Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 17:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ian G. Clifton: "Early on, iOS did a lot to push mobile devices forward and helped set bars in a lot of areas for other platforms to meet. Unfortunately, iOS has not changed much lately and in some ways hurts Android when used as the 'golden standard' due to its limitations. A lot of the harm isn't realized by consumers, but Android developers encounter it constantly when something has to be done 'the iOS way' or an Android feature is not even considered because iOS cannot do the same."
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RE[3]: There's a reason
by WorknMan on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 23:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: There's a reason"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I think that is a widely held, and no doubt reassuring, set of beliefs amongst keen techie Android fans and those who are not smitten by Apple.


Nope, Android fans have been saying iOS was an ass burger from the very beginning ;) Now I'm starting to see articles from admitted Apple lovers making the switch. Even MG Siegler (one of the most rabid iOS fanboys I've seen in the tech media) has come far enough along to admit that Android is now a real contender:

http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/08/nexus-4-review-finally

What that means is that in order to just achieve parity with iOS platform performance Android would probably have to establish an installed base of several times the iOS installed base


Probably so, but unless Apple pulls a rabit out of its hat, I wouldn't be surprised to see that happen. iOS has gotten stale, and people are noticing.

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RE[4]: There's a reason
by Nelson on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 01:14 in reply to "RE[3]: There's a reason"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I don't think Apple is exactly sitting still either. I also don't think it'd be that difficult of a feat for them to refresh iOS enough to keep people interested.

I think the very same people who say that others fell into Steve Job's RDF are the ones who attribute this weird company-saving attribute exclusively to him.

Steve set Apple on a prosperity trip that will last into the next decade, but it doesn't mean he's the only one who can do so. By all accounts, Tim Cook, who ran the show a lot of the time, is doing a fine job.

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RE[5]: There's a reason
by WorknMan on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 05:39 in reply to "RE[4]: There's a reason"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I don't think Apple is exactly sitting still either.


Nah, they're busy implementing features that Android has had for years ;) Turn-by-turn directions, anyone?

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RE[5]: There's a reason
by moondevil on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 06:29 in reply to "RE[4]: There's a reason"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

The thing is that there are many old timers like myself (using computers since 1986), that remember the old Apple and how it performed without Steve.

Contrary to all the hipster kids that love Apple, we know how proprietary it was, the crazy prices only possible for rich families, how they failed (twice) to develop in-house a successor to Mac OS and so on.

Many of those things happened while Steve was away.

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