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5 Ways iOS kicks Android in the Teeth

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by jefboyardee, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Android Expert
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    Interested to hear what you brains think about this:

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    5 Ways iOS kicks Android in the Teeth

    Yesterday, at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, iOS 5 was announced. Out of 200 new features, just 10 were shown, but the implications are clear: Android has been sucker punched into submission, and if it doesn't rise quickly, Google might be out for the count. Of course you will point to Android's zealous adoption by carriers and the platform's swelling market share, but that doesn't mean that people want to own Android smartphones: it just means that they're more easily obtainable.

    With yesterday's keynote, Apple outlined a slew of features that outstrips Android's current and prospective offerings -- and best of all, with a fall release date, Cupertino might just squeeze out iOS 5 before Google's Ice Cream Sandwich. While Google struggles to consolidate the rushed tablet-specific Honeycomb and its next smartphone OS, Apple has simply grabbed iOS and started running. Apple, which has always been a fan of gentle evolution over revolution, has thrown off the chains and begun beating a new mobile computing trail.
     

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  2. Swizz

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    Everyone of the "points" made in that excuse for journalism can be re-written to say "we've done nothing new, but lalala ours is better because we put an 'i' in front of it".

    I really love the iMessage. A native chat client so you can talk to other Apple users? You don't say? Google has Google Chat, but you can log into it from almost any machine, and who wants that?
     
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    is it just me or does ios5 have just a smiggin of android in it:eek: becuase that drop down menu looks awfulley familiar
     
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    To each there own I suppose
     
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    Do not feed the link bait trolls.
     
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    I know, I know. Normally I can contain myself. The entirely new level of tunnel vision that is being created by iOS5 is just too much.
     
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    And then, the next day, they turn around and say this:

    5 Android Features that Leave iOS 5 in the Dust

    With iOS 5's primary feature set exposed and its underlying architectural upgrades detailed, we can now begin to draw comparisons between Apple's latest offering and Google's next-generation unified-tablet-and-smartphone Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. In many ways, iOS 5 pulls ahead of Android, with deep integration to the cloud and the unified iMessage service. If you twist the platforms and look at them with a different light, however, Android has tons of features that conjure jealousy and envy from the iOS camp.

    Here are five ways in which iOS 5 stumbles behind its contemporary, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and even the current versions of Android: Gingerbread and Honeycomb.
     
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    i'm confused
     
  9. lunatic59

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    I've got three choices ...

    1. Argue emotionally about which OS my ego is directly affected by.

    2. Research the technological and sociological advantages of each platform and form a definitive opinion.

    3. Make myself another martini.

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    The takeaway from this thread:

    iOS 5 has been announced, and there are new features in it that improve upon the previous OS. Something to consider when you contemplate your next smartphone purchase.

    /thread
     
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