Poll 2014-09-18 Mobile Devices I own/use
Mobile Devices I own/use
Apple iphone
7 votes (8%)
Apple ipad/mini
10 votes (11%)
Android tablet (Samsung)
4 votes (4%)
Android tablet (Google Nexus)
10 votes (11%)
Android tablet (other)
8 votes (9%)
Android smartphone, phablet (Samsung)
10 votes (11%)
Android smartphone (HTC)
3 votes (3%)
Android smartphone (Sony)
1 vote (1%)
Android smartphone (Google Nexus)
5 votes (5%)
Android smartphone (other)
6 votes (7%)
Android ebook tablet (Kindle, Nook, similar sold by bookstores)
2 votes (2%)
e-ink reader (Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo)
15 votes (16%)
Google glass
0 votes (0%)
Smartwatch (Gear, Pebble, Motorola, any other)
0 votes (0%)
Fitness tracker (Jawbone, similar)
1 vote (1%)
9 votes (10%)
Reply 23 comments

Netbooks (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-09-18 09:59 (#2SJC)

Dammit, forgot to add netbooks. I had a great one I bought from System76 in 2009 and I liked it a lot. Hardware finally died, but I'd take a netbook over almost any other device at this point: I'm no fan of Ultrabooks, my Chromebook is great but not as great as my netbook, and I could add a GSM modem to make it into an internet device usable miles-from-nowhere.

Ballmer can kiss my ass for helping destroy the netbook because it threatened his empire. I wish companies were still making them. Maybe I should look into a used one on ebay but you never know what you're getting there.

Re: Netbooks (Score: 1)

by venkman@pipedot.org on 2014-09-18 21:38 (#2SK3)

I preferred the Thinkpad X series over netbooks. I've owned an x31, x41, and now an x61. I have wide hands and most netbooks made me feel like I had huge sausage fingers.

Windows Phone (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-18 10:28 (#2SJD)

Where is Windows Phone? What is this all iOS / Android nonsense?

Re: Windows Phone (Score: 2, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-18 12:14 (#2SJH)

Ahahahahaha the poll implies devices which are *useable*

Outdated Android / iOS Poll (Score: 1)

by dustin@pipedot.org on 2014-09-18 12:29 (#2SJJ)

It would be interesting to see how many people use phones/tablets with outdated android / iOS versions.

As a side note, is that the primary method that these embedded computers get updated? If I'm running Android 4.2, does that guarantee that I'm running a device that has outstanding vulnerabilities?

Re: Outdated Android / iOS Poll (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-18 12:54 (#2SJP)

I have a Galaxy 1 which still has the original OS. The only option is cyanogenmod.

Re: Outdated Android / iOS Poll (Score: 2, Interesting)

by stove@pipedot.org on 2014-09-19 12:25 (#2SKM)

As someone who put cyanogenmod on an original galaxy, I highly recommend it. There's occasional lag and the boot time is terrible, but it's pretty darn usable for day-to-day tasks.

Re: Outdated Android / iOS Poll (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-18 13:01 (#2SJQ)

How does one update an older mobile iphone to the latest IOS?

Re: Outdated Android / iOS Poll (Score: 2, Informative)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-09-18 18:54 (#2SK1)

Very easily. Unlike Android, Apple has always allowed older iPhones1 to update to the newer iOS versions using the built-in app store update process. When I turned on my phone this morning, it had a notification dialog saying something like "iOS 8 is available. Do you want to update now?"

1 Older models up to a point (3-4 versions back). The original iPhone, for example, doesn't get iOS 8 today like the 4's, 5's, and 6's.

Blackberry? (Score: 1)

by axsdenied@pipedot.org on 2014-09-18 12:41 (#2SJK)

Blackberry is missing.

Re: Blackberry? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-18 12:49 (#2SJN)

Didn't they like die or something?

Re: Blackberry? (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-09-18 13:19 (#2SJR)

Boring, old rant! Blackberry's around, but they're in bad shape. But I've got one in my pocket almost every day and still like it.

Android is rocking (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-18 12:48 (#2SJM)

and well on the path to dominating the mobile arena. The iPhone is no longer real competition.

What about flip phones? (Score: 1)

by konomi@pipedot.org on 2014-09-18 14:23 (#2SJT)

Subject says it all where is my option for flip phones!?

Re: What about flip phones? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-19 09:27 (#2SK9)

They still exist? Wow. Thought that fad died out a couple of years ago

Gaming? (Score: 1)

by lhsi@pipedot.org on 2014-09-19 10:39 (#2SKD)

What about mobile gaming devices (for example, Nintendo DS)? Does that count?

I have an old Nokia non-smartphone; I don't use it but still own it.

Re: Gaming? (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org on 2014-09-20 02:16 (#2SMX)

Good question. The last mobile gaming device I used was a Nintendo game & watch. I had Donkey Kong and Bombsweeper.

Why limit e-ink readers to those four brands? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-19 13:04 (#2SKQ)

There's an option "e-ink reader (Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo)" but no option for an e-ink reader of another brand. Either there should be an option for other e-ink readers, or this option should not be restricted to those four brands.

Re: Why limit e-ink readers to those four brands? (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-09-20 21:52 (#2SNZ)

OK, unfortunately we can't modify a poll once it's been published, but you're right. So, what's your device?

Re: Why limit e-ink readers to those four brands? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 12:27 (#2SPT)

An OYO (a variant of this).

Galaxy S3 mini (based on 8500 novathor soc) (Score: 1)

by maxim@pipedot.org on 2014-09-19 22:43 (#2SMP)

Started reverse enginerring the baseband there. ;-)

iFive (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-21 12:57 (#2SPY)

My tablet is an iFive. Similar to Samsung tablets for half the price.