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for me as a Windows Phone 8 and Android user: "whenever I grab my iPhone for testing purposes, iOS feels pretty old, outdated and less user friendly". This will most likely be dismissed as a troll by some, but it has to be said: iOS has become stale, bordering on being outdated, and lacks several crucial pieces of functionality, neatly detailed in Rottman's article.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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by kovacm on Mon 7th Jan 2013 11:04 UTC
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Title of that text should be:

Android FINALY catch up iOS ;)

Performance and Smoothness of the Rendering Engine - This has changed completely.

so Android is finally smooth. nice.

Year ago Dianne Hackborn explain why Android do now use OpenGL for composite desktop, I am glad that they finally fix this!

Cross-app and OS level integration

why is this new? iOS always done things on one way and Android for other way. From start.

I do not see that anything change so mr. Ralf could switch 5 years before because of this.

The customizability is simply stunning

same as above: Android always have ability to customize everything. Nothing new.

App quality and variety - However, gone are the days where the apps I use most greatly fall behind their iOS counterparts.

so Android apps finally catch up iOS apps. nice.

so basically nothing change: Android get smooth scrolls and same quality of apps as on iOS plus android have strengths in customization and file system (both are from starts on Android...)

And Apple does not have "Apple has a lot of catching up to do, or it will be Mac OS all over again" - iOS was superior to Android (and probably still is on technical level - just look how long it took for Android team to implement OpenGL in composite of windows...) but it is meter of Apple philosophy - to hide file system from user.

Edited 2013-01-07 11:06 UTC

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