Ahh, Another one of the age-old debates of Android vs iOS.
These are some of my opinions against the new iPhone 4S, iOS and Siri being Ground-Breaking… I’ve done some voice command tests as well to prove that Siri really isn’t as ground-breaking and as new as people believe it to be. These type of features have been around for years already. The iPhone 4S is just a catch-up device. This set of hardware, software, and functionality would have been a bit more groud-breaking and innovative had it been released in the iPhone 3GS. Other devices around the same time that phone came out were releasing 8MP Cameras, Voice Command Features, and more. A lot of you believe that iPhone was the first smart phone out there to integrate a touch-screen into a cellphone, an mp3 player, and so on. Anyone who’s a bit savvy with Google will find that Sony Had a touchscreen Ericson back in 2000, There were also other cell phones with the capability of playing MP3’s years before iPhone’s release in 2007. I believe the only reason iPhone does so much better is because of perception of the device as being revolutionary.
Some people have been also arguing that Siri is innovative because you can speak to it without the need to use actual voice commands. Iris and Vlingo for Android are capable of doing that as well. Vlingo is a personal assistant as well and has been out for a while now. In the end, I believe it all boils down to personal preference on devices. The real point I’m trying to make though is that there’s nothing Evolutionary or Ground-Breaking about the new Apple Product Releases. This has all been widely seen in previous devices from other companies years before.
I don’t understand why everyone’s making such a big deal about Apple’s iPhone 4S and it’s new features. Android has had these features for years. I’ve always been the first to say that iPhone is always behind in hardware when it’s released. I still will admit they have the best touch screen, but everything else should be way more advanced. Dual Core Processors have been around for about a year now in smart phones. Voice Control and Search has been around since just about the beginning of Android. Smart Phones have come equipped with 8MP Cameras for years. Notification center? Android has had that since it’s very first version. It’s also had the ability to focus in on photos, use a button on the side of the phone to snap the shot, then assist with software features to crop and enhance your photos. I don’t see why apple’s new device is ground-breaking at all. Can someone please explain this to me? And why has Apple’s founders been obsessed with Siri Cruise? I’ve been hearing Steve Jobs mention her name quite a bit in previous Key notes before the app was actually released… a Little creepy if you ask me…