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Old 12-14-2012, 12:54 AM   #403
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He never really says the S3 was the turning point device for him. And there were 4G Samsung phones out prior to the S3. So I'm not sure that passage is at all odd.
His identifying the Nexus 7 as the next stage of his conversion locates the timeframe so precisely that his book proves anachronistic to the alleged conversion no matter which Android phone he owned. Besides which, if the phone in question was owned right before the Nexus 7, then the SIII or SII are the likeliest (though not 100% certain) candidates, esp. since he happens to be a Samsung man.

No amount of tap-dancing can erase the mercenary aspect of Kawasaki's advocacy, nor does his being mercenary mean G.K. is inherently evil, insincere, etc. It just means he isn't the white knight that zealous advocates of Android would like him to be. And by the way: Let's not have white knights of any flavor -- Apple, Android, Windows, etc., etc. -- despite the internet tendency to dub anyone who makes an agreeable point Meme Saint of the Day.

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However, there are some Galaxy tabs with proprietary cables. So it's not as if you can always use a standard micro USB cable.
Though you might find examples of proprietary cables in the short but dizzyingly diverse history of Android, Kawasaki's basic point -- that most Android devices simply require micro-to-USB and that this is an improvement for the user over Apple's connector glee = Zombie Consumer Sandtrap strategy -- still holds muster, Buster.

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