Huh? What does that have to do with my first sentence? I was simply stating that I own devices from both markets, therefore I speak from experience, that's all. Not sure what the confusing reply is all about...
What does building PC and owning an S4 have to do with your assertion of an already competitive enough market? Makes no sense hence the cookies.
Fuck over the customer? Nobody is twisting your arm, forcing you to buy a phone or computer
I am forced to use computers and mobile phones just as I am forced to drive a car. It is not possible to elect not to do these things without suffering unacceptable consequences. Hence my desire for viable solutions free of vendor bullshit.
Sorry, but I call bullshit. Who exactly is creating that value? Not you, not me, and it doesn't magically appear out of thin air.
App vendors. They have every interest in the world in maximizing their customer base which means tearing down those silos. Likewise people need to effectively communicate and transact across devices unimpeded by vendor specific hoops and proprietary crap. Todays write 20 times run anywhere nonsense is unsustainable.
They want the advantage of the devices they make, and they don't want anyone else stealing their thunder; what is the problem with that? You seriously expect a company to spend $millions on R&D and then sell their devices, at cost, as a neutral platform?
I expect hardware vendors to make great innovative hardware and sell it for what market is willing to accept. I don't expect vendors to tell me what operating system I can or can not run or otherwise impose artificial limits on what I can or can't do with the hardware once it has been sold. I vote with my dollar.
Even PCs aren't really that modular. For the average consumer/end-user, the alternatives to Windows generally are, for the most part, Linux and Mac.
I can choose from any of a dozen PSU vendors, DRAM vendors, form factors, a few processor, GPU vendors, persistent storage vendors, plug all manner of expansion hardware into any number of standardized interfaces, dozens of motherboard vendors, cooling solutions, keyboards, displays, mice, printers, audio, network. I am free to run any operating system that will run without artificial limits.. Windows, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, ESX, Android, ReactOS, DOS, OS/2...ad nauseam.
In the tablet and mobile handset spaces too often hardware is locked down to where it is not possible to install other operating systems without having to exploit system defects. Windows phone loader is intentionally locked down to prevent execution of anything except windows and carriers are increasingly enforcing the same restrictions on their modified android builds.
I don't see how you can compare those two. They have nothing in common. Gas and cookies are consumables that take a small amount of effort to make. They aren't that expensive, but
The point is anyone's gasoline works in my vehicle in the same way anyone's software should work on my computer.
is the essence of what makes a commodity a commodity.
Really? You just being silly or what?
Underlying point is no joke. Limiting value to consumer for sake of employment is indefensible Malthusian dogma.