Well it was the cell phone carriers who lead that design choice, they wanted to bundle in as much bloatware as possible and Apple made a stand to not allow that to happen, so naturally Android became a very popular choice amongst all manufacturers
30 posts • joined 20 Oct 2016
Come on Google....
This is really bad! I had both my mother and my partner contacting me with almost dead phones yesterday, unable to launch nearly every app, Google search, Gmail, Chrome, all instantly crashing. One phone was a Pixel 5 and the other an old Samsung S7, updates on the Play store didn't fix it, I had to get them both to revert webview/chrome to the factory version. This would have been hell for users that didn't know to do this, rendering their phones almost useless.
There was hope Samsung had turned a corner in repairability, but the Galaxy S21 Ultra is a step backwards
All that Samsung users found on UK website after weird Find my Mobile push notification was... other people's details
Atari would love to ship its VCS console but – would ya believe it – there's yet another delay. This time, it's the coronavirus's fault
Europe's home PC buyers reach for their collective smartphone, sigh: We don't need a new desktop. This is a computer, right?
The thing is, even a 13 year old Core2Duo or Core2Quad machine will happily run Windows 10, Office, Chrome and browse the internet. Put an SSD in said machine and they'll be perfectly usable. Heck, add an old and cheap Nvidia 750Ti and you'll be able to play most modern games.
It's easier than ever to keep old machines chugging along, so there's even less reason for poeple to upgrade when Windows 10 upgrade was free and they use their phones/tablets for most other things.
I'm sure the PC Hardware market is buzzing along as well as ever!
I for one love my Pixel 2 XL, it's an excellent phone. I've owned plenty of Samsungs and HTC's in the past, the last being the Samsung S8+, which was reviewed as having much better hardware, I actually prefer the Pixel 2's hardware. The screen isn't as bad as everyone made out apart from issues with blackness levels at low brightness. I can't go back to any other manufacturer after enjoying the cruft free android software, I always spent ages making any other phone like a Pixel because of their terrible modifications, I'd never want to touch a Huwaei with the quality of software and all their bloat... The speakers are great, the camera is excellent and the phone performs well at all times.
Re: Samsung has not been satisfied with making the best Android phones
I wouldn't buy another Samsung - their version of Android is aweful.
Just picked up a Pixel 2 XL which has the same specs as the Galaxy s8+ I had, and it's like night and day - the samsung constantly lags and has lots of stutter, the pixel, restored from the same backup, is as smooth as butter.
Re: XP had major problems, it was only until SP2 when it became the gold standard
You could modify windows 10 to your requirements and add in the old xp games and remove the windows store and apps. You can even get rid of the metro tiles with classic start. You could build a custom install of that and there you go.
I would avoid this if it's anything like Asus last attempt to make a dual screen laptop - I had the ASUS Taichi 13 laptop with 2 full hd screens and it was a fantastic laptop but ASUS dropped support for it after a year so it had no driver updates from Windows 8.1 and was a bitch to get running properly on Windows 10 without any official drivers. Great laptop but ASUS killed it themselves and I won't be getting another ASUS laptop after that.
Re: What's next for Windows 10?
Me neither. Not sure if most of the users commenting here even use Windows 10. I think it's a very good OS, my personal favorite of the big 3 and much better than Windows 8 was.
I've been using it since day 1, and ran the previews too.
There are Ad's, but they're never obtrusive and can be turned off.
-The lock screen can show ads over the login picture, but they're text based, and are only activated with the Spotlight feature that shows a different bing image each day.
-The start menu will suggest apps to install underneath the Most Used section - it'll only show 1 app and doesn't really get in the way.
-Edge's new start page will show occasional ads advertising MS products - just change your home page to something else..
-Cortana uses Bing - until you change your default search engine to Google
No ad's in any apps, except News/Money/Health - where ad's are expected due to the news sources.
People love to beat on MSFT, they always have.