Google filed for patent on Notification Bar in 2009, patent still pending
0. phoneArena 17 Feb 2012, 02:58 posted on
There are many Android fans out there wondering why Google hasn't taken Apple to court for the addition of a slide down notification bar on iOS 5.0; after all, Android smartphones have had such a feature since the very first model was launched...
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61. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Honestly, I love the way iOS handles their notifications. They have it on the lock screen, right when you unlock the phone, and allow you to see it when you are playing a game that takes up the entire screen. Android can't do that. And a notification for every single thing on the notification bar is genius. From Sports, to Facebook, email, WWF, etc. I hate my Android for not having that. Yeah, Android does have the development to make your phone better, but I don't think it will ever touch the iPhones battery life or ease of use.
But at the same time, there is no free navigation, small screen size, no flash, and everything is expensive as crap. Oh, and no SD card support. I wish Apple would open up a little. I'd make the jump. Those are my only gripes with iOS.
Hell, I might even grab a WP7/8 when those come out.