Poll results: Can the more open nature of iOS 8 bring the Android marginals into the Apple fold?

Unlike the last major update (iOS 7), iOS 8 won't feature any significant design changes, and instead build upon the existing functionality and features stack with a number of new goodies. In fact, what really sets this particular update apart from past efforts is the underlying message it seems to carry: Apple is finally willing to open up a bit. Indeed, with support for third-party apps...
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107 Comments

28. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Good trolling post, Mxy...

64. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 899; Member since: May 07, 2014

Enjoying kids fighting look my thing is better than yours...Or I should say multiple jealous women fighting with each other..why don't just buy a phone that you like and be happy.

2. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Good joke.. please keep sending us a few more everyday. laughter is a good workout!

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I think it's hardly a coincidence that this new "openness" of iOS 8 with more Android-like features is coming on the cusp of them releasing Android-sized phones of 4.7" and 5.5". But I think it's more about them retaining the customers they have (who might be on the edge of switching to Android for a bigger screen) rather than getting Android users to switch (or switch back)

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Makes sense, with larger screen phones being the trend. Good post +1

19. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Large screen is a must, that's why i love first generation iPhone. It's sporting 3.5" display while other competitor was behind. 5 inch with minimal bezel are perfect while personally i prefer 5.5" or even more.

32. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Lol...your post made a lot of sense....not...

4. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

Although Apple has caught very close up this year but lets not forget all the current comparison is with a version of android which is year old.....After Google I/O iOS 8 will be again behind android...

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So why does google focus on improving their services on iOS than they do on android? Look how clean and user friendly the google app is on iOS.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You're right, Google Maps is much nicer than Apples alternative. :P

45. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

lol if you are saying google apps are amazing then you simply mean android is amazing....because its also designed by google...DUH Also I forgot to mention one of the most true lines MKBHD used in his iOS 8 review "Maybe next month we may see some of the features of iOS 9 in google I/O"

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

If I got anything from the WWDC, it was that Apple is following trends that Android and other companies set years prior. Sure iOS 8 is better than iOS 7 but only because it blatantly ripped off other companies innovations without giving the user anything unique and original as a incentive to go with their brand other the competition. http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-copied-features-2014-6?utm_content=buffer5f307&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

6. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

iOS is opening up and Android is closing up..

25. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Both those are good.

7. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I don't know why , but I think with iOS X (10) , iOS can indeed be neck-to-neck with android in customization ability

101. tedkord

Posts: 17085; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What is iOS X (10)? There is no such animal. And even with iOS8, the latest version, you still can't have anything but a fixed size grid of icons for your home screen.

9. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

There are many reason why people would pick Android device over the iDevice. Better competition, Android growth are really fast, more reasonable price, better specs, more open, jailbreak/roots aren't necessary. Of course it's not without cons but it's way better.

14. Amw86

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

I'm a huge android fan and I haven't had an Iphone since maybe ip3 but im getting an itch to check out apple again, even though I hate them, haha.

18. Leo_MC

Posts: 6333; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If I already upgraded (sic) to iOS, what option do I have in this poll?

21. frustyak

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

The poll results don't surprise me, based on what I regularly see in the comments much of the site's readership is more pro-Android and anti-Apple than the other way around. I'm not trying to start a flame war with that - just a simple observation that bulk of the comments skew favorably toward Android. That said, outside of PA I'm guessing that OS loyalty might not be as bedrock as it is here, so we'll see what happens this fall.

26. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

That makes perfect sense. If you look at the market share for each OS, Android has more users. This being a site that isn't dedicated to just one OS, the following reflects the market share.

104. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

This. This site is very much AndroidArena.

24. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I don't think swapping keyboards was the big issue for most Android users. I think it's more about the lack of free apps and personalization. When ios 8 hours your device or will still be a simple shop launcher as far as many off us see concerned. The addition of widgets sounds like a good move, but the execution is all wrong. I think this will make the current iPhone users very happy though.

31. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yikes, I fans think iOS is ... "opening up"?

35. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ifans, that is...

38. TruthSpeaker unregistered

A lot of people won't buy into apple products because of the nature of the company and the people who use them. Apple is slowly drifting into obscurity on the world stage, so I guess it's a moot point anyway..

55. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

One of the top 3 most valuble companies in the world, always going back and forth with Exxon, is drifing into obscurity. Do you even hear yourself and how stupid that sounds.

52. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

I am a fan of bot Apple and Google. I have both Android and iOS devices. Seriously, I am not as excited with iOS 8 as I was with iOS 7 last year. Moreover, I am so disappointed with the way Cook trolled Android. Apple has been made fun of, but never trolled anyone until WWDC14. And he also said some numbers that came from his imaginary head. Metal, Swift and HomeKit are great, but that's all of the new innovation they said in that morning. Other things are either they should have completed and shown the world last year, like AirDrop between Mac and iOS, or copy from Android (3rd party keyboard) or other apps (WhatsApp). More importantly, iOS is more secure than Android? I don't think so. Many iOS devices gof iCloud lock in Australia last week. Lalala... Although I'll upgrade to iOS 8, but I won't be excited with it as I did last year to iOS 7.

78. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

MAC vs PC?

54. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

So the apple fan boys always try to justify apple copying others but when others do it, they can't accept it and somehow anything apple do can't be copied and should be sued even though those copying have been small things like slide to unlock yet full blown copying like notification system, actionable notifications is minor lol.
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