quote: Adobe has already abandoned flash last year. So its gonna be all HTML5 player from here on.
quote: Without flash support, why would anyone buy a Win8 tablet over an iPad?
quote: There are far more iOS Apps than Windows-on-ARM apps. You realize that the Win8 ARM tablets won't be able to run standard windows apps don't you?
quote: My x86 Windows 8 tablet has more Apps than iOS does. Almost 20+ years of software does that for you.
quote: Also. Windows 8 "Arm edition" can run x86 Apps, provided they use a middleware API where the App isn't reliant on the CPU Architecture.
quote: Plus, some smart bugger will probably create an Emulator for it at any rate.
quote: Your x86 windows tablet is thick, heavy and gets poor battery life so that in reality it's no easier to use than a proper x86 laptop., which I'd rather buy.
quote: None of the existing x86 apps use that API given that they were written when it did not exist.
quote: With horrible performance and user experience to go along with it...
quote: No it's not. I can hold it in one hand just fine. Weight isn't an issue.
quote: Wrong. .Net framework apps, Flash Apps, Java Apps would ALL work fine.
quote: Good integration with Windows desktop OS, 25GB of free cloud space on SkyDrive, decent MS Office for tablets... just a few reasons I would and will consider.
quote: For business users, manageability through group policies, Sharepoint, CRM integration, decent MS Office for tablets...
quote: This is awful news. Samsung just made Google look really stupid for ever claiming that Android devices will start getting on a somewhat unified update cycle, similar to what iPhone and Windows Phone users enjoy now.It also demonstrates the inherent problem in Android phone manufacturers customizing the OS to the point where you can barely recognize Google's original intentions for design and functionality.
quote: Keep denying reality and crying about "opinionated" posts.
quote: many developers (including Microsoft) avoiding the platform because it isn't profitable
quote: pathetic app inventory
quote: When a phone that is well under a 2 year contract won't get updates, that is a problem.
quote: lmao MSNBC. Okay. THE authority on mobile devices no doubt.
quote: Android isn't a walled garden. Not sure why you have such a grudge against it for that. You're basically saying than anything not tightly controlled ala Apple/Microsoft is doing it wrong etc etc bla bla.
quote: Another double standard. Takin, the entire WORLD is avoiding WP7 platform and app inventory. Hello? Check the market share. Who in the hell is buying Windows phones? Nobody!
quote: You have proven, in every discussion, to apply a double standard to Android. You seem convinced it's a terrible, and apparently "not profitable" platform. Too bad the consumers and market don't agree with you.
quote: More bias. WP7 has the pathetic app inventory, yet you sing their praises.
quote: And honestly, this isn't 2007! Everyone knows that most apps does not equal best phone. There are more apps on Android that can ever be used by anyone. Everything is covered! Wtf are you talking about?
quote: I agree. Android is going through some growing pains. But ICS is a huge move toward fixing this and ending the "fragmentation". So your argument is outdated. New phones/tablets won't have this problem anymore. And Android isn't fragmented anymore.
quote: "But Reclaimer, two year old phones should be able to run it." Yeah well, my 486 should get Windows 7.
quote: But we all can't get what we want.
quote: I only care about the end result.
quote: On top of this look how many people actually use iOS.
quote: Yet in the mobile device kingdom, there's basically a duopoly; Google and Apple. Nobody else is even competing.
quote: The "end result" here is that Google found a way to compete with Apple.
quote: They are the ONLY ones competing with Apple, and every day I have to come here and see you besmirch their efforts with tacky attacks. Do you really want to see a total domination and monopoly by Apple?
quote: The Zune HD and WP7 devices were all buttery smooth, right up there with iOS. I expect that this Nokia tablet running Windows 8 will be smooth as well.
quote: I've been an advocate for WP7 for a while now.
quote: As far as iOS goes, the UI is still super smooth
quote: The UI doesn't bother me since it is fine as an app launcher.
quote: Metro clearly copies from Android and ICS
quote: Wrong. Metro UI was introduced with the Zune which was 5 yrs back
quote: More like evangelist. Metro clearly copies from Android and ICS, yet you think it's awesome and "lol" ICS. Everyone seems to think ICS is a major advancement in touch interfaces,
quote: Windows 8 is shaping up to be a train wreck of a product
quote: Really? Odd, I haven't seen anything showing this was the case. Can you elaborate please?
quote: cloning iOS like Google did