Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th May 2012 21:47 UTC
Apple As Engadget notes, almost 1 million people jailbroke their iOS device this weekend, after the release of Abstinthe 2.0. Considering I'm actually hearing more and more non-techie users talk about jailbreaking, this doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
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RE[2]: Stupid
by bnolsen on Tue 29th May 2012 09:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Stupid"
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

I'm not going to follow your links but the type of projects I follow are only released on android. These tend to be special interest projects, those who don't want apple messing with them.

The fun part here is that android is absolutely utterly dominating the market in places like china. Of course the software developed there is totally unusable for those of us using sane, modern concepts like alphabets.

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RE[3]: Stupid
by Morgan on Tue 29th May 2012 10:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Stupid"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Of course the software developed there is totally unusable for those of us using sane, modern concepts like alphabets.


I believe that is one of the most racist things I've ever read on this site.

I'm actually considering buying one of those "language impaired" tablets. Under $100 for a 1.2GHz capacitive touchscreen tablet that can also boot Linux-ARM? It's a no-brainer!

Many thanks to WereCatf for the heads up on the source for those tablets.

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RE[4]: Stupid
by zima on Tue 29th May 2012 22:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Stupid"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Furthermore, I can entertain the possibility that the Chinese writing system is actually superior, when it comes to smallish digital devices (generally small displays, or when you want to cram large amount of info into limited space) - seems like it tends to be somewhat more compact: with syllables represented, IIRC, by one character each, and characters (syllables!) larger in vertical than in horizontal dimension, it looks like words have a greater chance of matching the typical ~square form of icons (greater chance than our "thin" horizontal lines of characters).

So for example, a relatively large icon can more easily include a word, it can be a stylised word (vs. acrobatics with tiny text under an icon).


I wonder how widespread it already is, if their Android variants will go in such stylistic direction.
(quickly checking out one linked here, which I could rapidly find in browser history: http://beat.baidu.com/?p=5209 ...well, there is one such icon, not very stylised, on 3rd photo)

Edited 2012-05-29 22:42 UTC

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