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[7]: Well
by henderson101 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 10:28 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Well"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

My kids have used:

XP / Vista / Windows 7 at home and in school. They've also use Lion on the Mac Mini and they used to love playing with my old Mac Classic running System 7.0. My eldest has an Android phone (Galaxy Y), my middle child plays XBOX 360 and PS2, so has experience with both of those OS, youngest is obsessed with mobile phones, so has a few old one with no sim card (she uses the video/camera functions mainly) but knows her way round their little OS (mainly Ericson.) They all use iOS and have all used Android. All three have a DSi. They've probably also used my PSP and PS1 at some point.

I love opening them up to new OS and experiences, because it will help them be better with technology in general as they grow up.

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RE[8]: Well
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 11:27 in reply to "RE[7]: Well"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

My son mostly plays with devices, not actually use them. He did create his own folder in my iPad and moved his favorite games there and he discovered iMessages creating some confusing between my wife and me.

Kids have all these gadgets these days, while I spend a lot of time waiting for the computer to load my game from cassette.

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RE[9]: Well
by henderson101 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 11:58 in reply to "RE[8]: Well"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

My son mostly plays with devices, not actually use them. He did create his own folder in my iPad and moved his favorite games there and he discovered iMessages creating some confusing between my wife and me.


Oh, yeah. They mainly play games. But my eldest regularly does her homework on the computer, as has my son before. My youngest loves painting packages (seriously, MS Paint kept her absorbed for hours, as did Mac Paint on my Mac Classic.) Kids learn best through absorbing information, and by using the devices they learn tricks, techniques and patterns they can apply elsewhere. Example - my youngest made her own folder on my accursed Nexus 7 with games, because she had seem me do similar on the iPad. She transferred that knowledge. That was pretty cool to see.

Kids have all these gadgets these days, while I spend a lot of time waiting for the computer to load my game from cassette.


Yep. Me too. Slooow. I was Sinclair then Commodore 64 then Amstrad CPC 464 (loved computers and programming in Basic as a kid.) Then I went all floppy disk 16/24/32 bit with Amiga / Acorn Archimedes /IBM PC (literally, it was a colosus branded with an IBM BL2 made 486 clone processor and PCDOS! It was crazy at the time because the BIOS soft configured the graphics card, sound card and processor frequency - this was back when most PC's and cards had jumpers and a big "speed" button on the front to do that kind of thing.)

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RE[9]: Well
by zima on Fri 7th Dec 2012 15:16 in reply to "RE[8]: Well"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Kids have all these gadgets these days, while I spend a lot of time waiting for the computer to load my game from cassette.

A-HA! So you did use cassettes, not everybody had floppy drives at your place after all! ;P (what we discussed in Amiga page2 news from few months ago, IIRC)

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