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Somehow I don't think the Ballmer 8 phone will save Nokia from the abyss.
Exactly, there's are iOS applications called Fing and Snap that give you device connection information (router IP, manufacturer, MAC Address).  However, there is an Android application named Pixie that will allow you to readily capture unencrypted network packets for nefarious purposes, and it's sold on the Google Play Store.  I guess Google loves everything to be "open" 
It's not a matter of hating Microsoft and shilling for one company or the other.  As for Woz, he was commenting about the design of the Microsoft Surface - we're talking Windows 8 here.  Also, my impression of Woz is that he makes every attempt to avoid being perceived as an Apple shill, and so has a tendency to tout the competition (Android, Microsoft, etc.) while being unevenly critical of Apple.  That's fine but I'm certainly not taking his opinions as objective.  
Maybe Sprint could sell more iPhones if they advertised them on their landing page.  Instead they're touting a 'free' Android phone.  
Here's my prediction for the Windows 8 Launch    1.  Windows 8 is released for sale and the tech pundits will hail Microsoft for evolving the OS, deep mobile integration, etc.    2.  Consumers and Enterprise won't listen to the tech pundits, and will scrupulously avoid the Win 8 Metro UI mess.   3.  Realizing that the shilling for Microsoft isn't paying off and to save face, the tech pundits will do an 180 and lambast Ballmer for laying a Windows Vista egg.
That makes sense provided the LTE signal is good and you have an unlimited data cap and  - most don't.  Also, at the airport, there's lot of visitors from outside the country who would have to pay extremely roaming charges and so the free Wi-Fi is used heavily.  
No, there's no sign-up involved - it's free Wi-Fi 
The biggest issue with Windows 8 is how Ballmer and company crudely bolted on the Metro UI and desktop users have to jump through hoops to get around it.  It would be like if Apple updated OS X to show the iOS like Launchpad on boot up and you had to run a Finder app to get the normal desktop back.  Having used Win 8 for months, it's still very annoying.   
At the airport I work at, there's a ton of visitors from Europe and South America - I'd think all the legions of Android users from outside the USA would want to use that free airport Wi-Fi, eh?  I guess like somebody mentioned, maybe the Android users don't use airplanes and take a bus instead.  
This story and the chart doesn't seem to square with the previous story about Samsung doubling Apple on iPhone shipments.  Samsung show barely any growth to Apple's 15% but gosh darn it, Samsung/Google are winning on shipments and activations.  
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