Originally Posted by AndroidUser
I'm only comparing Android and iOS as far as "copying" is concerned. I'm not into legal crap like patents and stuff,
If you're not into "legal crap" than you can't make a sound judgement on what you think has been "copied" because legality is the only metric that is worth discussing.
It's like if I said that other phones can't use Gorilla Glass simply because Apple was first to use it. It's just ridiculous on the face of it.
I see nothing of interest from a boring, 5 or 6 year old OS that hardly ever change (just look at the home screen for God's sake!). Apple's UI is so boring, yes it is simple to use, but because of simplicity, you're limited in what you can do as compared to Android, adding new features and extended options after each major update (see ICS 4.0).
You're entitled to your opinion, no reasonable person will begrudge you of that, but iOS works because it's familiar. You can move from iPhone to iPhone or to the iPad and have an idea of how to use the device. You simply can't do that from different versions of Android OS, much less different UIs vendors add. Hell, you can't even get a consistent back button interaction with Android which I founds to be so annoying that it in itself was a a deal killer.
Bottom line: You can't think of what you only want when you consider a market.
But really, I think one of the major reason why Android seems to lag in performance is the graphical UI's it has to process during user interactions, etc. Apple on the other hand is simple UI, doesn't take a genius to figure that out that it demands less processing power, therefore makes it a smoother user experience? Does that make sense?
1) That is one of many reasons that iOS is much smoother with a slower CPU. Note that WinPh is smooth like butter on a single-core CPU with dynamically updating tiles.
2) What doesn't make sense is how you trumpeting silly features and then saying that the reason that Android OS isn't smooth.
I haven't used any other OS besides Android and iOS so no, I don't know who came up with the slide down notification before Android, but I know for sure it wasn't Apple. As far as the camera shortcut from the lockscreen, same thing, Android had that (between the two OS's) well before Apple did, and that is fact.
How are you so sure it wasn't Apple if those are the only two OSes you've used? You do know that Apple was founded before 2007, right?