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前google高層 小米副總裁Hugo Barra否認抄襲:外界對中國公司有偏見

2015/7/17 — 21:30

Hugo Barra。圖:彭博片段截圖

Hugo Barra。圖:彭博片段截圖

中國手機廠牌小米,經常被指抄襲蘋果iPhone,蘋果設計總監 Jony Ive 曾公開批評小米手機對蘋果的抄襲是「盜竊」(theft);2013年離開Google加入小米任科技副總裁的Hugo Barra,日前則反駁外界抄襲指控,形容是「鬧劇」,批評人們是將他們對中國公司的偏見,投射到小米之上,指人們根本不能夠相信中國公司也能成為世界級創新公司。

彭博通訊社昨日播出Hugo Barra的專訪。被主持問到外界對小米的抄襲指控時,Barra強調這是外界對中國公司偏見的投射。

It was in many ways people projecting their bias against Chinese coompanies onto us. People couldn't bring themselves to believe a Chinese company actually could be a world innovator, could build amazing high-quality products, and by the way sell them for less than half the price of a high-end Apple or Samsung device.

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Barra認為,外界指小米手機的整體外觀與感覺,是不公平,指今時今日所有智能手機外型都很相似,任何公司也不能將某個特質獨攬。

So I don’t think that’s fair — if you’re sort of pointing that criticism to us, right? Without a doubt — every smartphone these days kinda looks like every other smartphone, right? You have to have curved — corners. You have to have, you know, like, at least a home button in some way, right? That’s how interaction design works. So I just don’t think that we can allow a company to take ownership — of things that just are how they are, right?

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他認為整場抄襲鬧劇(melodrama),指的只是Mi-4與iPhone 5設計同樣採用邊緣斜面切角(chamfered edge),但這個要素亦廣泛見諸其他廠牌的手機。

Barra強調,過去12個月中小米的設計當中有很多原創元素,將來會繼續朝這個方向發展。

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