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(C|Net)   "Google now activating 900,000 new Android devices every day." Please please please be about phones and not Google's new 'droid army   (asia.cnet.com) divider line 95
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2012-06-11 10:10:00 AM  
900,000 a day? That's really hard to believe.
 
2012-06-11 10:12:29 AM  

theurge14: 900,000 a day? That's really hard to believe.


That's 328.5 million devices a year. It is kind of a stretch, but who knows how they're collecting their data.
 
2012-06-11 10:12:48 AM  

theurge14: 900,000 a day? That's really hard to believe.


That's global. I also don't know if factory resets and firmware flashes count as "activations".
 
2012-06-11 10:14:23 AM  
Roger roger.
 
2012-06-11 10:16:27 AM  
Is this where the anti-Apple fanboys come to claim some sort of victory...or something?
 
2012-06-11 10:18:53 AM  
Unavailable for comment.... lets hope:

i48.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-11 10:30:12 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Is this where the anti-Apple fanboys come to claim some sort of victory...or something?


www.techdigest.tv

Sorry, man. I don't like Apple's business plan or priorities, and I most certainly will not accept their dumb policies ("NO APPS THAT REPLACE SOMETHING WE CHARGE FOR, NO APPS THAT CHANGE ANYTHING, NO REPLACEMENTS FOR DEFAULT APPS") as the final arbiter of what I'm allowed to do with my devices and my data.
 
2012-06-11 10:31:14 AM  
The trade federation will hear about this!
 
2012-06-11 10:32:55 AM  

theurge14: 900,000 a day? That's really hard to believe.


"Android devices" is a pretty broad category. Across the whole planet, between chintzy little dumb phones, smart phones and tablets, and considering how often some people replace mobile devices I could see it.

/ DNRTFA
 
2012-06-11 10:36:27 AM  

Splinshints: theurge14: 900,000 a day? That's really hard to believe.

"Android devices" is a pretty broad category. Across the whole planet, between chintzy little dumb phones, smart phones and tablets, and considering how often some people replace mobile devices I could see it.

/ DNRTFA


Yeah, it's basically phones + Kindle Fires + Nooks + Tablets + anything that runs android, anything at all. And since Android is expandable, fairly easy to work with, extremely capable, and completely free to use, that number is large.

Me, personally? As an Android user solely on the phone side, I see nothing wrong with developers across a wide range of fields learning to develop for Android.
 
2012-06-11 10:38:17 AM  

kingoomieiii: theurge14: 900,000 a day? That's really hard to believe.

That's global. I also don't know if factory resets and firmware flashes count as "activations".


It doesn't--they've clarified that in the past. Also, this is only cellular activations, so it doesn't count wifi-only devices.
 
2012-06-11 10:38:49 AM  
It's really about 100,000 new devices a day. The rest is just people resetting their old ones to factory after they crash.
 
2012-06-11 10:39:41 AM  

mongbiohazard: Unavailable for comment.... lets hope:

[i48.photobucket.com image 640x360]


Don't worry, all you have to do is find a Housewife to take down the army
 
2012-06-11 10:39:41 AM  
According to Intel, multicore in Android is implemented so badly that we should be safe from the droid army.

Android dual core support so poor "having a second core is actually a detriment"
 
2012-06-11 10:40:14 AM  

redpanda2: kingoomieiii: theurge14: 900,000 a day? That's really hard to believe.

That's global. I also don't know if factory resets and firmware flashes count as "activations".

It doesn't--they've clarified that in the past. Also, this is only cellular activations, so it doesn't count wifi-only devices.


Now with more citations
 
2012-06-11 10:42:42 AM  
Google has long understood that mobile internet IS the Internet for the vast majority of the world's population The Cable Modem hooked up to a home PC is the exception, rather than the rule, world wide. Thus, while Apple continues to try to figure out new and different ways to charge you $100's for phones and MP3 Players that are only marginally better (if that ) than their competition, Google has been working with phone manufacturer's world wide to crank out sub- $50 android devices and phones (one reason they hate things like MS's demand for $10/device to "license their patents"). At that price point they can achieve serious penetration into the Indian and Chinese markets

Bottom line is that Google is an ad company that makes money when eyeballs see thier ads and people use google to search for things. Andriod is nothing more than a way to drive eyeballs to Google
 
2012-06-11 10:42:50 AM  

BullBearMS: According to Intel, multicore in Android is implemented so badly that we should be safe from the droid army.

