Microsoft knocks Google's Android for "copying" Apple's iOS
0. phoneArena 29 Oct 2012, 12:52 posted on
It's an accusation that we've heard before, mostly from Steve Jobs, but Microsoft has also taken the time to jab at Google and its Android OS. During the announcement for Windows Phone 8, Joe Belfiore took a swing at Android, claiming the OS copied Apple's UI and that design in those companies has "stagnated"...
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1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
microsoft - android copied ios ( grabs popcorn)
12. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
That is the spirit, bro. Let the fanboy wars begin...!
76. metalpoet (unregistered)
Stick the Head guys from Microsoft, Apple, and Google in a cage and let them beat each other til only one is left standing and then we can stop hearing about who's OS is better than who! lol
60. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
The whole thing is stupid, anyway. No one really copied anyone that much. Android and iOS were in development at the same time...
I hate fanboy wars. Buy what you want, just do a little research.
84. joey_sfb (Posts: 5819; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Tired the W8, i happen to like windows 7 UI much better. I feel W8 lacks the polish of gesture navgation of Mac OS X or the familarity of windows 7.
Its a hard sell so let the market decide in the comings months.
77. metalpoet (unregistered)
Im grabbing an ice cold beer for this drama lol
91. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
I rather eat Taco!
Taco, where are you??
98. metalpoet (unregistered)
i havent seen a post from taco in awhile lol
103. metalpoet (unregistered)
For real?!?!?!? yay!
32. Pings (Posts: 303; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
AOL 1996. Everyone knows Apple is the one who copies. Even Steve Jobs said it himself. It's not a modern a UI either. It's retro ask AOL when was the last time they used that look. It's ugly too.
101. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
>It's ugly too.
Seriously. I mean, the Live Tiles are functional in that they provide tons of info right up front, but... well, I can't give them much else. To me it looks like someone threw up on a screen, applied some extreme pixelation, and then called it a UI. Modern UI is tremendously ugly, in my opinion. I'd sooner take Google's "copied" OS, which comes with both functionality *and* form, over Windows Phone Anything.
102. Pings (Posts: 303; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
It's sure is. I find it really ugly myself. Even back in 1996 it was ugly. Making it "modern" or adding live tiles didn't help a thing. It's still ugly.
64. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sounds like something to do when your competing OS doesn't quite measure up - shift the debate back to the other guy(s). The newness argument (WP was just released, Android's first release didn't have anywhere near the current features) is a bit stale, as we are on at least the third edition of WP (7, 7.5, 8).
83. wp8forever (unregistered)
well said , wp8 is way over android I cant think of anything I would want on a phone that wp8 doent have , a good screen well we have the best on the lumia 920 , good camera well we have the best as well , ,super fast and fluid , screen shots ,skydrive services , wireless charging , deep facebook , tweeter, skype , integration ,live lock screen , smart data , kids coner , wallet app, nfc , Microsoft office I mean so many things who needs more than that let me guess the 0.00001 % who roots phone and flash them I know I call them nerds lol.
65. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
You know, I never knew that iOS has widgets? I wonder if someone could point me to where you set up the widgets in iOS?
How about that notification bar in iOS?
MS seems to be trying the debating approach of repeating a lie in hopes it will be confused for the truth.
75. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 357; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
I was literally saying that. I mean Donut doesn't even resemble iOS but Microsoft is probably upset that after all that time Windows "Mobile/Phone" (the difference in the two.. hell if I know) was out and nobody said "hey I'm gonna build something profitable from that" then apple comes out Satan's a$$ with an iPhone and everybody loves it .
78. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
In fairness, early iterations of Android did have some "familliar" elements to it. Donut, Eclair, FroYo, even Gingerbread. It's not until ICS and JB this year that they've broken away from ios-like layouts and iconography. That said, ios got a lot of its designs from its contemporaries like Nokia (Symbian, MeeGo, Maemo), LG, and others, so I wouldn't call Android "copying", just mutual execution of simliar ideas.
68. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13555; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I agree with Microsoft. Android has copied a lot of ideas from iOS. Samsung is the most guilty one out of all the Android manufacturers.
81. wp8forever (unregistered)
that's why they have to pay 1000000000 a billion dollar for copy cats.
87. joey_sfb (Posts: 5819; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
iOS fans really lack rational thinking. They spent so much for so little. Yet they make comments about the outside world from the walled garden never once set foot outside.
85. joey_sfb (Posts: 5819; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
From what experience do you rely to even make a general comments. I use all available mobile OS as i support them on a daily basis.
Every brands and models is day and night different. Is like comparing apple to jade. Water to fire.
94. winsaki234 (Posts: 63; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
How about notification bar and many more that Apple copied Android? And the overpriced?