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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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What Ideas From Android Should Apple Look At For iOS 7?

Apple over the years has taken quite a few ideas from Android. You gotta admit some of them are pretty good.

-Notification Center
-Open apps from lockscreen
-Wireless syncing
-iCloud syncing
-OTA updates
-Tabbed browsing
-Split keyboard
-Facebook & Twitter integration

I've been looking at some Android devices and some of them have really good features that would be good on the iPhone. Hopefully iOS 7 has some of these...

-Widgets (or live icons, tiles, anything more unique than bland icons)
-Expandable, actionable notifications
-Gesture typing
-Multi-Window (better multitasking features)

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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Stolen is pretty subjective, and some of those features being claimed as from any source besides Apple is just wrong. iCloud?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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Stolen is pretty subjective, and some of those features being claimed as from any source besides Apple is just wrong. iCloud?
I never said stolen...

Being inspired and copying someone is different than stealing something.

Plus Jobs said ""Picasso had a saying: 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas...I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians, poets, artists, zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world."

So even if I did say steal (which isn't accurate at all), its still ok.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:34 PM   #4
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I never said stolen...

Being inspired and copying someone is different than stealing something.

Plus Jobs said ""Picasso had a saying: 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas...I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians, poets, artists, zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world."

So even if I did say steal (which isn't accurate at all), its still ok.
I meant to type copied. My mistake. I would still say that copied is a strong word in some of your examples.
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I meant to type copied. My mistake. I would still say that copied is a strong word in some of your examples.
Updated the title.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:40 PM   #6
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Weren't some of these ideas in the iOS jailbreak community before Android had them?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:50 PM   #7
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Weren't some of these ideas in the iOS jailbreak community before Android had them?
Possibly but that's not the point.

What ideas from Android should Apple take a look at for iOS?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:51 PM   #8
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If iOS 7 had settings toggles in notification center which everyone wanted so badly, it will really be copying Android. I mean if you put an iPhone and an Android phone beside each other, and you can swipe down from both phones and toggle settings, if that isn't copying, I don't know what is.
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If iOS 7 had settings toggles in notification center which everyone wanted so badly, it will really be copying Android. I mean if you put an iPhone and an Android phone beside each other, and you can swipe down from both phones and toggle settings, if that isn't copying, I don't know what is.
Who cares if iOS gets a few things from Android. People forget that Android also copied a ton of things from iOS (Game Center, Siri, Airplay, etc)
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Who cares if iOS gets a few things from Android. People forget that Android also copied a ton of things from iOS (Game Center, Siri, Airplay, etc)
That may be so, but the folks over at Mountain View may not be impressed. Isn't this kind of stuff patented or something? The last thing we need is another saga of lawsuits over minor stuff like this which a company could've avoided.

Not sure anyway. Just my 2 cents.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:32 PM   #11
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Quite frankly if Apple copied anything from Android, they'd be moving in the right direction
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Possibly but that's not the point.

What ideas from Android should Apple take a look at for iOS?
Why does it seem from your post that you think only Android has good ideas to be had?

The vast majority of this was available from the jailbreak community before Android ever had it. So whom is leading who?
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Why does it seem from your post that you think only Android has good ideas to be had?

The vast majority of this was available from the jailbreak community before Android ever had it. So whom is leading who?
I think I mentioned this in previous post...

"People forget that Android also copied a ton of things from iOS (Game Center, Siri, Airplay, etc)"

You either have to literally blind or won't accept that Android has some pretty good ideas right now.

Some of these would really benefit iOS. Just asking which ones might be implemented well to iOS.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:36 PM   #14
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Apple over the years has taken quite a few ideas from Android. You gotta admit some of them are pretty good.

-Notification Center
-Open apps from lockscreen
-Wireless syncing
-iCloud syncing
-OTA updates
-Tabbed browsing
-Split keyboard
-Facebook & Twitter integration
What? Notification Center, obviously, but everything else no...
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What? Notification Center, obviously, but everything else no...
Are you saying that Apple didn't look at what Android had and implemented a few of there ideas?

What's wrong with Apple copying some of Android's ideas?
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They should get rid of the home button and welcome on screen buttons back,home,task switcher nuff said; best thing i love of my nexus 4.
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What's wrong with Apple copying some of Android's ideas?
Apple would NEVER do such a thing! All of these things are your list Apple created and everyone else copied because they're so innovative .
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They should get rid of the home button and welcome on screen buttons back,home,task switcher nuff said; best thing i love of my nexus 4.
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Are you saying that Apple didn't look at what Android had and implemented a few of there ideas?

What's wrong with Apple copying some of Android's ideas?
Nothing's wrong with copying, I just don't see the connection with your examples.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 10:14 PM   #20
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I have to agree with the OP. Apple got the inspiration from some of android featues. What they really need is the predictive text above the keyboard like android has
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 10:34 PM   #21
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Just 2 things for me:

- toggle settings from the task bar (wifi, Bluetooth, etc.)
- an app/ task killer (I hate having to kill apps one by one)

If Apple did this, I'd be very happy
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How bout no.
Yeah because keeping a button that breaks its a nice idea.....
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Nothing's wrong with copying, I just don't see the connection with your examples.
I'm not saying that Android invented everything like Facebook integration or wireless syncing.

Its just that compared to Apple, they were first. Over the years Apple has added features that Android had.

Now Android has some new features, just wondering any ideas Apple should look out for.
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Yeah because keeping a button that breaks its a nice idea.....
Idk, you can argue it both ways really. I personally don't like it, but I'm not sure I would really dig on screen buttons either. And the 4 had problems with slowly unresponsive home buttons, not sure if any other models have.
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Idk, you can argue it both ways really. I personally don't like it, but I'm not sure I would really dig on screen buttons either. And the 4 had problems with slowly unresponsive home buttons, not sure if any other models have.
While none of the home buttons on the iphones i had broke it is common plus you can bet the only trouble onscreen will have is if you break the touch.

Having 3 main options its really a joy, specially one just for app switcher i really hate the double tap wich imo is the culprit with unresponsive buttons.
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