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Yeah see I dont have an iphone, so I dont know EVERYTHING about it. what it can and cannot do. Only what my buddies have told me theirs can and cannot do. So I am misinformed about that, Sorry .. .. I know I was skeptical about android (ex blackberry user ) So I bought a cheap one to start out with, had a blast with it... Then got my Captivate...
Oh I know. I'm not saying only people who have experience with both can respond. I'm just trying to dig out what people think their Android can do better, whether it is misinformed or not.

There are many outspoken Android users around these parts, so I'm wanting to pick their brains.. while keeping a bridle on them.
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Another thing my Captivate can do ( running CM7 ) is tethering without PDAnet or any 3rd party software..
Yeah, but MyWi easily covers all tethering needs, whether through wifi, bluetooth, or the USB cable, once gotten.

One thing I will add is that I think the Google navigation is superior for sure. Even the third-party solutions don't match up.

Updated OP.
Edited by Kaldari - 5/23/11 at 4:51pm
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I like how with my android i can mount a network share such as my nas drive and watch mkv videos from it on my phone. Not sure if you can do that on ios.

Another plus i find is the tasker app where i can set the sound and wifi to turn off and on at certain times of the day so its silent when i go to bed and wifi turns off when i go to work and turns back on when i return.

Flash comes in handy for browsing some sites.

I like the fact i can choose and customize different launchers. So custom icons and colours.

That's all i can think of from the top of my head.
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I'm in the market for a new phone in the coming months. Android is raved about quite a bit on these forums, so I figured this would be as good of a place as any to get swayed toward it.

I've done my share of Googling, and it seems like things people tout about Android can be done on a jailbroken iPhone.

So, aside from not having an SD slot and removable batteries, which don't bother me, I'd like whomever to give a concise list of features/reasons why they like Android over the iPhone.

I'm not looking for opinions on Apple as a company, their marketing, Steve Jobs, or any kind of fanboyism BS. This is about the capabilities of the OSes - period. Be constructive and concise or GTF.O.

What we've found out so far:

swype



FULL flash support (though iPhone has limited support through "frash" on Cydia)



Android nav is clearly better

Why I like my Nokia N8:

1. Support for Flash
2. Ovi Maps (Loaded on phone, no connection required)
3. Swype

EDIT: Here is some more stuff:
4. HDMI output
5. 12MP camera w/ Carl Zeiss optics, REAL shutter and a REAL flash
6. AMOLED
7. Decent APP market (it has what I need, not a billion I don't)
8. Pentaband 3.5g (works on most world GSM networks)
9. Comes in great colors

The only downside is that they are in bed with microsoft now... ugh
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I like the fact i can choose and customize different launchers. So custom icons and colours.
All of that can be done in jailbroken iOS.

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I like how with my android i can mount a network share such as my nas drive and watch mkv videos from it on my phone. Not sure if you can do that on ios.

Another plus i find is the tasker app where i can set the sound and wifi to turn off and on at certain times of the day so its silent when i go to bed and wifi turns off when i go to work and turns back on when i return.
Neither can be done as far as I know. There are many Cydia apps though, so anyone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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OP, for me its that its open to customization. You seem to be more inclined towards Apple. For me it was the fact that I could choose more easily, not that you can't do that in iOS (5icon dock or 5 columns comes to mind, you have to install those, but in Android the launchers come with easier to use settings), but its not easier. As a phone, iOS is superior. I like having a limited amount of choices, I like sbsettings, and having streamlined operation. I believe sbsetttings has something to do that, but for practical purposes, google sync saved me when I got my phone stolen, and I like not having to use iTunes. My computer can use it without slowdowns now, but I still prefer drag and drop.

Plus a physical keyboard. Not a fan of touchscreens even now.
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Unless you're actually going to compare OS's (as in talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each) I'll just close this thread as this very well could start a flame war, and its incredibly biased in its current state.
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I like the fact that I'm not shackled by AT&T or Verizon. Otherwise, I actually really like the apple iOS, and I enjoy using my ipod touch.

I do have an android phone, but I think what i like about it is the fact that it's on a Virgin Mobile plan that has unlimited data included, so I can do tethering without a hassle.

I don't do any rooting, nor am I running an alternative rom.

I don't really care much about swype, only that it's easier to use than the poor recognition of the "touch" on the screen, but I don't like that I can't quite see where my finger is ending up because it blocks the keys (though generally people have a good sense of where a key actually is, and swype seems to be intelligent enough to know what you want to type).

The biggest issue I have is that with android, and the huge variety of phones and hardware, the applications available see much less-refined, and tend to make the device much more unstable than the apple counterpart.

My biggest gripe with the iphone is AT&T (and now Verizon). People seem so happy to throw their money at AT&T each month despite awful business practices, I just can't understand it.

I really think you can't beat an android phone on a network that doesn't have data caps, and doesn't require an added contract fee for a data plan. That alone makes android so much more worth it than an iphone.
    
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Unless you're actually going to compare OS's (as in talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each) I'll just close this thread as this very well could start a flame war, and its incredibly biased in its current state.
I've been explicitly comparing the OSes the entire time. No one is flaming anyone else and it absolutely isn't biased. I've been comparing them pretty fairly if you've read the entire thread. I'm not seeing the grounds for your accusation.
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I've been explicitly comparing the OSes the entire time. No one is flaming anyone else and it absolutely isn't biased. I've been comparing them pretty fairly if you've read the entire thread. I'm not seeing the grounds for your accusation.
agreed, No flaming is going on.
Just sharing of owners opinions.
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I've been explicitly comparing the OSes the entire time. No one is flaming anyone else and it absolutely isn't biased. I've been comparing them pretty fairly if you've read the entire thread. I'm not seeing the grounds for your accusation.
um... the OP only states androids advantages when it has many flaws, and thats what most people look at (and the last few posts) when a thread is this big. And I didn't say that you're flaming anybody, just that its got the potential (I've seen them start over less).

You know, it'd be worth a sticky if you did:

android:
Advantages-
Disadvantages-
iOS:
Advantages-
Disadvantages-
WP7:
Advantages-
Disadvantages-
BBOS-
Advantages-
Disadvantages-

I'd throw that in the stickies straight away since we get so many of these questions here
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