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Hi, OP, did you read what I wrote? I chose it mostly because of the hardware though, not a fan of touchscreens even now.
Yeah I saw it. Thanks.
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First thing first, iPhones users argument that Apple has bigger app store is by far the worst argument possible. Just because Apple has 500 fart apps, but Android only 100 is not a really good reason why Apple apps are more and better.

Why I picked HTC Desire over iPhone 4.

1. Flexibility and freedom.
- I can root my phone and gain super user rights which allow me to do pretty much everything I want. Including Titanium Backup, Rom change, hardware modification and on and on.
- Being able to choose between multiple home screens.

2. Apps
- I have iPod Touch 3rd. Plenty of apps, but the good once nearly always cost and I don't want to think about how much I've spent buying apps, until I got my Desire.
- Most of the apps are free, but in some cases you'll be stuck with ad's unless you buy the full version, while in some cases you get the complete apps for free but you can donate to the maker if you like the app.
- Plus the Apps from Google are great!

3. Multiply chose of phones
- Its not only one phone that runs Android, they are plenty. From the simple to the powerful. Dual core phones are out and the smartphones are more powerful than ever.

4. Your phone is exactly how you want it.
- You can modify almost anything (including the home screen like I mentioned earlier) - the choses are endless.

5. Carriers.
- How many carriers does iPhone have and how many does Android phones have (worldwide)?

6. Swap-able SD cards
- You can pick the size and speed.

7. Flash
- No need to explain that much more.

All in all I believe Android phones are for advanced users, iPhone is for everyone from the age of 11 to 90. The phone is so simple that nearly everyone can use them.

I'm working at a tiny office, most of the guys are up to date about pretty much everything tech related, including phones. Three of them have iPhone 4, seven of them (including me) are Android users. We have be arguing, fighting, there has been sweat and there has been blood (not really) - for a week we were sure that had started the WW3. Only thing the iPhoner's have that I envy is they're camera. I find the iPhone 4 camera and video being so much better and smoother than my Desire, but hopefully my Galaxy S II will fix that "issue".
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After this thread. Bet you $10 OP goes with an android phone..
Now the question becomes which one,, and which carrier... Let the real fanboyism shine fellas..
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After this thread. Bet you $10 OP goes with an android phone..
Now the question becomes which one,, and which carrier... Let the real fanboyism shine fellas..
Its not fanboyism if its facts. Call it what you will but honestly, Im bettin the OP get an apple even after PAGES of people giving solid reasons why they like their android.

Best thing yet, I love that I can make free calls and texts nationwide (legal, and free)! Thank you google for trying to take over the world by wining the hearts and minds of us fanboy's.
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Google maps nav, flash, tasker, and the ability to create shortcuts anywhere to absolutely anywhere else are the main draws for me.

Android is more customizable for sure, down to how big you want any given font in an app. The thing I have to ask myself though is whether that bit of added customization is going to matter real-world.

I have any info I want presented to me on my lock screen already there. Different themes make it look prettier. Can it look a bit better with Android? Yes. Will I be getting any more information than what I'm already getting? No.

I can easily toggle options on and off, but the process can't be automated like with Tasker on an Android.

I'm one foot in either camp at the moment, leaning a bit more towards Android. I think saying iPhones are for children and the ill-informed is overstating things a bit, but I see the point. I just feel people get too caught up in what their phone can do and look past what it is they actually end up doing with it.

The things I opened this post with are kind of deal-makers, but only time will tell as the next gen comes out.

Thanks all for the replies.
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I know there's an automated toggle option which does its job depending on your GPS location, like opening WiFi when at home and such. Couldn't put a finger what kind/s of app/s they are though and what they're called. :O
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Advantages of iPhone over Android:
-Unified platform (iTunes, App Store) - very convenient. You can backup and restore very easily from within iTunes.
-Better mobile browser (mobile Safari is very good)
-Better/bigger app selection - although it's not as cheap, fewer crappy apps and the iOS integration is very tight.
-It really does "just work" - my iPhone 4 has never crashed on me unless I
-If you're using the iPhone as a phone, those basic functions work very, very well. The basic dialer is very easy to use and the Favorites function is particularly nice. Voice dialing tends to work better on the iPhone as well.
-Longer battery life
-Very, very fast. The UI is snappy, and while it's not as customizable, there's no questioning that Apple does a great job with making the UI easy to use and quick to the touch.

Advantages of Android over iPhone:
-Handset/carrier choice (AT&T sucks and Verizon is expensive)
-Open platform means better app selection
-More customizable - rooting really opens up a lot of possibilities
-It's really YOUR phone - you can choose basic things like unlock screen and widget preferences
-Better integration with Google Voice - fewer carrier charges
-And last but not least, ADOBE FLASH. For when you can't find the app to do what you want. This isn't as big of a deal on a cell phone as it is on a tablet, though.
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Something I actually do use my phone for quite often is the police scanner ( most recently last night and part of today , Huge tornado in Joplin, MO ) The scanner app (s) for Android are much better than the ones my friends have for their iphones.

Again not trying to stir up anything, just sharing real world exp.
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Omg I just tried swype and it's simply amazing.

I was quite weirded out at first, but the tutorial eased any issues I thought I'd have. Excellent App for sure
    
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By the way, how much do Android phones typically resell for? One nice thing about iPhones is you actually get paid to use them. Buy it for $2-300 under subsidy, then sell it for close to double that on eBay or elsewhere two years later. Buy the next gen, and pocket the profit.

I'll still probably be buying Android, but I just think it's an interesting fact as much as people complain about the cost of the iPhone. Do Android phones retain value like that?
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