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post #61 of 102
Android > iOS anyday.

Iphones are cheap pieces of crap that break easily. Why would I pay more for that?
post #62 of 102
Moved. Editorials aren't considered news.
post #63 of 102
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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.


1080p is pure gimmick. the difference between 350+440ppi is not visible to the human eye
post #64 of 102
Ice Cream Sandwhich is an immensely more dynamic OS
    
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Ice Cream Sandwhich is an immensely more dynamic OS

i upgraded to ics and didn't really notice the difference, beyond everything being running a lot faster and smoother. i androids goal of getting everything 60fps is cool, but i dont know how id really notice that for ui elements on such a small screen. might be cool for games.
post #66 of 102
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Android > iOS anyday.

Iphones are cheap pieces of crap that break easily. Why would I pay more for that?

Make something out of glass and it'll break, a ton of Android phones use glass for their screens. What's your point?
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post #67 of 102
Did anybody read the actual damn article, obnoxious headline aside? It called everything as it is, and it is certainly true that android owes its success because its so ubiquitous among budget options, and not because of its flagship phones. It didn't even take that market from Apple, its simply replacing all the dumb phones that came free with contract (or cost $30 or w/e). Apple might have the iphone 4 free with contract, but even that doesn't address the massive prepaid market. It called Apple elitist (and not in a flattering way) quite a few times.
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post #68 of 102
I had the original iPhone and I loved it. But then everyone got one and the EDGE slowed to a crawl and the mobile web has been a slow pile of junk ever since.

When that one wore out, I got an Android because it was cheap and I could buy one without a contract. I would really rather have an iPhone again, but I don't like the contracts and limited data plans and the $80 per month bill when I can get unlimited data and an Android phone of my choice for $45 per month on Boost.

Just sayin.......
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post #69 of 102
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i upgraded to ics and didn't really notice the difference, beyond everything being running a lot faster and smoother. i androids goal of getting everything 60fps is cool, but i dont know how id really notice that for ui elements on such a small screen. might be cool for games.

It's the recents tab I like. Besides not being limited to one hardware buttuon (you can have 1-5 on android), you can do more things at any given time without scrolling or changing windows. Also, watching videos utilizes the full screen...
    
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What a joke of an article. He should be banned from writing any more.
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