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Comment: Worst of everything (Score 1) 243

by MrDoh! (#48854947) Attached to: Could Tizen Be the Next Android?
it looks terrible, doesn't have apps, compatibility (fixable), other company support, dev loving. I get that some beancounter is probably saying "hey, we pay Google 5 bucks per phone, if we didn't have to pay that, we'd make more profit", but breaking everything isn't the solution. And how they ignore their users for years over touchwiz, I'm not too trusting that Tizen will give users what they want. It /can/ be fixed a bit, by making a Cyanogenmod like version of it, release the base code somewhere, like ASOP for Android, and it would get some love from the dev community I'm sure. But will/can samsung set it free? From past experience they want everything kept very close.

Comment: Sounds fair (Score 3, Interesting) 437

by MrDoh! (#48763151) Attached to: Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?
Usually jump all over new ROM's, new OS updates, all part of the fun. Though... I'm still not sure about this new Material look to everything. Running on a AMOLED, and rarely go outside, I prefer the black background, holo look. So... the 'xp feel' is spot on, I'm in a good place, everything works, and it looks good.

Comment: Re:The WHO (Score 1) 478

by MrDoh! (#47967715) Attached to: Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"
Wife's family would read this and laugh before heading out to the club. Large Cuban family, the 'baby' of her aunts and uncle is 81 and there's no holding any of them back. I think the coffee they knock back in ludicrous strengths is what Ponce De Leon was searching for all that time.

Comment: Re:im happy google took this on (Score 1) 46

by MrDoh! (#47573223) Attached to: Google, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara
Think that's exactly it, yes, this IS Ara only at the moment, but when they were asked this at the dev conference, there was much flirting of eyes and 'we're only doing THIS for now' comments. But for phones, tablets, cameras, home security systems, media players, car units, plug in what you want, when you want. This concept isn't anything new in PC tech, with so many busses/drivers/external devices, it's known what's needed. This is a uber low power/hopefully incredibly flexible, driverless (to a point) something new. Plug in that better camera, get the associated app to take benefit of the low light sensor. Plug that smoke sensor into your wifi router for a cheap NEST like device. Have that wall mounted NEST AC unit near the door, plug in a bigger screen, attach the external camera to your doorbell (with fingerprint sensor? maybe versionIII), when someone calls, show the camera view on the NEST controller, and/or Chromecast it across to your TV.

Comment: Re:Well, (Score 1) 112

by MrDoh! (#47555775) Attached to: Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch
Never. They've been trying to crack this nut for nearly 20 years and still won't give it up. They can't. If someone takes aware Windows/Office, MS dies. This market should have been theirs to own, but sticking to simply bust WindowsCE rebranded with a shiny interface stopped them doing what needed to be done. Still, they can keep throwing marketing dollars at it, and as long as they creep up %'s of ownership each year, they'll see it as a success. That they're offering their services on ios/android shows how scared they are, but they won't/can't give up.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. -- Woody Allen