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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Seadog, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Seadog

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    An interesting article by a computer consultant/guru explained about the Android situation. Droid was created as a smart phone OS, and was designed with a limit of 5" for the screen. While Google recognized that Android had the best shot at competing with iOS, they have not been able to whip the screen size limits. The 7" screens being put out are the result of tweaking the exisiting software to its limits. They are coming out with Android 3.0 any time now, but it will not be until next summer that they will come out with Android 4.0 that has the ability to handle up to 10" screen sizes.

    The estimation is that wiith all the new android devices coming out, they will sell about one million Android tablets this year. Compared to the over 13 milllion iPads, that is not much. And Apple is predicted to sell 32-36 million next year.

    As for those who hate iTunes, your reasoning is spurious. It is like those who hate Wal-Mart. Companies cater to the majority of their target base. Apple does not compete with Microsoft, Google, or Motorola. Wal-Mart does not compete with Target, Sears, or Best Buy. They determine what their core customers want and how to make it work. You are not locked into iTunes other than for syncing which is an as needed feature. You do not have to spend money for iTunes. Movies can be downloaded from anywhere and watched for free. Music can be bought from any legitimate store and transfered through itunes.
     
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    bummer no android on my iPad then.very informative thanks dude
     
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    Where do you get off saying some user's dislike of Itunes is "spurious" (fake? .. really?)? I dislike it because it is bloated, slow, and has failed to modernize to devices that can collect media outside of Itunes. There is nothing spurious here, it is simply a program in need of a major overhaul and that seems to be a real (not spurious) and growing opinion.
     
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    My Droid X is very happy with its OS and my iPad is happy with its OS. So all is fine in happyville. :)
     
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    Never heard of the word spurious but I assume it means fake. iTunes used to be good but now it is full of bugs and slow on my windows seven 4GB ram laptop. The entire idea if synching is also ridiculous and one of the reasons I converted from ipads into walkmans. If Jobs doesn't change his stupid itunes I might convert again once a decent tablet device comes out. Until now I will keep on using my iPad.
     
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    You are overplaying the problem with screen size. Yes, the current versions of Android have been modified to handle larger screens, as they weren't meant to natively handle the size. But the modifications that they have done work very well. Have you used any of the Android tablets? The 7" and 10" screens still work quite well.
     
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    Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine; false

    Blaming iTunes is just a copout. Is it perfect, no. Is it good, yes. iTunes is an integral part of the iPod culture. It is the reason the iPad is so popular. Apple had to create a means to get data to the iPods. It became the number one retailer of music. Then they came out with the iPhone and people were downloading music to it. It was a natural process to include the distribution of apps as part of iTunes. Before the iPhone, the concept of apps was nothing, and iTunes made it happen. The introduction of the iPad was totally dependent on a mature system of apps to use on it. So saying that iTunes is the problem with the iPad is spurious. The big issue is that iTunes has outgrown its original format and needs a better way of finding things. It is like the Library of Congress. Everything is there, but the sheer size of the place is a hassle.

    Eveything must adapt. Wal-Mart took the megacenter to its limits, but now people are upset because they are too big to get around easily. So now, Wal-Mart is doing smaller stores, neighborhood markets, etc. Apple will have to come up with ways to create a hub system that allows access to numerous small groups of content.
     
  8. DaveSt

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    But you have to see Seadog that you are simply applying your opinion to everyone else and then saying they are making a false assertion. I can assure you that if someone feels that Itunes is the biggest problem with the Ipad (and I would argue the Ipad has plenty of issues much bigger than Itunes) then it is just that for them. Your opinion doesn't matter to the people that don't want to have their mobile device weighed down by a clunky desktop application. I think we all understand where Itunes came from and why it was needed. I understand the argument you are making and I agree with a lot of it, but telling everyone else that their argument (that is true for them) is false is just pure arrogance.
     
  9. DaveSt

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    I agree with you. I would also say that the same argument about an OS developed for a small screen size applies just as much to iOS. I think you can just look at the fact that many built in apps that are standard fare on the iPhone and iPod Touch weren't included with the original iPad firmware sort of makes this point. The standard apps just don't work that great on the iPad because there is so much more screen to deal with.
     
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    you do have a good argument however the problem with iTunes is that it simply doesn't run well on Windows. and while it is a mature app, it has also become a bloated slow giant that has matured too much into something that even my 4GB of RAM, 7200RPM hard drive and Core 2 Duo can't handle right. there is no reason why iPads and iPods have to be loaded with iTunes. Fine, let it be part of the so called "culture" but let there also be an ALTERNATIVE way of putting files on my iPad. it wouldn't be too hard for apple to allow you to load up files onto your iPad like you do on a flash drive. Sony did it with their walkman (major reason why i switched) and apple should do the same. The big reason however why Mr.Jobs will never do it is for the big iTunes monopoly. He knows that the moment people won't be forced to use iTunes, most of them will simply uninstall that unresponsive application and load up files themselves. Just browse this forum and you will see pages after pages after pages of people complaining how much they can't stand iTunes on Windows. Obviously Apple is doing something wrong. And getting a Mac is not an excuse, I like windows and I love my thinkpads. If Blackberry plays their cards well with Playbook, they might have my next $500. So long iTunes culture!
     

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