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Talk Mobile Platform WeekThe best things you said
We've been saying from the start that Talk Mobile 2013 would be about moving the discussion beyond specs and that it was time to talk about what really mattered. And that's exactly what we did for platforms week - there are specs, sure, but let's talk about how much they matter, if at all.
Platforms Week Recap
Platform Week Recap
It was meat and potatoes time for Talk Mobile: platforms was the topic. Spanning everything from hardware to software to services, Talk Mobile Platforms week was easily the most engaged set of discussions we had so far. It really encompassed the ethos of Talk Mobile: stop talking about the specs and let's talk about what really matters.
Your feedback is tremendously important to us and is helping us to continue shaping and refining Talk Mobile into the very best product we can provide. As always, there's a comments box down below for you to let us know what you think. Good or bad, we want to hear it!
Our goal with Talk Mobile from the start has been to spur on greater discussions in the community, and we're absolutely thrilled with the comments and conversations that have come as a result. There are a lot of great comments, and we're going to take a few minutes here to highlight what we think to be the very best. You'll find them below, and those we've picked as winning comments will be receiving some awesome prizes (keep an eye on your email)!
And because we're the quantifiable data sort of crowd, we've also got a reader survey for platforms week, and by simply filling it out you can be entered to win a $100 gift card to Best Buy. Sounds like a win, no?
Talk Mobile 2013 Week Four: Mobile Platforms
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Conclusion and what's next!
Mobile hardware has changed and evolved and re-revolutionized themselves more faster in the past few years than at any time in the history of computing. We've gone from clunky resistive touchscreens with poor battery life, minimal storage, chunky cases, and slow wireless to blazing fast processors and radios hooked up to big brilliant high-resolution capacitive screens with battery life that can exceed a entire day - or two.
Mobile software too has exploded, perhaps more so than hardware. The operating systems have had to keep pace with this rapidly-advancing hardware, bringing us multitouch interfaces, live tiles, widgets, rich notifications, voice interaction, predictive retrievals, and so much more. Much of what we take for granted in a smartphone today was the stuff of science fiction not that long ago.
This is all hooked up to cloud services that are ever-expanding in their size, scope, and capabilities. More and more of what we do is moving to the cloud, and that's enabling new functionality never before thought possible.
With the platform discussion out of the way, next week we're moving on to discussing enterprise and security. How do you use your phone at work? How do you keep your data secure? Can you at all? It's a whole new discussion, and though occasionally terrifying, it's one that needs to be had. That's what we do at Talk Mobile!
And, as in week's past, it's now your turn. We want to know: what did you think of Talk Mobile Platforms week? Tell us what you loved, what you hated, what you want to see more of, less of, and changed. Whatever you want - we're listening, because the floor is yours.
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