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maciekskontakt said:The problem is not with just Apple Store, but censorship. It is not Appe's business what applications should be allowed to run on device (except those that violate some local laws). We purchase that device to own it - not to lease it under strict contract. They can restrict apps on Apple Store, but then do not restrict people from haveing alternative stores. Disclaimers can be in place. I think this backfire of foolish concept of holding manufacturer liable for actions and abuse of others. So California uses that wicked logic and needs to continue along this narrative while it should verify it's foundations in the first place. Any tool in wrong hands could be misused, abused and used for illegal intent as well. No manufacturer should be liable in those cases.
rogifan_new said:Can someone explain to me why Apple should get a cut of someone else’s subscription revenue? I’d ask the same question of Google or Microsoft or anyone else. Apple doesn’t host the content, they don’t do marketing or promotion. And if these companies could offer their own payment system in-app they would. If the argument is they wouldn’t exist were it not for Apple’s platform then why isn’t Apple taking a cut of every Uber and Lyft transaction?
jameskatt2 said:Rayz2016 said:So they paid Apple to use their hardware?
Isn’t this what people usually call ‘a discount’?
Not when it forces Apple to only use Qualcomm modems. Then it is called abuse of monopoly. That is why Qualcomm was fined $1.3 BILLION.
Apple was willing to go along with Qualcomm pricing as long as it benefitted their business. Now it presumably doesn't. That's the gist of it. Apple still signs contracts with companies like Philips, LG, Ericsson, Nokia and others that collect royalties based on the entire device price and not just a component. When it is no longer in Apple's interests to do so, and as Apple becomes ever more powerful, they may cause a ruckus with those contracts as well. They've started similar dust-ups with Nokia and Ericsson claiming unfair licensing practices in recent years only to come around to agreements with them too and settle out-of-court, and paying royalties to the IP owners based on a finished device cost just as Qualcomm would like to continue doing.
It's simple business and really nothing more, companies fighting over money to see who can keep more of it. PROFIT!
It's folks like us on forums that make it into something nefarious because we're fans and proceed to make statements of "unfair, it's against the law", "it's not FRAND!", "no one else does this" and other claims of illegal dealings with little understanding of the industry licensing practices for standards-committed and non-essential IP.
Muntz said:Soli said:Comparing OS versions between iOS and Android is a bit misleading anyway. With iOS new features are delivered only via an OS update. With Android many of the very latest features are available to nearly every user. Android owners aren't as dependent on the latest OS version as iOS users might assume.
Here's what I suspect will be a surprising list of the Android enhancements that have been made available in just the past four months, totally independent of any OS update and available to almost any Google Android user regardless of OS version.
Contacts 8/14/17 Photos 8/14/17 Allo 8/14/17 Duo 8/14/17 8/11/17 Calendar 8/10/17 Gmail 8/10/17 Google Play Services 8/10/17 Translate 8/10/17 Docs 8/9/17 Android Pay 8/9/17 Phone (limited to Google's own devices) 8/9/17 Maps 8/9/17 Trusted Contacts 8/9/17 Chrome 8/8/17 Android System Webview 8/8/17 Sheets 8/7/17 Slides 8/7/17 Keep 8/7/17 Clock 8/7/17 News & Weather 8/4/17 Street View 8/3/17 Android Messages 8/2/17 Play Books 8/2/17 Play Movies 8/1/17 Drive 7/31/17 Gboard 7/28/17 Play Games 7/28/17 Trips 7/28/17 Android Device Policy 7/26/17 Cloud Search 7/25/17 Play Music 7/7/17 Cloud Print 7/5/17 TalkBack 6/21/17 Calculator 6/14/17 Play Newsstand 6/13/17 Pixel Launcher (limited to Google's own devices) 6/6/17 Find My Device 5/17/17 Wallpapers 5/2/17 Text-to-speech 4/10/17
It's two different ways of trying to accomplish the same goals and both have advantages.
For example, talk back will still be crapp on android 4.4, but not in 7.0.