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

58. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Practically none of the comments here are worth reading. It's just a bunch of (mostly teenagers) trying to defend Android. When the truth of the matter is, it doesn't matter which one is "better" or there "first", and people (if they're old enough) would respect that people have different needs and likes, and it doesn't really matter which operating system you pick because they're both going to be around for a very long time. And your individual choice won't matter in the grand scheme of things. Children won't be civilized or mature, so it's not worth arguing over.

68. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

It truly is sad and amazing how iFans will jump all over Samsung saying they copied and when anyone tries to disagree they go full on flame war. But when someone points out Apple copies with the best of them they defend it as something that's ok because it's Apple. And this is the exact reason why I stay away from iPhone posts normally. Because of the iTards. Not all you. But most of you. Straight delusional. AAnd Mxy, way to turn a simple post into a trolling spree.

72. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Where have you been? Android had to completely start development all over when Apple announced the first iPhone. -http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/12/the-day-google-had-to-start-over-on-android/282479/

73. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

It's already been proven that Google had two prototypes for Android. One was the Blackberry prototype and the other was more in line with what you see today. So where have you been??

79. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Im having fun with you today http://recode.net/2014/04/11/top-android-executive-says-google-didnt-copy-apples-iphone/ http://gizmodo.com/334909/google-android-prototype-in-the-wild?tag=gadgetsandroidhardwareinthewild Notice that last links date 2007 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_%28operating_system%29 Read the History section. http://www.cultofandroid.com/48217/google-scrapped-plans-android-started-day-apple-unveiled-iphone/ Notice its from an Android only website. I can do this all day sir. And Im glad for Android because I love my Moto X and loved my Galaxy Nexus. But you I have to argue with because your comments are just so ridiculous.

81. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Are you seriously that in love with me? Seriously dude. It's starting to get a little awkward now. You seem to keep stalking me. I may actually have to report you.

82. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

What I love is giving people like you history lessons.

84. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

You love stalking too it seems.

103. tedkord

Posts: 17095; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?517243 Seriously, wikipedia? Here's a history lesson for you, from someone who was actually there.

91. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Bs it was because if webos which was a linux platform Ios copied symbian Ios did not revolutionize jack

102. tedkord

Posts: 17095; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

90. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Symbian is part of Android linux family Its ios that was the copycat copycats

77. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

It seems like a lot of you are too young to remember Windows Mobile so ill jst leave this here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Mobile

85. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

My first smart phone, Treo 800. Good little phone, stylish for the time.

108. meanestgenius

Posts: 21354; Member since: May 28, 2014

You do realize that anyone can edit a Wikipedia page and add what they want, whether it's true or not, right? You need a more credible source.

86. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I wouldn't call myself an Android marginal. I'm quite happy with Android. It would have to take something to make me unhappy with Android and/or something significant iOS can do that I want and need that is not in Android for me to switch. Right now, moving from Android to iOS is not moving forward. It's moving sideways and back. I am happy with the newer features of iOS. My work phone is an iPhone (company issued) and I look forward to some of the features, namely third party keyboards.

92. TheNeighbor

Posts: 367; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Sidesync (the app to mirror the screen of your Note 3 onto your PC and entirely remote it), there's no need to be connected with a wifi router, and you can just turn on hotspot on your Note 3. This is way better than DroidAir, and you need not have pay for the service for longer use. I can even make calls and text SMS with my laptop. Apple announced a new feature like this for iOS8. Well, we should all know which company actually had this feature first. It really must be a relief for all the iPhone users to get some of Android's awesome features like SideSync, actionable notifications, different apps seamlessly integrated, and finally text swiping input. They presented all these features like they INVENTED them. It's good competition anyway. Hahaha. I could probably consider getting their product again if they provide an active digitizer and removable battery. I doubt they'll provide those any soon. Galaxy Note series still for me.
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