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Comment Re:iPad vs. all Android tablets (Score 1) 584

I didn't say Apple don't stuff the channel. But when they say they sell every phone they make and then go on the record to show their SALES figures, it's hard to not believe them. Until Samsung and the like show their sales figures your argument will always be flawed. I'm tired of comparing Apples to Oranges (sales vs shipments), I want to compare Apples to Apples (sales to sales) and I'm also tired of news outlets equating sales and shipments (to create false statistics/headlines) as being the same thing when they are not.

Give me the evidence and we'll debate it. I'm not even saying you're wrong, the Samsung S II could be selling more than the iPhone. I JUST want to see sales figures and less bullshit.

Comment Re:That's a big reason why I don't buy Android (Score 5, Insightful) 333

What has anybody done to the source in a meaningful way, other than offer versions of Android for phones it wasn't intended for?

What has anybody done with so much freedom that can make somebody sit back and say 'holy shit I better get myself an android phone, those Apple ones can't do that'!

Comment Re:iPad vs. all Android tablets (Score 1) 584

Those links are bunk. The first one doesn't report on how it got its numbers, the BBC link is based on shipments and we all know anybody can stuff a sales channel. How many did Samsung actually SELL. Apple admits to selling everything they ship while Samsung don't report sales figures. So lets see Samsung's numbers and then we will have a bit more truth as you say.

Your tablet link regarding marketshare is also about shipments and not sales. You do realise profits come from sales right? That's the important metric to measure but you're not being allowed to if you want to argue for Android.

Comment Re:Cheaper (Score 1) 471

I remember some research that was conducted in some South American town where the men hadn't been exposed to advertised related to the female form. The conclusions were that the men were naturally attracted to larger women, not slim women. The theory was larger women were seen as being the healthier choice for raising a child.

This issue probably is being taken seriously, but how big is this machine which we're trying to slow down? In France doctored images have to be declared as such and in the UK the subject is brought up often. Not sure where you live but here in Europe these are the little things I am aware of.

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