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Chinese iPhone 5 Clone Emerges, Features Android as OS

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November 4, 2012 6:07:05 PM

Apple should sue Google for this. It's not enough that Google stole many features of iOS, but now they're enabling hardware theft by making their copycat OS available to anyone.
November 4, 2012 6:11:10 PM

if i can i might pick one up and see how bad they are. and killerclick android is available to anyone who wants to make a cell phone i believe.
November 4, 2012 6:16:36 PM

killerclickApple should sue Google for this. It's not enough that Google stole many features of iOS, but now they're enabling hardware theft by making their copycat OS available to anyone.


You make it sound as if iOS is an original Apple product.
Do a little research before making yourself foolish :-)

Neither the OS not the CPU are at their most basic level Apple designs. The CPU for instanc is a RISC based chip; certainly not something Apple dreamed up.
November 4, 2012 6:19:19 PM

To be fair to all the Apple fans, that IS indeed a case where a manufacturer has gone to far and makes the Chinese look bad. However, I am pretty certain that it is only a matter of time until the Chinese government begins to put restrictions on this sort of thing as it will begin to backfire.
November 4, 2012 6:32:31 PM

freggoTo be fair to all the Apple fans, that IS indeed a case where a manufacturer has gone to far and makes the Chinese look bad. However, I am pretty certain that it is only a matter of time until the Chinese government begins to put restrictions on this sort of thing as it will begin to backfire.


And how exactly would it backfire as long as the manufacturers don't try to become bold and market outside of China?
November 4, 2012 6:43:08 PM

This is going straight into oblivion. I don't even think it will have a good market in China, let alone elsewhere. People that would buy that are the same people that buy fake brand-name watches, for instance; all they want is a shiny carcass around some crappy guts. This is not a phone for Android users, it's a phone for fools.
killerclickApple should sue Google for this. It's not enough that Google stole many features of iOS, but now they're enabling hardware theft by making their copycat OS available to anyone.

This is so full of fail, IDK where to begin. Just... go back and read something about stuff you're trying to discuss before embarrassing yourself.
November 4, 2012 6:45:14 PM

A Bad DayAnd how exactly would it backfire as long as the manufacturers don't try to become bold and market outside of China?


Outside companies outsourcing to other countries.
My Ex is the chief designer of a European fashion house. She used to fly to Hong Kong several times a year as a substantial part of the manufacturing was done in China. They had 'problems' with copycat products from China.
Well, guess what, lately she flies to New Delhi or Istanbul instead... !

China is not the only country with cheap manufacturing capabilities.

November 4, 2012 6:45:28 PM

how is ZoPhone's lawsuit patent on the iPhone5 going since they did file and patent it before apple did and even had a working product on store shelves before apple even had a working product?

no mention of this patent infringement is made in this article let alone it's progress against apple.
Anonymous
November 4, 2012 7:08:41 PM

Am I crazy or do those specs actually look pretty good for $199?
November 4, 2012 7:21:24 PM

Hey Apple's not alone. So I assume you all are just fine with the Samsung Galaxy S3 clones. Hopefully Apple and others will pull away from China and manufacture their phones and products elsewhere.

HDC Galaxy S3 Review - http://android-sale.com/hdc-galaxy-s3-i9300-phone.html
November 4, 2012 7:25:46 PM

how come china gets away with counterfeiting everything
November 4, 2012 7:29:01 PM

monkeymonkhow come china gets away with counterfeiting everything

They don't have strict laws on this kind of stuff. The Chinese government can care less as long as they get more cash flow. I've seen a real Samsung phone that looks like an iPhone 4 (but has the home button styled like the Galaxy S2) in China and uses Android, I'm surprised there was no news about that a while ago.
November 4, 2012 7:29:35 PM

house70This is going straight into oblivion. I don't even think it will have a good market in China, let alone elsewhere. People that would buy that are the same people that buy fake brand-name watches, for instance; all they want is a shiny carcass around some crappy guts. This is not a phone for Android users, it's a phone for fools.


If you thought the Apple craze in the US was bad enough, you should the urban parts of China visit. Apple's stuff are symbols of wealth, and a lot of people want one.

There's a reason why clothing rentals are also a viable business in China. Make yourself look wealthier, without paying full price for the designer clothing.
November 4, 2012 7:37:52 PM

house70This is going straight into oblivion. I don't even think it will have a good market in China, let alone elsewhere. People that would buy that are the same people that buy fake brand-name watches, for instance; all they want is a shiny carcass around some crappy guts. This is not a phone for Android users, it's a phone for fools.This is so full of fail, IDK where to begin. Just... go back and read something about stuff you're trying to discuss before embarrassing yourself.


take a look at many of the chinese knockoffs...
most of the time if you can get it cheap, as in they aren't trying to tell you that its apple, you get a very capable device, in some cases, better than the origional.

granted im doubting this one will beat the iphone in speed, but that it cant be a decent phone or music device for 200$, thats takeing it a bit far.
November 4, 2012 7:40:54 PM

to bad it has all the bloat-ware that the android is known or...this is the main reason why I purchased an iphone5....
November 4, 2012 7:43:15 PM

hmm i might pick one up just for the FU
November 4, 2012 8:14:31 PM

nebunto bad it has all the bloat-ware that the android is known or...this is the main reason why I purchased an iphone5....

