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As far as the OS goes i always felt Android was a bit lacking here and there while doing many things that iOS could not do. With ICS 4.0 i dont thing i will look at iOS anymore. As of now forgetting App Market which i personally thing is silly because Android has tons of Apps too the OS is much better then iOS.
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I think for a lot of people, iPhone is just the easy choice. They know how to use one, they know that the apps and games they want are available on it, and they know that it is fast and so on. With Android, they're not sure how to use it, all the phones look different, and they are overwhelmed by choices from different manufacturers. It DEFINITELY doesn't help when you have HTC releasing about 500 Android phones in a year, and then all the US carriers deciding that they should take the phone that's being sold in one market and rename it completely just because it's on their carrier now. All this does is gets people completely confused and then thinking "okay, I should just buy an iPhone then".

But Android is catching up, and there are a lot of great improvements with Ice Cream Sandwich, the biggest one for me being the speed. I was hopeful when HTC announced the One series, but Sprint have already gone and ruined it by making a phone with a stupid name that will confuse people. frown.gif
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LOL I updated my Samsung Captivate(AT&T Galaxy) to ICS from Froyo. OMG what an improvement!!! Its given my phone a whole new life!! Its so crisp, smooth and fast.
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I think for a lot of people, iPhone is just the easy choice. They know how to use one, they know that the apps and games they want are available on it, and they know that it is fast and so on. With Android, they're not sure how to use it, all the phones look different, and they are overwhelmed by choices from different manufacturers. It DEFINITELY doesn't help when you have HTC releasing about 500 Android phones in a year, and then all the US carriers deciding that they should take the phone that's being sold in one market and rename it completely just because it's on their carrier now. All this does is gets people completely confused and then thinking "okay, I should just buy an iPhone then".
But Android is catching up, and there are a lot of great improvements with Ice Cream Sandwich, the biggest one for me being the speed. I was hopeful when HTC announced the One series, but Sprint have already gone and ruined it by making a phone with a stupid name that will confuse people. frown.gif

I sense this a lot. It really doesn't help Google when there are 500 phones from 10 different manufacturers on several different carriers with different Android versions. Needs to be more simplified and the carriers need to be less communist.
post #15 of 15
The market size debate is kind of a joke now, Android is at 450,000 something and Apple is at 550,000 (This doesn't include the amazon market or getting APKs from other sources [Yes you can actually do that on android]). If you want it there will almost always be some version of it unless it's incredibly niche. Android is also getting a lot better with ease of use, if you don't want to mess with settings than you don't have to, I gave my old captivate to my mom and she got the hang of it in a few hours and that's coming from a dumb phone. ICS has fixed many of the speed problems and phones are feeling more and more fluid. Apple needs to start letting up on the restrictions a bit or they may be getting in to trouble.
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