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M. Malone
May 11, 2012, 03:17 PM
Hello everyone.

I know many people here will jump to defend iOS and ask why I have posted this in the iPhone section. Unfortunately there isn't an "Other Mobile" section and I am a Mac user, this is why I'm posting here.

A little about myself, I've been a Mac user since 2003, I have been part of this forum since 2004 before the iPhone boom. I am not an Apple fan. I use the Apple products I use because they are the best, if they stop being the best, I'll take my money elsewhere.

I have owned every iPhone since the first one, up until the 4S. It was always the best until recently.

2 years ago, due to work overload, I required a second mobile line, so I purchased the Nexus S to use alongside my iPhone. It was just okay, I enjoyed my iPhone much more than the Nexus S.

In December last year I purchased the Galaxy Nexus as my second phone to use alongside my iPhone 4S. After experiencing Ice Cream Sandwich, I thought to myself "wow, this is almost as good as the iOS experience".

Finally, I tried out the HTC One X 3 weeks ago and it has (in my opinion) exceeded the iOS experience entirely. It has an amazing display, decent battery life (contrary to what some reviews say), snappy processor. The build quality is phenomenal! It's plastic, but it's not "plasticy".

I have replaced my 4S with it. For the first time in 4 years I have become iOS free.

What Android has done for me is free me up from the locked down iOS system. Android is like a Jailbroken iOS device, but it's official.

Anyway, I'm still a Mac user and I do not anticipate moving to any other operating system because nothing comes close. (Maybe if the day comes when we have to jailbreak our Macs :p )

It would be nice if MacRumors can make a non iPhone section to accomodate all the dedicated Mac users who decide to use something else with their Mac.

:)



blairh
May 11, 2012, 03:20 PM
Hello everyone.

I know many people here will jump to defend iOS and ask why I have posted this in the iPhone section. Unfortunately there isn't an "Other Mobile" section and I am a Mac user, this is why I'm posting here.

A little about myself, I've been a Mac user since 2003, I have been part of this forum since 2004 before the iPhone boom. I am not an Apple fan. I use the Apple products I use because they are the best, if they stop being the best, I'll take my money elsewhere.

I have owned every iPhone since the first one, up until the 4S. It was always the best until recently.

2 years ago, due to work overload, I required a second mobile line, so I purchased the Nexus S to use alongside my iPhone. It was just okay, I enjoyed my iPhone much more than the Nexus S.

In December last year I purchased the Galaxy Nexus as my second phone to use alongside my iPhone 4S. After experiencing Ice Cream Sandwich, I thought to myself "wow, this is almost as good as the iOS experience".

Finally, I tried out the HTC One X 3 weeks ago and it has (in my opinion) exceeded the iOS experience entirely. It has an amazing display, decent battery life (contrary to what some reviews say), snappy processor. The build quality is phenomenal! It's plastic, but it's not "plasticy".

I have replaced my 4S with it. For the first time in 4 years I have become iOS free.

What Android has done for me is free me up from the locked down iOS system. Android is like a Jailbroken iOS device, but it's official.

Anyway, I'm still a Mac user and I do not anticipate moving to any other operating system because nothing comes close. (Maybe if the day comes when we have to jailbreak our Macs :p )

It would be nice if MacRumors can make a non iPhone section to accomodate all the dedicated Mac users who decide to use something else with their Mac.

:)

Better yet you could have just posted this in the currently 20 page One X thread.

cardinalryan
May 11, 2012, 03:34 PM
Hello everyone.

I know many people here will jump to defend iOS and ask why I have posted this in the iPhone section. Unfortunately there isn't an "Other Mobile" section and I am a Mac user, this is why I'm posting here.

A little about myself, I've been a Mac user since 2003, I have been part of this forum since 2004 before the iPhone boom. I am not an Apple fan. I use the Apple products I use because they are the best, if they stop being the best, I'll take my money elsewhere.

