Linked by robojerk on Thu 30th Dec 2010 00:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have often wondered why there wasn't a flood of Android portable media players - now the WSJ Reports: "With the move, Samsung will round out a series of Galaxy-named gadgets that matches product for product with Apple Inc.'s line of iPods, iPad and iPhone. Samsung will have the Galaxy Player, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy smartphone. All use a variation of Google Inc.'s Android operating system and work with apps developed for it."
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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 31st Dec 2010 07:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Yeah... So since you actually need an iPod Classic, why would you care for iOS updates?
This BTW sounds like the top-of-the-line device, witch usually do get updates.

And those updates is not as big an issue as some claim it to be.

I'm looking at getting an iPod Touch in the future hence I do a comparison between the iPod Touch and what else is out there hence accessibility to operating system upgrades and updates tells me how long the usefulness of the device will be. Android devices have a shelf life of 6 months where by after that you might as well smash it up with a hammer and throw away where as with iOS devices on average there is a shelf life of at least 2-3 years.

Imagine if I told you that if you wanted to upgrade your operating system every 6 months you had to buy a computer - what would you say in response? you'd probably ask why can't it be provided on your current device. Peoples love for Android and hatred for Apple seems to have blinded them to the fact that they're being ripped off - that the whole idea of 'open source' is a load of crap based on the reality that I unable to simply go, download the source, untar it, compile it and then copy it to my android device then click 'firmware upgrade'.

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