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Comment Re: What should happen but won't (Score 1) 637

No what makes him a racist. Is that he was a racist.

"There are â" there are those who contend that it does not benefit African Americans to ÂÂ to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a lessÂ-advanced school, a less â" a slower-track school where they do well."

Or when he compared homosexuality to murder.

""But I had thought that one could consider certain conduct reprehensibleâ"murder, for example, or polygamy, or cruelty to animalsâ"and could exhibit even 'animus' toward such conduct. Surely that is the only sort of 'animus' at issue here: moral disapproval of homosexual conduct[.]"

He's finally on the right side of the grass.

Comment Re:You need an adblocker (Score 1) 53

" if Google did not act, we faced a Draconian future, a future where one man, one company, one device, one carrier would be our only choice. So if you believe in openness, if you believe in choice, if you believe in innovation from everyone, then welcome to Android. Now let's get started"

Andy Rubin......

Comment Re:A good thing? (Score 1) 160

Talk to the carriers about that. This is not something you can pin on Google, it is carrier greed and need for control that you are seeing.

Apple forbids any carrier from adding anything to their phones. Why couldn't other manufacturers?

Many of them can be updated to whatever you like, it just might not work properly because of Qualcomm's control issues.

Why not all of them? I was able to install Windows 7 on an old 2006 Core Duo Mac Mini. This was out any support from Apple (no I didn't have to use BootCamp).

I am sure Google would love to control updates on their phones, but the Carriers and Manufacturers, and Qualcomm won't let them.

But the carriers "let" Apple control their own updates. Apple also uses Qualcomm chipsets. Why is Google so much less powerful than Apple when Android runs on about 5x as many phones as iOS?

Comment Re:A good thing? (Score 1) 160

Apple is guilty of the same thing. In this case, it isn't Google doing anything of the kind, it is usually the carrier as they feel they HAVE to load their crapware on every phone.

Apple doesn't allow the carrier to load crapware.

Apple and Google have pretty much the same support time frame.

I can buy a PC from any manufacturer running Windows and get security updates from Microsoft. Why can't I do the same with third party Android phones?

Google supports their Nexus line for 3 years.

And what about third party phones running Google licensed versions of Android? Microsoft doesn't just provide updates for Surface computers.

Here is a cute little comparison chart of Apple vs Google in support timeframes.

It's "cute" and all but why if MS makes it their responsibility to support their licensed OS on third party hardware then why doesn't Google do the same?

Comment Re:Its about how fast they can move (Score 1) 250

How is Apple "falling behind" when it is the most profitable of the bunch and whose revenue and profit is still growing? Microsoft is adapting because they have to. Google on the other hand has been the least successful at adapting and moving into new markets successfully.

Android doesn't count as a success. It barely makes any money for Google and most Android phones being sold worldwide are not using Google services.

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