Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SamXp, Mar 22, 2013.
Android/iPhone version of the BMW/Lada ad:
Apple is just one company where as Android has many company's making and designing phones.
They should at least compare to a single brand like HTC or Samsung so you can see how their phones have progressed and how the design differs between the different manufactures.
All that image demonstrates to me is the lack of innovation from Apple since the original iPhone.
I think this will fit better here in the lounge.
Ok then, I'll take a Lada!
I'll take any of the Ladas over the BMWs. Because those are the cars I can service and fix myself, instead of having to go to a very expensive dealer for servicing.
I've noticed a commonality in many iPhone 5 reviews..usually as the drawn conclusions at or near the end: "If you're coming off an Andorid Froyo, Gingerbread or Honeycomb, the 5 is a good upgrade for your work or play. But if you've got yourself an ICS or Jelly Bean, you're already ahead."
One reviewer put it this way: "A good update to the iphone 4 and marginal for the 4S. If you are locked into the iOS world, a good phone and looks solid.
If you are an Android or Win user, save your money."
My take on that is that iPhone became a step or two behind a while back, and remains there.
So they left the Lada body style the same over the decades. Pretty close comparison to what they've been doing with the iPhone.. although they did stretch the top to bottom dimension a bit from the 4.
The Lada/BMW - iPhone/Android analogy seems accurate except for the assumption that Lada is better than BMW and iPhone is better than Android.
I'll take a Lada over an iPhone any day, I can do more with it
Have you driven a Lada?
"In Soviet Union, you don't drive Lada; Lada drive you...crazy!"
So the Lada was produced from 1922 to 1991?
All soviet cars were the same for over 30 years. Check Lada 2101 2103 2106 etc. I'd rather drive G-Wiz than Lada.
At leat apple change their hardware they had the same everything for over 30 years.
You know, I see great symbolism in the fact that the ape at the bottom lacks opposable thumbs. :laugh:
Yes I have actually. They're not particularly comfortable, noisy, a bit slow, but they'll still get you from A to B. For years my father and the neighbour bought Soviet and Eastern Bloc made cars and motorbikes. They had Ladas, FSOs (Poland), Skodas (Czechoslovakia), a 2-stroke Wartburg (East Germany), MZ Motorbikes (East Germany). These were all designed for easy low-cost home servicing.
TBH I thought the old MZ motorbikes were great, very reliable while been very simple at the same time. On the other hand the Czechoslovakian CZ motorbikes were quite horrible. And I passed my driving test in a 1978 Skoda 105s.
I guess it kind of rubbed off on me, I'm still fascinated by the cheap, low-tech and being self-sufficient. Maybe one reason why I choose to live and work in rural China.
Thing is if one can't afford to get the BMW, or any other exotic car serviced by the garage, perhaps one shouldn't be driving it? It's like the iPhone in China, you have to pay the full unsubsidised price for it, and it only can really be used on an expensive China Unicom plan. The much lower cost China Mobile doesn't support the iPhone for 3G.
If the iphone was as cute as this piggy in a dress, I'd have one!
You can have as many as you like as long as I'm not paying for them! :laugh:
Speed only wants more bacon!
Don't we all?
You can't compare Android with hardware as Android is an operating system while iPhone is hardware. But there IS a distinct change from donut to jelly bean. In fact jelly bean blows any version older than 2.3 out of the water...
The BlackBerry hasn't changed much either but I can hardly call them perfect from the beginning, either. Their market is similar to Apple's in catering to those who are resistant to change, or, going with the car comparison, prefer a carburetor and rear-wheel drive over a fancy car with fuel injection and traction control and airbags....and let's face it, RIM is dying...they coined the term 'battery pull' as their OS had a bad habit of locking up for no logical reason...
I understand what you are saying ....
But rear wheel drive have distinct advantages
Sweet! My dad had a '68 Charger.
.. until it snows.
Even the girl on reception at the BMW dealer told me beemers are dire in snow. She wasn't wrong.
Sure it was fun, but you could hardly call it effective.
Apparently there's a button on the dash that uses electronics to fix the problem - I have yet to find an opportunity to try, but let's just say I'm more than a little skeptical.
like all things.. rear-wheel drive does have disadvantages too.
but with good tires and the traction control on BMW made from 2000 and up... should be fine in snow. as long as you drive accordingly.