Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2012 22:21 UTC
Apple Patrick Gibson (via Daring Fireball): "My friend and co-worker Tom has a thesis about Apple's biggest problem: Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services." Apt.
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RE: not about being "good"
by pooo on Thu 6th Dec 2012 02:13 UTC in reply to "not about being "good""
pooo
Member since:
2006-04-22

Oh, and Google is already *better* than Apple at design when you are talking about android vs ios. ios' skeumorphic crap looks cartoonish compared to stock android 4+. Even OEM skins are getting very light, allowing stock android design to shine.

On the other hand I will admit that hardware-wise, Apple crushes all android OEMs (and PC laptop makers) in the design area. But you can't totally blame google for that.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13


On the other hand I will admit that hardware-wise, Apple crushes all android OEMs (and PC laptop makers) in the design area.


Your choice of thin aluminium rectangles with rounded corners - totally amazing! /sarc

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RE[2]: not about being "good"
by zlynx on Thu 6th Dec 2012 17:57 in reply to "RE: not about being "good""
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Hmm?

I think Samsung's Note 2 is a far, far better piece of hardware than an iPhone 5.

I know not everyone agrees with me on that, but that's the beauty of the Android phones: more choice.

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RE[3]: not about being "good"
by pooo on Fri 7th Dec 2012 07:52 in reply to "RE[2]: not about being "good""
pooo Member since:
2006-04-22

I was being generous. I also like the note 2. I think Apple devices, not just phones, tend to be at or near the top of the pack for hardware design. iPhone IMO is actually the weakest of apple products because of the silly tiny screen. Blows my mind the way apple fanbois act like they actually prefer it. I believe some do but 90% are just too in love with Apple to admit bigger screens are better.

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RE[2]: not about being "good"
by jayvazz on Thu 6th Dec 2012 23:33 in reply to "RE: not about being "good""
jayvazz Member since:
2010-10-18

google started android but other programmers made android what it is today not google there are hundreds of developers working on android everyday all day ,if u gonna give credit to google than don't forget all the developers that make android the software it is today, everyone one is quick to knock apple but fail to thanks them for pushing the envelope in technology
they didn't invent the touch screen or cell phones but they developed at the time the best phone with all the bells and whistles integrated while the so called phone manufactures were still playing with flips
competition is good for all of us we can get better products all the time so be grateful to the companies who think out of the box before bashing them ...

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RE[3]: not about being "good"
by pooo on Fri 7th Dec 2012 07:49 in reply to "RE[2]: not about being "good""
pooo Member since:
2006-04-22

Did you read the article? I was commenting on a very specific subject (the subject of the article) and I just reread both my comments and I never bashed Apple or Google. I just said I thought Apple hardware was better and Google software is better and I explained why Android was way better than iOS at supporting network services.

Your point about other contributors to Android is interesting but I'm not sure what it has to do with my comment. I agree, other people have contributed. Good.

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