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(That article is from BEFORE the Apple/Samsung verdict...)
I don't think the recent posts (or the stock price) dispute that it has been lucrative.
This ruling has revealed a combination of:
-shrewd decisions by Apple
-a combination of naivety and incompetence by Sammy
It says a lot about the two companies and little about the two OS's going forward.
At some point, Apple can't just rely on their influence and vertical integration to carry them. They can operate from a position of strength now (and in the foreseeable future) because of their hardware and content distribution. Other handsets have passed them by long ago.
This post was edited by PoorMike 20 months ago
Except that article was written before the samsung verdict
Is that true? I haven't followed other phones very closely, but are they really that much better than the iphone?
I have never heard of a person not liking their droid better if they make the switch. The problem is getting them out of the cult is so hard.
Comparing new droid phones to the 4s just isn't a fair fight at this point. We'll see if that changes after the iPhone 5 comes out.
No they are not much better. They are on the same field. The larger screens are nice and I you like the freedom to tweak around, droid is for you.
There's anecdotal evidence for both sides. I have see people switch away from droid and are now happy. I have seen people switch to droid that are now happy.
iPhones are competitive with Androids for the first 3-6 months of their lifecycle(one year), for the second half of their lifecycle they are woefully outperformed because the Android production cycle is quicker, new phones come out once a quarter or once a month instead of once a year.
That's just hardware-wise. As far as software goes it's a preference thing mostly but iOS is so rooted(no pun intended) in certain ways of doing things that it's hard for them not to be overtaken by more flexible software.
I just can't get that fired up about a fucking phone. I see no practical every day use difference between the 4-5 year old 3G iPhone I have and anything newer.
Voice recognition is a HUGE improvement. I literally use it about 50 times a day to type emails etc.
IT's pretty amazing how good it is, even in the car with the radio on
Public companies the size of Apple don't exist :). Apple is the world's largest publicly traded company, 50% larger than something like ExxonMobile. But agreed, that any reasonably sized company will be shady as anything. The problem is that most people think Apple isn't like that also. I know plenty of people who would vehemently deny that Apple has ever copied or taken inspiration from any other product or company.
My 3G is slow as fucking molasses. Can't wait to get the new iphone.
I would consider a different model, but I am too lazy to figure out how a different phone works.
I was in Chicago this weekend and the 4G reception was perfect, my phone flew like it was operating on wireless. 4G alone makes me not want to kill someone every time I look up something.
I'm not a power-user though, so I don't think any of the differences between Apple and Android really affect me. It's a lot of hair-splitting and a good bit of status-whoring for sure.
Wait, iphones don't have turn-by-turn gps?
You used to have to buy a 3rd party app and now apple will have it built in for free. They had the GPS in there.
Still waiting for an answer to this.
Fine, you can hate on Apple as much as you want, but look at the other phones that have come out in the past 2 years. What major innovation has come out of them?
We're no longer at the point where major phones are going to make huge leaps and bounds.
I just embarrassed myself with this post
historicus put it in better context than I did.
iPhones are leading edge when they come out, but that's about it.
Android and iOS are in some respect apples and oranges. iOS phones are better at what they do, they just don't let you do as much.
I had an iPhone before I got a Droid. I use that iPhone as music player now (and it's a pretty good one).
what is it that they do better?
My biggest complaint w/ droid is that you have to wait until the carrier approves and releases their own version of the OS. In addition, carriers put a TON of bloatware on the phones that is totally wasteful. "AT&T Navigator"? Ew
While the google phones get the OS immediately, that goes against what Historcus said in saying that they have the advantage after 4-6 months because the google phones only come out once a year as well
This sounds like something you got from the Apple equivalent of democratic underground or the jewish defense league.
I had zero "bloatware" on my phone.
New Droids come out all the time.
New google phones don't, and the other droids have to wait a long long time to get the newest Android OS (unless you root of course)
And maybe it's changed, but when google phones first came out, there was a ton of ATT/Verizon specific apps automatically installed.
This post was edited by HamsterHuey 20 months ago
Just root your phone and install stock Android. Google, Samsung, HTC and Motorola all make at least one top of the line Droid phone per year.
Okay sure, but my point is you have to root it.
Any complaints you have with the iOS, just jailbreak it and install anything you want.
It's the same thing
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