I have owned every iPhone since the first one, up until the 4S. It was always the best until recently.

2 years ago, due to work overload, I required a second mobile line, so I purchased the Nexus S to use alongside my iPhone. It was just okay, I enjoyed my iPhone much more than the Nexus S.

In December last year I purchased the Galaxy Nexus as my second phone to use alongside my iPhone 4S. After experiencing Ice Cream Sandwich, I thought to myself "wow, this is almost as good as the iOS experience".

Finally, I tried out the HTC One X 3 weeks ago and it has (in my opinion) exceeded the iOS experience entirely. It has an amazing display, decent battery life (contrary to what some reviews say), snappy processor. The build quality is phenomenal! It's plastic, but it's not "plasticy".

I have replaced my 4S with it. For the first time in 4 years I have become iOS free.

What Android has done for me is free me up from the locked down iOS system. Android is like a Jailbroken iOS device, but it's official.

Anyway, I'm still a Mac user and I do not anticipate moving to any other operating system because nothing comes close. (Maybe if the day comes when we have to jailbreak our Macs :p )

It would be nice if MacRumors can make a non iPhone section to accomodate all the dedicated Mac users who decide to use something else with their Mac.

:)
Congrats on the switch, you will love the One X. Welcome to the growing group of Mac users who have abandoned the iPhone for greater technology.

raam89
May 11, 2012, 04:45 PM
I have had iPhone 4 since its launch and was blown away by initial impressions of the HTC one X(hox ). I was so impressed that I went ahead and bought the intl version for full price, rather than waiting for the att version. But within a week, I put it on craigslist and sold it a couple of days ago ( it took me about 2 weeks to sell the phone ) I am disappointed that I had to sell it off but I could not just stand the numerous issues I had with the phone.

1. Constant crashes and reboots- There was a time when I saw the phone sitting on the table just restarted itself 3 times. Shipping with such a buggy software, to me, is just unacceptable!
2.Multitasking - The way multitasking is handled in hox is definitely not right. The applications are not suspended in the background. When you switch and come back, the app is launched again.
3.Bluetooth - Here's the scenario: I have my big music library in the iphone and I keep all the radios(on my iPhone) on all the time. So when I start my car, it automatically connects to the car's Bluetooth and starts playing music. Unless i close my music app going to the app switcher, it always picks the song from where I left off. So smooth and seamless integration. It just works . When I got my hox, I got the google music uploader and synced my itunes library to gmusic. Now I use my hox to play the music, expect that it doesn't connect automatically. When I tried to connect manually by selecting 'connect' from the car, "portable player could not be connected" ! I had to stop, configure the Bluetooth connection again. This happened about 10 times during my brief stint with the phone.
4.shipped software and update- This may be kinda my fault buying from Negri electronics. The intial batch of white hox shipped in US were mostly from malaysia, not the european version. They were shipped with x.19.xxx version while others had x.28.xx ota. 19, 25,26,28.. why so many different version of what is supposed to be the same version of OS shipped. Not to mention, the phone had a load of crapware from some malaysian carrier. It was unlocked though! The x.19.xxx version was never updated. I would not have cared so much about it if it weren't for the random reboots, crashes and the crappy battery life. My 2 year old iphone 4 has 1.5 times better battery life that this phone. I cannot update the OS myself, cos unlocking bootloader would void warranty. It is htc's job to ship with a less buggy OS; i don't have to rely on xda forums to update this thing myself.
5.smoothness and transitions of the OS I hate to say this, but android still has a long way to go in terms of smoothness and fluidity of the OS. I am not going to go in to specifics here, but it is a bitter truth.In terms of smoothness and graphics, iOS is the best, wp7.5 comes next and then is the android.
5.Sense yes. In spite of the tone down, sense is still a resource hog. one small example: click on a folder on the home screen; note the lag between your click and the opening of the folder. Now install a third party launcher and see how fast the folder opens. This may be nit-picking but stock android is so much better!

all this being said, the plethora of google apps were great! maps, currents , reader, google + ... Android is feature rich. This is why I have always wanted to own an android device. But the OEMs keep disappointing me.
some +'s in hox: stunning display, beautiful design(although they screwed up the back camera ,imho ) and awesome camera app/features.

