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Apple Introduces iOS5 with Notifications, OTA Updates, Cloud Services and Tabbed Browsing – Android Users Giggle at Their Late Arrival

We just couldn’t help but take a few minutes to point out some of the interesting announcements from Apple’s WWDC today.  They brought forth iOS5 (well not until Fall), which basically introduced long-time Android feature after long-time Android feature – something we are finding to be hilarious.  While I’ll try to refrain from tossing out too many little jabs since so many of the people in this world lack a sense of humor on the Apple vs. Android subject (“why you so bitter!?” -Twitter), I’ll just say that this marks a pretty important day for Android.  It’s now clear that Android has moved well beyond Apple on the innovation scale when it comes to mobile software.  For a company that continues to stand on stage and put up twisted statistics, one that claims to have invented everything, and one that takes cheap shots at every other company in the industry even while the rest of them have moved on, we couldn’t help but giggle a little.

With the introduction of notifications, OTA updates, tabbed browsing, cloud services, a mobile IM program, and the ability to activate a device without having to connect to a PC, the roars from the WWDC crowd could be felt across the interwebs.  We can’t fault iOS fans for cheering today – after all, they should have been enjoying all of these features for years now.  What we’ll do though, is remind them that swiping, notifying, tabbing, clouding and customizing became the norm if your phone ran on a green powered mobile OS years ago.

So to our Android brothers and sisters, give each other a little fist bump today and then be sure to welcome your random friends with iPhones to 2011.

*Note – I hate that I have to leave a note on this, but let’s all try to be civil here.  It’s all supposed to be in good fun.  If we can’t rib the competition a little, what fun would this be?  So before you take to the comments with hatred, sit back for moment, smile a bit, sip on something other than Koolaid (see what I did there?) and try to giggle with us.

  • Teabling

    Wow, Steve Jobs must slather his french fries with innovation (see what i did there?)

  • SUE, BABY! SUE!!! 😉

  • Anonymous

    I just bought a thunderbolt and was surprised to find out that in some small but important ways, outside of lack of multitasking which is a moot point now and the cloud (soon to be a moot point), iOS 3 which I had on my previous phone the 3g was more elegant and streamlined.  Another interesting point is that transferring music is best done by chaining HTC sync and iTunes (which I used to hate).  There might be something I am missing but once iOS5 comes out the ball will be in Android’s court.  In truth, Android’s victory was preordained but not because it is a better OS.  It has more to do with it being free, and relatively open as opposed to Apple’s 4th reich.

  • Christophernapier

    Steve Jobs and all fanboys are the biggest freaking tools on earth. Apple sues every freaking company on every little thing and they criticize everyone. And those gay self righteous fanboys always pull the same lame excuse. It’s simpler more apps… well not any more. Now with widgets pull down notification bar and tabbed browsing this sounds a lot like android. I just hope this is simple enough and all the apple fan boys can understand how to use it now. So welcome to 2006 and get your head out of your a*s you apple fanboys.  Apple claims they are hip and knows what the people want.  Apparently not, now they are playing catch up.  But some how they will contort their followers to believe they came up with these ideas first.  This just proves in a world of doesn’t (being apple)  Droid Does!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, we’re tools…  Honey, can warm up the Ferrari, I feel like going for a spin.  What day is it by the way?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I definitely laughed to myself and thought, “Really? They’re that far behind us?”, when I saw the report on the news the other day. Oh the small pleasures in life. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GhWhyH9-T7Y#at=154

    Watch at 2:34 mark.  Bada OS.  Made by Samsung, one your own Android players.  Interesting the fandroid hypocrites don’t jump all over that.

  • Can someone answer me this… What’s point of being first if something better comes out later? Isn’t it only great as long as you’re the only one with that product? I don’t understand why you would applaud being first if/when a better product comes out. Android doesn’t implement cloud services in the way the Apple is referring too at all! No where close! Android does’t own cloud services either, so yes you may giggle but I believe Apple customers would flat out laugh at the fact that they “one-upped” you at your own “game” by utilizing the cloud to the fullest potential we’ve seen to date!

  • Can someone answer me this… What’s point of being first if something better comes out later? Isn’t it only great as long as you’re the only one with that product? I don’t understand why you would applaud being first if/when a better product comes out. Android doesn’t implement cloud services in the way the Apple is referring too at all! No where close! Android does’t own cloud services either, so yes you may giggle but I believe Apple customers would flat out laugh at the fact that they “one-upped” you at your own “game” by utilizing the cloud to the fullest potential we’ve seen to date!

  • Anonymous

    Hey, I heard you like your android, so I decided to put some android in your iOS.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp  

  • Anonymous

    I am so over the “Apple sucks – lets piss on them because Android has a bigger #$%^” stuff.  I use my Droid as a phone and pocket-sized internet device, and an iPad as a tablet.  I rely on a macbook pro and a Windows 7 desktop machine as well.  One of the benefits of competition is that it pushes each side to improve.   Certainly notifications on the iPad/iPhone suck, so a drop-down style is welcome.     And yes, thanks to Android for making that a very important feature.   

    I also look at these things in long term context.  Well before I had my first smartphone, I had a Palm PDA (many of them actually), and that icon-driven “mobile” app computer really set the stage for everything that has come since, both on the iOS and the Android ecospheres.  

  • Granted

    I can see you all did well with kellex saying take it easy on arguing. Oh! No wait…duh, today is “Tell Lies To Make Up For People That Are Pathetic Phone Gollums”. My precious is better than your precious! But we both know we are both compensating for our own failures in life precious.

    Yeah well my Texas Instrument calculator is way bigger than both your Apple and Android dicks! That’s what you nerds are arguing over right?

  • How much will this iOS5 cost iPhone 3GS, iPad, ect.. devices to upgrade? Hopefully Google will implement that feature for Ice Cream Sandwich!!!!!! Maybe Verizon will even have a special Android data fee that’s more then the standard plan because its an Android device. I just don’t feel like I’ve spent enough money on buying the phone and data plan. Please just take my money.

  • RJ

    I am sure that Apple is going to say that they invented features.  

  • apple developer didn’t work much this year…o wait they just followed android news..& they came up with OS 5

  • Ryan C

    Please toss out MORE little jabs on the Apple vs. Android subject!!! 😀

  • Dipu00

    MobileMe, isn’t it under apple? If it is, then I think apple had cloud idea long before google? Hopefully I’m wrong!
    DJ

  • Posts like these are the reason I come to Droid Life.  It’s comforting to spend time amongst fellow Android lovers after reading Gizmodo’s Mat Honan declaring “And it means that iOS no longer simply does most things better. It does almost everything better now,” for basically adding a bunch of stuff to iOS that we’ve already been enjoying on our Android phones (and a quick look at the added features doesn’t include widgets).

