Steve Jobs says Android/Google won't keep up

Discussion in 'Non-Android Smart Phones' started by p1ngputts, Feb 1, 2010.

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    THANKS YO! coincidentally that helped with my ego.
     
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    :rofl3: I've been saying this for YEARS!!!!! I have NEVER liked Apple products for that very reason... it NEVER made sense for me to buy a computer that I could not update the hardware with the "latest" thing or add simple upgrade for performance.

    I was COMPLETELY amazed by the stupidity of iPhone fanboys as they stood inline time and time again just to get the "new" iPhone that simply included one or two features that SHOULD have been in the previous phone (if it wasn't for the fact Apple COUNTS on this type of mindless purchasing to make their sales look so impressive)....
     
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    One of the only things true about this, however that is as simple as saying "everyone will be using usb3". Yes...eventually. Eventually what we are talking about now will be equally as obsolete. Seems like a poor business strat, so I presume this quote is probably taken out of context.


    The cynic in me went "wow, all they have to do is one update to do that" ;)

    This was just propaganda I am sure. He has to support it, but unless there is something HUGE that hasn't been released about the ipad, its definitely not the case (unless this is like his dream baby or something). This seems more "to get the troops rallied" than anything.
    This I don't doubt. They have to do something with the android software starting to explode and Verizon's large audience.
    wait, wasn't that supposed to be the ipad? Either way, this line excites me. I've always liked the mac, even though I have been a pc user for over a decade.
    huh? Blu-ray was like 15% of the market in 08 alone. I wish I could find numbers, but it has to be nearing the 50% mark by now. Not to mention the 3D capabilities soon to be implemented (although who knows if that will take off).
     
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    I will say, MAC computers are pretty much all awesome. Of course.. I'd have to sell a kidney to be able to afford one... But they are pretty sweet. The iPhone seemed pretty awesome till I got my Droid, now its like meh... The Droid is allready better, and will continue to pull away with updates..
     
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    One thing I will guarantee.....is that the next iPhone, will probably be monumental, in progression of smart "superphones". I know that the iPhone was what invented all of the smartphone hype, and without it, we probably wouldn't have the Droid or Nexus One or hardly any of the advanced smartphones we have. But now, their beloved iPhone is being threatened and losing its glimmer...so they are probably going to re-invent the smartphone market, with the suiperphone market. Because after phones like the Nexus, with its processor, and the Droid, with its usefulness and beautiful screen, they're going to make an iPhone that is just ridiculous.....I mean think about it. The Nexus One runs on a 1GHz processor, the same speed processor the iPad runs on! The phone runs the same speed as a tablet PC! So the iPhone 4G will probably come standard with a 15GHz processor and either 10,000 GB, 20,000GB, or a 50,000GB storage capacity!!! LOL I can see it now....
     
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    This can only be positive for all. Competition is what drives innovation and with apple stepping it up, so will google and all real competitors in the marketplace. It's going to be exciting to see what comes in the future.
     
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    This for sure. And to be honest, if Apple creates a device that is simply amazing, I am sure not against buying it. Until that happens though, all my support is for Google :D
     
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    I think android is really growing since last year but still has a few steps before catching up with the iphone. I mean, in mobile development. The apps for the iphone are still much better, specially games. There are some cool apps and 3d games for the android here and there but let's face it, it's nowhere near where the app store is right now. What apple needs to do is make some changes to iphone OS in terms of making it more 'customizable' and opening up multitasking for the user. These changes alone would be a huge hit and when it comes to adding features and updating software overtime apple is in a better position because it has more control over OS updates. Android runs on a bunch of different hardware configurations, manufacture's softwares and carriers. Not to mention the different versions of android on the market. I'll give you an example: google released android 2.0.1 on november I guess and it is STILL not available for most milestone user around the world and why? Because of motorola's delay, different region setups, different carriers and etc etc. In the end, it's bad for developers and customers who have to wait months for an update and have no idea when it's coming.
     
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    If that iPad is any sort of clue as to what Apple has in store, Google will blow them away in no time. Everyone knows that thing was a horrible idea, now people are trying to market it as an EBook reader and I heard someone even talking about using it to watch movies on the go. Sure, use it for those because it aint much good for anything else.
     
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    Jobs cracks me up at his ignorance. I wonder what would happen if you showed up to work at apple with a droid/nexus lol. Would it be like showing up to the ford plant in a honda?
     
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    One very important thing to keep in mind. The success of Android in comparison to the Iphone is completely in Google's hands. But one thing they are going to have to fix and fix quickly is the fractured releases of Android out and still being released. Versions 1.5, 2.0, 2.1 with, in many cases, older versions not being in line to come current. Until they stop fracturing and get consistent with their OS version, they are only going to be hurting themselves. It still looks like they might be holding back some as far as trying to keep 2.1 to themselves on the Nexus at this point, and that kind of thing is recognized and acknowledged. And not necessarily in a good way.

    So basically, they need to get on the ball and get things onto a steadier, more consistent plane to succeed. Otherwise they will start losing the attention of the developers. And if they DO start losing the attention of the developers, that's a momentum that's very hard to get back again.

    Just my thoughts on it. I hope they get it together because I really don't like monopolies and absolutely HATE the Windows Mobile OS. They've got the shot now, question is, do they keep going or drop the ball?
     
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    UGGH, Unfortunately there are soooo many people defending this iPad thing. Not to mention now Kindle is in trouble because major publishers are backing out of Amazon due to being unhappy with low Pricing and jumping to the iPad thing because it allows them to charge more.