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(Some Guy)   Five features of iOS8 that Apple stole from Android   (pcadvisor.co.uk) divider line 121
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2014-06-11 09:26:19 AM  
Apparently Android stole pretentious fans from Apple as this article indicates.
 
2014-06-11 09:50:30 AM  
And the design elements that Apple stole from Windows Phone.
 
2014-06-11 10:23:33 AM  
Xerox sits in the corner, crying.
 
2014-06-11 11:42:24 AM  
I'm getting a good seat for this one.
 
2014-06-11 12:09:39 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Xerox sits in the corner, crying.


Xerox LET Apple see the Big Board.
 
2014-06-11 12:15:47 PM  
Oh, goodie -- our daily article squarely aimed at getting us all riled up over the trivial.

/Guess we were getting along too well this morning already
 
2014-06-11 12:19:19 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: I'm getting a good seat for this one.


I'm going for a beer, want one?
 
2014-06-11 12:19:59 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: And the design elements that Apple stole from Windows Phone.


Frankly I'll stick with Windows Phone myself.  Patiently waiting for the 8.1 update for mine...
 
2014-06-11 12:21:31 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Tr0mBoNe: Xerox sits in the corner, crying.

Xerox LET Apple see the Big Board.


movieactors.com
 
2014-06-11 12:34:25 PM  

Aar1012: Apparently Android stole pretentious fans from Apple as this article indicates.


Fandroid 2 weeks ago: Apple sucks because it doesn't have these features!
Fandroid today: Apple sucks because they have these features now!
 
2014-06-11 12:35:07 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: InterruptingQuirk: And the design elements that Apple stole from Windows Phone.

Frankly I'll stick with Windows Phone myself.  Patiently waiting for the 8.1 update for mine...


Get the developer preview installed, its basically a beta release thats as close to gold as you can get now. 8.1 turns it from a decent work in progress to a prime time OS.


Google has always gone for "throw enough stuff against the wall and see what sticks" method of improvement while Apple takes it's time and make sure what it does works. Nearly all of the good stuff on Andriod was once a third party add on that Google "merged" (or stole) into the core system.

So you can either get the buggy cutting edge from Andriod or slightly behind but works iOS
 
2014-06-11 12:56:01 PM  
Follow-up from a non-fanboy:

List of things stolen by Android from Blackberry
 
2014-06-11 12:56:42 PM  

Norfolking Chance: Representative of the unwashed masses: InterruptingQuirk: And the design elements that Apple stole from Windows Phone.

Frankly I'll stick with Windows Phone myself.  Patiently waiting for the 8.1 update for mine...

Get the developer preview installed, its basically a beta release thats as close to gold as you can get now. 8.1 turns it from a decent work in progress to a prime time OS.


Google has always gone for "throw enough stuff against the wall and see what sticks" method of improvement while Apple takes it's time and make sure what it does works. Nearly all of the good stuff on Andriod was once a third party add on that Google "merged" (or stole) into the core system.

So you can either get the buggy cutting edge from Andriod or slightly behind but works iOS


I haven't had any buggy stuff from Android. My friend who got an Iphone when they first came out is pissed that he has spent so much on Apple apps that it wouldn't behoove him to start over with an Android phone. Options=freedom and added functionality
 
2014-06-11 01:02:30 PM  
Ars Technica did a better version of this list a week ago. Some of those aren't even stolen from Android. Typing suggestions? That stuff has been around since before Android and iOS.
 
2014-06-11 01:06:58 PM  
People who have e-peen contests over phone software make me left...
 
2014-06-11 01:11:05 PM  

Norfolking Chance: Representative of the unwashed masses: InterruptingQuirk: And the design elements that Apple stole from Windows Phone.

Frankly I'll stick with Windows Phone myself.  Patiently waiting for the 8.1 update for mine...

Get the developer preview installed, its basically a beta release thats as close to gold as you can get now. 8.1 turns it from a decent work in progress to a prime time OS.


