"Not just MJ's imperative as famously used in Beat It, Thriller, Billie Jean et cetera but indeed, a wandering Buddhist monk in Japanese"
You forgot about Bo' Selecta.
He's not dead anyway. It's all a GIANT CONSPIRACY
Sony has announced the new Xperia Z2, an Android KitKat phone, as a predictable progression on the Z1 and has enlisted the help of the its single-gloved departed partner, popstar Michael Jackson, to help pimp it out. Despite the slightly larger 5.2-inch screen size, the new phone is a mere 2.8mm lengthier than its predecessor …
A few commentards here have expressed a desire in these forums for an Android handset with a smaller screen but still retaining high-end internals. It now looks like the 4.2" Sony Z1 Compact is now available in the UK. Unlike 'mini' variants of the Galaxy S4 or HTC One, the Z1 Compact shares the same chipset (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800), 2GB RAM and camera as its bigger brother. It also has a microSD card slot and is waterproof.
Sony used to be the ONLY game in town for recording at live events but last time when they had this awesome feature was in my Xperia arc with its original Gigerbread (v2.3) OS - as soon as you have upgraded to ICS (v4.x) it lost this ability, all recordings sounded like distorted sh!t in a loud or noisy environment so I reverted quickly...
...and it's been many years now and I was hoping Sony will get its mojo together AGAIN, bought Xperia T - no dice, Xperia Sola for my wife - no dice etc, now running on the biggest phone on the planet (Xperia Z Ultra) and still no go for any live show recording, I still have to pull out my Xperia arc, running Gingerbread (recording @720p30 but at least reasonable sound quality, after that first half a second that auto-leveling takes to kick in...)
...should I really drop Sony forever? Or will these idiots pull their heads out of someone higher-ups bottom part and start paying attention to us, customers?
I know there is a FAMOUS disconnection between the Japanese engineering team and the Western (American & European) channel/design/sales/support/etc but seriously, there's no Sony Ericsson to blame anymore, it's OBVIOUSLY the incompetence of the Japanese top management, what should happen to catch their fuzzy attention...?
As a satisfied Sony Ericsson and then Sony Smartphone and device owner for a few years now, I would never again purchase any Sony branded Mobile device from them after recently learning of the company's participation in the draconian and idiotic Rock Star patent troll team's actions against Samsung and Google over "Android" software technologies, by coincidence the very software that Sony relies on for any worthwhile mobile sales..
Sony has abandoned it's foray into Windows based computers , and the fast selling new PlayStation 4 has Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) FreeBSD as the Operating System (OS) infrastructure.
Therefore, for a company that is so dependent on the high quality and performance of FOSS, including Android, and FreeBSD for corporate wide database infrastructure as well, it is bewildering that they would join in an asinine venture in attempting to stop FOSS spreading, which is the only non-crazy or factual reason for it's new Redmond friendship. Infringing software patents are (proven) bogus claims.
As the article author cleverly stated, Sony is a "Wandering Buddhist monk,.... and a little lost", but a lot lost to most everyone.
Being associated with the psychopaths at Sony Music will be the death of the phone, and there's no better way to start the slaughter than to have Michael Jackson promote it. They might as well give them away for free with Sony TVs.
It's a shame. The Z1 is a very nice phone once the shoveware is disabled and the plastic is pulled off the front glass.
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