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It sounds like you are just arguing every point that iphone is just as good, imo you already made up your mind. You seem to like ios so I stay stick with it.
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The main difference is one; do you want to control your phone, or do you want the manufacturer to control it for you? If you want your device to "simply work" at all times, the iphone is the way to go. If you want to be able to control and customise your device, you must be ready to accept the consequences; potentially bricking your device.

Ever since I got my first smartphone, I wanted to make it MINE, make it look just the way I want it to, and accepted the possibility of bricking it (I actually bricked 2 ... one couldn't be recovered heh). Thats why for me, iphone is not an option, the interface cannot be changed.

Also, I always want the latest and greatest, so I constantly flash new (OVERCLOCKED!!!) kernels, ROMs, and stuff. The newer and more experimental, the better. Preferably in pre-alpha stages haha,
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If you love tinkering with your phone, maybe i dont know, like your PC, youll love Android. JOIN US!
While I appreciate the responses, they are, again, generalizations.

I've tinkered with and customized my iPhone after jailbreaking it quite a bit. I'm going out on a limb here to say neither of you have jailbroken an iPhone and customized it accordingly.

This is what I mean, ignorant opinions. I use ignorant purely for the definition and am not intending to be malicious. It just seems like people form their opinion about one side without any knowledge of the other, such as "You can customize Android, whereas with iPhone you can't.", which just simply isn't true. If you're comparing to a stock iPhone, sure. But pretty much everyone here roots their Android, so lets compare apples to apples here.
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It sounds like you are just arguing every point that iphone is just as good, imo you already made up your mind. You seem to like ios so I stay stick with it.
Of course I am. And, no, my mind is not made up in the slightest.

I'm looking for what people think the Android can do that the iPhone cannot. If people state something that the iPhone can also do, why would I not point that out? That's pretty much the point of the thread.
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It will all come down to kernel contest.
Wanna run ubuntu flavored android? Sure, have at it.
Wanna run CM? Sure..

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It just seems like people form their opinion about one side without any knowledge of the other, such as "You can customize Android, whereas with iPhone you can't.", which just simply isn't true. If you're comparing to a stock iPhone, sure. But pretty much everyone here roots their Android, so lets compare apples to apples here.
That's pretty much all you're going to get with a thread like this. Android people are just going to tell you the same thing because that's all they know. The media tells them that "Droid does" and what not when "iPhone does" too, however most Android owners don't know how customizable the iPhone is too.

It's just a two-sided argument with no middle.
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Why I like Android? Duh. Angry Birds.
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There probably aren't many things a rooted android can do that a jailbroken ios device can't.

I am looking at android over ios just because I like having hardware options, and the android phones(currently) are higher performance than the iPhone. However, that doesn't mean everyone should get an android phone, if you like the iPhone, just go with it, though I would wait for the refresh as the 800MHZ cpu in it just sounds out of date
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That's pretty much all you're going to get with a thread like this. Android people are just going to tell you the same thing because that's all they know. The media tells them that "Droid does" and what not when "iPhone does" too, however most Android owners don't know how customizable the iPhone is too.

It's just a two-sided argument with no middle.
Right. I figured as much, but I'm essentially trying to be "the middle" here. I have much experience with the other side, and I thought I could pick out what the Android community think it does better to compare openly.

Nothing yet, other than hardware form factor.
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Why I like Android? Duh. Angry Birds.
Angry Birds started out in iOS.
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However, that doesn't mean everyone should get an android phone, if you like the iPhone, just go with it, though I would wait for the refresh as the 800MHZ cpu in it just sounds out of date
The thing is, iOS is so well optimized for the hardware it's on (in my opinion), that 800mhz is plenty fast. Even though it does look out of date, there isn't a single app in the iOS app market that 800mhz won't be enough for.
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post #29 of 183
Both of my co workers have iphones, one is jailbroken, the other is not..
Both of them are envious of my phone ( Samsung Captivate, on CM7 ) on a daily basis... "wait what, you can do that?? ", "yup"


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Both of my co workers have iphones, one is jailbroken, the other is not..
Both of them are envious of my phone ( Samsung Captivate, on CM7 ) on a daily basis... "wait what, you can do that?? ", "yup"


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