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Meg Whitman just strapped on an Android

June4

Let’s take a run down memory lane with the making of history as our baring point to understand how history could repeat itself in a very meaningful way…

Brian Patrick CorkPoor “Sal” (the writer of the article below).

he’ll never make for a relevant connector of important dots.

while he makes a good point that HP is probably making a smart move aligning itself with the Android Operating system for its tablets, he forgot that HP could build great Chromebooks.

but, beyond that HP, has a history of picking great partners to boost itself in flagging markets. for example, back in the tail-end of the 1980′s they made a great run next to Apple after convincing Apple to turn-over all printer manufacturing. HP wrote all the great drivers and it was common to buy an Apple computer and an HP together. it was a match made in heaven for people that wanted quality products that worked great together.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Google Inc (GOOG), Hewlett-Packard… - insidermonkey.com

“Traders short shares of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) were crushed Thursday following the company’s earnings report. Some investors, like famed…”

just like legendary sports teams and athletes great companies find resourceful ways to win. don’t EVER count Apple (did you even notice the current rally?) and HP out. and, ironically, you can win with both by hedging your best with Google.

next week look for my continued thoughts on Meg Whitman, the CEO at HP.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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We might love Google but she has no friends

May29

Brian Patrick CorkFascinating…

As Apple is poised for a surge the jackals begin to bare their teeth and chip-away at the Android eco-system.

The title of this article is misleading. That’s your first clue. Its actually about HTC. They make the best best Android unit on the market, the HTC One (I like it better than the Nexus 4).

Android shows growing refinement. But, if you look at some of my other recent posts you know that the makers of Android phones suffer in the margins. Despite the software being “free” Google makes money on each phone with advertising, subsidies, and app downloads. That is VERY different from Apple whom makes sure partners make money and survive to expand the iOS eco-system.

Google Inc (GOOG), Apple Inc. (AAPL): Android’s Sinking Ship -… - insidermonkey.com

“Android operating system currently powers 900 million devices, which are made by a plethora of hardware makers. There are over a million new Android…”

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Brian Patrick CorkIf I’m right; and, you know I am, the predators will start massing on Google to drive that share price down next.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

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our Founding Fathers on Google

May6

from: Brian Patrick Cork

me? I’m starting to investigate with some thinking the Democrats might have it more than half right.

evidently, from a Biblical perspective we aren’t supposed to EVER turn our collective backs on widows, fatherless children and strangers.

so, France really has it right. that said, don’t be too concerned.

I have a lot of research to do. but, this line of thinking has curtailed my blogging for a spell (until this evening).

meanwhile, I think Google might be right as well. more on that later. I’m looking at my Nexus 4 I’m unclear why anyone cares about the Samsung S4. the Nexus 4 is the perfect Android device. I like it better than my iPhone. that said the iPhone 6 is bad-ass. but, look… the competition is great for the rest of us (just diversify your stock portfolio).

If it were miraculously available to him, I think Thomas Jefferson would have used the Nexus 4. and, he would have approved of the way Larry Page has grown into a skilled leader with a genuine vision that can lead us. HINT: this has a lot to do with a Ministry called Faith Comes By Hearing that I bet Page is unaware of, at the moment.

in any event, Jefferson John Adams and Ben Franklin honed a lot of political skill and then clout be serving as diplomats at one-point-or-another in France. Jefferson’s duties in France involved the negotiation of commercial treaties with several European powers. fortunately, he was not alone in this difficult task, having been preceded by elder statesmen Adams and Franklin.

all of this is tied together. seriously. stay tuned. but, we might know for certain in roughly eight years. now I need to find three hundred and fifty million dollars.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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I can phone in the future by dialing into the past

April11

I started this post with a disparate (no… not desperate) thought, and found myself astounded by where we ended-up.

here’s a provocative statement that won’t make sense until you read the entirety of this effort. so read on:

Google either doesn’t fully understand the situation or has trouble using the Nexus program to build clout for Android.

so… here is the punchline in advance…

as an Apple shareholder, I want Google, Android, Samsung – the whole motley lot of them to succeed in wild fashion. innovation creates success for everyone, the most hearty, in particular. that innovation and subsequent change is what creates opportunity for growth and improvement for the bold.

with that; all of that, with its implications, in-mind, ponder the following. do it! invest your time, passion, and money, accordingly.