Android doesn't have bloatware the carriers add their own bloat but Android itself probably has less bloatware than iOS does. I do wish carriers would back out and stop adding their own apps though.
November 4, 2012 8:17:04 PM

killerclickApple should sue Google for this. It's not enough that Google stole many features of iOS, but now they're enabling hardware theft by making their copycat OS available to anyone.

Google makes no hardware so they can't be held accountable for hardware theft, how your mind got there I have no idea. As for features how is you notification bar working for you? That is an iOS ripoff from Android BTW o yea and those nice widgets Apple plans on adding are from Android as well. Oh and opening apps from lock screen, Android did it first Apple ripped off.
November 4, 2012 9:12:18 PM

Quote:
Chinese iPhone 5 Clone Emerges, Features Android as OS

ahahahaha

Excellent.
November 4, 2012 9:18:09 PM

Now this stupid Chinese company deserves to be sued, not Samsung or Google or anybody else
November 4, 2012 9:19:30 PM

Should be able to get at least 3 of these for one kidney
November 4, 2012 9:27:18 PM

alidantake a look at many of the chinese knockoffs... most of the time if you can get it cheap, as in they aren't trying to tell you that its apple, you get a very capable device, in some cases, better than the origional. granted im doubting this one will beat the iphone in speed, but that it cant be a decent phone or music device for 200$, thats takeing it a bit far.


That's the stupidest thing I've heard all month. Yeah and I can plagiarize as long as I write a better paper than the original...please.
November 4, 2012 10:14:59 PM

fat_pandaThat's the stupidest thing I've heard all month. Yeah and I can plagiarize as long as I write a better paper than the original...please.


look at this
"People that would buy that are the same people that buy fake brand-name watches, for instance; all they want is a shiny carcass around some crappy guts. This is not a phone for Android users, it's a phone for fools."

specificly

"all they want is a shiny carcass around some crappy guts"
it at no point says the thing wont function, let alone function well.

"This is not a phone for Android users, it's a phone for fools."
if you know you are getting a knockoff, and you are getting it at a cheap price, i see no problem in buying it.
lets say this phone is good, not great but good. and a similar preforming phone costs 400$
it may just be me, but i am going to get the cheaper one.

yay someone privileged the design, i could not possibly care less about that. we constantly see apple sue over design patents, we constantly complain about them doing so, and we constantly say design shouldn't be patent able. and when someone comes around, makes a phone that really i'm assuming is copying the design only, with different guts and a different core, i cant care less.

sure, if its like most counterfeit things like this, something is skimped on, most likely the battery.
if you know its counterfit, you know the risks, and weren't ripped off, i see no problem in this at all.

and like i said, there is nothing holding this back from being a decent phone, and possibly beating out others in its price range.
November 4, 2012 10:22:41 PM

This company got the design patent rights to the chinese market before Apple did, so if Apple did enter the Chinese Market, this company would sue them for design infringements.
November 4, 2012 10:27:39 PM

I'd buy it just to stick it to CrApple.
November 4, 2012 11:24:16 PM

rds1220I'd buy it just to stick it to CrApple.


Ack, no... dont give them more fuel for the pity me bonfire and Im a victim bbq pit.
November 4, 2012 11:32:50 PM

freggoYou make it sound as if iOS is an original Apple product.Do a little research before making yourself foolish :-)Neither the OS not the CPU are at their most basic level Apple designs. The CPU for instanc is a RISC based chip; certainly not something Apple dreamed up.


You realize how ridiculous this sounds right? May as well say google didn't make android because it's linux based, or how no game company made their game because they didn't invent c++
November 4, 2012 11:53:26 PM

I recall about last year in China, there was an advertisement for a cheap hexacore phone that had 24-karat edges.

I laughed.
November 5, 2012 12:24:16 AM

A Bad DayI recall about last year in China, there was an advertisement for a cheap hexacore phone that had 24-karat edges.I laughed.

