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Comment: Re: Irony not lost on me (Score 1) 230

It's easy to improve something that sucks in the first place.

iOS apps have been compiled to native code since day one. The first version of the Android VM didn't even use JIT. Then they improved it to use JIT. Now they are going a step further and using ART. None of the "improvements" are state of the art.

No matter how much the Java proponents have been shouting that it runs as fast as native, it simply isn't true and has never been.

Are you really saying that you think the latest OS would run faster on a device that was released in 2010?

Comment: Re: Dalvik is dead, long live Dalvik! (Score 2) 230

So you're bragging about Google improving the very bad Dakvik engine after 7 years and you're comparing that to iOS which has been completely compiled to native code since day?

Google has been promising 60fps animation for 5 years -- something Apple did in 2007.

Comment: Re: Not Just Phones (Score 3, Informative) 230

I do suspect they do not even bother compiling the binaries for the older architecture by switching a couple of compiler flags though. The performance difference is just too big.

Well your suspicion is incorrect. There is a separate build for the OS for each supported device. If you download the OS on the computer from iTunes you have to download a copy for your specific device.

Comment: Re:Answer: Both (Score 2) 126

by Karlt1 (#47263955) Attached to: Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay

So you need to buy a Google-branded phone to get good support, and all the other Android vendors such?

Google usually only updates their phones for 18 months.

http://liliputing.com/2013/10/...

Apple just released a security update in February for the 3GS that was introduced in June 2009.

They released iOS 7 for the iPhone 4 released in June 2010.

Comment: Re: poorly (Score 1) 209

by Karlt1 (#47244821) Attached to: How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

No, it's because Steve Jobs decided to go "thermonuclear" with patent litigation, and because Apple doesn't have enough valuable technology patents of its own to cross-license and refuses to pay cash.

A lot of the lawsuits have been by patent trolls. But you do remember that Apple won cases against Samsung (twice), and HTC?

Apple hype around upgrades. If iOS 7 were so good why were so many people downgrading and them complaining when that option went away? Also: automatic updates and people not realizing the ramifications of a major OS upgrade that would make everything look different and slow their device down.

And you've seen cited of representative samples of the majority if people who upgraded to iOS 7 not liking it?

People complain about change on the Internet. News at 11. How many people have complained about Facebook changes and swore they would never use it again?

Comment: Re: AppleTV a failure (Score 1) 209

by Karlt1 (#47243043) Attached to: How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Apple have squandered a lead they had with AppleTV when for a few $ you can by a cromecast of android device(even dedicated gaming ones) who cares now. In context of this article I think its cooks biggest failure.

http://m.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/new-study-google-chromecast-usage-takes-dive/#!Zzvaa

Comment: Re: Flip this and Flip this...Flipping eck? (Score 1) 209

by Karlt1 (#47243027) Attached to: How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

As for swift...a proprietary language, other than locking in developers to ios why would anyone care. you can't pull those tricks with a market share of 15% and shrinking however good it is...and the drivers are still slow.

Right. A proprietary language used only by Apple. That will never work.

http://m.infoworld.com/t/application-development/objective-c-regains-its-mojo-in-tiobe-language-index-218317

Comment: Re: Shares (Score 1) 209

by Karlt1 (#47243005) Attached to: How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Except Apples shares plummeted under cooks leadership it has taken two years to recover some of it most based on market manipulation rather than actual success.

Uhh two years ago. Cook was in charge. Apple saw their highest share prices under Cook.

Its profits continue to be based on the iphone in the American market..

Someone hasn't looked at Apple's financial statements to see the breakdown of where revenues are generated by region.

.everything else is struggling including the ipad and that peaked two years ago. Apple is seeing shrinking margins and its first shrinking profits under Jobs.
The bottom line is that growth before came from successful launches of products...Cook has yet to show the world anything

So which electronic market do you think they can get in that's larger than the global phone market ? Maybe they should sell $1500 eye glasses.....

slashmydots is criticising later iterations of products Jobs launched as *new* markets, and people are buying competitors products more, because they are larger, faster, cheaper, newer, powerful blah blah blah

And still every single Android manufacturer is struggling except for Samsung. Maybe Apple knows something that you don't....

Bit where are these faster more powerful Android devices?

Comment: Re: poorly (Score 4, Interesting) 209

by Karlt1 (#47241857) Attached to: How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

That's how he's filling his shoes; poorly. The ipad 3 was heavier, shattered easier at a lower drop height, and got hotter. The ipad 3 mini was a lie. IOE 6, 7, and 8 were universally hated disasters. iTunes 11's new layout was a crime against software design. Also, as usual, everyone everywhere is suing them for everything they're doing. Apple is going down like the Titanic.

Let's see where to start?

1. If iOS 7 was so bad, why was the adoption rate so high so fast?
2. The iPad 3 did suck. All indications are that the A6 and the lightening connector just weren't ready in time. They bought out a new iPad six months later.
3. ITunes has been a disaster since it started trying to manage iOS devices.
4. Everyone is suing Apple because that's where the money is. Who isn't getting sued left and right these days?
5. IOS 8 is a "disaster"? You mean the OS that isn't even shipping yet?
6. The iPad Mini 3 a lie? Huh?

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