'doze sintroll suit ya better?
if our military is being held golfing then you should be out there with/supporting them.
instead you are here ...
and they knew or should have known -- as the indictment will read -- that they didn't have and wouldn't get the phone sales to make their billion devices wish come true. so they are throwing that up as a straw man argument to cover the lack of uptake across all the other devices.
it's free now. what could possibly be the new "like its made in America." price if google, or anyone else for that matter, trains non-american developers? what if the developers learn android programming on their own? how will that affect the "price"? d-8)
did msft's price for their phone o.s. change, either up or down, when they laid off all the 'extra' engineers and designers they acquired from nokia? will they try paying consumers to use it like they did with their search engine. or the $100 payments to xp users to upgrade to w8.1? those didn't work out so well. and they even tried a second time to pay bing users. see the graph at the bottom of the page here:
"Worldwide desktop market share of leading search engines from January 2010 to January 2016"
since nokia had virtually ~all~ sales of the msft phone o.s. my theory is that between the loss of face that would result from nokia going bankrupt due to relying too heavily on that o.s. and nokia first announcing that getting android to run on lumia hardware and then releasing android phones that msft felt they had to buy the handset division to save their mobile platorm.
didn't work tho. (-;
they don't need to "use" india to cut jobs and losses in the phone segment. they just lay off the excess personnel and shut down the facilities that they got when they bought the handset division from nokia.
and this review just in:
"CNET Editors' Rating
The Good The Huawei Matebook fits a full Windows 10 PC into an iPad-sized tablet chassis. The fingerprint sensor is fast. Its screen and speakers are excellent.
The Bad You'll get periodic pauses when launching applications or loading web pages, and battery life is merely OK. Huawei charges extra for the keyboard, stylus and dock you'll need in order to use the Matebook like a PC.
The Bottom Line If you like what the Matebook offers, pick the slightly pricier Samsung Galaxy TabPro S instead. The TabPro S has an even better screen, better battery life and throws the keyboard in for free."
... and the reviewer here recommends you buy something else. it looks like it runs w10 because they think no one will notice how performance-challenged it is; users expect that kind of glitchiness. same story as the shorefish too (and thry and fowr) -- needs a keyboard and dock to be useful.
his is encouraging dissenting posts by doing such a poor job at attempting to stifle it that he actually generates more of what he doesn't want to see. X-D
cut back on the volume of your output. problem solved!
"They would all be thrown off the cliff at birth due to mental defects."
yeah, you wish.
where is sparta now?
still not as good as opera tho ...
"Opera repudiates Microsoft Edge battery-saving claims"
"Today’s post accuses Microsoft of a lack of transparency in its testing methods for a result which it has gained much positive publicity from, and notes that Opera’s own repudiating test, which puts its developer version 22% ahead of Edge, runs a more standard gamut, using a variety of types of browsing situations, including video and news, along with an algorithm to effect authentic scrolling behaviour (a weak point for Firefox which is now being addressed)."
and not that much better than chrome in these tests:
"In a post at the Opera blog today, Błażej Kaźmierczak reveals the result of the company’s own tests, which put Google Chrome in third place at two hours and fifty-four minutes, Edge in second at three hours twelve minutes, and Opera ahead of that by obtaining three hours and fifty-five minutes of battery life under identical tests."
imagine how much better opera, and may be chrome too, would look if the tests were fudged to favor them like msft's tests/claims were to favor edge.
oh, the same ones that said winphone was going to take over mobile bcuz it was going to unify the desktop and phone-top environments? and now both mobile and desktop shares are still shrinking. hmmmm ... (-;
"Microsoft updates Windows Maps as Here support is set to expire"
"As a reminder, Here apps (including Here Drive, Drive+, Maps, Transit and City Lens) will completely stop working on Windows 10 devices on June 30th, and while they'll still work on Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 8.1, they won't be updated. The apps will continue to work on Android and iOS."
looks like those who got stuck with w8.x handsets are being rewarded for not buying new phones! let's see if this triggers another round of conspiracy claims: now the german automakers are trying to stop the spread of the glorious, but moribund, msft mobile empire! X-D
will this also trigger a spate of rollbacks from w10 phone updates?
keep some perspective on this: i'm definitely celebrating the lnkd buy. and that means i'm not expecting the stock price to ever hit $75 and possibly, but not definitely, to not hit $55.
don't need/have a laptop; edge won't run on my phone or tablet. so no reason for me to have it. literally billions of others are in ~no~ need of it as well.
desktop users don't need to worry about saving the battery, they are more concerned with saving time.
this announcement points up that those who are stuck with edge due to their platform won't suffer from it as much as desktop users or most of the mobile users in the world -- who aren't using w10 -- would if they were forced to use it. so may as well play to the captive audience. and if other users are fooled into thinking it may be good for them, well that's not deceptive advertising it's just good marketing.