Originally Posted by msremmert
I love my Galaxy S. Easily the best phone I've had the pleasure of owning but I still find that while the apps are more than up to scratch, possibly due to the variations in hardware configurations or due to the fact that so many people love Apple's products, I find the games are still lacking.
I know this phone has so much power to give and it's hardly being tapped. It's a waste of potential at present.
All these different hardware variations make it difficult to optimize a game for one particular product - and plus there's no guarantee a well built game is going to pay off as a result. Maybe with the release of the Nexus S and now, "Hummingbird" has become quite a buzzword in the Android marketplace, we will see development step up.
Once this obstacle has been conquered, Google will decimate all.
Just my thoughts anyway.
Honeycomb, not Hummingbird. Hummingbird is a mobile processor that is also being implemented. Honeycomb is Android 3.0.
Originally Posted by ForumViewer
Apple is hardly getting owned. Just compare Apple's profit margins to that of HTC or any other android handset maker. Apple is laughing all the way to bank while other manufacture's struggle. Apple doesn't need iOS to be the market leader to be successful...at all. lol
Also considering that about every carrier in the US literally gives Android phones away for free. I've never seen so many B1G1 deals before on phones.
HTC and Motorola are both raking in massive profits, have you read their financial reports? And they can give them away that easily because they can sell them that easily when 75% of the smartphones in the store run Android. You have low end ones (IE: Moto Devour, LG Ally) and high end ones (DX). The carriers are able to do this because Motorola and HTC do not charge nearly as much for the handset wholesale price as Apple does. Plus, Verizon always has B1G1 deals. Frankly, with anything higher than a midrange phone, AT&T can't afford it. And it's only gonna get worse for them if they can't find the cash to ramp up 4G, pronto.
Originally Posted by Draggin
personally I felt the same way, but I got use to it again after realizing I was saving seconds.
(Click one button, press a contact, talk) - Apple
(slide screen over, click contacts, scroll to name, click name, press call, talk) - android
(I do enjoy free angry birds on the android though) - hacked nook color.
What in the world. Read the two highlighted steps...you combined them in the Apple version. Not to mention, you do have to hit contacts on an iPhone...they aren't just scattered everywhere. So your instructions are a massive fail. That's crappy. Here's a revised version.
iPhone: Hit button, hit contacts, scroll to contact, hit contact, call, talk.
Droid: Wake it up, unlock screen, hit contacts, scroll to contact, hit big green phone on the right side, talk.
Droid has the same amount of steps. Or one less, if your iPhone has a screen lock...
Sir, your point is invalid.