Microsoft employees react to Samsung vs. Apple verdict

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Technarchy, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    No doubt the MSFT guys are laughing their butts off right now.

    Though, I think 2013 will be the rise of MSFT in the mobile sphere, largely at android, symbian and blackberry's expense. I think this is the case with or without the Samsung copycat verdict.



    http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/24/3266622/samsung-vs-apple-microsoft-reaction-windows-phone

     
  2. Calidude macrumors 68000

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  3. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Because Microsoft have so much to be smug about in the smart phone market with their 2.5% market share?

    Nice troll thread by the way...
     
  4. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Actually, there is a point here: Copying others' work illegally is not a viable business strategy, which is something that Apple and Microsoft both seem to understand but Samsung does not. Hopefully, this ruling will force some diversity in the development of smart phones.

    @SICKBOY: By the way, this is an alternatives to iOS forum, not an Android forum. Discussing WP is hardly trolling.
     
  5. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Somebody has to say it. Yes, it is a viable business strategy, as Samsung has sold many, many phones worldwide, but it's certainly not a good idea if you have laws in place that guarantee somebody a monopoly on an idea for 20 years (by which time the iPhone won't even look the same) and a sea of bloodsucking lawyers, judges and politicians around.
     
  6. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    You'd think you iphanz would have learned that by now Apple does nothing but copy. They haven't had an original idea in years. Example:

    iMessenger - Stolen from RIM
    Notification Center - Stolen from Google
    Notification banners - stolen from Google
    Split Keyboard on a mobile device - Stolen from Google
    Open aps from the lock screen - stolen from google
    Wireless syncing with iTunes - stolen from Cydia developer Greg Hughes. Apple even stole his icon.
    Camera unlock feature from lock screen - stolen directly from ics.

    And this is my issue with Apple. They are awaiting hypocrite. Since they can't innovate any more, they steal from Android. They aren't making their phones look like anyone else because they only have 1 design idea.
     
  7. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    I suppose if Google, RIM etc. managed to successfully sue Apple for violating their intellectual property rights to the tune of #1billion in damages, I might agree with you. :)
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Notifications in Android are awful. I wish they were as good as the ones in Notification Center. But that's a developer issue. Like, with the BeWeather app, when I get a severe weather alert, it's a measly note that tells me that there's a # of alerts with no indication of what kind - Flash flood, heat, severe thunderstorms, etc.

    And as far as I know, you can only open the camera from the lock screen, nothing else (minus Cydia)...
     
  9. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    Well stated Sir/M'aam.

    It's COOOOMMMIINNGGGG!!!!

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-...les-new-patent-case-against-apple-at-itc.html

    Really? what phone are you using? My Android notifications are MUCH more robust and practical than iOS EVER offered me. With iOS, if you miss it on the screen, you have to guess whether you received a notification and pull down the notification tab. With Android, you have either a LED notification, a vibrate to let you know you missed something. And you have the notifications at the top of the phone to show you you missed information.... On top of that, the notification tab allows you EASY access to things like WiFi, BT and various other settings rather than digging into the settings menu.

    Notification center for iOS is great if you are constantly staring at your screen or checking it manually in case you missed something.

    As far as not accessing notifications past a lockscreen, personally I don't want any Tom, Dick or Jane being able to pick up my phone and access my business.
     
  10. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    Oh, you haven't met Technarchy, yet? ; )
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    The Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket with CyanogenMod 9. I mean, it looks great, yeah, but the apps I use don't take advantage of it very well. So it looks like this:

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    And not as nice/useful as the examples given (I know expanded notifications are only in Jelly Bean):

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    Notification Center is a lot more informative anyway.
     
  12. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Wait. You are using a Cyanogen skin and then complaining about the way they made the NC?
     
  13. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It's not a skin. CyanogenMod is an alternative ROM that works similar to stock Android, as in Galaxy Nexus stock.
     
  14. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    Huh?!?! Notifications in Android blow iOS away, either yours isn't set up right or something else. I don't use Cyan, prefer other custom Roms so maybe your issue is due to Cyan. iOS Notification center was half assed, could be so much better and I'm sure Apple will be improving it. I liked tweaking it through Cydia though.
     
  15. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Isn't Samsung the #1 or #2 seller of windows phone???? It's odd microsoft would laugh at it's OEMs, well, unless they are going to buy Nokia and make it the exclusive provider of windows phones.
     
  16. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, i know what it is. I was using CM9 for the last 8 months on nightly builds. Don't believe for one second you are using a stock rom or something similar. Your critique of Android NC is based off a skinned ROM. I suggest you look at someone else's phone
     
  17. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    I know this may not show all of how much better my NC is than yours, I am not overly big into the FB and social scene etc, and I tend to clear my notifications often but here is an idea:

    All of this being said, the notifications show as below regardless of whether it's FB or any other social thingy. I can also alter how much info or lines of an email are shown in the NC. Also note that any notifications that show in detail below are reflected in the top left corner of my phone, so I always know when something has been done or is waiting.
     

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  18. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    What's the point of having a security app taking up valuable notification space though? That second one about wifi is also redundant because you already have the toggle there that changes color.

    If an app is updated, I want MORE info than just "Successfully updated". Otherwise I have to go into Google Play and take the time to look through the log myself, just to see it say "fixes for crashes on Jelly Bean".
     
  19. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Speaking of entities that haven't had an original idea in years... —^
     
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    Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Im thinking largely at iPhones expense since they(Android) have most of the market share, but yes, they will take some regardless.Windows will have more phone choices and bigger screens which imo will cut into iPhones action while they only have the 1/2" longer and not wider phone to choose from...and of course their current tiny ones. Well, we assume they are getting a longer phone. No official word yet though.
     
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    Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    When i get a notification from the play store that there are updates, i go read them. Just click on it and there they are. I dont have any of my apps on auto update because i want to know whats different. If i dont, i just update it and it says successful. Thats good enough for me and i have those choices.
     
  22. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Nice photoshopping.

    You're now on my troll list. bye.
     
  23. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    Actually I could hide the security icon if I chose and the wifi shows how Juice Defender is operating. I never manually manage my wifi. Also, what more do I need to know about an app being successfully updated? How long it took?
     
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    SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Clearly you are not familiar with the OP. They are an Apple fanatic and will regularly Troll pretty much every thread in here.

    He wasn't discussing WP, he was discussing the troll reactions of a bunch of nobodies at Microsoft to an Apple v Samsung/Android courtcase and using loaded phrases such as "Samsung copycat verdict".
     
  25. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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