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(The Verge)   Microsoft adopts Red Hot Chili Peppers pricing structure, gives Microsoft Phone OS free to phone makers   (theverge.com) divider line 23
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1001 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Mar 2014 at 9:57 AM (40 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-13 09:29:46 AM  
All the ringtones sound the same.
 
2014-03-13 09:48:25 AM  
Is every app on it about California?
 
2014-03-13 09:50:25 AM  
Bing-a-bong-a-bong-a-bong-Burbank, G-G-G-G-G-G-G-Glendale.
 
2014-03-13 10:02:35 AM  
So far, this is an excellent thread.
 
2014-03-13 10:08:01 AM  
simpsons.skewsme.com

Microsoft steals another idea.
 
2014-03-13 10:44:31 AM  
An uplift Micro party plan?
 
2014-03-13 11:22:52 AM  
givitaway, givitaway, givitawaynow

/love saying that
 
2014-03-13 12:03:42 PM  
Sell cellphone cheaply that is me, sometimes it makes give it free. Ahhhhhhhhhh Its a piece of crap phone, and we hate it so. Its a piece of crap phone so we let it go-o-o
 
2014-03-13 12:27:30 PM  
Actually, they pay manufacturers to take their OS, since device manufacturers who use Android have to pay Microsoft a patent fee kickback.
 
2014-03-13 12:36:06 PM  
damn socialists!!
 
2014-03-13 12:37:24 PM  
What they got they gotta get it put it in you?  Sounds like legitimate rape to me.
 
2014-03-13 01:19:32 PM  

BullBearMS: Actually, they pay manufacturers to take their OS, since device manufacturers who use Android have to pay Microsoft a patent fee kickback.


Interesting thought along those lines.

Does devaluing the software to zero have any impact of licensing. Those Android patent licenses are based upon the idea that there is a cost associated. They just lowered that cost to zero.
 
2014-03-13 01:40:02 PM  

madgonad: BullBearMS: Actually, they pay manufacturers to take their OS, since device manufacturers who use Android have to pay Microsoft a patent fee kickback.

Interesting thought along those lines.

Does devaluing the software to zero have any impact of licensing. Those Android patent licenses are based upon the idea that there is a cost associated. They just lowered that cost to zero.


It would be an interesting argument, but charging for the OS isn't the only way to make money off of the OS. They take a cut of app sales, media sales, and then there is the ad revenue from search and services too.
 
2014-03-13 01:47:07 PM  
So can we expect to see the "WPOSP" (Windows Phone Open Source Project) version that can be audited and forked at will?

No?

Screw off, Microsoft.  You're doing it wrong.

/Google's far from perfect too
/come in to the comforting embrace of Google Play Services, where we shat on Android's openness but make it much more useful
 
2014-03-13 02:26:31 PM  

Far Cough: So can we expect to see the "WPOSP" (Windows Phone Open Source Project) version that can be audited and forked at will?

No?

Screw off, Microsoft.  You're doing it wrong.

/Google's far from perfect too
/come in to the comforting embrace of Google Play Services, where we shat on Android's openness but make it much more useful


Google is hampering what you think Android is. They don't for example want what Nokia just did where they stripped out Google services and pointed it to MS instead.

Google is sort of a more creepy Microsoft as the embrace, extend, extinguish.
 
2014-03-13 02:28:40 PM  

Intrepid00: Far Cough: So can we expect to see the "WPOSP" (Windows Phone Open Source Project) version that can be audited and forked at will?

No?

Screw off, Microsoft.  You're doing it wrong.

/Google's far from perfect too
/come in to the comforting embrace of Google Play Services, where we shat on Android's openness but make it much more useful

Google is hampering what you think Android is. They don't for example want what Nokia just did where they stripped out Google services and pointed it to MS instead.

Google is sort of a more creepy Microsoft as the embrace, extend, extinguish.


While reading your email.
 
2014-03-13 02:52:25 PM  
The desperation comes a couple of years too late...
 
2014-03-13 03:15:58 PM  

jake_lex: Is every app on it about California?



This. I had to stop listening to them when they decided to only sign about one state.
 
2014-03-13 06:40:40 PM  

FatherChaos: What they got they gotta get it put it in you?  Sounds like legitimate rape to me.


"Well, okay, but here where it says, 'What I got you gotta get and put it in ya,' how about just, 'What I'd like is I'd like to hug and kiss ya.'"

"Wow. That's much better."

"Everyone can enjoy that."
 
2014-03-13 11:16:07 PM  

Far Cough: So can we expect to see the "WPOSP" (Windows Phone Open Source Project) version that can be audited and forked at will?

No?

Screw off, Microsoft.  You're doing it wrong.

/Google's far from perfect too
/come in to the comforting embrace of Google Play Services, where we shat on Android's openness but make it much more useful


I've yet to really see any OS that was A) like you just said and B) successful in the consumer market. No, Android doesn't count, because Google has slowly but surely closed off more and more of the OS.

I like open-source stuff, but every once in a while we have to remember that these aren't massive semester projects at the CS department. They're a product made by people who need to be compensated, who are in it to make money, and who are not employed by a Shuttleworth type with tons of money to flush down the toilet to achieve their goals.
 
2014-03-14 01:52:34 AM  
So... the goal is to flush down our money down the toilet... right?
 
2014-03-14 03:13:20 AM  
Google is run by a bunch of nerds that got their politics from the Slashdot comment section in the late 90's.
 
2014-03-14 10:48:52 AM  
More people should try WP instead of rehashing someone elses anti Microsoft agenda. Nokia Luminas are hands down the best phones I've ever used.
 
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