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Quote: Quote: Originally Posted by MacTel  I don't know if Google has been all about profit. Maybe they just want to elevate the level of technology out in the world. In other words - be good. Google Glass is a good example of that.   Originally Posted by airmanchairman    I read Mac Tel's post as subtle sarcasm, even though the /S hasn't been deployed. Also, "successful" is valid, "winning" maybe not, but clearly he did not use the latter word and thus he is...
  Dude, read the article again:   OpenStep was the variant that Jobs proposed to the big vendors using Unix, and not NeXTStep which was proprietary to the NeXT hardware.   Surely you also recall that post-Jobs Apple successfully sued NeXT, preventing the company from offering anything in the price range of the Mac, which severely hindered its take-up owing to the steep startup price forced on it. So lack of installed base as cause of failure is correct, but there were...
Quote: Originally Posted by stelligent  Of course, iPhone owners just go about enjoying their devices without ever mocking Android.   For years now as an iPhone owner, I occasionally check out XDA Developers and Android Police (and maybe a few others) but I don't recall ever posting anything anti-Android there or having any desire to since I don't own an Android device. I check them out for the technological developments, discussions, advice and projects (if I ever ended...
Quote: Originally Posted by MacTel  Open has been successful though. Android took the feature phone and buried it. Everyone has been better off with Android on the cheaper phones. I don't know if Google has been all about profit. Maybe they just want to elevate the level of technology out in the world. In other words - be good. Google Glass is a good example of that.     I read Mac Tel's post as subtle sarcasm, even though the /S hasn't been deployed. Also, "successful"...
Quote: =============================================================================================== Originally Posted by mrrodriguez  How can you steal something that's open? =============================================================================================== Quote: Originally Posted by Tallest Skil  So Google could steal it properly, unlike everything else. 'Course they managed to screw it up...
Quote: Originally Posted by TBell I did the same test using two iPhones. One had Google's iOS Map App and the other Apple's Map App. Both Google and Map's App pulled up the various locations I wanted. Google's was harder to figure out. To get it to jump from searched location to giving turn by turn directions was not intuitive. Once on the road, I ignored the actual directions of both phones to test how well the devices could auto correct routes. Google's app was slow...
  Agree both with you and the analysts, but while manufacturing may well be the past and SaaS the future, Vertical Integration (Apple and Samsung), which is a brilliant combination of both approaches, is very much the present, and a solid foundation from which to prepare for the future.   From this perspective, Samsung has a ways to go on the software integration side (Tizen or possibly a fork of Android in mobile, weaning itself off Windows on the desktop, etcetera)...
  I'll fix that for you, for free: However, sloppy mistakes and being overly wordy, kill the mood and turn off the superficial reader.   Competent readers and enquirers go for the essence, the core message and disregard all else...
  Maybe we are both reading different articles, but his critique of the Google Android approach appeared to be coming mainly from the historic perspective of Apple's disastrous spell in the 90s, when its much-recommended strategy of licensing its OS to all-comers only succeeded in denting its own already-minuscule market share and profit margins in one fell swoop. Hardly a glowing commendation of Apple's past strategies.   The Zune analogies also hold true for Google's...
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