Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jul 2013 16:56 UTC
In the News "According to the CONTEXT data, Android tablets now account for 61.2 percent of the Western European tablet market, more than double the 25.1 percent recorded the same time last year. Apple iOS devices, meanwhile, fell to 37.2 percent of Western European tablet market sales by distribution, from 71.2 percent at the same time last year." This is nothing short of a catastrophic collapse of iPad market share in Europe. Furthermore, "This analysis also screens out the effect of Windows 8, credited in some quarters with helping to drive increased tablet market share and cut into Appleā€™s tablet lead, but in fact with little to no impact, according to CONTEXT." And yes, Windows 8 on tablets is a dud.
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I was considering Android but
by darknexus on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:25 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Google just did something that is out of line, forcing E-mail ads on us in our Inboxes. Even if you hide the damn things, they do not get hidden from your iMap account (and that is how I use my Gmail). Since they've gone this far, who knows how much further they will go? Push ads (hell, some apps on Android already do that). Forced ads? This is getting out of hand and I for one am done supporting Google in any way, shape, or form. I'll stick with my iOS devices until something more open that is not run by an advertising company comes along. I don't approve of things Apple has done but, to me, they're a lot less annoying than Google has become. Goodbye Google; there's only so much a guy can take.

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RE: I was considering Android but
by Morty on Fri 26th Jul 2013 21:55 in reply to "I was considering Android but"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

Google just did something that is out of line, forcing E-mail ads on us in our Inboxes.


They do? Odd, I have never seen any of that, on my Android devices or elsewhere. So I don't think Google has broken E-Mail.

Then again, if you sign up for a free service from a ad company. You should not be surprised if they give you ads. Personally I don't like giving such a company full access to my E-mails. I solve that issue the same way you can solve your problem, simply use another E-mail provider.

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I haven't seen this either. When did they first appear? Can you cite a news source? Just wondering what to expect, since I use gmail pretty heavily.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I haven't seen this either. When did they first appear? Can you cite a news source? Just wondering what to expect, since I use gmail pretty heavily.

I certainly can, though you could have found several yourself had you "googled" this. Here's just one:
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/07/the-new-gmai...
I first saw these two days ago and didn't know where the hell they were coming from. It was only after researching that I discovered what was happening and from where it was originating. None of the news sources seem to have found the little iMap bug (or perhaps not a bug) where hiding this promotions tab does not stop them from spamming the living hell out of my iMap inbox, but it makes sense if you consider that "hiding" something from the web interface doesn't mean "removing" it from your account. Considering that I'm mostly using Gmail through iMap on portable devices, this renders Gmail damn near unuseable. These cursed things show up several times per day, and they're not even targeted.
What really pisses me off is that I, unlike some users apparently, was not given an opt in to this new inbox crap. My account had it forced as soon as I logged into the web interface to do some archival clean-up and then the flood began. No more, I say.

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