Android dual core support so poor "having a second core is actually a detriment"


Know how I know Intel has never upgraded from a single-core android device to a dual-core android device? Seriously, I don't know what benchmark they're basing that claim on, but it's a huge performance upgrade.
 
2012-06-11 10:44:57 AM  
This is bad news........ for Microsoft.

WP7 has been out for almost two years and despite numerous fanbois, nobody wants it. It is actually a decent platform, but the world has pretty much decided that if given a choice they will choose to NOT buy the Microsoft option. The world would certainly be a better place under the Google umbrella, who just wants to get the right add in front of you, than under the Microsoft monopoly again. Embrace, Extend, Extinguish has made Gates, Allen, and Balmer a lot of money, but the market really doesn't want a bully in charge again. And the sad part is that Win8 is going to go down the tubes with it.
 
2012-06-11 10:45:00 AM  

kingoomieiii: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Is this where the anti-Apple fanboys come to claim some sort of victory...or something?

[www.techdigest.tv image 300x225]

Sorry, man. I don't like Apple's business plan or priorities, and I most certainly will not accept their dumb policies ("NO APPS THAT REPLACE SOMETHING WE CHARGE FOR, NO APPS THAT CHANGE ANYTHING, NO REPLACEMENTS FOR DEFAULT APPS") as the final arbiter of what I'm allowed to do with my devices and my data.


I can't wait to hear the howls of protest when the next IPhone ships with AppleMaps and Google's mapping apps are blocked
 
2012-06-11 10:46:34 AM  
Ok Farkers, I'm getting an Android phone in a month or two. As someone who has not had a smart phone in years, what are some apps I should be getting for my new phone?
 
2012-06-11 10:54:35 AM  
Task killer.
 
2012-06-11 10:56:00 AM  

meteorite: Ok Farkers, I'm getting an Android phone in a month or two. As someone who has not had a smart phone in years, what are some apps I should be getting for my new phone?


That's a really open question. Apps for... what?

First, the default car dock apps provided by 100% of carriers are shiat, but this is awesome. And free.

Get Locale or Tasker to get your phone to perform automated actions based on conditions. For example, I have it set up so that when my phone connects to the work wifi, it goes into silent mode.

In car dock? No screen time-out. Media volume at 100%. GPS on, wifi off. Between 6 AM and 7 PM? Screen brightness at 100% (so the sun doesn't wash it out). After 7? Brightness at 5% (to not burn out my eyes).

If you listen to podcasts, Doggcatcher is the best.
 
2012-06-11 11:01:20 AM  

simplicimus: Task killer.


Task killing is built-in to 4.0... mostly so users don't feel confused about it. Android doesn't manage applications the way most desktop applications (and iOS) do. There's almost no performance benefit to having 200mb of RAM free on the phone, and the OS is able to persistently keep an app's state in memory without the app consuming processor time. Task killing is only really required when an app crashes, but previous versions of the OS, getting to that option is sort of clunky.

NEVER use an automated task killer. Don't do it. If you kill your browser task to free up RAM, you're not making the system run faster, but when you go to start the browser again, it has to pull the program from internal storage, rather than simply unfreezing it in RAM and executing it again, adding both a delay and a battery hit.
 
2012-06-11 11:01:23 AM  

kingoomieiii: Sorry, man. I don't like Apple's business plan or priorities, and I most certainly will not accept their dumb policies ("NO APPS THAT REPLACE SOMETHING WE CHARGE FOR, NO APPS THAT CHANGE ANYTHING, NO REPLACEMENTS FOR DEFAULT APPS") as the final arbiter of what I'm allowed to do with my devices and my data.


If only there were a way to break out of said jail.
 
2012-06-11 11:03:28 AM  

BullBearMS: According to Intel, multicore in Android is implemented so badly that we should be safe from the droid army.

Android dual core support so poor "having a second core is actually a detriment"


The crux of that Windows Phone advertisementarticle is that Android software needs to mature to make proper use of a feature that some people speculate may be made proper use of in a competitor product at some point in the future.

I didn't get "Android dual core support [is] poor" out of that, I got "small, power-constrained mobile device support is poor" out of it. Which inherently makes a certain amount of sense anyway.

redpanda2: Know how I know Intel has never upgraded from a single-core android device to a dual-core android device? Seriously, I don't know what benchmark they're basing that claim on, but it's a huge performance upgrade.


