I am sorry that you cannot understand that, see the above post.
ironically none of things are really about iOS being better, but the physical hardware.
The point remains, while competition can improve things it is not always so, and the post I replied to stated that it did. Always. And even justified theft.
No, I wouldn't have a hard time with that. I have a car, you might as well. I didn't steal your car even if they are similar. Implementation of a concept can be done without theft. Many operating system do similar things without outright copying of code. That is not what is being implied in the lawsuit.
See how easy that was?
A lovely assertion, but lacking proof. Apple might certainly wish to cut the cord, to encourage people to buy an iPad or iPhone who might lack a computer. My goodness, that was easy too. You really should think this stuff through...
[/quote]Your strong distaste for Google/Linux might explain your misguided thought process on this matter [/quote]
Your assumptions misguide you. I am a huge fan of Linux. I have 2 Linux servers here in my house and have used it since '98. What I dislike is the "I should get everything for free I file share all my music and stole photoshop" mentality in the community, which is why I stopped reading Linux boards. The mindless free market free information teabagger think is disgusting.
[/quote]Suddenly we're not talking about the Oracle lawsuit? Anyway, are you aware that Microsoft essentially infringes on a lot of the same the patents that Android manufactures have been sued for? I realize this will probably start a different debate, but I can't help but think that the reason many people here don't hate MP7 as much as Android is because it isn't as successful. Reading AI a year or two ago people thought Android would be good competition to make iOS better (weird huh?). It would be a small niche platform for nerds, but could also be a decent alternative to the few people that didn't want an iPhone. Now that Android has overtaken iOS in popularity, suddenly they're evil and WP7 should be the competition. Just something I've noticed [/QUOTE]
Again, I was NEVER talking about the lawsuit. I was refuting the "they can steal if it makes more competition post.
You suggest that I am concerned about android because it is popular. Yet multiple surveys suggest that to most consumers there is iOS and "whatever they have on the iPhone like smart phone that isn't working out that well so I will be trading up to an iPhone next". That doesn't seem like a concern, even if I where zealously looking out for iOS. I ain't. I don't make it. It isn't my home team. My day isn't ruined when they lose a customer. My ego is not dependent on apples stock performance.
I simply object to the original posters mindless open market dribble.
Although I am beginning ton object to your in ability to use your nickname.