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Comment Re:Confirmation bias! (Score 1) 226

The lag was always obvious all the way up until ICS, where they introduced proper hardware acceleration for the UI (i.e. actually using triangles to render UI elements), however it was still not quite as good as it was on other platforms, they addressed this on Jelly Bean and the difference is pretty obvious to anyone who's used the same device on both versions.


Comment Re:Did you even read the thread you linked to? (Score 1, Flamebait) 226

The OP is simply yet another MS shill trying to spread the usual FUD.

Speaking from personal experience I own an Ipad 2 and a Nexus 4, the UI in the iPad 2 is smooth as silk as usual, the UI in the Nexus 4 is even better in terms of speed and responsiveness. Switching between applications is seamless and the UI will not drop a single frame.

The user experience in Android was lacking until Matias Duarte took over the UI, in modern phones it's as good if not better than anything on the market, period.

Comment Re:But Android is open (Score 5, Insightful) 535

No, this was quite a lottle bit evil. As were all the various anticompetitive practices they've been into recently. Many of those have even been directly trying to bring down open source competition, like deliberately polluting OpenStreetMap's data.

They're just so evil, I mean can you imagine how much better things would be if that stupid Android hadn't showed up?, we'd all be using phones made by Apple or running Windows, now those are companies you want to support, who on earth would want an Open Source OS to be relevant in a consumer market for once, that's preposterous.

And the OpenStreetMap data, it's so clear that this goes to the highest levels of the company.... oh wait.


Sometimes it pays off to have some fucking perspective, here's an obnoxious smiley face right back atcha *:)*

Comment Re:Video and first thoughts. (Score 5, Funny) 248

What does it bring new to developers that isn't there in Android?

Real openness?

What have the Romans ever done for us?

Sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health?

All right, fair enough, but appart from sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health; what have the Romans ever done for us?

Comment Re:Video and first thoughts. (Score 4, Insightful) 248

What does it bring new to developers that isn't there in Android?

Real openness?

The AOSP is perfectly open, you're more than welcome to grab the source and do with it as you please, like Amazon did. The license doesn't require you to publish the full source code but it doesn't prevent you from doing so either.

This allows Android distributions like Replicant to exist. Currently 4 OSs dominate the smartphone market, Android, Blackberry OS, iOS and Windows Phone. You'd think people would show a little apreciation for the fact that the dominant OS is the only Open OS out of the bunch.

Instead they come here and spew bile.

Comment Re:If we want something fixed we have to break it (Score 2) 75

Do you mean you want to turn the whole tech industry into SCO like IP zombies? are you insane? What we need patent and copyright reform, not a dark age.

Right now, there are people salivating at the concept of a free for all patent system, because they think a business model based exclusively on patent licensing is both lucrative and sustainable. At the same time there is a complete lack of action from lawmakers because right now the tech industry is thriving. It's not going to be until it costs more to license a patent than it does to make something out of it that people will come to their senses.

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