There's still enormous disparity between different devices or even the same devices on different carriers. The single biggest strength of Android - it's openness and ability to be competitive with itself - is also a huge detriment if you don't want to go picking through three dozen phones on three different carriers to find one that actually works the way you want it to.

Say what you will about iJockeys and their fruity devices, there's something to be said for the simplicity of just having a phone that does one thing right consistently.
 
2012-06-11 11:03:44 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Is this where the anti-Apple fanboys come to claim some sort of victory...or something?


I will say, I switched from Android back to Apple. It's funny, because I don't even have a machine capable of running iTunes (I only use Linux or BSD). I did this for the simple reason that I want my phone to do three things:

* Be a phone.
* Surf the web.
* Play some games, since I don't have any other gaming system.

When Civilization Revolution, Myst, Monkey Island, Broken Sword, The 7th Guest, Final Fantasy, Riven, The Last Express, and the Longest Journey are ported to Android, I'll go back.

Basically, I bought my phone as a video game console that also lets me make phone calls.
 
2012-06-11 11:03:49 AM  

digistil: If only there were a way to break out of said jail.


iOS is better than Android because you can get a similar same level of customization if you download a third-party tool and void your warranty. I can root my phone, too. On this particular one, I've yet to hit something I actually need to root it to be able to do.
 
2012-06-11 11:11:03 AM  

redpanda2: redpanda2: kingoomieiii: theurge14: 900,000 a day? That's really hard to believe.

That's global. I also don't know if factory resets and firmware flashes count as "activations".

It doesn't--they've clarified that in the past. Also, this is only cellular activations, so it doesn't count wifi-only devices.

Now with more citations


Given that, the number seems crazy.
 
2012-06-11 11:12:02 AM  

Splinshints: The single biggest strength of Android - it's openness and ability to be competitive with itself - is also a huge detriment if you don't want to go picking through three dozen phones on three different carriers to find one that actually works the way you want it to.


I worked for a startup developing apps for iOS and Android. We spent, I'm not kidding, 90% of our time working on Android only to have an inferior product. The iOS app just worked. The Android app would work on some phones but not others, even when they were ostensibly the same version of the operating system. There were far more versions of Android extant in the market than iOS, and there were far more incompatibilities between those versions than for different versions of iOS. The screen sizes would be vastly different.

Google really, really needs to solve the fragmentation issue if they want better app development for Android. Apple has lots of little (four or five person) shops developing apps that everyone wants. Developing a non-trivial Android app that works on, say, 85% of the Android devices out there is well beyond the resources of a small shop - and when the app breaks, the users don't blame the carrier or the phone manufacturer, they blame the app author.

A really good example of this: go look at the app reviews in the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Market. Users in Google Play Market will say things like "it works for my Samsung Galaxy II", "it works for my HTC One!", "it doesn't work for my Samsung Foo!" - letting people know which devices it works on and which it doesn't. You very, very rarely see anything like that on the iTunes App Store (though it does occasionally happen).
 
2012-06-11 11:14:53 AM  

kingoomieiii: digistil: If only there were a way to break out of said jail.

iOS is better than Android because you can get a similar same level of customization if you download a third-party tool and void your warranty. I can root my phone, too. On this particular one, I've yet to hit something I actually need to root it to be able to do.


Where did he say it was better? He did not. It's not a contest, you twit.
 
2012-06-11 11:16:17 AM  

Lord Dimwit: We spent, I'm not kidding, 90% of our time working on Android only to have an inferior product. The iOS app just worked. The Android app would work on some phones but not others, even when they were ostensibly the same version of the operating system.


Carriers need to stop farking with the phones. Seriouly. No one cares about Motoblur or Sense, it slows down updates by months and months, and it makes shiat not work. Google needs to put their foot down and say "We will not certify any phone with a garbage skin for the app market." And yes, they can do that. Devices have to be certified by google to plug into the Play store.
 
2012-06-11 11:18:51 AM  

LasersHurt: Where did he say it was better? He did not. It's not a contest, you twit.


...Sent from my iPhone

Also, as we're talking about products that compete with each other, to the point that the backing companies pointlessly sue each other just to slow the other down, yes it is.
 
2012-06-11 11:19:47 AM  

kingoomieiii: Lord Dimwit: We spent, I'm not kidding, 90% of our time working on Android only to have an inferior product. The iOS app just worked. The Android app would work on some phones but not others, even when they were ostensibly the same version of the operating system.