Google has always gone for "throw enough stuff against the wall and see what sticks" method of improvement while Apple takes it's time and make sure what it does works. Nearly all of the good stuff on Andriod was once a third party add on that Google "merged" (or stole) into the core system.

So you can either get the buggy cutting edge from Andriod or slightly behind but works iOS


Installing now.  You know it's a boring day at the office when your task is to update your personal cell phone...
 
2014-06-11 01:12:01 PM  
Apple's development cycle:

1. Android feature X is dumb. LOL! I can't believe you guys like X!
2. The new version of iOS features X! OMG, Apple is so innovative!

3. You haters are just jelly of how awesome Apple is!
 
2014-06-11 01:15:54 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Norfolking Chance: Representative of the unwashed masses: InterruptingQuirk: And the design elements that Apple stole from Windows Phone.

Frankly I'll stick with Windows Phone myself.  Patiently waiting for the 8.1 update for mine...

Get the developer preview installed, its basically a beta release thats as close to gold as you can get now. 8.1 turns it from a decent work in progress to a prime time OS.


Google has always gone for "throw enough stuff against the wall and see what sticks" method of improvement while Apple takes it's time and make sure what it does works. Nearly all of the good stuff on Andriod was once a third party add on that Google "merged" (or stole) into the core system.

So you can either get the buggy cutting edge from Andriod or slightly behind but works iOS

Installing now.  You know it's a boring day at the office when your task is to update your personal cell phone...


I have a windows phone as well and having used both an Iphone and Android in the past, I like the windows phone.
 
2014-06-11 01:16:23 PM  

Norfolking Chance: So you can either get the buggy cutting edge from Andriod or slightly behind but works iOS


Galaxy S5 user here.  2 months in, and don't see anything buggy?  My wife, owner of an iPhone 5s, is peeved that she cannot always send a picture to an app that she wants, she has to open the app first and then re-open the picture within the app (after searching for it first).  Android took care of that problem years ago.
 
2014-06-11 01:17:27 PM  
Just five?
 
2014-06-11 01:20:16 PM  
Can we see a list of things Android stole from iOS? Oh, right, that would be far too long an article. Their readers' lips would get tired reading it.
 
2014-06-11 01:23:12 PM  
Oh subby.

When Android does it it's stealing.  When Apple does it, it's iNnovation!
 
2014-06-11 01:26:21 PM  

bingethinker: Can we see a list of things Android stole from iOS? Oh, right, that would be far too long an article. Their readers' lips would get tired reading it.


You move your lips when you read to yourself? Sounds about right.
 
2014-06-11 01:28:53 PM  

Honest Bender: Apple's development cycle:

1. Android feature X is dumb. LOL! I can't believe you guys like X!
2. The new version of iOS features X! OMG, Apple is so innovative!

3. You haters are just jelly of how awesome Apple is!


this.

catching up with android finally? well, maybe, but youre still paying for an overpriced piece of shiat.
 
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2014-06-11 01:31:20 PM  
Let me guess: We're somehow supposed to care about what phone someone uses?  Seriously, who gives a shiat what iphones or android has...
 
2014-06-11 01:32:19 PM  
Is apple stealing the worst mobile os security in the market, now?
 
2014-06-11 01:32:37 PM  
The biggest copy is screen size.. i say that, because Jobs was so full of himself, he regarded the size of the iPhone 4 to be 'perfect', bar none.

After he died, and people starting flocking to the larger-screen Samsung Galaxy line, Apple immediately elongated the iPhone 5 to be more comparable.    Jobs would not have allowed that.
 
2014-06-11 01:38:18 PM  

T.rex: The biggest copy is screen size.. i say that, because Jobs was so full of himself, he regarded the size of the iPhone 4 to be 'perfect', bar none.

After he died, and people starting flocking to the larger-screen Samsung Galaxy line, Apple immediately elongated the iPhone 5 to be more comparable.    Jobs would not have allowed that.


It's called "marketing".

