Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2013 21:28 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Ralf Rottmann is CTO and co-founder of the largest mobile application developer in Germany, Grandcentrix. He has more Apple devices than an Apple Store and thinks he's a fanboy - yet, he's switched to the Nexus 4 completely, stating that "the latest version of Android outshines the latest version of iOS in almost every single aspect". This line in particular rings true for me as a Windows Phone 8 and Android user: "whenever I grab my iPhone for testing purposes, iOS feels pretty old, outdated and less user friendly". This will most likely be dismissed as a troll by some, but it has to be said: iOS has become stale, bordering on being outdated, and lacks several crucial pieces of functionality, neatly detailed in Rottman's article. Apple has a lot of catching up to do, or it will be Mac OS all over again.
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RE: Not impressed with iOS
by leos on Sat 5th Jan 2013 23:53 UTC in reply to "Not impressed with iOS"
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

After many blank screens, lack of progress, multiple reboots etc., I finally got iOS 6 on the phone. I have never, ever seen a mobile phone with a worse upgrade procedure.


Your nonsense story was already disproven last time you posted it. But the facts speak for themselves in that uptake of new iOS versions is massive and quick. Hence, if you find the process confusing and painful then it is you that is the problem, not the process. Clearly the majority of regular consumers can do it just fine.

My conclusion is that both ICS and Jelly Bean have technically overtaken iOS 6 by some considerable distance. Strangely, I've used Android 2 as well and never had all this "non-buttery" issues that people kept claiming for any pre-JB version of Android.


If you didn't notice you weren't paying attention. Previous Android releases were not smooth at all, and I don't even think 4.1 is anything great. We have a nexus 7 at work, and the home screen is smooth, but the two key uses: web browsing and maps are jittery and slow. My iPhone 4 (2.5 years old by now) scrolls smoother than a brand new Nexus 7 on the web.

As for the Nexus 4, it looks like a nice device. Have they fixed the hardware yet? http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=39936
I don't see any reason to upgrade from the iPhone though as I wouldn't gain any features. Next step for me is LTE, and if I'm going Android I'm never going to choose anything but a real Google device. As the author correctly pointed out, every other vendor ruins the android experience with their own nonsense. So currently there is no real Android LTE phone out there.

Edited 2013-01-05 23:58 UTC

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RE[2]: Not impressed with iOS
by MOS6510 on Sun 6th Jan 2013 10:07 in reply to "RE: Not impressed with iOS"
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2011-05-12

He never borrowed an iPhone.

Apparently he he borrowed it from work, it was someone else's and needed to be upgraded. This guy doesn't have any iPhone/iOS experience, doesn't have Windows/OS X and iTunes. I'm sure they have at least Windows at work, but he took it home where he didn't have it.

After upgrading it, which he did do in a different way than just plugging it in and clicking "Yes", he registered it in his own name and either added his credit card or bought iTunes credit to check out apps. This makes no sense if the phone is intended for someone else.

Apart from that, most his gripes with iOS are BS. He should get over 100 "inaccurate" mod downs, but instead gets modded up because he slams an Apple product. It seems he just made up a few things and googled issues of iOS' past and made up a rant. This rant he posted twice, twice full of holes, twice no attempt at plugging them.

But should he REALLY get an iPhone the good news is that there are emulators. The ZX Spectrum, Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 are covered. Granted they are difficult to find, but if you use the secret search term "emulator" you will find them very quickly.

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