Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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by Ford Prefect on Tue 4th Dec 2012 10:10 UTC
Ford Prefect
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2006-01-16

I rather live in an Android-dominated smartphone world than in a world of vendor lock-in that is provided by the competition (Apple, Microsoft). With my Android phone I can install any software I want. I can use a custom operating system and play with it. I don't have to hack the system [1].

It is a killer feature for me and, honestly, should be one for you too. See Cory's talks on the war on general computation [2]. It is happening right now.


[1] http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/
[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUEvRyemKSg

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Edited 2012-12-04 10:11 UTC

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