Yeah, but clickety click. Click. Click. Race. Shock. Money. Lives. Click click. Life or death. Click. Choice. Kerching! We have a winner! Kerching!
You know when they get it on facebook messenger; it tells you. You have no idea when they get it via sms, or even IF they got it. If their phone is turned off, lost, of they're abroad then the network might try delivering for a few days, then give up.
But sure, you know they'll get it on their phone because the system is too lame to work anywhere else; messenger, hangouts etc lets them receive it on their phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, or anyone else's device they've logged into.
You can chat with Skype. I don't pay to receive calls but I do to call people abroad, so voip is the only sensible solution there. You can get a headset for Â£5 or less and use (on a desktop) with any client. Whatsapp being phone only is what kills it for me. I don't understand why Facebook didn't announce a fix for that the day they bought them. I don't want to have to chat via a mobile phone keyboard and try and cut and paste links etc into it when i'm setting next to a desktop with a keyboard and a 25" monitor.
Racist? A lot of Chinese people say L when they mean R and vice versa. Pointing this out isn't racist.
And all the syncing into your Google account.
I want a per-country blacklist/whitelist, so I never have to worry about foreigners attacking my account. Two factor on top of that. Too much to ask?
Yeah you run it on a VM. Everyone's using VMs all the time now, right?
If people don't want to use it then nobody else can force them. Or care, come to that. I'll continue to use it no matter how specious the arguments for not using it become.
Yes but that's an even stupider name.
Realizing there's a commercial opportunity to take advantage of, you mean?
The Christian Right are just harmless buffoons. ISIS are murderous fucks just need to die, already. That's it - nothing more to talk about. Shitty Muslim death-cult with nothing to offer, going nowhere fast.
Do you think the number one is unlucky, or something?
Android's version numbers are for developer use only; everyone else uses the name, just like they do with Windows.
Microsoft doesn't have a hold on the "one" name, because next to nobody has heard of the "xbox one" outside of the gaming/tech community, whereas nearly everyone has - or knows someone who has - an Android phone.
We're not there yet; some people are going to pay Â£600+ for the iPhone 6 rather than Â£150 for the Moto G2. Many people are still on small, silly screens and could do with a larger one now they've got their head around the idea of having a smart phone. They all could do with 2 or 3 gigs of ram instead of 1 or less.
Those $100 phones are designed for india; they're not going to gain any traction outside of there because it's just cutting 2 or 3 corners too many, but certainly I can see Â£150 being a sweet spot where people who don't want quad core/a huge screen/battery don't pass.
Got any figures from the last 6 years?
For some smaller, less financially significant countries it's possible that Google would just have no official presence, forcing users to just use their
This sort of thing is the reason why companies launch later in Germany etc than elsewhere. Generally you have a product and you just sell it but some European countries (France is another one) have all these stupid little "we're special...and we don't understand the internet" rules which mean you have tedious unproductive meetings, then set up phone numbers etc before the end users can actually use your products/services.