I bought my Nexus at launch and while I was happy with it at first, the past few months it just started acting crazy. Icons on the desktop would open a different application, the issue from the article, the keyboard opening when a phone call was coming in "you couldnt slide to answer because it was ontop".
After all that and more, once the lock button on my Nexus started to give out I just went back to my iPhone.
Image file formats are containers of data and as Bill posted in a previous thread more often then not the colorspace encoding in files is either read wrong or ignored in the various graphics applications. And don't even get started with Apple applications doing 1.8 gamma encoding.
Appstore purchases are transferable to another device, save for the other device running a version of the Android operating system the application in question supports.
The appstore while currently not having as many applications as Apples, does include many that Apple would simply never allow to be sold.
You don't have to be a fanboy to see that in certain aspects the Android is more of an "open" platform.
When I first arrived I would walk around the neighborhood and see people jogging, walking the dog, whatever, I thought everyone was crazy for a good few months. The whole Bluetooth thing wasn't huge back home so it took some getting use to.
Although I must admit people in LA are crazy regardless of having or not having a Bluetooth headset
The film industry is mainly Windows and Linux, the larger the facility the higher the chance of it being a Linux house, but not always.
You hear "Macs make movies" so often and if anyone who doesn't work in the industry could see the state of things they would find the quote funny.
The main users of Apple products are producers and other pencil pushers running around with iPhones and Mac Pros, video files passed around during production are usually QuickTime files. Other than that a very limited amount of the business is anything Apple related. Final Cut is popular however its only one tool in the whole production chain and a facility doesn't need to equip everyone with a Mac just because its used. It is not uncommon to see a few Macs around facilities however you do not seem them in numbers.
I have only visited one all Mac based facility and even then they had RHEL dual booting macs. I can probably count on both hands how many visual effects studios I've seen or heard of that are all Mac based. Linux and Windows are no doubt the prominent players in the visual effects field. Linux isn't just on the backend either, plenty of facilities run Linux on the desktop and any one day there are thousands of artists typing grep and ls in a terminal somewhere. Its not just the bigger facilities either, plenty of smaller shops run Linux all around. If a facility isn't running Linux it most likely is running Windows.
Avids are used in editorial nothing more, so you do not see them in numbers. The Autodesk offerings have moved off Irix and are now HP/IBM Linux workstations.
Nvidia has the DCC market cornered with the Quadro line, I'm not going to get into the debate of whether they are wroth the price or not though. Even if a facility doesn't use Quadros in mass you can almost be certain the workstations have some sort of Nvidia card installed. Most applications in DCC are OpenGL based, since Nvidia has a track record of having a better OpenGL product, its not hard to understand why they might have a strong hold on the DCC industry.
One could go on about how many people are running around with Photoshop installed but I'll save that for another day
In the visual effects field and graphics world plugins are part of daily life. Yes you do take the risk of the software developer dieing out or adding your functionality to the base product.
There are a number of plugin based development companies that have been around for quiet some time and the products they offer are just as important as the applications they are made for. Every business venture has its risks and most often regardless of your business model you are at the whims of something.