Originally Posted by muppetry
I didn't make that point very clearly. I was just amused that some of the critics who insist that Siri is worthless are the same ones arguing that iOS5 is incomplete/crippled without it. Personally I think Siri is very impressive, and a bold and major step forwards in device UI.
Ha ha okay, I totally missed your sarcasm in the post.
Originally Posted by FreeRange
And we have the trolls show up who just don't get it. Techtards be damned - the overwhelming majority of consumers do not want to, know how to, or are to complacent to try to root their devices. They should just work, and be updated seamlessly, but are getting screwed by these companies selling them crap. Obsolete the day they walk out of the store.
Yesterday at a Christmas party I had a "business analyst" brag about his work with "solutions architects" and "enterprise deployment" and how everything in the "enterprise" is Java blah blah blah... At this stage I'm really disliking this guy, something's not adding up with his attitude.
Then bingo... He told me it's now down between .Net and Java but a significant amount of "enterprise" is doing Java because Java is cross-platform, and even runs on iPad, iPhone and mobile phones [presumably including Android].
Later on the pieces fell into place when he was talking about how he wanted to get a Samsung Galaxy SII and Galaxy Tab, with another guy bragging about how he got his Samsung tablet "before anyone in Australia", and how he had to order a USB charger for it from Korea and wait 2 weeks for it. At this point I honestly thought, "My gawd, these guys are losers", and it made me ashamed to be of Asian heritage (they were high-skilled, highly-educated Asian immigrants).
Flame and flay me to death, but it's the mentality of the following that irked me, not so much Android.
1. Getting a Samsung tablet "before anyone else" ~ I suppose this is similar to Apple lust, but it seems bizarre because that's like wanting to be the first to get a rock when everyone else has crystals.
2. "Enterprise" is... blah blah blah. The impression that "Enterprise" is better than anyone else. Never impressed me. This piece of work also blurted out, since I helped his mum, which is actually how I know them, with her iTunes and laptop, "Oh good, you can do Level 1 Support and I'll do Level 2 Support".
3. Java is cross-platform and runs on everything including phones and tablets and iPad. What do you say to this. And this guy is a "business analyst" for one of the largest government utilities in the state!
I could go on, but at this stage either you're going to generally agree with me or think I'm a too-sensitive Apple kool-aid elitist b*stard.
Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum Samsung's TouchWiz preventing Galaxy S owners from getting Android 4.0 ICS
Is it just me, or does the name TouchWiz
conjure up an odd mental picture....
Tee hee hee and I thought *I* was being immature... TouchWiz... Hey, don't touch it while you're having a whiz or you'll get ice cream sandwhich all over it!