My opinion is that caps make little technical sense, and I believe that the fundamental reason for capping is to prevent disruption of the television entertainment business model that feeds the TV screens in most households.
The now iconic quote debuted in a 1997 television commercial for Apple Computer. The text was said to have been mostly written by then Apple CEO Steve Jobs. He embodied the characteristics in this quote arguably better than anyone in history. Today it lives on as a mantra for artists, inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators around the world.Here's to the Crazy Ones - Letterpress Poster - Steve Jobs
I predict — with a 50% margin of error — that the Amazon Appstore for Android will be THE Android Appstore in a short time.
Motorola's CEO blamed the open Android app store for performance issues on some phones.
Of all the Motorola Android devices that are returned, 70 percent come back because applications affect performance, Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility, said during a webcast presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Technology conference on Thursday.
Unlike most other mobile app stores, the Android Market is totally open, meaning anyone can upload an application to the store. While Google removes applications that are found to be malicious, there is no mechanism for ensuring that applications perform efficiently.
"For power consumption and CPU use, those apps are not tested. We're beginning to understand the impact that has," Jha said.
via Daring Fireball