Plus, what system builders should know about SSDs and why one writer is sick of Android

Google Apps channel team grabs coffee with resellers On The VAR Guy, the author breaks down the lesson for partners. “The most successful Google Apps resellers are actually IT consulting firms built for the cloud. But no doubt, smaller resellers are trying to figure out their potential place in the cloud – and their potential role in the Google Apps ecosystem,” he explains. What’s your opinion?

I’m sick to death of Android On ZDNet explains why he’s throwing in the towel. “Samsung’s update record across their entire handset and tablet product line has been almost as abysmal as Motorola’s. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has yet to be updated to the latest Android release, and in the case of the Nexus S, the previous flagship Google Experience handset, the Ice Cream Sandwich update was rolled out and then backed out due to technical problems, and owners have been waiting for months for it to resume again,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

What system builders need to know about solid state drives On The Register, Chris Mellor gives some explanation. “Unlike disk media, flash media wears out. After a certain number of writes to a cell, its response to read requests tends to be more error-prone and its ability to store more writes falls off. This is far worse with multi-level cell flash as there are two bits per cell, which adds to its electrical activity and wears it out more quickly,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

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