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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We have similar "prepaid" systems here in Singapore, but they're just too expensive compared to regular "postpaid" mobile data plans, which is why I see myself using my phone as a hotspot for the time being.

Most of my acquaintances who own smartphones and tablets do the same. Possibly another factor (since it's a small country) is that we have an abundance of public wifi zones here. Well, not exactly public, but you're entitled to it if you have a home broadband connection, since the ISPs give you some sort of "public key" for all the wifi zones when you sign up for a home connection. Speeds are pretty decent, surprisingly.

Unfortunately here in NZ the Wifi hotspots are run but they charge on a time/data usage model with very few businesses offering free wifi connections apart from McDonalds and I think a couple of other stores. IIRC there is only a small difference between prepaid and postpaid in NZ - years ago the difference used to be huge but isn't the cases these days. For me I like prepaid because when I want the data I can log onto and buy a bundle that lasts 30 days and not forced into purchasing data on a set time period given that the data usage is sporadic at best.

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