Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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by shotsman on Sun 20th Jan 2013 04:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
shotsman
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The point I was tryingto make is that the basic design tenet of the LR defender is much he same as it was 40+ years ago. Sure it has been updated but only gradually over that period.

As for a an OS such as iOS. Are the bits missing from it that are in Android things that the average punter will regard as a show stopper? I think not. IMHO a lot of the stuff that hacks rave on about are as useful to the average user as say (for example) 50% of the 'new' functionality that has been added to MS Office in the past few years.
That is not to say that over time there feature might become more important but what if those features are blocked by non FRAND Patents? Then Apple/Nokia/Sony couldn't introduce them into their phones OS without a legal bun fight lasting 5+ years by which time it will all be irrelevant anyway.

I've gotten fed up with Android after bricking my HTC trying to put cyanogen onto it (it came with Android 2.3) and have gone back to a basic Nokia Symbian phone. I have to say, I don't miss the 'smart' bits that are no longer available to me.

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