Carriers need to stop farking with the phones. Seriouly. No one cares about Motoblur or Sense, it slows down updates by months and months, and it makes shiat not work. Google needs to put their foot down and say "We will not certify any phone with a garbage skin for the app market." And yes, they can do that. Devices have to be certified by google to plug into the Play store.


Carriers need to get a bigger piece of the pie from Google Market before they'll agree to that. The phone manufacturers and carriers have no incentive to not shovel crap onto the phones - they have to differentiate themselves somehow. Apple makes money off the App Store, so they'll support their phones for many revisions of iOS. There is no incentive for Samsung to update their phones very much, because they make little to no money off the App Market - they want you to buy a new phone, so they need to keep the differentiators up. Once you're hooked on Motoblur or Sense, you're more likely to buy a phone with that UI shell in the future, and that's where they make their money.
 
2012-06-11 11:20:48 AM  

kingoomieiii: LasersHurt: Where did he say it was better? He did not. It's not a contest, you twit.

...Sent from my iPhone

Also, as we're talking about products that compete with each other, to the point that the backing companies pointlessly sue each other just to slow the other down, yes it is.


So the justification for your platform butthurt is an assumption that I'm an Apple fanboy? You're such a loser, dude.
 
2012-06-11 11:21:57 AM  

Lord Dimwit: kingoomieiii: Lord Dimwit: We spent, I'm not kidding, 90% of our time working on Android only to have an inferior product. The iOS app just worked. The Android app would work on some phones but not others, even when they were ostensibly the same version of the operating system.

Carriers need to stop farking with the phones. Seriouly. No one cares about Motoblur or Sense, it slows down updates by months and months, and it makes shiat not work. Google needs to put their foot down and say "We will not certify any phone with a garbage skin for the app market." And yes, they can do that. Devices have to be certified by google to plug into the Play store.

Carriers need to get a bigger piece of the pie from Google Market before they'll agree to that. The phone manufacturers and carriers have no incentive to not shovel crap onto the phones - they have to differentiate themselves somehow. Apple makes money off the App Store, so they'll support their phones for many revisions of iOS. There is no incentive for Samsung to update their phones very much, because they make little to no money off the App Market - they want you to buy a new phone, so they need to keep the differentiators up. Once you're hooked on Motoblur or Sense, you're more likely to buy a phone with that UI shell in the future, and that's where they make their money.


If, say, Samsung's phones have to side-load apps, no one will buy them. And if they hide that incompatibility, Samsung can expect a flurry of furious demands for refunds.
 
2012-06-11 11:24:14 AM  

LasersHurt: kingoomieiii: LasersHurt: Where did he say it was better? He did not. It's not a contest, you twit.

...Sent from my iPhone

Also, as we're talking about products that compete with each other, to the point that the backing companies pointlessly sue each other just to slow the other down, yes it is.

So the justification for your platform butthurt is an assumption that I'm an Apple fanboy? You're such a loser, dude.


Just a friendly reminder, the last guy I saw end every single post with an insult got his ass totally removed from a thread. Dude.
 
2012-06-11 11:25:10 AM  

kingoomieiii: LasersHurt: kingoomieiii: LasersHurt: Where did he say it was better? He did not. It's not a contest, you twit.

...Sent from my iPhone

Also, as we're talking about products that compete with each other, to the point that the backing companies pointlessly sue each other just to slow the other down, yes it is.

So the justification for your platform butthurt is an assumption that I'm an Apple fanboy? You're such a loser, dude.

Just a friendly reminder, the last guy I saw end every single post with an insult got his ass totally removed from a thread. Dude.


Good luck with that.
 
2012-06-11 11:27:06 AM  

LasersHurt: Good luck with that.


Who pissed in your cornflakes, man?
 
2012-06-11 11:27:36 AM  

meteorite: Ok Farkers, I'm getting an Android phone in a month or two. As someone who has not had a smart phone in years, what are some apps I should be getting for my new phone?


