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Android is going to become more like Apple because that's what Google wants

0. phoneArena 08 Aug 2013, 14:47 posted on

I'm getting a little bit tired of the constant shouting by Android fans that nothing seems to matter aside from specs. The trouble I have with that argument is that it's based on old, busted logic. To me, it comes off just as silly as when Apple fans continue to claim that Android is laggy or buggy, because both arguments are based on platforms that don't exist anymore...

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:51 26

1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Thank God now android haters will shut up about lag and spec junkies will finally see the light however i somewhat like specs as they are a clear difference between high and low end phones!.....microsoft take note google and apple are actually adapting their OS!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:07 16

10. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


As a Windows Phone user, i agree, Microsoft needs to catch up ... They are so slow, within a few days or a couple of weeks we will be receiving the GDR2 update, is there something to be excited about? HELL NO ....

Greetzz.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:44 26

33. MartianMe (unregistered)


Michael H is just a jealous idiot that's why he's always trying so hard on making android look bad or behind apple. Just by reading at the headline i can see his envy towards google... the way i see it ios7 looks more like android and some windows. what he fails to understand is that the iphone is just an ipod touch with wireless connectivity "boring"...on androids we need high specs because our phones are real smart phones (computer like)...that's why i can transfer files and download files illegally if i wanted and much more...these are things that ifans don' know about. And as far as google wanting to built android less complicated it doesn't mean it wants to be more like apple ..that is just a stupid comparison coming from a writer...So stop trying so hard on wanting to brain wash people and tell us already how much is apple paying you to post all this nonsense article???? i'm sick of your bs and like i told you before ...you belong to cnet.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:47 20

38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Looks like Michael has selected you for an all paid vacation for a week! Have fun!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:51 6

42. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Or forever, haha.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:56 4

45. MartianMe (unregistered)


I wish so i can put him in his place.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:56 14

46. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


I would just like to point out.....that your compairing an OS to a company in the article...."Android is becoming like Apple"....Now, "android is becoming like iOS", sure, i see your point here, less spec-y, more about performance and optimization. As a long time android user, i definitely agree about the evolution. Good, i like that (but keep the openness and customization, as well as new features). However, Android is not becoming like apple....google is not becoming like apple....google said all along, it wants affordable, reliable tech in the hands of everyone. And they are able to achieve that now with the evolution of android (and even more with KLP hopefully). But that's much different from apple, who plays a profit game....and that is the key difference in my eyes on who's platform i go with. Now "Samsung is becoming more like Apple", there we go!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:59 8

49. Blazers (Posts: 451; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


"that's why i can transfer files and download files illegally"

You lost all credibility when you posted that statement.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:01 12

50. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


How dare you speak ill of my beloved and bethrothed Michael; it's certainly not his fault that most Android phones are on the high-end of the spec scale now. So, we have to slow down a bit, it's realistic. Face it, Android premium smartphones have surpassed phones made by that other OS(i) in every way, thereby, setting a new standard. We can handle limited spec bumps for a few years. Heck, iOS users have had limited specs bumps for a majority of their iTerations, OG iPhone, of course, notwithstanding. So I say, let us focus on the true evolution of the platform so that we may continue to be the envy of all those end-users having baaa-haaa-haaa-aaad experiences on their tiny "smart" phones!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:12 29

55. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Always fun to get comments from people who didn't read the article. Thanks MartianMe!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:14 4

56. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Clearly you didn't read the entire article and just stopped on the first paragraph, did you?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:18 8

66. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


And what are you going to do? Tell him he's wrong? Put him in his place.. Lmfao you're funny.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:22 2

70. ThePython (Posts: 901; Member since: 08 May 2013)


You sir, earned my respect.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:24 3

73. ThePython (Posts: 901; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Hey kid, can you read?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:26 3

79. javac (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


I have to say there is a reason why tech junkies are so focussed on the hardware specs and not the software. this article is incredibly misleading. if you look at ios 7 apple is taking things from microsoft and google. i dont think google wants to be anything like apple. as of right now the android operating system is the superior product. look at the sales last year compared to this year. android is at almost 80% of the worlds smartphones. there is a reason for this. why would they want to have anything like a product that is at 15%? google knows what they are doing and it has nothing to do with ios

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:27 3

84. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


geta a life, it's just a phone. btw, you probably read only the headline.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:35 1

87. javac (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


I would also like to add what is wrong with wanting the best? that is what drives innovation. you want everyone to just accept that a product that has a slower proccessor or a lower resolution screen is an equal to those that offer higher specs? if everyone was content with what came out 5 years ago we wouldnt have 4g, 720p, 2600 batteries, 8 mp cameras, glass that is scratch and shatter resistant, dual core. you would still be using a flip phone. the only reason why things keep getting better is because thats what people want. they dont want to tech from 20 years ago. they want to be able to do things faster while multitasking while talking on the phone.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:41 4

92. javac (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


i have to say i hate it when people talk about how hardware doesnt matter without knowing why an apple phone doesnt need high specs. and why an android requires muh higher specs. You really need to do your homework before you write articles like this

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:57 6

98. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Why would Michael select Martian for a holiday? IMO, Martian selected himself.

Separately, I agree with Michael's concept of 2 threads of Android toys - one for the spec geeks and one for everyone else. Spec geeks will gravitate toward Sammy edition Google Play toys, like the GS IV Google Play edition. The everyone else version will look something like the Moto X.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:03 11

100. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I am incredibly amused that the two people to comment on my #55 are Python and JavaC. Amused and motivated to get back to my programming study!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:07 1

102. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Reality: android fone's pace has increased,(high speed,high specs, new technology.) evry year Google's os(and phones) is developing into a invincible beast.(no doubt)

problem: Apple still making out profits from technology of iphone 4 (since 2010) .no major development,( design, speed specs) high time
do something like u did in 2010, by releasing features like retina display, and other major new development.(wow features)

right now in my opinion we cant really comment which is the best and will rule in future. there are 3 os and its a triple threat match. wp8 vs ios7 vs klp

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:10 5

105. bonsly16 (Posts: 74; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Comprehension skills seems to be lacking in some of your readers. =\

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:12

107. therealestboy (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 May 2013)


There is nothing great about Android spec sheet. In fact, those spec you are taking about are free for any company to use. If apple wanted they could easily have bought the highest and the best qualcom or whatever has to offer. It takes time and a lot money to make a SOC and optimize instead of buying genetic SOCs. That is why I like where Motorola is going with its Moto X phone.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:19 2

110. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


The author wants to make Moto X look good, and justify its high pricing. However, Moto X most likely will have as much success as Nokia, BB with premium pricing strategy.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:22 3

111. therealestboy (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 May 2013)


You don't make much sense. Sales don't have anything to do with the quality of a product. Windows sells more than osx and osx is arguably better in terms of quality and experience.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:32

118. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


"Sales don't have anything to do with the quality of a product," hmmm, interesting....

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:34 5

119. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


You said it, if they wanted to they could've: coulda', woulda', shoulda' but they didn't (2 snaps and a circle)!!
They chose mid-range and sub-standard. The most interesting part of your post is how Motorola is not buying "genetic SOCs" - sounds like they should be buying genetic, it just sounds so technologically advanced.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 18:12

125. thelukewarm (Posts: 18; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


still I'll get a HD or fullHD screen, don't you think so?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:21

137. MartianMe (unregistered)


You mad bro???

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 20:54

144. joey_sfb (Posts: 6402; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


the reason we look at the hardware spec so much is because we want to make sure we get the most for our money, software side we could always select the desires ROM from xda later.

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