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@jabombardier i know me too! hopefully the rumors are true and google really is going to release an LTE capable nexus phone this fall. that would really make it much more attractive to get.
9 months ago on iOS 7 unveiled, features new user interface, Control Center, Multitasking
@jabombardier i think so too. it is times like these when apple's preaching about "no copying" seems a bit hypocritical. it was like this when apple first added the notification shade to ios as well. it seems like apple is saying that theyre allowed to be influenced by other companies but other companies arent allowed to be influenced by apple.
@jabombardier i totally agree! apple really started something BAD by suing so many companies over such frivolous things like rounded corners. if they hadnt done that, there would be no criticism over who did what first and who didnt.
@jabombardier @thewaterboy80 thats actually really strange. maybe samsung didnt optimize the software before sending it out to GS2 units. thats why you should get a nexus if you want an android :D
no bloatware, skins, UIs, or anything! just clean smooth lag-free android!
@jabombardier but whats so bad about android doing it first? if android did it first, and gets to watch the public slowly begin to adopt this new technology, this just means android manufacturers get more experience in incorporating nfc features and technologies better and easier than a company who would just then begin to use nfc in their phones too (ahem apple)...
@jabombardier @thewaterboy80 what kind if gs4 did YOU use? some kind of app-junkie, heavy power user businessman? ive used both a note 2 and a GS4 and both are amazingly smooth and wonderful. i dont know what kind of phone youre using that once you pick it up, you get "scared off" by nonexistent lag. seems to me there were some factors that played into your experience with these phones that have nothing to do with the performance of the phones themselves.
@jabombardier whoops youre right i meant to say "dont think apple DIDNT copy." and if apple just sits back and watches to see what features are popular and then using them in their iphones, including software features, then this clearly is saying that apple copies cool features from other phones. and also, ease of use isnt affected by new features if it actually makes your experience BETTER...
@thewaterboy80 and what stuff exactly are you talking about?
@jabombardier no. if apple did do so, im pretty sure they wouldve found a way to incorporate that into their devices over the past 6 years. and dont think apple did copy or steal from other companies to get where it is today as well.
@thewaterboy80 all these things already 'work' and 'work better' on android, so there IS a difference. just not the one youre talking about.
@TiP_Cam it seems like your main argument is about "how it does it" and not the fact that "it cant do much at all." will the new siri tell you information in real time, as new situations come up? no. will the airdrop work systemwide, or just with a select few core apple apps? will it be a failure like airprint was? airprint seemed like a pretty good service at the time, especially "how you would do it", ie a press of a button on your phone. that didnt mean it was a booming success and popular feature. how many airprint printers exist in the world? android devices share much easier with nfc. you literally dont do anything but touch phones and tap the screen. and this works with many more things than ios will when 7 comes out. android lets you share websites, contacts, photos, videos, calendar appointments, and more.
and the reason why apple says "no" isnt because they "care about how it works" or if it "offers a great experience." it says no because apple simply cant do it. what harm will come to your experience if you had widgets which made your phone easier to use? nfc which made instant sharing and settings-modes easier to use (eg settings modes as shown in xperia commercials using nfc tags)? google now which actually did as much as it did on android? google maps? youtube? all these things are by default lacking in the iphone because apple is an immature company who doesnt want to include features and software that would benefit their competitors, at the expense of the consumer.
lastly, there are already currently many ways to have your android phone in the car or have it adjust your view with your angle. in fact, samsung's smart pause, smart scroll, gestures, air view, smart rotation, and smart "screen dimming" do all those "adapting" features and more, and lets not forget it did them FIRST.
as much as i love android, ive also been using an ios 6 device (ipod touch 5gen) for the past month and a half. while i have to say it is smooth and offers great transition between different apps and programs, its nowhere as powerful, flexible, adaptive, integrated, and versatile as android. while apple has refined its OS, it hasnt redefined it. its still time for apple to catch up.
@jabombardier i dont think so. this app came out a long time ago, while ios 7 was just revealed today. and a "set format" would not mean they would both have the same font, icons, layout, style, design, and "wallpaper" images.
wait a second! is it just me, or does that new weather app look almost exactly like yahoo's current weather app for iOS?
anyways, control center: definitely not "incredible." its been seen on android notification shades a looong time ago (which was copied from android by apple to boot). honestly, this site needs to stop acting like apple is God. not everything they do is that fantastic you know! save your superlative adjectives for something else.
multitasking: done on android since 4.0 ICS with true "working behind the scenes" unlike apple's attempt at multitasking with iOS 6 which is basically just a list of recently used apps.
safari: almost every improvement done has been in chrome since the beginning. (just look at the second picture in this article- the one of a bunch of safari tabs open- thats literally right off chrome)
airdrop: P2P wifi sharing has already been done in samsung's devices since the GSlll.
camera: the "moments" feature has been announced in the GS4 a few weeks ago ( i think its called photo album(?) that organizes photos by date and location)
siri: still nowhere as close to accurate, helpful, instant, and on-demand and time-aware as google now. a shame that google now on ios was unable to replicate the functionality of its android counterpart.
everything else: catch-up to samsung, htc, and google.
well done, apple! youve managed to not be so far behind in the smartphone game.
does anyone else really wish for the galaxy s4 to be renamed galaxy s lV?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Briefly Appears On Samsung's Website
my friend was playing with my phone on the subway platform when she dropped it, and ALMOST FELL INTO THE TRACKS. luckily my case (its a two-piece) snapped apart, flew about a foot away, and kept my phone from skidding over the edge!
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correction: litigation is only apple's business strategy. google's actions are simply a response to apple's immaturity.
11 months ago on Judge: Apple and Google have "no interest" in settlement, litigation is their business strategy
@Use both android n apple actually theyre not. apple should be sued to have a taste of their own medicine. if apple never went out and intentionally tried to sue all the other manufacturers for such trivial things like the shape of a rectangle, google wouldnt have to have responded with their own lawsuit. it's not hypocritical, its just that you are having a double standard against who gets to sue who.
12 months ago on Google uses Steve Jobs quote in patent dispute over Apple
the design is going back to the s ll? doesnt make much sense
1 year ago on Newly Leaked Images Confirm Galaxy S IV Specs, Square Shape
but im not an anon, and you are. having an account and not having one changes your credibility.
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