Half the point of this device is having a familiar, touch interface in your hand to control the content which is infinitely better than a remote and blown up tv interface. Try manipulating music playlists with a tv remote.
Posts by thecapsaicinkid
24 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Jan 2013
Chromecast: We get our SWEATY PAWS on Google's tiny telly pipe
INVASION of the UNDEAD ANDROIDS: Hackers can pwn 'nearly all' devices
Motorola shows off tattoo and swallowable password hardware
Qualcomm app 'extends battery life' by analysing fandroids' privates
Reports: New Xbox could DOOM second-hand games market
I find all the frothing at the mouth over this particular issue equal part amusing/bewildering for several reasons.
1. Everyone has made their mind up that game developers are all massive, greedy corporations creaming in millions in profits year after year. I'm pretty sure last time I checked most of the money is made by the largest few and everyone else is struggling to break even. How many went under last year exactly?
2. To claim the distribution of luxury items such as videogames is immoral is hilarious. It implies that people are completely powerless to NOT buy a particular product if they don't agree with how it is priced. It doesn't matter how ridiculous the analogy you can conjure up (cars which cannot be re-sold, implode after 100 miles, must be serviced at Ford etc. etc.) You can STILL always vote with your wallet no matter what and guess what happens to products which don't sell??
This whole issue boils down to MS making the decision that developers should see more of the money floating around in the industry. If you don't think they should then that's fine, vote with your wallet (I say this knowing full well gamers are completely incapable of doing this, completely spineless most of them imo)
Is the next-gen console war already One?
Android is a mess and needs sprucing up, admits chief
Review: Samsung Galaxy S4
Peak txt: 1.5 billion more chat app msgs sent than SMSes a day
SMS needs to die already, horrible outdated, expensive technology. As more and more people start using tablets and other devices, SMS becomes a massive pain in the arse. I use email for the majority of my messages to friends and for the few which insist on using SMS, DeskSMS. An Android app which emails all texts to me coming in and converts emails to SMS going out. It's not 100% reliable but it means I don't have to even touch my phone when a better device is at hand (tablet/pc).
T-Mobile US announces 'no BS' rate plans, iPhones, LTE
Review: HTC One
Re: No SD card slot, no removable battery
Surely a Desire HD owner remembers said device, also a HTC 'flagship' (the most flaggy of flagships infact) was left twiddling its thumbs on a seriously outdated version of Android (2.3.5 iirc) come the end of its contracted life? What makes you think the One is going to be any different?
Software > Shiny Shiny
(another burned Desire HD owner)
Google+ architect: What was so great about Reader anyway?
Google shreds Reader in new round of 'spring cleaning'
The Register Android App
Lenovo offers Chrome OS ThinkPad for well-heeled schools
Review: Google Nexus 4
Re: Not a Google phone
The manufacturer's warranty is indeed with LG (pretty odd) but remember in addition to that your Statutory Rights, which are always with the retailer. Which in this case is obviously Google. They're not allowed by law to fob you off and tell you to go to take it up with the manufacturer.
Re: Missed chance
The whole reason the Nexus 4 doesn't have LTE is due to how locked into carriers the technology is. This completely goes against the whole idea of the Nexus brand. You buy a Nexus and it has nothing to do with a carrier, how is the appeal of this completely missed? £288 and it's yours, stick a £12 a month sim in it and save a stack of money. Not to mention the only LTE available in the UK from EE is expensive and averages a heady 10mbps, which I can get on my Nexus 4's DC-HSPA+ (upto a theoretical 42mbps).
Re: I was starting to think I might have been too quick to buy the S3..
Large amounts of onboard storage is the past, not the other way round.
How exactly do you suggest Google sell A Nexus device with LTE when each carrier's implementation is different? I don't think you understand the reason for its exclusion.
" anything but cutting edge" You're kidding right? What more cutting edge components could they have crammed in the Nexus 4?
Why would you be happy you now have to spend twice the price on a device which will likely spend most of its life on outdated software? I'd be annoyed as hell if I missed out on the Nexus 4. Assuming you're OK with the onboard storage, it's not only the best deal in smartphones, it's the best Android device to date.
The Nexus 4 is affected by a current kernel bug which causes excessive battery drain by stopping the device sleeping properly. Should be fixed with the next update.
The Galaxy S3 is most definitely not cheaper than the Nexus 4. No other high end device is. I think saying the 4 is 'ordinary' because it has an extremely high ppi screen instead of a stupidly high PPI screen like the 1080p screens is daft. You can't see pixels on the Nexus at all.