"MG Siegler on the Galaxy Nexus (Google’s newest android phone):
Unfortunately, the system still lacks much of the fine polish that iOS users enjoy. The majority of Android users will probably think such criticism is bullshit, but that has always been the case. I imagine it’s probably hard for a Mercedes owner to describe to a Honda owner how attention to detail makes their driving experience better when both machines get them from point A to point B. As a Honda owner myself, I’m not sure I would buy it — I’d have to experience it to understand it, I imagine. And most Android lovers are not going to spend enough time with iOS to fully appreciate the differences.
John Gruber:
You either see it or you don’t. If you don’t, that’s cool, enjoy your Nexus. But I think the reason Apple Stores are so crowded, and getting so big, is that there are an awful lot of people who do see it."

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that something that is hard to describe, that polish that all apple products have is called good design. Its the difference between Arial and Helvetica…To the untrained eye, they look very similar, but only one of them really hits the human soul in a way that resonates and stands the test of time. Seriously, think about how many people you have heard say “I love my iPhone” compared to “I love my android phone”?”

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hilarious.. “it’s so much better.. i just can’t describe why.. it’s a feeling.. you wouldn’t understand”… the feeling of a walled garden.

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