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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post

True, apps are only as good as the programmers making them--I agree, the OS is not to blame, but it's funny how the numbers work out.
The tablet is just your regular popular Transformer (not Prime). Nothing customized, never rooted or flashed, running the firmware updates that ASUS pushed out along with Ice Cream Sandwich. It's been one disappointment after another ever since "upgrading." :/
One of the things I wondered about that survey is whether or not jail broken devices were included in the results.

Oh, I actually meant what iOS device you were using, but nice anyway tongue.gif the Transformer looks pretty cool. I'd definitely root it if I was you.

I did play with a Transformer or a Prime in a store nearby, I like ICS from what I've seen, although I didn't try it for very long.
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post #52 of 96
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Marketing..

You didn't even know you needed those apps 4 years ago... now, they are the center fo some people's universe.


The difference between Windows7 phone & Android is palpable. Specially for people who have had phones for 20 years and not just buying into a Wall St grab. 


I'm done with "kid" phones & angry bird marketing. Going back to a real OS, with a word processor, spreadsheet, etc.. a complete OS, not just a gui. Coincidentally, almost anyone who hold a new Windows Phone gets it. (a complete package, not compartmentalized) I can't even dial "fastly" on my Android. Everything is layered, such as phone functions, which are still a primary function, now left to apps to get functionality from ur phone?

IMO, Androids are not "smart phones", but "dumb phones" that you have to make smarter with apps. Google was suppose to be cheap, for the people OS, yet that guise steamrolled with marketing.

iOS & Win 8 are the players in the Mobile OS market.... Android is a public marketing experiment..



It's free for a reason...   it is a gimmick to sell u a platform, styled as a phone which only purpose is to offer mediocrity, in hoped to drive you to purchase a half-dozen $0.99 apps ftw...



Once again, you realize that that when on windows phone and you open the dialer that is just an app right?

Also, there are office suites on android. You still don't have a clue

Most android apps that would be pay for apps on windows phone or iOS are free.

Also for this real OS you speak of, You also realize that Explorer in windows is also, just an application? That is what makes up todays operating systems. A GUI interface on top of a kernel.

Every mobile OS is just a gui Layer on top of some form of kernel or file system. You haven't the slightest idea what you are talking about.

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Just get one of these and keep your mouth shut.
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post #53 of 96
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The operating systems have different philosophies.
iOS needs an app for everything because there isn't much you can do through the OS alone.
Android on the other hand is practically a full blown OS, with proper keyboard/mouse integration, accessible storage, and a full browsing experience using Chrome. Why do I need an "eBay" app when I can just browse eBay.com as well as I could on a PC? Little effort goes into producing tablet apps for specific websites because on Android they simply aren't needed.
No, it doesn't. Android and iOS are very similar in those regards.
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At least Androids don't literally cost human lives...
What? You are kidding, right?
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Android is a fad, didn't even exist 4 years ago...
Android is not even a real Operating System, it just a UI for apps. Most people do not buy a phone for apps, but for communicating. Apps are for computers. but since most children don't have them, but phones, they have be told (or, learned from tv) to use the $300 phone to text, tweet & socialize with.
Yet, still a toy...  Tablet no different!
Android is irrelevant to nearly any discussion, unless you are talking about entertainment or hobbie'ism. (I cannot wait till Verizon get any WinPhone, as I cannot believe I got duped into getting an Android device, after owning an iPhone).
Android is a lightweight OS, so you can run it on a phone. It does not decrease its legitimacy as an OS. If you think Windows phone is a "true" OS while Android is a "fake" OS, prepare for disappointment.
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post #54 of 96
So let me get this straight, android tablet sucks because of poor developers. The article is misleading. The title says that the android tablet sucks as opposed to the google play.

Hmmm...OP just wanted a flame war.
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There's your problem.
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Can't accept someone else's opinion?
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I'm leaning towards two tools. Unity 3d or Game Maker, depending on if I go 3d or 2d... There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Thankfully the android version of unity is free for a little bit, and I already have the license. Also unity is much better for 3d stuffs. But I simply don't know how to use unity. Game maker I do know how to use, but the android version isn't out yet (but I hear is currently in beta). Not to mention 3d support is lacking. Sure there's hardware acceleration, but no shaders or 3d animations, and no way of knowing at the moment that they will even support 3d on mobile devices.

So really, it all comes down to this. Do you guys want a 3d game or a 2d game on your tablets? For an action RPG.
post #57 of 96
have you guys not heard of custom android roms? sheesh... cyanogenmod and miui have so much more functionality then an ipad or an iphone. and the apps aren't bad... you have to know where to look... and if you cant find an app, its most likely blocked because your device does not support it. simple, edit your build.prop file in /system on android..
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I saw the thread title and immediately thought some one was trying to start the mother of all flame wars. Then I clicked on the link and found that it was the actual article title. Ironically my dad who has an ipad 2, has downloaded only non ipad apps so everything looks pretty bad, while apps on my nook tablet look much better, even if they aren't the tablet version.
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LOL...but seriously...I'm still trying to figure out why people are ok with these half useful OSes. Fine for a phone but if a pad (they are not tablets yet) wants to be something more it needs a real OS. This pad fad thing makes me sad...I look at an Asus Transformer and cry knowing how great it would be with Linux(like a real distro) or even Win8 on it.

you only need 1 app on it, and thats remote desktop
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you only need 1 app on it, and thats remote desktop

I use Logmein on my OG 3G iPad quite a bit... probably the app I use the most besides goodreader
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