Sources: ITC, Microsoft; Motorola comments [via Engadget]
quote: their OSX desktop OS is a brilliant product, and not restricted in any way (unlike Windows)
quote: Say what you will about Apple's phone and tablet, but their OSX desktop OS is a brilliant product, and not restricted in any way (unlike Windows).
quote: On top of that, modern Linux desktop distributions are smooth and polished, and with Crossover Games running many of the top Windows games natively on Linux, there really is no reason at all to throw more money at the Microsoft behemoth.
quote: Isn't it wonderful how something originally conceived to protect is now being used to destroy. Do we really want a world where there the only choice is Microsoft or Apple? And aren't they really the same thing anyway? Microsoft owns a large chunk of Apple, doesn't it? Just how much innovation will be required after Android has been destroyed?
quote: Some companies innovate their products because they want to and not just because of competition.
quote: Sometimes when a company has a market cornered and it is saturated, a company has to innovate in order to resell a new product to old customers to keep the profit train going.
quote: Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) U.S. Patent No. 5,946,647 covers data-tapping -- creating actionable links in a text document, and displaying a menu of options, such as to call or save a phone number.
quote: Pay the mob, get murdered tomorrow Don't pay them and be murdered today. What's the difference?
quote: You commented on the article
quote: But i guess the new ideal for starting your own company is produce as little as possible, hype that up as much as possible, then offer yourself for sale to one of the monopolies and walk away rich. Instead of, yknow, getting rich because alot of people really benifited from something you actually produced.
quote: Microsoft invented the operating system and Apple invented the smartphone.
quote: That is quite frankly the most ignorant line I have ever read on this site and believe me I have read a lot of ignorant post here.
quote: Microsoft reinvented the Operating System and Apple reinvented Smart Phones
quote: Care to put your iTard 4s up against my Rezound and see which one has more features, battery life, is more technically sound, and which one works the other in a per pixel graphics benchmark?
quote: Android – $30,000iOS – $100,000 – $250,000As expected, exploit prices are determined by two main factors: 1. The platform’s popularity – hence the higher price for Chrome and IE exploits compared to those for Firefox and Safari; 2. How challenging it is to crack the respective platform — which is why iOS hacks are the most expensive out there, while Adobe Reader exploits are the cheapest around. Unfortunately for us Android fans, according to one software exploit dealer quoted by Forbes, the reason why Android attacks are both popular and cheap is because they are easy to produce, while “ones that can penetrate the iPhone are rare and pricey”. I’m not sure how the situation changes for Android smartphones with security solutions installed, but unfortunately, there are more and more reasons to get one.
quote: you must have missed the "per pixel benchmark". I also said "MY Rezound" :) undervolted, overclocked, rooted, custom rom.
quote: While we're on the gpu discussion, have you seen what shadowgun looks like on the ios versus a high end android, specifically the adreno 220s. Looks like crap on the iphone 4s, much more detail, better lighting, more objects(flags waving, etc).
quote: Access to the largest app store? Please, as far as capability, the microsoft app store has the same as the android and apple's app store. 99% of those markets are knockoffs and clones of something else
quote: While we're talking battery life, i get 3 days out of mine, with no degredation in capability.
quote: Apple leads in customer service? really? Do you know how many times i've had to call motorola customer support or htc customer support? none.
quote: more technically sound as in better camera, faster cpu, more ram, no garbage huge proprietary worthless cable(odd that it's still 5 pins at the other end of the cable, eh?)
quote: pick a smartphone hacking convention in the last 2 years and see how many end up hacking the iphone first. The iphone is no where near as secure. Their control over their market is better, but that's not the androids os's fault, that's google.
quote: Android – $30,000iOS – $100,000 – $250,000As expected, exploit prices are determined by two main factors: 1. The platform’s popularity – hence the higher price for Chrome and IE exploits compared to those for Firefox and Safari; 2. How challenging it is to crack the respective platform — which is why iOS hacks are the most expensive out there , while Adobe Reader exploits are the cheapest around. Unfortunately for us Android fans, according to one software exploit dealer quoted by Forbes, the reason why Android attacks are both popular and cheap is because they are easy to produce, while “ones that can penetrate the iPhone are rare and pricey” . I’m not sure how the situation changes for Android smartphones with security solutions installed, but unfortunately, there are more and more reasons to get one.
quote: The survey says cellphone users are most satisfied with Apple’s line of iPhones, and least satisfied with Research in Motion’s (RIM) Blackberry smartphones.
quote: Still, in the cellphone space, Apple ranks 9 points higher than the industry average of 74, and 8 points more than runner-ups HTC, LG and Nokia. And if Apple’s eight-year run as ACSI’s top-rated PC manufacturer is any indication, you can expect the iPhone maker to maintain its top spot in cellphone customer satisfaction too.
quote: You don't get it, do you? Whatever you do with your Rezound, doing the same on the iPhone would last LONGER. It's battery life is BETTER, go and look up all the articles discussing how poor the battery is on the Rezound. I used to own an iPhone 4 and I didn't have to charge it for 6-7 days at a time sometimes.
quote: the rezound has a lower ppi? how do you figure that. it's 342ppi. the highest of any smartphone on the market.
quote: Rezound actually has higher DPI than iPhone. Also, what are these $10 workarounds for lack of sd card and removable battery?
quote: According to Jonathan Ive of Apple, speaking on the iPhone 4, which uses Gorilla Glass, it is "comparable in strength to sapphire crystal but about thirty times harder than plastic.
