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the most strident fanDroids are typically diehard Linux fans (like Catherine Noyes). they see Android as - at long last - a successful Linux platform. so after many years of being left out of the media mainstream, they champion it and bask in the glow. then on top of that, they drink the "open" Googleaide, as if it really is about open source instead of market/advertising manipulation of the users. and they hate Apple of course, because if OS X had not succeeded, the world...
that's definitely the Google idea. but i think Apple is going to take a different approach based on user perception instead of the technical arrangements - iOS and Mac OS X together (iOS 5 combined with Mac OS X Lion) will deliver anything you got anwhere on any Apple device or service to you seamlessly anyplace with any Apple device you are using anytime. instead of Home Sharing, it will become Universal Sharing. and instead of just iTunes it will be all Apple software -...
in a few weeks we will get Apple's quarterly sales numbers, including one month of iPad 2 March sales. so we will we be able to add up all iOS device sales (except Apple TV maybe) for whatever period of time. all the Android OEM's almost never report actual sales numbers. which right off the bat is very suspicious. how many of the 2.1 million 7" Galaxy tabs "shipped" were actually sold do you think? less than half i bet. will Samsung ever say? probably not, it was a...
good to see a very thoughtful breakdown of the situation to discuss. my take is that, as you note, Apple really has two tablets in the market now - the iPod touch as well as the iPad. you could say Apple is "cannilbalizing" its own iPod line with its tablets. but actually the former version of the PMP market is shrinking to just ultra portable devices like the Nano and Shuffle. and it would not surprise me at all to see Apple intro a 5"-6" version of the iPod touch this...
looking around the web today, the number of strident, over the top fanDroid articles declaring the superiority of the Xoom, and/or inevitable dominance of Android tablets - even while the iPad 2 sells out globally at an unprecedented pace - is remarkable. one guy even declares the Xoom equals the iPad for "style" - i kid you not. you can smell the desperation. and this new Apple ad - which no doubt will saturate TV starting tonight - is going to make them foam at the...
yeah, i do hope Apple adds widgets to iOS 5. one of the several things the competition does better that Apple should add. but Apple can be very stubborn. the irony is, Apple invented "widgets" back with OS X Tiger (i think it was). also hope to see OS X Lion move widgets out of the Dashboard ghetto and on to the regular desktop - including iOS apps running as widgets! probably not ... but we'll see!
the iPad 2 camera reaction is a perfect example of the stubborn and narrow-thinking spec head/gadget people/geek orientation of the blogsphere.Apple added the cameras for the obvious purpose of video phone/web cam use - communication tools. of course the iPad's bigger screen provides much better viewing for this than a smaller smartphone can. so even if you have a phone with you, you'll use the iPad for it. they also are emergency backups for snapshots and video recording...
you don't HAVE to "plug it in to iTunes" or touch a Mac or PC ever. the Apple retail store will activate a new iPad for you on the spot, and even update the OS later if you bring it in and ask. no charge. yes, you will need to open an iTunes account for this, but no need to use it at all after that. you won't have a backup and will need to work around via various third party apps to transfer media to the iPad. not seamless, but it certainly works. so get on with it ...PS:...
correct!
this is just thw beginning. all major Android OEM's - and Facebook - will "fork" Android in the next year or so. coming up with their own unique versions of the OS. independent of Google control. just one sucker will be left as the "official" OEM. Amazon made this possible. Google's real control point was the Android app store. now there is a better alternative, free of any customization limits. Google set up Android to work for the telcos, not the OEM's. now...
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