Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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RE[7]: First touchscreen phone?
by MOS6510 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 11:00 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: First touchscreen phone?"
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Well, you don't have to watch every movie/episode of course!

Here is the most important one (for you):

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No, but you don't understand how my somewhat ADHD brain works. Once I start reading something fascinating but ultimately repetitive like this, the next thing I know it's four hours later and I am about to pass out in my office chair.

It happens with Minecraft too; I find the biggest timesink for me in that game is digging to Y:12 and fanning out laterally. Several wasted hours later, I have thousands of castoff cobblestone, maybe a diamond or two and a sinking feeling that I should have spent that time doing something more productive.

To (somewhat) steer things back on topic, that appointment I spoke of is to possibly buy a Samsung Nexus S, so I will have a solid Android phone for comparison to my Windows Phone. If I like the Nexus enough, I'll probably keep it and put the Arrive to the side for a while. When upgrade time comes next year, I'll be better equipped to decide between sticking it out with Metro or going with Android once and for all.

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MOS6510 Member since:

If you want to compare WP and Android I think you should wait until WP8 arrives.

For me apps are more important than the basic system. If System A is great, but has no apps it's pretty useless. If System B isn't that great, but has a wide choice of apps I would prefer it.

The problem I have with my WP phone is that it lacks certain apps my iPhone does have. WP is fast, but a factor in this is, I think, that's most apps don't have much functionality. For that reason alone I would pick the iPhone.

And you can play Minecraft on an iPhone, not on a WP phone.

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