And where is that?
November 5, 2012 1:42:55 AM

nebunto bad it has all the bloat-ware that the android is known or...this is the main reason why I purchased an iphone5....


iPhone user.... making duplicate posts to make a point ?
Makes you look superior to the rest of us :-)

Got to go, my Samsung phone is ringing...
November 5, 2012 2:18:54 AM

The thing of it is, taking Windows XP and an example, how much money has Microsoft lost due to blatant copying in China. There will always be a certain amount of cheap forgeries but in China the copies are done by large companies with deep pockets.
November 5, 2012 3:08:06 AM

Wow, pretty beefy specs! Probably a better phone than the actual one!
November 5, 2012 3:09:38 AM

monkeymonkhow come china gets away with counterfeiting everything

Maybe you should go over to China and complain, then we'll see if you get out of their prison camps.
November 5, 2012 3:30:44 AM

When I read the headline I just laughed thinking, "Only China."
November 5, 2012 4:45:52 AM

How cheap is that labor now?
November 5, 2012 5:25:16 AM

house70This is going straight into oblivion. I don't even think it will have a good market in China, let alone elsewhere. People that would buy that are the same people that buy fake brand-name watches, for instance; all they want is a shiny carcass around some crappy guts. This is not a phone for Android users, it's a phone for fools.This is so full of fail, IDK where to begin. Just... go back and read something about stuff you're trying to discuss before embarrassing yourself.

And do you think there are not enough fools in the world to create a strong market for things like this?
Anonymous
November 5, 2012 7:18:40 AM

I want one !
The power of android in an apple case without the freedom hating corporate locked down bullshit.
November 5, 2012 7:39:17 AM

Last time I checked the phone name is called Goophone i5. NOT Zophone i5...
November 5, 2012 9:36:24 AM

freggoTo be fair to all the Apple fans, that IS indeed a case where a manufacturer has gone to far and makes the Chinese look bad. However, I am pretty certain that it is only a matter of time until the Chinese government begins to put restrictions on this sort of thing as it will begin to backfire.


Lol, free market at its best!!!
November 5, 2012 9:49:42 AM

actually looking at the specs it's quite good, rather pick the fake one rather than the original, even if it doesn't have stupid apple logo :p 
November 5, 2012 11:43:44 AM

Is this better than the iPhone5?
November 5, 2012 12:50:21 PM

house70This is going straight into oblivion. I don't even think it will have a good market in China, let alone elsewhere. People that would buy that are the same people that buy fake brand-name watches, for instance; all they want is a shiny carcass around some crappy guts. This is not a phone for Android users, it's a phone for fools.This is so full of fail, IDK where to begin. Just... go back and read something about stuff you're trying to discuss before embarrassing yourself.

So its a phone for people who like apple. Thanks for clarification
November 5, 2012 12:58:37 PM

nebunto bad it has all the bloat-ware that the android is known or...this is the main reason why I purchased an iphone5....

Another one that has absolutely no idea what he's talking about... Geez, the world is full of them.

To those that think this phone would make a good deal, just look again at onboard 4GB storage and the minuscule battery. I stand by my first statement: this phone is for fools, and only because of these specs.
November 5, 2012 1:28:18 PM

geronimo8A company in China did patent the iPhone5 design (from leaked pics) in their country before the iPhone 5 was released. (http://www.tomshardware.com/news/iPhone-5-Fake-GooPhone...)They have nothing to worry about.

Ya, that stupid US patent rule about first to patent, is gonna bite them hard in its own ass. LOL, stupid is as stupid does. I find this pretty funny.
November 5, 2012 2:07:19 PM

fat_pandaNow this stupid Chinese company deserves to be sued, not Samsung or Google or anybody else


Nah, don't be naive, these companies will sue Apple before Apple gets into the market.
They dont' even have to sell real products, they just need to patent the design and ask Apple for settlement money.
This is genius, you can get super rich by doing this. Believe me, Apple will settle with them. It will take forever for the court to process these cases, and by the time court settled the case(regardless who wins), iphone 5 will be irreverent anymore, there'll be iphone 6 or 7 already.
They either pay to settle and get market share in China or fight court case and loss market share.

Apple is shooting itself in the foot for this one, if they patent the design before the release of the product then they'll giving up their secret, but if they want to release the product before patenting, then their design will be "stole" a million times before Apple has a chance to do anything.
Do you think those $2,000(Chinese dollar)/month iphone workers has any loyalty to apple or foxconn? they'll sell the design secret in a heart beat.
November 5, 2012 2:30:08 PM

lol...probably how much the iphone5 really should sell for if it weren't Apple's creation ;-)
November 5, 2012 4:25:10 PM

As I recalled, the GooPhone i5 is patent by China. Looks just like Apple's iPhone 5 (cloned). China learns how Apple steals from other company. Now Apple is getting a taste of its own medicine.
November 5, 2012 4:27:33 PM

killerclickApple should sue Google for this. It's not enough that Google stole many features of iOS, but now they're enabling hardware theft by making their copycat OS available to anyone.


Well that was a joke if I didn't get it wrong. It is like suing Google for software pirasy, that was actual news some time ago... ;-)

Well in this case there really is real copycat problem in here, but there are so many fake rolex, senheiser headphones etc. in the market. In this case though they use their own brand, that is something new...
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