Anonymous, 12 Sep 2011MIght be a stupid question from me, but what is the point of an update if it is not better tha... moreMy point is, Google can promise certain features that users can decide if it is better to have them or not. So the result may not be exactly "better" from previous. Of course, if you're seriously asking the question "What's the point of the update if the new version is not better than the previous?" then my answer would be it's useless.
rubendds, 12 Sep 2011what if samsung or htc sell ios phones? .... uhmmm interesting... them apple dont sell a lot o... moreSee thats the problem, with android..it has so many versions and manufactured by so many manufacturers causing fragmentation,fragmentation is the reason why there arent any good app in android even if there areny u cant get them unless u have the same version of android the app was developed for..with te iphone i get everything i want nothing more nothing less..
Gem86, 12 Sep 2011The big deal is, its a shape. Do you see a similar patent going on in ANY other industry? I... morePatents are awarded when they have enough proof that the object was invented by that individual or that company..im not a patent expert but i know that patents arent given away without evidence...everyone should be able to protect their invention.u wouldnt want someone to steal ur ideas and make billions of dollars and give u nothing..patents are patents no matter how big or small they are.
joonius, 12 Sep 2011Google didn't "promise" that the new version would be better than previous. You expe... moreThere is plenty of users that believe their devices are perfect...well they have their rights to think that, but there is already users that are "fanatics" pointing any device (as you mention) but In fact when Google announce the appear of Ice Cream they virtually says "this OS will change everything" well, some users expect that, but was just promises.
I hope Google don't start to waste time in useless words over updates and make something new and good indeed. For now I'm kinda happy BUT I hope don't see more "bug fixes" with funny names making users believe they are a totally "revamped" Update for the OS.
Is there any word for Galaxy S i9000 to get any update after Gingerbread 2.3.3?
yellow, 12 Sep 2011Nope not the service providers..its the mobile manifacturers who dont give the updates its a m... morewhat if samsung or htc sell ios phones? .... uhmmm interesting... them apple dont sell a lot of phones dont you think ? whith android you can choose what phone do you want, whit IOS you have to be married whit an IPHONE
Eye Seven, 12 Sep 2011The keyboard? Do you, Apple fans, want Android to have YTREWQ keyboard instead of QWERTY? That... moreAndroid had d Split Keyboard way before iOS release theirs
Have u iFaqs read d news??
Apple are Tampering with Evidence...... =_=
so........... what changed in this version exactly, except the GUI?
I mean are they doing things like system optimizations, new apps, functionality improvements etc? or are they just rearranging a few icons and increasing the version number?
yellow, 12 Sep 2011Well they were the first one to make it so they got the patent..i dont see whats the big deal hereThe big deal is, its a shape. Do you see a similar patent going on in ANY other industry?
Imagine this Rectangular shape patent being enforced in refrigerators or cars, or plastic cups that cannot be round but have to be square, pyramid shaped or whatever.
It's called - the world:upside down
It is a known fact that legislation is ALWAYS behind on technology and this is a typical case. There is no general consensus on the fact that a tablet, for example, has a very strict 'ideal form-factor' even though most of us know this is true. There have been no proxy cases for this kind of technology, there is no precedent, but you may well encounter a revised statement on the current case Apple/Samsung by next year, when legislation has been altered and updated to the new state of technology.
Eye Seven, 12 Sep 2011So a rectangular shape is an innovative creative unique idea that should be patented by someon... moreWell they were the first one to make it so they got the patent..i dont see whats the big deal here
It's not really a shocker is it? Google always promise so much and deliver it badly like the tablet OS yes its going to be a world changer didn't happen Android tablets still lag and offer much in the way of apps. So I take it we are going to have to wait even longer for a decent music store and also a decent film one because they are in beta? Come on Google I really want to stick with you but Apple will be cracking it up when it comes to having a decent Eco system.
yellow, 12 Sep 2011Are u talking abt the ios 5 notification system??well i ave to admit it was copied from androi... moreThe keyboard? Do you, Apple fans, want Android to have YTREWQ keyboard instead of QWERTY? That's absurd. :D
yellow, 12 Sep 2011Every company patents their ideas and ineventions...u cant blame someone for protecting their ... moreSo a rectangular shape is an innovative creative unique idea that should be patented by someone. :D that's great!
Loliman2, 12 Sep 2011Apple iOS5 gotta be d BIGGEST Copy Cat in History an dey sayin Android copied iOS, which does... moreAre u talking abt the ios 5 notification system??well i ave to admit it was copied from android..but if uve noticed everything in android is copied from ios..the layout the app icons the app store the touch gestures the keyboard the music player the browser everything on android was copied from ios..b4 u go yappedy yap abt the notification bar get ur facts straight
joonius, 12 Sep 2011Actually, phone manufacturer will try to push out new version of Android. It's the mobile serv... moreNope not the service providers..its the mobile manifacturers who dont give the updates its a marketing strategy where they force u to buy a new phone every 4-6 months..because companies like samsng and htc dont have any mobile that can sell as many as the iphone so they have to make 100 different devices to get that number of sales..
Apple iOS5 gotta be d BIGGEST Copy Cat in History an dey sayin Android copied iOS, which doesnt even look alike? Apple you FAILED at Innovation PERIOD..... I hope Google,Blackberry etc etc do someting about dis cuz apple is gettin Really PATHETIC Here......
Eye Seven, 12 Sep 2011Let's face it, creating new features in an OS is not an easy task. All ideas have been already... moreEvery company patents their ideas and ineventions...u cant blame someone for protecting their own ideas from un-innovative companies like google and samsung.