[ http://goo.gl/1CQE8 ]
Executive summary: because HTC pays Microsoft a $5 royalty for every Android phone, and because nobody really wants Windows Vista Phone 7 (or any other Microsoft mobile device) ...
Microsoft has received FIVE TIMES MORE INCOME from Android phones than from Windows Vista Phone.
Well, that's a nice way of not having to work for your money.
maybe a little unfair, since there would never have been a single
wince phone without HTC.
hey business is business and greed is good.
Microsoft has received FIVE TIMES MORE INCOME from Android phones than
from Windows Vista Phone.
Not a bad scam if you can get away with it. Which they seem to be.
Who knows. Maybe windows phones exist to drive people to android phones instead of iphones, because MS makes more money that way.
"Apple's iOS 5 Directly Lifts Features from Android"
[ http://www.minyanville.com/dailyfeed/2011/06/07/apples-ios-5-directly-lifts/ ]
After several years of those within the Jobsian Sphere of Influence insisting that Android is just a badly done clone of the iPhone ... iOS 5 is now copying actual UI ideas from Android.
(Hey, I don't blame them -- these are *good* UI elements, like Android's event notification system, which has always been very intuitive. It's just ironic to see.)
After several years of those within the Jobsian Sphere of Influence
insisting that Android is just a badly done clone of the iPhone ... iOS
5 is now copying actual UI ideas from Android.
(Hey, I don't blame them -- these are *good* UI elements, like
Android's event notification system, which has always been very
intuitive. It's just ironic to see.)
Don't forget the cloud ...
Oh, and Apple is suing Samsung for iPhone patent infringement. Apparently the TouchWiz interface developed by Samsung is too iPhone-like, and the Galaxy-S (especially the Epic 4G) class phones are too iPhone-looking.
Gotta love lawsuits based on 'look and feel', no?
Oh, wait... they've been there before.
If at first you don't succeed...
It's very ugly, and it's more common than most of us software folks realize.
If at first you don't succeed...
... sue sue again.
Universal adoption of open source software and the abolition of software patents would be a good thing for pretty much everyone except a handful of abusive bigcos.
What are the risks of rooting an android?
I've heard of iPhones being bricked. Does that happen to Droids?
Ok. I have a Samsung Galaxy S running Froyo. Froyo is supposed to have Hebrew fonts built in, but it doesn't...
By all accounts, I have to root the phone to install a new font set.
It's not my phone, so I'm not eager to do something that could screw it up.
Maybe when the next upgrade comes out, it'll have Hebrew fonts...
have a look at this video:
i'd call it outright stupid to start with windows CE where you even have to redesign the PCBs to get the supported chips running if you have something in a that workeable state.
maybe this was some sort of getting them work harder? Or to get the rest of the world shut up?
get those see-carpet guys to run wince apps, get somebody porting parts of the android stuff, run android and wince apps on the phone. Start promoting ovi further, done.
but for shure, whats shown in the video is hardly catchup, similar as microsoft delivering vista phone.
oh, and it instantly has a navigation software, which vista fon still doesn't have?
but I was thinking of getting something faster. I don't need to use it for a phone, I was going to use for it what everybody else uses a tablet for.
Having not kept up with the zillions of phones they're making nowadays.
What's a recent but not too ebay-expensive android machine?
A friend of mine picked up some really old android 1.6 tablet for $85. IT's horrible.
What kind of tablet is that? I have a Craig CMP768a tablet which earlier this year was selling for around $85 at CVS. It was insanely easy to root (copy this file to the device over USB and then pull the plug and let it reboot) and it's now running Android 2.1 with some extra goodies. Despite not being an official Google build, they got the Market running. I even managed to run Angry Birds on it, although the frame rate isn't great. IGlet has it in his hands all the time for watching his elevator videos on YouTube.
Searching for "craig tablet" on eBay currently shows two used ones, one for $65 and another for $90. The only thing about this device is that it can get very cranky about operating on some encrypted wifi networks.