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Apple’s Schiller downplays Android before Galaxy IV debut

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller had choice words for Android on the eve of competitor Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy IV. “Android is often given as a free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn’t as good as an iPhone,” Schiller said in an interview. He downplayed the competition, saying that four times as many iPhone users switched from Android than those who switched to Android in the fourth quarter. Schiller also said Android users often run old operating systems and don’t have the benefits of the cohesive experience that Apple offers. “When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with,” he said. “They don’t work seamlessly together.” [via The Wall Street Journal]

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Let’s see, on my “cohesive” iOS device I had to set up separate accounts for

- Game Center
- iMessages
- Facebook
- The iTunes & Appstore
- iCloud
- Not to mention the whole tying the device to an Apple ID just to use it.

(Dear Phil Shiller, just because you make us sign up for all these services from Apple does not in any way change all the signing up and agreeing we’re doing)

Then we can’t forget
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Gmail
- Amazon
- Netflix
- Hulu+
- Pandora
- Spotify
... and so on

Then there’s the matter of multiple entertainment app services such as EA’s Origin, Rovio’s, etc.

So, please, Phil, do go on about how much worse it is to be able to purchase software for your Android device from someone other than Google, because you know that’s the only real difference in the amount of services you wind up signing up for between the two platforms, as well as the only place there’s any shift in complexity for the user experience. That must be so horrible having that kind of choice - I know I go to bed every night wishing for a world where one megacorporation made all the key choices for me. My life would be so much simpler if I only had one grocery store, one department store, one book store, etc. :rolleyes:

Posted by Code Monkey on March 15, 2013 at 12:12 AM (CDT)

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