Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Oct 2011 18:27 UTC
Google So, somewhere in the middle of the night (at least for me) Samsung and Google held a joint event, in which they announced both the new Nexus phone, the Galaxy Nexus, and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. While the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty impressive phone, what we got to see from Ice Cream Sandwich surely didn't drop too many jaws.
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RE[3]: So..
by bowkota on Thu 20th Oct 2011 11:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So.."
bowkota
Member since:
2011-10-12

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He is sad because he thinks you praise too much various mobile operating system and unfairly forgot to mention iOS's big merits.
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No I'm saying it's not black or white like he paints it out to be most of the times, depending on the flavour of the month.
Each system has it's own merits.
First and foremost iOS and Android have much more experience in the mobile space.
iOS is more suited for everyday folk, Android offers far more alternatives, both in terms of hardware and software and it gives the ability to tech savvy users to tweak it according to their liking. Windows falls somewhere in the middle in my opinion.

The way things are today, if I had to choose something other than iOS, I would prefer Windows over Andoid, even though I have more faith in Google in the long term.

In a line, stop being so biased in your articles every time you change your mind. You're takings jabs at people like Gruber but at least they don't portray themselves as being objective; what you're doing is worse.

Edited 2011-10-20 11:08 UTC

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RE[4]: So..
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 20th Oct 2011 11:26 in reply to "RE[3]: So.."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

In a line, stop being so biased in your articles every time you change your mind. You're takings jabs at people like Gruber but at least they don't portray themselves as being objective; what you're doing is worse.


When have I ever painted myself as objective? Seriously dude, when?

My opinion changes - of course it does. That's because unlike most other bloggers, I have no undying eternal devotion to any one company, product, or technology. I think Microsoft is being a dick with their extortion campaign, but I'm open about the fact that WP7 = fcuking awesome. I think Apple is a despicable company and that iOS isn't as holy and good as everyone makes it out be, but at the same time, I'm a very happy and satisfied iPad 2 owner. I dislike Google's withholding of Honeycomb source code and their total inability to get device makers to put updates out there, but at the same time, I bought a Galaxy SII last week and I'm loving it, Android warts and all.

This kind of openness and honesty about the things I like and don't like, without any "it is from Xyz and thus good/bad" is something you may not be familiar with, and thus, it may come across as strange. However, accusing *me* of black/white thinking is so utterly idiotic, I'm not sure if trolling or just really new here.

Look, I may flip-flop about when it comes to my dislikes and likes, but that's because I'm a human being, and not dependant on getting free stuff from companies that make the products I'm supposed to write about. I buy this shit with my own money, and as such, you'll see entirely different outcomes than with other large sites like Engadget that rely on early access gifts.

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RE[5]: So..
by Flatland_Spider on Thu 20th Oct 2011 14:26 in reply to "RE[4]: So.."
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

I think his point is you should be jaded and indifferent about covering technology, rather then enthusiastic, with each post the next iteration in a continuous experiment to find the correct formula for maximum unique pages views.

OSnews has been a staple in my website rotation for years because it is so objective and reasonable in it's commentary. It will hand out praise for things that are good and criticism when things are bad, and it does this while letting things stand on their own merits.

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RE[5]: So..
by Joy_Division_Lives! on Thu 20th Oct 2011 15:48 in reply to "RE[4]: So.."
Joy_Division_Lives! Member since:
2011-07-29

So basically, Thom...you'll say or do anything because you reserve the right to flip-flop at the time of your choosing?

How can anyone take what you say seriously?

I'm sorry...it's very calculating on your part...and off-putting.

Edited 2011-10-20 16:00 UTC

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