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Android 4.4.3 Appears Before Google I/O
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WaqasAltaf
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6/28/2014 | 2:19:08 AM
Re: Entering like Microsoft
DDurban, I agree that it is about lifecycle. 

I do take your point that iPad has been a pioneer but now that Samsung Tabs are around, people don't consider Apple as the only option.
DDURBIN1
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6/24/2014 | 11:49:34 AM
Re: Entering like Microsoft
Compared to the PC market Apple's computer share is still a very small market share. The iPad has had a free rain since release.  It's taken the rest of the market 5 years to catchup.  We're just now seeing products that can compete.    Apple goes through cycles just like all other companies.  
WaqasAltaf
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WaqasAltaf,
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6/24/2014 | 11:32:56 AM
Re: Entering like Microsoft
DDurban, you have a point. Apple is proficient in both hardware and software. However, I personally feel that the curiosity that Apple always created within users regarding its new launches is not there anymore. So claiming the excellency in all departments is debatable now.
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6/7/2014 | 5:08:10 AM
Re: Android 5.0?
They might use HTML coding. Well, I have Nexus 5 that I am using from last 6 months and recently updated it with the latest 4.4.3 version of Android. I even purchased a wireless charger for it from Amazon www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FPFRNTQ to keep the device fully charged in order to explore more features from this latest version. 
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asksqn,
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6/6/2014 | 12:44:05 PM
Still needs work
And yet still no update from Google on the privacy front other than its lip service to privacy promises about email encryption. I'll be interested IF Google, like Apple, ever implements the ability to limit/restrict what apps transmit to the Mother Ship. But I won't be holding my breath.
Brian.Dean
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6/6/2014 | 12:17:44 AM
Rooting a phone
If a phone has been rooted, for instance, from 4.1 to 4.3, and then later Samsung pushes an official update that takes certain devices that are on 4.3 to 4.4, will subsequent updates work, or once rooted a device loses its ability to receive automatic updates?
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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6/5/2014 | 11:06:35 AM
Re: Android 5.0?
Personally I don't think it's an easy move. Furthermore, I do not see good reason why we should move away from Java based framework. There is one exception. If we have a very handy language available, such kind of evoluation might happen - i.e. an Android version of Swift.:-)
DDURBIN1
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DDURBIN1,
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6/5/2014 | 10:04:33 AM
Re: Entering like Microsoft
Google and Microsoft are software companies trying to add hardware to their expertise (Apple envy) but both are late to the game and both have other partners more hardware capable.  Google's purchase of Motorola and Microsoft's purchase of Nokia were done after failed efforts on their own.   But these two still struggle just showing how hard it is to be multi-talented.  In fact Google just sold Motorola to Lenovo.  I expect Microsoft will come to realize they have no talent for hardware either and sell Nokia to somone that does maybe Acer or HTC.
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6/5/2014 | 9:52:03 AM
Re: Android 5.0?
I can't believe I'm saying this but I think it would be great if Google does what Samsung is doing with Tizen, allowing application development with web based HTML5 but I doubt we see this.
Thomas Claburn
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6/4/2014 | 3:31:58 PM
Android 5.0?
Any chance Google will start supporting an alterative development language that's not Java (or C-based) for Android 5.0?
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