[NTLK] Einstein, Android, new Hardware, old Hardware

Matthias Melcher mm at matthiasm.com
Wed Nov 30 13:54:34 EST 2011

On 30.11.2011, at 17:19, Jon Glass wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 4:32 PM, Matthias Melcher <mm at matthiasm.com> wrote:
>> We are trying to perfect the Android implementation of Einstein and we have come quite far. I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note
> The only shame about all this is the name "Samsung". I've had such
> horrible experiences with their hardware, from printers, to cameras to
> phones, that I decided to no longer give them my money. I just don't
> trust them any more--and then they went and did Apple the way they did
> just drives home my decision to not give them my money any more. If it
> were on any other company's hardware, I'd be happy... just not
> Samsung... But that's just me...

Sorry to hear that.

Well, it is Android, so any Android device will do. Samsung Galaxy Note and HTC Flyer are the only two Android devices AFAIK that have a decent pen, and not the thumb like rubbery thingy they sell for touch screens. 

Apple is extremely cut-throat with their competition and even with their own employees. They hit Samsung with their lawsuit because Samsung is extremely successful with their Android devices. Samsung BTW released a slightly modified tablet for Germany and the Netherlands that no longer violates Apple's claims.

My biggest issue with Apple is, that I can not run my own software on my own device. To me, that is ridiculous. If there will ever be an Apple car, will they limit the cities that I can drive to? Will I be unable to drive to Berlin unless I pay a yearly 100$ fee to drive to cities that start with a 'B'?

So, unless Apple changes their mind, and at least allows me to put Einstein in the AppStore, there will be no more Newton on iOS from my side.

 - Matthias

PS: I have absolutely no affiliations to any of the companies mentioned.

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