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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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posted on 29 Oct 2012, 12:55 14

2. Ninetysix (Posts: 2542; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Waiting for the fandroid excuse.. (grabs popcorn as well)

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 14:24

61. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4185; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

You got space for me to sit on your couch??

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 14:45

67. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16268; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:59 1

88. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4185; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Mxyptlk...you only support Microsoft now because they say Android copied iOS. You won't be here otherwise!!
P.S. Don't tail me.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 12:55 13

3. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Do this article really necessary that too on a day when a number of great devices(LG nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus 10) and windows 8 have been released ??

please concentrate on those PA

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 12:57 9

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Jealousy I guess ...

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:07 4

19. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

Ummmm maybe because the WP8 launch is also today? just a thought...

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:54

49. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

they made it just for fun lol othervise no point of higlighting one comment in another article

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 12:57 16

5. frydaexiii (Posts: 1467; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Oh Microsoft you...Do you really think all these insults would make live tiles seem pretty and are a good idea? Because no, Live Tiles are still ugly, and widgets are still better in terms of information feeding...

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:00 8

10. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Live tiles are better then widgets for info as it happens...........I think most android users have gotten to attached and developed some kind of os superiority complex.

Something new trying to make a mark and you all slate it straight away, if your that happy then stay with android

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:05 12

16. frydaexiii (Posts: 1467; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

You can pretty much set your refresh time to 1 sec if you want for android widgets. And you're not limited to an ugly flat rectangle. How is live tiles gonna be any different from iOS icons in a few months? Sure it look pretty now (I'm talking about iOS icons, Live tiles were never pretty for me, but thats just me), but in a couple of months to a year and it'll be stale again...

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:08 5

21. Aeires (unregistered)

Tiles might be slightly better in functionality, but he's right, they're still ugly. If MS had offered them as widgets that can be added as desired, great. When tiles is all you get, and all you can have on your screen, no thanks.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:08 7

22. josephnero (Posts: 582; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

100% agree bro
Steve Ballmar:we cant compete with google guyz lets start talking crap and hope a miracle happens.seems like a good idea lol

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:10 8

24. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Microsoft is just a butthurt loser company.
When you can't beat them, trashtalk them!
Meanwhile, Google is rocking with JellyBean 4.2!

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:11 5

26. Obdabeast (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)

I as a rep. in the cellphone industry have to test different phones for 3 months at a time, and that wp7 is a dissapointment. But I can say it was better than a blackberry :P. they better step their game up if they really want to contend with apple and google. till then they should not talking down to google.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:11 3

28. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Seeing as the iPhone icons are nothing to do with feeding info you can't compare. Besides even android becomes stale yes you can customize it in many ways but after appoint all your doing is changing the wallpaper and layout and icons ocassionally.

But there are lots of people who set there phone up and that's it, they want ease of use and live tiles does that better then normal widgets.

Also going back to the ios icons they lasted a good 4 years so aint bad. Also theres an app for android to turn the layout to look like wp8 so looks like even android users out there some like the minimalistic look

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:28 2

38. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

But if they had done normal widgets....all you would hear is Android fans shouting how they copied etc

Basically nothing new will be accepted as too many android users believe that android will take over everything ....even PC's

I like android but I want more choice etc least wp8 is differant and as for the tiles that's preference some like them some dont

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:36

42. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

missing the point..O_O

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:36 1

43. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

Ill go so far as to say yes its different but live tiles arent as good as widgets they also arent as interactive its a great counter system and do more updating with news but its even more stale i guess its also a matter of seeing just squares and rectangles that idk bores me but it was the same with ios.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:55

50. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

atleast he is corect whatever droids think its doesnt matter good bad or best or worst a copy is a cpoy no mater what u call buz zuznznzuzuzz

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 15:08

72. saiki4116 (Posts: 400; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

The notification center is better than live tiles concept because say a notification came up,you need to see that live tile to see that info....who on earth will be glued to the screen to see all the information being updated..android approach has more control..live tiles may seem pretty with less content but as you add more and more live tiles,your homescreen just becomes a jungle....

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 12:57 14

6. yoyo93 (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Sep 2012)

Microsoft trolling as usual.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 12:58 5

7. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

thats so funny..... who gives a sh@t

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 12:58 7

8. pkiran1996 (Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

A pathetic marketing scheme as well. Because Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 was such a success wasn't it? I'd like to see how Windows Phone 8 does in the next few years...

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 14:10

55. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

what was the last innovative stuff in android and the date of the thing tell me about it :P bragger

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:00 14

9. MeoCao (unregistered)

Desperate MS!

what is live tile? - Simplified boring widget boasted as ground breaking innovation by MS.

and the WP8 is 1 year behind Android.

MS = old and failing company.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:08 3

20. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

ms is realy failing company except that google has never earned more than Ms and now we are witnessing the decline of google for the last three quarters missing analysts expectations in the latest quarter

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:13

30. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

Widgets were Microsoft innovations in windows mobile its not Google's.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:14 8

31. MeoCao (unregistered)

This is b-c Motorola is in restructuring process, Android is stronger than ever.

When it comes to innovation and value to customers Google is the best.

But you can donate your hard earn money to enrich MS and Apple with little in return if you like of course.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 13:17 6

34. blazee (Posts: 414; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

Google recently passed Microsoft to be the second most valuable tech company in the world and getting closer to apple. So I don't see what you're trying to get at as Google seems to be doing excellent.

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