"If Google itself can’t come up with a better experience for its own social network on the latest version of its own mobile operating system, why should any other company be going above and beyond?"
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- Yeah, I'm still not that impressed with the iPad Twitter app.Mar 8, 2012
- if you can't figure out how to make a basic video call from an Android phone, you've failed at life...just sayingMar 9, 2012
- You are missing the point here...its not about figuring out how to make a video call...its about the OS version that supports it..and availability of that OS...I got my android device a year after the ginger bread OS was out....still I am stuck with Froyo (even though my hardware supports Gingerbread) ...I know there are apps to make a video call (Skype, Tango...) but do you know those apps are really buggy or video calling support is not available for all the devices (even though running same OS version)....Have you used Skype on iphone...flawless! Google+ hangouts are not supported on many android devices...where as its fully integrated on iphone....
Again dont get me wrong...my argument is not about making a freaking video call...its about the features that the platform supports and features that are actually available to the end users....there are always options such as rooting ur phone and upgrading it but you obviously know the risks that comes with it...
PS : Dont take me as an apple fanboy...i am a huge android fan...and will never be switching sides...just trying to point our some serious issues from perspective of users who dont pick sides.. :)Mar 9, 2012
- - Nokia's business model was based on selling well-made feature phones and they were once the leader. At some point, maybe 6-7 years ago, chip manufacturers put together everything you need for a cell phone on a cheap standard commodity chipset. At this point every Korean and Chinese company could make dirt cheap phones and destroy Nokia's low end business. It is easy to build any device when there is a standard chipset out there. This will eventually happen to Apple in the hardware world once the room to innovate gets less (and since the new iPad isn't all that amazing, that future may be sooner than you think).
The funny thing was someone mentioned to me today that they really liked their spouse's Nokia Symbian-based phone. For a lot of people this does what they need. Similarly, the Blackberry will cling to life in some markets.Mar 9, 2012
- hmmmm...after reading your post I do agree that cheaper phones low quality phones might be a problem for apple in future...in fact i think its true for all apple products....I've seen people going for PC just because they are getting same configuration a lot cheaper (and as you said it does what they want)...having said that...am not sure whether Apple products ever targeted low end market...I mean i cant think of a mac book or imac version that competes with cheaper PC version....Mar 9, 2012
- - what I was more thinking of was Moore's law. A $699 iPad should cost $350 in a couple years, and $175 a couple years after that. It makes Apple's margins less and less unless they come out with the next big feature and it each year makes the competition stronger. The problem is you run out of features needed in a 'fondleslab' (as The Register calls it - love that term) pretty quickly.
What drives me nuts is journalists that jump on the Apple bandwagon and/or criticize everything Google does.Mar 10, 2012