Originally Posted by freddych
I don't think that iPhone OS will ever gain a dominant share because it is and will always be limited to one phone. I have plenty of friends who refuse to get an iPhone because everyone else has one. With Android, different manufacturers will develop different devices tailored to different tastes. .
Was it Dimaggio who said "no one ever goes there because it's too crowded"? Or was that Yogi Berra (not to be confused with Yogi Bear for you pre-teens).
The problem with your analogy, though, is that a thousand different varieties all running different versions makes it difficult for everyone. Developers never learn to use the full capabilities since they have to create lowest-common-denomenator versions. Users get confused when getting a new phone. Nothing works the same way. Apple has focused on one design and consistent UI - and seems to be doing very well. Will it ever be dominant? Depends on what you mean. It certainly has changed the way the entire industry thinks, though.
Originally Posted by applestockholder
So, the motto of Google is said to be "Do no evil"
- Google has scanned and made available copyrighted content without even attempting to pay proper royalties
- Google collect TONS of personal information about users, without their consent or knowledge
- Googles security has been compromised, exposing the TONS of personal information - and if any company has the resources to do security "right" it is Google
- Google's Eric Schmidt has stolen ideas and strategies form the Apple Board. He should have resigned form the board when it occurred to him that Google might go inthe direction of being an Apple competitor, instead he resigned only fairly recently after absorbing (stealing) as much from Apple as he could
Google's mode of business is SCARY, and exploitive.
You're 100% right. In reality, they seem to be operating more along the lines of "do whatever you want, just try not to get caught doing evil".
Originally Posted by Josh.B.
But in the past, There were major updates in June. This year will be different - Apple is catching up to where Android was a while ago, rather than surpassing it with innovative new stuffs.
Bwaaahaaaaaa. Is it April Fools' Day already?
You apparently never get it. Apple is not in the game of 'my phone offers more features than your phone'. Rather, Apple is by far the leader in usability, reliability, and functionality, NOT features. Android has many, many miles to go to catch up in that regard.
Originally Posted by oxygenhose
Competition is not blatant duplication of another's idea. Where did you pick up such a warped philosophy?
Net neutrality is happy little phrase to make people feel good about a really bad concept.
As in all things in life, you should pay your own tab. You get charged for the phone minutes you use, why should the internet be any different? Hippies? Rainbows? Because you file share illegal stuff (the ONLY real world use for anonymous peer-to-peer swap protocols) and want everyone else to pay for it?.
Well said. If I use more medical services, I pay for it. If I eat more food, I pay for it. If I drive farther, I buy more gas.
Now, I'm not arguing that anyone should be forced to have different prices for different users. Nor should they be forbidden to do so. It should be just like any offering - the supplier should be free to offer whatever terms they wish and the consumer can choose to buy it or not to buy. If someone else comes out with something that the consumer likes better, the consumer will switch. No need for the government to decide what is best for me as a consumer. Personally, I don't like that fact that my cable bills keep going up every month because Cox has to keep spending more and more money to build enough infrastructure to satisfy the bittorrent crowd.
Originally Posted by extremeskater
Funny how well Flash works when using hardware acceleration. Something I have been talking about for weeks now. Steve Jobs simply wants to control content, Flash isn't the issue. It was in the past and I admit Adobe didn't do much to help make Flash run better under OSX but that isn't the case now.
SJ is pushing his luck. Adobe could simply stop making the Create Suite to run under OSX.
I wondered how long it would take for this inane suggestion to hit this thread. Adobe would be committing suicide - and they know it.
As for Flash, of course Flash would work better with hardware acceleration. Why didn't Adobe use it? Apple's APIs would have allowed Adobe to use hardware acceleration, but Adobe stubbornly refused to use them. Just more of the same Adobe we've seen for a decade now - ignore the Mac (even when it accounted for 50% or more of revenues) and drive customers to Windows. Their actions over the last 10 years are coming back to haunt them. Time for them to grow up.
That's nice. So they've gotten around to creating a demo of their vaporware.
It MIGHT be out some day. But even when it does, there are several problems:
1. It's far too little, too late. Most major sites are already switching to html 5, css, and so on.
2. 10.1 is stil limited - and won't work with all Flash pages. So you have the worst of both worlds - suffer from all the instability and battery drain of Flash and still not be able to load your sites.
3. 10.1 on mobiles requires something like a Cortex 8 processor - which means that only about 0.1% of the smart phones on the market will be able to use it. 99.9% of smart phones will not be running Flash.
4. Even on a Cortex 8, performance is still sluggish and choppy.
5. Even if they get around those problems, that assumes that Adobe gets around to shipping it some time soon. They're already very late and have a history full of delays and missed promises.
That cute little demo is meaningless.