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Now, here’s a possibility - Samsung and Google didn’t postpone their October 11th event because of Steve Jobs as they’ve officially said, but they rather did so because of the patent war with Apple. More so, Android Ice Cream Sandwich and the Samsung Nexus Prime are now “under question†and Google is actively removing features, which could have something to do with Apple patents. And finally, the search giant itself doesn’t have an exact timeline for all of this, so the rumored October 27th Samsung event might not be for ICS or the Nexus Prime, or might be pushed even further.

Who says so, you might wonder. No other but Russian tech analyst and Nokia insider Eldar Murtazin, who has a mixed track record when speaking about Apple. Should you trust it? Possibly, but Murtazin doesn’t even hint at what is the source of the information, so we’d take it with a grain of salt.


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On topic, i was afraid things will head into this direction. It is pretty obvious that Android has become very close to iOS, therefore, Google needs to separate themselves somehow.
 
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This really, really sucks.
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You should be banned for posts like this. What have you added to this thread??


On topic, i was afraid things will head into this direction. It is pretty obvious that Android has become very close to iOS, therefore, Google needs to separate themselves somehow.
err what? last I looked iOS5 copied and reskinned the notifications from Android

anyway....iOS doesn't even have soft buttons or anything...hows that the same?
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Android is definitely like iOS as it is now. From the file system to the way it handles certain functions, Android does things differently. Now, I wonder which ICS features had to be removed that were ''infringing" on Apple's patents.
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err what? last I looked iOS5 copied and reskinned the notifications from Android

anyway....iOS doesn't even have soft buttons or anything...hows that the same?
They're not the same at all. Technology is advancing, and Apple is trying everything they can to halt it.
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err what? last I looked iOS5 copied and reskinned the notifications from Android

anyway....iOS doesn't even have soft buttons or anything...hows that the same?

Let us be objective, shall we? I am an iPhone hater but I give credit where credit is due. A bit of History 101.


Up until the first iPhone, touch screen phones were as pleasant as hitting a brick against your head. WinMo anyone? The stylus or hammer had the same effect. Now, iOS comes on the market with that amazing touch screen and shows everyone that touch screen phones can actually be enjoyable. People go nuts, Apple brainwashes everyone and voila, Android gets born as a response to possible monopoly situation.


Android is a nice OS and I have used it many times and I feel some things in there that were taken over from the iPhone. Of course things appear similar in both platforms at this point in time but iOS did it first. Gallery, transitions, swiping, pinch to zoom, etc.
 
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Let us be objective, shall we? I am an iPhone hater but I give credit where credit is due. A bit of History 101.


Up until the first iPhone, touch screen phones were as pleasant as hitting a brick against your head. WinMo anyone? The stylus or hammer had the same effect. Now, iOS comes on the market with that amazing touch screen and shows everyone that touch screen phones can actually be enjoyable. People go nuts, Apple brainwashes everyone and voila, Android gets born as a response to possible monopoly situation. agreed; competition=good for us


Android is a nice OS and I have used it many times and I feel some things in there that were taken over from the iPhone. Of course things appear similar in both platforms at this point in time but iOS did it first. Gallery, transitions, swiping, pinch to zoom, etc. yes they did "revolutionize" some things but that doesn't mean that they can patents multi-touch gestures simply because there isn't many ways you can zoom or interact with a touchscreen.....
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker View Post
Let us be objective, shall we? I am an iPhone hater but I give credit where credit is due. A bit of History 101.


Up until the first iPhone, touch screen phones were as pleasant as hitting a brick against your head. WinMo anyone? The stylus or hammer had the same effect. Now, iOS comes on the market with that amazing touch screen and shows everyone that touch screen phones can actually be enjoyable. People go nuts, Apple brainwashes everyone and voila, Android gets born as a response to possible monopoly situation.


Android is a nice OS and I have used it many times and I feel some things in there that were taken over from the iPhone. Of course things appear similar in both platforms at this point in time but iOS did it first. Gallery, transitions, swiping, pinch to zoom, etc.
And iOS has adopted a notification system like android, multi tasking, cloud syncing, and over the air updates. All those features were no where to be found on iOS and were a part of Android. Does that mean that iOS is like Android and should change things because Android did it first?
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Lame. Hope it isnt true. Am looking forward to ICS. Plus Apple's the only company ever going after everyone with Patents. -.- Sad, sad, sad.
   
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