63 posts • joined Tuesday 24th January 2012 21:36 GMT
Definitely interested. I like WP8 and I want a decent camera that can mean I don't carry a compact all the time. I almost bought the 808 despite the crappy OS and screen.
Re: Windows 8 destroyed the PC>
"No, it didn't, hasn't and won't."
My desktop is ancient...upgraded bit by bit every year or so.
My laptop is 30 months old, but an i7 with a fast GPU (Asus G73). That will last at least another couple of years.
PCs and laptops have peaked. They don't need to be any more powerful. They have batteries that can be replaced.
Slabs on the other hand mostly don't have a replaceable battery (which WILL die) and a small amount of storage and memory. They are in their infancy and improving hugely all the time.
"doesn't the android update 4.2 add multi user support on tablets?
Still - I'd love a proper linux on a tablet."
But access to downloaded apps is per google account. So ultimately useless. I want to be able to download games and apps with my account, and also allow my kids (and SWMBO) to use them, without access to my mail or purchases.
I thought that too.
I *need* a new tablet as my Samsung 8.9 is going to a sprog :)
I want one with a 10+ " screen, preferably at least fullHD and definitely one with an OS with true multi-usewr support.
That leaves me with Windows 8 (or possibly Linux on a Nexus 10, but then there is no warranty).
So I am toying with the idea of the likes of the Acer W700 or Lenovo Yoga 13. I have until September to decide :)
Give me a 10" Galaxy Note over a glorified app launcher with the wrong shaped screen any day. Even if the note cost more.
Re: Same article?
Actually I much prefer my HTC One X to vanilla Android. It's nice to have choice. And free launchers on the market will give any handset a stock flavour...Nova, ADW, etc.
On the other hand I hate my iPhone 5 UI. The keyboard is too fiddly for my fingers and I can't change it. ALL the apps must appear on the homescreens which I can't change and I curse every time I want to sent some tunes to it from the "wrong" PC.
Android UE is 10x iPhone imo.
CD will give perfect playback of anything in the 0 to 22 KHz range (Nyquists theorum)
Anything more is inaudible.
SACD is only useful for surround encoded music, HD music is only useful for making money from ignorant audiophiles.
(Many SACDs and HD albums DO sound better, but because they have been mastered better, without nasty compression clipping the peaks - The same could be done to the CD, but then they would struggle to charge £20 for it.)
As for MP3 at 320 KBps. It's pretty much transparent to the CD, and perfectly good.
By the way, Spotify use the Ogg codec anyway, which is even better.
If only I had waited and not got my One X back in July. The One X is a great phone,but I miss the replaceable battery and card slot.
I love the idea of air gestures, and having played with the S3 I think more should be made of the ability Samsung have added to have more than one app on the screen.
IAs an expat, the translation thing might have been useful had it included the language of my chosen home.
It'll undoubtedly sell like hotcakes.
a rock and a hard place
I'd love to give up EA, but just about the only game I play these days is Fifa on the PS3, and I need to buy it once a year.
I'd go to PES, but they don't have all the naming licenses. ;(
It does suck though. It sucks Donkey balls.
"I think you guys should take this more seriously - there's a lot you can do with one bit. Or is there? (Answer Y or N)"
My answer would be "YN"
I wish they would stop mentioning the Ukraine incident. Yes, the ball went over the line, but they were offside. It was "rightly" ruled out for the "wrong" reason.
I think Hawkeye will get used personally. But long-term a sensor-type system may be the better bet. May even lead to offside tech too?
Re: Dunno, really.
What's an Offcice?
Gonna luk sweeet wi mi nu Burberry cap n all. respec. init.
My next machine will be a hybrid, or a damn good tablet. One thing it must have for me is proper multi-user support. I even went through the pain of "upgrading" my current Samsung Galaxy 8.9 to Android 4.2, and Google have blown it with that. Multi-user,yes, but other users cannot use the same apps unless you use the main accounts gmail, which kind of defeats the object. So, can anyone tell me if RT works the same way as WIndows proper in that all apps can be available to all users? If so then that's the path I'll take.
XPS 10, 12, Lenovo Yoga...dunno. I'll wait a bit.
Price. Reasonable really if you compare to apple.
Laptops is essentially Mac v Windows. The Windows market is "infinitely" more fragmented than the Mac one. So I would have been extra surprised if a Mac variant had not won. The other markets are also fragmented but in the case of mobile phones has coalesced around one very good product, enough to steal the crown (and same for tablets). Essentially people vote for what the have (or want to have) in the case of the positive votes, and for what they hate most in the case of negative (Dodo) votes.
Ergo Apple have a product in the (now) quite boring category of laptops and lose out on the major battlefields due to being overtaken by single stand out products,
They were voted down in the Dodo award because they are now the single most hated company (as well as probably the single most loved company) in the world. The football analogy would be Manchester United.
Paris - Loved AND hated for different reasons.
Re: "there are other options"
"Lack of familiarity". Ha, more like when you Google for help on something you get a page full of Unix commands to execute. User friendly Linux isn't.
Re: @Big-nosed Pengie
Absolutely, nothing wrong with "pled". I nearly leapt out of my chair when I saw that good old English word dissed. I wouldn't regard it as obsolete either.
MS should just post him a free sdcard
A 16GB one.
In fact they should bundle one too. Then everyone is happy.
In fact if I was MS I would post him a 16GB, and everyone else who bought one, a 32GB one, and then bundle it in future.
How much would it really take out of the profit?
