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[5]: Well
by henderson101 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 10:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: 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).

What would you do? Baby your kids in to being completely unable to function in society? Maybe when little Jonny Durden (assuming you are capable of reproducing) rapes, murders or rampages through their liberty, you'll see sense. Wrapping kids up in cotton wool makes them in to self centred asshats.

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.

Yeah... *my* Android device. Not hers. It doesn't need to be "child proof" because she uses it with supervision. I just so happened that she was left for an hour whilst I was cooking. But let's get real here. If I tell my kid not to do something, they don't do it. They respect my authority. I'm fair. I don't put unreasonable limitations on to them, but they do what they are told. As another example, my 9yo Son has 8 hours a week on the XBOX family timer and he is allowed to play whenever he wants to, as long as he asks first. Do I let my 9 year old son play Call of Duty or any other PEGI 12 or over game on the XBOX? Hell no. But he is actually learning to regulate his own use of the system, because if he doesn't he quickly runs out of time. He is learning an important lesson - self discipline.

As for my daughter, she asked if she could download more games. I said, "yes, but no nasty ones." I trusted her and she knew not to download anything gross. But the games she did download where not bad... "Smurf village", "Pet story 2", "my pony" stuff like that. The Nose one comes from her love of an iPad game where you shave a virtual face. The other one was, as I've said above/below somewhere, a Kat licking the screen live wall paper. Yeah, really horrible stuff, obviously </sarcasm>. So, even when left on the big bad internet, she was still trying to be responsible. Unfortunately, the Play Store is not safe (though it should be - the iOS store is), so I've told her she is no longer allowed to download games because she isn't able to know which ones are good and which ones are bad - she won't do it again. But it's sad sorry state of affairs for Google. Anyway, if she does download anything now, she knows she will be punished by sanctions (no PC access, no DS access, restricted TV access etc.) And I'm reasonably confident she won't do it again. Can you say the same about your (possibly imaginary) children? She may have caused me a headache, I may have had to take extra steps to remove the software, but she also learnt an important life lesson. Life isn't Disney channel, you can't protect your kids from shit happening and trying to hurts them more in the long run.

PS. Maybe the whole "tough guy" act works in real life, but on the internet...

Maybe being a totally insensitive prick with no empathy works for you in real life, but here on the internet it pretty much makes you look like a totally insensitive unfeeling prick and not much else. Good luck dodging those bullets from you ungrateful maladjusted offspring.

One last point - I didn't start judging you till you judged me on the basis of one single comment on a thread on the internet, that is completely out of context from real life. Your attitude stinks and karma burns.

Edited 2012-12-06 10:19 UTC

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