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Not really, if it's a small banner on say, a weather app, then it's practically equal for all intents and purposes.
Lol, it's either/or, not a matter of gray areas of logic. Either it has ads or not. Free apps are going to have ads most likely, but the difference between free and paid is deciding whether you want ads or not. That's fine if you don't mind, but it's still not an equal comparison, technically.
 
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Not really, if it's a small banner on say, a weather app, then it's practically equal for all intents and purposes.
Not equal. Not by a long shot. It's already bad that all you see all day long are advertisements. Online, on billboards while driving, on the sides of trucks, in magazines, in newspapers, on TV, in every store window, stapled to every light post....You go to the movies, and on your ticket there's an ad for a video game. You go to the supermarket, and there are 20 or so ads on your receipt alone....I'm getting tired just thinking about it.

iOS vs Android aside, the last thing I want is to see ads every time I look at my phone too.
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Not equal. Not by a long shot. It's already bad that all you see all day long are advertisements. Online, on billboards while driving, on the sides of trucks, in magazines, in newspapers, on TV, in every store window, stapled to every light post....You go to the movies, and on your ticket there's an ad for a video game. You go to the supermarket, and there are 20 or so ads on your receipt alone....I'm getting tired just thinking about it.

iOS vs Android aside, the last thing I want is to see ads every time I look at my phone too.
Then if it bothers you that much (which it shouldn't, you're just blowing it out of porportion) you can download ad-free from the android market, and it will block all in-app ads. It's free, and doesn't have ads. Or you can just edit your host sessions file and block ALL ads everywhere.

OCN has ads, are you thinking about leaving for another forum that's a little less 21st century?

When it comes down to it, I'd rather have the choice to either pay, or not pay for an app. Ads are an afterthought, and can be dealt with accordingly if they really make deciding difficult. Unfortunately I doubt the app store will ever come to be like android market...the sheer fact that developers have to pay Apple to develop for their platform won't be driving app prices down, that's for sure.
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Then if it bothers you that much (which it shouldn't, you're just blowing it out of porportion) you can download ad-free from the android market, and it will block all in-app ads. It's free, and doesn't have ads. Or you can just edit your host sessions file and block ALL ads everywhere.

OCN has ads, are you thinking about leaving for another forum that's a little less 21st century?

When it comes down to it, I'd rather have the choice to either pay, or not pay for an app. Ads are an afterthought, and can be dealt with accordingly if they really make deciding difficult. Unfortunately I doubt the app store will ever come to be like android market...the sheer fact that developers have to pay Apple to develop for their platform won't be driving app prices down, that's for sure.
I had no idea about something like that, but does it work 100% of the time?
 
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There's only one app it doesn't work on for me.
    
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Yeah, but going from 256MB to 512MB is a massive upgrade, Android phones with 384MB RAM go over 256MB very fast when multi-tasking (Not sure how much more efficient in terms of RAM usage iOS is but it shouldn't be much if any) whereas 512MB is more usable
That's true but still won't do much other than let you have a few more tabs open and a few more applications saved in memory. I think iOS is more efficient in that regard, for example, iOS 5 runs quite well on a 3GS, and it only has 256MB LPDDR RAM and a 600MHz processor.
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Then if it bothers you that much (which it shouldn't, you're just blowing it out of porportion) you can download ad-free from the android market, and it will block all in-app ads. It's free, and doesn't have ads. Or you can just edit your host sessions file and block ALL ads everywhere.

OCN has ads, are you thinking about leaving for another forum that's a little less 21st century?

When it comes down to it, I'd rather have the choice to either pay, or not pay for an app. Ads are an afterthought, and can be dealt with accordingly if they really make deciding difficult. Unfortunately I doubt the app store will ever come to be like android market...the sheer fact that developers have to pay Apple to develop for their platform won't be driving app prices down, that's for sure.
It's only a $100 per year. It's pocket change to big companies and anyone who has a successful app.
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That's true but still won't do much other than let you have a few more tabs open and a few more applications saved in memory. I think iOS is more efficient in that regard, for example, iOS 5 runs quite well on a 3GS, and it only has 256MB LPDDR RAM and a 600MHz processor.
Eh, Android 2.3 runs quite well on a similar specced Android phone, but not the HTC Dream lol but that has 192MB RAM so yeah.

And the more efficient it is the more the additional RAM benefits it.
    
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Eh, Android 2.3 runs quite well on a similar specced Android phone, but not the HTC Dream lol but that has 192MB RAM so yeah.

And the more efficient it is the more the additional RAM benefits it.
Mmm, eh? Well I don't know too much about droids so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt

Perhaps. I can't wait until Anandtech's review comes out, I like how he does his articles. Very in-depth and well designed.
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It's only a $100 per year. It's pocket change to big companies and anyone who has a successful app.
Very true, but the people who make up the smartphone dev community aren't just big companies, many are small, part-time devs. And $100 a year is a slap in the face to the application developers who don't want to develop full-time. It isn't encouraging if you have to pay $100 and need to price your apps just to break even...and that's why there are few good free apps made by small time devs

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I had no idea about something like that, but does it work 100% of the time?
I'm not sure if the app works 100% of the time, but I know that a modified host sessions file does. It blocks ALL ads, even ads in the browser go away.
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