Linked by robojerk on Thu 30th Dec 2010 00:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have often wondered why there wasn't a flood of Android portable media players - now the WSJ Reports: "With the move, Samsung will round out a series of Galaxy-named gadgets that matches product for product with Apple Inc.'s line of iPods, iPad and iPhone. Samsung will have the Galaxy Player, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy smartphone. All use a variation of Google Inc.'s Android operating system and work with apps developed for it."
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RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by JAlexoid on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Android devices have a shelf life of 6 months where by after that you might as well smash it up with a hammer and throw away where as with iOS devices on average there is a shelf life of at least 2-3 years.

You have a strange concept of usefulness. Just because it doesn't have the latest OS doesn't make it obsolete. I have a first gen iPod Touch, I don't care that it will not run iOS4. It plays music, browses web, has access to youtube, noting else and that's the whole point of the device.

Imagine if I told you that if you wanted to upgrade your operating system every 6 months you had to buy a computer - what would you say in response?


Well... If the main feature that you care about is the version of the OS running then just don't bother with Android.

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RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 02:53 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

You have a strange concept of usefulness. Just because it doesn't have the latest OS doesn't make it obsolete. I have a first gen iPod Touch, I don't care that it will not run iOS4. It plays music, browses web, has access to youtube, noting else and that's the whole point of the device.


It is obsolete because it isn't just features but security updates - you're connected to the internet. We only need to look at the security implications of old version of Android out in the wild and the spate of worms in China as one example of how obsolete OS's are a problem.

Well... If the main feature that you care about is the version of the OS running then just don't bother with Android.


Then obviously you're too bloody lazy to read what I've posted; it has NOTHING to do with the so-called 'version' and everything to do with an operating system not being updated and maintained. Sorry, you might like an OS which is swiss cheese on the internet but I'd like to know when I'm checking my account balance using one of these devices I'm not going to get the crap hacked out of me.

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