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Old Jun 7, 2013, 07:01 AM   #1
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When will useful phone features move over to computers?

I use my phone more than my computer, and when I use the computer I notice a lot of missing features. When will computers catch-up?

- Notification light. I'd like this on my laptop.
- Trusted wifi unlock. I'd love my computer to not ask for my password when on a trusted wifi network
- SIM card. Why can't my laptop join a 3G/4G network?!
- What's App. Desktop version please!


Better still, when is there going to be a genuine alternative to Windows and OSX? How come phones have 4 or 5 different systems to choose from but when it comes to computers I have just 2?
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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How come phones have 4 or 5 different systems to choose from but when it comes to computers I have just 2?
The smartphone market has yet to mature. As time passes, probably only two or three smartphone OSs will survive this decade.

On the other stuff-
A notification light would be welcome, but isn't really needed.
I'm a big no for wifi unlock.
You can get 3G on laptops today.
Download Bluestacks. Its an Android App emulator.
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 09:35 AM   #3
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It seems like Apple has been moving towards a closer integration between ios and osx the past few years so maybe down the road all those features will be available on macs.
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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Already happening. The first Android desktops are coming out now. Ask and ye shall receive.

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I use my phone more than my computer, and when I use the computer I notice a lot of missing features. When will computers catch-up?

- Notification light. I'd like this on my laptop.
- Trusted wifi unlock. I'd love my computer to not ask for my password when on a trusted wifi network
- SIM card. Why can't my laptop join a 3G/4G network?!
- What's App. Desktop version please!


Better still, when is there going to be a genuine alternative to Windows and OSX? How come phones have 4 or 5 different systems to choose from but when it comes to computers I have just 2?
You forgot about Ubuntu and Linux.[COLOR="#808080"]
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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You forgot about Ubuntu and Linux.
They're not particularly user-friendly with a range of software. By genuine alternative I meant something the average computer user could consider.

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Already happening. The first Android desktops are coming out now.
Really?! This is kind of what I want. Where have you heard this?
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 10:14 AM   #6
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They're not particularly user-friendly with a range of software. By genuine alternative I meant something the average computer user could consider.

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Really?! This is kind of what I want. Where have you heard this?
Been all over all the tech blogs. I think it was Acer or Asus putting it out. Something like $400 for it.
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