Originally Posted by KOBALT
This. You said this isn't a versus thread, but that's what you've turned it into.
~ Sent from my Gingerooted DROID X ~
I never said this isn't a versus thread because that's exactly what it is. What I did
say is I won't be listing all of the advantages of iPhone because I already know them, all of the disadvantages of Android because that's naturally not going to come out in this thread, and it isn't about WP7 at all as far as the OP goes.
Gotta love people that read a few posts and then think they're "informed" enough to have a useless opinion.
Aaaaanyway - most of the stuff since I last posted is pretty much a repeat from before. The stuff in the OP are pretty much the over-arching differences. Everything else about making it your own flavor with ROMs or whatever is just cosmetic and not fundamental differences in how and where information is presented to you.
When people turn on their phone, they want the time, date, weather, notifications, email, SMS, Twitter (when applicable), etc., etc. This can easily be done on both. Everything else is just making it into a piece of art. Android beats the iPhone in making it look exactly
the way you want, but the iPhone allows more customization when Jailbroken than many Android users care to know about. Can we have a specific box 3 pixels from the left side and 17 pixels from the top? No. Can I change the font size from 7 to 9 of a specific word in a specific application? No. Do I honestly care about either? Nope.
I very rarely watch movies on my phone. If I do, they're either through Netflix or were transcoded from the original format anyway to save size. Again, a non-issue for me.
Cydia has emulators and a whole host of other stuff as well.
What it boils down to for me as far as usability is flash, Google Maps Nav, and what Tasker can do. The iPhone had flash with "Frash" up until the last firmware update, which broke it. It should be back soon, but it's still a major downside to have its support be so fickle. But
- the only site where I used flash was really to watch new stuff at Newgrounds. So not a big loss really for me. I'm still definitely an advocate for official flash support though.
So when all is said and done, here are the things I'm weighing out:
- Gaming is better. I've played on the iPhone a while, and I've browsed Android market to see what they offer. I know the differences. Both have emulators.
- Very high resell value. You make at least $1-200 profit after selling it two years later.
- Full flash
- Google nav is better than Navigon is some ways
- Text input. Swype and other methods are not available on the iPhone.
It's about equal for me right now. Ive been on several road trips over the last few years with the iPhone and would love the nav. We'll see what the next honeycomb and iOS have in store cause that's when I plan on purchasing.
Like I also said in a previous post, it seems like people get so swept into talking about what their phone can do, something tells me they spend more time "tinkering" with it than actually using it. And as I also said, it's quite evident by the generalizations that most of the superior Android race (I'm not an Apple fanboy, that just seems to be their extremist mindset) are ignorant to what the iPhone is capable of.
Anyway, enough of the shenanigans. Anyone else have something specific?Edited by Kaldari - 5/24/11 at 8:03pm