Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 19:37 UTC
Internet & Networking Ever since it became clear that Google was not going to push WebM as hard as they should have, the day would come that Mozilla would be forced to abandon its ideals because the large technology companies don't care about an open, unencumbered web. No decision has been made just yet, but Mozilla is taking its first strides to adding support for the native H.264 codecs installed on users' mobile systems. See it as a thank you to Mozilla for all they've done for the web.
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RE[4]: Ridiculous hyperbole
by MOS6510 on Fri 16th Mar 2012 13:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ridiculous hyperbole"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Next time I'll add a winking smiley, even though I'm not a smiley person.

But on a more serious note, I have recently come in to contact with a few Samsung phones and as my employer threw the BlackBerries out of the windows I now have a WP7 phone (Nokia Lumia 800).

Now I know how others systems work I can say, from my personal experience/view/preferences, that Android and WP7 just don't come anywhere near iOS. Although I must say WP7 (on the Lumia) is as fast as something that's very fast. But I'd never buy one, because for the rest is a big disappointment.

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RE[5]: Ridiculous hyperbole
by Neolander on Fri 16th Mar 2012 21:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Ridiculous hyperbole"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Next time I'll add a winking smiley, even though I'm not a smiley person.

But on a more serious note, I have recently come in to contact with a few Samsung phones and as my employer threw the BlackBerries out of the windows I now have a WP7 phone (Nokia Lumia 800).

Now I know how others systems work I can say, from my personal experience/view/preferences, that Android and WP7 just don't come anywhere near iOS. Although I must say WP7 (on the Lumia) is as fast as something that's very fast. But I'd never buy one, because for the rest is a big disappointment.

Should I say with a winking smiley that coming from you, this conclusion is highly suprising ? ;)

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RE[6]: Ridiculous hyperbole
by MOS6510 on Fri 16th Mar 2012 21:46 in reply to "RE[5]: Ridiculous hyperbole"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Wink all you want, but I am aware of my Apple preference and experience, so when I got my Lumbia I realized it may take some time to get used to it.

Even so, when I bought my iPod touch everything was clear and intuitive. There was no learning curve. When I got my iPhone and iPad there was no learning curve either as everything is the same. WP7 is less so and some things aren't a matter of getting used to it. Like it keeps insisting there are updates for 2 apps and when I update them they just disappear from the update list only to reappear later on. The mail app is very unclear. Zooming in to text doesn't work well. When you scroll a text sometimes it auto zooms, when you do want it to zoom it doesn't smart zoom like iOS, but just well... zooms, moving part of the text off the screen. Scrolling in general is smooth, but often when scrolling it suddenly things I have selected something. This doesn't happen to me when you scroll in iOS.

It's just missing a lot of stuff, making it look more like an alfa product or a proof of concept.

Sure there is some positive stuff too, like being able to link Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to your contacts and have actions added. And like I said before everything flies. Then again it may fly, because all apps seem to be very limited.

At least the Metro interface is working much better than it does in Windows 8. And mind you, Windows 8 also gave me a feeling that a lot of options were missing. It all seems dumbed down and just waiting for the missing stuff to arrive in an update.

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