Why is Japan not producing mobiles like China?

Galapagos Mobile

Japan was one of the earliest developers of mobile phones and started the world first internet access services called “i-Mode”. Refer to Wiki for details; i-mode - Wikipedia It became very popular in Japan and became a national standard, while in other part of the world, it was way too advanced and Japan failed to make it a global standard.

Yet i-Mode was so popular, further domestic development continued to win the domestic competition and made the Japanese mobile market far different from any other countries. It was then called as Galapagos Mobile because of its pretty unique evolution just like those uniquely evolved creatures in Galapagos islands.

Soon after an iPhone was released, many Japanese jumped to it as well making the i-Mode obsolete very quickly. But again due to the domestic competition, Japanese phone makers continued releasing new Galapagos mobiles allowing Google to launch Android which in parallel with iPhone became global standards.iPho…

What is the difference between Reprise and Unplugged?



The terms "reprise" and "unplugged" are absolutely distinct from each other, but have been largely misused in Bollywood music undoubtedly, leading to the meaning of the terms being lost.

Reprise is basically a reproduction or reintroduction of a part of a song or a complete song with different music arrangement, or even lyrics. This arrangement might be wider or more open than the original one.

Unplugged is a more romanticized version of the song, in the sense, that there are absolutely no electric instruments, say electric guitar, bass or even kick drums. This version is much softer than the original one.

The third term that people usually confuse with is "acoustic". This term is usually interchangeable with unplugged, because as you know all the songs that were played in MTV unplugged were basically acoustic. Acoustic is when there is minimum instrumental setup and distortion with no tricks and effects and usually with a simple acoustic guitar (not necessarily). 

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