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Comment: There's two kinds of fragmentation... (Score 3, Interesting) 136

by iampiti (#49141007) Attached to: Who's Afraid of Android Fragmentation?
...Variety of devices, Running different versions of the OS.
The first one IMHO is a strong point for Android since there's so many different devices you're likely to find what you want (cheap, expensive, large, small, metal build, removable battery...). In this respect Windows Phone also has an interesting number of devices (although infenitely less than Android) and iOS is horrible in this respect: You basically have this year's or last year's model, neither of which is exactly cheap.
The second one is definitely bad: Several versions of the OS having significant marketshare means extra work for developers, and fewer apps for users (since some require a version newer than you have). Windows Phone and iOS are much better than Android in this.

Comment: Re:Next challenge: FirefoxOS phones (Score 1) 296

by iampiti (#49009811) Attached to: Firefox Succeeded In Its Goal -- But What's Next?
I'm sure the Flame phone is very nice and that Firefox OS works great, but you're talking like all Android phones cost 600$. And you know that's simply not true:
Look at something like the Moto E: A decent phone for less than 100$.
I mean, I have no thing against Firefox OS and I'd love it to see it succeed, but it's simply not true that the hardware it runs on is significantly cheaper than the one of other OS (Android and Windows Phone who has some pretty cheap phones too)

Comment: Re:Oh look, it's the Java killer... (Score 1) 253

by iampiti (#48981449) Attached to: Microsoft Open Sources CoreCLR, the<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Execution Engine
Spot on. Microsoft really want you to get hooked on their services. That's why they're releasing Office apps for iOS and Android, an Android launcher that obviously uses Bing as the default search engine, why they're increasingly tying Windows to Bing, Cortana and OneDrive amongst others.
I don't blame they as that's where it looks the money will come from but I don't like it because I like my software to stand alone and not depend on third party components.
That's why I love Windows 7: I paid once for it and it's a piece of software that does what's supposed to, doesn't try to sell you a millon services and gets out of the way. Compare that to Windows 8 or 10 which for starters, makes hard not to login with a Microsoft account from the moment you install it and depends or tries to sell you many Microsoft services: The Windows Store, Bing, Cortana ... Also, I'd also like Google to let you pay with money, let you use their services with no ads and no spying in exchange for some dollars

Comment: Re:Where's the replacement? (Score 1) 640

by iampiti (#48906887) Attached to: Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7
It enrages me to no end the current trend of using OSs to sell you services: Google did it with Android (understandable since they live off your data, but I'd pay money for an Android which wasn''t tied to Google's services), and now Microsoft is doing it with a desktop OS. The free upgrade during the first year to Win 10 further confirms this: They're desperate for you to move to their data-grabbing, service-selling new OS. I'd rather pay some money and get a clean OS like what Windows was until 7

Comment: Re:It's sad (Score 1) 427

by iampiti (#48028523) Attached to: Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices
I cannot believe this has turned into a discussion of whose bloatware is less bad. The obvious good solution is to allow the user to uninstall anything.
I undestand Google has every right to get money back for all they invest in Android but ...20 apps? I think it's a bit too much. Ideally they would provide other ways of compensating them (like good old money)

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