Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[2]: Reponse
by WorknMan on Fri 18th Jan 2013 22:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Reponse"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

But then again everybody (most of them anyway) are upset if Microsoft dears to innovate in Windows.


It's always been usable, it's just that vendors did some horrific things with it and put it on underpowered hardware. As long as you had the right phone, it was fine. Even in 2009 with the original Droid, it was light years ahead of iOS. Anything that ran stock (as opposed to skins like NonSense or Bloatoblur) ran beautifully. Maybe not as smooth as iOS, but smooth enough.

It's like Linux... ya just gotta be using the right distro ;) hehe

Edited 2013-01-18 22:40 UTC

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RE[3]: Reponse
by Wafflez on Fri 18th Jan 2013 22:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Reponse"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

In 2009 when it was finally time to upgrade my Nokia E70 I tried stock Android in emulator on a high end PC. And it sucked, not because of underpowered hardware or Samsung's bloatware, but because Android was garbage.

Bought Nokia N900 instead.

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RE[4]: Reponse
by WorknMan on Fri 18th Jan 2013 23:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

You tried it in an emulator? *smh* That's like using Metro on the desktop ;)

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RE[4]: Reponse
by WereCatf on Sat 19th Jan 2013 00:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

In 2009 when it was finally time to upgrade my Nokia E70 I tried stock Android in emulator on a high end PC. And it sucked, not because of underpowered hardware or Samsung's bloatware, but because Android was garbage.

Bought Nokia N900 instead.


You tried an unoptimized emulator on a non-touchscreen device, noticed that it ran poorly, and based on that you decided that it's garbage? Uhh..

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RE[4]: Reponse
by saso on Sat 19th Jan 2013 00:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
saso Member since:
2007-04-18

In 2009 when it was finally time to upgrade my Nokia E70 I tried stock Android in emulator on a high end PC. And it sucked, not because of underpowered hardware or Samsung's bloatware, but because Android was garbage.

I'm sorry, but this is such an idiotic statement I wonder if you have any idea about software performance at all. If you had any idea of how difficult and slow it is to emulate a completely different microarchitecture in software, you'd know exactly why your Android usability benchmark yielded category-A bullshit results.

Bought Nokia N900 instead.

And I suppose you ran that in an ARM CPU emulator beforehand as well, right? Of course you didn't. All you did was look for an excuse to bash on Android.

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RE[4]: Reponse
by grat on Sat 19th Jan 2013 05:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

In 2009 when it was finally time to upgrade my Nokia E70 I tried stock Android in emulator on a high end PC. And it sucked, not because of underpowered hardware or Samsung's bloatware, but because Android was garbage.


No, it sucked because the Android emulator has sucked for a really long time, no matter how high end the PC. You based your opinion of a touch-screen OS on a crappy, mouse-driven emulator. Congratulations!

Android 2.1 was when Android really started becoming a good phone OS, and Android has improved insanely fast in the past three years.

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RE[4]: Reponse
by Laurence on Sun 20th Jan 2013 12:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

In 2009 when it was finally time to upgrade my Nokia E70 I tried stock Android in emulator on a high end PC. And it sucked, not because of underpowered hardware or Samsung's bloatware, but because Android was garbage.

Bought Nokia N900 instead.

dumbest argument ever considering the only emulator around then was Google's SDK, which -sadly- still sucks hard.

If you even did a tiny bit of research you'd know this though. But instead it's easier to make ignorant complaints to booster your own personal biases.

For the record, back in 2009 I popped to a phone shop to buy an iPhone, walked out with the G1 (HTC Dream). We're talking the /FIRST/ Android handset and a person who /WANTED/ to buy an iPhone but was swayed away from it.

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RE[3]: Reponse
by Nelson on Sat 19th Jan 2013 04:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Reponse"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

If its only smooth using X phone on Y carrier with Z ROM then its' not really smooth. The average user wont be mindful of that.

Android the brand, stood for a subpar experience, and I've observed this personally from many, and only recently is this sentiment starting to change with people.

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RE[4]: Reponse
by JAlexoid on Sat 19th Jan 2013 06:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

However smoothness and usability are two very different things.
While Android 2.* is jerky on the UI, it's still snappy in performance on a reasonable device.

Mind you.... iPhone4 and iOS6 don't really play that well together. Ironically for smoothness I go to Galaxy Nexus, not my iPhone4.

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