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2020-09-23 10:44:36 AM  
You think they could have just integrated this with the Play store.
 
2020-09-23 10:53:43 AM  
There... There's a chrome *app store*...?

(Never really looked around outside of installing a few extensions.)
 
2020-09-23 11:35:31 AM  
Company iterates and reevaluates the usefulness and profitability of its products. News at 11.

Here's 10 apple products they stopped making, because apparently subby thinks this is a unique phenomenon only to google. You can also look up this list easily by doing a Lycos Search on your Zune subby.

Apple III
Macintosh TV
Apple eMate
AppleWorks
G# Cube
Apple Pippin
Apple Lisa
Apple Slideshow
Apple Newton
Apple Airpower
Apple iPod Shuffle
Apple iPod Nano
 
2020-09-23 12:15:08 PM  

JerkfaceMcGee: Company iterates and reevaluates the usefulness and profitability of its products. News at 11.

Here's 10 apple products they stopped making, because apparently subby thinks this is a unique phenomenon only to google. You can also look up this list easily by doing a Lycos Search on your Zune subby.

Apple III
Macintosh TV
Apple eMate
AppleWorks
G# Cube
Apple Pippin
Apple Lisa
Apple Slideshow
Apple Newton
Apple Airpower
Apple iPod Shuffle
Apple iPod Nano



Not subby, and while I agree plenty of companies iterate, integrate, or stop making certain products. Google has a reputation about it. Probably because (as per your Apple examples) when hardware stops being made, you can usually still use the hardware you bought for however many years you take care of it. Compared to when a web/cloud based product disappears, it's just gone.
 
2020-09-23 12:26:01 PM  

Hobbess: JerkfaceMcGee: Company iterates and reevaluates the usefulness and profitability of its products. News at 11.

Here's 10 apple products they stopped making, because apparently subby thinks this is a unique phenomenon only to google. You can also look up this list easily by doing a Lycos Search on your Zune subby.

Apple III
Macintosh TV
Apple eMate
AppleWorks
G# Cube
Apple Pippin
Apple Lisa
Apple Slideshow
Apple Newton
Apple Airpower
Apple iPod Shuffle
Apple iPod Nano


Not subby, and while I agree plenty of companies iterate, integrate, or stop making certain products. Google has a reputation about it. Probably because (as per your Apple examples) when hardware stops being made, you can usually still use the hardware you bought for however many years you take care of it. Compared to when a web/cloud based product disappears, it's just gone.


Google has a reputation not for killing off products that are end of life early, it even unprofitable. They kill off wildly successful or wildly products constantly, like their RSS reader. It's a bad enough phenomenon that many people won't use any Google product because they are worried it will just cease to exist.

Here's a list of 205 things Google has killed:
Killed by Google
 
2020-09-23 12:59:07 PM  

freakdiablo: There... There's a chrome *app store*...?

(Never really looked around outside of installing a few extensions.)


Chrome is essentially its own operating system. Factually, if your have a Chromebook. It has its own file management, printing and task manager. If you're on a Chromebook, you're installing apps and using Chrome to run them. It's not that hard to believe.

Chromebooks can run Android apps now as well, but this is a relatively recent development, and may be part of the reason that paid apps lasted as long as they did.
 
2020-09-23 3:45:12 PM  

likefunbutnot: freakdiablo: There... There's a chrome *app store*...?

(Never really looked around outside of installing a few extensions.)

Chrome is essentially its own operating system. Factually, if your have a Chromebook. It has its own file management, printing and task manager. If you're on a Chromebook, you're installing apps and using Chrome to run them. It's not that hard to believe.

Chromebooks can run Android apps now as well, but this is a relatively recent development, and may be part of the reason that paid apps lasted as long as they did.


Chrome "apps" were mostly just web shortcuts. In ChromeOS they are presented in a more substantial manner, but they are still just shortcuts.

Didn't know there was a payment feature though.
 
2020-09-23 3:57:47 PM  
Count me in the group that had no idea Chrome had some kind of store and financial transactions could be made through said store.
 
2020-09-24 10:22:55 AM  

Electrify: Chrome "apps" were mostly just web shortcuts.


Of course they are. But there are web tools that are worth money, too. Office 365 and Gliffy, for example. But if you view the world through the lens of a Chromebook, you get a shortcut in your menu instead of a bookmark in your browser and there's no functional difference aside from that.

I won a ridiculously high-end Samsung Chromebook a couple years ago at a tech conference I went to. Once I sorted out my VPN and Printing needs, it's been my go-to for a travel device. I'm not actually a big fan of Chrome but it's not the joke I assumed it would be.

Since then, I've become pretty fond of Acer's low-cost 2-in-1 as a device for home users. Even with 20 tabs open, the Celeron N in those things is still reasonably responsive. Printing has gotten a lot better but it's honestly a better overall choice for a lot of home users than a $500 iPad or even a comparable R3 or i3 Windows notebook.
 
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