Morning Discussion

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 02, 2011 5:00am PST As much as I enjoy the GOMtv StarCraft league, I'm struggling to keep up with it all. With a short team tournament beginning on Monday, I still haven't finished the last season of the main league. Before that, Code A and Code S games had been going for a fortnight before I managed to finish Season 3. It's all jolly nice but there's just so much of it.

I imagine this is one of the reasons sports fans stick to following a single team. I can't explain the other reasons because they'll get all shirty with me if anyone reads this post out loud for them. Do you see what I am implying? It's quite hilarious, is it not? I knew you would agree, imaginary reader I created purely to agree with me. You always do, my dearest friend. I love you. Honestly though, please don't read this out to any sports fans.

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  • Tablet people

    That looks pretty good to me. I'm on the fence on whether or not to purchase an Android tablet once Honeycomb reaches critical mass and we'll finally get some decent tablets out there instead of these slow, resistive panel 2.2 $200 tablets.

    My question is this - do you think Honeycomb will suffer from fragmentation* at all? Meaning, will we wind up with the same sort of environment that we have now with Android phones where certain models will not see upgrades at all (or in a timely manner) or have 3rd party bloatware loaded on them? Does anyone know if Google has changed their stance on how these point releases get rolled out and are there any mandatory specifications that need to met by tablet manufacturers?

    * This is a contentious term but it's the best one I can use to describe what's currently going on with the Android phones. It's hit-or-miss whether or not certain handsets will see Froyo, Gingerbread, etc. It's not meant to start a flame war, I have absolutely nothing against android handsets and I'm considering moving to the Atrix depending on the version of Android it uses.