It's no secret that innovation in the low-end of the market is high on the priority of manufacturers. Margins are low, and in combination with carrier policies, it's much more profitable to focus on high end handsets. Low end one are few years ago tech, repackaged, with unoptimized software. Google itself has been guilty of pushing Android to perform well on the high end, neglecting the low-end. Gingerbread still lives because it is the last Android OS to perform somehow well on low-end hardware. Even Google Glass, heck, runs on Ice Cream Sandwich, because Jelly Beans is too heavy for it. KitKatt is supposed to bring a fresh approach to low-end devices, we will need to wait and see. But there are clear responsibilities in software and hardware makers if such low performing devices exists. So, just like it did on the desktop, I hope Firefox OS will provide the incentive for the "other" OSes to push the boundaries on the low-end.
It's not about the OS as much as it is about the carrier. In the US it's always been.
... That it will be the most widely used browser. It grew a lot early on, but other and in many cases better products came along. Firefox browser now is all but the leader. Given the identical marketing strategy is used for Firefox OS, I just don't see how it can only be conceived that it will become the Mobile OS to beat. Seriously, has the author ever seen one of the cheap android phones out of China?
That is the stock quickoffice viewer. What we are talking about here is the editor, which is a separate app. It's free in the play store for any android 2.2+:
Really? If you go to the play store page for quickoffice, you will see that all that is required for Quickoffice to run is Android 2.2. BTW, I am not talking about the quickoffice viewer that comes with every android, but rather the editor. Check again here:
The version that allows for editing MS docs has been recently released in the play store for any android user. Kitkat only has it installed by default, but otherwise it's one install away.
Am I wrong or Sony is an actual (and official) Android OEM?
... it's not a bug. You're holding it wrong.
You can always use the No-script add-on, if typing on the address bar is to nerdy for you. Unless you have some weird voice controlled browser, there is nothing easier than that. Non needs about preaching people about semantics, "pal".
I use tor and firefox. But I don't use firefox that is bundled with Tor (v1.7ESR), but my own (v22). I run private mode, and I use the convenient FoxyProxy extension to redirect my network connection to either tor or for a direct connection. FoxyProxy allows me to specify what sites I would need to redirect to Tor and what not. Fairly simple, really.
It runs deeper than that. HFS is ancient, slow and inefficient. Memory management is a joke. I'd say enough "iOSization" of OS X, OS X should really make a leap jump into an innovative desktop OS. And I say this from my Mac.
It will be open: http://juberti.blogspot.com/2011/07/hangouts-mailbag.html
Relax, folks. Yes, XMPP may be dropped. But not to go completely closed-specs. According to a Google engineer, Hangout specifications for interoperability will come back, so third party apps can fully support it. XMPP needs to go because it is not extensible enough for the features needed. Besides, Hangout is nased partially on XMPP. More details here: http://juberti.blogspot.com/2011/07/hangouts-mailbag.html
It was called Xscale and it was among the best at the time. They sold it to Freescale (I believe).