Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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RE: Seriously?
by adkilla on Thu 28th Jun 2012 06:17 UTC in reply to "Seriously?"
adkilla
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2005-07-07

I keep getting the feeling that you and MollyC are MS trolls. I had a look at a lot of your comments lately and it seems like you really really want W8/WP8 to succeed and have an almost religious dislike for Android.

At least with the Nexus 7 announcement, I think it is a strategy is to get as many people to adopt Android tablets by giving it an attractive pricing. Since the updates come directly from Google, the experience should also be the best experience people could get for the money. I think this would be very encouraging.

The Kindle Fire on the other hand is not available outside the US. The Amazon ecosystem is also not available outside the US. So, to people outside the US (where the majority of people are), the Kindle means diddly squat to us. Nexus devices are available and sold outside the US. You can buy a Nexus device with contract on any carrier in APAC. I would get my hands on it with this attractive pricing.

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RE[2]: Seriously?
by Morgan on Thu 28th Jun 2012 06:43 in reply to "RE: Seriously?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I keep getting the feeling that you and MollyC are MS trolls. I had a look at a lot of your comments lately and it seems like you really really want W8/WP8 to succeed and have an almost religious dislike for Android.


You know, I really enjoy my WP7 phone and I find Windows 7 to be an excellent OS, and I've expressed those opinions on here more than once. As much as I like the idea of Android, in practical use I find it sorely lacking. And I'm certainly hoping WP8 is successful, though I'm not holding my breath.

Yet despite all of that, no one is calling me a Microsoft troll or shill. Are you sure you aren't taking this to a personal level? I've had my differences with Nelson and especially MollyC regarding Microsoft's business practices, but at the end of the day I see them as just having a different opinion, not actively trolling.

I know my viewpoint probably means little to nothing, I just think it would be a shame for you to dismiss them as trolls when they both have contributed a ton of insight to this forum over the years.

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RE[3]: Seriously?
by Radio on Thu 28th Jun 2012 09:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously?"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

The "glass vaporware" line shows how Nelson is a troll. If he really thinks it is just a headcam, he is stupid.

First of all, it was streaming its video feed through a normal G+ hangout. That shows a level of ability far above what is already available.

Second, Brin clearly said they did this whole little show-off because it was something easy to show. Project Glass is far more than that, but they can't show it on stage as easily ("maybe if we put a glass over a glass...", he joked).

Third, Google Now shows what could be the future content of Glass. Snippets of curated, taylored data right about what you are doing to enhance your life. Plus voice input. We already are very close from the concept video they showed off a few months ago.

Fourth, even if project Glass was just a streaming headcam, it would already be something significant. There is a good reason this kind of stuff has already been a science-fiction trope for a long time. Imagine reporters with Project Glass. Imagine protests were people wear Project Glass. There is so much potential. Good and bad (oh yeah, lots of goods and lots of bads). But this is the kind of stuff everybody always expected to come to be one day.

And it is within reach.

The final nail in the coffin which contains Nelson's insight is that Glass "vaporware" will soon be in developpers'hands. Eh. Moron.

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RE[3]: Seriously?
by adkilla on Thu 28th Jun 2012 11:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously?"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

Unlike comments from Nelson and MollyC, I find your's balanced.

Try comparing your comment here with Nelson's above for contrast.

I would like QNX/BBX to succeed, but you won't see me religiously putting down other innovations just because I am their fan.

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RE[2]: Seriously?
by Nelson on Thu 28th Jun 2012 11:55 in reply to "RE: Seriously?"
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2005-11-29

Since the updates come directly from Google, the experience should also be the best experience people could get for the money. I think this would be very encouraging.


How'd that work out for Nexus S? Lol, you cannot be serious.

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RE[3]: Seriously?
by adkilla on Thu 28th Jun 2012 14:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously?"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

"Google has also announced that it plans to have Jelly Bean running on the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Xoom in mid-july."
Info: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phone...

You were saying?

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