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If thats the case, then why doesn't Google extinguish all the FUD by indemnifying its licence partners? What Google has done here is amazing. They have basically created this patent time bomb, and told others to pick it up. For FREE! Let their partners handle all the legal risks, while they continue minting money off the Google Ads Android generates. I love how MOT, HTC, etc. simply fell for it.
Didn't you know? Random Fandroid message board poster's speculation is OBVIOUSLY more accurate than the InfoWeek reporter's informed speculation. I mean, as opposed to the Fandroid, who made great efforts to go deep into his emotions to come up with his speculation, all the reporter had was a source in Motorola, and an analyst at Deutsche Bank, who gets paid big bucks simply to follow the company. Clearly the fandroid's guts know far more about Motorola's plans.
Shhh....Telling the FSF zealot that some people actually create SW for money is like telling a kid that Santa Claus doesn't exist. You must have crushed its spirit.
To put this in perspective, it also contains conditions that Linus Torvalds finds unacceptable.http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/114336http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/9/25/161 GPLv3 is an ideological move divorced from the reality of the GPL. It essentially allows the FSF zealots to retroactively change licencing agreements (although I believe the final version may have toned this down a bit.
This is nonsense. Some companies need to do this to build hype (HP with its 5000 Windows 7 tablets), but when you have a sellout of over half a million devices (more than the rest of the industry has probably sold combined, over 2 years), then its really really unlikely to be artificial demand. In fact, if you look at Apple's guidances with regards to the original iPad, they clearly stated that revenues would be constrained because of supply not meeting demand. If you...
I thought this too, but then I actually used the thing. It wasn't half as good as advertised. The screen wasn't good, and the UI was terrible (but pretty). The same is true with WP7. I just don't like the UI (although its lickably good looking). Its really easy to get lost, and its really hard to tell where you have to go. And its filled with swiping, which of all the iOS gestures, is my least favorite. It just loses to the pinch, and the reverse pinch because there...
Forget any talk of simple analysis. But that is just outright false. There were huge lines for the iPad, and shipping was at 3-4 weeks for months. Even in June-July, it was impossible to walk into an NYC Apple Store and get the iPad on the spot. You had to reserve one and then wait around a week (I specifically remember this because I needed to send an iPad with a friend to my home country, and was unable to do so because contrary to my expectations iPads were not...
There are literally only a few reasons to buy something other than an iPad 2 RIGHT NOW (to emphasize that I am talking about the current market). 1) Form factor (this may be a reason to go for the Tab over the iPad 2, but not the Xoom). 2) Openness (You (a) have moral reasons to only buy open, or (b) think its a more successful model in the long run) 3) Flash (You cannot live without Flash) 4) You are an Apple hater (these exist. Just like quite a few mac buyers were MS...
I remember this one guy on ArsTechnica's forums saying that he would have bought an iPad 2 if it had improved battery life instead of thickness. He said because Apple didn't do that, he was going to buy a Xoom instead. The kicker? Xoom - 8 hrs under heavy use. iPad 2 - 10 hours...http://androidcommunity.com/motorola...ad-2-20110302/
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