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I love android, and what developers have done with it (thank you XDA). That said, i absolutely loathe what some companies are doing with android. Archos android PMPs are pitiful and almost unusable, and the Galaxy tab i played with at BB was extremely laggy. While Android for phones is awesome, i don't understand why companies are putting froyo on tablets and selling them when they don't work like they should. Its like when everyone thought Vista was horrible because dell put it on grossly underpowered laptops.
    
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So much hate!
And when I thought Ati and Nvidia fanboys were the worse.

Some of you guys are SO obsessed with the brand/OS of your phone, it's saddening really.

To sum up what I see on teh internet:
Apple/iOS sucks because it's popular (LMAO) and not 1337 enough
Android sucks because it's not Apple (LMAO)

Apple/iOS is awesome because everyone says so! (just great)
Android is awesome because know I'm not like everyone else! (even greater)

Regarding the news, it's not really surprising. iOS= 1 or 2 devices
Android= over 9000.

So yeah, I won't say "**** YEAH MORE ANDROID!!" but "...finally?"
Edited by MacA - 12/26/10 at 8:31pm
post #53 of 124
I don't see why I should get an Android running phone over my 3GS... I just don't see what it does more.

Good news for Android I suppose , but I have to say that it would be surprising to see Apple keeping up with only 1 phone when there's more than 40+ phones running Android
post #54 of 124
If your a technical person, Android is so much funner than iOS because developers at XDA are doing lots of cool stuff...such as my Galaxy S has Gingerbread port on it...LOVEEEEEE IT!!!! But if you don't like that type of stuff...stay with simple iOS.
Edited by neonlazer - 12/26/10 at 8:38pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by msremmert View Post
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.

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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.
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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.
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post #56 of 124
Where are the pretty graphs and charts? How can you create an article on market share without pretty graphs and charts!

I should get a droid, I just dunno which one (I have a stupid phone at the moment).
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Android is good and all, but the simplicity of iOS is key.
Really.. I personally find Android easier. Try turning Wifi on and off on iOS. Slide to unlock 1, flip a few pages to the side 2 and 3, settings 4, Wifi, 5 then hitting ON. that is 6 steps. or more sometimes. Just to enable Wifi.

Android, slide to unlock, or for me trackball wake. Then just the touch of a single widget and your off. Thats it. Done deal. 2 steps.. Things like that make android amazing. Custom LAuncher's like ADW Launcher EX is just incredible. All the things you can change and personalize for yourself makes android just that much better.. 2011 WILL be the year of the Android, and of Google! (2010 was sort of also)

oh and those wanting to play some AMAZING games that will show what type of gaming Android DOES now that it's had time to develop. Try these

Dungeons n Dragons
Jet Stunt Cars (One of my favorites)
Mega Jump
Towzer
Speedx 3D
NOVA
Brothers in Arms 2
NFL 2011.

there's so many now. Android gaming is only going to get bigger and better in 2011. then when Sony releases the Sony Play, or PSPhone or whatever. things will start a rocking
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It's not very surprising when you consider the amount of phones Android is on compared to Apple.
Also, considering here in the US that AT&T is a crappy network. Verizon picking up an iphone model will def be a boost for apple.

Either way, I love my android phone (HTC Evo).
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Well this didn't take long to turn into a fapple vs fandroid debate, did it.

I would not call Apple innovative. I do give them props for taking whats already available technologically, and making a solid, well designed product out of it. The unfortunate downside of this is that in order to maintain that solid design, they control most, if not all aspects of the experience. you must have their seal of approval to do just about anything, or be shunned and punished. Contrast that with everything else, where you have a lot more freedom, but as a trade off you end up with compatibility issues (because theres many many many many more types of hardware and software that must play together) and stupid people having way too much power to do stupid things (Privacy/Security/User Error issues).

Really, modern day Apple is a lot like Halo. Nothing new, they just did the same old stuff really well, in a well designed package.

I would say google is far more innovative than Apple, but at the core, it's really the developers and the users innovativeness that matters, not the companies that build the platforms. However, I'd argue that Google is far more open and encouraging of that innovativeness than Apple is.

Thus why I bought my Nexus S today. And love love love it.
Edited by TheSprunk - 12/27/10 at 1:58am
    
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To be fair, for me its less about loving Android and more about hating Apple. Apple removes all user choice and they dictate what hardware and software you can use. This level of control can make a very strong phone platform, but its just not a phone platform I want anything to do with.
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