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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RE: Kinda like Windows now...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 24th Dec 2011 14:30 UTC in reply to "Kinda like Windows now..."
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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.


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