Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Jan 2013 22:53 UTC
Windows Well, this can't be a good sign. Samsung has told CNET that the company will not be launching its Windows RT tablet in the United States, citing a lack of demand and consumer confusion. After I spent an afternoon in my country's largest electronics retailer, it's hard not to agree with Samsung.
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RE[3]: Ouch!
by WereCatf on Sun 13th Jan 2013 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ouch!"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Android is not quite as locked on a higher level as iOS, but at a lower level it sure as hell is.


It's not Android or Google that dictates such locked efforts, it's the manufacturers that do it of their own volition, and since not all manufacturers do it it's disingenuous to blame Android for it.

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RE[4]: Ouch!
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 13th Jan 2013 21:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Ouch!"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

True... but the reality is, if you get an Android phone or tablet computer, you are effectively buying a locked down system. That was my point; all of Microsoft's competition--the products that are on the shelves to buy--are locked. Maybe the OS itself is not that way stock, but when someone buys something that runs it they are certainly not getting "stock Android."

I'm looking at this from a product/consumer perspective, and it still stands true.

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RE[5]: Ouch!
by WereCatf on Sun 13th Jan 2013 23:16 in reply to "RE[4]: Ouch!"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

True... but the reality is, if you get an Android phone or tablet computer, you are effectively buying a locked down system. That was my point; all of Microsoft's competition--the products that are on the shelves to buy--are locked. Maybe the OS itself is not that way stock, but when someone buys something that runs it they are certainly not getting "stock Android."

I'm looking at this from a product/consumer perspective, and it still stands true.


But as I said, not all manufacturers do it, and even then not all manufacturers do it for all of their products. Generally the Chinese Android-phones and lower-end ones are not locked, and the higher-end ones by the usual suspects are.

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