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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RE[3]: Well
by henderson101 on Tue 4th Dec 2012 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Well"
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it was your choice to allow installations from unverified sources. That you had to make the choice (to be able to use the other app store) is a technical detail to be solved.


Either Amazon need a mechanism to allow the option to be turned on, or Google need to allow other App stores. We digress... you missed one salient point - the app in question was from the Google Play Store, so therefore the Google Play Store is opening up users to dangerous apps. My daughter is 7, but I'm not. Would I have installed the app? No. Do I have to lock down my device and prevent her from enjoying using it? Why should I have to? I've certainly never had this happen to an iOS devices I own and this stinks.

The behavior of Apple and Microsoft with their platforms does not have a technical reason and therefore will not be solved.


With all due respect, bullshit. Opening up naive users to dangerous apps is completely unacceptable.

Apple is getting more insane every day.


Exaggeration. The situation changes very little "daily".

But I am very disappointed of Microsoft. They always had the philosophy of an open platform,


Hyperbole.

although using other means of getting ahead of competition (e.g. undocumented API features...).


Undocumented API.. LOLACOASTER! Read Raymond Chen's blog. You'll fairly quickly understand why the undocumented API's existed (hint, Microsoft frequently had a gung-ho attitude to adding new features and programmers that purposefully fudged, hacked around and patched their way through features they were too lazy to fix or had a personal vendetta to include/remove.)

At least they never got into the way of the user.


Cry me a river. Nothing you've mentioned so far is "getting in the way" of the user. Nothing.

But this changed already with Windows 7 (talking about DRM "features" here).


God forbid there should be any security or any way to protect your digital assets! God forbid!! Clueless.

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