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Comment: Re:So after years of panic... (Score 1) 250

I think the headline was meant to point out that people are actually using azure...

The latest Gartner's Magic Quadrant actually shows that Microsoft is on distant second, right after Amazon on IAaS business. In fact, Azure and AWS are currently the only occupants of the leader quadrant

Comment: Re:Less interested in sign-ups.. (Score 1) 116

by PixetaledPikachu (#46830533) Attached to: WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

Than actual active members. I've had whatsapp installed on a phone for a couple years, and haven't used it in...well, a couple years. Am I in those statistics?

If you're on android, it costs USD1 a year to put whatsapp on your phone. Do you still pay for them? If no, it's unlikely that you're still counted as user

Comment: Re:No SD slot == No thanks. (Score 1) 196

by PixetaledPikachu (#46830411) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

Exactly. No SD Slot = leave it on the shelf. No replaceable battery = keep it for yourself.

Furthermore: No OTG - Thanksalot. There are a quite few very nice USB/OTG Sticks (by LG, Transcend and maybe others) which are _SO_ useful - and that's why I'm never going to buy a phone made by Apple, Samsung and others that have no idea how to make a cool phone for everyday usage! only one more thing that would make me consider a purchase: WATERPROOF! but this one is out of consideration anyway.

Samsung Galaxy S4. Replaceable battery, MicroSD support, OTG support. If you want waterproof too, then the S5 has everything that S4 has, plus waterproofing. The bad news is it's bloody expensive

Comment: Re:4-inches to freedom (Score 1) 196

by PixetaledPikachu (#46830389) Attached to: OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

After having owned a Galaxy S3 for a year, I'm ready for the return of smaller phones. I've been waiting for prices to come down on used GS4 Minis. However, if they released a OnePlus with a 4" screen, I'd order it immediately.

A phone configured specifically for CyanogenMod is a killer feature in my book. My next phone will have to be much smaller, lighter, and thinner than 5.5" unfortunately. Any suggestions?

If you want a flagship phone then Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will probably suit you http://www.sonymobile.com/glob... a 4ish inc phone with Snapdragon 800

Comment: Re:Save Slashdot Classic! (Score 1) 127

I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!" I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

I would love to support your cause, but I need to ask you a question. What is the linux equivalent of this "go to your windows" step?

Comment: Re:Google already has a noose on manufacturers (Score 1) 225

by PixetaledPikachu (#46052471) Attached to: Google Charging OEMs Licensing Fees For Play Store

There is a white knight saving us from Google domination while still firmly grounded in the Android camp: Cyanogenmod. They're starting to ship presintalled in devices, now. I hope it's an ongoing trend, since the true power of open source is the ability to fork. And if more and more closely related forks appear, Google will want to keep everything compatible with its Play Store, which will halt its gradual proprietarization (eh?) of Android.

The pre-installed Cyanogenmod on the Oppo N1 is Google certified, akin to TouchWiz on Samsung, Sense on HTC, or Timescape on Xperia, and not exactly a fork.

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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