Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You wouldn't believe it, but something actually, truly interesting came out of the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit yesterday. Apple had conducted a survey to find out why, exactly, consumers opted to go with Android instead of the iPhone. The results are fascinating - not only do they seem to invalidate Apple's claims, they provide an unusual insight into consumer behaviour. The gist? People choose Android not because it's an iPhone copy - they choose it because of Android's unique characteristics.
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That's what makes Apple products so good!! Large corporations usually suck at innovation. Look at M$.

While I agree with the rest of the arguments of your post, I think that you got it wrong on this one. 'M$' doesn't suck at innovation. The Windows Phone 7 UI/ the Metro tiles thing is the first decent attempt to reinvent the phone UI since the iPhone. I agree that the Android UI doesn't really innovate, but Microsoft has been quite innovative lately. Honestly I wish they get a better chance over here. They deserve to sit a the big boys table with Apple and Google and their product is quite good. Furthermore, while I'm an "Apple fanboy" by some definitions, I think that more competition is good as long as Apple is able to keep innovating at the same rate.

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krreagan Member since:

Considering how big M$ is, they should be innovating much more then they are. The Metro interface (I can't stand by the way but that is just me!) could have been designed by a small start-up! M$ should be innovating in many areas! Look at Apple, they redefined the digital music, cell phone, home computer, tablet and about to do the same to the TV industry. What has M$ done? XBox okay, Metro... errr I can say I find that innovative, although it does disprove one of Samsung's arguments that the iPhone UI is inevitable, Metro shows it is not inevitable.

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bassbeast Member since:

Dude quit drinking the iKoolaid...mmmkay? Apple is still and always will be single digits in the home computer market because their crap is too expensive and ALWAYS behind the curve. when Apple does a 'refresh" the same chips have been out for 4 months or more in the PC market which is a hell of a long time as fast as chips are popping out now.

And the only thing Apple did with tablets is actually put a tablet OS on a Being the best at the special olympics doesn't make you a genius you know, and there is a reason why there have been a ton of "Microsoft's lost decade" articles because ever since Ballmer showed up its been "Windows Windows Windows" which is why Apple has had a free reign. All Steve did was look at a WinTablet and go "Wow, that's really fricking DUMB" and had them put a phone UI instead of a desktop one, NOT innovative, just the competition was stupid and wanted to sell more desktops.

Finally dude...its not 1993, okay? Quit writing "M$" because it makes you look like a tard. The whole "M$" thing came from M$-DOS and that hasn't been sold in 16 damned years so just stop, it makes you look like a moron.

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zima Member since:

I think that more competition is good as long as Apple is able to keep innovating at the same rate.

In other words, as long as others always slow down to the pace of Apple...

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