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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Microsoft Says the Hidden Costs of Android Are Expensive

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 09:00 PM

http://gizmodo.com/5625796/microsof...s-are-expensive

"According to Business Insider, Microsoft says that Android's hidden manufacturing costs are much higher than their own $15-per-unit Windows Phone 7 license. They have some very good points, but others are not so good. Here are their arguments..."

Go check out the article and tell me what you think - is Microsoft right? Are the costs of a "free" operating system higher than most people think? I think there's definitely something to be said for an off-the-shelf experience that doesn't require customization to work properly, but thus far, the deficiencies in Android's offering hasn't exactly been slowing down the adoption rate...


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Opensource Media Decoders For Windows Mobile

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 06:30 PM

http://cristianadam.blogspot.com/20...ows-mobile.html

Taking a break from Windows Phone 7 news, we have something that you can actually use right now. Christian Adam has released a set of open source Windows Mobile decoders for Ogg Vorbis, Speex, Theora and (I think) FLAC, under the Open Codecs project. The codecs support all versions of Windows Mobile between 5.0-6.5, and seek is disabled for all but FLAC. If you're one of those who haven't yet plopped for a third party media player like CorePlayer, here's your chance to break out of the constraints of having to convert your media to mp3/wma/wmv. If you've tried these, let us know how you get on.


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