Apple stealing Android ideas now?

Is it just me, or do some of Apple’s new improvements to the iPhone OS feel kind of…. Androidish? First there’s multitasking that feels less like multitasking and more like the MVC model of web development, now today we hear about the possibility that the iPhone OS may include hooks to treat Facebook like an inbox, contact source and calendar source. Where have I seen this before? Oh, right on my friends Android. That tight Facebook integration was one of the few things that really turned my head about the Android.

I’m typing this on my new iPad, so my Apple fanbois credentials are legit, but it does seem a bit hypocritical to me that Apple is going after HTC about stealing ideas and patents and now Apple looks to be taking ideas from the Android and incorporating them into their devices. That said, I can’t wait to have Facebook tied into my iPad and iPhone on a deeper level than they are already. Props where props are due though, Android rocked this particular house a while ago.

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One response to “Apple stealing Android ideas now?

  • Nick

    One key difference in the multitasking model between Android and iPhone… The Android apps are still running in the background, they aren’t just killed off with dehydrated state data so they can be reanimated later.

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