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you surprised me.... i was expecting to look at ur sig rig and find MacBook Pro
Gullible people come from all walks of life =]
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With freedom comes the ability to do harm to yourself. If you'd rather Steve Jobs hold your hand through life, by all means buy an Apple device; it's obvious you don't have the motivation to be a proactive user. But some of us enjoy having control of the devices we use, and that is the general market Linux/Android is targeted at IMO.
Or you know, some of us like to have apps that work flawlessly no matter what iOS device they are used on, prefer to have no fragmentation with the OS and the apps.
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um, they have had scares too didn't they.
No. And quite frankly, it's because of the way they police the store. Coding an apple application can only use the software packages available in the iOS SDK. No exploits/malware packages are available, so no malware can be embedded through the software packages.
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Or you know, some of us like to have apps that work flawlessly no matter what iOS device they are used on, prefer to have no fragmentation with the OS and the apps.
But the sacrifice you give for that level of integration is your ability to make the device your own.

My opinion is that I'd like to customize the devices I buy rather than have a painless experience, therefore I own an android smartphone [that is rooted and overclocked]. You're welcome to disagree; thats kinda why opinions exist.
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But the sacrifice you give for that level of integration is your ability to make the device your own.

My opinion is that I'd like to customize the devices I buy rather than have a painless experience, therefore I own an android smartphone [that is rooted and overclocked]. You're welcome to disagree; thats kinda why opinions exist.
You would rather customize than have a painless experience? That sounds kinda like the whole form over function debate that anti-apple fanboys like to scream and shout.

Hypocrite.
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But the sacrifice you give for that level of integration is your ability to make the device your own.

My opinion is that I'd like to customize the devices I buy rather than have a painless experience, therefore I own an android smartphone [that is rooted and overclocked]. You're welcome to disagree; thats kinda why opinions exist.
Nothing wrong with an Android phone. It is a great mobile OS as long as it is paired with a good phone. The only problem I have with the Android platform is the fragmentation that comes with it being available for like a gazillion different phones.
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Nothing wrong with an Android phone. It is a great mobile OS as long as it is paired with a good phone. The only problem I have with the Android platform is the fragmentation that comes with it being available for like a gazillion different phones.
Android's Idea and Motives. Good.

Android's Implementation, usability, and sync. Terrible. Terrible. Terrible.
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You would rather customize than have a painless experience? That sounds kinda like the whole form over function debate that anti-apple fanboys like to scream and shout.

Hypocrite.
He is saying that he would rather have a device that he can personalize as opposed to having the same device and interface a million other people have. That is understandable, just like people who suffer through countless reboots to squeeze out that last mhz. Besides, Android is for the most part a painless experience. As long a you are vigilant, nothing bad will happen.
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Android's Idea and Motives. Good.

Android's Implementation, usability, and sync. Terrible. Terrible. Terrible.
When I owned my Incredible, I never found implementation, usability, or sync terrible. Incomplete or immature yes, but terrible? Hardly! You have to remember Android just entered its 3rd iteration in Gingerbread. If you give it time, you should see it mature and flesh out. All things have to start somewhere and as much as I like iOS, I have to admit that Google has done a terrific job so far with Android. Can it be better? Absolutely, but what can't?
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You would rather customize than have a painless experience? That sounds kinda like the whole form over function debate that anti-apple fanboys like to scream and shout.

Hypocrite.
Yes, I value the ability to make my device my own, something that apple doesn't allow. Even without rooting android, you can change parts of the UI [if not now, it's a planned feature IIRC].

So call me a hypocrite all day, in the end, I'm the real owner of my smartphone, and I make it show it.

Personally, I think the best move Google can make for android is to open source the entire OS and make it so that using the Android brand name requires you to meet some guidelines, like phone specs and whatnot. That way, Google can control what phones use Android[TM], and all those crappy phones can still use the source code.
Edited by Bluescreen_Of_Death - 6/2/11 at 4:58pm
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