Hmmm. That's shocking. We already knew the astronomical numbers for Android devices mean precious little in terms of revenue to Google. For example, iOS trounces Android in web usage & web shopping.
That an entire third of the Android numbers are Google-free makes Google's position even more ridiculous.
Microsoft is sure grateful to Google for all those Android revenues! LOL!
Windows PCs are here to stay for ever & ever. They serve a lot of useful functions that cannot be served by any of their competitors. Sure, the sales have slowed, but it's due to PC hardware & software becoming almost perfect. People have little reason to upgrade their PCs every couple of years. All that extra cash burning holes in people's pockets needed to get out, and the tablets came at the right time.
But there is even less reason to upgrade the tablets. They are toy-like devices that are mostly good enough for the use they are put to. This is why the tablet sales slowed down a lot, and we have come a full circle. People have realized the utter futility of tablets, and it's time for PC resurgence once more. Microsoft is ready with Windows 10.
P.S. Linux desktop is a cruel joke. After 22+ years, all it could manage was a 1% usage share.
Considering that Android phones are the phones that Sony was chiefly selling, Sony is indeed giving up on Android. Despicable Linux fecktard and general purpose imbecile disposableTard is a dumb motherfecker.
Selling Android phones is even less profitable than it used to be. Samsung is suffering and Sony has crumbled. Google-free Android clones are threatening to take over. Google looks set to go the way of Alta Vista. LOL!
Microsoft, of course, continues to gets its royalty cash even if the Android clones are selling. (To the tune of $2b a year, oh my!)
Even if the temperature were rising, it still doesn't mean that something bad is going to happen to us. And until the scientists can predict things successfully, we can't believe they know what they are talking about. So far, they have a terrible record with their predictions!!
"One random bump, and that's your proof."
No, that is not proof of anything. It's the scientists that need to do the proving, and they gave up pretending to know what's going on when they switched to chanting 'climate change'.
"Something terrible is going to happen to us! I don't know what it is, but it's sure going to be terrible! Mark my words!!"
This is what the 'climate change' clowns' rants amount to, these days. There was a time when the bums were predicting Manhattan will disappear into the sea, snow will be a thing of the past, etc etc. They were of course totally wrong, but there was no public admission of ignorance from the bums. They don't seem capable of predicting anything, but they still insist they know what they are talking about. Scientists don't act this way.
Microsoft already released several security enhancements to Outlook.
European Parliament has no option but to succumb to Microsoft.
As they say in India, bumpity!
All that repressed rage is going to kill you, hereticTard. One of these days, you are going to have what they call in America "a huge coronary." And that's all she wrote, Linux beggar boy!
Linux welcomes the criminal element with open arms. These Linux servers not being end-user machines, they escape attention for years. Using Linux servers is irresponsible & negligent.
It's good that the Feds are looking into the wretched security of open sores shet.
We all know Android's default browser has known security vulnerabilities that Google refuses to fix in the vast majority of Android devices.
Now, we find that even alternative browsers are equally fecked.
God, what a joke Android and Google continue to be!!!
The disgrace that is Android continues its sordid security story. Mobile malware infections jumped by 25% last year.
"Stealing personal information and data minutes from individual device users doesn't tend to make the news, but it's happening with increased frequency. And the consequences of losing one's financial information, privacy and personal identity to cyber criminals are no less important when it's you."
IOW, the Linux fecktards make disproportional noise about Windows malware, but it pales in comparison to how the Android devices are getting fecked on a regular basis.
Is true. The revenue-per-download of an app is tiny (only 2c) for Android compared to that for other platforms (15c for Windows and $1 for iOS).
Android continues to make no money for anyone other than MS.
MS is collecting royalties for the patents that it owns that Android tramples upon. That is not evil. That is how it is done in the civilized world.
"Wait until MS' patents are exposed."
You are hallucinating again, tardmeister. There's no way out of paying Microsoft, Loon boy! One way or another!
"Mounting through a GUI in a well-defined system-wide manner has always been a pain. The way it worked changed every half- to two years. KDE had its way of doing things, gnome as well, and others probably as well. Some solutions worked by graphically sudoing, or having some esoteric daemon handling this, for which every desktop had its own frontend."
So, Linux has always been a pain. No surprise there!
Heh! Metro Tiles are pretty much optional - a free program can put you in desktop mode all the time if that is what you want. But people are learning to like Metro Tiles too.
Windows gives the most useful, workable options to users, unlike the wretched Linux desktop where the option is between 20 different terrible things.
As none of the Indians on this board is "Jeffro", the alternative reality is yours, disposableTurd.
So, you admit to trolling under a different nym too, huh? Well, well, well!
Microsoft (or any company, for that matter) is not in the business of demonstrating the validity of their IP to beggar boys like you, disposableTurd.
You want to prove MS doesn't have IP violated by Android? Just set up a company & sell Android devices. Microsoft will show you everything to your heart's content.
Meanwhile, you have been trying to raise nothing but FUD about the MS-Samsung settlement. Your lies have been exposed. Your inability to substantiate your claims is held up for everyone to see. God, what a clown you are, tardmeister!
Your company? It seems you have started hallucinating in your old age, disposableTurd.