Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2012 23:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Conventional wisdom suggests that, just like Gingerbread in 2010 and ICS in 2011, the next version of Android could make an appearance sometime in the fourth quarter of 2012. But the current state of the Android ecosystem indicates that this might not be the best course of action for Google, its OEMs or their customers. In this article, we'll take a brief look at why Google should stick with Android 4.1 until 2013, and push Android forward with hardware, not software later in the year." Fully agreed. Give the ecosystem some time to catch its breath. I mean, it's not as if the competition has anything groundbreaking up its sleeve - iOS and Android are so close these days.
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Give me Cyanogenmod or die!
by kragil on Wed 11th Jul 2012 00:21 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

I think Cyanogenmod has so many cool enhancements that everybody should have. I don't know why doesn't everybody want fine grained permission management?
Why should I allow games to download and display ads? Why should I give them my location? etc
That are things the uninformed can live with, I don't want to.With CM I can say: No Rovio, you have earned enough, I need my bandwidth and my battery for myself. That maybe elitist, but I just don't care. Those are the perks you get from using an open system.


And CM offers so much more. There is something for everybody.

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RE: Give me Cyanogenmod or die!
by manjabes on Wed 11th Jul 2012 05:36 in reply to "Give me Cyanogenmod or die!"
manjabes Member since:
2005-08-27

Why should I allow games to download and display ads? Why should I give them my location? etc
That are things the uninformed can live with, I don't want to.With CM I can say: No Rovio, you have earned enough, I need my bandwidth and my battery for myself.

Rovio: "But, dear Kragil, if You are so interested in bandwidth and battery life then, in the name of all that's holy, do NOT play our games! You know, why should we give you our game (that cost real money to make) for free to play? We even show some goodwill and give You our game "for free" if we can show some ads alongside the game (to recoup some costs, you know), but no, even that is too much to ask from you cheapskates...ah screw it, iCustomers are much more willing to pay directly for games anyway!"

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FadeFx Member since:
2011-08-01

Rovio are dumb bastards in my opinion, how would they even know, if they don't provide adfree payed versions so one can choose?

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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Yadda, yadda. Stupid BS. I bought Angry Birds Space, but the others I cannot buy and I am not willing to have ads ruining my gameplay and battery life.
And why the hell do they need to know my location?? I want my privacy and only CM allows me to control what apps get to know what. I bought many apps. I prefer donating to FOSS apps, but some games I just like. I'm only human, but I like my privacy, battery life and good gameplay even more.

And btw Rovio makes much more money on Android.

Edited 2012-07-11 11:56 UTC

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

But downloading and displaying ads use a negligible amount of your precious mAh compared to the game itself, and very little bandwidth. If you don't agree with how Rovio make their money, don't use their products. Use Free software if you're a cheapskate.

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