    And that’s just iOS playing catch up to Froyo/Gingberbread.  By the time iOS 5 is actually released, we should be seeing the first Ice Cream Sandwich devices.  Add in the fact that it’ll be 2012 before we see an LTE iPhone (and likely longer before we see an iPhone with a screen bigger than 3.5″) and Apple’s just not selling anything that I’m buying.

  • thats so stupid how apple sues every company for suppposebly copying their stupid ass crappy iphone!! when clearly they copied android with the pull down notification bar at the top!!! google should take a stand now and sue apple for compping its operating system! and maybe apple can get a little taste of their own crap for claiming other companies copy them when is clear they copy android only because is developing more then its stupid ios crap! pisses me the hell off!!! >:(

  • Anonymous

    How dare you diss on apple? OK, so they like to feed you doodoo and call it revolutionary. It is true, most of the things they come out with have been available on other smartphones for years. maybe one day they’ll allow Flash on the iphone, once that sociopath named Jobs leaves for good. As an apple fanboy and droid enthusiast, i like your post bc its honest. 

  • Anonymous

    So to our Android brothers and sisters, give each other a little fist bump today and then be sure to welcome your random friends with *iPhones* to 2011.
    You no censor iPhone no more?

  • Anonymous

    So to our Android brothers and sisters, give each other a little fist bump today and then be sure to welcome your random friends with *iPhones* to 2011.
    You no censor iPhone no more?

  • Anonymous

    if apple is just catching with things Android had since day 1 imagine what we will get from ice cream sandwich 

  • Zack Whitman

    google comes up with the idea, apple makes it better

    • Crediblecurtis

      Google comes up with an idea….and apple steals it 😉 nice try though

    • Anonymous

      debatable, but you forgot to add, 2 years later.  “Apple makes it better, two years later”.  Come to the Google DC next year to see what you’ll get on your iphone 2 years later.

  • Zack Whitman

    google comes up with the idea, apple makes it better

  • Jason Patterson

    This article made me hungry. now i want to eat a delicious apple.

  • BG

    Android already had all of these features except for two small edits. It can’t sync photos from a computer to a device (or at least that i can figure out) and it doesn’t sync data over multiple devices…I’d take that ANYDAY over a device which FORCES you to sync ALL of your photos/videos/docs even if you wanted them to be private. Also, with the music. Who really buys music straight from iTunes that frequently? I have 2000 songs and about 10 are from iTunes. And the point of the cloud was so that we could access our songs without having to store them on our device and take up space. I know people who have 120G of songs and can’t access it on their 16G iPhone. If you had an Android device you could because of the streaming. But with iCloud you still have to download it to your device in order to listen to it.

  • Kaboyer66

    What I “giggle” at is how many times I had to swipe to unlock the screen to answer a phone call on Android. It was laughable. Android will always, and I do mean always be playing catch up to Apple.

    • EDIT: What I “giggle” at is how many times I had to jailbreak my iTouch to be able to do what I wanted (simply change the theme and tweak the interface). It was laughable. Apple will
      always, and I do mean always be playing catch up to Google.      Haha. Sorry man I had to.

  • Spc Hicks09

    Why arent my comments saving?

  • I wish I could design something for Android that would combine all of your notifications from all your apps into one place, that you could get to at any time just by swiping your finger down from the top of the screen.

  • Spc Hicks09

    I find this article just hilarious. Here are my thoughts on the subject.

    2012 – iOS6= Widgets
    2013 – iOS7= Flash Support
    2014 – iOS8= Jailbreaking Illegal

    Widgets, Flash AND jailbreaking are all copyrighted by crApple. Enjoy your Android phone since apparently crApple invented everything for it! (Rolls Eyes). I remember pulling down my notification menu for the first time in late 2008 I believe. Now looking to my left 3 years later and saying “Oh hey crApple! Nice of ya to finally show up.”   ~~~~~~~~o/~~~~~~~~~ <—-crApple drowning in the sea that is Google!

  • Ben Dawson

    I have owned each and every apple iPhone since its release. During this time, I believed everything that was fed to me from apple to be fact, without question. Lately a lot of my friends started switching to androids. I began to hear the whispers of the droid features, but i stayed strong with the iPhone.

    Last week a friend of mine came to visit, he brought his droid. My curiosity beckoned and I asked him if I could check it out. He warned me that if i did, i would want to make the switch from iPhone to droid. After some ribbing I checked it out to prove him wrong, saying that my iPhone could do everything his phone could do and more…Then I unlocked the Samsung Charge and began. Immediately I asked him what all these mini-programs on his OS were, such as ESPN with his favorite team, weather display, Facebook, news, etc., etc., etc. He said they were widgets and showed me how he customized then. Honestly i was blown away. I responded, you mean i don’t have to open a program to see some quick info on my favorite sports team? Or to check the weather? Or to post on Facebook? In a word, awesome. But this was the tip of the iceberg… Still being stubborn, i quickly brought up that iPhone has the best apps and no one can mess with that… He showed me this place called the ‘market’. Which had every app i ever used and half of them were FREE! He wasn’t being nickel-ed and dime-ed by Apple. I was staggering, I went for the trump card, iTunes, I want iTunes on my phone, android can’t sync with iTunes, i have 700+ songs, and i want them on my phone. With a grin, he showed me an app called double-twist, and within minutes he had downloaded all of my songs to add to his library…! Then came the last straw, the voice command button by the google bar. I press it, and tell it whatever i want, and the phone does it…instantly. Best voice recognition I have ever used. I could go on and on, but i felt like a kid in a candy store. Almost like the first time i played with an iphone years ago. I made the switch the next day and have not looked back. The more i know about this phone, the more it pisses me off that i held on to apple for so long. If you’re on the fence about it, take the plunge, you wont regret it.

     

    • i honlestly think i need to hold on to this post. sounds like what all my friends that have iPhones tell me

    • Ryan C

      Ha reminds me of this kid i noticed at lunch. He finally got a white i*hone and after a week, I saw he had a Droid incredible 2. you honestly never do look back.

      • Granted

        I somewhat believed this story until you said he downloaded your 700 songs to his phone. So he had no songs on his phone? How large of an SD card were you using, what was the bitrate on the songs. That fact was just to good, what a made up story. You sounded like an advertisement, hitting all key points. No one talks or writes that way.

  • Raylusk

    Uh while I am a big fan of android, none of these features were invented on the android platform. Windows mobile had many of the features before android and others were first seen in the desktop world.

  • WormDoes

    Is it just me or does this piss anyone else off? I don’t want any i*hone users to have the awesome features us robot lovers adore. 

    • smark

      Well, whenever you see one of your friends pull out their iphone to check their notifications, just tell them “You’re welcome”. =)

      • Yes, and your iPhone friends should say the same, as should your Palm friend, and WinMo friends, and etc.

  • not even surprise 4.5 ??

  • Anonymous

    I love how a while back an iOS app Camera+ had a feature that let you use the Vol+ button as a shutter key. Apple tore it down from iTunes and Camera+ had to remove the feature to get back on the market. Then Apple throws the feature into their own camera app and acts like they invented it. Pretentious assholes. 

