Mobile OSs iOS 7+

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by 0penCr8, Jul 20, 2012.

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Will Android replace iOS?

  1. Yes

    21.3%
  2. No

    78.7%
  1. macrumors newbie

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    What features do you think Apple will implement in the coming mobile operating systems? Not including iOS 6.

    AND

    Do you think Android will eventually kill iOS? (Answer in the poll above.)
     
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    Why kind of question is that? It's like saying "will Windows eventually replace OSX?" Both iOS and Android will coexist in the future no matter which one has the most market share.
     
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    I disagree with you on that. Both Apple and Google will continue to fight for the title of "most advanced operating system." I think different companies will always try to force the other in to bankruptcy. They cannot coexist. (Unfortunately)
     
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    Can't answer the first one. But android has no chance of beating apple. And watch out for Microsoft in the near futuee
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why?
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Nokia will collapse.
    Amazon and Facebook will enter the smartphone market.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Are you kidding me? Neither company is going to go bankrupt during the Android and iOS years. They will both live on long past these operating systems. They can and will coexist. It is how the market works. This is a stupid thread.
     
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    No, they will co-exist.

    Like the PC world with OS X, W7/8 and Linux it will be the same with the smartphone world (iOS, Android, and WP8)
     
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    nuckinfutz

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    What's so advanced about Android?

    Android has ZERO chance of beating Apple and Microsoft. Anyone telling you otherwise has a rectal cranial inversion.
     
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    cyks

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    The previously mentioned battle of "most advanced operating system" going on between OSX vs. Windows has been going on for 2 decades and neither company is close to bankruptcy.

    Heck, there are very, very few industries in general where one company beat the other into bankruptcy.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    Just like coke and Pepsi can't coexist? That's an absurd statement.
     
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    Technarchy

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    Android doesn't make money is why.

    When android is selling like 4 billion phones a year, then maybe Apple might be in trouble.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. macrumors Core

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    they can't coexist? why not. the Mac OS and Windows and Linux/Unix have all coexisted in the personal computer world so why wouldn't android and iOS both exist in the handheld market? one might do better than the other but that doesn't mean that one has to replace all other OSes.
     
  14. macrumors 68020

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    Do you not live in reality? How many appliance makers, car makers, carpet, furniture, clothes makers are there? As far as I can tell GMC, Ford, Chevy, and other car makers are still producing and selling their product without going away. To say something like you did really shows a lack of how things in the world really work.

    I have to assume it's either because of your age (maturity level) or you simply feel the need to make threads that will most likely end in a flame war.
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    This is a silly topic, and there are more silly replies than rational ones.

    In my opinion (I ain't no tech analyst), Android and iOS (hopefully Windows Phone and Blackberry) will both exist until the next big thing after smartphones come out.

    There's no reason for one smartphone OS to wipe out another. Even though Blackberry is dying due to the RIM's tardiness, there are still hundreds of users using blackberry phones. I bet you in 10 years someone on this planet will still be using a Blackberry, just like how one of my friends is still using their old nokia from high school.

    Deal with it.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    I wanna talk about ios13
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    This explains everything
     
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    Android will never replace IOS. IOS is just too known and powerful, and it has too much fanboys to let it die.
     
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    Have you got a link to where you found that chart please? I would like to read further.
     
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    Apple has a Patent Pending on killing.
     
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    Sedrick

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    'Android' doesn't sell phones, HTC, Samsung, etc. sell phones. Android is free, just like iOS.

    iOS doesn't make any money either. The money from both camps comes from hardware sales and licensing fees.
     
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    Apple makes plenty from iOS App store. Also iOS is half the selling point for the iPhone being that it's exclusive to it.
     
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    Because android doesn't make the same money apple does from it's products.
     
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    Whereas I recognise your point, it is kind of unrelated. Apple can make the £, but they will fall short of 3rd party devs if Android gets used more by the public, thus falling short.

    Apple need to play a little bit of catchup to Android atm imo since the showing of iOS 6 and JB 4.1. If they do catch up then all will be fine. If not, users will choose android devices and the rest will follow.

    That said, the iOS devices will probably continue to sell well, even if they aren't ahead of their game like they used to be.
     
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    nuckinfutz

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    I hope you don't meant catch up with regard to getting sued by multiple large companies. The Oracle law suit was just the beginning.

    iOS 6 is more than a worthy challenger to Jelly Bean and like always people are in waiting mode for the next iPhone. On July 24th Apple will beat the street again and get prepared for an outstanding holiday quarter.

    As for Android. It's really quite simple. Microsoft and Apple have far more influence than Google. Steve Jobs once said "owning a high volume OS is a license to print money" and he was not wrong. If you control a significant portion of desktops you can leverage that with your mobile strategy and with iCloud Apple is doubling down (heheh)

    Android is carrier driven. Which is why they haven't focused on tablets because Verizon, Tmobile and ATT aren't going to focus on selling non subsidized hardware.
     

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