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The thing you and others never seem to get, is the amount of people that actually care about custom ROMS, is so minuscule - so tiny - that it doesn't matter. I'd bet money that 99% of the population with an Android smartphone don't even know what a ROM is. People who want to root their phones and customize every last facet of it are an extremely tiny minority. Whereas a vast majority of folks are happy to have a picture of their choosing for wallpaper and custom ringtones.
I never said I was speaking for the population at large. I was explaining why I find Android to be a superior platform.

The vast majority of people have issues telling the difference between a search engine and a browser, so I'm unsurprised that they wouldn't know what a custom ROM is.

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Just because you can do those things with Android doesnt inherently make it a better platform.
But the lack of said abilities makes iOS superior?

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If anything it just increases the likelihood of the user bricking it, or running a buggy ROM (which, let's face it, is pretty common place).
Freedom has a price.

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The whole "customization" argument is played out. It's time to find something else to debate because it's a nonstarter.
Just because you don't agree that customization is more valuable than ease of use doesn't mean that the argument is 'played out'.
post #52 of 73
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Okay, does iOS have any custom ROMS or kernels? Can you change the unlock screen, or how many desktops your home screen has? Can you change which desktop is the 'default' screen?
Yes. You can even install andriod on your iphone if you so desire
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Yes. You can even install andriod on your iphone if you so desire
On the iPhone 3G and its not an experience you'd call pleasant... Using it, that is.

And yes, I've done it.

But, that really not good... Luckily I don't download apps that much at all! Especially on Android, just don't have the developer attention of iOS. Its unfortunate too, Android with more quality apps would be awesome.
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bleh, i dled one of those apps a few days ago, was a sad day for ATT.

edit: my voice is still a little coarse. i know it wasnt their fault i had data overages, but i was not willing to dish out another $15 for another 200mb.
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Apple's business model has always made more sense, especially for developers.

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/indus...05206222.story
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Android is a great OS considering it is still immature. As far as the open or closed system argument I personally prefer closed on my mobile but I can definitely see the allure of tinkering with it as a hobby.
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Android is a great OS considering it is still immature. As far as the open or closed system argument I personally prefer closed on my mobile but I can definitely see the allure of tinkering with it as a hobby.
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A wild fanboy appears!
Right, I'm a fanboy despite proof that the App Store is wildly more successful than the Android Market.
 
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Right, I'm a fanboy despite proof that the App Store is wildly more successful than the Android Market.
Im an android user and i own an iPad and the App Store is greatly more successful and has a massive amount of great quality apps.

Eg. Rage and Infinity Blade
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Right, I'm a fanboy despite proof that the App Store is wildly more successful than the Android Market.
No.
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