This is a discussion on An interesting read...are the competitors doing it wrong? within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Byron I think part of the article is correct. Google, for instance, follows Apple around like a lost puppy dog, although they ...
You mean by releasing better and more functional products after Apple has already released a similar but less functional product.
If that's the case, than I guess you could say Ferrari follows around Ford like a lost puppy dog because they both make cars, but Ford was on the market first. LOL.
I prefer the Android OS over iOS for its functionality and customization, but during the past year of owning my Android phone, I wished it was an iPhone only because of the apps. In general, most companies release a "mobile app" on the iPhone while ignoring Android. For example, I waited months and months for a Chase Mobile app, while there was one already available on iPhone.
Also I think that part of the reason that Android is taking over the iPhone is due to availability. The iPhone was AT&T only, while Android was on Verizon, Sprint, AT&T... not to mention there are so many different makes and models using the OS. Many people simply hate AT&T's coverage, so they go to Verizon and get and Android because they simply want a similar smartphone experience. I know that's what I did.
But with the iPhone coming to Verizon now, I think a lot of people will be switching either from AT&T to Verizon, or from Android to iPhone.
Very interesting read indeed.
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While people in general want their systems unlocked, want more options, Apple's customers do not. One of their competitors will come out with something less elegant but more functional and configurable, and the market will re-distribute along the usual lines.
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Dislike the emotive use of words such as lockdown walled garden etc., as everything operates within restraints. For some the restraints are more onerous than to others..
It's really a philosophical division regarding freedom and control. The trouble is computers are based on control. A bit is either on or off, not maybe.
Apple has chosen a degree of control to avoid problems and create ease of use. But it's a decision is based on several decades of experience and the limitations of the particular hardware.
For most of us that's fine, if we don't move we won't feel our chains.
For the free spirits theres always jailbreaking and android
Just as I'm capable of holding conflicting and contradictory views on many things, so too can these forums and the tablet world.