How do you see Apple killing Android forever ?

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  1. Kaykaykay

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    Agreed on choice being key.

    It doesn't really matter what "fat" means to one person vs. another. It's subjective, and the only person whose opinion really matters is the one buying the device. And even with things that someone might consider a drawback on a device, that person might be willing to make a tradeoff because the device offers other features he wants.

    Even if we had a grading scale for every device, with each feature broken down, each of us will have different uses, preferences, circumstances, carriers, etc., and we all weigh features differently.
     
  2. NoNoBadDog

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    You must have missed the part about me loving my iPad. There isn't anything in the tablet arena that beats the iPad. Conversely, there re many Android phones that are much better, faster, thinner, faster, lighter than the iPhone. So I am not dedicated to either exclusively; just open minded enough to know which is better.

    have you ever used an android phone?

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  3. seneca18

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    I have. I still like them and would love to get my hands on ICS for more than a few minutes at best buy but for me the iPhone was a natural switch since I already had an iPad. In my experience with my droids (listed below ) the iPhone is a more enjoyable device. Can't argue the fact that most all app developers make their money from ios and therefore make them available to us first and sometimes exclusively. The fact that I only have to purchase an app once and have it on both devices is also a plus.
     
  4. Kaykaykay

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    There are definitely more iOS apps and I thought I might miss the shared apps more after switching to an Android phone, but that hasn't turned out to be the case for me. YMMV, of course.

    The apps I use on my phone tend to be ones like Kindle, Audible, Skype, etc., which are available for free across platforms. When I travel and use more apps, I have at least one of my iPads with me, so I still have my iOS apps, and at home I've got access to all of them, of course.

    With Android, I've not looked and been unable to find anything I've wanted yet. (I don't play games, and maybe there are many of those that aren't available on Android, but I just don't miss them.) All the utility apps I want on any phone, I've been able to find for free. And I've discovered some tools -- like the multi-app killer and screen filter -- that I wish iOS had. What I miss from iOS on my Android phone are keyboard shortcuts and the ability to hit the top of the screen and scroll to the top. Maybe there are ways to do those things on Android that I've yet to discover?
     
  5. nipper

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    Most people who buy €99 tablets is for the kids , ipads are great but too expensive to give to a 5 year old , as they drop everything at that age ,,drop an ipad and its broken , drop a cheap android and its also broken , but not such a huge loss as its cheap enough to buy another one , i dont see apple still around in 10 years , they are like the sony's of tablets and phones and look at the mess sony is in , only time will tell , as long as johny ive stays they have a good future , as hes the real man behind apple now and in the jobs era
     
  6. AQ_OC

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    Dude...I own a Droid Incredible that I used for two years up until last month. It runs GingerBread and is sitting right here...I still use it but not as a phone. I also own an Acer Iconia Tab A500 that runs Honeycomb. I must own as many paid for Android apps as I own paid for iOS apps (maybe more, but I have not counted). I also owned a Nook Color which I installed pure Android on (using the SD card so I could keep the Nook software intact). I gave that to my bother, though, and he has wiped the Nook software off of it complete and runs some Nook Android version. I'm actually planning to get another Android tablet, too. I had the Transformer Prime on pre-order but canceled it in January amist all the problems people where having. I'm looking at getting probably a Samsung something or other.

    But you and others can say whatever you want concerning Android phones...I'm going to disagree all day long. Your experience is just that, your experience. Mine is my experience and it counts for me more than yours and others. You can't claim you're open-minded and then claim you know which is better. You have an opinion about which is better. And your opinion is just that, your opinion. The hassles I went through with my Droid Incredible from the end of 2011 to when I switched would not have existed on an iPhone. And if they did at least there would have been a finger to point at one entity: Apple. With the Android, you had both Google and HTC involved. The problem was due to HTC and they simply did nothing about it. And Verizon and Google were useless.

    And lets not even talk about how sluggish HC is on my Iconia. I'm still waiting for Acer to release the update to ICS. Someone here claims that ICS on this tablet runs well, so I'm trying to hold out for that.

    This model that Google is using is the same one that existed with Windows. Windows running on hardware from a zillion different vendors. Years and years of headaches with hardware, drivers, and this and that. Only now, with Windows 7, have the problems been worked through to a reasonable point to end users. The same is happening with Google on mobile devices. I'm convince they will eventually get it all right, but after a lot of crap in the mean time. And don't think I am unaware of all the issues that people have with the various Android phones. I've spent lots of time on the Android forums and the XDA Developers forums reading pages and pages of complains by users.

    Finally, your comment about "much better, faster, thinner, faster, lighter than the iPhone" is simply beyond belief. Nothing I have done on the 4S is even remotely slow, so how in the world can your comment about other phones being faster have any relevance at all? Faster at what and what is that going to do for me, exactly? Likewise for lighter. I don't need the phone to be any lighter. This is totally meaningless. I don't need thinner either. I don't want bigger, this format is fine. It's about the same size as my DI...while all the new and best Android phones, the ONLY ones I would even consider, are huge, and heavier, too. They do look nice and have lovely screens, and 4G too, but they are too big. I'm not going to buy a dated phone, so the Bionic was out. Heck, HTC was out too. That left Apple and frankly, I see no loss in any way, shape or form. When I got my DI, it was one of the top Android phones and it served me well. But the Google/HTC mess just ruined it.

    Anyway, I'm done with this Android vs iOS discussion. It's a time waster.
     
  7. Kaykaykay

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    AQ_OC, I'm curious why you and others bought Android devices before going with iOS.

    I've always wanted stuff that worked out of the box, and even cursory research indicated to me that many Android devices didn't, so I initially went with iOS to save myself time and frustration. (That's why I didn't go for any Android device till Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy Note.)
     
  8. seneca18

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    Two reasons for me: 1) iPhone was not available for sprint simple as that.
    2) Believe it or not I hated Apple with a passion. I hated the proprietary software, I could not understand for the life of me why people liked apple. Well that all changed when I received my iPad 2 last summer. Then it all went downhill from there. So basically I sold out or grew up (whichever) I just realized the convenience of the iOS ecosystem for me and my needs.
     
  9. CaptainObvious

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    Like everything, both have their pro's and con's. Ive had an Iphone since 1st gen and last year i put up my Iphone 4 to try out a Galaxy S2. The tipping point for me was i got tired of staring at the 3.5in screen. The 4.5in Super OLED made doing things on the phone a lot easier for me. Android definitely has its share of vaults, but its come a long way in a short period of time. Two people in my family have Transformer Prime's and i have an Ipad2 and just recently got a 3rd gen. Having use both for an extensive amount of time, i give the Ipad the nod because of Icloud and the simplicity of clearly defined Ipad apps on the app store. Using a ps3 controller on terga 3 games like shadowgun takes tablet gaming to a new level.
     
  10. mlgb

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    I have both an ipad and android tablets and apart from games, the android can do everything the ipad can, at least as well as the ipad does. There are some games, but not nearly as much as on the apple side. That said for general day to day things i use the android tablet much more than the ipad.
     

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