It is open source, they require community feedback and support. We are used to everything working on desktop Linux now but once upon a time every regular user had to know modprobe, arguments in
I am not saying it is your fault or submit patches. Cyanogen got into this death spiral because at some point, they lost one thing that runs it. Community. Android community hates them. Just 2 years ago people purchased handsets based on Cyanogen compatibility. I heard they even bundled Trudialer as default dialer/phonebook application. Something even lamest company couldn't imagine.
You can also say it for metric system but in real life, they keep on using miles, feet, Fahrenheit.
Let me bluntly say it: Apple users are rich and they spend a lot of money. Apple doesn't allow anything other than WebKit on their iOS. If you put anything that doesn't work on Apple iPhone on your webpage, you will be fired.
It is like opening a restaurant which doesn't serve to millionaires.
Why doesn't Google hire that Eloston guy who is genius enough to implement such an advanced method to disable autoplay? It seems that their developers couldn't manage to do it
I hate to say it but Chrome is from World's largest advertising company. That is why they are slow(!) or lazy (!) about implementing features that will make advertisers mad.
Just recently, Chrome mobile beta, not final gained the capability to play YouTube videos in background tab. That is the same browser who introduced "every tab runs in its own process" on an operating system which happily runs on 8 core handsets.
If we use& support Mozilla Firefox, it isn't because we are old fashioned. It is because of independence, at least they try.
There is an alternative which performs way better than OEM or Stock Android, Cyanogen. The issue is, other app stores (Amazon, various Chinese) does their own evil things if not switched off.
Google maps is and has always been overrated, disconnected from real World application, its walk and bicycle navigation is a joke compared to "Here" (Nokia) maps.
The only issue here is a good app store, everything else can be achieved with Cyanogen without Google Services.
You almost introduced unwanted, bundled software to the developers. Chrome doesn't count because you are supposed to be cool& nice guys? I don't think so.
Actually ARM is just starting to grow to its real potential as super computer type designs are coming out. In a field where the only showstopper is heat and energy usage...
I am sure some new crazy inventions are on their way on mobile too. You know only Atom is out, Intel didn't say anything about Pentium M for example. They just admitted they can't do cheap stuff.
They are a large player on the Internet for a long time. They have a huge stake in Yahoo Japan for example. Unlike the American "let's re invent wheel every 6 months and fail everything" one, Japanese Yahoo is a very successful business.
I enable every kind of telemetry, crash report on Firefox since they politely ask me to opt in and they are pretty clear about what they do with the data.
Chrome, p0Edge and Opera (after becoming Chrome)? Never.
10M downloads on Android Google Play store. Of course, one star reviews started coming in.
It is because the idiots in JPEG 2000 committee did everything to keep people, especially web browser development teams away from that excellent format.
Now 4K monitors and ultra resolution phones around, watching web developers struggle with 5-6 different files of same photo, I really feel pity. That was a solved problem, both multiple bandwidth& resolution and the compression rate.
There is a reason we deal with JPEG files today, ask JP2 committee. Even MS stayed away from it fearing the patents.
Every single software licence agreement you/kid's parent accept while installing software has a section freeing developer from such charges.
Here is the part from Apache 2.0 licence
"8. Limitation of Liability. In no event and under no legal theory, whether in tort (including negligence), contract, or otherwise, unless required by applicable law (such as deliberate and grossly negligent acts) or agreed to in writing, shall any Contributor be liable to You for damages, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any character arising as a result of this License or out of the use or inability to use the Work (including but not limited to damages for loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or losses), even if such Contributor has been advised of the possibility of such damages."
They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.