9secondko wrote: »
The guy used to work for Google until his gf dumped him to commit adultery with one of the founders.
So his ex Google affiliation explains his lack of morals and "copy the iPhone but don't give credit" philosophy.
SpamSandwich wrote: »
I don't think anyone was married at the time, so what has adultery got to do with it?
Nice turn of phrase there AI! Made me chuckle.
This guy reminds me of an old song:
Hugo Barra sits on an apple tree.
Merry, merry, thief of the bush is he.
Deny, Hugo Barra deny.
Hugo Barra desperate your life must be.
9secondko wrote: »
Let's all be honest here.
APPLE INVENTED THE CURRENT SMARTPHONE regardless of brand.
There was nothing even remotely close to the iPhone when it came out. It changed everything.
Everyone and their momma copied to various extent and we now have a lot of similarity.
That's how we got here. Apple showed what a smartphone should and could be. And everyone copied. Boom. Done.
After reading your post, I couldn't stop myself from checking it out. Man, what a cesspool of delusional notions that place has become (and that thread in particular).
Reminds me of that line from Apocalypse Now: "...the sh** piled up so fast... you needed wings to stay above it."
It really is terrible. It's the home of the brain dead.
anantksundaram wrote: »
By the third world, of the third world, for the third world. If they show up anywhere in the U.S. or Europe, Apple should go after them with a vengeance.
What is going on with his hairline? Looks like he has hair dye smeared on there!
brakken wrote: »
"Um, yeah - it's totally true: when Jobs released the iPhone it totally revamped this type of product. We are emulating (the iPhone) while trying to add something new to the mix. It's already obvious that Apple nailed the fundamental requirements of a hand-held device, and we respect that. We are offering affordability through last-generation technology and Android's ubiquity. Although we lack the infrastructure Apple has spent fifteen years building, which provides the customer with so much added quality - something we can never hope to match - we are aiming to provide a sleek, stylish and attractive design to a different demograph."
- Barra (from that other universe)
macky the macky wrote: »
What gives Xiaomi any traction in China is that they've also knocked off the Apple ecosystem - not just the look of the iPhone. They offer an iTunes-like experience with music, videos, and apps. It's all designed for the Chinese consumer. I don't think Xiaomi could transplant the experience outside of China as easily as Apple has.
Xiaomi didn't copy 100% from Apple, just mix and match: "I take your iPad shape, and slap color plastic cover of iPhone 5C on it to make my MiPad"...yup. Shutup Bana, you're a thef..just like what Ive said.
You mean like at Newegg or something?