Nothing works together anymore… At least not the way you’d like it to.
1) Amazon Instant Videos (currently working on ChromeOS) may or may not work with ChromeOS down the line because of Adobe killing off Flash and Amazon for some reason sticking with it.
2) The Nexus 7 doesn’t even appear to support Flash so you are left with the Google Play store which is lacking content and in most cases is overpriced on music and movies compared to amazon.
3) Amazon just split its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player storage effectively screwing me with uploaded songs. Now you can have only 250 uploaded (unlimited purchased from Amazon) when before I had 2.7Gb’s of space left. Now I’m over by 75 songs and will have to pay $25 a year for more upload space or delete songs to stay under 250. If not… all of my uploaded songs are deleted and stop working. So now I’ll have to upload to Google Music which is going to put music in 2 different places.
4) Chromebooks have no way of reading .CBR files so I have entire comic book collections that I need Windows for because ChromeOS just cannot do it.
5) Zune pass is $10 a month while the new Amazon upgrade is $25 for the year but this whole thing about changing the Terms of Service and splitting everything up has me angry.
6) My WP7 is nearly PERFECT compared to my Android experience but an Amazon Cloud Player app (supposedly coming soon) would be nice and apparently Google doesn’t care to make a G+ app for us.
Honestly, it almost makes me want to say Fuck the cloud and go back to using physical media. At least then I own it and don’t have to continue to worry about sinking more and more money into space. Basically media is the core issue that is keeping everything so fragmented.
I’m going to have to think long and hard about how I want to make this fragmented mess work for me going forward. I get the point though… No matter how hard you try to get a smooth and inter-operable tech ecosystem together, there is just no real way to do it without sacrifices. Once again, there is no such thing as a perfect world in real life or tech.