[NTLK] Einstein, Android, new Hardware, old Hardware
newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Wed Nov 30 20:18:35 EST 2011
Well put, Matthias...those are very good points.
Sent from my First Generation iPad
On Nov 30, 2011, at 11:54 AM, Matthias Melcher <mm at matthiasm.com> wrote:
> 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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