quote: "Jobs decribed the type of glass Apple wanted for the iPhone, and Weeks told him that Corning had developed a chemical exchange process in the 1960s that led to what they dubbed "gorilla glass". It was incredibly strong, but it had never found a market, so Corning quit making it. Jobs said he doubted it wasd good enough, and he started explaining to Weeks how glass was made. This amused Weeks, who of course knew more than Jobs about that topic. "Can you shut up," Weeks interjected, "and let me teach you some science?" Jobs was taken aback and fell silent. Weeks went on to the whiteboard and gave a tutorial on the chemistry, which involved ion-exchange process that produced a compression layer on the surface of the glass. This turned Jobs around, and he said he wanted as much gorilla glass as Corning could make within six months. "We don't have the capacity," Weeks replied. "None of our plants make the glass now." "Don't be afraid," Jobs replied. This stunned Weeks, who was good-humoured and confident, but not used to Jobs's reality distortion field. He tried to explain that a false sense of confidence would not overcome engineering challenges, but that was a premise that Jobs had repeatedly shown he didn't accept. He stared at Weeks un-blinking. "Yes, you can do it", he said. "Get your mind around it. You can do it." As Weeks retold this story, he shook his head in astonishment. "We did it in under six months," he said. "We produced a glass that had never been made." Corning's facility in Harrisburg, Kentucky, which had been making LCD displays, was converted overnight to make gorilla glass full-time. "We put our best scientists and engineers on it, and we just made it work." In his airy office, Weeks had just one framed memento on display. It's a message Jobs sent the day the iPhone came out: "We couldn't have done it without you."
quote: Apple seems to have confirmed that it does, in the newly posted "Job Creation" page, where Apple says that it has created more than 500,000 jobs in the U.S., directly or indirectly. An extract from the page: Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone The page, however, doesn't mention the iPad, or the iPod touch for that matter. Also surprising: Corning didn't figure in Apple's list of suppliers, which the company released as a part of its supplier responsibility program.
quote: What did HTC and Motorola do?
quote: Is Tony dead? Where's his grave so I can piss on it.
quote: The second is that Android has not dented Apple's growth in any significant fashion.
quote: Android has not taken anything away from Apple?
quote: Android doesn't have a robust ecosystem?
quote: For all your nice grammer, you're a fucking ignorant idiot.
quote: When android activations are nearing 1 million devices per day, how can you possibly fathom the notion that iOS sales are not dented by Android. Even if only half of that number were activating iPhones instead, iOS sales would be volumes larger.
quote: The success of iOS, and the numbers it is producing does not mean those numbers are not impacted by the equal success of android as a platform.
quote: Not sure what you mean by that? My point remains that Apple's iOS sales have not been dented by Android.
quote: Android isn't slowing iOS sales because you can't move any slower than a standstill.
quote: Revenue is not the definition of success,
quote: No but profit is. Android is all revenue and no profits. That leads nowhere.
quote: Google sells ads. Android is just a delivery platform for the ads.
quote: The relative health of the associated developer communities
quote: Consumer satisfaction
quote: Brand loyalty
quote: Motorola sued Apple first... irrespective of these legal cases or any injunction, don't make any money in the handset business.
quote: One is that Android has failed to establish a healthy and robust business ecosystem that can can support a range of profitable OEMs
quote: it would be better instead to try to understand why almost no one other than Samsung is making any money from Android
quote: You fail to understand a dynamic that works in Apples favor. It is the OEM's job to integrate Android into their business and create a healthy and robust practice surrounding Android.
quote: This is supposition and there's no way to substantiate this. Microsoft has not had a viable alternative in several years. Currently Android trounces iOS in smartphone marketshare:http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57429192-93/andro...Which is why Apple seeks injunctions against manufacturers- it wants that 61%.This chart contradicts completely the idea that Android hasn't impeded iOS growth. The drop in Android adoption over the Q4 corresponds iOS's increase. And iOS's subsequent valley, corresponds with Androids peak in Q1 2012.I don't deny that Apple is making money, or is good at integration. But right now Android owns the smartphone market and was able to do it in spite of Apples ability to integrate, market, + sue and with the perception of fragmentation hindering it
quote: It's really easy to understand- Samsung and Apple excel in terms of integration and business model. Again, Samsung and Amazon prove that success in the Android ecosystem have more to do with excellent integration and marketing than with the OS itself.
quote: ...unbelievably long posts on this story...
quote: no one, including Google, is making much money from the whole Android
quote: Apple has not made any attempt (so far) to go down market and sell a cheaper handset in order to chase market share
quote: but let's put this in context
quote: other companies very, very wary about copying Apple's designs.
quote: permanently block all competition in the market for all time
quote: quote:no one, including Google, is making much money from the whole AndroidAgain, yet another claim you can't substantiate. Google's monetization of Android doesn't come from Android or supporting the platform for OEM's itself- this seems to be a point you just don't understand. Google's business model is to develop software and services which support its ad business. Its ad business has grown.
quote: • Android OEMs receive $0.76 on average per device per year • Android Operators receive $1.07 on average per device per year (including Play) • Android Developers, as a group, receive $1.94 per device per year (including Play and AdMob) • Google receives a contribution of $2.75 per device per year from Android
quote: Sarah Palin's Bridge to Nowhere, Tony Swash version
quote: what the fuck is Microsoft problem