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I think that it's very innovative for iPhone but that alone isn't gonna be enough to turn enough heads on the Android side. I couldn't see the value in buying a phone with an atrocious color scheme/theme I cannot change or buy a launcher for; in short, you're pretty much stuck with rainbows and butterflies. Secondly, the "new features" for iOS7 are already on Android, only an iOS user would be blown away by this. With that being said, Apple has confirmed itself as master of patent trolls with the notification shade and it's operation. Lastly, if someone just has to have a metal phone, the more than capable HTC One is where it's at. I'm not a fanboy, but the "new" features aren't anything new and are about a year and a half old on Android, and thats pretty old in the mobile industry. Try again, Apple.
1 year, 2 months ago on iOS 7 Looks Great, But Does It Offer Anything For The Android Enthusiast?
@randomprice I couldn't agree more. The age of the digital camera is coming to a close. Smartphones are allowing us to replace devices like mp3 players, webcams/video cams, gps and even mobile gaming is getting some attention. DSLRs are going to shrink in size, but will be a mainstay nonetheless.
1 year, 9 months ago on Will the iPhone kill the camera? [Editorial]
Pretty much right about people waiting for the launch. Even I thought that Apple would prove some of the rumors wrong. And it turns out, no secrecy at all. Just a taller iPhone.
1 year, 11 months ago on Sales Of Galaxy S III Spike At Both Lawsuit Verdict And iPhone 5 Launch
Switched from iOS to Android, never looked back.
1 year, 11 months ago on 22% of Android users will switch to the iPhone according to the latest survey
@Tonybabo Well there is only so much you can innovate on the hardware end and I think most companies do a decent job for the most part to keep their look and feel unique. The thing that everyone seems disappointed the most at is Apple not being innovative with its software, it brought nothing new that we haven't already seen on 2.2 Froyo. The GS3 has a plethora of features on the software spectrum. You can see huge progression from GS1-GS3 on the software front. Compare all the iPhones and they have very few minimal changes. Oh and I do think Apple needs to be banned, they can rip off Froyo AND copy the notification center straight out of Android and still want to sue people for colorful icons? Seriously?
1 year, 11 months ago on iPhone 5 benchmarks published: fastest phone on the planet
While that's all fine and good, I think they should have been doing this long ago. They noticed how much money tech repair companies were making replacing screens on iPhones is the likely case.
1 year, 11 months ago on Apple to replace broken iPhone 5 screens in store
I didn't expect the At&t to do anything too silly, after all they are the iPhone network. Sprint still has the unlimited thing going for them which is really awesome especially when it comes to the LTE part. But the big red is still intent on stomping out those remaining grandfathered plans. Sure you don't have to offer unlimited, but why do people have to pay so much for only 2GB?
1 year, 11 months ago on Verizon, Sprint detail their iPhone 5 data plans
4.5-4.8 go big or go home....literally stay at home on your computer.
1 year, 12 months ago on Poll: What's your ideal screen size for a smartphone?
Samsung cannot be stopped, with the GSIII topping charts world-wide, the new GTab, and the GNote-II they are still the one to beat this year, something that I'm sure Apple knows is pretty hard by now. Sure, Apple has it's fans and decent marketing so they will make sales no doubt about it, but in terms of functionality and innovation it's all about Samsung's Galaxy series.I'm and ex-iPhone/Fail user and I'm all about Team Samsung FTW, as I currently own a GSII, you're not missing anything now that the GSIII is here and the GNote-II which I will be getting when it comes to the states.
2 years ago on Editorial: Apple's Win Against Samsung Isn't as Bad as it Sounds
Well I hear the new iPhone is gonna have LTE and NFC, doesn't it kinda sound like a Samsung device? You know, since you can sue for dumb things like bounceback and all, why not?
2 years ago on Samsung Is Geared Up To Sue Apple If They Release An LTE iPhone
I'm a pretty moderate data user, 6gigs or so, sometimes a lot higher, but people aren't mad at the amount of data they are getting, its how much they have to pay for it vs unlimited on other carriers. I think that 69.99 plan should have at least 6 gigs and you add on as you need.
