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Android is what embedded Linux used to be: the starting point for building the brains of all kinds of devices. It's great to have for that purpose, and I expect to be using tons of "Android" devices in future whether I know it or not. Some will be well-designed. That doesn't mean all those devices are "Android" in the sense any user or developer cares about, and I don't see this being much better in that regard. In fact, I expect the ideal system in future will be an...
Now we need the White Knights to charge in: the people who secretly have NO intention of owning a pro workstation themselves--much less attaching multiple external enclosures to it--but who rush in bravely to save real pros from themselves, and warn them of how "messy" it will look to have an "overpriced" 6-inch cylinder standing next to a non-cylindrical PCI box, all of which together is still smaller, quieter and more flexible than the old towers--which had plenty of...
So, for each device they sold they lost over $1000. Anyone who bought one should feel ashamed to be kicking this tech pioneer when they're down! (iSupply will probably find the internals are made out of solid saffron or something.)
All those configurations are awesome. But in practice, you can't actually get them all, because Apple only made around 182 Mac Pros. :o
 I bet there's some misleading sense in which something vaguely like that could be said and be true in an unimportant way. I'd love to see the evidence about what Google was REALLY doing with Touch before they suddenly went so closely iPhone-like. Is that something that gets repeated with reliable links or screenshots, or just Fox News-style myth that gets repeated on forums? I've heard that too, but if I ever saw a link it made no impression on me--and I'll immediately...
Inexcusable bad engineering by Apple: "hardware interlock" should be so simple it's immune from software. Which it could easily be. And Apple misled buyers into thinking it WAS that simple. I'm 99% certain that kind of clear statement was made prior to 2008. The misleading statement could be an honest (but VERY serious) mistake. The bad engineering is just unacceptable, and goes beyond a "mistake"--it could only come from conscious decision-making in the design. Happily...
Revenues aren't the whole story: The time/cost to develop for fragmented Android is greater too (see BBC as a case study). Even scarier: support costs! Supporting all those users (plus the pirates--rampant on Android) takes more time/cost as well.
Keep tweaking! If those ranking lists have to exist, tweaks are needed. Bigger "jostling" that results in a larger number of apps sharing in temporary Top List exposure sounds like it could be a good thing, vs. the same same lucky apps being re-discovered constantly while other worthy contenders fly under the radar.
I know people would like downloadable keyboards, and I hope Apple gets around to addressing the security implications to make it practical (no small task for a niche demand). But all I really want is Apple's keyboard to keep evolving with one simple addition: flick left and right across the keys to move the cursor one space left and right. Flick-and-hold to move continuously. (Vertical flicking? Not as important, and might conflict with the current swipe-symbols.)
ABC is free on my iPad and iPhone, and I have no cable provider at all.   Why make us have cable to use AppleTV for the same thing? ABC is free over the air anyway!
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