When will useful phone features move over to computers?

Discussion in 'Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion' started by tekno, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    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.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Already happening. The first Android desktops are coming out now. Ask and ye shall receive.

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    You forgot about Ubuntu and Linux.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    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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