Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:23 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Catfight! Get out your mobile phones and start filming, because two important personalities in the mobile world just got into a catfight. After the presentation of Apple's (once again) stellar quarterly results (what's with the low iPad sales, though?), Apple's CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tangent regarding Android (among other things). Google's Andy Rubin, the father of Android, responded in a pretty fun way via Twitter.
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Its like Blackberry.
by Milo_Hoffman on Tue 19th Oct 2010 20:29 UTC
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My biggest disappointment is that it turned out like Blackberry.

Sure, you have a device running the same "OS", but your totally dependent on the cell provider for what version you run, when you get updates, etc..

This leads to different features being available on the same phone depending on what vendor you use.

Like Verizon who likes to disable core phone OS features so they can charge you for them.

This is one of the things I hated about the Blackberry, some providers took forever to release updates to their phones.

The best thing about the iPhone is your no longer dependent on waiting for your cell phone provider to give you the new version, something many months later than your friends provider, in the case of some phone companies never and your SOL stuck on the ancient version it came with.

Edited 2010-10-19 20:33 UTC

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RE: Its like Blackberry.
by dagw on Wed 20th Oct 2010 13:09 in reply to "Its like Blackberry."
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However that has nothing to do with iOS vs Android. There is nothing stopping HTC, Samsung or Motorola from saying you're only allowed to sell our phones if you leave them 'pure' and allow us to update the OS as we please. If their phone is desirable enough they might even manage to get a carrier or two to agree. However as long as people are happy to buy carrier crippled phones there is no incentive for HTC, Samsung or Motorola to make such a demand.

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