Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st May 2013 21:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The Q1 2013 numbers from IDC, a technology and telecommunications research firm who keeps track of this sort of thing, show that Android tablets now lead the market with a 56.5-percent share. The 27,800,000 units shipped in the quarter is a 247-percent improvement from this time last year, when just 8,000,000 units were shipped. It's important to note that this increase doesn't come at the expense of Apple, who shipped 65.3-percent more tablets in Q1 2013 than they did in Q1 2012 - it shows the market is growing, and the lions share of new purchases are Android." While Android's market share growth scares me, it's good that it's not really harming the competition. Also, maybe this will be the carrot for developers to improve Android tablet applications.
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RE[6]: Android is scary?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 2nd May 2013 17:05 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Android is scary?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

So its nice that Thom and lemur7 and whoever else has a moral objection to what Microsoft does (though I think its more just anger that Microsoft monetizes their baby), but it doesn't make a difference.


No, it does make a difference. If enough people are angry about the application of a law, they (theoretically) can change the law through their government's legislation. Morality/Anger/ whatever you want to call it certainly has been enough motivation to change laws in the past. I think its past time to reevaluate things like patents and see how to better tune them to promote the development of arts and sciences.

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RE[7]: Android is scary?
by Nelson on Fri 3rd May 2013 18:05 in reply to "RE[6]: Android is scary?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Sure. It can happen, but it is completely aside from trying to understand what's going on at this point in time. We don't have a hypothetical set of pie in the sky rules to go off of. We have current patent law.

Therefore it makes no sense to bring in the angle of morality into something which is inherently amoral.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I don't think its aside from what's currently happening in the courts, I think the morality of it all is highly relevant. Morality should *never* be aside from any court proceeding.

Court decisions should be judged not only upon how well they follow current laws, but also on the morality of those laws themselves.

I understand that the judges, juries, lawyers have to argue the case with the laws that currently exist ( except in extreme cases), that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying us, the people, can judge the outcome on our own basis of right and wrong and advocate for the laws upon which the outcome was reached to be changed to conform with what we believe to be just.

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