Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:12 UTC
Apple It's one of those days again: Apple held a product announcement today, announcing several new products. The most important of which was rumoured about for a long time now: a smaller iPad. It's called the iPad mini, and has the potential to become the best-selling iPad - and thus, the best selling tablet.
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RE[3]: Too late !
by Kochise on Fri 26th Oct 2012 06:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too late !"
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

If I ever wanted to buy something less open than the iPad, I would have bought a Kindle. So what's your point to focus on Amazon's app ?

Android is the less closed system out there right now, real FOSS systems are subpar face to the available proprietary solutions, so it's not even an option.

Microsoft with Windows 8/RT is going to join Apple in the land of restricted user experience, unlike claims their expensive marketing campaign.

Now, tell me how much Android restrict you from playing music and video (DicePlayer ?), read ebooks, surf the Internet (Opera ?), develop (Eclipse ?) and... root plus recompile the whole kernel ?

Kochise

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RE[4]: Too late !
by henderson101 on Fri 26th Oct 2012 09:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Too late !"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

The point is the Amazon app is one of the 5 or so apps I attempted to install on "day one". 3 or so months later, it is still apparently blocked (for what ever reason.) There's no *good* reason, because it installs and runs fine if you use Amazon's app store or an APK. But why should I, a consumer, have to jump through those types of hoops? Average Joe won't.

Amazon isn't the focus, it's the symptom of a greater problem.

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RE[5]: Too late !
by Kochise on Fri 26th Oct 2012 11:13 in reply to "RE[4]: Too late !"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

That explain things. Yet Android remains more open than any other mobile OS. Anyway, perhaps the app is badly coded in the first place, thus explaining the behavior you are experiencing ?

Kochise

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