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Apple owns iOS and Safari and it's their decision whether or not to implement a proprietary, buggy platform like Flash within their browser. Adobe is well within their rights to push their partners like Google to remove video standards like H.264, too, so users are reliant on Flash. You do have a choice.
You're making a VERY bad analogy. The difference between Internet service and Power is that Power is regulated (and often served by government entity)... it's often very close to a right (ie, power loss during winter months is cruel even if you don't pay the bills - often city/state governments forbid power operators from shutting off power during winter months to prevent deaths). If we had any meaningful movement on Network Neutrality, I might have agreed with you, but...
Microsoft + Danger = Data loss
No doubt. Kept thinking of cat's eyes like MJ in thriller. Creepy. btw, what's the point in having a vote, if you decide to over-ride it for the result? TIME is a dinosaur that just doesn't know it's extinct yet.
You mean other tech blogs aren't like cults too? The group-think at places like digg, engadget, and BGR is quite overwhelming.
No, Android is the front against Apple. Chrome (both browser and OS) is the front against Microsoft. Both are disruptive plays against their biggest competitors. The Android suit will go on for a decade or more, in the meanwhile the market will decide if Android is worth it, or not (I'm sure the carriers love it compared to even WP7). I think Android is far from doomed, but it may not be the world domination as previously forecasted from the Googleplex.
I would simply like the existing command set to be expanded. Additions I'd love and that should be simple: "Redial" -- this would be awesome when dealing with the crappy AT&T network "Call last caller" -- analogue to above, works on last incoming call "Time" -- tell me the time "Artist playing" -- tell me info on the song that's playing All of these would prevent me having to reach into my bag/holster to get the phone to find out that information, and tie in...
But the AT&T iPad can have the 3G service turned off for any length of time (say I go out of country for a while or are otherwise unable to use the service). The comparison is not the same at all. I know folks who have 3G iPads that have only used the service 1/3 of the months they had the device. I think this is a bad deal except for the most rigorous users (who would probably be better served by a mifi/hotspot anyway).
Apple is going to steamroll these other tablet manufacturers until a real tablet-ready Android shows up... we'll assume for sake of expedience that Windows 7 "Slates" are not in the same real market, so ignore those paltry sales (desktop OS, higher price point, etc).
Remeber, lawyers profit first (just like bankers), so assuming 5M victims at ~ $20, AT&T would shell out $100M but the class action lawyers would take a good maybe $20M, leaving you with an average of $16. I'm pretty sure you're not going to receive a $100 or more benefit here. btw, I just got the text, I think they're rolling out the texts slowly so people don't realize the "mobility taxes" thing was such a huge scam.
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