Linked by David Adams on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 16:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Here's the dirty little secret about Android: After all the work Apple did to get AT&T to relinquish device control for the iPhone and all the great efforts Google made to get the FCC and the U.S. telecoms to agree to open access rules as part of the 700 MHz auction, Android is taking all of those gains and handing the power back to the telecoms.
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choice
by kristoph on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 17:21 UTC
kristoph
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2006-01-01

It's always the users choice to buy one device or another. If you like an 'open' environment (both to users and to device distributors) you go Android or Windows and if you liked a very specific user experience you go iPhone.

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RE: choice
by Fettarme H-Milch on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 21:56 in reply to "choice"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

'open' environment (both to users and to device distributors) you go Android or Windows

Why are you open to users and carriers in the same sentence?
I have a phone that was "openly" modified by a carrier. Boy that sucks. The right button just below the screen always dails Vodafone's expensive web service (I entered a bogus toll-free 0800 phone number in the internet settings to avoid to dail to the actual web service).
The first 10 or so installed apps are locked in place. I can't remove them, I can't hide them, nothing!
Oh what I also totally like is how Vodafone modified the MP3 player. They put a special Vodafone ring tone in the regular music folder. Again locked -- can't delete it, can't hide it. So occasionally instead of listening to my songs, I hear my phone ring!

If that is supposed to be freedom and iPhones draconian control, I'd prefer Apple's draconian control that doesn't get in my face all the time!

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RE[2]: choice
by Neolander on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 22:57 in reply to "RE: choice"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

If you want to avoid that kind of issues, just buy your phone instead of having your carrier buy it for you ;)

It's more expensive, sure, but that's the price you pay for something that just works...

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