How do you see Apple killing Android forever ?

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  1. AQ_OC

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    Android is on version 4. That is not infancy. It won't be ready for prime time until version 7. And many will waste time, money, and effort waiting for it to get right. This is exactly what we all did with windows.
     
  2. HappyPelican

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    I feel Android's biggest problem is having just too much out there. Anyone can walk into a store like Big Lots and buy an android tablet for $99 and think they are getting a great deal. Hell, even CVS is selling cheap Android tablets now. The problem with this is.....they are GARBAGE! When you think about, the average Joe really isn't all that tech savy so he or she has no idea what to buy. These people get their bargain tablet home and that's it, this is now their first Impression of the android platform and go running right into Apple's arms.

    This may not be a great example but it's the truth. Android has so much potential but unfortunately the market is flooded with junk which is where Apple is able to move in for the kill, so to speak.
     
  3. Kaykaykay

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    I don't agree that everyone buys for the "Android experience." There are some people who want the extreme flexibility of Android, but most people on smart phones typically don't customize much, root, flash, etc., for instance. There just aren't that many technically savvy people, lol. Many people don't even do any research; they show up at a store, play with a few phones, maybe take a salesperson's rec, (or maybe they saw an ad) and get a device. (The people you see on this forum are generally better informed about tech and more interested in gadgets than most.)

    I bought my Kindle Fire specifically as an ereader (for its size and backlighting) and first foray into Android. I wanted to see what kind of apps were available, and test drive them.

    I bought the Note like I buy every device -- I'm prepared to return them if it turns out that my research fell short. It took me only a few hours to love it, though. I've managed to do everything I needed without sweating it. I have movies, music, audiobooks, books and apps on it, and I've given it raves to everyone who asks. (Battery life is middling, but I've ordered a spare, which I can pop out.) I've seen two other women at work with a Note, and they both love it. One is technical; one isn't.

    I still use my Kindle Fire. I prefer the size for book reading at home, and I sometimes watch movies on it while I charge one iPad and use the other for surfing. (I often use two devices at the same time.) I love the Note's portability and dual phone and tablet functions on the go, but I don't see why I should use a 5" phablet at home when I have two iPads and a Fire.

    I did abandon my Kindle e-ink device, which I got a lot of use out of before iPad ever existed. I was from home for extended periods and my Kindle reader was a lifeline. I still have it, in case of natural disaster, when its amazing battery life would be key.

    It's great to have choices. I use what works best for me at the moment.

    At this point, the main things that would sell me on a new device: significantly longer battery life; easy loading of non-iTunes content (even if that means I no longer buy Apple devices); more storage space (though my Note takes 32GB SD cards, which I've bought); and significantly lighter weight.
     
  4. Seadog

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    Apple has been through rough times, but has always survive. They are better for it, because after what happened when Jobs was ousted. He learned more about how the world outside of Apple worked. With his experience with NeXt and Pixar, he was a better leader when he returned. More so, he learned to develop a team training program that made sure that his legacy would live on. Granted, his visionary thinking is not going to be easy to get around, but the company has built a solid operation that can endure for a long time. Other than that, no company is immune to the problem of not keeping up with change. Over decades, Apple may fall into the same category that Sears, American Airlines, and many other companies wind up in. However, the chances are that Google is more likely to reach there first.
     
  5. Kaykaykay

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    I think people who cheap out get what they pay for when it comes to electronics. And I agree that some people misjudge Android devices as a group because they assume that every Android device is the same, but that defies common sense to me. I don't see Apple killing Android, though.
     
  6. NoNoBadDog

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    Not a chance! Android is in many respects superior to iOS. I am on my third Android phone, and will never look back. Much faster than my iPhone, much better screen, and a better selection of apps. Add to that the fact that I can tailor it to my liking, and a better interface, and I actually consider Android the better choice. One exception: the new iPad. It is better than any current Android tablet on the market.

    Sent from my iPad 3rd Gen using ipf
     
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    You are daydreaming if you think android has better apps than iOS. And frankly, nothing I do on my iPhone could be any faster other than having 4g rather than 3G, but that is net speed, not phone. Finally, the droid have grown too fat, that why I chose not to get one even if I had to give up unlimited 4g.
     
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    Not dreaming at all...all based on personal experience. There are better apps on the Android market because they do not have to meet the approval of an authority like apple apps do. They update more regularly, and mre functional, and more robust. (swype, handcent, tohers come to mind, but there are truly many).

    And yes, I meant the processor and the phoe is faster (not comparing 3G, 4G, etc, but just opening apps, etc.

    While I was once like you and thought iOS was superior, that ship has sailed.

    I have no concept of what you mean by "the droid has grown too fat". I have the Bionic, and it is thinner than the iPhone (although not now that I have the extended battery).

    That brings up another point...I can add storage via 32GB micro-sd on my phone, as well as replace or upgrade the battery. Try that with your iPhone.

    My iPhone days are over. I have seen myself that there is better hardware and better apps in the android world.
     
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    Dude...you are indeed dreaming...if you think those few things you mention are decent apps...most serve to improve functionality already on the phone...which points out some inferiority in the OS, if you ask me....I have tons of Android apps and I don't see them as being better at all...and they certainly aren't more fun. And just because they don't have to meet some authority doesn't make them better.

    And so what if you can add 32GB to your phone...I just bought a 64GB model. That's plenty. And I don't need to swap the battery...the phone will be gone before I need to do that..and if I decide I need more battery, I can just add a battery case. Plenty of third-party stuff for the iphone. I bet you can only find one or two for your phone. And all the best android phones are huge and you know it. Your phone is old by phone standards.
     
  10. paulvalerio

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    Apple's inability to tailor your experience to your device is one hit, iTunes may have awesome apps, but I am restricted to using it for everything! Trend with Apple to limit user's ability to get bargains? Let's not forget they just settled a lawsuit for price setting e-books. Android has its own market, but also has other android app markets, amazon, Samsung's media hub, etc. The ability to add more memory via micro sd cards will always give Android an edge over Apple, I don't care if they carry a 64gb model, you can't add more! I don't care about the .6 mm difference the iPhone 4s has on my Galaxy Note's depth, I care that my note has a screen that 1.8 INCHES bigger. Apple makes amazing tablets, but they will never kill Android just because of the phone market and Apple's unwillingness to listen to their customers and make changes they want, Steve Jobs was wrong when he stated people don't know what they want, Apple just ignores it.
     

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