Other guy already mentioned that not everyone has unlimited data. I do, but mobile internet isn't reliable enough for this.
I go to a gym where there's no cell service and no wifi. Last time I tried to use streaming Google Music, I went for a walk and had full LTE signal, but there was no data working on the closest tower for whatever reason.
Anyone seen these in stores yet? I'd like to take a look at one, but AT&T/Best Buy stores aren't all that convenient for me to visit.
It's not the desire to have ALL of your music ALL the time, but the ability to do so. Part of what drew me to Android devices (as an early gen iPhone owner) in the first place was the ability to do what I wanted with my media and device without a company (Apple) telling me what I should or should not be doing to manage my own media.
Say I am going on a long overseas flight and decided I wanted to bring a ton of music or videos or books or comics or whatever I please, as to not need to burden my load with a bulky laptop. Having only fixed internal storage would limit that ability. Whereas on my current Samsung GS2, I can bring along several 32GB SD cards and swap media storage as I see fit, without impacting the storage I have available for apps.
And as mentioned before, streaming is nice, but not at all a replacement for tangible media, especially with the spotty coverages that GSM networks provide.
actually, if you were flying from the earth to mars, it wouldn't be enough to listen to each song only once. 60GB would last you about 40 days and it takes over 100 days to get there. but, still, to each his own.
Last edited by MisterRunon; 04-15-2013 at 04:35 PM..
No, I require 60GB of music on my phone, so that I have access to any song in my library whenever I feel like listening to it. I got a 5GB iPod 12 years ago and ever since then the storage capacity of my MP3 players, which became a part of my smartphones, have been increasing at about the same rate as the size of my music library. There's no reason why this shouldn't continue.
"The cloud" is great for backups/access to data that you wouldn't normally carry around with you. However, I see no reason to start gimping our devices and forcing cloud usage for everyday use. Once again, mobile internet is not reliable enough and so this leads to often actually having less access to your data if you rely on it.
AT&T gave me a $80 credit because they couldn't cancel my pre-order. I told them the HTC One was $169 at Walmart and with taxes (in California) price difference was ~$80 so wanted to cancel and order from Walmart. Had to escalate to a supervisor [YMMV]
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