Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 21:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's a long read - but totally and utterly worth it. After interviewing ten former and current Nokia employees, and combining their insider information with publicly available information, Sampsa Kurri has written a long and detailed article about the history of Maemo and MeeGo within Nokia, and everything that went wrong - which is a lot. It's sad tale, one that reads almost like a manual on how to not run a large company. Still, between the bad decisions and frustrations, there's a red thread of hope that leads to Jolla.
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RE[8]: Remember...
by henderson101 on Tue 16th Oct 2012 09:28 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Remember..."
henderson101
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2006-05-30

Firstly, I am not talking about using the iPad in USB device mode (i.e., connecting to gain access to the iPad.) This isn't something I ever need to do anymore, and on the rare occasion I might it is hardly going to kill me to use the cable I use to charge the damn thing instead of a standard USB cable.

So, what we are talking about here is solely "Host mode". And as such, I would put it to you that there is nothing that similarly prevents Google from stipulating the Nexus 7 should have a USB Host port. But they didn't. To connect a keyboard to my Nexus 7, I have to use a USB host adapter. I don't see any difference to this and the iOS situation. Both adapters are "something else to carry around and lose". Both do the exact same thing for all intents and purposes I need them to.

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RE[9]: Remember...
by zima on Thu 18th Oct 2012 23:15 in reply to "RE[8]: Remember..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Firstly, I am not talking about using the iPad in USB device mode (i.e., connecting to gain access to the iPad.) This isn't something I ever need to do anymore, and on the rare occasion I might it is hardly going to kill me to use the cable I use to charge the damn thing instead of a standard USB cable.
So, what we are talking about here is solely "Host mode" [...]
Both adapters are "something else to carry around and lose"

So "we" are not talking about it here...

Anyways, why a "special" cable or adapter (for either of purposes) is need for Apple devices, instead of standard USB? It does make a big difference in daily usage - with standard, you are far more likely to be able to use a random cable of somebody, somewhere (if, say, you lose yours; or forget)

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