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Originally Posted by meetajhu View Post

Android is BS. If Apple is allowing to install iOS on other phones i bet every phone manufacturer will use only that!

thats pretty funny, why would any company want to pay apple loyalty for their unstable, messy, restrictive os? let alone customers..we're in america, not north korea, we defend freedom, ios does not promote freedom
 
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post #52 of 102
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

I love how the iPhone 5 looks identical to the first one 6 years later yet Apple is supposedly on the "cutting edge"! Ooooh, they made it a little longer this time.....Must have one naow!!! rolleyes.gif

You are so off base with this....

Geeze man! Keep up!

Apple is on the "rectangular shape with rounded corners!"

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post #53 of 102
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I can buy 5 iPhone 5s at cost when ever I want. I have a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 and a S3 because I like Android. Gizmodo is a trash site.

Pretty much this.

I was more than happy to abandon my iPhone for my Galaxy S3 ... paid cash for it so I didn't have to re-up my contract that expired. I also that same night bought a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. My wife liked my S3 so much, we went back a couple days later and she got one too.

To say that Android is only popular by the un-tech-savvy and the poor is beyond laughable.

Gizmodo is garbage.

'nuff said.
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meh i have an android and think android sucks. the chance of you getting os upgrades is pretty much nil, and if you do they are sure to be about a year late. yeah it's more like a true os, but who cares. multitasking on a screen that small is pointless. and google exercises no real control over the os, so you end up with all these idiotic interfaces that destroy battery life.

i wish w8 wasn't so awful, didn't force you to stick to one browser and use bing and had app support. i'd probably go with a windows phone for my next phone. apple products retain value for too long. as it is, ill probably just buy another android for $50 bucks on craigslist. i do love the inexpensiveness of android phones
post #55 of 102
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This article is so biased and inaccurate it hurts.

There are certainly premium android phones, and many of them have better features than the iphone 5. The iphone 5 doesn't even have the best screen.........

I also say this as an iphone 5 user. It's a nice phone but to say that all android phones are cheap junk? Come on. There are a lot of really good premium phones, with the added bonus of not having to deal with the travesty that is itunes*

*syncing itunes with iphone is and always has been completely stupid. Oh you want to sync? Let me just go ahead and delete everything from one of your devices because I messed up. Thanks apple.
post #56 of 102
Android can be especially powerful with 3rd party apps and such but otherwise, the lower end of the android spectrum can be complete garbage.

Needless to say, it's Apple vs the World. Come on people, move along.
 
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meh i have an android and think android sucks. the chance of you getting os upgrades is pretty much nil, and if you do they are sure to be about a year late. yeah it's more like a true os, but who cares. multitasking on a screen that small is pointless. and google exercises no real control over the os, so you end up with all these idiotic interfaces that destroy battery life.

i wish w8 wasn't so awful, didn't force you to stick to one browser and use bing and had app support. i'd probably go with a windows phone for my next phone. apple products retain value for too long. as it is, ill probably just buy another android for $50 bucks on craigslist. i do love the inexpensiveness of android phones

What are you talking about? Several Android phones have higher resolution and larger screens than the IP5.....

I also have had excellent battery life on all my Android phones, that is one of my last complaints about them. As for the UI, change it if you don't like it, it is that easy! There are so many mods and ways to customize the phone to exactly what YOU want, and not what Apple SAYS YOU WANT.
    
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post #58 of 102
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Android can be especially powerful with 3rd party apps and such but otherwise, the lower end of the android spectrum can be complete garbage.

Needless to say, it's Apple vs the World. Come on people, move along.

There's some variance among android phones, sure. It's like comparing the iphone 1 to the iphone 5 in some respects - the key point here is that the author stated that all android phones are cheap junk.

This is not true. There are many excellent android phones with many exceeding the capabilities of the iphone 5. Iphone 5 also does not have the best screen - and this divide will be even greater when the Galaxy S4 hits. That will sport a true full HD 1080p screen on a phone.
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As much as I've loved my Android phones (GNex currently), I really want to try out a premium WP8 phone next. I wish HTC would make a WP8 version of its new DNA...
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

As much as I've loved my Android phones (GNex currently), I really want to try out a premium WP8 phone next. I wish HTC would make a WP8 version of its new DNA...

I have some buds with the lumia 920 and they all love it. The only detraction is if you're really into games, there aren't many games designed for WP8 but I personally don't bother with that stuff on smartphones - you'll be able to find any application you need otherwise. The app selection isn't as great as android but, everything you need should be represented well.
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