Larry Dignan is peeved with the powers that be in smartphones. “we’ve hit a plateau in smartphone innovation and we can’t count on two dominant hardware makers—Apple and Samsung—and two platforms—iOS and Android—to do everything. My patience for evolution over revolution is going to wear thin in the not-to-distant future. You can only spin Samsung’s penchant for the same Galaxy smartphone plastic design positive for so long.” He has a point. Once the big guys have succeeded they are fearful of losing customers by making changes. His advice is to shop around to see what the hungrier little guys are offering.
The big guys may need to buy a few little guys to diversify if they can’t innovate in their current bunkers. We all need to shop around and demand more features, greater reliability, and ease of use. How hard can that be on 8-core smartphones? Further, the big guys can afford to lose a little money trying out new ideas even in the dirt-cheap “entry-level” smartphones, like solar power and kinetic power generation and lower prices… How about recyclable smartphones? It’s hard to update them forever. How about swapping new phones for old? Heck, why not give them away for the ad-revenue/subscriptions they bring in? Innovate, damn it and stop suing/copying each other!
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.