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RE: Google's new privacy policy....time to ditch Android?

bigboss wrote:

Android as a software is brilliant. Phone makers are concentrating on putting more powerful processors & increasing the memory. What often gets sidelined is call quality & battery life. In the past, Sony & Nokia have satisfied me the most in these areas. I'm expecting similar from their Android & Windows offerings.

 

The move to more powerful multi-core processors should help battery life for the average user as they can tick along on a single core until more oomph is required.

That's my only worry about winphone, I hear it doesn't currently support multi-core.

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RE: Google's new privacy policy....time to ditch Android?

fr0g wrote:

That's my only worry about winphone, I hear it doesn't currently support multi-core.

Windows 8 will have multicore support:

http://www.unwiredview.com/2012/02/02/windows-phone-8-apollo-will-support-multi-core-processors-nfc-more-resolutions-microsd/

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The privacy policy doesn't bother me so much, I can't expect to use Gmail, Google groups and YouTube for free right?  In theory, it's in your best interest for Google to have better information about you, because if they are going to be serving you up adverts anyway it might as well be useful ones.  Facebook is constantly mocking me by offering me beginners photography lessons when my job is a photographer.  This is an example of a little more information processed would be a good thing! As long as they quit giving away unnecessary location data (all vendors are as bad as each other with that one) I'm relatively happy.  I guess it depends what you are using their services for, I don't use their email for example for anything important, so don't care if their bots glean my unhealthy appetite for Mini Cheddars.  I don't buy things or bank from my iPhone outside of the eBay app, so not sure how the T's and C's would affect me much if I was an Android user

 

The information I found more troubling was that Google was prioritising its SEO results for Google+ over Twitter.  This creates an unfair advantage where small businesses will be forced to use G+ if they want to show up i the rankings.  I've always had faith in Googles algorithm for search, and tuned out the Adwords stuff. I am finding the biasing towards their own results troubling, but not yet enough to consider jumping to an inferior search engine.

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With regards to Windows 8 on the mobile, I like the look of it, they have done a good job with Metro. I don't personally understand Microsofts obsession with unified GUIs. They can have a Unified OS without the Unified GUI. PCs and mobile devices are designed for different tasks so should have different interfaces, i.e precision vs relaxed. Tablets are never going to become precision tools for Cad operators or Photo retouchers for instance, PC's are work horses and need an interface to reflect this.

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Paul Hobbs - that's exactly what MS is doing on the traditional desktop - you'll be able to switch between the Metro interface and the familiar W7 interface at whim. And some programs which will not be updated for the Metro interface, e.g. Visual Studio (MS's programming tool), I would imagine will automatically switch to the W7 interface.

On mobile phone devices there'll be Metro only I presume.

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Any mobile OS will live or die by the quality of its App Store. One of the reasons Android started to grow rapidly was the fact that users could transfer OS without losing any of the apps that they had come to rely on as the developers got behind Android. The lack of Sonos controller did at one point stop me buying an Android, now it's a non issue. 

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