Thanks, Quality. Great article. If only Horace would take stab at quantifying what percentage of "Android devices" are actually Google's Android. Anything to debunk their bogus activations number and seeming "dominance"...
Today I received this update for a tiny bluetooth device that we'll be using to keep track of our luggage this summer on the way to and from the world cruise. It gave me an insight into the ongoing disaster that is Android. Samsung is just bumbling along. The advantages of a unified hardware-software-services hegemony are reinforced at every turn.
With the release of the new Samsung Galaxy S4, we have received questions from new S4 owners. In regards to Samsung S4 compatibility with SNF:
Samsung has decided to finally support Bluetooth Low Energy(BLE). They have released Beta libraries so that we could make Samsung devices compatible with our StickNFind Stickers. The only catch is that the libraries that Samsung released work with Android OS 4.2 and newer. This means that the current Samsung-supported devices with 4.1.2 are not supported by the new libraries released by Samsung.
Samsung S3, S3 Mini and Note 2- devices that are running 4.1.2 as well as the Beta libraries we hacked to work with SNF, are and will stay compatible with SNF stickers and Android app. MUST BE STOCK ROM.
We intend to release SticknFind app with the new 4.2 support very soon. It will be a matter of weeks. We have S4 phones here for development and we are full steam ahead!
The bottom line is developers. Show me the money is where it all ends.
Initially it may seem like an opportunity of a lifetime to reach all those millions of Chinese Android owners with the right apps.
But fragmentation described by the article will make that very challenging. Sure there will be apps, but quality will be lacking. The good app developers will attempt for a few years before giving up due to lack of profits.
This is a long road and we are in the first few miles of the mobile revolution.
Invest in Apple and give yourself an early retirement.
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
Aug 21, 2017 20:09:43 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5