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Response to onehandle (Reply #70)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:55 PM

73. I did misspeak on that

Google showed off an HTC built prototype that eventually became the Nexus, but it wasn't that phone. I had heard it differently, and when I just looked it up, I learned that I was wrong. Unlike you, I'm willing to admit when I'm wrong on something. Of course, this one detail changes absolutely nothing in the rest of my discussion.

As for the rest, I don't know what to tell you. Apple is getting their butt kicked now for the same reason they got their butt kicked in the 1980's. Some people want bling, but most people just want something that is inexpensive and works. It doesn't have to be perfect, just good enough. Most people don't want a Mercedes. They WANT a Toyota. Do you know why? Because Toyota's are dependable, inexpensive, and just WORK. My wifes CL550, on the other hand, was a pain in the ass that we had to demand a refund on after it spent three months of its first year at the dealership because of constant electrical problems. There's a reason that there's an Audi A6 in my driveway and not a Mercedes (I personally love my Subaru though...so you can keep them both).

Was Windows better than MacOs or Linux? Not at all. But it was cheap and it worked. People didn't have to think about it. Android is the same thing. It's cheap and it works. It does the job that people want it to do, and it does it well. And that's why it's taking over the market.

By the way, I should mention that I write software for a living. If you want to talk about the comparative pitfalls of coding in Objective C for iOS vs. the Android Java SDK, I'm your guy. I've been writing apps for both for years. iOS is certainly more profitable for me, but profit and quality are not the same thing. If it were, we'd all be worshipping Windows.

iOS is a great system, but this fanboy argument that Android is an iPhone ripoff has to end. Even the most casual examination of the actual facts demonstrates that the two systems were developed independently over several years. To claim otherwise is to argue faith over facts...and I'm an atheist.

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