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Comment: Re:Android (Score 2, Interesting) 122

by ChunderDownunder (#47886549) Attached to: Chrome OS Can Now Run Android Apps With No Porting Required

The cynic in me suggests this is a pre-emptive strike against alternative open-source OSes Tizen and Firefox OS.

By utilizing a Chrome-only technology (NaCl), by value-adding, Google kills off Gecko and Webkit competitors running a pure HTML5 platform.

(Also stifling adoption of BB and Sailfish, which both include Android compatibility)

Comment: Re:So if I... (Score 1) 362

by ChunderDownunder (#47861247) Attached to: BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

As long as they keep showing Doctor Who on ABC1 within 24 hours of its UK release, all's well.

It'd be nice if the ABC did a deal with BBC online to mirror some of its geoblocked educational content such as foreign language learning. I'm not interested in streaming TV shows but learning a language for my next trip to Europe would be great.

Comment: Re:Is it total shit like earlier Firefox OS phones (Score 1) 83

by ChunderDownunder (#47772117) Attached to: $33 Firefox Phone Launched In India

Maybe 'condemn' is the wrong word, then.

But they're complicit in bowing to 'the whims of the actual device manufacturers'. The device may run in 128MB in its Tarako config but the phone won't deliver an optimal experience.

I'm just reflecting that I can't imagine the difference in price between 128 and 256MB modules would be that huge in 2014. Even the $25 Rpi model A shipped with 256MB back in 2012.

Would a $38 phone sell any worse if a 256MB module were $5 extra?

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