Honeycomb is ‘by the geeks, for the geeks, and of the geeks,’ analyst writes

By on March 10, 2011 at 10:11 AM.

Honeycomb is ‘by the geeks, for the geeks, and of the geeks,’ analyst writes

Android 3.0 — or “Honeycomb,” as Google lovingly calls it — is not fit for mass consumption. This according to analyst Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research, who calls Google’s tablet-friendly operating system “by the geeks, for the geeks, and of the geeks,” and says it has little chance of mass adoption. In a note to investors on Wednesday, Chowdhry lambasted Honeycomb and said it would fail. In a bizarre twist, however, the analyst also said the failure wouldn’t matter because “Honeycomb is insignificant to Google revenues.” As an ocean of consumer electronics OEMs bet the bank on tablets and Honeycomb (along with future Android builds that will be based on Honeycomb) quickly becomes the platform of choice, we’re pretty sure Google stands to make a buck or two off of the Google services all these potential users will have tossed on their laps. But Chowdry thinks Google should stick to the Web, where consumers won’t complain about buggy products because they’re free. When an $800 Motorola XOOM crashes repeatedly, however, “the consumer is unforgiving.” More →

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Qik now supports select Nokia and Sony Ericsson J2ME feature phones

By on October 18, 2008 at 7:18 PM.

Qik now supports select Nokia and Sony Ericsson J2ME feature phones

Qik announced on Friday that it has expanded outside the realm of smartphones and will now support J2ME feature phones, a.k.a. non-smartphones. Lucky owners of the following Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones can download an alpha version of the Qik client to test it out:

  • Nokia S40 Phones:
    • Nokia 5300
    • Nokia 6300
    • Nokia 6500 classic
    • Nokia 6500 slide
    • Nokia 6555
    • Nokia 8800 Arte
  • Sony Ericsson JP-8 Phones:
    • Sony Ericsson K850
    • Sony Ericsson K858
    • Sony Ericsson W890
    • Sony Ericsson W910
    • Sony Ericsson W908
    • Sony Ericsson K660
    • Sony Ericsson G502
    • Sony Ericsson Z750

They are also looking for owners of other Nokia phones to help alpha test and expand Qik even further into the mass market phone arena. Head on over to Qik to get the full list of phones in which they are interested. Happy Qikking!

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