2 years ago on Most Smartphone Owners Use Less Than 2GB Of Data Per Month, Study Shows
@darinbro I think it's both, to prove how stupid Apple's little game is, and to launch an offensive against Apple if the next Samsung Nexus is in any jeopardy. LG, HTC, Samsung and Moto have no problem competing and coexisting with one another. It's Apple that seeks to ruin everything over minuscule patents that most of which they "acquired" or copied and didn't create.
2 years ago on Details Emerge around Motorola’s New Patent Lawsuit Against Apple - Ban on Apple Products?
I love where Samsung is going with its marketing for its tablets, actually showing people that it multi-tasks unlike an iPad, if anyone gets these things confused then they needa be slapped.
2 years ago on James Franco Stars In A Galaxy Note 10.1 Commercial
Please come to the US and shake things up in the Androidlands. Add some functionality like the GS3 and LTE and i'm on it
2 years ago on Xiaomi releases new promotional video of Mi-Two - showcases new features & launching with MIUI V4.0
Shut up and take my money
2 years ago on Xiaomi Announces MI-TWO, An Absolutely Awesome Android Device For A Great Price
@Apple_Diva @aliasgx Apple not stealing? Please tell me more about how coincidentally the Android Notification Shade, PalmOS, the LG prada somehow share similarities to the iPhone....And how Microsoft patented the first tablet PC.
2 years ago on Judge Lucy Koh Bans Key Samsung Designer from testifying In Apple Vs. Samsung Case
Wow, the F700 looks like the GS1 more than it does the iPhone in terms of hardware, and those patents go all the way back to 2006 before the iFail was announced. I guess we all can assume that she was paid off.
I could really only see the similarities between TouchWiz on and iOS on the GS1's App Drawer cause TouchWiz has its own widgets, something that iOS has yet to have. Having owned an iPhone, I would say that Touchwiz was inspired by iOS, but it's far more functional than iOS is. I just think that Apple is just mad because Samsung made it better. One a side note, that excuse of people "confusing" the products is hard to believe. Everyone I know who wanted an iPhone got an iPhone; and do you really think Flagship devices like Droid, Nexus and EVO/One would stand out if people "confused" them with the rest of the devices in Android Land? The results kinda speak for themselves. I
But what I would like Sammy to do is give a TouchWiz a lightened-up style and only offer widgets and widget customization and run very close to stock Jellybean. That would be very cool and get the heat from a company that complains about colorful icons, yet openly copies a swipe down notification shade.
2 years ago on Editorial: Could Samsung Be Forced to Lose Touchwiz Altogether?
From all the rumors and minor leaks that have been going about, I kinda expected it to look like this. Who knows, maybe it'll turn out a little different, but I doubt it, this is Apple we're talking about here.
2 years ago on New “iPhone 5″ mockup shows how it’ll look in hand
@MdXMaxX I 100% agree. If anything I think the iPhone is the most pushed device by retailers. And it I think its a great thing that AT&T is flexing their inventory; they aren't the Apple store and customers(especially first time smartphone owners) need to their options on Android and WP7.Being a previous iPhone3GS user, I'd say there are a lot of features on Android that surpass iOS in every way, and at this stage in the game you have 4G-LTE devices that are faster and more functional the the iPhone. And even Windows Phone is pretty intriguing, the fluidity is great, not a lot of customization, but it makes things so simple to use without insulting your intelligence while getting the job done.
2 years, 1 month ago on AT&T Reps Instructed to Sell Anything But iPhone
More little games by apples. It's very easy to tell the two apart. One looks like a huge iPhone and the other looks like a giant android phone. There is not a lot you can do with the design. Its like Sony suing Toshiba and dell for laptop design. There is only so much to be done with form factor. Not to mention the tab I'd way bigger than the ipad.
2 years, 2 months ago on Apple wins lawsuit, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned from US sale
It's good to see them finally putting a 4 inch retina on the next iPhone, but all i want to see next is revamp for iOS. I've often brought up widget integration and customization, (thats why I'm with Android now) but I think it is really time for it now. The simple grid panels are cute, but just a tad more customizations would really make users happy. I'm not talking about an Android clone here, I'm talking Apple widgets which are integrated into themed homescreens or hubs if you will. For example, when you get apps like facebook, twitter, itunes or instagram, you should have the option to make them a homescreen with everything you need at your fingertips.
