Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 17:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jobs called Android a 'stolen product', but theft can be a tricky concept when talking about innovation. The iPhone didn't emerge fully formed from Jobs's head. Rather, it represented the culmination of incremental innovation over decades - much of which occurred outside of Cupertino." Nothing particularly new in there for regular OSNews readers, but still handy to have it in one place.
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RE[2]: Comment by WorknMan
by WorknMan on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 23:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by WorknMan"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Not really, although that's the usual fanboy history of things. Apple not having MMS, multitasking, copy & paste, proper notification, a half-decent camera, etc etc etc, and you guys will pretend it's either 1) unneccesary 2) comes with negative impact on Apple's holistic design philosophy, battery life, ease of use etc etc or 3) something they'll come along with once they do it properly since they always do it properly and superior right at the beginning.


Yeah, Apple doesn't throw every imaginable bell & whistle into their products, and that's why I have an Android phone ;) But they said, 'Hey, if you want to build a capacitive touch smartpohone, here's how to do it', and their competitors obviously listened.

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RE[3]: Comment by WorknMan
by fran on Fri 24th Feb 2012 00:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by WorknMan"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

How did the 2007 version (both products release year) of Android and iOS compare?
Apple was a product that came from a well known cult brand.
Android came almost from nowhere.
The brand then had no hype value.

Edited 2012-02-24 00:07 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by WorknMan
by WorknMan on Fri 24th Feb 2012 00:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by WorknMan"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

How did the 2007 version (both products release year) of Android and iOS compare?
Apple was a product that came from a well known cult brand.
Android came almost from nowhere.
The brand then had no hype value.


The first wave of Android phones were like the first wave of Android tablets... good on features, bad on polish. Generally, it takes the copycats at least one generation to get the 'fit and finish' right. In the case of MS, it took about 15 years with Windows ;) hehe

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RE[3]: Comment by WorknMan
by Laurence on Fri 24th Feb 2012 02:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by WorknMan"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Yeah, Apple doesn't throw every imaginable bell & whistle into their products, and that's why I have an Android phone ;) But they said, 'Hey, if you want to build a capacitive touch smartpohone, here's how to do it', and their competitors obviously listened.

Yeah, but didn't LG get there first?

I wont pretend to have used the LG Prada, but from all accounts I've read, it sounded very much like the first iPhone before the iPhone.

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RE[4]: Comment by WorknMan
by WorknMan on Sat 25th Feb 2012 21:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by WorknMan"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Yeah, but didn't LG get there first?

I wont pretend to have used the LG Prada, but from all accounts I've read, it sounded very much like the first iPhone before the iPhone.


They were probably developed at the same time. And besides, from all accounts, the LG Prada was a piece of crap ;)

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