    • Anonymous

      That’s crApple in a nutshell.

  • Anonymous

    I must say i jumped from a droid x to an iphone 4 about a month ago…The hardest part of the jump was losing all the customizations that android had. I actually complained a lot so this is nice to see apple at least copied android and brought some notification features over. I must say after using both devices there are parts and pieces i love from both I have yet to find a device that has permanently swayed me.

  • TheAndroid1

    There are actually some things announced today that Google should copy.  Apple backs up app data (which I think android was supposed to do but it was never implemented), photos, etc.  They copy all of your music and automatically upgrade them to their high quality counterparts, you don’t have to wait for your entire collection to sync.

    Most importantly they now allow patches to apps.  You no longer have to redownload a 500mb app just for a minor update.

    Android users should rejoice today, they know many of these features will come to android (I am not saying they are copying, its just how this works, OS’s copy all of the time from each other, apple takes from google and google takes from apple)

    • when i purchased my thunderbolt, and i signed in to the market(and even switching roms on my incredible), my thunderbolt automatically downloaded all of the apps that i had downloaded from the market. did the same thing on my Transformer. don’t know what you’re talking about there.

      • Yes, but the application may have downloaded, but your app data, ie saved games, settings, etc., do not transfer.  Apple is going to be doing that.

        • Mike

          That’s what Titanium Backup is for.

          • TheAndroid1

            You shouldn’t have to hack to back up your angry birds game.

        • it is a downside, but honestly, the only app i’ve ever had that problem with is angry birds and a couple other games. no big deal

    • Anonymous

      As much as I like to dis the iPhone, I do agree with TheAndroid1 in that one of the most frustrating things to me is the inability to back up app data outside the phone. (Yes, I know, there is titanium backup for rooted users, but that shouldn’t be a prerequisite, and even then it isn’t in the cloud, requiring some funangling to get saved game progress onto a new phone).

      Also, for years now iTunes has tried to charge me money to upgrade songs I purchased through iTunes into the higher-quality DRM-free versions that later became Apple’s business model. I wonder if this change will now allow me to make those upgrades for free, or if only ihardware owners will benefit from that.

      At the end of the day, I am a true Android enthusiast and do giggle with Androidia at hearing that 90% of Apple’s announcement today with iOS5 is already existing in my phone, but I do hope that google mirrors some of the few new perks Apple announced.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Kellen, when are you adding Google’s +1 button. Haha.

  • Anonymous

    Admittedly, I did start laughing before I even read the last part of your headline.  Hilarious.  You know, Apple invented the internet, too…

    • Anonymous

      No… That was Al Gore. 😉

    • Riz

      sorry that was Al Gore but appel did invent touchscreens.. icons on desktops… and the word ‘appstore’.. 

      no, no and effin no appel! geez

      • Anonymous

        Didn’t you hear? Apple was the puppet behind Gore.  Apple gave Gore the technology that allowed him to pass the law that allowed him to create the internet.  Jeez people, keep up on your revised history!

        Then there’s video chat revolution called Skype– err, I mean Facetime.  Re-written!  Somebody’d better go update that wiki page ASAP

  • next version of iOS will be android 2.4 with a sin called iSkin 

  • MDEscher

    GO ANDROID!!

  • HTC can sue them for being able to open an app in the lockscreen like Sense 3.0.

    • Anonymous

      And Google can sue them for the slide down notifications! 

  • Yes a lot of the features Android had before iOS, such as the pull down notifications, the cloud for pictures, email, contacts, documents, music.  But c’mon, it’s no secret that Apple takes existing ideas and just makes them better.  They took the smartphone, and made it better.  They took the MP3 player and made it better.  They take Android’s ideas and make it better, more cohesive, easier to use.

    One idea that Android does not have baked in is the idea that app data is stored.  Lose your iPhone, activate a new one, download all your apps and settings, and keep playing Infinity Blade from the last point you were at!  Android can’t do that (without root, and even then it’s only a local store on your SD card, which if you lose your phone, what then?). 

    I’m impressed with what they’ve done.  I’ve used many Android phones, since the G1, and really like the direction that Apple is taking.  It’s ok to imitate, if the idea is a good one.  Android would not be what it is today if it wasn’t for the iPhone.

    • I think you got that backwards iPhone wouldn’t b where they are without android… lets face it competition pushes both platforms but without either one it would be less innovating…iPhone is good and so is android both have problems on my iPhone I get constant crashes so just like android the only difference being is that I expect android to have some fc because it multitasks and Widgets but an iPhone crashing makes no sense…it has nothing taxing like Widgets etc

      • Interesting, the general consensus is that Android is much more unstable than iPhone.  My iPhone 4 very rarely if ever forces me to reboot, whereas my Android phones I reboot at least once a week, same with BB.  And no I don’t got anything backwards.  Have you see the original Android screenshots?  Know why it looks like the way it does now?  Because of the iPhone.  Both platforms have their merits, and if you’re a Google user, Android phones are the best you’re going to get (love Google Nav). 

    • Download an app called Where’s my Droid
      Phone will never get lost again.
      Issue solved.

      • Not sure how that helps.  I have that app, and if someone takes my phone, I’ve lost it.  So uh, yeah the program doesn’t keep the phone from getting lost or stolen.

        Yes the app tells me where it is, but the iPhone has that too with Find my iPhone, so not sure what your point was. 

    • last i checked, google syncs all of your settings for your wifi, and all of the apps you download. i activated my thunderbolt and all my apps started downloading.

      • Yes I know, I mentioned that, but did all your apps keep their data?  Saved games, settings, etc?  That’s a feature that Apple introduced that Android does not yet have.

  • What’s the point of this service if both VZW and AT&T have tiered data plans now (other than to make the companies a ton of money on overage charges)?
    – Sherwinator
    http://www.androidvideoreview.net

  • Anonymous

    The only thing that I wished Android would get that iOS5 has is a BBM knockoff.

  • Jroc869

    Seriously apple is like communism and android is democracy. That’s the easiest way to describe the two and scarily true.

  • Jroc869

    Seriously apple is like communism and android is democracy. That’s the easiest way to describe the two and scarily true.

    • Really?  Tell that to the devs who had the emulators removed from the Android marketplace with no warning or real reason why.

  • AndroidATX

    So in summary…..the new Apple update turns your phone into an Android Phone! I see iPhone sales going up! Lol!!!

  • Stephen D

    Welcome to 2008, iOS users. I guess when Apple said year of the copycats, they were talking about themselves.

  • Jonathan Carnesciali

    Apple cant think anything original!!
    they say they were the first person to make a tablet when they didnt, archos did even though they didnt go mainstream with thier products, Also the notification system….Google should sue for Apple cause that s just a copy bigger than anything else even the cloud sync and everything else they did is a rip off!!
    this makes me more pissed off about apple

    • I don’t mind having apple icloud but the notification is a bit too much

    • Please show me the quote where Apple said they were the first to make a tablet, love to see that…on second thought, since that statement came out your ass, keep it to yourself.

