Originally Posted by Rookie1337
Originally Posted by CULLEN
10 days now, just under $8M (over half of it within the first 24hrs) so they are way under what they should be at, guess we're not going to see this product unless they really change their game.
How could they change it? A major marketing campaign with a budget like Samsung? Plus, they have to get ignorant consumers to understand why the phone "costs" so much and explain the whole subsidized prices that the consumers usually see. Finally, there's the whole thing against Linux. Really, consumers are their own worst enemy.
They start making partnerships with schools. If they can get ONE university with a computer/programming division to use their device as a project for their students to learn linux, programing, etc., they can really take off in the funding department. If they can develop a team to give dedicated funding, with liabilities, Linux could really take off on the desktop market/mobile fields. If not, then they will have no interest in large firms as Linux has no dedicated teams that take liabilities for anything that happens.
See, folks, if you ever wonder why Ubuntu and other linux distros are such a niche it is because they can't be held responsible for anything. When other companies use Linux, people want to invest; if they don't, it's just a fun thing that caters to a small environment. Still useful like a desktop, and even performs better in some instances, but it can't compete on any front until Linux, on it's own, has legal responsibilities to whoever invests into them. It sucks, but it's true. It's the same reason why DirectX is more widely used then OpenGL and other open languages because of the lack of support. If poop happens, tough luck bud, you are on your own. So, in that sense, it's going to be hard unless they can market themselves in some way where they can convince a mass of people to invest into them. As they said, Linux is used everywhere, people program for linux constantly, get many universities to back them up and they'll have their funding in no time.Edited by Domino - 8/1/13 at 12:39pm