Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Sep 2013 17:42 UTC
Apple As most of you using iOS already know, iOS 7 has been released today. While you're all busy updating, I dove into some reviews of Apple's latest, and I think I like this conclusion by The Verge best.

Today, as it rolls out to users everywhere, iOS 7 is still on most levels the same operating system it's been for six years. Meanwhile Android has become a fun, efficient, flowing operating system that makes it easy to move data between apps, easy to share things, and easy to see only the information you need at the moment. Where iOS 7 still feels like jumping in and out of a series of apps, the best moments of using Android make it feel like a cohesive, unified platform. There's no question iOS 7 has the foundational strength to match that experience, but Apple has to throw open the doors and let its huge ecosystem build on that potential.

iOS has always been an excellent operating system, and iOS 7 remains an excellent operating system. But if Apple's goal was to match the power and flexibility of its rivals, iOS 7 feels very much like the beginning of a project rather than its conclusion.

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RE[2]: meanwhile...
by darknexus on Wed 18th Sep 2013 22:11 UTC in reply to "RE: meanwhile..."
darknexus
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I'm not saying that your story is not true. But how can the OS that actually allows you to see file structure, and has a built in sharing feature(apps can share data, any capable app can be chosen to share to) be harder to share or find a video file?

Because most users don't know how the hell to tell a video file from a document, and don't give a shit about their phone's file structure?

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