Fortunately, according to this report in the Wall Street Journal, my wish for a larger screen iPhone is finally about to come true, as they are now saying that production will begin as early as next month.
Even though I like the slightly larger screens of some Android phones, the maximum size for me is around four inches, and maybe, just maybe, 4.3 inches, but certainly nothing larger. With some Android screens going up to 4.8 inches they are now becoming more of a tablet than a phone, and frankly they are becoming rather freakishly too large to use according to some.
Some Android phones may have slightly bigger screens than that of the iPhone, but none of them, and I mean none of them, however, get anywhere near to being quite as satisfying to use as the iPhone itself, as can clearly be seen in this recent report that shows the iPhone way ahead of Android and all other platforms by a long shot.
Getting back to the Wall Street Journal's report on an upcoming larger iPhone screen, they quoted Mizuho Investors Securities analyst Nobuo Kurahashi as saying:
"The smartphone market has become diverse, but the iPhone still sets the agenda...", which the WSJ also pointed out as having a lot to do with its "... overall experience including its user interface and applications, and that the screen size wouldn't be its defining feature."
Of course, Android phones are nothing more than mere clones of the iPhone anyway as far as many are concerned, and simply adding a larger screen, or adding a few U.I. tweaks doesn't necessarily make Android a better or more satisfying experience, but even if it did, sooner or later I expect that Android will pay the price for violating Apple's IP. In fact, it's already happening as several of HTC's newest and greatest Android phones, the HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE are now both being reported to be indefinitely delayed because of the above legal problems.
In conclusion, not only is the iPhone a vastly more satisfying phone than any of the Android clones, but even if it wasn't, because of on-going patent issues, or the theft of Apple's patents, I can see Android becoming a dead-in-the-water platform in the very near future. Whether it actually will, or won't, of course, remains to be seen, but as Herr Mueller sums it up, concerning Android's biggest partner:
"Samsung's actions against Apple appear increasingly desperate. Apple has not yet dealt Samsung a knock-out blow. The drop-out rate of Apple's claims is very high, but Samsung's drop-out rate, to date, is 100%, which means that APPLE'S VICTORY IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME . The only way Samsung thinks it can have leverage over Apple (in order to force Cupertino to tolerate Android's infringement of Apple's intellectual property) is the abuse of standard-essential patents." (emphasis mine)
And that's my 2 cents 4 this rainy Wednesday, May 15, 2012
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