      Yes the shad notification is a copy of Android, but hey, have you seen that cool idea of slide to unlock that Android first introdu…oh wait, iPhone had that already…

  • Armorthane

    Say what you will about Apple, if they weren’t around do you really think we’d have Gingerbread out now? Apple pushes Android to evolve, be happy it’s here. Competition is good, no GREAT, for this industry! Without it how many of us would still have an iphone?

    • Look at the bright side, if Apple didn’t exist, people would not be wasting their money on such expensive, not-worth, out-dated products.
      People would be wealthier, and use Android phones. 
      /Everyone is happy after all.

    • Brandonv Gillis

      Yeah because a lot of the features we got with Gingerbread are to make sure we don’t fall behind apple.

      give me a break.

    • Anonymous

      The world would be much better off if Apple didn’t exist.

  • Eric V

    Depending on how good this is i might have to drop my thunderbolt when the iPhone 5 is out

    • I’m confused here.
      Your phone is far more advanced & functional than the i*hone.
      In fact, the OG still outcompetes the i*hone.
      Basically, you are willing to go backward and use old-released technology.

      • Eric V

        yeah because the one thing the iphone has is iTunes

        • And iTunes is the only music service out there..?

          • Eric V

            no its not the only one but its the best one

          • 2 Options
            1. Use an alternative Music service
            2. Use ur thunderbolt & Google Music. No need to buy music.

          • 2 Options
            1. Use an alternative Music service
            2. Use ur thunderbolt & Google Music. No need to buy music.

          • Eric V

            With how much i use my Thunderbolt its battery wont stay charged for all the music i listen and the iphone screen is better than any droid

          • No gorilla screen.
            3.5″ 

          • Thunderbolt is a pos! And if you think iPhone has great batter it doesn’t its a myth

          • Interesting.  My iPhone has better battery life than any Android phone I’ve ever owned.  Myth?  Guess I’m the only one who has great battery life.

          • Anonymous

            iTunes SUCKS I seriously hate it, it is NOT the best music service Apple and the media spoon feed the public their opinions. And do you NEED the retina display? I think most times you’d barely notice or care. I don’t even care the DX2 has a higher res screen than my DX, mine still is great. I think we need an updated version of the “Pretty” Droid commercial to remind people what the iPhone is, and why Android is better
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w83UQkiuNZQ

          • LionStone

            That puny thing? lol….

          • Mike

            Why are you getting ripped off 99 cents at a time?

    • Anonymous

      amazon also has songs cheaper then itunes

  • G3NIU5

    get over yourselves…apple could care less what features android has before them…they are the ones banking on their phones right now..and their the ones who are actually organized with their sh!t

    • Banking on their phones right kool aid

    • Anonymous

      Yeah that’s why they have to make false claims against android at every one of their conferences.

  • AppleFUD

    Come on now. . . we know all the previous features in iOS were taken from Palm, RIM, and then Android. . . this is nothing new for apple. Let’s just fondly remember back on how they invented the GUI by copying Xerox and then saying MS copied them. . . nothing changes at apple.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t all you android fag-boys just get along? You should all thank apple. We all know apple rules and android losers drool. Giggle, giggle!

  • Jeff

    “IOS6…it has this thing that lists all your apps on it, so you don’t have to
    put icons everywhere. we’re calling it an “app basket’.”

    • TROLOLOLOL
      If only I could like it more than once.

    • Granted

      I could completely see apple doing that and calling it that.

  • Mneighbo

    All I could do was smile while reading this. Thanks for posting. I feel very fortunate to have already had these features and to be part of the Android family!

  • Anonymous

    LOL!!!! ROFL!!!! I needed this news, I can’t sop grinning from ear to ear!!!

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone see the “new” keyboard for the ipad that splits into 2 and allows easier typing for thumbs on a tablet?  Basically taken from an android app and baked into the operating system for ipad.  It really wasn’t clear until now that Android really is ahead of apple.  Thanks for pointing that out apple.

    • actually, i think the windows 8 tablets are going to have that built in. they announced it like a week ago

      • Anonymous

        Yup, MS copied the idea from the android app as well, just like almost all the features in Mango are already in android.

  • Jon

    those are some pretty important things.  blows my mind they’ve gone so long without them.
    but it also seems weird that apple would stoop so low as to copy who they hate the most.

    actually….after rethinking that.  they probably think they just invented those new magical things we’ve all been enjoying for years.  well done apple…well done.

    if they keep this up….they might have a usable phone some year soon.  Being on Verizon makes them able to make a phone call.  now this.  amazing.

    • Actually, no, on Verizon, the antenna problem still exists, in fact, it’s even worse. Ugh I believe it said if your phone is within 4 ft of concrete, you lose signal and something else happens too that’s bad.
      It was on TechCrunch back in Jan.

      • Luke

        I believe usually doesn’t equal fact. Get an iphone and try it out before you make a ridic statement. Looking at both my iphone and Droid1, that have similar signal strength! Wow no way!

    • Anonymous

      Jobs thinks these ‘new’ features came to him in a dream.

  • Anonymous

    Yea, it literally was all the stuff that Android already did. Hell, I have an iPad 2 and was amazed that when I went to “share” the picture I couldn’t upload directly to Facebook, Twitter, flickr, etc etc. My Thunderbolt can do all that and the only thing my iPad could do was “email”. To share or upload anything I still have to go to the physical app, go to the pictures section, share it, and then it’s uploaded. What a joke.

    • That will be fixed in iOS 6. Dont worry. 2012 WWDC will be quite helpful for you then. 

    • Don’t worry, that will be fixed in iOS 6. 2012 WWDC will be quite helpful 4 u then.

      • Anonymous

        lol, its just amazing to me… I thought that all devices already did that.

        • I feel the same way. Actually, its basically become an annual custom for me to go “wait, the iPhone can’t do that right now???” everytime they have a conference like this. I seriously didn’t know that 75% of those things were unavailable on iOS.

    • LionStone

      Not to mention the very cool photo editing the TB came with…

  • Widgets and FLash support must be a IOS7 release. IOS6 will allow for the phone to be jailbroken :p

  • Immolate

    In other technology news today, Apple Inc. of Cupertino, California has patented the rectangle, glass, and the color black, and any combination of the three. And buttons. They have a patent on having only one button. Two is fine, so long as it isn’t black or glass… or rectangular.

    • Lol Apple is just insecure no need to worry.

  • Bill

    It seems like “Better late than never” is the direction in which ios is heading. They’ve been playing catchup with Android for a while now.

  • Bo

    Don’t you worry, little lambs: Steve’s not going to expose you to too much, too fast.  He’s going to protect you from the big, bad internet.  And as long as you keep buying his overpriced music on his outdated media platform, everything will be swell.

  • joe

    question; how many of you are running gingerbread on your phones?

