Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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RE[4]: Obviously
by Chrispynutt on Tue 4th Dec 2012 11:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Obviously"
Chrispynutt
Member since:
2012-03-14

I can see the negatives in cheap, but I see nothing wrong with technology being open to everyone, not just the rich elite and the technophiles.

Much like Windows (95 to 7), it isn't so much that I like the OS, but dislike the other options more.

Not sure I like the look of Jolla, to minimal for my liking. Firefox OS interests me more.

I'd prefer a new desktop OS at this stage, rather than a new Mobile one. I am fed up of the direction Apple, Microsoft, Gnome, Ubuntu are all going in.

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RE[5]: Obviously
by ricegf on Wed 5th Dec 2012 10:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Obviously"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

How do you feel about Cinnamon and Haiku? (Just curious - it's OS News, after all...)

Ubuntu's Unity works pretty well for me, and it's easy enough to use and maintain for me to support for my friends and family. And it has an actual marketing department behind it unlike most other alternative OSes, so it comes pre-installed from several vendors and is supported with products like Steam and Netflix. The Ubuntu / Android mix looks promising, though my interest is more focused on Sailfish and FirefoxOS for my theoretical next phone at the moment.

I was rather hoping MeeGo would take 10% of the desktop / laptop market and 30% of the mobile market, enough to garner mainstream support without becoming dominant yet remaining open. Curse you, Microsoft, and your little minion, too!

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RE[6]: Obviously
by Chrispynutt on Wed 5th Dec 2012 19:28 in reply to "RE[5]: Obviously"
Chrispynutt Member since:
2012-03-14

Argh, well I know this is sacrilege here, but I wasn't a fan of BeOS the first time around.

I think I would be happy with Cinnamon. It is as far as I know what all my Ex-Ubuntu using friends use now as part of Linux Mint.

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RE[5]: Obviously
by zima on Fri 7th Dec 2012 15:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Obviously"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I can see the negatives in cheap, but I see nothing wrong with technology being open to everyone, not just the rich elite and the technophiles.
Much like Windows [...] it isn't so much that I like the OS, but dislike the other options more.

Came here to write pretty much the same thing

I'd prefer a new desktop OS at this stage, rather than a new Mobile one. I am fed up of the direction Apple, Microsoft, Gnome, Ubuntu are all going in.

Well if you don't like Haiku/BeOS, there's always ChromeOS ;P

Edited 2012-12-07 15:37 UTC

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