I hope Apple comes up with a 4 inch display this year and sticks to it. For people who want 3.5" , they can get 4s. I'll upgrade to the iPhone 5, skip the 5s , and then get the 6.... I'm too much set in iOS ways and it fits my needs best. I realized this when I went to try android for a couple of weeks :D

amps
May 11, 2012, 05:16 PM
Sometimes new is better. I'm back to 4S after 6+ months with the sgs2 and happy to be back. Forgot how well some things work on this platform. Enjoy your phone and check out XDA as they have a dedicated forum for you.

B777Forevar
May 11, 2012, 06:02 PM
Cool. Enjoy your new phone. HTC makes wonderful devices.

SurferMan
May 11, 2012, 06:06 PM
Congrats, all comes down to what you prefer, can't go wrong either way. Love my GS2.

I agree, there really needs to be a sub forum for "other phone talk", every forum from cars to business I'm on has that, not off topic, but a sub for competitors etc. Been brought up so many times on here, why they don't do it is beyond me :rolleyes:

takeshi74
May 11, 2012, 06:08 PM
Android is like a Jailbroken iOS device, but it's official.
As an ex-Android user I'd agree with that as a one line comparison. You still have to deal with rooting and locked bootloaders on some Android devices though.

Arnezie
May 11, 2012, 06:10 PM
It's plastic, but it's not "plasticy".

:rolleyes: enjoy

Maverick713
May 11, 2012, 07:33 PM
Hello everyone.

I know many people here will jump to defend iOS and ask why I have posted this in the iPhone section. Unfortunately there isn't an "Other Mobile" section and I am a Mac user, this is why I'm posting here.

A little about myself, I've been a Mac user since 2003, I have been part of this forum since 2004 before the iPhone boom. I am not an Apple fan. I use the Apple products I use because they are the best, if they stop being the best, I'll take my money elsewhere.

I have owned every iPhone since the first one, up until the 4S. It was always the best until recently.

2 years ago, due to work overload, I required a second mobile line, so I purchased the Nexus S to use alongside my iPhone. It was just okay, I enjoyed my iPhone much more than the Nexus S.

In December last year I purchased the Galaxy Nexus as my second phone to use alongside my iPhone 4S. After experiencing Ice Cream Sandwich, I thought to myself "wow, this is almost as good as the iOS experience".

Finally, I tried out the HTC One X 3 weeks ago and it has (in my opinion) exceeded the iOS experience entirely. It has an amazing display, decent battery life (contrary to what some reviews say), snappy processor. The build quality is phenomenal! It's plastic, but it's not "plasticy".

I have replaced my 4S with it. For the first time in 4 years I have become iOS free.

What Android has done for me is free me up from the locked down iOS system. Android is like a Jailbroken iOS device, but it's official.

Anyway, I'm still a Mac user and I do not anticipate moving to any other operating system because nothing comes close. (Maybe if the day comes when we have to jailbreak our Macs :p )

It would be nice if MacRumors can make a non iPhone section to accomodate all the dedicated Mac users who decide to use something else with their Mac.

:)

For dinner I made pasta with sauce for me and my son, we both enjoyed it. I than put my younger son to bed as it is getting late.

You feel the need to to tell me about your phone experience I'm telling you what I made for dinner. This is not facebook.

MattMJB0188
May 11, 2012, 07:42 PM
For dinner I made pasta with sauce for me and my son, we both enjoyed it. I than put my younger son to bed as it is getting late.

You feel the need to to tell me about your phone experience I'm telling you what I made for dinner. This is not facebook.

