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Re: [SLUG] Re: Android-based smartphones - any drawbacks ?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Re: Android-based smartphones - any drawbacks ?
- From: Rod Butcher <rbutcher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:44:35 +1100
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On 02/06/12 17:41, Nick Andrew wrote:
On Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 09:34:22AM +0800, James Linder wrote:
I originally asked whether there was any important functionality that
Android-based phones lacked compared to the competition, and whether
they struggled with any file formats. I then added that this appeared to
me to be an issue of available apps and requested confirmation or
otherwise of this assumption - the inference I intended was that I
assumed that any such issues would not be a function of the operating
systems themselves but rather a function of what apps had been written
and what they could do.
Rather than actually address the questions posters responded with clumsy
sarcasm, recast the questions in terms of their pet hobbyhorses and
wandered off into moral philosophy. Closest we got was some facts about
techniques for extending battery life, which is important and relevant,
but I still don't know how Android compares in this area to the competition.
While this thread drifts OT the basic issue is tremendously important for us as a group.
So ... back to the important questions of whether Android or IOS runs