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Comment Re:Android fans will just compile themselves...not (Score 1) 73

Your reply is just avoiding the discussion by nitpicking. You're a smart person, you get what i was saying. How about contribute to the discussion next time instead?

You are right. The fact that there are actually tens (hundreds) of companies building unique hardware that runs Android has nothing at all to do with the complexity of pushing updates to those devices.

How about you look deeper than the last "ANDROID IS FRAGMENTED" headline you read from some shitty online click bait source?

You're a smart person

Actually, I thought you might be able to parse the sarcasm to see what I was getting at. I was wrong.

Comment Re:Not a comparison at all (Score 1) 38

In reality, three months would likely work fine but asking for the minimum isn't likely to get you there is it?

WTF are you saying? The limiting factor is whether consumers are asking for it or not? I'm pretty sure that me, or you "asking" for anything isn't going to have a big effect on the laws of physics and the material properties that put limits on battery life.

But hey, why limit yourself? Let's have self driving cars that read our minds. There it is, I'm asking for it. If enough of us ask, it's bound to come to fruition. And if you think I'm making a ridiculous exaggeration, it's not much more than suggesting a computer with an always on backlit screen is going to have 6 months of battery life.

Comment Re:It's the battery stupid! (Score 1) 38

Smartwatches still need the phone to do the vast majority of the things they do.

No they don't. Even my watch from 2 years ago has wifi. Buy yes I get the point that it's not completely independent.

The gain in convenience is trivial, even if you successfully argue that the cost in extra charge time is trivial. The market is voting, and people don't really want yet another thing to charge.

That's a valid opinion.

Comment Re:Still a need for what he was origally doing (Score 2) 73

Steve Kondik needs to go back to his roots and just do better android ports for common devices again. There's still a big need for it.

Although I'm sure you'd love him to spend his days and nights building software for free, I suspect he needs to eat and pay his electric bill.

He needs to get with a business person that can build something around his skills. What I thought CM, Inc was supposed to be was a company that one could contract do bring up and support for your hardware, or perhaps take over support for older devices. It's not exactly exciting, but device manufacturers would fall over themselves to pay someone to take that nightmare off their hands.

He should have bailed when his CEO started that "take Android back from Google" crap.

What an idiot.

Comment Re:It's the battery stupid! (Score 3, Insightful) 38

I'd be prepared to accept a six monthly charging cycle (still ten times more often than regular watches) but every frig'ing day is ridiculous.

Ah yes, queue the "but my Casio ..." posts that plaster every smart watch thread.

Are you really having that much trouble getting over the word "watch" in the name? It's not a watch. It's a fairly powerful computer that happens to be in a watch form-factor. Do you hear the word "watch" and just shut off your brain after that? It's called a smartWATCH because calling it a "wrist hobblinsnicker" is poor marketing. If the only possible thing you can imagine using a smartwatch for is the same things for which you use your Casio, you are right, buying one would be friggin' ridiculous.

If you don't want a computer on your wrist, that's fine, but making comparisons to your Casio's battery life is about as smart as making a comparison between a calculator and a laptop computer. I mean really, imagine those idiots. A handheld calculator can multiply numbers just as good as that desktop and costs hundreds or THOUSANDS of times less. It NEVER needs to be charged. It fits in my pocket. It doesn't need a full keyboard with all of those useless letter and function keys. It has a built in display saving me hundreds of dollars. The OS NEVER needs upgrading, and it never, ever crashes.

Comment Re:What is the use case for smartwatch? (Score 1) 38

I have been honestly thinking, what are those smart watches used for? If the thing does not show time without pressing button or shaking it, it is useless for keeping sneakily track of remaining time in corporate meetings. And if the device needs to be charged more often than phone, can it be trusted as timekeeper?

Many have always-on OLED displays. So no, you don't have to press or shake to see the display. Most (all?) this or last gen models have at least one day of battery. As long as you get in the habit of dropping it on the charger along with your phone and other things at night it's not an issue. I have a model from 2 years ago that goes about 36 hours, with an always-on display.

Comment Re:Why is input lag still a thing? (Score 1) 40

Do the manufacturers think people *like* input lag and intentionally increase it on products marketed as TVs or something?

Image processing. HDR. Upscaling. Etc. Most high-ish end modern TVs will have a "gaming mode" that turns this off. I'm too lazy to understand the actual problem w/ Sony.

Comment Re:Karma (Score 1) 40

Just like any other electronics company, they have winners and they have losers. It all just depends on the product team and other factors.

That misses the point. All companies have hits and misses, but brushing problems under the digital rug is reprehensible, especially when it can factor into a consumer's decision to spend $2,000.

If you even found the thread it means you were searching for things like "sony bravia gaming" or "sony bravia gaming lag" etc. Consumers that don't care about response times would never see it. For the (probably small) subset of consumers that do care, they've hidden pertinent information that would have factored into their choice.

Comment Re:Also, no solar-powered iOS devices (Score 1) 95

Failure of an app is not a failure of the device, or of the operating system.

TFA article is just making claims about users' perception of stability. You you think a user cares that their Facebook app crashes because of a flaw in the app, a flaw in the iOS SDK, a flaw in the underlying system libraries used to implement the SDK, a flaw in the kernel, or a flaw in the hardware? They don't.

Comment Re:Apple should not be worried (Score 1) 95

Do you think they would just shitcan their flagship product and have nothing to sell in that space for months if it wasn't an actual problem?

The OP didn't say it wasn't a problem. He said the actual failure rates were low. When "failure" means burning people alive you don't have to have a high failure rate to initiate a product recall.

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