden.
Re: How on Earth did McCain choose Palin?
Obama picked Biden as his VP. So McCain figured that he needed to pick a total idiot, too.
Re: Bing is the reason for buying the entry level phone business
"Actually Nokia make a profit last quarter, lost peanuts on it's rapidly growing Windows Phone business, and is likely to turn that into a profit on the mobile business alone in Q4 this year..."
You seem to have forgotten that Microsoft has been giving Nokia $1B/year.
Re: Out of pure curiosity...
"Nokia's Devices and Services division, which Microsoft picked up earlier this year, posted a $118m loss, as expected."
And that's including the $250M per quarter payment from Microsoft. Otherwise it would have been a $368M loss.
"As any fule kno, LG Corporation used to be called Lucky Goldstar before it fell victim to the name-abbrev'ing craze of the late 2000s."
I think they changed it to LG so the unwashed masses would not realize that it was the same company that made the crappy Goldstar junk.
Microsoft makes tablets?
Power draw isn't as bad as it used to be. IIRC, a 50" plasma uses around $12. more electricity a year than a similar sized LCD. And the picture is far better.
It's really a shame to see them going. Hopefully mine will last long enough that some new technology will come along and at least equal the Panasonic Plasmas.
If Yahoo is only going to pay $12.50 for a bug, people who find bugs will just publish the bugs without reporting them to Yahoo first.
Re: Intel graphics - hahahahahahahaha, GMA = games my ass
<<Now I've got a laptop with HD4000 graphics which handily beats AMD's equivalently priced integrated graphics.>>
Every graphics benchmark I've seen has the AMD graphics superior to the HD4000.
Re: Total lack of story here...
Normally Apple sells the previous years iPhone at a reduced price. They are selling the 5c at the price they would have charged for the 5. And since the 5c is cheaper to make than the 5, their profit margin is higher. I would not be surprised if they make more profit off of each 5c they sell compared to the 5s.
Re: Forget 64 bit
Motorola had a fingerprint scanner in their Atrix Android phone a couple of years ago.
It's already been done.
Linus already did a Linux 95 - 18 years ago.
It's not new.
Motorola sold an Android phone (Atrix) a few years ago with a fingerprint reader on it.
Re: Whose data is it?
Don't forget about the security cameras when you are using the wifi in that shop.
That engine has been a nightmare in the MINIs. The turboed MINIs are far less reliable that the non turbo versions.
X window system
I use the networking ability of the X Window System all day at work - I use a HPC hundreds of miles away, and I'm using programs like Tecplot, Ensight, editors, etc all day. It's easy to do it with X. So how would Mir change it?
Get someone from that EFF
If they add in someone from the EFF or similar, then maybe I'd believe them.
Re: at least you found 2 games for Windows phone
And the Windows Phone versions were more expensive than the Android/IOS versions.
I've got a Nexus 4 running 4.3, and I've had no problems at all. I installed 4.3 25 days ago with no crashes or reboots. Battery life seems better, and it seems to pick up marginal signals better when on the net. And Wi-Fi seems to work fine - I downloaded several 200+ MB files over Wi-Fi with no problems.
The wife doesn't have any problems with her Nexus 4, either.
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