I'll be honest, I used to be an Apple guy. My first smartphone device was an iPod Touch 3rd Generation. Holy poop, I was impressed. At that time, it was the shizzle
. And I had it for a year or so. Over time, I had jailbroken it (equivalent to rooting it to you die-hard Android guys) and there's this app called Cydia which the gateway to all kind of hacks & mods for Apple devices. Things that simply should have been integrated with all Apple devices since whenever they began their existence. As is the normal case, the hackers/modders did a better job than Apple itself. From the Android perspective, it would be very true to say that many of these mods were actually already a part of most Android stock ROMs. Such as quick toggles in the Notification pull-down area, shortcuts/widgets, true multitasking etc.
Eventually, iOS 6 came about and my trusty iPod had now lost its support from Apple. Forever on iOS 5. Nowhere to look by the Apple hacking community then. Some time later, I made a trip to India for some reason. While there, I was at a mall and noticed a Samsung showroom. Me being the tech-geek, wandered on in to check out the tech I could never afford for myself. Then I saw the Note 2. For £80 cheaper than it is in Britain. Damn
. Slept over it for 2 days. Bought it. Fcuk yeah.
It's been a while since I've touched my iPod now. Can't say I care much for iOS7. But I did read up on it a bit. Noticed they too have introduced some simple widgets like for music and calender events. Even sharpened up on their multitasking capabilities. And added quick toggles etc. Surprisingly similar to the Cydia hacks that have been in play for years. True, Apple has to resort to copying and implementing mods from sources such as the mods available on Cydia as well as ideas from Android. But, in a way, that's okay really. In any case, if Android were to monopolise the smartphone industry and Apple bit the dust, there would be very limited progress in terms of technological advancements. Without competitions, it'd stagnant. Companies like Microsoft, Nokia & Blackberry would have to step up their game to have a chance with a market share against Google's Android.
So yeah... Copying is pretty annoying... But vital as well... My rant over...
Owner of Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100)
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