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Apple executive Schiller attacks Android

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Mar 2013, 18:23

With less than 24 hours before the launch of the next flagship Android phone, Apple executive Phil Schiller made some negative comments about Google's open source mobile OS; besides bring up the "F" word-fragmentation-Schiller noted that because of the number of different companies that are involved in making Android phones, the platform "suffers"...

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posted on 13 Mar 2013, 20:48

75. darkkjedii (Posts: 24419; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Nothing's wrong. You just think I'm a fanboy, cuz I defend apple. When apple is wrong I'll blast them as well. Phil should shut his smug mouth, and get iOS where it should be... Hell atleast put quick settings in the notifications shade they stole from android. Hey Phil...you listening.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 18:41 1

16. MelvinPainter (Posts: 75; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

He is basically trying to appeal to more non-thinkers. Have you ever noticed that in communist countries, they all wear the same clothes, ride the same bike, and have the same government issued phone.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 20:38

67. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

No? Don't bother bring political views in a tech forum, doesn't work out lol

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 18:43 3

19. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

When dealing with software there will always be fragmentation at some point. Android advances faster than most in the mobile industry thus fragmentation happens at a faster rate.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:02

40. blingblingthing (Posts: 570; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

It is that sample. The rate at which android is upsurging with manufacturers having multiple handsets to update and new flagships to launch. Fragmentation is understandable.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 18:43

20. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Phil Schiller should have been more willing to compliment Samsung: after all, they did steal Apple's designs and technology, and Sammy likely wouldn't be as prosperous today without such acts of intellectual theft and patent infringement...

Hail to the thief ;o)

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 18:58 3

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 24419; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

You're right in a sense. Sammy did take cues from apple/iPhone they even admitted it in court, but c'mon dude Sammy has its own legs now...and they are every bit as strong as apples. Sammy doesn't need apple as an inspiration anymore. If you ask me apple can take a few cues from Sammy. iOS is my go to platform, cuz I'm deeply vested in it but Sammy is tugging at me more and more. If I love the s4, the day before it launches my note 2 goes on Craigslist.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 20:38

68. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Okay, kudos to you for admitting past crimes of dear ol' Samsung. I'm guessing the S4 will be a solid piece of hardware. I never said their Android devices weren't compelling purchases, although it's true that Samsung has yet to release any quality devices for WP8. I tend to believe they want to ensure WP doesn't find it's footing, and that accounts for Samsung pushing trash bin smartphones running WP8 OS, but whatever. Nokia does a good enough job, and it's possible that WP8 doesn't really need Samsung after all, especially if the next Nokia flagship is as innovative and high quality as the Lumia 920...

As for Apple, it's about time they took the offensive, and they should be attacking the security flaws of Android the way I have been doing in these message forums. Instead of running those cute MAC vs PC commercials, why not put their talents to better us and slam Android instead? Droid fans might not like that, but it's called dealing with yo' enemies, and they'd better do it quick and hard, if Apple wants to preserve it's top spot as king of smartphone Candyland. No prisoners ;o)

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 21:13

90. darkkjedii (Posts: 24419; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Well said bro. Apple/Phil's running off at the mouth, while Sammy's innovating, and I will straight up admit that. About the only thing I don't like about Sammy, is that I think they throw a little too much into their flagships which can out work the ram. That's not really a bad thing though.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 23:23 1

103. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

I consider this to be a compliment to Samsung to say this the day before the SGS4 announcement.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 18:47 4

25. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

U MAD BRO? Just because Android is evolving faster than your puny/crummy iPhone? while ur design stay the same grid and our SCREENS are getting LARGER.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 18:52 8

28. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

android 2.3 is still better off than ios 6

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:48

54. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Wow I forgot how GingerBread looket....?
First the Galaxy, next was S2™®©

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 18:53

32. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

While I agree that Apple has allowed my 3GS to be updated to iOS 6, I wish I hadn't. It has made my phone incredibly slow. I can see the idea of allowing all users access to the latest software, but it's got to be weighed up against userbility of a product that isn't optimised to use it.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 20:57

81. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

Same thing happened with the last update that the 3G got, it prettymuch crippled it, thus pushing you toward an upgrade and more money in Apple's pocket.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 18:58 1

37. nikenturd (unregistered)

Awww....poor Apple, I guess the limelight doesnt belong to them right now

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:00 2

38. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

It must really hurt this guy to think that people would still rather buy a phone with old Android OS on it than an iPhone with 6.1.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:01 10

39. dbparipsa (Posts: 20; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

He is absolutely true. What is actually means is Google updates android very slowly -1.0, 1.1, 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.0, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2 in number suffixes (while making some big changes). But iOS makes big changes in numbers -iOS 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc(While making almost no changes in the OS).

Look at how different android 4.2 is from 1.0. And look at how similar iOS 6 is from iOS 1.0. It still looks and feels more or less same. Actually google is honest with its updates giving the honest number suffixes - small number increment for smaller updates and large number increment for big updates. But Apple tries to fool people by making them believe that every update they bring is a big update. If google had given whole number suffixes to its Android versions like iOS, Android 4.2 would be Android 12!

In fact, Android's smallest update still brings more new improvements than iOS's biggest update. So its upto you - whether you want a large number of "suffix" updates (go for iOS) or a small number of "big updates" (go for Android).

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:15

44. Mxgmubashir (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)

well said (Y)

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:18

46. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

I totally agree with you!


posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:50

58. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Totally agree, well said+1

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:52

59. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Since 2007 apple is only on ios6. So what is your point. Apple started the race first also. 39

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 20:59 1

84. dbparipsa (Posts: 20; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Thank u for ur comment. I am afraid u might have got the information bit wrong. Apple did not have iOS 6 since 2006. Plz refer to wikipedia for iOS versions.

iOS 6 was released on september last year with iPhone 5. The first iPhone was released with iOS 1.1.5 in 2007. And, it doesn't matter who started the race first. All it matters is who end up victorious!

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 20:42

69. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Unfortunately, in spite of all those incremental upgrades to Android, it's still the most insecure mobile OS in the world, which is why the cyber-criminals love it! Yeah, it can do custom mods, but then letting your personal data float around in cyber-space with little or no protection isn't such a good thing...

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:12 1

42. Mxgmubashir (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)

He is afraid of next Galaxy i guess hahahaha
Mr Schiller even-though an android devices releases with 2.3.6 gingerbread version it'll be still better than IOS.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:14 1

43. Chongdefied (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)

HAHA, the new and old strategy of Apple. If you can't sue them, bash them. Unfortunately for Apple, Android owns 66.4% of the global smartphone market.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:36

49. shamataa (Posts: 240; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

wow this guy is full of himself. He thinks how knows Android. Learn to use 1 before you say stuff like this. " Schiller said that it will launch with a year old OS (Android 4.1) that will need to be updated". First of all how do you know that if it didn't came out yet? . Apple must be really afraid of Samsung to say stuff like this. Apple is stinking fast so they will do the old trick. It won't work at all.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:48

53. Aeires (unregistered)

If these guys paid half as much attention to their own OS as they do towards Android, Android really would be in trouble. Instead they just throw mud and release outdated incremental updates repeatedly. Apple has lost track of what they used to be, they don't think differently anymore.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 19:49

55. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Android as an operating system will begin being dissmantled by the end of this year. I have no doubt whatsoever that google is planning to move its mobile strategy over to a Chrome based platform, which probably won't go down well with current users.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 20:44

72. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Chrome! Who uses that, other than the most obscure geeks? If that's what Google is really planning, then I fear for it's ultimate survival...

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