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    Default Nokia patent may be keeping multiple accounts off of Android 4.2 phones



    Multiple users are only supported on Android 4.2 tablets, not phones.

    One of the notable features announced with the release of Android 4.2 yesterday was support for multiple users on a single Android device. Google's list of 4.2 features, though, makes it very clear that multiple users is supported only on Android 4.2 tablets, not phones.
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    Default Re: Nokia patent may be keeping multiple accounts off of Android 4.2 phones

    For some reason, I don't believe that one bit.

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    Default Re: Nokia patent may be keeping multiple accounts off of Android 4.2 phones

    Patents are all about specifics, so may I point out that the patent in question mentions specifically " mobile phones ", nowhere does it make use of the term " smart phone "...

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    Default Re: Nokia patent may be keeping multiple accounts off of Android 4.2 phones

    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    Patents are all about specifics, so may I point out that the patent in question mentions specifically " mobile phones ", nowhere does it make use of the term " smart phone "...

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    Smartphones are mobile phones. Just saying.

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    Multiple users is a concept that's been around since mainframes. Nokia can patent a 'Method' to accomplish that on a phone but they really shouldn't be able to patent the idea of multiple users as the idea has been around since the dawn of the computer era.
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    Default Re: Nokia patent may be keeping multiple accounts off of Android 4.2 phones

    Quote Originally Posted by anjali_jain View Post
    Multiple users is a concept that's been around since mainframes. Nokia can patent a 'Method' to accomplish that on a phone but they really shouldn't be able to patent the idea of multiple users as the idea has been around since the dawn of the computer era.
    Tell that to apple and all their patents...

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    Default Re: Nokia patent may be keeping multiple accounts off of Android 4.2 phones

    Quote Originally Posted by NoYankees44 View Post
    Tell that to apple and all their patents...

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    Tell that to all patent holders.

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    Default Re: Nokia patent may be keeping multiple accounts off of Android 4.2 phones

    There's a specific difference between what should be called a mobile phone and what should be called a smart phone.

    Smart phones have touchscreens, can readily access the internet, and can run full fledged applications. Whereas a mobile phone has all of the features of the original razr - the above mentioned smartphone only traits.

    Is that specific enough for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    There's a specific difference between what should be called a mobile phone and what should be called a smart phone.

    Smart phones have touchscreens, can readily access the internet, and can run full fledged applications. Whereas a mobile phone has all of the features of the original razr - the above mentioned smartphone only traits.
    Is that specific enough for you?

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    Thats just marketing crap Same as HD is marketing crap to adrvitise higher resolution, same as HDMI-CEC is being renamed in 1000 possible ways (Bravia Link, AnyLink+ and crap like that), same as internet is suddenly being called cloud, as it not different for all internet services runned all those times. It's essentially still a mobile phone, just with touch screen and don't know what you mean by "full fledged applications" they still being limited by device size and processing power as they been with J2ME which at core it's not much diffrent from Android platfrom.

    So if oyu call it mobile phone is still correct name
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    Default Re: Nokia patent may be keeping multiple accounts off of Android 4.2 phones

    Hmm nice rebuttal shadowriver I bet you're good in a debate

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    Hmm nice rebuttal shadowriver I bet you're good in a debate

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    it's just my nerdiness ^^' whatever you call it smarphone or mobile phone is correct, there iPod touch and Android have such devices too that they can do essentily same thing as there "smartphone" brothers, they could be called PDA but you could call it smartphone a PDA too
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    I'm not sure I see the opposition to the idea.
    My tablets totally need multiple user profiles.
    My phone, however, is only used by me. Anyone else who uses it needs to either do something quick and non-user specific or needs to see my info.

    Who here needs multiple profiles on their phone?
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    Default Re: Nokia patent may be keeping multiple accounts off of Android 4.2 phones

    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    There's a specific difference between what should be called a mobile phone and what should be called a smart phone.

    Smart phones have touchscreens, can readily access the internet, and can run full fledged applications. Whereas a mobile phone has all of the features of the original razr - the above mentioned smartphone only traits.

    Is that specific enough for you?

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    Because they're no such thing as a smart phone without a touch screen?
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    Default Re: Nokia patent may be keeping multiple accounts off of Android 4.2 phones

    Quote Originally Posted by Pollster View Post
    I'm not sure I see the opposition to the idea.
    My tablets totally need multiple user profiles.
    My phone, however, is only used by me. Anyone else who uses it needs to either do something quick and non-user specific or needs to see my info.

    Who here needs multiple profiles on their phone?
    Exactly. I don't want multiple users on my phone, but I desperately want it on my tablet.

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