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Comment: Re:Depends on the specs. (Score 2) 252

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47972541) Attached to: Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?


We have a winner.

CPUs and GPUs do matter for things like battery usage and screen quality though(well, GPUs do; if you have a 1440p screen your GPU better be able to cope with it). Also memory still matters in some ways. I'm kind of disappointed that the iPhone 6 is still 1gb of RAM, but I suspect that has more to do with issues of power consumption than it does Apple being cheap.

It's all a balancing act, and if the final goal isn't UX, then everything is going to come crashing down.

Comment: Re:They sold 10 million units of last years tech? (Score 1) 206

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47969757) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

64 bit ARM was last year's tech :)

Oh, wait... Poor Android fans...

(Yes, there's nothing magical about doubling the CPU's data paths, but doing so also gives you a convenient excuse to also throw out all of the garbage in the 32bit ISA; or at least, not require it on 64 bit applications).

Comment: Re:Everyone loses (Score 1) 474

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47947181) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

There's a massive difference, in so far as I know, that the Quebecois separatists were facing a different sociopolitical economic set of problems.

The Canadian Prime Minister isn't thumbing his nose as the Quebecois concerning oil revenue from Quebec for instance. Nor do conservative policies generally negatively impact quebec.

The Tories fucked up pretty bad, and will probably continue to fuck it up for union.

Comment: Re:no wonder apple dropped 16GB machines (Score 1) 216

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#47930381) Attached to: iOS 8 Review

Actually I'm willing to speculate that the reason why it's 16/64/128 isn't for any insane conspiracy theory reason, but rather that Apple may have just gone overboard on the 8 gig chips in their supplier chain(Keep in mind, iOS devices use flash in pairs; so a 64gb phone is really 2x32; etc). Given that at their size, they need to order their parts well in advance, it's easy to get trapped with an excess of parts.

They figured most people wouldn't notice or care. The 6s probably will go 32/64/128.

Comment: Re:Is this why they call them "smart" phones? (Score 1) 222

it's about how aware to the rest of the system any given thread is to the rest of it. Android's implementation of keyboards is incredibly unsafe.

As far as intents vs iOS extensions go, you're right, but the reason why is that Android doesn't do much of anything to keep things playing cleanly.

"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all other causes combined." -- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_