rcl4444, 06 Sep 2012That's a really interesting and, as you say, eerie comparison.
Run by the po... moreHow about this. Eerily familiar?
Crime infested slums:
Open to anyone to pass through (just don't blame anyone if you get robbed)
No rules, which suits criminals and rapists more than law abiding citizens
Pirate software and hardworking developers are all welcome on Android, no real distinction
No rules, hence 700% rise in malware in the last quarter
I was writing this as a joke in the beginning, and then it started to scare me... lol
Anyone can find analogies if you try hard enough hahahaha.
rcl4444, 06 Sep 2012Overall I agree with you, choice is good. And no one should be limiting that. However I ha... moreAgree with this and have been saying the same thing. Not everybody understands the distinction but you have summarized it nicely.
Article from Business Insider on why Android is in a lot of trouble.
Win 8 tablets will have an interesting effect on the smartphone field. Destroying Android in tablets, may create a halo effect for the WP8 phones. Will be interesting to see what happens.
Android with its current unsolvable problems remind me of Symbian, in that it is currently in the majority of smartphones, yet is already sinking and unable to pull itself out.
Samsung the largest mobile manufacturer in the world in terms of hardware, third party like OS Android and Windows 8. I believe that Samsung still continue to innovate high end mobile phone ever.
i'm so excited what will happen next; as i can see on the score results, android still at the top; and for all of the android users, they/we are enjoying it;
apple fanboys will become jealous; xD
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2012Providers still stock older versions of iphone for cheap or free on contract. Read any review ... moreExcept for the Motorola Atrix HD, HTC One X, and just the Galaxy S 2. But I do see what your saying, it's just not relevant anymore, those days are over.
I believe Apple Devices are designed for people who can afford it. And the main reason you buy an iDevice is to show you can in fact afford it. But that is not what Apple is all about. Apple is about quality, attention to details and lots of eye-candy. iPhones may not be the most powerfull devices out there, but this is not the point. Apple products will always be Apple products. Apple will always make high-quality software and hardware, quality which in my oppinion always overcomes Samsung's or LG's, to name a few.
Feel free to disagree, but this is my belief.
And to sum it up...
Android - Running.
iOS - Jogging.
RIM - Walking.
Others - Crawling.
rcl4444, 05 Sep 2012Overall I agree with you, choice is good. And no one should be limiting that. However I ha... moreI believe Samsung produce so many phones for many different regions/markets of the world. For example, I cannot find most of the Samsung models officially in Australia. Samsung lines of smartphones may be vast but it gives you the freedom of choice that we all strive for in this world.
rcl4444, 05 Sep 2012That's a really interesting and, as you say, eerie comparison.
Run by the po... moreWell well my friend.
My thinking was along your line of thinking (great minds think alike! lol) but I was too lazy to spell it all out.
May I just add one more thing: This is the very reason why Apple works so well with the Communist Chinese when it come to ripping of their own people, let it be hard labour or right in the hip pocket. Can you see the amazing coincidence; once again, eerily?
Sir Awesome, 05 Sep 2012What's wrong with having choices?
That's freedom to choose.
This isn't communism.Overall I agree with you, choice is good. And no one should be limiting that.
However I have to say that Samsung do produce far to many variants, often of the same phone. This is not only confusing for the buyer, but makes it harder for Samsung to be able to provide ongoing support for all of them.
They would be better off putting out half as many models, and ensuring each of those models is the best it can be in its category. It then becomes easier support them all with timely updates.
ad, 05 Sep 2012Thank you Sir Awesome. I take a bow to you. You spell it out exactly the way I would like to t... moreThat's a really interesting and, as you say, eerie comparison.
Run by the poeople, for the people (supposedly).
Limits change, ensuring the changes only support what they say is best.
The state decides and produces what products are available.
The state censors or does not allow non-state produced/suported products, particularly if it puts the state in a bad light.
They say you get the best, claiming all others are jealous, capitalist, create false propoganda and wish they had the same as what the state provides for you.
The state runs and owns everything.
You have freedom of choice, so long as that choice is something made, supported by or supports the state.
The state monitors everything you do.
Now does this sound familiar?:
We respond to our customers ensuring our products reflect the desires and features they want; so believe us when we say it is the best for you.
We release one product update a year, and ensure it is not very different from the previous because that already is the most ideal for you to use.
You don't need or want other prducts. Our products are designed to be the best and most practical for you.
We get others to make things for us, or incorporate existing tech and find ways to claim it as ours.
Other products are just cheap copies of ours. We seek to ban them so that the state can prosper more.
We buy patents and other companies with tech we can use so we can claim it as our innovation.
You can use our products in any way you like, except you must use them in conjunction with our services; and you can't go outside of the limitations we put on them.
Our services track everything you do for your own good - so that we can provide you with an experience more tailored to you.
The scary thing is I started writing this tongue in cheek, but halfway through I realised it wasn't funny anymore.
android's share will continue to go up....look at the interesting phones sony,htc,Motorola etc are producing,as this year will end these brands marketshare will improve tremendously.remember Motorola is now owned by Google and with JELLYBEAN the lag which android users experienced till date has vanished completely
[deleted post]I don't fully agree with you but I think the Americans have been brainwashed by Apple and they are too proud to look outside the square that they live in. I am not pointing my finger at all Americans as some are still sensible enough to look at the alternatives.
MCRL, 05 Sep 2012Oh come on guys it's just a smartphones, do you really need to bash each other?thats why im still not buying android. coz, maybe im become basher!
iSJ5, 05 Sep 2012i will sell my iphone 3gs, 4s and my 5230 to buy iphone 5! i hope its help to increase a lot o... morenot a good move dude, not a good move, i boycott apple and i tell all my friends to do it too.
I would not usually post such a comment as this, but considering the headline, I can only say this:-
Closing in... LOL