Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Android has Beaten Steve. Already.

“Android devices collectively represented a 34% share of the US market in the quarter, and with growth of 851% Android became the largest smart phone platform in the country.”

As the newsagents and poornalists in the western hemisphere are still writing what Mr. Murdoch is telling them to write, the normal people appear to be more reasonable and wait out for a real operating system. As a rule of thumb I’m always going with the opposite of what Rupert tells me.

Now these numbers need to be taken with just a tad caution, since doubling your sales is fairly easy when you have relatively low sales, but heck, with 851% (thats eight-hundred and fifty one percent) growth who am I kidding. Let the number role around in your head a bit. 851 percent. 851. hmmm…

It also appears that the Chinese have a special disliking for Apple:

‘The story in the Asia Pacific region is similarly optimistic around Android,’ noted Senior Analyst, TY Lau. ‘Android devices are gaining good traction in markets such as mainland China and South Korea, with growing numbers of consumers wanting more sophisticated smart phones.’

And as we all know, the Chinese are reasonable people.

Here are the market shares; note that these are Smart Phone numbers, and not regular mobile phones, smart phones represent only a fraction of the total number of mobile phones in use; 6 percent of the US market and only 0.8 percent of the Chinese market. (source)

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Eat that Steve. 83 percent of the Smart Phone market will run Flash! Go and fix an antenna or something.

via Canalys

#update:
teehee… Steve asks if people will stop jail braking their phones, or he will cry. Or something.

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STOP IT! please ?!

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Posted: August 2nd, 2010
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Android phone is for porn

Yes, and there you have it:

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goes with this article

Posted: June 7th, 2010
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I went to Athens and all I wrote was this Exif script

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now I know where it is

So I went to Greece for two weeks and I came back with lots of pictures. Plus, Athens appears to be full of street-art in the form of  a vast amount of graffiti. Now I have a week spot for good street art, so I started to take my own pictures.

Now you might know that digital photo camera’s store a bunch of extra information in the fileheaders. This is called Exif information which makes them more easily exchangeable. The iPhone uses this information to store GPS location data. Without telling the user by the way. Who will then post it online. With that GPS info. Frigging Nazi’s.

Still, it allowed me to write this little application that retrieves the Exif information of my iPhone pictures and then plug those numbers in a hijacked Google Maps-embed, showing you where I took it. Nifty, if I say so myself :)

So, check Athen Street art

Exif on Wiki
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Posted: June 3rd, 2010
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Multitasking is for the Rich

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Yes, Steve? I want my money back

Ow that is just dandy, Steve;

11:38AM Q: Are you concerned about leaving out your older customer base (with the lack of features for older devices). A: (Steve) Well, a lot of these products that are out there are the most recent products. The old devices will get the update, but they’ll miss some of these features like multitasking. If that’s an incentive for them to upgrade to a new device… terrific.”

So I have to buy a new phone if I want to listen to music and check my mail at the same time. Well, I will buy an new phone, and it’s going to run on Android so I can download porn from the app store. Thank you very much.

11:00AM These ads are looking a lot more like apps. Almost totally separate apps that live inside apps. Is your mind blown yet?

As it turns out with OS4 the iPhone platform will soon run with better iAds than Apps. Go fucking stick it somewhere. Taking the world by the Balls here. And what is also not really to my liking is the fact that the whole printing industry is licking the iPad like crazy; they should; it’s there last resort, but still. I’m slowly thinking of spraying the lot at Apple with some vaporized drug that will make them think that they are fondled with, by catholic priest who have a special interest in the color of their testicles. They want to dig their way unto the balls themself. And they have cutlery ..!

#Update; Also a nice one for the macevangalists; When quizzed on why Apple wouldn’t allow unsigned apps on the iTunes App Store he was equally combative, claiming that:

“You know, there’s a porn store for Android. Anyone can download them. You can, your kids can. That’s just not a place we want to go.”

Ow? But that is exactly where I want to go. Is this idiot seriously claiming that I shouldn’t be watching porn on my own phone? Should we explain again why Video 2000 failed against VHS? Why Joost failed? tsk.

So the next phone will be nice and Android.

More through engadget

But my guess is that they have used it already. So. How do I make money from this?

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Posted: April 9th, 2010
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