Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2014 21:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Yoon said Samsung was working to introduce at least two smartphones running on its own Tizen operating system, a major step in the market leader's bid to break out of the Android universe.


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I don't understand this "better than you" attitude. Are you talking about the hipster "i had an iPhone before it was cool" sort of "better than you", or the "$600 for a mid-range phone performance-wise" sort of "better than you"

Pretty sure the OP is talking about the "well, you bought your device but we can tell you what you are permitted to do with it" better than you attitude. The same one, in fact, that drove me away. If I pay $649 for a phone, then goddamn it I should have the right to hook up something as simple as a USB thumb drive to it and copy my damn files back and forth. If I pay $799 for the most-advanced iPad, I damn well better not be tied to my computer just to use the official media player apps... but no, I can't just copy my media to it. I have to do it Apple's way, with their horrid software. I want a third-party player that can load media from my other iDevice? Well, too bad. I want to do something as simple as download a damned torrent, and not for illegal purposes. Can I do that? Nope. Can I install an app even if Apple doesn't like it? Hell no, because they think they know better than me. And don't give me that jailbreak nonsense. The fact that we'd even have to discuss jailbreaking proves how bad the situation has gotten.
It should be noted that all the things I mentioned above, every last one of them, I can do with my $269 Nexus 7 and my $200 Moto G. I don't even have to root them to do any little bit of these things. So just why would I waste more money on a company that treats its users like such idiots?
Funny that Apple are the ones pushing the term "post-PC" and yet they are the least post-PC company of all. Only iDevices do their best to tether you to your desktop or laptop. With my Nexus 7, my tablet is my laptop now, rather than a paperweight that can't stand on its own.

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