Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Sep 2015 15:13 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

For the past few years, we've been in a relatively healthy balance when it comes to our smartphones. Both Apple and Google provided us with relatively decent platforms that were pretty straightforward to use, provided us with interesting and useful functionality, and at mostly decent price points. In return, we accepted a certain amount of lock-in, a certain lack of control over our devices and the software platforms running on them. I felt comfortable with this trade-off, whether I was using an iPhone or an Android phone at the time.

Recently, however, I've been feeling like this balance in iOS and Android is tipping - and not in the right direction. The users' interests have taken a decided backseat to corporate interests, and the user experiences of the two platforms in question have, consequently, suffered, and I see little in the future to counteract this development

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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by Nth_Man on Fri 4th Sep 2015 22:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
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> you can cut open the executable any time you want with a hex editor and/or a decompiler.

Even if someone is able (a lot of systems, like Playstation 4, etc. fight that, putting a lot of resources to make it impossible), they still put other problems, like:

https://www.google.com/search?q="No+reverse+engineering,+decompilat...

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