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Old 02-01-2013, 11:23 PM   #61
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Why change after you find perfection?
Jobs had a closet full of identical turtlenecks and jeans because he never saw a reason to change his look.
Android, like a good fashion victim, changes its look every six months.
Jobs never changed his wardrobe because he was aiming for a simplicity that was aesthetically pleasing to him. It was a highly individual thing. But it would be a terribly boring and constricting world if everyone were forced to wear the same identical turtlenecks and jeans that Jobs wore. Do Mao suits come to mind? Well guess what? For many, the iOS interface has become the technological equivalent of the Jobs uniform -- or Mao suit. It's boring. Staid. And rigid.

The iOS for many is neither the simplest to use or the most aesthetically pleasing. The lack of widgets means extra steps to access vital functions. The inability to clear off the home screen and retain only the most vital functions means visual clutter and less efficient and concise navigation. The locked-in icon grid almost fully obscures most wallpaper designs, making personal choices almost moot.

So, ironically, the company that told us to think different has made it almost impossible to do so when it comes to the GUI of their flagship product.

I wouldn't be surprised if Apple attempted to make a major change in iOS in the near future in order to liven up their interface. But they will be very limited, I think. For, in another irony, it may be their own litigious behavior that may hold them back. Google and Samsung have already staked out much of the graphical interface territory that iOS could have moved into. Widgets, search boxes, and calendars on the home page? Check, check, and check. Multiple open windows? Check. They've all been done by the competition. Apple can't very well keep on suing others for copying their interface while they do the same. Without all the lawsuits, they might have gotten away with it. So, I also wouldn't be surprised if iOS 8, 9 and 10 look pretty much the same as iOS 3 and 4. Which means same old, same old.

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #62
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In Sweden Blackberry was never a big hit (people who wanted keyboard got the Nokia E71 instead), so it is a bit ironic is that the new version of BB10 is developed by former company TAT from Sweden, Lund in fact.

But there are some other mobile operative systems other than Android or iOs.
Sailfish OS, formely created by Nokia and Intel, Tizen, Firefox OS and Ubuntu Smartphone OS. Many of these OS will be used in smartphones for development countrises. It is not so common that you have a computer, so people who can afford use their cellphone instead.
By the way Blackberry where huge when I was in Sri Lanka one year ago and they made commercial everywhere.
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And apple outsold samsung in the fourth quarter, but not for the annual numbers so I feel the headline is deceptive.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...e-phone-maker/
Your feelings are justified.

Q4 Smartphone Sales Estimates -- USA/Worldwide

Samsung 16.8/60+ million
Apple 17.7/47.8 million

http://www.mobilebloom.com/galaxy-no...msung/2228695/

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Jobs never changed his wardrobe because he was aiming for a simplicity that was aesthetically pleasing to him. It was a highly individual thing. But it would be a terribly boring and constricting world if everyone were forced to wear the same identical turtlenecks and jeans that Jobs wore. Do Mao suits come to mind? Well guess what? For many, the iOS interface has become the technological equivalent of the Jobs uniform -- or Mao suit. It's boring. Staid. And rigid.
All those poor people, being forced to use iThings.

Luckily for me, I live in an alternate universe where I have the option to purchase a variety of phones and tablets.
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All those poor people, being forced to use iThings.

Luckily for me, I live in an alternate universe where I have the option to purchase a variety of phones and tablets.
No one is forcing anyone to use iThings. Which is why Android/Samsung has swiftly overtaken iThings worldwide!

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On this forum we know --- the ones without smiley are the sarcastic ones....
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Hey, this kind of thing is supposed to go between spoiler tags!
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Don't know about it's cool, but it just lost it's appeal to block Samsung Sales:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...7d258dc7ab.231
Meanwhile, Judge Koh has overturned the part of the jury verdict that said Samsung's infringement was "willfull." The original judgment amount still stands -- for now -- but there will be no additional damages.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/29/sam...udge-lucy-koh/
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In Sweden Blackberry was never a big hit (people who wanted keyboard got the Nokia E71 instead), so it is a bit ironic is that the new version of BB10 is developed by former company TAT from Sweden, Lund in fact.

But there are some other mobile operative systems other than Android or iOs.
Sailfish OS, formely created by Nokia and Intel, Tizen, Firefox OS and Ubuntu Smartphone OS. Many of these OS will be used in smartphones for development countrises. It is not so common that you have a computer, so people who can afford use their cellphone instead.
By the way Blackberry where huge when I was in Sri Lanka one year ago and they made commercial everywhere.
Blackberry was big many places.
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Here's somebody with an odd (negative) take on Blackberry's future:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-33617_3-57...ve-blackberry/

He sort-of hints at what will be their biggest challenge: Developer attention.
This is quite a bizarre opinion. BB is doomed because it doesn't start out with an Instagram app that's craved for by 10 year olds?
The most important objective for BB has to be to stop the bleeding of their customer base - the business community.
Why are business customers defecting? Because the BB is usually a work only/no fun business tool that's locked down by the IT department. At most you can load some mp3 of your own. You are also basically always at work, even in your free time. Those are the reasons why I refused to get a company BB.
If BB has truly managed to divide the BB into two parts - a business tool that can be securely locked down by the IT department and a private phone, that allows the installation of private apps - both in the same device, then that's a major innovation.
BTW, a good map and navigation app is far more important for a BB user than some crappy photo app like Instagram.
The review is also quite parochial, as services like Netflix are irrelevant outside of the US.
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This is quite a bizarre opinion. BB is doomed because it doesn't start out with an Instagram app that's craved for by 10 year olds?
The most important objective for BB has to be to stop the bleeding of their customer base - the business community.
Why are business customers defecting? Because the BB is usually a work only/no fun business tool that's locked down by the IT department. At most you can load some mp3 of your own. You are also basically always at work, even in your free time. Those are the reasons why I refused to get a company BB.
If BB has truly managed to divide the BB into two parts - a business tool that can be securely locked down by the IT department and a private phone, that allows the installation of private apps - both in the same device, then that's a major innovation.
BTW, a good map and navigation app is far more important for a BB user than some crappy photo app like Instagram.
The review is also quite parochial, as services like Netflix are irrelevant outside of the US.
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