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[SLUG] Re: Android-based smartphones - any drawbacks
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Android-based smartphones - any drawbacks
- From: James Linder <jam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 09:40:52 +0800
On 10/02/2012, at 6:20 AM, slug-request@xxxxxxxxxxx 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.
Although it LOOKs like a technical question it is not hence the interesting side discussion.
If the phone does do what you want then its the right sort of phone and vice verse.
EG why on earth would I like to ssh from my android, there are much better and easier ways for me.
That does not answer you if you want/need ssh.
A general observation is that the iThing programmers seem to think that God created them for the benefit of mankind. You can show your appreciation by lavishing money on them.
So asking SLUG Any drawbacks to Android is a meaningless question.