Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:14 UTC
Editorial I think I'd like to start an internet movement. Due to Apple's recent actions regarding the Google Voice app, I intend to criticize Apple every day at OSNews for 1984 days, or until they perform a very subtle and simple act of contrition. I'd like to enlist the help of every tech journalist, blogger, twitterer, Facebook denizen, and person who ever talks to another person. I'm that girl in the running shorts with the hammer, people! I'm throwing the hammer at the big creepy guy on the screen! We don't have to be slaves anymore! Read on for the full manifesto.
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Hmmm...
by EddyGL on Thu 30th Jul 2009 20:24 UTC
EddyGL
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2009-04-12

If everything you say is what you REALLY mean... then do the one thing that'll hurt Apple the most..
Buy an Android Phone!!! Ouch... that one they'll understand!

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RE: Hmmm...
by darknexus on Thu 30th Jul 2009 20:34 in reply to "Hmmm..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

If everything you say is what you REALLY mean... then do the one thing
that'll hurt Apple the most..
Buy an Android Phone!!! Ouch... that one they'll understand!


No, they won't. Apple doesn't notice single customers when it comes right down to it. NOw, if every iPhone owner were to ditch it for an Android phone, that might just get the message across... but what's the likelyhood of that, especially given that Android doesn't yet offer all of the iPhone's feature set?

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RE[2]: Hmmm...
by David on Thu 30th Jul 2009 20:54 in reply to "RE: Hmmm..."
David Member since:
1997-10-01

I agree with this. I don't think that even a well-organized and widespread boycott would work fast enough or be easily identifiable enough to really get Apple's attention. The reason I thought up this bad PR idea is because I think it's the only way to actually get clear results. Of course, I can't do this one by myself either.

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RE[2]: Hmmm...
by unoengborg on Fri 31st Jul 2009 03:27 in reply to "RE: Hmmm..."
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06


NOw, if every iPhone owner were to ditch it for an Android phone, that might just get the message across... but what's the likelyhood of that, especially given that Android doesn't yet offer all of the iPhone's feature set?


That may be true, but iPhone doesn't offer the full feature set of Android either. E.g. you can change battery and SIM card on all HTC android phones. To change battery in an iPhone you need to remove more than half a dozen of screws, and about the same amount of small flexible circuit board connectors until you get to the battery, that is taped to the bottom of the case. In HTC you just snap the back cover off, and pick out the battery.

You can connect a HTC Android phone to a PC or charge it using a standard mini USB cable without any extra adapters.

All Android phones use full multitasking.

In Android there are no apps that are more equal than others, This means that the home Application, the Phonebook etc, can be replaced by your own app. In combination with the theming abilities in the Android OS, this makes Android phones very customizable.


There are more good free apps for Android, where in the iPhone world good apps usually cost money.

This is probably a result of the fact that it is much easier to develop for Android than it is to develop for iPhone.

Besides, there are a lot more java developers out there are objective C developers, this will eventually tip the scale in Androids direction.

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RE: Hmmm...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 30th Jul 2009 20:38 in reply to "Hmmm..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I have my reservations on andriod as well. While based on a more open system, you can't actually install your own apps on it with out going through an app store like gatekeeper with the carrier's various whims enforced. I think you can buy a developer version that doesn't have that restriction, but then you can't access the pseudo app store. Feel free to correct my misunderstandings as necessary.

I'm actually waiting for an andriod device with no restrictions and a real headphone jack, or the next nokia tablet. Which ever cost less that is introduced in the next couple of months.

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RE[2]: Hmmm...
by anevilyak on Thu 30th Jul 2009 20:43 in reply to "RE: Hmmm..."
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

I have my reservations on andriod as well. While based on a more open system, you can't actually install your own apps on it with out going through an app store like gatekeeper with the carrier's various whims enforced.


Incorrect, all you have to do is check a box (Settings -> Applications -> "Unknown Sources") and you can download random apps from web sites if you so desire. The main difference with the developer phones that I'm aware of is that they're unlocked (carrier-wise), and have some extra hardware onboard to aid in debugging.

Edit: I forgot, the developer phones will also run arbitrary nightly builds of Android. To my knowledge the stock G1, myTouch, etc. will only run builds signed by the carrier, assuming they haven't been jailbroken.

Edited 2009-07-30 20:45 UTC

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RE[2]: Hmmm...
by unoengborg on Fri 31st Jul 2009 03:33 in reply to "RE: Hmmm..."
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06


I'm actually waiting for an andriod device with no restrictions and a real headphone jack, or the next nokia tablet. Which ever cost less that is introduced in the next couple of months.



HTC Hero have a standard headphone jack, not to mention a very slick userinterface, including multitouch. It also supports Adobe flash.

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