    (i have a droid 2. i am not a troll, just sayin)

    • I am running Gingerbread on my Droid 1

      • I also am running GB on my droid 1. I see what you are doing there.

    • Anonymous

      I’m eating gingerbread over my phone running gingerbread?  Paradox in the time/ space continuum?

  • AndyBlowsJobs

    First it was iOS is smooth, but lacks function. Android is a completely functual operating system that lacks smoothness and UI appearance across the OS.

    Now? Apple is BOTH function and Polished. Android? Still in beta stages it feels like.

    ok, ok, apple copied Androids notifications! I think it’s great as that is exactly what I love about android.
    iOS started the game though.

    “but but android was out before” yeah, as a competitor to RIM. Step in Apple; Google changes their game

    In the end it’s Great news. Apple is functional, operational and has the best hardware to go along with it.
    As Android grows more mature, it will surely leapfrog iOS again, but quality control will never let it get to the point the iPhone has. Move along children.

    • DBK

      Trololololol

    • A couple of things:
      Android does NOT lack smoothness. What are you using, a beta droid phone with a bunch of bloatware apps?
      UI Appearance? There are such things as: Themes, Launchers, and mainly, Rooting —> Roms.

      If android is in beta stages, Apple would not copy what Android has had years ago. 

      Last time I checked, Mac started the game, but PC took a shit on them.
      I believe it’s happening again.
      It doesn’t matter who starts it, what matters is what’s the best in the end. 

      Lastly, Apple does not have the best hardware. I don’t know how often you check the D-L life, but you know, phones like the Atrix which have been out for quite a while now, have far better hardware than the i*hone. A 1gb ram w/ a duel core processor outcompetes  i*hone’s hardware by a lot. And…Kal-El processors are coming out, yet Apple is still rocking their single cores.

      • smark

        As much as I love Android and its ecosystem, it doesn’t have the user experience out-of-box the way the iphone does. Sure, after rooting, freezing bloatware, choosing and flashing a rom, applying a theme, and deciding on a launcher, Android is magnificent in speed and user experience, however, a large majority of consumers don’t want to go to all that trouble. They want to turn their phone on, activate it, and begin to enjoy it from the beginning, something the iphone has achieved, and android is slowly approaching.

        As for hardware, the duel core processor doesn’t make a difference in this argument; gingerbread isn’t even optimized to utilize both cores yet (only honeycomb is). It’s true that it makes the android experience snappier overall, but snappiness is something the iphone already pulls off without needing a duel core processor – not to mention rooting, etc. As much as I adore my Droid X, Google needs to step up their game and learn a few things from Apple’s constrictive viewpoint.

    • jason w.s.

      Speak on it brother…BTW, guys? My Palm Treo had notifications back before Google ever shit out Andy the Android.

  • http://dvice.com/archives/2011/06/future-iphones.phpiPhone 5++ don’t allow the user to take pics b/c the phone knows they dont have the rights.
    Sigh.

    Btw: in the WWDC, they said iOS has more “installed mobile base,” than Android..I thought it was the other way, wasn’t D-L’s last post talking about comScore have: Android > iOS?

  • Anonymous

    Looks like apple just admitted which OS is better.

  • Anonymous

    The truth: They brought forth iOS5 (well not until Fall), which basically introduced long-time Android feature after long-time Android feature – something we are finding to be hilarious

    Gizmodos version of the same announcement: “The new notification feature Apple announced for iOS5 completely rethinks the way your iPhone or iPad will send you alerts.”

    I will let you be the judge..

  • Dragoneer

    *fist bump*

  • Anonymous

    Can’t BEAT Them Join Them?   Apple had an epiphany??  

  • iPhone. Then there’s the rest.

    Coming from a previous Droid user and current iPhone owner, I just gotta say it’s not about who was the first in coming up with these features so let’s not brag about how these features were available for Android years ago, which is beyond exaggeration!

    What I look for is stability and non-fragmented OS and that’s what my iPhone offers, and I appreciate the fact that Apple doesn’t just rush everything in a clunky manner and try to jam all the possible features just to go up against the iPhone. I prefer quality over quantity any day and it’s exactly why I’m a proud owner of my iPhone.

    Kudos for Apple for taking their time carefully, thoroughly, and strategically in everything they offer and execute.

  • iPhone. Then there’s the rest.

    Coming from a previous Droid user and current iPhone owner, I just gotta say it’s not about who was the first in coming up with these features so let’s not brag about how these features were available for Android years ago, which is beyond exaggeration!

    What I look for is stability and non-fragmented OS and that’s what my iPhone offers, and I appreciate the fact that Apple doesn’t just rush everything in a clunky manner and try to jam all the possible features just to go up against the iPhone. I prefer quality over quantity any day and it’s exactly why I’m a proud owner of my iPhone.

    Kudos for Apple for taking their time carefully, thoroughly, and strategically in everything they offer and execute.

    • James

      Couldn’t agree more, I cant wait to get a new iPhone. My Droid X is great but it’s just not the same.

      • ReebX

        I have a friend that works for a Verizon retailer. When the white iPhone came out, he sold his OG Droid and grabbed the iPhone. This week he dumped the iJunk for a X2.

        • iPhone. Then there’s the rest.

          your friend clearly have issue of being indecisive. who’s to say he won’t hop on the bandwagon when next iPhone 5 comes out?

    • They take a long time approving their apps on the market too, like the 25k+ fart apps they have. 

    • Brandonv Gillis

      I bet you still have a tube TV, nevermind the fact that the picture isn’t clear, its not over 32 inches and it weighs 100lbs.

      Slow and steady…..

      • iPhone. Then there’s the rest.

        you obviously are too narrow-minded to even begin to understand or fathom what I had said.

    • Anonymous

      Doesn’t rush anything in a clunky manner? That notification panel is still a huge mess tbh.

      There was nothing to think about this notification system, the whole concept is copied from Android.

      The swiping, the snippets and even the home screen notification and camera buttons…so yes, all of these things were available for a long time on Android and it isn’t exaggeration at all.

      Fragmentation is a really poor excuse behind which all you Apple fanboys hide…we have 18 month software upgrades now and even though the 3GS is being updated after 2 years of release, we still get more updates because the release cycle is 6 months.

      Cutting edge. That’s the word. “Now you can use the volume up button for taking pictures”…congrats on that, hopefully you’ll get the 2-stage camera key next year.

      • iPhone. Then there’s the rest.

        let’s just see how “cutting edge” and functional your phone remains after a year from now.

        • Guest

          Like my iPhone 3G, which is now basically bricked because of Apple?

    • Granted

      Once again……………..I’m beyond baffled why an Apple lover is commenting on a DROID website???

      That is like going to Best Buy and ordering chicken nuggets, and then wondering why everyone laughs at you and wonders what the hell you are doing in Best Buy. But please go on with your Apple rhetoric, and order super sized fry while you’re at it.

      • jason w.s.

