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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Firm Launches 'IPHONE' Brand of Android Phones, Touts Trademark Ownership in Brazil




Brazilian electronics maker IGB Electronica SA has announced a new line of Android phones under the IPHONE brand, a trademark that was originally applied for in Brazil in 2000.

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The first model will be called "Neo One," IGB said in a securities filing. The company was formed this year after the restructuring of Gradiente Eletronica SA, which had applied for exclusive rights in Brazil to register its products under the name IPHONE in 2000.
Apple will either file a lawsuit, or perhaps more likely, begin negotiations for a settlement deal.

Apple was involved in a similar trademark issue in China, with Proview owning the "iPad" trademark. Apple ended up paying that company $60 million to gain control of the 'iPad' trademark.

Brazil is an important country for Apple. The company has begun hiring for new Apple Stores in the country, which would be its first locations in South America and Apple and Foxconn have begun iPad and iPhone production there.

Finally, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said in the past that Brazil is the company's next big target after China.

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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I wonder how much they're hoping to extract from Apple. I wonder how much Apple is going to be willing to part with to secure the iPhone trademark in Brazil.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Android sure does look dull...
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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Android sure does look dull...
Ooo! Ooo!
It's got widgets!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 01:22 PM   #5
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Just contact a corrupt Brazilian Government official and have this deal with the old school way.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:52 PM   #6
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Ooo! Ooo!
It's got widgets!


Ooh, exciting!
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 11:25 PM   #7
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Ooh, exciting!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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It's as dull as you make it: http://mycolorscreen.com/
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:36 PM   #9
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Android sure does look dull...
Shows how little you know about Android if you think it looks anything like that as stock
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:42 PM   #10
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Android sure does look dull...
That isnt what Android looks like, its a manufacturer skin.

This is how Android looks by default.

Thumb resize.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:08 PM   #11
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That isnt what Android looks like, its a manufacturer skin.

This is how Android looks by default.

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...Yeah, so? It still looks dull. There's nothing there, a skinny clock and a few icons, wow, really vibrant and exciting! Wasted pixels.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:12 PM   #12
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...Yeah, so? It still looks dull. There's nothing there, a skinny clock and a few icons, wow, really vibrant and exciting! Wasted pixels.
Wait wait wait wait . . . . . you think that looks dull? Over this:

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Which I might add you can't do much to change other than add a noisy wallpaper that will be covered up by an endless grid of icons.

I am starting to think you just have a bone to pick for some odd reason. It's not like Apple isn't making the most money in the smartphone market. They control the hype, and command a following that the rest only dream of. They may not have the best phone, but it certainly doesn't warrant foundation-less bashing.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:18 PM   #13
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Wait wait wait wait . . . . . you think that looks dull? Over this:
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Which I might add you can't do much to change other than add a noisy wallpaper that will be covered up by an endless grid of icons.

I am starting to think you just have a bone to pick for some odd reason. It's not like Apple isn't making the most money in the smartphone market. They control the hype, and command a following that the rest only dream of. They may not have the best phone, but it certainly doesn't warrant foundation-less bashing.
Yeah, it looks 100x better. There's no wasted pixels, they're being used with something useful.

My opinions are mine only, I don't care if you do/don't like them. I've used an Android device, not for long, but those 10 minutes were enough to make me detest Android, on a so-called "Premium" device.

Just on a side note, how about you show the default layout, instead of a cherry-picked one that doesn't look as awesome as you know it can be. EDIT: Like the post by the smart guy below:



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And this is "more" exciting?

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Ahh, excellent. Yup, that's a perfect example of how much better it is. Look, NO WASTED PIXELS! It's colourful, vibrant, organised!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:16 PM   #14
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...Yeah, so? It still looks dull. There's nothing there, a skinny clock and a few icons, wow, really vibrant and exciting! Wasted pixels.
And this is "more" exciting?

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:33 PM   #15
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And this is "more" exciting?

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Why is a homescreen with apps supposed to be "exciting"? The whole damn purpose of a homescreen is to select the app I want as fast as possible. Heck, I rarely see the homescreen because I spend all the time in the app.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:37 PM   #16
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Random Nexus 4 screen



Random Nexus 7 screen



Random Nexus 10 screen



Android icons scale with screen size, using additional space to provide contextual information.

N.B. One is free to arrange their icons and widgets however they please and not forced to adhere to a draconian grid layout.

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iPhone 5 layout - (6 x 4 icons)




iPad 4 layout (6 x 4 icons)



iPad 4 has 660% as much screen space as iPhone 5 and shows exactly the same amount of information.

N.B. There is one uniform grid pattern from which one is not permitted to diverge.

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...Yeah, so? It still looks dull. There's nothing there, a skinny clock and a few icons, wow, really vibrant and exciting! Wasted pixels.
Talk to me about those wasted pixels again.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:47 PM   #17
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Load of nonsense goes here...
The only Android screencap that looks okay is the second Nexus 4 one. The rest... nothing jumps out at all. The weather widget is useful, but I can get it in the Notification Centre in iOS at any point.

Someone said the home screen shouldn't do much anyway because they don't spend much time on it. Well, I suppose that's true. What's the point in all those widgets, now wasting memory and data?

Springboard does what it's meant to do PERFECTLY. Nothing more, nothing less. It's got a search box, icons, and a dock. What more does it need?
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...Yeah, so? It still looks dull. There's nothing there, a skinny clock and a few icons, wow, really vibrant and exciting! Wasted pixels.
iOS should be more dull as all you get is a screee(s) with icons.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 05:57 PM   #19
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Can you actually make calls on that thing? That green little robot makes it look like a toy.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:25 PM   #20
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True, it looks like a retread of Window 32.
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I don't think anybody will have problems spotting the difference, just look at the price tag. iPhone expensive as <insert curse here> android dirt cheap.

Nowadays everybody has an android, hell even my mom has one and she only uses it to make calls / send texts and the darn thing still gets so slow that needs a factory reset every 6 months.
How much is an iPhone? How much is a Galaxy III? an HTC One X+, etc.

And every phone I've ever owned has had lock ups or has had to be rebooted. My 4 iPhones included. And also factory reset. And had slow downs.

No tech is failproof.
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How much is an iPhone? How much is a Galaxy III? an HTC One X+, etc.

And every phone I've ever owned has had lock ups or has had to be rebooted. My 4 iPhones included. And also factory reset. And had slow downs.

No tech is failproof.
iPhone 5 locked 680€ the cheapest version. You can get the SIII unlocked for just under 500€. Still almost nobody spends more than 300€ on a phone. Windows Phone are as rare as sun eclipses. iPhones not as much rare but still you don't see one every day. The S3 I've seen a few but not many. Androids specially those cheap 50~100€ phones are *everywhere*.

No tech is fail proof but my moms nokia 6680 sure worked for a lot of years (and still works but the battery is toast) and it was never turned off (unless it ran out of battery) and it never had a software update. Nowadays it's used as an alarm clock but yey it works just fine.

Her android phone that costed about 250€ had 2 firmware upgrades and got bricked once. And still has loads of problems, now try to explain to a non tech that.

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And iOS isn't?! At least you can completely change the appearance of Android to whatever you want, whereas you are lucky to change your background wallpaper on iOS.
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As opposed to those glorious rows of icon in iOS?
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As opposed to those glorious rows of icon in iOS?
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