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On August 21st, a solar eclipse will sweep across the entire United States for the first time since 1918. Android is helping you experience this historic natural phenomenon so you can learn more about the eclipse and count down to the big day - when you’ll meet the next release of Android and all of its super (sweet) new powers, revealed via livestream from New York City at 2:40PM ET.

If a new operating system version is released, but nobody's able to use it, has it really been released?

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kurkosdr
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2011-04-11

I have no problem with us disagreeing on this matter. But, why do we need to resort to statements like "For the billionth time"?


Yes, I need to do that. I am sick and tired or people making a certain purchase choice, and then incessantly whining on forums about drawbacks they knew existed when they bought the thing, or posting hopeful messages (for the billionth time) that the manufacturer will magically change course because of an unrelated event, especially when there is a competitive product not having that drawback.

Voting with your wallet good, whining on forums about drawbacks you knew existed bad.

It is always the same: Macbook users hoping Apple will for some reason put good hardware in their laptops, Samsung Galaxy hoping Samsung will release swift updates (as if that is possible considering the deep customization that goes into those devices), Intel users whining about prices, all of them hoping the manufacturer will magically change course without being forced by the customer's wallet.

Jeez... Just don't buy the damn things.

Edited 2017-08-21 20:06 UTC

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

kurkosdr,

Yes, I need to do that. I am sick and tired or people making a certain purchase choice, and then incessantly whining on forums about drawbacks they knew existed when they bought the thing, or posting hopeful messages (for the billionth time) that the manufacturer will magically change course because of an unrelated event, especially when there is a competitive product not having that drawback.

Voting with your wallet good, whining on forums about drawbacks you knew existed bad.

...

Jeez... Just don't buy the damn things.


A) Voting with your wallet only works in a healthy free market with competition where vendors are actually catering to our needs. For everyone else, we have every reason to complain. You have every right to ignore us if it's any consolation ;)

B) The OP's 9 posts on osnews are hardly whining and criticizing him for expressing hope that is android moving in the right direction is quite harsh, methinks.


Submitted from my PDP-11-mobile phone

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