Gingerbread: Google Getting Greedier

Posted by on 07/11/2011
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7 Responses to Gingerbread: Google Getting Greedier

  1. znikam

    sure google is sucking, fortunately for them not in quality. the quality, as you know helps a lot in the world of online s***, helps sp much that many things can go unnoticed. personally i don’t have a phone so maybe i don’t understand the gravity of the issue ;)

    • The Pabster

      Hmm… What do you mean with “not in quality”?

      • turo

        my next phone,im leaving android for good personally bc of the SIM issue. it really ticks me off i can’t save my #s on the sim. i prefer to keep my numbers & calendar on me or my pc, not in some remote location.

      • The Pabster

        Same here! Personally, I also find that the Google Guys have gone too far. Saving contacts in SIM is an important option to have. I don’t want any Android any more (and also because of the lack of an off-line navigation application). But when I wrote this in an Android website, they became hysterical! They’re Android extremists, and attend to no reasons. :)

  2. Richard

    But is Apple or Microsoft any better?

    If you want a phone and you want applications for it these days, you are forced into Apple or Android – none of the big boys are writing apps for Blackberry or Symbian any more :( Google have withdrawn their gmail app for Symbian – not just stopped developing it, they stopped it from working.

    It’s all about the bottom line. You don’t get something for nothing for long. If you want a long term solution, you have to pay for it somewhere either through donating your data or paying a monthly fee. You just have to choose the less of all evils.

    So if you are dumping Android, which way are you leaping?

    • The Pabster

      Hmm… I wasn’t judging if other companies were better or worse. I just state that the Google Guys Get Greedy because they’re deceptive… precisely because they try to “fool” people into the belief that Google are the Good Guys, who offer you “free” open software. Exactly as you say, you usually don’t get something for nothing (and, yet, it’s not true, because with Linux in computers you definitely get something for nothing). And when you buy Apple, you know what you pay and what you get, but when you buy Android, people not so easily realize what they pay. A lot has been written about this and we’re not going to invent the hot water here, but I simply consider more “honest” Apple or Microsoft approaches. Google have tried to depict themselves, since the beginning of times, as the good characters of the movie.

      On the other hand, a lot of people seem to believe (and methinks you’re one of them) that there’s no point at all in having a smartphone and NOT using one hundred apps, or at least not use those from the “big boys”, as you humouredly call them. But that’s far from being the case. There are millions of users, including me, who are happy with Wassap, an email client, Skype, a browser, a map application and three or four more apps. And, for this, I don’t need the Android or Apple market with their 5,000 apps.
      Nobody’s writing apps for Symbian, you say? Well, I frankly disagree. I’m on Symbian and I have all the apps I need, and I can store numbers in my SIM card, and I have free offline maps for excellent offline GPS navigation, and I can perfectly use my Gmail account (which I’m dumping, by the way, for the same reasons I neglected Android) without a dedicated Gmail app.
      As to Blackberry, at least six members of my family use it and they have all the functionality and applications they need. And all of them can store numbers in their SIM cards. :)
      Still, don’t take me wrong: there are some things I very much dislike about Nokia. I don’t say they’re perfect. I just loathe the tricky and “snakish” ways of Google.

    • patrick ngugi

      delete gstatic

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