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Not will, but should Android ICS beat the iPhone 5 to market?

0. phoneArena 13 Aug 2011, 12:30 posted on

There has been a lot of buzz about the next version of Android - Ice Cream Sandwich - between word that Google is trying to rush out the OS update before iPhone 5 hits the market, and some leaked photos allegedly showing ICS, but the real question is: Should Google even be trying to beat the iPhone 5 to market?

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posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:51

101. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wow you're an idiot. You want to compare OS to OS but only if we exclude the majority of devices that use iOS?

Spotlight search is not a dictionary

Apple's multitasking is fake? Seems to work fine to me unless you'd be upset there's no force closes and my battery lasts more than 6 hours.

Apple has put in built in photo editing functionality. Apple was also first to photo editing apps as well.



Notice how in my post I didn't bash android. I just posted some nice new features that android doesn't currently have. You and remix come back bashing Apple for no reason as usual.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:15 1

98. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


like normal, your clueless and vile,taco

icloud syncs pics? Wow, google has been syncing to picasa since probably android 1.5. Google+ also autosyncs to picasa as well.

itunes match? Yea its unique to apple because apple will only let you stream itunes songs. If you want to use non itunes songs u have to PAY for itunes match so they will stream it through iTunes.
With google you put up ANY music and listen to it ANYWHERE ON ANY DEVICE with a browser for FREE. :)

Editing pix? really? there have been apps for that on both platforms for quite a while. Ever hear of photoshop? lol

system wide dictionary? is that like universal search for android that u can search the entire phone for anything at any time? been there for quite a while.

gestures? Android has had them since android 2.0 or before.. lol.

location based ANYTHING, google has had for a while. reminders.. friend requests, map updates, all of it.


so again, tell me what iOS5 is bringing to the table that isnt already availible by a competitor.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 17:41

105. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Android will sync your photos and docs to Picasa and Google docs, not to mention your settings, contacts, calendar, and installed apps list for easy transfer to a new device. Also, all of these features existed in 3rd party services like Dropbox.

iTunes match existed before in services like Spotify.

Apple does push forward ahead of everyone when it comes to touch gestures, that's definitely right. I'd love to see more gesture support in Android. The only trouble is that many older phones can only recognize two touch points at a time.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 19:27

111. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


icloud is new in the fact it automatically syncs your pics and docs across devices without any user interaction necessary.

Google has cloud services but they don't do that. Besides to say Apple is copying cloud services is silly since they've had cloud services for years. They just weren't free.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 20:53

116. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


actually, like both of us just said, google services DO AUTOSYNC your contacts, pics, calandars, market apps, music, docs, and more instantly and automatically OTA. They have done that for quite some time.

reading comprehension.. one day u will figure it out.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 19:29

112. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Also spotify is that a part of a smartphone OS? If not then music match is unique to iOS.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 20:54

117. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol. so because iOS is doing it, now its new?? lol like usual, apple is copying everyone else and then suing them to keep eyes off apple.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 18:45

110. disgruntled payer to lawyers (unregistered)


no, apple takes a longer time to release their updates cause they're concentrating more on who and what to sue next. :)

take the lawsuits out and apple might be able to release updates at about the same frequency. take into mind again that while google creates and works on the update, even when they release it manufacturers have to refine it for their UIs, so you cannot totally blame google for sparodic update release. The updates for my brother's and my nexus phones has never been buggy, can't say the same about the manufacturers' updates for the other phones, but not to run them down..

just saying

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 18:16 2

25. Wow (unregistered)


This is silly even if ICS releases no one will get to use it. Android releases are terrible because no one gets it for a few months. I've never owned an iphone but at least everyone gets the same thing.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 18:43

31. asfaafa (unregistered)


That's the only thing i envy about the iPhone, i have a Droid Charge and I'm probably not going to be eligible to get this OS update for 2 years(when I get a new phone) but by that time there will be 2-3 more OS updates already released. Google said ICS is supposed to help with fragmentation and work on most devices but i'm a little skeptical...

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 18:33

27. urthatguy (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Jun 2011)


who cares, jello or whatever they name the update after ICS will be out right after making ICS pointless. Google needs to put one version to every phone each year, not just new models. Pointless investing in droids, they are glitchy and fragmented. I dont care if you rooted your phone and versions are not an issue to you.


Sent from my Droid

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 19:05 1

32. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Very good article. Alan F. is funny, but I don't think he's of the caliber necessary to write important pieces like this.

The XOOM was plagued by many more issues than you listed, mostly having to do with no wifi only option at first, no lower memory option, and having completely s**tty marketing. The first DROID launched with incredible gusto, with at least a month of pure media saturation and an edgy, "we're here and we're here to kick some freakin' ass!" style of marketing. Apart from its Superbowl commercial, there was no hype built around the XOOM, and only in the last couple of months did it receive its own endcap in Best Buy and such.

You are totally right; Google would do so much better to not try to rush ICS out right now, because if they do they're going to underwhelm. I want to get the feeling I get looking at Honeycomb; namely "holy s**t this looks SO GODDAMN COOL!"

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 21:31

43. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


sniggs.. i respect ya man, but ya found the only picture of batman i've ever seen where he looks almost lavendar... lol Instead of him saying in a gruffy voice "I'm Batman", does he pitch up his voice and go "haaaaaaay im the batsie!!" lol :) :) :) :)

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 21:34

45. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Dude, did you take a closer look at the picture? He appears white when you look closer up, and it's because he's being bathed in a spotlight. It's from an early episode where he battles Man-Bat for the first time and has just been getting the s**t kicked out of him. He's tired, bleeding and torn, but he's still scowling and he escapes the police right after this screenshot. :D

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 21:49

46. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


But my picture is now that of a Japanese Man with No Name. Happy now? :D

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 22:00

47. Zniggly (banned) (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


your pic sucks

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 22:53 2

51. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Hooray! Another stalker!

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 00:50 1

61. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Hey Sniggly! What's with all the "Stans" you got all of a sudden?

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 00:52

62. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Dunno, dude. One, the guy I just made peace with in the other thread, got the idea from snaggly, who's the original clown. This guy is probably just another copycat.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 10:01

84. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I have some dbag who bitches at me if I make compliments towards samsung. Apparently he takes it to heart as he is so outraged by it lol

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 23:42 1

126. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


you should feel happy that you have followers. I'd love some, lol

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 10:12

87. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol... i did look close up. i couldnt really tell what it was from the small icons.. :) :)

good lord, taco created yet ANOTHER account? seriously taco, thats just sad sad sad.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 02:12

71. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Haha, this is getting funnier everey day : )

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 06:26

79. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Who are you ?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 22:16

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I'm sorry are you saying the person who wrote this isn't a good enough writer for this topic?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 22:53

50. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


No, actually. I was saying that Michael was the best person to write this article. Sorry, should've clarified.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 03:40 1

77. Sniggy (banned) (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Aug 2011)


Hey sniggly.
This is PeterIfromsweden.
Just figured i would do you a favor and use up this "fake" account name so no other could impersonate you with this name : )
Don't worry, i won't use this fake account anymore, other than now just to let you know : )

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 19:30

113. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Do I see a love connection? Peter you're so devoted to Sniggly. Cute.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 20:16

114. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I think you're just jealous that I've made friends here and you haven't, Taco.

I mean, isn't that always your argument for why Android guys don't like iOS or Apple?

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 20:57 1

119. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i can haz friends!?!

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