Linked by Jennimc on Sun 17th Jul 2011 21:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In Taiwan, Google recently stopped showcasing paid applications in its marketplace owing to the continuing fight that arose merely because of the change in the return policy, when it was dramatically reduced to just fifteen minutes from 24 hours. In related news, "Apple has rolled out a new refund policy in the Taiwanese versions of its App Store, Mac App Store, and iBookstore. The changes, reported by IDG News this morning, give app buyers the option to get a refund on paid applications and e-books within seven days of buying them from one of Apple's digital storefronts."
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RE[2]: Android Market sucks
by TechGeek on Mon 18th Jul 2011 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Android Market sucks"
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

Werecatf

I would be interested to know which tablet you have and what your over all impressions are of the device and interface. The marketplace may stink, but with the freedom Android offers, a better one will be built eventually.

I agree somewhat with you about the malware, but I don't want a walled garden around the OS like Apple has. Thats one of the main reasons I won't buy an iPad.

Edited 2011-07-18 14:11 UTC

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RE[3]: Android Market sucks
by WereCatf on Mon 18th Jul 2011 14:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Android Market sucks"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Werecatf

I would be interested to know which tablet you have and what your over all impressions are of the device and interface.


I have an Acer Iconia Tab A500, 32Gb model. Overall I'm very satisfied with the hardware, it's sturdy, clean and sleek, and the one single feature that made me choose it: a full-size USB-host port, meaning that I can just pop any USB-HDD, keyboard, mouse etc. on it and have a go with it.

The software though.. well, Acer hasn't really bothered to do much with it. They just slapped a more-or-less bog-standard Honeycomb ROM on it, skipped half of the video codecs the H/W supports and called it a day. I don't understand the point in not installing drivers for the codecs when they're already supplied by NVIDIA and tested to be working! As such I resorted to installing a custom ROM on it ;)

As for Honeycomb in general: too much to say in a simple comment.

I agree somewhat with you about the malware, but I don't want a walled garden around the OS like Apple has. Thats one of the main reasons I won't buy an iPad.


Indeed, I don't want a walled garden either. But if Google started actually reviewing apps and enforcing category rules they could STILL allow us to continue using non-Google markets, too. It's not a one-or-the-other situation.

Atleast I'd like to know that I can trust what I get from Market and anyone who takes IT security seriously and actually bothers to also care about the non-geek populace should also hope for such a move from Google.

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RE[3]: Android Market sucks
by Soulbender on Mon 18th Jul 2011 20:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Android Market sucks"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I agree somewhat with you about the malware, but I don't want a walled garden around the OS like Apple has.


Reviewing apps for the official store does not make it a walled garden. The important thing is that you can install things from outside the official store if you want without going through hoops.

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