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Yes. This is real life. Android is under another multi-pronged attack after the other proxy attempts failed.

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-fights-back-against-rockstar-patent-group/
Rockstar is Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony. Bunch of losers who can't innovate and resorted to trolling.
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Yes. This is real life. Android is under another multi-pronged attack after the other proxy attempts failed.

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-fights-back-against-rockstar-patent-group/

I honestly can't remember the last time I heard a story this pathetic...
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If companies truly created/invented new things then you are correct, they have every right to come after other stealing their technology without permission.


...however many companies (apple especially) steal technology and ideas then turn around and then claim the true creators are "stealing". mad.gif
apple newton wink.gif
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Yes, and hopefully they will continue to invest those royalties in improving the WP ecosystem so that people continue to have another choice beyond Google or Apple.

If you're not using a smartphone as a media consumption device, WP 8.1 is a better choice than Android. Unfortunately, that's a huge part of the market, and Google has it.

It is kind of ironic that Microsoft is now making tons of money from other companies that stole THEIR technologies, seeing as how Microsoft was built on doing that to others.
Why would I use a smartphone if I weren't consuming media. Better question, why would I touch MS's poorly done form > function no support OS that hardly anyone develops for?
 
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Why would I use a smartphone if I weren't consuming media.


A smartphone today combines the features of a cell phone, a PDA, and a media player all into one neat little package and adds internet connectivity. You may only use a smartphone for consuming media, but I use it for work purposes as well as home purposes. I plan and schedule meetings, give myself reminders, set alarms, check all my e-mails, do the occasional web surfing, etc... In fact, the one thing I DON'T really do that often is "consume media."
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Better question, why would I touch MS's poorly done form > function

That's a matter of opinion, and while I respect your opinion, I still think it's wrong.
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no support OS

Try again. Any time I've needed support, I've always gotten it. Additionally, I haven't needed support that often because WP is very much stable.
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that hardly anyone develops for?

Microsoft has been upgrading their app database, but it is still behind the times, mainly because they got into the mobile OS business later than iOS or Android.
Edited by TheMadProfessor - 10/22/14 at 10:01am
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Because there are people who, believe it or not, actually use the functions of one to accomplish real tasks, not just as a high-tech toy. And anyone who says WP 8.1 is poorly done is either someone who is an Android/iOS fanboy, or has never used it. I've used all three. It's Android that's a design disaster. But the price is right and has apps, so companies adopted and it people use it. It's basically what Windows 3.1 was 25 years ago.
     
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For me winphone is like Bing, the xbone, 8.1, etc... MS has replaced design and understanding the consumer demand with advertising and lots of it.

And I mean support like people developing custom ROMs, getting around problems the manufacturer didn't fix, etc...
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plan and schedule meetings, give myself reminders, set alarms, check all my e-mails
Which were all possible on dumb phones?
 
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For me winphone is like Bing, the xbone, 8.1, etc... MS has replaced design and understanding the consumer demand with advertising and lots of it.

Incorrect.

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plan and schedule meetings, give myself reminders, set alarms, check all my e-mails
Which were all possible on dumb phones?

I don't know about you, but I don't recall a single dumbphone that ever allowed me to check emails and I CERTAINLY don't recall one that allowed me to plan and schedule meetings (including inviting people).



Y'know, given the sheer amount of wrong information you've been supplying, I think you need to step back and do a little research before you go spouting off like an expert.
Edited by TheMadProfessor - 10/6/14 at 8:21am
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