Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Dec 2011 16:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It all started with Apple/TechCrunch blogger M.G. Siegler making a huge fuss over something he didn't understand, and while that in and of itself isn't particularly interesting, one of the outcomes of this little internet drama is a comment on Google+ (the tenth one) that so perfectly encapsulates just how important Android is for the world that I felt the need to share it with you. It's the holiday season after all.
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RE[4]: Oh, come on
by bonchbonch on Thu 29th Dec 2011 18:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oh, come on"
bonchbonch
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2011-12-29

We're at an impasse and will just have to disagree, as to me this is a pretty clear dismissal of the impact the iPhone has had. The iPhone's success, and its huge influence on the industry, obviously impacts the rest of the world and not just "rich countries," even if only for the fact that other smartphones mimic it.

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RE[5]: Oh, come on
by robojerk on Thu 29th Dec 2011 19:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh, come on"
robojerk Member since:
2006-01-10

Apple revolutionizes again!
http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2011/12/apple-envisions...

Oh wait, that feature is already in Android 4.0

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RE[6]: Oh, come on
by Windows Sucks on Thu 29th Dec 2011 20:08 in reply to "RE[5]: Oh, come on"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Apple revolutionizes again!
http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2011/12/apple-envisions...

Oh wait, that feature is already in Android 4.0


Oh wait it doesn't work in Android properly. LOL!

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RE[5]: Oh, come on
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 30th Dec 2011 00:21 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh, come on"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Its the same argument over Macs vs PC's. Mac's brought an obscure technology to the fore front and to the wealthy, PC's with windows brought a version of that to the masses.

I'd still argue that Windows had a more revolutionary effect on how people live their lives than Mac OS X.

If you want to argue, your argument has to be confined to what field we are talking about revolutionizing: the technology world, or just simply people's lives. Because I think you have an obvious argument that the Iphone was revolutionary for the industry and with out that their wouldn't be the opportunity for Android to blossom. But the actual effect on people's ( And I mean humanity, not just you, or the people you know) lives? Android without a debate.

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