GO TROLL ELSEWHERE!!! God I can't stand people like you. The OP is simply sharing his experience which is the purpose of an online community. Sarcastic posts like yours just take away from everything.

Don't play moderator. Obviously they don't have an issue with his post.

Force332
May 11, 2012, 08:13 PM
You feel the need to to tell me about your phone experience I'm telling you what I made for dinner. This is not facebook.

You seriously think someone telling us about their phone experience in this type of forum is the same thing as you telling us about your dinner? Seriously?

0m3ga
May 11, 2012, 10:07 PM
What Android has done for me is free me up from the locked down iOS system. Android is like a Jailbroken iOS device, but it's official.

Anyway, I'm still a Mac user and I do not anticipate moving to any other operating system because nothing comes close. (Maybe if the day comes when we have to jailbreak our Macs :p )

It would be nice if MacRumors can make a non iPhone section to accomodate all the dedicated Mac users who decide to use something else with their Mac.

:)

I have done the same thing only with a Samsung, although I was never locked down due to jailbreaks. I just got tired of playing cat and mouse with Apple and my phone.

I am not iOS free though. I still utilize the iPad, jailbroken of course, because it is the tablet on the market. The tf300t by Asus looks pretty good though!

And I also wish Macrumors would make a non-iphone sub-forum. A lot of us want to use this forum, regardless of the phone we use.

steve31
May 11, 2012, 10:23 PM
It's a great phone. I have always had both a iPhone and a android phone (htc one x and gnote right now). I also have a international HOX and love it. I switch back and forth often. Best of both worlds.:) Be sure to grab the leaked "flipboard apk". It's great on the bigger screen.

Tarzanman
May 11, 2012, 11:01 PM
It's a great phone. I have always had both a iPhone and a android phone (htc one x and gnote right now). I also have a international HOX and love it. I switch back and forth often. Best of both worlds.:) Be sure to grab the leaked "flipboard apk". It's great on the bigger screen.

Flipboard is pretty good. Google Currents isn't that bad either, but far less eye candy.

Congrats on the switch, you will love the One X. Welcome to the growing group of Mac users who have abandoned the iPhone for greater technology.

Ouch. Ice Cream Sandwich has seriously upped Android's game. Just in time, too because Microsoft has embarked on an ad campaign targeting android users.

I'm not an apple guy at all, but this new level of competition has me super curious as to what Apple will put out to compete!

Lindenhurst
May 11, 2012, 11:13 PM
congrats on the switch, you will love the one x. Welcome to the growing group of mac users who have abandoned the iphone for greater technology.


+1

entatlrg
May 11, 2012, 11:20 PM
Flipboard is pretty good. Google Currents isn't that bad either, but far less eye candy.



Ouch. Ice Cream Sandwich has seriously upped Android's game. Just in time, too because Microsoft has embarked on an ad campaign targeting android users.

I'm not an apple guy at all, but this new level of competition has me super curious as to what Apple will put out to compete!

Why are you here?

Just to slam Apple?

There's a word for that isn't there?

:rolleyes:

matttye
May 12, 2012, 07:02 AM
If you ever start to get bored of your phone, root it and install a custom ROM! It's cheaper than getting a new phone, pretty much completely safe and you'll feel like you have a new phone :D The Android developer community come up with some pretty incredible stuff.

"it just works" applies to the latest Android phones too, imo.

ixodes
May 12, 2012, 07:21 AM
I use & enjoy both iOS, and Android, each for their various strengths. I've used both concurrently since each was introduced.

Ice Cream Sandwich as implemented on the HTC One X, and Galaxy S3, is simply stellar. The sizes of displays & physical phone sizes are very comfortable and ideal for my usage.

On AT&T, I bought an HTC One X and find it the best of Androids I've had to date. I've had every Galaxy Series, and this is the first HTC I've had in awhile that's such an exceptional smartphone.