Saying that I don't think he has a leg to stand on. I went through all this nonsense with my "64K" Commodore 64, which has around 38K if I remember rightly.
But does El Reg really think the Universe ends at the tip of the Milky Way?
I want one. A 920.
I am definitely not a shill but I confess to being an ABA (Anything but Apple). I own an HTC One X. Great phone with problems. Trouble is I have 2 yrs contract left!
How do I get this one past the missus?
I say this as a fan of MS on many levels, and as a developer for serious stuff. ie NOT iOS or Android.
I say this as someone who now runs W8 on laptop and desktop and wants a Surface and a Nokia 920.
But when I did a MS C# course recently I went back to the office and needed to download the some extra course material. I inadvertently fired up IE9 and typed my search using the MS code for the course and some text relating to extra material. Bing gave me ZERO results. Fired up Google and it was the first hit, of many.
Bing is crap, really crap, it can't even find Microsoft's own stuff!
Re: Twice as many but....
All that shows is how much more Apple charge for the same thing.
And I'd go with Samsung makes everything from Skodas to BMWs, Apple makes BMWs minus the sunroof, ABS and on-board computer and fits a platinum gear-knob and Kobe-skin seats, puts a square opening on the petrol filler cap and charges accordingly.
I like Music Unlimited, but the quality is way down on that of Spotify. Also, the apps in Spotify are a big bonus IMO, as well as LastFM scrobbling support.
WiMP in Nordic countries is also very high quality.
Re: Teach it to play a decent game
It was good, but I was heavily addicted to Quake2 at the time. Even installed ISDN to get a better ping.
But realistic bots is a fantastic step forward. How shite was Quake3 Arena offline?
and I mean "possibly".
Well. A large proportion of smartphone users, especially iPhone users buy more for fashion and to be seen to be cool.
In recent times Samsung has started to seen to be cool, possibly in a geek chic kind of way amongst the shallower members of the public.
Now, In Merica, losing is seen as something only losers do. two plus two etc?
Probably complete dren, but just an idea.
Paris...typical airhead likes shiny precious things.
Re: Microsoft loves developers
Eclipse is good value for money(!). But it cannot compare with VS.I use Eclipse, VS2008, 2010, and played with 2012.
I personally prefer 2012, but understand that some people prefer flashy colourful eye-candy. Me, I'd rather get on with coding and have the colour highlight the things that need highlighting.
As for coding in vi or notepad...I'd rather chew my own arms off.
Re: "click the corner, type the name of the program I want and up it pops"
The point is, the start menu isn't "missing", it just looks different, and has added functionality, such as an app store and the ability to use it nicely on a touch screen. And even on a non-touch screen, some of the apps are rather nice. Dare I admit it but I like the recipe app in glorious fullscreeniness.
The only real difference is that there isn't a physical button.
Amazing I got downvoted just for liking it too. MS haters, iSheep? who knows?
Been using on my laptop since the consumer preview.
I like it. The "metro" screen I treat as a full screen start button. Works exactly the same but with extra functionality imo. ie, click the corner, type the name of the program I want and up it pops. Or use one of the ones that I have sitting as a link. I even like some of the free apps that come with the new UI.
Biggest bonus, I can reboot and be typing in a search box in my browser within 30 seconds. It was at least 3 times that with Win7.
It also feels quicker.
I will be taking the opportunity to upgrade cheaply when the full version hits.
Warburtons medium white (having been nowhere near a toaster), buttered, streaky bacon and lashing of HP for me. Preferably with a Cumberland sausage and a soft fried egg. A dash of Tabasco in my case too :)
Re: Standard connectors...
erm, sounds faulty, My Desire HD and now my One X both happily charge from my Kindle cable and a generic ebay cable.
Shouldn't have called it the "God" particle
You know how sniffy the Darwinian evolution-denying right get.
Re: Yes...I'm that guy
Agreed, me too.
IIt's on my gaming laptop. I don't have a problem with Metro (and in fact some of the free apps are very nice), but Itreat it as a full screen start button.
The OS boots much quicker and is generally very swish.
The only thing I would change is an option to turn off all the hot spots around the screen in desktop mode (other than the "start button")
Re: Apple PR done well.
"Minitel" will be available kind of soon. Sounds good to me.
Looks good to me.
Not being a big fan of the closed Apple approach (great kit, but give me a choice dammit), I bought a Galaxy tab.
And will I let anyone else in the house use it? With suspicious eyes as my email accounts, dropbox, personal stuff is all there, available. I did try an app lock, but then that's annoying for me too.
Add to that the frustration of not being able to use 2 or more apps side by side and I rarely use it now.
So this for me looks great. Very stylish and will run my existing Windows apps if I go for the Intel version.
I can see it replacing my Galaxy tab AND laptop quite easily at the right price.
Re: Has the writer even looked at Google Play ?
Weird, in the 3 years I have used Android, I've never encountered that. Maybe it's all the Hentai apps you're downloading?
Re: Web site apps
I disagree. While I do use full websites on my phone (HTC One X), I prefer it when an app is available which formats it so I don't have to keep pinching and zooming.
Really enjoying using Google currents right now, and the BBC news app is very nice too.
I've had the CR on my laptop since it was released. Took me a couple of days to get used to it and it's great.
More importantly, my brother put it on my old mums computer as she had XP on it, and she loves it.
If you want "windows", it's the same, pretty much, just that the start menu takes up the whole screen. Is that too difficult to grasp?
Paris - Dumb blonde.
Re: Win 8 looks really bad but ...
What are you running W7 on? A ZX81?