Of course a competitor isn't going to admit that a rival product is somehow better.
 
2014-06-11 01:39:01 PM  

Honest Bender: Apple's development cycle:

1. Android feature X is dumb. LOL! I can't believe you guys like X!
2. The new version of iOS features X! OMG, Apple is so innovative!

3. You haters are just jelly of how awesome Apple is!


Funny, you could swap "Apple" and "Android" and that would be just as accurate.  Fanbois do love their gadgets.
 
2014-06-11 01:41:39 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: Funny, you could swap "Apple" and "Android" and that would be just as accurate.


No. Not really.
 
2014-06-11 01:44:24 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: Honest Bender: Apple's development cycle:

1. Android feature X is dumb. LOL! I can't believe you guys like X!
2. The new version of iOS features X! OMG, Apple is so innovative!

3. You haters are just jelly of how awesome Apple is!

Funny, you could swap "Apple" and "Android" and that would be just as accurate.  Fanbois do love their gadgets.


Pretty much this (likely many competing products in the industry). Anyone claiming otherwise is either naive, dense, or a fanboi.
 
2014-06-11 01:45:53 PM  
And you take that to the Banksy . . .
 
2014-06-11 01:47:19 PM  
widgets, oh you mean from OSX, which predate Android?
 
2014-06-11 01:47:57 PM  
FTFA:

1. Typing suggestions

I had a flip phone in like 2001 that did this.
 
2014-06-11 01:56:32 PM  

Honest Bender: LeoffDaGrate: Funny, you could swap "Apple" and "Android" and that would be just as accurate.

No. Not really.


Ah, an Android lover!  See, you're doing it wrong.  You just don't put down "No.  Not really."  I mean, the sense of simplistic denial is charming in a way, but you have to follow the masses and do the back-and-fourth.  You know, the "How's the 30 Apps on iOS going for you compared to Android's 6 billion?"  to which someone else says "How's the 6 billion malware instances on Android's open platform going for you?"

Come on, you gotta get into it and defend your platform, Fandroid!
 
2014-06-11 01:59:05 PM  

Carousel Beast: Follow-up from a non-fanboy:

List of things stolen by Android from Blackberry


BlackBerry only got widgets this year and doesn't have Swype at all, at least that's what googling it tells me.
 
2014-06-11 01:59:41 PM  

meanmutton: Carousel Beast: Follow-up from a non-fanboy:

List of things stolen by Android from Blackberry

BlackBerry only got widgets this year and doesn't have Swype at all, at least that's what googling it tells me.


Last year for widgets, not this year
 
2014-06-11 02:05:23 PM  

low.dose: widgets, oh you mean from OSX, which predate Android?


Widgets, oh you mean those things from Active Desktop which came out between Windows 95 and 98?
 
2014-06-11 02:06:40 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: Come on, you gotta get into it and defend your platform, Fandroid!


I don't care to explain to you why you're wrong.
If you want to be wrong, then be wrong.

What do I care?
 
2014-06-11 02:21:39 PM  

MagSeven: bingethinker: Can we see a list of things Android stole from iOS? Oh, right, that would be far too long an article. Their readers' lips would get tired reading it.

You move your lips when you read to yourself? Sounds about right.


He moves his lips when he writes his name.
 
2014-06-11 02:23:15 PM  
As a dedicated Android user, I really like the smooth scrolling interface. Android has gotten much smoother over the last few years, but still stutters compared to iOS. This includes my Nexus 7 2012 tablet, which uses a vanilla launcher and not a poorly programmed one from a third party.

The thing which is holding me back from iOS, besides being tied well into Google's ecosystem, is cost. I'm not going to spread the idiotic myth that Apple products cost 100 times more than the competition, but my discount carrier does not carry any Apple products - meaning I'd have to buy one at full cost. Likewise the iPad mini 32GB w/Retina costs nearly twice as much as a Nexus 7 2013 tablet ($520 vs $280).
 
2014-06-11 02:25:42 PM  

low.dose: widgets, oh you mean from OSX, which predate Android?


