The Register are not fans of Apple, maybe it's because they are not allowed into Apple press conferences.
Steve Jobs death-grips iPhone 4 reality ? The Register
From an outsiders, non techie POV this is a pretty authoritative post as you're a code writer. Insults aside can anyone top/counter/dispute this?
I recently bought one of the first iPhones and like it and was thinking of going to 3g as they seem to be coming up for sale reasonably now. Also like AD I quite like iTunes for organising the music. Its taken me a while to switch to this kind of thinking though and I certainly wasn't one of iTunes fans originally.
Surprised Apple have let this get to where it has without being more constructive in its approach to the issue. With the androids popularity increasing Apple would do well to take their heads out of their arses as they are headed for dangerous waters I believe.
But as you rightfully say, Google developed the Android OS and right now Android phones are making very large inroads into smartphone sales - just at the time that Apple has screwed up both technologically and in PR terms on the iPhone 4.
And as for heading for "dangerous waters", I am willing to bet they'll not budge an inch will and stay where they are while water levels rise all around them. It's the ultimate fate of all proprietory technologies.
You have to remember there's MILLIONS of iPhones out there (over 50 million at the last count. Fifty. Million) and the vast majority, i.e. 99% are at least "satisfied" with their devices/services. Sadly, even 1% of that is still a large number of people who aren't. They are the more vocal ones. Otoh those who would dare claim to be happy with their iPhones are of course immediately branded as "idiots" by the iPhoneless.
Still, it's streets ahead of any other individual smartphone in terms of overall customer satisfaction ratings. Obviously, and do let me say it first, everyone who has an iPhone is a brand whore/idiot/fool/sucker etc. etc.
At least we're happy fools.
Let the hatred commence...
Not hatredYou have to remember there's MILLIONS of iPhones out there (over 50 million at the last count. Fifty. Million) and the vast majority, i.e. 99% are at least "satisfied" with their devices/services. Sadly, even 1% of that is still a large number of people who aren't.
But google suggests 73 - 77% satisfaction pre I4 launch depending on which report you choose to read.
The reasons on both sides for rooting appear to be either Apples OS restrictions or the Android OS short comings.
I don't understand this rooting phones, if the phone doesn't do what you want by default buy another model.
I guess I'm probably still stuck being overawed by all the mental shit it can do to start looking for the few things it can't. Well, apart from lasting a sensible amount of time on one battery charge.
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The most common reason to root is to enable SD Card storage, with the current release of Android only allowing applications to be installed into the internal memory you can quickly run out of memory. When apps can be stored and run from SD storage, the application size limit is obviously removed hence posher apps. This limitation is being removed when 2.2 ships, Android 2.2: Install Android Apps to SD Card | Android Tapp. Android App Reviews
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