Had this idea for a thread comparing the mobile operating systems. The idea behind this one is to describe something for which you use your mobile device, and then for users of alternative operating systems to describe how they would do it on the other system. Although only iOS and Android are mentioned, it can be expanded to include Windows when MS decide to show their hand.
First, the rules. This forum gets more than it's fair share of requests for Flash. Flash is off-topic for the purposes of this thread. Second, no flame wars. I dont care which devices are better. I'm interested in how they compare to each other in the real world. This thread is intended to become a useful resource for people who are considering the purchase of a mobile device, not a place to attempt to batter your ideological opponents in the tablet wars. There are places for that. This is not one of them..
Posting guidelines. Describe a scenario in which you use your mobile device. The last sentence should be "Can Android/iOS do that?" This will identify the statements. To answer a statement, PLEASE QUOTE IT in every case so that readers can see the statement and response in the same post. Unless you want to make a very strong point, please don't use this thread for any other discussions about the relative merits of the operating systems. Any apps that you use can be mentioned by name, preferably including the current price, and links can be supplied to the app store or iTunes store. Unfortunately, since the forum does not allow external links, we cannot allow links to other app stores.
So describe a scenario in which you have used, either singly or in combination, your mobile devices, and let's see how other people manage to do the same thing. I'll get the ball rolling in the next post.