Samsung Unveils Enormous 6.3-Inch Galaxy Mega Smartphone

 Samsung Unveils Enormous 6.3-Inch Galaxy Mega Smartphone - mashable.com

“If you liked the big screen of Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphones, the company has something even more massive coming. The Samsung Galaxy Mega line, which will hit Europe in May, is led by a monstrous 6.3-inch phone – the…”

Brian Patrick CorkI dunno… 6.3 is pretty big to offer ease of use.

gianna messinaGianna Messina: They have some of the WORST reviews online bar none.

 

…whoa…

in any event, I thought the Samsung S4 (NOT pictured below) had promise but remained a bit awkward compared to the iPhone. texting is still wonky, for Gods sake. I still don’t understand why people are so smitten with the Galaxy S III. it’s a known battery hog, an eye sore (what was Samsung thinking when it mucked up Android this badly?) and a glitch bomb (ranging from missed text and calendar notifications to wonky headphone and Bluetooth connectivity). to top it off, it behaves jerkily, despite its 1.5GHz processor.

google nexus 4what can possibly be exciting about a hand-held device, other than what you use it for? it’s a genuinely esoteric questions.

what matters?

I believe the difference will come down to bio-morphics and voice recognition. then size won’t matter unless you want to vChat or watch a video.

I have a Nexus 7 that I like better than my iPad(s). so, it’s not that I’m pushing any particular platform, today.

in fact, we are continuing to test Android devices. the phone I’m most taken with at the moment isn’t the iPhone 5 (although I just picked-up Haley Anne another iP5) no, it’s the (re-imagined)  Nexus 4 – a collaboration of Google and LG, representing the pinnacle of Android hardware and software (Jelly Bean 4.2). it runs smooth as butter, with a vibrant screen that is second to none. when I first picked one up I kept thinking “perfect” – providing I can truly customize certain Apps like simple texting. okay…  I’ve set it up: impressive hardware, best Android software ever, definitely a threat to the iPhone (the 5, but not the 6) … except.

…brief intermission…

NOTE: I was among the first to buy two Nexus One phones when Google first released them almost exactly three years ago this month. I can prove it. go read, selfless acts of Commerce. I actually acquired them because they were part of history and Nicholas Johnson was so dang excited about “the Google phone”. that was fun to watch. …he earned that.

wait… go read another post of mine where I discuss the Nexus One.

the scales of justice don’t, often enough, balance out against evil

it’s a crazy and interesting sprint down memory lane. it demonstrates how the creative and innovative quickly transitions to the expected and mundane.

in the end (that being defined inside twenty months), all “smart” mobile phones will be very similar. thusly, it will come down to what do you use it for. then size matters.

meanwhile… end to the intermission…
you note that hesitation just before intermission? so what’s the catch? there are two that go hand in hand: availability and network compatibility.

the only carrier actively selling the Nexus One is T-Mobile. mind you, if you’re on T-Mobile, this is your next phone. you would be hard pressed to find anything remotely this good.

but if you’re on every other carrier, you’re basically out of luck. AT&T customers can buy the phone direct from Google, paying the contract-free price of roughly $350, but they can’t run it on their carrier’s 4G LTE network, because it’s not compatible with that technology. so no blistering speeds – which only matters if you care about DATA. and, as for Sprint and Verizon, it’s simply does not have the right innards.

this is a major timing blunder for Google and for LG – the latter in desperate need of a hit smart phone. Google has a genuine opportunity with the Nexus line to take a legitimate run at Apple and it’s iPhone. the Nexus is that good, but everyone is distracted by the Galaxy line. that’s marketing, but also an subsidization strategy. hopefully, once Android get real, Google goes Apple on the world and finds a way to get them on the Nexus platform. that’s when I believe Google gets it.

my takeaway is that Google either doesn’t fully understand the situation or has trouble using the Nexus program to build clout for Android.

Android is huge, but it’s huge by default. the phones are cheaper than Apple’s, the carriers make more money off of them, and the manufacturers license the operating system for little or nothing, and get to do whatever they want to their look and feel.

the result is that every single Android phone delivers a wildly different experience, and no two people who talk about Android are talking about the same thing.

come on Google… we can do this! lead Apple to unimaginable heights of glory!

more later.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

es·o·ter·ic

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I think it’s ironic that synonyms for the word, esoteric, include: occult, private and mystic. esoteric means, “Intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest”. and, Christians don’t like anything related to the occult, or harry Potter. and, its easy and fun to watch Harry Potter on my Nexus 7.

what do you think? is this another blog post opportunity?

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