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★On Forking Android

Posted in アンドロイド, スマートフォン, プラットフォーム by shiro on 2014年2月10日

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Android とひと括りにすべきではない・・・

Neither Microsoft, Nokia, nor anyone else should fork Android. It’s unforkable. | Ars Technica

Android isn’t designed to be forked. With GMS, Google has deliberately designed Android to resist forking. Suggestions that Microsoft scrap its own operating system in favor of such a fork simply betray a lack of understanding of the way Google has built the Android platform.

On Forking Android | Daring Fireball

Google vs. Android | Tech.pinions

Google vs. Android | The Loop

スマホ競争促進へMVNO接続料半減:総務省、回線業者向け指針改正案

Posted in スマートフォン, 回線接続料 by shiro on 2014年1月31日

スマホ競争促進へMVNO接続料半減 総務省、回線業者向け指針改正案 (1/2) | ITmedia ニュース

総務省8 件は指針改正案に対する意見を30日から2月19日まで募ったうえで最終決定し、3月末までに改正する。

MVNOのコストの大半は回線接続料が占める。現在、利用者が支払う月額料金は1000円程度だが、接続料が半額になるとさらに引き下げ余地が生まれる。

総務省が接続料算定方法の改正案を公開、ドコモMVNOへの影響は? | もちあるいてなんぼ。

変に静か、Mac Proと中国のiPhone5sの発売

Posted in スマートフォン, 中国 by shiro on 2013年12月18日
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変に静か、Mac Proと中国のiPhone5sの発売 | ふーてんのiPad

最大のミステリー

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iPhoneを“シニアスマホ”に変えるアプリ「Silverline」

Posted in アプリ, シニア, スマートフォン by shiro on 2013年12月17日

携帯販売における「頭金」というもののわかりにくさ

Posted in スマートフォン, 携帯販売 by shiro on 2013年12月17日

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さすがdocomo?携帯販売の「頭金」は5千円までに制限し、オプション縛り対策を実施 | アナザーディメンション

つまり、100万円のものを買うことにしたとして、10万円頭金を払えば残金は90万円。ところが携帯販売における「頭金」というのは、10万円の頭金を払っても残金は100万円のままだ。

How many Americans will be using an iPhone when the US smartphone market saturates?

Posted in アップル, スマートフォン, iPhone by shiro on 2013年12月14日

How BlackBerry blew it: The inside story

Posted in スマートフォン, 企業秘話 by shiro on 2013年10月1日

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How BlackBerry blew it: The inside story | The Globe and Mail

Sean Silcoff, Jacquie McNish, and Steve Ladurantaye:

To Mr. Lazaridis, a life-long tinkerer who had built an oscilloscope and computer while in high school, the iPhone was a device that broke all the rules. The operating system alone took up 700 megabytes of memory, and the device used two processors. The entire BlackBerry ran on one processor and used 32 MB. Unlike the BlackBerry, the iPhone had a fully Internet-capable browser. That meant it would strain the networks of wireless companies like AT&T Inc., something those carriers hadn’t previously allowed. RIM by contrast used a rudimentary browser that limited data usage.

“I said, ‘How did they get AT&T to allow [that]?’ Mr. Lazaridis recalled in the interview at his Waterloo office. “ ‘It’s going to collapse the network.’ And in fact, some time later it did.”

How BlackBerry Blew It: The Inside Story | Daring Fireball

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Disruptions: Visually Impaired Turn to Smartphones to See Their World

Posted in スマートフォン, 障害者, 視覚障害 by shiro on 2013年9月30日

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Disruptions: Visually Impaired Turn to Smartphones to See Their World | NYTimes.com

闇の向こうに広がる地平・・・スバラしい!

“We were sort of conditioned to believe that you can’t use a touch screen because you can’t see it,” said Dorrie Rush, the marketing director of accessible technology at Lighthouse International, a nonprofit vision education and rehabilitation center. “The belief was the tools for the visually impaired must have a tactile screen, which, it turns out, is completely untrue.”

Seriously, Samsung? Sorry, roamers, but the new Galaxy Note 3 is region-locked

Posted in スマートフォン by shiro on 2013年9月27日

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Seriously, Samsung? Sorry, roamers, but the new Galaxy Note 3 is region-locked | GigaOM

DVD の時代に逆戻り?

I really thought the days of region-locking were dying with the DVD, but it seems I was wrong – Samsung has decided to revive the odious practice with its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone.

Yes, if you buy an unlocked Note 3 in Europe and travel to, say, the U.S., you will not be able to use a local SIM card. The same applies the other way round. In other words, you will be forced to pay for your carrier’s outrageous roaming fees or go Wi-Fi-only.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – SIM limitations | Clove

欧州で発売されたSIMロックフリー版「Galaxy Note 3」は欧州の国で発行されたSIMカードしか利用できない模様 | juggly.cn

Samsung: We don’t region-lock our phones (apart from when you first activate them) | GigaOM

Smartphones in China: Taking a bite out of Apple

Posted in スマートフォン, 中国 by shiro on 2013年9月20日

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Smartphones in China: Taking a bite out of Apple | The Economist

Xiaomi, often described as China’s answer to Apple, is actually quite different

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