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Comment: Re:Expected lifetime 3 years. (Score 1) 129

by Karlt1 (#49528223) Attached to: YouTube Going Dark On Older Devices

If only it were solely Google. My 3 year old Apple tablet is not only obsolete, but has been for more than a year. No upgrades, no fixes, no revisions.

The only Apple tablet that doesn't get any updates is the original iPad introduced in March of 2010 and discontinued in March 2011 -- over four years old.

Comment: Re:$30 per month (Score 1) 214

by Karlt1 (#49520037) Attached to: Netflix Is Betting On Exclusive Programming

I don't think they're getting that much for the ads. After all, netflix manages to offer ad-free stuff for $8/month, same as Hulu+. It's probably closer to the difference between $8/month and $12.

Netflix doesn't offer next day viewing of content, Hulu does. I can't find a link now, but IIRC, a viewer is worth at least $0.60 per hour for broadcast TV.

Comment: Re:Makers or Service providers? (Score 1) 350

I can only assume that T-mobile demanded that the FM radio be disabled, in order to get people to use up all their data listening to streaming music.

That must be it! Especially considering T-mobile doesn't count music streaming services as part of your data allotment.

On a second thought, that reasoning makes no sense at all.....

Comment: Re:Nokia (Score 1) 245

by Karlt1 (#49485205) Attached to: Google Responds To EU Antitrust Claims In Android Blog Post

That shows that the reason people buy Android phones isn't actually the OS (which I personally think is pretty shitty), people buy Android phones because they actually want Google apps and services.

Most people buy Android phones because they are cheap only few care about the supposed "openness". Google Services are not a differentiation between Android and iOS. I have an iPhone an iPad and a Nexus 7. Google apps are just as good on the iPhone as they are on Android.

Comment: Re:Singled out? (Score 1) 247

by Karlt1 (#49482633) Attached to: EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges

What alternatives to Itunes exist? Are any big enough to challenge it?

Amazon Music, Google Play,

Apple have been able to use their market position to push around media companies. Media companies for fuck sake, the most pig headed, obnoxious and obstinate arseholes in the game.

That must be why Apple is having such an easy time getting unbundled cable channels.....

Apple have also been suing it's competitors left, right and centre just for being competitors.

Apple hasn't been slapped down for unfairly using FRAND patents. Motorola was while owned by Google.

Comment: Re: Cutting edge journalism (Score 2) 179

by Karlt1 (#49453235) Attached to: Google Lollipop Bricking Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Devices

Apple "limited choice" because other carriers weren't willing to allow Apple to update phones directly and wanted to put carrier crap on it. Apple went to Verizon first.

Hindsight being what it is, which was the better choice? Allowing carriers to put their own crap on the phone and to control updates or to force their hand?

Comment: Re:VP9's place in the landscape (Score 1) 109

by Karlt1 (#49422903) Attached to: Google Rolls Out VP9 Encoding For YouTube

In fact VP9 spec was finalized quarters before H.265, and Google has the ear and other anatomical bits of all the hardware manufactures in the Android world, so VP9 hardware support from the start is in very good shape.

All of the hardware manufacturers in the Android world? Google has no control over half of the Android phones in the world -- those selling in China and India running AOSP.

Ask Adobe how far anything on the web gets without Apple's support.

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