        Lol, well guess what? I currently own an iPhone and im on Droid Life EVERY day, multiple times a day, more than any other site on the web. And i do it because i love Android and iOS both. I had the OG from day one, the Dinc, and the X before i switched to an iPhone and ive been commin to Droid life since Kellen was walking us all thru (holding our hands) rooting with DroidMod ;-)….so….tell me why i cant come here? People need to stop being so narrow minded and just step back and look at the big picture. Tech is evolving at break-neck speeds with all the competition these days, and i effin love it! We all benefit from these competing companies, so just sit back,(take a die hard oath to a certain side if you must) but enjoy the ride and lighten up a little. I dont Love Android, and i dont Love Apple…i Love technology and everything involved. sorry for the ramble, be easy all 😛

  • FiMachineGun

    Steve Jobs reminds me of Thulsa Doom from Conan the Barbarian, where all these people flock to false prophecies and mind control.  “Come to me child”

    • DBK

      lol I just saw that movie this past week! Awesome analogy.  🙂

    • DBK

      lol I just saw that movie this past week! Awesome analogy.  🙂

  • LinuxLover

    First of all, I won’t be using OTA updates, seeing how many of them actually have gone wrong on Android devices, especially those who’s batteries died during the updates. Android is a pretty cool operating system, IMO, despite it’s pitfalls. I really wanted a Droid Bionic, but Motorola screwed that up. I ended up getting an iPhone 4 because of all the absolutely cool apps available. Yeah, I know it doesn’t have lots of ports, but I’m not sure I would have used any of them anyway. I actually love iTunes and the syncing is without any sort of problems whatsoever. Anyway, I’m enjoying my iPhone 4 on Verizon, but I don’t hate any Android user. I’m happy with my purchase and if you got something else, I hope you’re happy, too. Why bother to wage a war of hate? Both OS’s are pretty darn great, and both will fit almost anyone’s needs.

    • Guest

      I’m with you, I love my droid x but given the chance I will gladly jump on over to the iPhone. I miss my iPod Touch.

    • Anonymous

      Too bad most people aren’t sane like you.  Too many zealous, delusional fanboys.

      • Granted

        Oh so you’re saying your fruit roll up is better than my fruit gushers!? Well you’re wrong and I’m right, and I have no life outside of the e-world, so I have to spend my life arguing over stuff that doesn’t matter except to shut in net-nerds! So there!

    • Anonymous

      You’re a linux lover…seriously??? Sound more like an iOS lover to me. Which is fine (I guess). But, what are you ding in a Droid Life forum?…

      Looks like someone is homesick :).

      • LinuxLover

        No, I believe in using what’s best for you. Linux works well for me. I also use Windows, too, sometimes. I simply tired of all the hub bub around updates, getting phones to market, LTE problems, etc. I needed a phone and went with iPhone because of all the great apps it has.

        BTW, Android may use the Linux kernel, but it’s not what we generalize as Linux.

        • Granted

          Very good point about linux.

  • I think this is funny, after so many discussions with Apple fan boys about their precious iOS products and the best their herald (Jobs) can bring is features and services that make everyone else says… “Yeah?, And?” Pathetic Showing Apple!

  • iOS 5?  They may as well call it “iEclair”  (havent caught up to Froyo or Gingerbread)

    • DBK

      lol It’s more like iOS 1.3.2   🙂

  • sue them for trying to be kool like us, Google cant possibly fail (also i am sipping on kool-aid, for grow ups hahah )

    • Rocktoonz

      If Android fails, it will be because device manufacturers (looking at you Motorola) and Carriers (take your pick) hamstring their development.

  • Coaster36

    /fist bump

  • Rocktoonz

    Apple’s Next Big Innovation….FLASH SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    looks like i’m keeping my ipad 2

  • Anonymous

    And this is why Apple is awesome. Even the haters can’t keep its name out of their mouths. It has a featured post on an Android blog.

    • And Android is awesome because fans of other OS come to Android related sites to talk trash. I can’t tell you the last time I went to an Apple related site.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I agree. Android is awesome as well. I love my Droid Incredible, but I also greatly appreciate Apple’s products.

      • Mike

        I visit Engadget sometimes, that might as well be an Apple related site.

  • Remember, Apple is a great artist:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I just finished reading the blog of the event on engadget and I felt like I was reading a press release from google highlighting the Android OS features from at least a year ago!

  • John

    Ya. People can’t take a jokingly post anymore

  • John

    Stock Camera button on their lock screen is much needed in Android. Yes I know you can use widgetlocker etc, but you shouldn’t have to download an app to use something that’s so widely used

    • Anonymous

      “Photostream” is about to have millions of pictures of the insides of pockets…

  • Sjm614

    Kellex…you are the man!

  • Mike – Arizona Stand Up!

    You know what they call a hater? Someone that is always talking about something or someone else. Now again I love android, and I love my iPhone as well so I think I can say this will all due respect…

    GET OFF APPLES NUTS, HATERS!!!!

    Damn just be happy with what you have and stop talking so much trash! Apple started the game!!!!

    • DBK

      1) Palm started the game. Crapple stole from them.

      2) Why the hell are you on this site since you own an iphone?

      3) Would you say the same on an apple site to posters hating on android? No.

      4) GTFO.

    • Anonymous

      If you call copying others’ products and stealing IP starting the game.

      I’ll be happy when the scumbags stop trying to kill competition by suing everyone and spreading lies in their propaganda.

    • Tesseract 3

      Bullshit. All apple innovated was how to steal existing technology from companies, repackage it, claim they invented it, spread their misinformation to their gullible fans and then turn around and sue the companies who they stole from. Apple didn’t start the desktop OS game, the stole the GUI from Xerox and MS beat their asses for it. Apple didn’t start the MP3 player game, MP3 players already existed. Apple didn’t start the smartphone game, Blackberry and Palm already started it. They didn’t even start the tablet game, tablet computers existed way before apple ever even thought about making an Ipad. These are all facts. Look them up and stop being a mindless Apple fanboy troll. The only thing Apple has ever innovated is slick marketing campaigns that convince some of the most gullible people in the world that technology that has been around for ages is somehow new, and that it is Apple’s idea. 

  • Anonymous

    Did they announce open source and unlocked phones like HTC? 

  • garrett sullivan

    Anyone else notice Apple charges 1600 dollars to come to WWDC..

    • And did you realize that their tickets sold out in 2 hours, while Google’s sold out in 59 minutes?
      Also, they don’t give out a special/upcoming device @ the end of  conferences.

  • Actually, a lot of the Android features you’re talking about haven’t been around that long.

    I also wouldn’t say Google has moved “well beyond” Apple yet.  A lot of the features they talked about are ones that aren’t available on every Android device type (no phone can do first-party tabbed browsing, for example), and in many cases firmware fragmentation (yes, the F-words) mean you won’t actually see that code unless you root.

    Some of these were definitely overdue, though.  Apple should’ve had OTA and cloud much sooner.

