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post #61 of 90
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Originally Posted by jtickner1 View Post
I don't think it's Apple being the criminal, it's Apple attacking Android and its partners (especially Samsung and TouchWiz in this case - which is rather iOS in appearance) and then implementing a drop-down style notification system.

So, sue company for ripping off our appearance, then rip-off Andriod notification bar.
Is it remotely possible that Apple licensed that notification system?

I'm also not too familiar with how open source software is protected from potential poaching.
 
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post #62 of 90
Here we go again... I guess fan boys will be fan boys...
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post #63 of 90
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Originally Posted by Monkey92 View Post
The hate is fair play after Apple's court cases against Samsung. This is the same thing, yet now we're supposed to hate android instead of Apple?
Like I said, it would be fair enough if everyone was calling Samsung out in the first place, but everyone decided Apple took it 'too far' when they sued Samsung for blatantly ripping off Apple.

That's right, Samsung basically copied the iPhone and apparently Apple were the bad party because they got it banned in Europe, and rightly so too.

Now everyone is angry at Apple for ripping off Android.

So to summarise:

Everyone was angry at Apple because Samsung copied them.

Everyone is angry at Apple because Apple copied Android.

Even when they're right, in everyone else's eyes they're wrong.

It's hypocritical and retarded.
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post #64 of 90
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Get over it, that's business.

Coming from a 3GS to my SII, I can tell that this thing is an imitation of an iPhone in nearly every single aspect. From physical features to the feel of the OS.

When you see something in the market that is successful, you look at how you can adapt and improve such features into your own product. It's not right, but it's how the world works and Android is far from innocent, they're all as bad as each other.

I don't see why Apple has to be the criminal all of the time.

yes but your galaxy SII has touchWiz UI on it which is made by samsung and not google. the standard vanilla android is way different from touchwiz and iOS. not all UI's look the same but yes touchwiz does copy iOS in almost every aspect
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post #65 of 90
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Is it remotely possible that Apple licensed that notification system?

I'm also not too familiar with how open source software is protected from potential poaching.
I'm not too sure myself either sorry, we may need someone else to answer this one.

    
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post #66 of 90
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Get over it, that's business.

Coming from a 3GS to my SII, I can tell that this thing is an imitation of an iPhone in nearly every single aspect. From physical features to the feel of the OS.

When you see something in the market that is successful, you look at how you can adapt and improve such features into your own product. It's not right, but it's how the world works and Android is far from innocent, they're all as bad as each other.

I don't see why Apple has to be the criminal all of the time.
Are you looking at a top down picture? If you observed the rest of the body, you wouldn't be saying such a thing.
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Are you looking at a top down picture? If you observed the rest of the body, you wouldn't be saying such a thing.
No I'm looking at 1 1/2 years actual experience with a 3GS and 6 months actual to date experience with an SII. Did you not read my post?

Granted from the rear and sides, it is different. From the front it is almost identical barring a rectangular central button rather than a circular button.

The TouchWiz GUI is also practically identical to iOS once you press the 'applications' icon.
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Like I said, it would be fair enough if everyone was calling Samsung out in the first place, but everyone decided Apple took it 'too far' when they sued Samsung for blatantly ripping off Apple.

That's right, Samsung basically copied the iPhone and apparently Apple were the bad party because they got it banned in Europe, and rightly so too.

Now everyone is angry at Apple for ripping off Android.

So to summarise:

Everyone was angry at Apple because Samsung copied them.

Everyone is angry at Apple because Apple copied Android.

Even when they're right, in everyone else's eyes they're wrong.

It's hypocritical and retarded.
Do you honestly think this would get the attention it is if Apple had just let Samsung use the rectangular shape and be done with it?
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It's not just the button, it's TouchWiz as a GUI too. If it was just a rectangular button in question Samsung would most probably have gotten away with it to be honest.
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post #70 of 90
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It's not just the button, it's TouchWiz as a GUI too. If it was just a rectangular button in question Samsung would most probably have gotten away with it to be honest.
You aren't wrong. And this is the main reason I haven't jumped on the SGSII bandwagon, because I don't want an iPhone or anything that looks remotely like it. Even if there is a 100% chance that I would have CM7 on it as soon as possible, the hardware is very iPhone reminiscent, even though you can tell them apart.

But, and I know there are people that spew comments without thinking and throw hate around, I think it's sort of hypocritical of Apple to get all huffy and puffy with Samsung over the iOS appearance and then proceed to take something that is very distinctly Android and slap it on their OS.
    
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