The downside to fragmentation

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by Sam Posten, May 5, 2011.

  1. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 1998
    Messages:
    9,690
    Likes Received:
    159
    Why are you asking me? The "hastily assembled town hall" meeting should have told you.
     
  2. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,832
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
  3. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    17,369
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Location:
    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
    Real Name:
    David Fischer
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/07/apple-and-google-move-computing-forward-in-identical-yet-incompatible-ways/I think this topic could be its own thread, but I'm still puzzling over the what the issue is. We're not heading back to the '80s, with a multitude of incompatible systems: the Web and common file formats and protocols keep us glued together. And there are only three systems that matter (Googke, MS, and Apple). But the walled gardens are becoming both more enticing and also more company-centric. What do you think?
     
  4. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,832
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
  5. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,832
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
  6. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    17,369
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Location:
    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
    Real Name:
    David Fischer
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/08/the-state-of-android-updates-whos-fast-whos-slow-and-why/The winner for update times is, of course, the Nexus line. Stock software and a head start from being Google got KitKat out the door in just 14 days....Most phones come on two-year contracts, though, so how did the 2012-era lineup of flagship devices do when it came time for KitKat? Poorly—just look at all those black bars denoting abandoned devices. Even Google gets a black bar in the form of the Galaxy Nexus. While the device was technically released at the end of 2011, we're looking at devices from two generations ago, so the Galaxy Nexus gets included....Samsung managed to update all of its Galaxy S3s and Note 2s, except for the T-Mobile versions. We're not sure if T-Mobile or Samsung is to blame for that, but considering the devices were updated on other carriers, it's definitely a political issue, not a technical one.
     
  7. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,832
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
  8. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 1998
    Messages:
    9,690
    Likes Received:
    159
  9. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    17,369
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Location:
    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
    Real Name:
    David Fischer
    When are the next major Android phones due out? I like to swing by BestBuy or AT&T to take a look when they're on demo. (And I keep hoping some retailer will create a quality demo area so I can really get a good idea of how they work and compare.)
     
  10. McPaul

    McPaul Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 1999
    Messages:
    1,782
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Real Name:
    Paul M
    Nexus x will be out around Halloween. Samsung and HTC came out in JuneThe one plus one will start taking preorders in October. Oppo find 7 came out in JulyMoto x came out in September.
     
  11. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    17,369
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Location:
    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
    Real Name:
    David Fischer
    Thanks :) is the Samsung the one with the curved, side screen?
     
  12. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,832
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Big pros, big cons:http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/28/7057451/one-of-apples-favorite-developers-algoriddim-is-launching-an-android-app
     
  13. McPaul

    McPaul Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 1999
    Messages:
    1,782
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Real Name:
    Paul M
    I always forget about Samsung phones. The Galaxy came out in June. The Note 4 and Note 4 Edge just came out this month. The Edge has the funny screen.

    The Nexus 6 is a beast of a phone but made by Motorola and pre-orders start October 29.

    Nexus 9 tablet by HTC is available for pre-order now.
     
  14. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,832
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
  15. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 1998
    Messages:
    9,690
    Likes Received:
    159
    Not a big deal to those of us who aren't married to a phone brand. I realize that such a concept is foreign to you.
     
  16. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 1998
    Messages:
    9,690
    Likes Received:
    159
    BTW, worldwide ios market share is a "whopping" 11.7% to 84.7% for Android. What was that about market share again?
     
  17. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,832
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
  18. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 1998
    Messages:
    9,690
    Likes Received:
    159
    A lot longer than the doom and gloom you've kept predicting in this thread, but which has never materialized (enormous increase in apps and market share since you started the thread).
     
  19. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    17,369
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Location:
    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
    Real Name:
    David Fischer
  20. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,832
    Likes Received:
    1,866
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten

Share This Page