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[4]: Well
by tylerdurden on Wed 5th Dec 2012 18:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Well"
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Anyhow... I still fail to see how letting your 7 year old kid alone, unsupervised, and with full access to an unrestricted device connected to the internet is an indictment against android (or Apple, or Microsoft in case you want a different app ecosystem).

It takes literally 5 minutes to google how to lock down your android device to make it child proof. I am not a parent, and yet I managed to figure how to sand box my tablet/phone so that my nephews can play with no repercussions. So I assume it may even be easier for any parent of the year.

PS. Maybe the whole "tough guy" act works in real life, but on the internet... meh. I almost lost it laughing with the whole patronizing bit about "parenting" and "balance," right after you having clearly lost your shit. Good times, good times.

Edited 2012-12-05 19:01 UTC

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