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Comment Outdated phone software drive sales... away (Score 2) 165

The summary says "If your phone isn't updated, it will start to feel old, so you're more likely to buy a new phone sooner". If you don't make your users happy by keeping them updated, Android isn't tied to one vendor, they can just as easily be driven to another handset vendor the next time. Better to have all your customers update 50% less often than to lose half of them to the company that cares about its customers.

Comment Re:Follow the money (Score 3, Insightful) 211

So much this. If you think it's a great product, wait until it's all built and buy it on the store shelves. if you think it won't land on store shelves, and you really want it, and it's worth losing your money over it, then chip in on the kickstarter. All kinds of businesses fail, surely the ones that are started by a couple of guys with no experience and only a webcam are going to fail more. I'm not sure why people think these are risk free.

Comment Re:Why so complicated? (Score 1) 111

What this guy said.

"Why is a high speed data bus so complex?". They evolve to be faster and more efficient each year. What's high speed today isn't in two years from now. So do you want to fast in two years, built on today's tech, so it's underutilised battery life is terrible? Or do you want to limit the efficacy of the new plug-in modules in future by having the bus under spec in two years? Or do you want to build it on something that doesn't exist yet, sooner than two years from now, so it costs a fortune to design and manufacture?

Something as simple as a "high bandwidth data bus" has capacities and costs associated with it. I don't know why it took so long for the Ara team to find this out.

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