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Only iOS has angry birds!

Err wait nope.

Only iOS has plants vs Zombies!

Err wait nope.

Not interested in iOS anymore.

Only game Android is missing that I'd be interested in playing is that side scroller zombie shooter.
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My point is simple, how many posters say "android and ios are about or near equal in app markets" esp. for free apps. This is a total distortion of plain reality.

Netflix is out nearly a year later... and it's released not for most android phones, correct? Netflix runs on every single iphone and ipod T ever made.

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Originally Posted by cbrazeau1115 View Post
http://www.netflix.com/NetflixReadyD...&trkid=4112558

Do reserach sir, this is from early May. Not saying everything is out there on Android, but you make it sound like the companies arent even trying.
post #63 of 84
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Netflix is out nearly a year later... and it's released not for most android phones, correct? Netflix runs on every single iphone and ipod T ever made.
Netflix can be used on most current-gen Android phones. Even those that aren't even Android devices to begin with, as long as their hardware permits. If it can't run natively, we'll make it run anyways.

The reason why every iPhone/iPod Touch has it is because their hardware is practically the same in architecture, only varies in the generation of components. I don't even see much difference between iPhone versions aside from the design.


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My point is simple, how many posters say "android and ios are about or near equal in app markets" esp. for free apps. This is a total distortion of plain reality.
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The rate at which apps are made in the Android Market is just as fast as that in the App Store. We're well within the iOS count in just tens of thousands. Not that it matters to have the largest library of apps anyway if people don't even use a fraction of that.
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post #64 of 84
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I love how my main points which are unassailable are ignored. Music apps like efxs, amps sims etc are non existent on android. Wanna plug your guitar into an android phone? Doesn't matter if you have a quad core phone, youre screwed if there's no hardware or software.


Companies like
  1. Microsoft,
  2. Netflix,
  3. Nike,
  4. Instagram,
  5. Vimeo and
  6. Paramount
decide to make their great free apps on iOS. If and when they make a android version is anyones guess. So NO android doesn't currently have "all the free apps you want" I want Nike Running, Nike training center, I love Instagram, Netflix streams amazing quality on att and not on the newest phone, no the 3gs streams perfectly on att's network amazing quality too! Photosynth is really best of class, and One note is well, One Note.

I really could care less about gaming on mobile devices, if it uses up your time then its a success. It's subjective and you can waste time it thinking why iOS is so much better. When the mystery to me is how anyone with a brain can see android at or near parity in iOS app diversity or quality.
Answer is obvious. Android didn't start blowing up until early this year. Of course companies are going to cater to the platform that has the most users.. but that's changing now. Expect to see major corporations pushing out new apps for Android very soon
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I have owned Galaxy S, Atrix, 3GS and now iPhone 4. Personally as far as the story implementation goes, like how you can download, update apps Android wins. The other thing is that iOS came a bit earlier and the are some better apps which has nothing to do with the OS.
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post #66 of 84
It's not just one niche that swings to iOS superiority. It's every niche, from what I can tell. From MRI apps that are FDA approved, to Flight Charts that are FAA approved, to console quality FPS, to racing sims... music is just my example but any niche, like education or lsat prep or little league coaching has better software on iOS.

You will never hear a smart iOS user bragging about the number of apps in the App Store. The iOS market currently thumps Android in breadth, depth and quality.

No-one is saying that any of the basics are missing from android. Except that great game Cut the Rope. imo, that's a basic.
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It's not just one niche that swings to iOS superiority. It's every niche, from what I can tell. From MRI apps that are FDA approved, to Flight Charts that are FAA approved, to console quality FPS, to racing sims... music is just my example but any niche, like education or lsat prep or little league coaching has better software on iOS.

You will never hear a smart iOS user bragging about the number of apps in the App Store. The iOS market currently thumps Android in breadth, depth and quality.

No-one is saying that any of the basics are missing from android. Except that great game Cut the Rope. imo, that's a basic.
Oh sure, brag about app count and quality. But with the current trend of Android devices getting more popular, it's only a matter of time that developers will see the potential of expanding their horizons to the platform. Android phones are almost constituting a majority of smartphones everywhere, which should push devs to release apps for the ever-growing system. Add to that, Google has introduced its Android@Home long-term system of integrating its OS to everyday life - syncing of devices, making the phone as a central hub for home entertainment, and more.

Again, it's saddening how Google's OS isn't getting much-needed support from devs. It isn't that hard to code for the platform, is it? It's not like there's alien code written on a specific phone model which makes it magically incompatible from the rest of the pack. There's this imaginary fear that apps won't work for all devices - it should, given proper coding. Need help? XDA-Developers has one of the largest Android developer communities out there, and is more than willing to help budding devs out.
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Of course iOS wins. Jailbroken iOS even beats rooted android. This thread is simply a battleground for 11 year old fanboys.

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I hate objective C...

Why apple....WHY!!!!!!!
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Of course iOS wins. Jailbroken iOS even beats rooted android. This thread is simply a battleground for 11 year old fanboys.

Maybe you're the one perpetuating the fight. You don't even have sufficient proof that a jailbroken iOS device has advantages to a rooted Android counterpart to make it a clear winner. And a word of advice: this is about the app stores of each platform, not the platforms themselves.
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