My apps that you might like:-

Generic
----------
KeePassDroid. Carry all my passwords around in an encrypted locker. Also works with the PC version. Mount phone, copy, synchronise, copy back revised version.
Any DO. Task organiser, synchronises with your tasks.
Twitter. Does what it says on the tin.
Amazon. I can order stuff, like I really need access to Amazon all day.
Ebay.
Flixster (movie showings, reviews)

Travel
------
Navigation. The Google free navigation.
CoPilotLive. Paid for navigation, but allows you to use it offline, so I ain't paying insane roaming charges in Europe
My Tracks. Allows me to record my long walks to see how far/fast I went.
Hotels.com
MapDroyd - Offline mapping using OpenStreetMap - shows things like footpaths as well as roads.
The Weather Channel
WhatGas Petrol Prices
Rail Planner Live (UK app for trains, so YMMV)

Game
-----
Angry Birds (all 4)
Cut The Rope
Doodle Jump
Flight Control
Fruit Ninja
X Construct
World of Goo (although YMMV - I much prefer it on PC)
The other thing to look at with games is the HumbleBundle. Pay what you like, get the games for PC, Mac and Android, then sideload the application.

Developer
-------------
AndFTP
AndExplorer
Jota Text Editor

Yes, I've altered CSS on a website on my phone.
 
2012-06-11 11:31:10 AM  

kingoomieiii: LasersHurt: Good luck with that.

Who pissed in your cornflakes, man?


I really hate Mobile OS threads because people have very, very strong opinions that go above and beyond anything sensible. I work with mobiles for a living, and use Android and iOS daily. They're just two different OSes, and each has some great stuff and some bad stuff.

Every time a thread like this comes up, however, someone invariably calls you a fanboy of one stripe or another for having the temerity to disagree with them. If you're so foolish as to not have love or hate opinions about OSes, you get shiat on by people who have an emotional investment in it.

And it gets old, reaaaaal fast.

So I hope you can understand why I was pissed off when, upon disagreeing on a point, you went with an iPhone crack immediately.
 
2012-06-11 11:34:51 AM  

LasersHurt: So I hope you can understand why I was pissed off when, upon disagreeing on a point, you went with an iPhone crack immediately.


I went with that crack not because you had the temerity to disagree with me, but because it was accompanied with an insult. Leading to my assumption that what I was viewing was butthurt.

Seems we both have butthurt goggles on.
 
2012-06-11 11:36:35 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Is this where the anti-Apple fanboys come to claim some sort of victory...or something?


Lord Dimwit: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Is this where the anti-Apple fanboys come to claim some sort of victory...or something?

I will say, I switched from Android back to Apple. It's funny, because I don't even have a machine capable of running iTunes (I only use Linux or BSD). I did this for the simple reason that I want my phone to do three things:

* Be a phone.
* Surf the web.
* Play some games, since I don't have any other gaming system.

When Civilization Revolution, Myst, Monkey Island, Broken Sword, The 7th Guest, Final Fantasy, Riven, The Last Express, and the Longest Journey are ported to Android, I'll go back.

Basically, I bought my phone as a video game console that also lets me make phone calls.


Then why didnt you get an Experia Play? Then you could have downloaded the emulator for just about any console from previous generations and played everything you ever used to play!

PLUS you would have had Flash to make the internet better!

ALSO- "because I don't even have a machine capable of running iTunes (I only use Linux or BSD)" - I installed Linux once before. Then after 10 minutes I realised that it was chocolate teapot levels of useless in reality, so I just put WIndows back on.
 
2012-06-11 11:37:00 AM  

kingoomieiii: LasersHurt: So I hope you can understand why I was pissed off when, upon disagreeing on a point, you went with an iPhone crack immediately.

I went with that crack not because you had the temerity to disagree with me, but because it was accompanied with an insult. Leading to my assumption that what I was viewing was butthurt.

Seems we both have butthurt goggles on.


I guess I did call you a twit. My bad. I saw you assume he was making a judgment of what was better (he didn't) and I namecalled, which, you know, again, my bad.

These threads get on my dick.
 
2012-06-11 11:39:06 AM  

LasersHurt: kingoomieiii: LasersHurt: So I hope you can understand why I was pissed off when, upon disagreeing on a point, you went with an iPhone crack immediately.

I went with that crack not because you had the temerity to disagree with me, but because it was accompanied with an insult. Leading to my assumption that what I was viewing was butthurt.

Seems we both have butthurt goggles on.

I guess I did call you a twit. My bad. I saw you assume he was making a judgment of what was better (he didn't) and I namecalled, which, you know, again, my bad.

These threads get on my dick.


