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Comment: Re:Thankfully those will be patched right in a jif (Score 1) 127

by BorgDrone (#47564329) Attached to: Old Apache Code At Root of Android FakeID Mess

Not as seamless and my wife's iPhone, but close enough for me

And not as long either, Google only provides updates for 18 months. If you buy a phone on a 2 year contract (as many people do) and you get the new Nexus the day it is released, you still have 6 months in which you will not receive (security) updates.

Completely unacceptable.

Comment: Re: How is this a good idea? (Score 1) 249

by BorgDrone (#47217411) Attached to: New Permission System Could Make Android Much Less Secure

No, you do it like apple, ask it when the app uses it first, that way the user can place the request in context. If you click on 'upload photo' in a social media app and it asks for permission to access your photo's, you know that makes sense and grant permission. If a calculator app asks the same when you start it, you know something's fishy. Asking upfront is the dumbest thing ever, the user hasn't even started the app once so has no way of knowing if the requested permissions make any sense.

Comment: Re: Incompetent Press (Score 2, Interesting) 471

by BorgDrone (#45206371) Attached to: Apple Announces iPad Air

64 bit - better performance, but it's still fewer cores and lower performance than high end Android devices.

I'm assuming you're referring to the snapdragon 800, which seems to be the top performing SoC in Android devices at the moment. Have you seen the benchmarks ?

The dual-core 1.3Ghz A7 whoops the quad-core 2.4Ghz Snapdragon 800's ass. Which just shows how awesome Apple's chip designers are.

Comment: Re:I disagree (Score 2) 289

by BorgDrone (#44248837) Attached to: Android Co-Founder: Fragmentation "an Overblown Issue"

As a developer, I can say hands down that iOS is WAY more difficult to work with than Android, for completely unrelated reasons.

I'm also a mobile developer (both iOS and Android) and I feel the exact opposite. What makes you say iOS is more difficult to work with than Android ? For me iOS gives me a lot more power to do what I need to do; Google made some design choices in Android in order to support low-end device, which make life a lot more difficult on Android than on iOS. On average I'd say it takes 2-3 times a much time to make an Android version of an app than the iOS version, while sometimes having to drop features because they won't work on older OSes or can only be supported on high-end devices, resulting in less polished apps.

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