* Posts by ReasonableGuy

3 posts • joined 1 Jun 2010

Google TUGS Nexus 7-INCHER from its online store

ReasonableGuy

happy with mine

Writing this on my Nexus 7, running 5.1.

What problems?

This has been my cheap ($200) alternative to an iPad for 16 months now.

Not as useful for content creation, but fine for consumption, and email.

Android in FOUR out of 5 new smartphones. How d'ya like dem Apples?

ReasonableGuy

True costs would make a difference

If the press would bother to report and compare the true costs of owning a smartphone -- the two year data plan -- then people would see that even a $100 or $200 cost differential up front, is not much compared to the overall cost.

I had an Android phone for two years, a Motorola Droid 2 Global. Last December at contract renewal time I switched to an iPhone 5. No regrets. Much better battery life, more reliable service, no need to reboot the phone every day or two (which was a standard suggestion in the Android help system at the time).

In another 13 months when my contract is up, I'll look around at the market and see what is new and interesting. But I don't think I'll want a bigger phone.

I can't see having to have clown-pockets added to all my pants.

Steve Jobs beheads iPad apps for acting like desktops

ReasonableGuy

Starting to get "un-friendly"

I have been a regular customer of Apple since the summer of 1984. I have been looking forward to the next version of the iPad (I try really hard not to be on the bleeding edge, 'cause I've lost too much blood in the past).

But now I may have to consider the full gamut of pad / tablet devices.

I fully appreciate the desire and need of Apple to keep crap off the iPad, but this time it seems they are indeed going to far.

Perhaps my one-time classmate (Mr. Jobs) is suffering from pre-mature fuddy-duddyness.

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