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Comment: Agree (Score 1) 629

by Lussarn (#48794443) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

There are 84 companies in the OHA (Open handset alliance). If a company for whatever reason will not update their phones to 4.4.4 (which is the latest point release of version 4 of Android) someone should probably backport the patch to 4.3 version of Android. Android is open source and Google accepts patches.

Google is not the only one making Android and the Google supported phones are free of this vulnerability. I can see Googles position on this (they want the vendors to just update to latest point release), although it seems a bit silly.

Comment: Re:Security protects the user too (Score 1) 220

by Lussarn (#48768367) Attached to: EFF: Apple's Dev Agreement Means No EFF Mobile App For iOS

There's a reason that Apple's devices are smooth, reliable, and stable... and you just can't have that when you live in the Wild West of completely open software. Yes, it means putting some trust in a company to get there, but I don't see that as any worse than the alternatives.

Oh please, come back in a year when the first major (pretty much mandatory) update hits you 1GB RAM phone, no more smooth and random crap like copy/paste stops working. Come back when Apple hardware at least runs 1% of the servers on the internet, which has to be reliable and stable. As of this moment it is the Wild West composed mostly of completely open software...

A modern phone is a small computer, nothing more, nothing less. There is no need for this hunkydory Apple store lock ins. It's not especially hard to keep any phone malware free. And pretty much every modern phone regardless of OS is smooth, reliable and stable.

I think you have been cheated by Apple marketing...

Comment: Re:Root Your Device? (Score 4, Informative) 54

by Lussarn (#48424327) Attached to: Android Botnet Evolves, Could Pose Threat To Corporate Networks

Don't install random crap from the internet. If you use play store the chance is virtually nil to be infected with malware. You also have to make the active choice to even be able to install these trojans by ticking "non trusted sources" down in preferences.

It isn't exactly hard to keep an Android device malware free. Same as any other operating system with a good selection of programs in the default repos and stores, like Debian, Ubuntu, or OS X. Even if those operating systems don't mandate one supplier of programs only.

If this sounds to hard, just use iPhones and Playstations which are unable to install random crap no matter how much you need it, but at least you're safe.

Comment: Re:Again and again, rip and claim as their own (Score -1, Troll) 100

And again Microsoft is ripping someone else's technology and saying it is their own invention. Take your pick: dos, windows, mouse... the list goes on and on.

So who in your oppinon develops Windows? Do they rip code from little puppets from mars or something... Whatever you are trying to say, you are wrong...

Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 129

If the average human eye can't tell the slightest difference, what's the point of making displays that dense?

The whole retina thing is just a marketing ploy. Perhaps some wants to hold the phone closer than what Steeve decided was the optimum range. There is no denying text is sharper and you need to zoom less when having better than retina resolution.

In any case, I'm not average.

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