    • Anonymous

      Good points. I would like to mention that a few tech sites have reported that iOS5 will not be supported on devices prior to the iPhone 4. So 3GS and below will not be able to take advantgae of these new features. Of course until this is released that can’t be confirmed.

      • Tesseract 3

        Say hello to Apple fragmentation! I guess it’s not just an android problem anymore. There goes an Apple talking point…

  • Jij

    I look to other smartphone makers to push the whole market forward like WebOS, but apple came out and said well I guess Google had right and now we have the same thing. iCloud is pretty slick but as far as iOS5 goes i was disappointed they didn’t introduce anything new.

  • Anonymous

    Did Apple inadvertently admit to just how crappy they are that they are mystifying features that have been around for years (like they always do)?

    It’s crazy that when I bought my Thunderbolt, a coworker of mine looked at me sideways and said, “why didn’t you get the iPhone?” My response, “Because it’s a piece of junk.”

  • Anonymous

    Apple: “Alright guys, so we know that you’ve wanted smartphone features that all of our competitors have had for the past 3 to 5 years, so this is what we’ll do, we’ll give you about 65% of them, which is better than the 0% you get now, but just kick it until Fall when we can provide more info.. we have to write the code first”

    ICS + Immediate updates among all certified phones = the only feature android needs to stay permanently ahead of iOS

  • Anonymous

    Now we’ll just wait for apple to sue google for the notification system apple invented.

     

    • Dave

      I’m surprised they haven’t already tried to patent the notification bar. I guess prior art and all that…

    • Know what I just realized?  Non-techies will see iOS 5 in a few months and see the notification bar, then play with the Droid 4 or whatever’s out by then, and seriously think that Droids copied iPhone

      • Granted

        Well your thinking is somewhat right, but non techies as you put it, don’t waste their time arguing over stuff like that. They go and hang out with their non electronic friends and actually have a girl to rub their meat, and not pretend their left hand is a girl while they watch porn.

        • Grim

          that’s right, nobody who likes technology gets laid. …moron

  • C Dirty

    I do not giggle.

    I guffaw.

  • Anonymous

    It is nice to see Apple join Android with iOS 5. They’re now pretty feature competitive with Android.  I like some things better than others (the messaging thing is just an IM client, I don’t understand why people are so excited about it, Android has had one pretty much since 1.6) but overall it is pretty solid.

    I’m interested to see what Google does with Ice Cream Sandwich.  Now that Apple has borrowed so many Android features maybe Google can borrow the copy/paste implementation and a little of Apple’s hamfisted control over iOS (not too much, just enough to keep manufacturers and carriers from trying to kill Android)

    • Brandonv Gillis

      Feature competitive…… seriously?

      It’s still just a grid.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, and an ugly grid of icons at that. Of course, I wasn’t talking about the look of it at all, so I don’t know what you’re talking about.  Feature wise, iOS 5 is pretty feature competitive with Android.

        • Anonymous

          No, not really.

  • Apple will still call it “revolutionary”….

    hahahah

  • Well…uh….uh….we have more apps! Yea! Android sucks!

    • Yeah that will work until, what, July? Then it will be “but, but, but our apps are better because of our close-mindedness and BS restrictiveness”

      • you know i was joking right?

        • Yeah definitely. I was more just adding on to your joke, not making fun of you. Just joining in making fun of Apple.

  • I love that last line

  • Anonymous

    I only really giggled when the notification pull down happened. I lol’d pretty hard core at that point.

  • Mr.Joe

    What is with Apple having conferences at the same time as other conferences?

    They used to have huge announcements at macworld during CES week and now they’re having this conference during E3? 

    • Anonymous

      Haven’t they always held WWDC within the first two weeks of June just like E3 always occurs during the first two weeks of June?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    please remove this story.. I thought I was visiting Apple.com

  • Anonymous

    IOS is on more devices than ANDROID? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
    (….when you count out all android devices in america….europe…. in infinitesimal font size on the bottom)

    • That’s what I was thinking lmfao!
      Their pie chart in the conference was bs.

  • Chronolulu

    I don’t have any friends that have an iphone….

    • Anonymous

      I love Android and all, but that’s just about impossible…unless you have no friends.

      • DBK

        Not really. Up until a month ago, I didn’t know anybody that had an icrap (they either had BBs or Androids) either.

      • not exactly. from my 5 closest friends, 1 has an iphone and the rest have Evo’s or Thunderbolts.

    • Raven

      While I wish I could say the same I actually do have 1 friend with an i*hone 4.  He is an Android developer who also owns a Thunderbolt and an Incredible 2, and yet he chooses to use as his main phone his i*hone 4 because of one thing and that is battery life.  He claims to get 2 full days out of it without plugging in and barely half a day out of his 2 Android devices.  As an owner of a Droid2G I can almost agree with this.  Android phone manufacturers seriously need to do something about battery life.

      • ReebX

        Eh? I know at least 5 ppl with iPhones (many, many more with android) and at least 3 of them say they can barely get 12 hours off of a charger. They see me with my X out constantly, and ask me how I get my battery to last so long, especially with the bigger screen. Not uncommon at all for me to go 20 plus hours unplugged with moderate use.

        Don’t get me wrong, Gingerbread has me fuming with text editing flaws. Having your cursor just randomly jump from one place to another makes me seriously want Froyo back.

  • Jobs had the balls to claim cloud services were “our next big insight.” Does this guy bet on horses after the race too and thinks he won?

    What was the old joke back in the day?  Win 95 = Mac 84

    So, Apple…how’s that petard you’ve be hoisted upon?

  • Anonymous

    #thingsandroiddidfirst notification bar. cloud music. ota updates. tabbed browsing. multi tasking. wireless sync.. KEEP IT GOING

  • Anonymous

    Samsung’s Lawyers happiest ones in the crowd today at WWDC 😛

  • James Kernicky

    haha now the fan-boys can see what they have been missing out on…and we will still have the better OS

    • Anonymous

      They’ll just claim Apple invented it and android is copying crApple again like they always do.

  • John C.

    Hahahaahahhahahaha, Apple suckssss!

  • Dman27

    Seems like to me at this rate he should change his name to STEVE JOBLESS hehe

  • Nick

    my iPhone coworker asked what a widget was

    • You work with an IPhone?

      • Anonymous

        lol

      • Nick Yzzi

        lol, yes.

    • TheAndroid1

      He probably didn’t have a mac, mac has had those widgets for years, even before the original iphone came out.

  • Leroy1983

    I swear these tech blogs ate they little children. Seriously, the goes for apple fans & android fans. So was it copying when android instead of going the blackberry route, they decided to instead compete with iOS or iPhone. No it wasnt, kellex I’m pretty sure your a smart but stop starting flame wars.

    • Anonymous

      It’s all in good fun my friend.  If we can’t laugh at each other, then what fun is this industry?

