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 good point. and from that Google site web link we also learn that only 4.9% of those Google Play "activations" were for devices greater than 7" screen size (for two weeks in April of this year). that is, ALL Android tablets! Google itself says so!!  about 200M Android devices were so activated between then and August - 4 months = 50M per month (http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-android-activations-hit-1-billion-2013-9). so only 10M were true "Google Android"...
 the mini is great if you can't lay out $1500+ for a new iMac and already have a decent monitor (as many do), and don't need a portable laptop - maybe because your iPad already satisfies your portable needs now - which is becoming more and more the situation these days. many households still need a desktop for media stuff, general/special purpose big-screen applications, and shared use. the $600 base mini is a good fit for them. plug in a $100 2T external drive if more...
this DED post is on-target. but there is one more important point it still didn't get to:   there is no single "Android" in any real sense. There is the parent Google ecosystem Android, but few in the developing world actually use Google services, and that is the prime market for the white box tablets/smartphones. most of those are tied into local home country culturally-relevant services via their local telco and popular local websites. that describes virtually all of...
no mention of GT's patents. but that has to be part of the deal too ...
hey, all you guys missed the key words in the last sentence of JDP's email reply in a comment above:   "It is also important to note that the JDPower.com Ratings may not include all information used to determine the overall rankings and J.D. Power awards."   ... which is a direct admission that there are some other secret ranking criteria being applied here.   we can only speculate what that is since JDP won't say.
no doubt JDP has contrived some unseen additional methodology for its "Power Circle Ratings" that can produce such an apparently logically absurd outcome (aka "cooking the books"). but the outcome is still absurd on its face. had JDP presented its findings as "satisfaction" = "value" (aka "bang for the buck"), that would have made more sense. if Samsung's overall score was 70% of Apple's but its price was only 50% as much, then one could say it had a higher ratio of...
no, they're out in force pissing and moaning about their trivial fixations instead. gol, do those people need a life. let's see how long it takes them to show up here ...
well, there may no longer be a Google-curated Android with that official brand name (i assume Google has it trademarked?). yes, Google may shift completely to Chrome with its own 'walled garden' ecosystem rather than profitlessly continue to be Samsung's R&D department.   but there will certainly be many 'forked' versions of the same basic Linux/Java OS, whatever it is called, used by OEM's all around the world to crank out cheap phones and tablets in the hundreds of...
you know, the mini in particular is state of the art stuff. no one ever simply launch at maximum production rate with new advanced products. they need to take some months to hit full speed. i've no doubt iTouch was left out this year because they just can't produce enough of the state of the art sensors yet, they need them all for the 5S. you're being unrealistic.
exactly! except you should have cited the Yankees instead, who just buy their way into the Series many years. ah but not this year!
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