13 comments

  • Pierre de MillyPierre de Milly, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    These sorts of iOS/Android debates will keep on as long as some people don't realise that the huge difference between both OS is the process behind their design.

    From my view, Android uses more the "hacker" way: build things/features because it's technically possible, make them work and then refine them for performance/stability/design. Then the users might (or not) find a use for them. That's why a lot of features on Android are barely used by most users, why the system is so open and customisable and why there are so many different versions running on so many different devices. Make something because you can, let users find their own use or no use at all. It's a great way to innovate a lot on the technical side and is usually very appreciated by people who like to hack and play with their products.

    Apple's way is more the "designer" way: observe and explore what people do and how they're doing it, find the feature that would help them do it better, save them time, frustration, efforts (but not money :p ) and then implement it in the best and most detail-focused way possible. This is why they sometimes uphold features until they're completely sure users will actually use them, why they've kept products in their labs and never released them to the public, why they keep such close control on how their products are used, etc. Observe your users, find the right thing for them and build it perfectly and thoroughly. It's a great way to make products that a lot of people will use and love and to innovate on a more "social" side, in terms of usage and adoption.

    Both ways are great and they have different goals and purpose. As for myself, I used to prefer the first one when I was younger and I've seen myself gradually shift to the second one over the years.

    9 points
  • Ian GoodeIan Goode, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Is this really the best image they have to showcase the power of widgets on Android? If anything it does the opposite.

    Widgets

    8 points
  • Suganth SSuganth S, over 6 years ago

    Dont go here, if you like Apple, even a little.

    6 points
    • Luke MitchellLuke Mitchell, over 6 years ago

      I think the name of the site put me off 'Phandroid' hardly sounds like a place to get insightful opinions.

      5 points
      • Fabian MendezFabian Mendez, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

        Apart from the obvious bias on the site, have you read anything that ain't true in that article?. Apart from the huge hypocrisy on Apple's part, They constantly accuse others of stealing their ideas and state themselves as innovators after copying things like these ones.

        Edit: Just to be clear, I'm ok with Apple copying those things from Android, it's a good thing for all the users. What it makes me mad is they getting mad when google does it ( as they both had obviouly done in the past ).

        4 points
        • Luke MitchellLuke Mitchell, over 6 years ago

          That wasn't my point, I couldn't care less who copied who or why, people that spend their lives doing so are wasting it.

          It annoys me when trashy sites, create articles to do nothing other than link-bait or try to start a flame-war.

          0 points
  • Tom OakleyTom Oakley, over 6 years ago

    While the article is technically correct in what it says (i had a few problems with some stuff but that's for another time), what I like about Apple is that they only do stuff when they've got it right. They've doubtless known for years that Extensions were on Android and were a good feature, but there's no point releasing a half-baked idea. Might as well release it when it's finished and polished.

    5 points
  • Vinh LeVinh Le, over 6 years ago

    i was thinking the same thing as they announced these 'new features'

    2 points
  • same ried, over 2 years ago

    The benefit Android has is that sharing is built into the core OS. In other words, “It just works.” Egg Inc Apk Download

    0 points
  • Ryan Hicks, over 6 years ago

    True story.

    0 points