[citation][nom]samSUCK0000[/nom]In b4 delusional SamSUCK / Google kids scramble to defend this! This is the only "innovative feature" Android can claim over Apple,LOL![/citation]
I hope you hold your smartphones better than your fingertip clutch on reality, my friend.
To those of us with an IQ in double or triple digits: It's not that I really see a difference between my carrier throttling me at their end (as they do now) or throttling me on my device. Rather, I can't imagine them not taking the opportunity to bloody rob me blind - perhaps by offering "tiered access speeds" where you must pay more in order for your handset to run faster on the Internet.
Can you imagine that? As well as being regularly pestered to buy faster/larger packages via the handy new advertising feature built into the OS?
With the coming of true 4G and superfast broadband on the go, this really smells like a subtle attempt to introduce the same pay-more-for-faster-access model we suffer when shopping for home-broadband services.