Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Dec 2011 13:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Earlier today, Samsung revealed that it won't update the Galaxy S, its most successful smartphone to date, to the latest version of Android. You might shrug and dismiss that as just more evidence of Android's inherent fragmentation or the need for buyers to beware, but I take grave issue with it. This is a decision based not on technical constraints, as Samsung would have you believe, but on hubris." This. A gazillion million thousand times this. Also: "It's simple: make a large high-end device, a smaller value device, and a QWERTY device. Maybe one or two other specialty form factors, tops. That's it. Update them once a year, and keep the names the same." It would make updating a hell of a lot easier. We don't need the Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch Sensation.
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Kinda like Windows now...
by gan17 on Sat 24th Dec 2011 14:26 UTC
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I had big hopes for Android, but over the last couple of years it's kinda become what Windows is on laptops, but worse. On laptops you get a zillion OEMs including their AV-free-trials, Acer media centers, Toshiba Power Managers, HP crotch scratcher...etc, but at least they still have the Windows UI (at least I think so, not a WIndows user here) on all Android phones bar Nexus branded ones, every Tosh, Dell and Sammy is giving us bastardized botox UI.

Also, what's up with a Android phones needing dual or quad core processors?!! ... it's a freakin cellphone, ffs!!... it's not like any sane person is going to run 3D studio on it. Heck, I even see some lag on a dual core Galaxy Nexus!!

Apple's not much better, but at least their customers don't have to put up this OEM botox nonsense.

Someone make me a clamshell CLI phone, with a cli browser, ncmpcpp + mpd for music players, mplayer for movies, and some other lightweight console clients like a keypad optimized version of Mcabber or something for IM stuff... and maybe Mutt for e-mails. That's all we need. The day people started thinking they needed an "app ecosystem" to go about their daily lives is teh day mobile computing f*cked itself in the face.

Yes, I realize there's bothing relevant to the topic threadf in my post. Just wanted to share the X'mas spirit.

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