That case was a travesty, as are most of these types of cases. Judges end up making musical decisions for which they're entirely unqualified and unsuited.
cf. George Harrison and "My sweet Lord".
No, you want the other guy's car to be weak. He can be your crumple zone
But if you run into a tree
Android apps are really Java apps with lots of gui customizations. It's all the gui and OS specific calls that make translation difficult.
.. and Windows phones will run said apps slower than Android phones will, because they'll use extra RAM hosting Windows plus an emulated Android environment, and they'll chew CPU because system calls won't be native, and probably the GUI will be slightly off. Windows phone users will experience a second class Android app experience.
That will make Windows phones appear inferior. Windows phones would have to offer something else that users really wanted (like AD integration) to make people put up with poorer app performance.
It worked for Paris Hilton
Yes, and perhaps there was a reason he was flying for an Asian airline and not a European one? Of the Asian airlines, I'd only happily fly with Singapore or Cathay. I've also flown Malaysian, Air Vietnam, Thai, China Eastern, Hainan, and China Southern, and while I had no great complaints about those flights I suspect the crew quality wasn't equivalent to (say) Qantas, Emirates, Etihad, BA, LH and other first tier airlines. I haven't flown on Japanese or Korean carriers but I'd expect them to be OK. Indonesian airlines are at the very bottom of my list.
The crazy part is that the Paris terrorists didn't use encryption and nothing they did was affected by Snowden in any way. So to raise Snowden is a total non sequitur.
If anything, the Paris attacks weakens the case of those who want to ban encryption. Encryption simply wasn't a factor and banning it would not have helped.
Geez Bill, how many times have you been in?
Google could even provide the updates directly if they classified their libraries, programs, and apps into those that the carriers and vendors could play with and those that they can't.
It should be perfectly possible to update an SSL library without interfering with any customisation. They could even allow veto of patches of carriers and vendors, if the patches really did break anything. Of course the carriers and vendors would have to be given a few days to test for breakage. But, even with such a veto, 95% of Android security vulnerabilities could be patched.
Vendors could still release their own patches for allowable libraries and programs, and Google might even want to assist with infrastructure and control systems for that. Improved vendor patching benefits Google.
This patching issue, and the volume of vulnerabilities, is really hurting Android in big organisations deciding whether to support Android phones.
10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.