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Comment Re:It's easy (Score 1) 137

Yes, I know I'm in the minority but as I've said in previous discussions, Continuum/Convergence would be that killer feature, provided they solve the "app gap".

A 64bit machine with a octo-core processor and 6GB of RAM, as found in flagship phones of today is plenty powerful enough for my needs as a consumer. (if not a monster workstation for professional purposes). Hook that up to a KVM switch and we're set, so at which point I ask myself why would I need a x86-powered desktop machine with worse specs at home as a depreciating asset?

A solution to the "app gap" problem, Anbox, was in an early development stage. It runs Android in a container, displaying Android apps in the Unity launcher.

Comment Re:Use existing hardware? (Score 1) 137

Yes, it's hardly inspiring to plonk down 300euro (or whatever they were charging) for beta-level software on a Meizu or a BQ - I mean honestly who had heard of these manufacturers before? Using company money to purchase one as a developer device, perhaps, but for consumers to buy one for use as a daily driver, only the very keen.

Sailfish's collaboration with Xperia seems interesting if Sony would do the legwork to assist in porting the OS to each and every device. That way the curious can buy an off the shelf phone with the option of reverting to stock Android if they please.

Comment Re:Math doesn't check out (Score 1) 69

Starbucks?

Hijack the customer loyalty program. 2 or 3 cups of coffee during a working day - more for us nerds! Pay the bill while scanning your loyalty card or NFC enabled phone. Receive a notification with a link to any one of 500 web sites. Fill in a sock-puppet comment and a notification will be sent back to HQ to erase your bill.

Anyone with a conscience wouldn't sell their soul but for thousands of dollars a year worth of free coffee, plenty would.

Oh shit, I shouldn't give them ideas! :-)

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