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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dsanders77, May 22, 2011.

  1. Dsanders77

    Dsanders77 Well-Known Member
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  2. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    Yeah, saw that on Engadget yesterday. Whatever. That'll just make people go to the torrent sites and cost Google money they could have been making.
     
  3. Dsanders77

    Dsanders77 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah. The studio system is so backwards and afraid of digital media. We could be so much farther along with streaming content delivery, but it has been held back by the studios attempts to maintain total control. That's why the more expensive and cumbersome DVD format still survives. It took like 30 years for the VHS to die.
     
  4. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    I still like dvd/blu ray. When I pay for something I like to be able to hold it in my hand, instead of just a file on a computer. I guess I'm a dinosaur. Lol
     
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  5. Dsanders77

    Dsanders77 Well-Known Member
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    I guess my point was that the movie industry is acting like the energy (OIL) industry in some degree. Consistently claiming poverty in light of massive profits, yet still using the same expensive, outdated delivery systems due to fear of loss of control.
     
  6. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

    +1

    same here....
     
  7. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User

    and just how are they gonna know if your device is rooted or not? personally I dont thinks its any of their business if my device(s) are rooted or not. And if they think everyone out there is gonna stick to most inferior stock ROMs, well they are just sadly mistaken.
     
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  8. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    I don't think many people will not root their phone just so they can rent a movie they can just get from somewhere else. There is a way they can tell if you are rooted by sending out an over the air update though.
     
  9. There is a certain fear of modding among big corporations, especially when it comes to software that has access to the Internet. Which, honestly, is understandable. Not everyone who modifies their electronics does it for wholesome reasons. Take a look at Sony's month-long PSN fiasco. Companies are afraid of that sort of thing, and for valid reason. It makes sense to me that they'd just ban all modding in general.
     
  10. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User

    if you have a rooted phone and installed another rom tho how they gonna force a OTA on ya? Most OTA's are not forced anyhow, you have to go in and accept it, initiate it, etc, etc.
     
  11. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User

    Thats what happens when you go after a team hacker tho ;)
     
  12. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User


    yep just like an xbox 360 playing on live....
     
  13. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    The main reason they want to stop people from rooting is so they can charge them $30 a month for tethering. I can't remember the exact details, but the way the ota worked is, if your phone was rooted, it couldn't receive the update, so they could tell that way. Both Apple and Verizon have had success doing this, but Verizon is doing it quietly, and hasn't done anything about it yet. So far they are just "studying" the data, but it doesn't bode well for the future of phone modding. AT&T has already warned people that if they continued free tethering, they would be automatically switched to the tethering plan and be charged for it.
     
  14. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

    that sucks, lol
     
  15. Dsanders77

    Dsanders77 Well-Known Member
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    Sony asked for that when they stood up and publicly declared their invulnerability from attacks. You don't poke a stick into a hornet's nets, and Anon is one BIG hornets nest. I don't condone it, I don't agree with what Anon did, but Sony brought that crap to their doorstep.
     
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