- 02-12-2013, 08:21 AM #26
- 02-12-2013, 09:47 AM #27
LOL this should surprise no one.
They ripped off Nokia with the 8X.
Samsung blatantly ripped off Apple.
I hate to say it... but once you get east of Europe and West of the United States, the creativity level and originality drops to about zero.
It's just a mad culture of copycats in that part of the world. It doesn't even seem to be considered dishonorable or immoral to imitate other people's work if you can't come up with your own. It's a cultural difference which I don't really understand, but it's pretty obvious unless you are purposely refusing to see it. American and European companies have lost billions over the years because of direct knockoffs and imitators coming from that part of the world. Patent law and ingenuity is just non-existent there.
- 02-12-2013, 06:44 PM #30
- 02-12-2013, 07:19 PM #31
- 02-13-2013, 04:48 AM #35
- 02-16-2013, 04:31 PM #38
Widgets have been around forever... On the PC before even Android and no one ever used them because their implementation is SO HORRIBLE. On Android, widgets will 1) have a serious toll on your cpu, 2) eat through your battery life, 3) take up a huge part of your screen, 4) consume data and 5) mostly look unorganized, sloppy, and aesthetically unattractive. Your Samsung Galaxy S III is not going to support as many widgets as live tiles on an ancient, first gen Samsung Focus.
WIndows Phone has many flaws. I want Swype and multiple browsers and feel that Windows Phone is locked down. But when it comes to live tiles, I will acknowledge this is a unique feature of Windows Phone. As a matter of fact, I find the entire Android homescreen phenomenon to be a mess. Do you ever wonder why iPhone owners don't envy over Android homescreens? Or why Android modders are boasting about the battery life after killing/disabling background tasks? Its better to just not have a homescreen on Android at all.
Last edited by sentimentGX4; 02-16-2013 at 04:53 PM.
02-17-2013, 03:48 PM #39
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I really think that phones looks hot. The iPhone is cool looking, but I hate touching it compared to the nice poly carbonate phones that Nokia and HTC have pulled off. So a Polycarb iPhone running Super Sense or whatever they call it might be compelling.
I would love to see HTC actually sell the phones they deserve to, why the GS3 is so popular and the One X has had so little traction by comparison bothers me. But I know why, Samsung advertises like crazy.
02-17-2013, 04:25 PM #40
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02-17-2013, 04:32 PM #41
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02-20-2013, 01:51 PM #42
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For the record..
before Android OS came out (2008), there was something called Yahoo Widgets (2005)! look it up.
There was also the Windows Gadgets in Vista (2007).
So don't make it sound like Google invented widgets...
IMO Google did nothing new with their OS.
They basically took a Jailbroken iPhone and skinned it.
The OS has no consistency whatsoever in terms of menus, icons and operation in general.
And to top it off it's laggy even on the latest and greatest multi-core phones.
This is where the WP UI shines.
It's simple, clean and efficient.
That's how Live Tiles are different.
(whereas Widgest come in all sizes, shapes and colors. 2D / 3D. Transparent / opaque... = MESSY!!)
HTC definitely copied Live Tiles. Not cool on their part.
Last edited by machina; 02-20-2013 at 02:38 PM.
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