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  Thanks. I missed it with the small, gray-on-gray text.
  How should someone go about fixing a bug or missing data in Apple Maps? I don't see a way to report problems or submit new data?   I'm really curious what Apple did here. They said they use Open Street Map for some of the basemap data. In my town, OSM has great maps, but Apple's maps are empty and many of the POIs are missing. So even submitting bugfixes to OSM is no guarantee that Apple will pick them up.
That's really going off the deep-end.You're right. They can't call it Android if it doesn't pass the CTS (http://source.android.com/faqs.html#is-compatibility-mandatory) -- because it isn't Android if it isn't compatible. There's nothing in the Open Source Initiative's definition that requires open-source projects to let anyone use their trademarks, or companies to help their competitors.I find it rather curious that you care so much about Android since you apparently...
Amazon's Kindle Fire and Baidu's Yi product lines solidly refutes your argument. Android is open-source. But if a company joins an alliance and agrees not to ship incompatible variants, then they can't cry foul later.
I must admit, I'm in awe of (some) AI's commenter's abilities to spin anything to fit an anti-Google agenda.No, I mean back in 2009, when Acer voluntarily joined the Open Handset Alliance: http://www.acer-group.com/public/News/2009/20090601.htmNo, the OHA is not closed to Aliyun. In fact, Andy Rubin has asked Alibaba to join the OHA and said that they'd help Alibaba fix their Android compatibility issues:"So if you want to benefit from the Android ecosystem, then make the...
No, that's not at all what I'm saying.To repeat -- anyone can ship a product based on AOSP, or a modified version of AOSP. Alibaba is based on AOSP and has incompatible changes. However, Acer voluntarily agreed not to ship incompatible Android products when they joined the Open Handset Alliance. It's not bullying when Google points this out.If another vendor, which isn't part of OHA, wants to ship Alibaba-based devices, they're free to do so.
This is off-topic, but it's important to respond.Anyone is able to use Android in their products, and to modify it as they see fit. In this case, Alibaba introduced incompatible changes to Android. That's allowed. However, Acer announced they were going to ship a phone based on Alibaba, which they're not allowed to do since Acer is a member of the Open Handset Alliance. One of the goals of the OHA is to ship compatible Android phones (phones that pass the Android...
Hmm? This isn't the story that other Apple-related news sites are reporting. Mac Observer reports that while the iPhone 5 scores very well, it is beaten by the Nexus 7 and GSIII. http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/iphone-5-geekbench-results-show-150-increase-over-iphone-4s . See also http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks But more to the point -- I thought the consensus was that synthetic microbenchmarks don't really matter to consumers. I doubt that a...
  Actually Google has pretty good coverage of North America, Western Europe, and Australia. South America, Africa, and Asia need some work. They have a handy map you can reference: http://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/streetview_landing/streetview-map.html
DED doesn't provide this part of Zuck's quote: “When I’m introspective about the last few years I think the biggest mistake that we made, as a company, is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to native… because it just wasn’t there. And it’s not that HTML5 is bad. I’m actually, on long-term, really excited about it. One of the things that’s interesting is we actually have more people on a daily basis using mobile Web Facebook than we have using our iOS or Android apps...
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