Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by tomcat on Tue 19th Jun 2012 19:01 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

Completely leaving OEMs out to dry (which google has done) is a stab in the back. Well actually, it isn't, its more bald faced than that. Its blatant disregard.

Microsoft would NEVER have let the bullshit that OEMs under Android are being put through stand.


You're arguing with Google sycophant. Don't expect rational thinking.

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RE[9]: Comment by shmerl
by JAlexoid on Tue 19th Jun 2012 22:49 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by shmerl"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

In this case I would be the technicality nazi. Stabbing in the back is not what Google did.

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RE[10]: Comment by shmerl
by tomcat on Thu 21st Jun 2012 00:08 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by shmerl"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

In this case I would be the technicality nazi. Stabbing in the back is not what Google did.


Wrong. Google completely ignored the issue of patents, and thus gave people the false belief that there was no problem and that MS was spewing FUD. Those same people then invested time, effort, and $$$ in Android -- thinking that patents weren't an issue -- and then got fck'd when Google refused to step up and pay the MS patent license fees. They were most certainly stabbed in the front and back by Google.

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