Acer, Samsung announce iCloud, Photo Stream, AirPlay competitors
It seems Acer and Samsung didn't even wait for CES 2012 to official start before announcing AcerCloud, PicStream, and SwipeIt, or basically what Apple announced in 2011. Acer was up first with a service called AcerCloud that sounds suspiciously like iCloud, even substituting PicStream for Photo Stream. Hmm...
And if that's not enough, Samsung -- who have made it something of a habit to copy Apple -- have now gone so far as it to create an AirPlay clone called -- I kid you not! -- SwipeIt.
About the only thing left is the race to see who will launch the first real Siri competitor. While third party attempts like Iris, Google's Majel project, etc. made some early noise, as did fake -- and now removed -- "Official" Siri for Android apps, it's only a matter of time before someone like Samsung or Google themselves go all in on a Siri-like service all their own.
Imitation is still the sincerest form of flattery, right?
Source: Android Central
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You know Samsung had Allshare to play content from mobile devices before Airplay was presented, don't you?|
Are you saying that Apple copied Samsung?
And the funny thing is that Apple released Airplay and mirroring AFTER Samsung had it for their TV's so the one "copying" and "imitating" is Apple.
Now, if we're talking about the specific way such features were implemented, then yes. But just having these features...nobody is copying Apple seeing as Apple didn't come out with them first.
You can get huffy, claim others had the technology first, and fine. But they didn't have the implementation first.
Apple pretty much copies iOS 5 notifications from Android. Is that hard to acknowledge? No. Android did it right.
Same is true when they copy what Apple did right.
How about "Apple didn't create cloud technologies but they have refined it to the point other companies are now taking notice and launching their own services which are obviously inspired..."
Its not that hard to cover tech news and be a little less blatant about your biases. I know this is an ieverything page so its to be expected but once in a while a post like this comes through and I'm just blown away by the slant in the article.
Samsung/Acer may be going a longer distance to make them appear more consumer friendly, but varying degrees of cloud functionality have been an inherent part of Android from the get-go thanks to Google's various services and back-up options.
Why does it seem lately like all the female writers on this blog are trying so hard to either be sensationalists or tabloid-quality click-grabbers? Do they feel they have something to prove by being jerks?
BOOTS: I TOLD YOU DONT SWIPE FROM ME SWIPER.
(picks up bullet casings, wipes fingerprints)
gets into getaway car with Pico.
"It seems Acer and Samsung didn’t even wait for CES 2012 to officially start before announcing AcerCloud, PicStream, and SwipeIt, or basically what Apple announced in 2011. Acer was up first with a service called AcerCloud that sounds suspiciously like iCloud, even substituting PicStream for Photo Stream. Hmm…
And if that’s not enough, Samsung — who have made it something of a habit to copy Apple — have now gone so far as it to create an AirPlay clone"