How do you see Apple killing Android forever ?

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  1. Kaykaykay

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    By the way, is Leo Laporte actually calling this a phablet even though it's not a phone? A phablet is supposed to be a phone-tablet.
     
  2. AQ_OC

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    No, he is calling the Note a phablet. I used the term incorrectly above referring to the Galaxy player. Leo is a big Note fan.
     
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    I try to listen to Leo as often as I can. Not long before the Note became his favorite, it was the iPhone 4S. He recently put Liquipel on his 4S and dropped it in water to see if Liquipel works. The phone went dead and he was going to put it in rice to dry it up. I never his follow up on the phone's fate!

    I like and his advice a lot, but I don't know how serious to take him when he shifts to different phones.

    That said, I've been agonizing over what smart phone to get next. I've had a 3GS for over two years now and debating between the Note and the 4S. Right now the Note is winning.
     
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    For me both server different needs and customer focus.
    Let me preface my reply by saying I enjoy both iOS and Android and have no bias against either.... I have use cases for both and they both have a firm place in my daily connectivity:
    iOS on the iPad 3 (formerly iPad 1) is great. Consistent user experience - fast OS, no crashes - great battery life etc.... Also great for people who are afraid of computers or simply not very comfortable with them. I gave iPads as gifts to various family members that have a challenge using a PC and they are all extremly happy with it.
    On the other hand I could not see using an iOS phone: I need true multitasking and background processing on my phone - additionally the notification pulldown in iOS is still crap compared to Android - so for something used more interactively (calls, messages, status updates) I find the Android implementation vastly superior.... On the multitasking front I need to get all my messages, updates etc... in the background so when I am in the subway during my commute I have everything (e.g. GOOD for Enterprise, Readability updates etc..) to read.... If I was in an environment where I had a good signal close to 100% of the time this might be more of a moot point - but in reality in the NYC area background data syncs are a must.....
    Just my 5 cents - I hope both will survive and thrive - they both fit my communication needs well and I enjoy both platforms...
     
  5. NoNoBadDog

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    Clearly, you are incapable of seeing or understanding anything other than Apple. I feel sympathy for you about that.
     
  6. AQ_OC

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    I saw his follow up. He got the phone replaced at the Apple store. The guy known as Soldier Knows Best also dunked his 4S...but his lived through the process, at least until the end of the podcast! :)

    I think Leo is straight up. He owns multiple phones and tablets because he considers it his job to be in the know on tech (he bills himself on his weekend podcasts as "The Tech Guy") so what he is doing makes total sense to me. He explained why he likes the Note and I have zero problems with this reasoning. While I am a big guy, I don't have fat fingers. I have large hands, though, but I still don't like a large phone. I've been playing clarinet since 12yro and I am a touch typist. Leo has the short, fat stubby fingers (paraphase of his words, more or less). He claims he can see the Note's screen better. So, the Note seems to make total sense, for him. And for others, too. I carry my phone in my pocket and I'm picky about how it fits in my hand, so for something I'm going to carry around, I'd rather have the traditional candy bar design.

    If you think you like the Note, go for it! The Note wasn't even a choice for me. My choice was between the Razr Maxx, Nexus, and 4S. Both Droids are really nice 4G phones, but simply too large. And I was pissed with my most recent experience with my Android phone...a bug in the OS, due to HTC, wasted a whole lot of my time after causing me months of grief. I had to run for cover, as I actually do have a JOB! :)

    Tech is supposed to be fun, not a third-party induced time waster. :)
     
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    I could say the same thing about you, regarding Android.
     
  8. Kaykaykay

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    Soldier Knows Best is cool; I've seen him run over stuff, bang on it with a hammer, etc., though not heard him on Laporte. (I'm impatient, lol, so I prefer to read tech blogs and skip among items that catch my interest.)

    I have small hands (petite Asian woman here), and the Note is a perfect size for me, but not for one-hand use, of course. I've been able to fit the Note into all my slacks pockets, surprisingly, except those with those pretend pockets that only hold lint and change, lol. It also fits in all but a couple of my purses (the evening bags that basically hold lipstick and a compact).

    Totally agree on tech fun rather than tech work. If I can't get something to work out of the box, I return it. It's not like I couldn't probably figure it out, but I don't spend money so I can be inconvenienced.
     
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  9. paulvalerio

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    My phone isn't fat, it's beefy. I'm sorry if being a man with large hands makes me prefer a larger phone compared to a squinting to appreciate a retina display.
    I don't enjoy slowing down my device by putting so much memory on my actual phone, I love the ability to store apps on micro sd cards, move the card to another phone, laptop, etc. or carry movies on a card when I take a trip. The sad fact is Apple uses the technique of not allowing upgradeable hardware to make more $. Micro sd cards are not slowed down unless you buy the cheap versions that aren't made for what your using them for.
    You can keep your petite phone, I prefer my big boy toy.

    Photo is a good natured joke!


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  10. DaveSt

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    Exactly how are we defining "fat" in terms of phones? My iPhone 4S is an absolute brick compared to most Android phones out there but it does have a smaller screen than many at the same time. One nice thing about Android (being said as a 4S owner) is the versatility in devices available. If you want a small light phone you can get it. If you want a huge screen you can get it. If you want a slide out keyboard (something my next phone WILL have) you can get that too.
     

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