NeoBytes :) is an occasional feature that takes a step back from the big headlines, to take a look at what else is happening in the vast, scary expanse of the tech world - often with a cynical eye, always with a dose of humour.
The war of the mobile operating systems continues to rage on. To know just where each of the two titans - Android and iOS - stands, check out the video below, by YouTube channel Dit Is Normaal:
The Dutch entertainers presented passersby a modified iPhone running Android and asked them to compare this - which they claimed was iOS 9 - to Apple's current mobile platform, iOS 8. What ensues is total hilarity, with gems like, "I dunno...Apple's just chill," and, "I think the 'rebooting' thing is a great...invention". Because, of course, our useless electronics just couldn't be turned on and off before, or something.
Perhaps the most surprising of all replies was from someone who, despite claiming to be a Samsung fanboy, still could not see through the ruse.
While it's certainly amusing, it just goes to show the power of a brand and how, in many cases, as long as a particular brand is attached to a service or product, people's perception is always skewed in a particular way, regardless of how good or bad the product is actually is.