See, this kind of reconciliation is why Fark isn't a horrible shiathole of anger and assholery like [insert any other farking discussion board]
 
2012-06-11 11:42:28 AM  
The problem with android is shiatty hardware running software controlled by shiatty cellular companies. Android itself can be pretty good (see ICS on a Nexus Galaxy), although it is somewhat awkward to use even in its "pure" form.

basically, to get android to be not sucky you have to root it and install cyanogenmod.

at least IOS is consistently IOS. jailbreaking isn't necessary for most purposes any more, unless you need to unlock or want tethering on the sly.

Windows 7.5's tile interface looks compelling, but the devices are meh and software development is lacking and there isn't a google voice app.
 
2012-06-11 11:44:59 AM  

LasersHurt: These threads get on my dick.


You mean two years from now they'll tell you they have a child, it's yours, and you should watch your mailbox?
 
2012-06-11 11:45:53 AM  
meh... still enjoying my WebOs devices...

Every time I play with anything else I find it's a pain and much too limited.

I plan to be using these devices as long as possible.

/what do I win?
 
2012-06-11 11:47:41 AM  
I'm curious what the definition of 'Activated' might be. I suspect it may be something far more akin to 'Shipping' that many Android loaded devices.

I would more interested in how many contracts the big providers are signing up with Android devices.
 
2012-06-11 11:49:14 AM  

kingoomieiii: Lord Dimwit: kingoomieiii: Lord Dimwit: We spent, I'm not kidding, 90% of our time working on Android only to have an inferior product. The iOS app just worked. The Android app would work on some phones but not others, even when they were ostensibly the same version of the operating system.

Carriers need to stop farking with the phones. Seriouly. No one cares about Motoblur or Sense, it slows down updates by months and months, and it makes shiat not work. Google needs to put their foot down and say "We will not certify any phone with a garbage skin for the app market." And yes, they can do that. Devices have to be certified by google to plug into the Play store.

Carriers need to get a bigger piece of the pie from Google Market before they'll agree to that. The phone manufacturers and carriers have no incentive to not shovel crap onto the phones - they have to differentiate themselves somehow. Apple makes money off the App Store, so they'll support their phones for many revisions of iOS. There is no incentive for Samsung to update their phones very much, because they make little to no money off the App Market - they want you to buy a new phone, so they need to keep the differentiators up. Once you're hooked on Motoblur or Sense, you're more likely to buy a phone with that UI shell in the future, and that's where they make their money.

If, say, Samsung's phones have to side-load apps, no one will buy them. And if they hide that incompatibility, Samsung can expect a flurry of furious demands for refunds.


I think the economics of the situation are such that if Google refused to certify phones with side-loaded apps, vendors would just stop using the Google App Market. If the vendors can't differentiate themselves with crapware, they can only differentiate themselves on price and hardware features. The high-end hardware market is captured by the iPhone and the low-end is, well, the low-end.

The problem isn't just the shovelware - it's the other minor tweaks to the system, or the fact that Android 2.2.1 is incompatible in very important ways from 2.2.0, or the fact that the screen sizes are vastly different, or the fact that some phones have keyboards and others don't, or the fact that some phones have very little RAM or really slow processors, while others don't. I'm telling you, Android development can be a nightmare.
 
2012-06-11 11:50:38 AM  

gmoney101: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Is this where the anti-Apple fanboys come to claim some sort of victory...or something?

Lord Dimwit: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Is this where the anti-Apple fanboys come to claim some sort of victory...or something?

I will say, I switched from Android back to Apple. It's funny, because I don't even have a machine capable of running iTunes (I only use Linux or BSD). I did this for the simple reason that I want my phone to do three things:

* Be a phone.
* Surf the web.
* Play some games, since I don't have any other gaming system.

When Civilization Revolution, Myst, Monkey Island, Broken Sword, The 7th Guest, Final Fantasy, Riven, The Last Express, and the Longest Journey are ported to Android, I'll go back.

Basically, I bought my phone as a video game console that also lets me make phone calls.

Then why didnt you get an Experia Play? Then you could have downloaded the emulator for just about any console from previous generations and played everything you ever used to play!

PLUS you would have had Flash to make the internet better!

ALSO- "because I don't even have a machine capable of running iTunes (I only use Linux or BSD)" - I installed Linux once before. Then after 10 minutes I realised that it was chocolate teapot levels of useless in reality, so I just put WIndows back on.


The Xperia Play didn't have the games I wanted, and has already started to die on the vine - Sony has announced they will not be upgrading the phone past version 2 of the operating system.
 
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