I think it would be a lot more useful on the iPad as well and it would retain that "easy to use" Apple's fans seem to appreciate. But that just me, honestly I'd like that idea on any platform, however iOS (and Windows Phone) needs something like this. Back to the 4-inch screen, I think Apple should tread these waters carefully and try to play off the old form factor of the 3GS. I know the designers with Apple can think of something, they're not dumb, but Android OEM's pushed a lot of form factors last year, so if it even resembles anything remotely similar to any of those phones, I'm sure those companies will be looking for revenge. Not sure if HTC may want revenge for what Apple is doing by blocking the One-series. After all, they too can claim that Apple is copying their design by giving their device a 4-inch screen.
2 years, 3 months ago on WSJ: Next iPhone's 4-inch screens on order
Samsung's Keynote was a little more than inspired by Apple's. But honestly, I don't think they are so "slavishly copying" the almighty lord Apple's marketing strategy because it "works" and Samsung cannot make money by any other means. Think of Sammy like Apple's bitter ex(and vice versa), Sammy used to make goods for Apple and they had a decent deal, Sammy though it could get comfortable and maybe pull off an Apple inspired device since they were in a relationship (bad idea) and then they broke up. Bitter and hurt by Apple's choices, any chance Sammy can get, Sammy will act a fool when they know Apple is looking and I'm quite sure both companies are making huge fun of each other as we speak.
As for "iPhone Killers", please, stop. We Android users are looking for the "Nexus" and "GSIII" killers, iOS doesn't do what Android does for us which is why we use Android in the first place so there would be no reason to "kill" something we don't even use. And sure there are some hardcore fandroids out there who aren't fans of good technology, but become a fanatic of a product itself. In most Android forums I've been on (including DroidDog) the only time Apple really comes to mind is when someone brings it up. Maybe I've been on more moderate blogs and sites, but really. To be honest, I'm looking into getting a Windows Phone again, not because Android is bad, but simply cause I like Nokia's devices lol. Ease up people.
2 years, 3 months ago on Samsung Galaxy SIII event - taking a leaf, or three from Apple's book
See here my friend had a mishap with her iPhone(I think she busted it with no Applecare) and she had got an Android off ebay for cheap and was having the same issues you're having. Me being the Android user that I am, came to her rescue by letting her know about "Smart Keyboard". Now you will have to pay for this, should be no more that 3 or 4 bucks, but it offers many skins including an "iOS themed one. You can also customize the keyboard even further by deleting buttons and stuff or increasing the padding where you see fit.
The next best one is the ICS keyboard, that is a really awesome keyboard, its very intuitive and it just works well. HTC has decent keyboards, but it's not my personal choice. As a matter of fact I don't really use many of the OEM keyboards, I prefer Android (ICS or Gingerbread) or as mentioned above, Smart Keyboard. Honestly, there is almost nothing stock about my phone as of now, I didn't root it with any roms, just found some nice Apps in the Market/Play Store.
2 years, 4 months ago on 30 days with the enemy: HTC One X (Day 4)
Is it iPhone starting to peg back Android? Nope, don't really think so. This is sort of expected coming from the carrier which debuted the iPhone and held exclusion over other carriers and giving them the reputation of being the iPhone Network. They have 3 over Sprint and Verizon with customers who already are coming to the end of their 2-year contracts and looking to make the upgrade to the 4S. If these numbers came from Verizon, then yes, I would be surprised and say that the iPhone is contending really heavy (not saying that it isn't) with Android. But for users like myself, I think iPhones are nice and they are decent devices, but I'm a power user, and the iPhone doesn't do what the Galaxy Note can and I don't think the price justifies when compared. Honestly what a lot of people are waiting for from iOS is more functionality. If they made a standard version and a pro version of iOS, do that and they could upset some serious fanboys.
2 years, 4 months ago on Apple iPhone makes up 78% of all AT&T smartphone sales last quarter