On which phone are you running OSX?
 
2014-06-11 02:27:18 PM  
Neither iOS or Android are as intuitive as WebOS (run by the last couple of Palm phones) was.
 
2014-06-11 02:28:09 PM  

Dragonflew: On which phone are you running OSX?


It's an apple operating system that had widgets before google had android.
 
2014-06-11 02:30:59 PM  
Serious question.

Who the fark cares? These guys are direct competitors. Why on earth would they look at a popular feature the other guy has and say "Well, the other guys did it first, so we shouldn't put this popular feature that our users are asking for in our product"?
 
2014-06-11 02:32:29 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Representative of the unwashed masses: Norfolking Chance: Representative of the unwashed masses: InterruptingQuirk: And the design elements that Apple stole from Windows Phone.

Frankly I'll stick with Windows Phone myself.  Patiently waiting for the 8.1 update for mine...

Get the developer preview installed, its basically a beta release thats as close to gold as you can get now. 8.1 turns it from a decent work in progress to a prime time OS.


Google has always gone for "throw enough stuff against the wall and see what sticks" method of improvement while Apple takes it's time and make sure what it does works. Nearly all of the good stuff on Andriod was once a third party add on that Google "merged" (or stole) into the core system.

So you can either get the buggy cutting edge from Andriod or slightly behind but works iOS

Installing now.  You know it's a boring day at the office when your task is to update your personal cell phone...

I have a windows phone as well and having used both an Iphone and Android in the past, I like the windows phone.


I got the Nokia Lumia 710 when it came out. I still use it as my backup phone whenever something happens to my others. But it only has Windows Phone 7.5 on it. Do they actually have APPs for Windows Phone now? Or are they still missing key stuff?

/still preferes android because Emulators! And I can right click save as files from the internet.
//unfortunately, currently has an iPhone 5c.
 
2014-06-11 02:35:05 PM  

s2s2s2: Dragonflew: On which phone are you running OSX?

It's an apple operating system that had widgets before google had android.


And as mentioned upthread, Windows had them long before Apple. Having to jump to computer OSs in order to still feel superior was pretty lame.
 
2014-06-11 02:36:45 PM  

Dragonflew: And as mentioned upthread, Windows had them long before Apple. Having to jump to computer OSs in order to still feel superior was pretty lame.


So we agree that Apple didn't "steal" them from Google. Thanks.
 
2014-06-11 02:52:53 PM  

T.rex: The biggest copy is screen size.. i say that, because Jobs was so full of himself, he regarded the size of the iPhone 4 to be 'perfect', bar none.

After he died, and people starting flocking to the larger-screen Samsung Galaxy line, Apple immediately elongated the iPhone 5 to be more comparable.    Jobs would not have allowed that.


I've only used Android phones so take this for what it's worth but I have to agree.  The original iPhone had the "perfect" screen size according to Apple and all of its users.  More and more Android phones started embiggening their screens and still all of the iPhone users said, "they're too big.  Who would want that?"  Then Apple makes a phone with a larger screen and guess what?  It was now the "perfect" screen size and who would ever want anything bigger?

Both OS's are good.  I just don't use Apple's.  But the "whatever Apple is doing is perfect" is ridiculous.  You can like your phone without putting down everyone else's.
 
2014-06-11 03:02:06 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: I got the Nokia Lumia 710 when it came out. I still use it as my backup phone whenever something happens to my others. But it only has Windows Phone 7.5 on it. Do they actually have APPs for Windows Phone now? Or are they still missing key stuff?

/still preferes android because Emulators! And I can right click save as files from the internet.
//unfortunately, currently has an iPhone 5c


I find that the main apps I use, facebook, twitter etc run fine.  There definitely isn't as much selection but for things like fark the mobile website work well enough for me.  There are a few pretty good games as well.

Overall I like the interface more than IOS and android.  My work iphone 4 feels like an ancient slug compared to my Nokia 920
 
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