      • Anonymous

        its ok kellex, some people dont understand that DROID-LIFE is supposed to be from the android perspective….apple fans mostly….

      • Leroy1983

        Fair enough, I just hate flame wars. To me there pointless. That goes for iOS users & android users

    • MrWolf

      Leroy1983 said:  “I’m pretty sure your a smart…”

      @ Leroy1983: And I’m pretty sure you’re a not smart.

    • Atlbaird

      Um as far as i know android has never coppied anything from good ol crapple

      • i think the only thing you can say they copied was the swipe to unlock

      • Leroy1983

        No, android was going after the blackberry & palm tree market. When they saw the iPhone they had to change direction.

        • DBK

          Wrong, Crapple went after the BB and Palm market and stole from Palm. Android went after the icrap market and then went after the BB and Windows market.

        • Anonymous

          Look at the early picture of android again, the UI is almost exactly the same, only the form factor changed.  Guess what, Droid Pro exists.  Samsung is also making an android phone with the blackberry style.

  • Anonymous

    This is welcome news for Apple users, and I know a few. So good for them. I won’t be switching.

  • DBK

    Uh oh, here we go again…….

    *Braces for the onslaught of angry iPhanboys*

  • Tsteege

    LOL 

  • Davros

    I think Google should sue them, Apple would. Hell, they’re even sueing Samsung for copying the iphone design when Samsung had their phone out first.

    • android is open source, google can’t sue anyone for it unless it’s something to do with their specific apps (gmail/market/etc). plus im sure they are not nearly as petty and insecure as apple. 

      • Anonymous

        its open source, but there are still licenses and copyrights and trademarks. That its out in the open doesn’t mean its not copyright infringment. ask apple 😉

        • And patents, don’t forget those little buggers. 😉

      • Davros

        I completely agree that Google probably isn’t worried. Even though it is free isn’t there some kind of licensing? Like it’s free for the asking but not free for the taking?

      • Anonymous

        googles got the cloud thing
        samsung can countersue due to the notification thing
        yeah, google and samsung can sue for apple to not be able to release IOS5 with those

        • joe

          samsung can’t counter sue for the notifications because they don’t own a patent for them. and google’s only good cloud service is gmail.

          • Anonymous

            Google Docs and Google Music aren’t cloud services?

          • Freakoffashion01

            And Calendar, Reader, Picasa

          • AppleFUD

            I’m kinda enjoying my new Google Music. . . it’s actually got me back to listening to my music again.

      • garrett sullivan

        Your right about the pettiness of Apple, but anything is open source, can’t be made into closed source without breaking the GNU General Public License. Open source doesn’t mean it isn’t copyrighted. Should apple  “copyright” the same notification systems that is used on android then you could attack them for that.

        The reason this exists is because some a$$hats tried to copyright linux years after its inception. The creater of linux filed suit against these people and had linux put under the General Public License. I’m no lawyer but seeing as android runs off linux, and anyone can mod android I’m sure the notification system must fall under the GPL somewhere. 

        • Leif Andersen

          Umm…with the exception of the Linux Kernel, the rest of Android is released under an apache license, which does allow to make closed source derivatives.

          • garrett sullivan

            I knew I was forgetting something, even better, now we can really sue Apple’s ass.

    • Mr.Joe

      You’ve never had a PDA or smart phone before have you?  Go play around with PalmOS for a bit.  You’d be surprised by how much it has in common with Android and iOS.  Despite the fact it came out in like 1996.

      • Anonymous

        webOS*

        • No I think he meant Palm OS.  He’s right, many of the ideas that Android and iOS have are from Palm OS, because there is nothing wrong with taking an idea and making it better.

          • I really appreciate your comment. It desserved more than a like

        • Mr.Joe

          Never ever * me!

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_OS

          PalmOS is what I meant not WebOS.  THOUGH WebOS is pretty kick ass!

    • omg apple copied the pulldown taskbar perfectly off google.

    • joe

      apple got the patent for the iPhone 4 before the galaxy s came out…

    • Lol…Seriously love the “APPLE INFRINGEMENT CASES” Whereas Google has such a gigantic opportunity to make Juice out of Apple….

    • Matthew Drazin

      Your an idiot samsung didnt have there phone out first. Moron know before you speak!

  • I cannot wait until the ICS release to see what Apple will be announcing in 2014!!!!

    • Anonymous

      LOL!!! Best comment.

    • Daviswa10

      4G?… Trolls

    • AppleFUD

      LOL. . . yes but if you are an apple fan you will have to upgrade each year to get just one or two of the features lol. . . and they will do it.

  • Darn, now what will my fanboy friends have to drewl about when they check out my D1?

    • Anonymous

      the fact that you can make calls

  • JTD

    Not much different than when Apple introduced MMS for i think iOS 3 ? … when all other smartphones and even dumbphones had the ability for years.

  • Anonymous

    WHO CARES!!!

    • Anonymous

      I’m just gonna throw this out there, but probably all the Android users who constantly hear from Apple fanboys who claim that Android copied certain things from Apple. Honestly, i’ve even heard that about the general touchscreen smartphone, which Apple certainly didn’t invent (for the record)

  • iOS 5 Did not introduce widgets as far as I know, still behind the curve on that one.

    • They’ll introduce that for iOS 6. Don’t want to copy all of Android in one swoop.

      • AppleFUD

        gotta give the users a reason to upgrade lol

    • Anonymous

      That will come in iPhone 4S/5.

      They don’t want 3GS users to enjoy every single update now, who will buy the new phones then?

  • Andrew Akker

    First…no one gives a crap on your biased “journalism.” Next.

    • Anonymous

      I do, and you know what? He’s right.

      • MrWolf

        Someone doesn’t quite grasp the difference between “journalism” and “editorialism.”

        Next!

    • LOL clown… it’s called Droid-Life.com for a freaking REASON. HAHAHA wtf did you THINK his thoughts on iOS were?

      No one gives a crap about your inabilllity  to see the obvious. Next. Ok? Thank you.

      lol

    • Thunderatrix

      don’t come to this site then….of course it biased; the site is DROID-LIFE

      • Anonymous

        I was thinking the same thing. Trolls come to see if we are making fun of them. Yep we are

    • Anonymous

      you sir are almost number 11…
      and his “journalism” is actually good.
      If you want unbiased “journalism” go to engadget (itll be biased the other way)
      you are on a site called DROID-LIFE, are you not?

  • Jordan

    Apple finally lets their customers feel cool, again… and again…

  • I giggled, I will admit it.

  • Jerry

    It’s magical! 

    • Deezus

      My Evo 4g has been an awesome phone, and the Gb update has made it complete and oh so smooth. I will be looking at WP8 next phone/tablet. I want wp8,4g,and 4.3 inch screen. My only issue with android, no way to sync zune….I love my zune and that is not going to change.

      • FiMachineGun

        Do you mean sync as in “put all your music on your phone”? 

      • johnny

        Zune +1

  • Eazyean1

    5 years late