quote: but for his dad, the tablet is all he has a need for.
quote: She didn't believe me. Several days after owning one, she admitted to me: "Hey, this isn't as useful as our desktop. I'm constantly having weird problems with different websites and it almost seems pointless." I'm glad she's finally realizing it. I've always looked at them as toys for the most part.
quote: Speak for yourself. My father, who isn't the most technically savvy person, got himself an iPad. He finds it far more useful than their desktop: it's much easier to use, and does everything he needs.
quote: There is no way that you can say that a tablet, running a stripped-down operating system, is "far more useful" than a desktop.
quote: Even after manually installing flash (highest version is 11.1x) and putting Firefox on, I couldn't go to staple websites like Homestar Runner or Twitch.tv and view any of their content because... uhoh... Plugin required or flash insufficient.
quote: The reason is that flash is horrible, CPU intensive, buggy and insecure as hell, take your pick.
quote: You mean an alternative form of Java called Dalvik?That isn't the Java that people used to use in browsers via a java runtime installed on desktop computers.Go ahead. Name one popular website that still uses Java. About the only one I know of is the archaic games on Yahoo.
quote: I'm not getting a smartphone this year if I can help it and neither is my wife. They are useless to us.
quote: The flash issues with even Android 4.2 are beyond annoying. Even after manually installing flash (highest version is 11.1x) and putting Firefox on, I couldn't go to staple websites like Homestar Runner or Twitch.tv and view any of their content because... uhoh... Plugin required or flash insufficient. That pissed me off. I finally had to install Puffin browser to go to any of these places and well, have to pay 3 bucks to use something basic that every damn tablet on Earth should support. Just because HTML 5 is better doesn't mean we shouldn't have it!!!!!!!!!! *glares at imbeciles like the dead Steve Jobs*
quote: But characterizing Apple as being left "in the dust" by Google in the mobile market really seems disingenuous.
quote: Apple makes a ton of money
quote: They certainly make a lot of money (more than Google, at any rate, off their devices) from it.
quote: I don't think you understand what big data is.
quote: "It's now won." ... Android has achieved over 80 percent global market share, leaving competitors like Apple's iOS (12.9 percent) and Windows Phone (3.6 percent) in its dust.
quote: Running WP7 on one of HTC's phones didn't shield them from Nokia either.