Enjoy!

snowydog
May 12, 2012, 07:28 AM
For dinner I made pasta with sauce for me and my son, we both enjoyed it. I than put my younger son to bed as it is getting late.

You feel the need to to tell me about your phone experience I'm telling you what I made for dinner. This is not faceboo.

There's a thread for that in the picture gallery - just take a pic of your dinner ;)

P.S get over yourself. That is all, have a nice day :)

----------

I'm doing opposite - have an HTC Desire (albeit two years old in July) and it's got to the point where it's difficult to use without wanting to throw it out the window. Laggy, internet freezes, battery life is terrible..needs charged overnight and then later in the evening of same day. No software updates in FOREVER and it totally needs it! /.... at the time I got it 2 years ago - it was all hyped up .. great phone...people were saying it would be better than the iPhone..and for a good part of my contract I would have felt the same, but these last 6 months the phone has went downhill. I liked android...previous phones were android but I feel there's still too many bugs etc... after getting the iPad back in September and then getting a MacBook Pro in October..Im pretty certain when my contract is up I'll be buying the new iPhone when it comes out. iPhone I got from work was far more reliable than my HTC .

Troneas
May 12, 2012, 08:29 AM
yes apple is falling behind with iOS.

yes, you will regret it when iOS 6 comes out soon.

scott craft
May 12, 2012, 08:37 AM
Flipboard is pretty good. Google Currents isn't that bad either, but far less eye candy.



Ouch. Ice Cream Sandwich has seriously upped Android's game. Just in time, too because Microsoft has embarked on an ad campaign targeting android users.

I'm not an apple guy at all, but this new level of competition has me super curious as to what Apple will put out to compete!

I agree. This competition is great. I've got an upgrade in November and by then the next iphone should be out along with Windows 8 phones and the latest androids. Should be some really nice phones available.

EstrlM3
May 12, 2012, 08:49 AM
Hello everyone.

I know many people here will jump to defend iOS and ask why I have posted this in the iPhone section. Unfortunately there isn't an "Other Mobile" section and I am a Mac user, this is why I'm posting here.

A little about myself, I've been a Mac user since 2003, I have been part of this forum since 2004 before the iPhone boom. I am not an Apple fan. I use the Apple products I use because they are the best, if they stop being the best, I'll take my money elsewhere.

I have owned every iPhone since the first one, up until the 4S. It was always the best until recently.

2 years ago, due to work overload, I required a second mobile line, so I purchased the Nexus S to use alongside my iPhone. It was just okay, I enjoyed my iPhone much more than the Nexus S.

In December last year I purchased the Galaxy Nexus as my second phone to use alongside my iPhone 4S. After experiencing Ice Cream Sandwich, I thought to myself "wow, this is almost as good as the iOS experience".


Have you "Owned every iPhone" or have you "Owned every iPhone up until the 4S" ?

GO TROLL ELSEWHERE!!! God I can't stand people like you. The OP is simply sharing his experience which is the purpose of an online community. Sarcastic posts like yours just take away from everything.

Don't play moderator. Obviously they don't have an issue with his post.

I think OP is the one trolling... :rolleyes:

VulchR
May 12, 2012, 09:05 AM
Hello everyone.
...
It would be nice if MacRumors can make a non iPhone section to accomodate all the dedicated Mac users who decide to use something else with their Mac.
:)

I couldn't agree more, for while I am not posting about my dinner, I'd like this forum to focus more on the iPhone itself. Also, I think a separate forum would make the tone of threads like this less combative.

In any case, I hope you enjoy your new phone. I still prefer iOS, but to each their own.

M. Malone
May 12, 2012, 09:48 AM
Have you "Owned every iPhone" or have you "Owned every iPhone up until the 4S" ?



I think OP is the one trolling... :rolleyes:

I'm sorry if my choice of words triggered your alert system. To clarify, I have owned every iPhone.

Take it easy, you'll live longer. :)

M. Malone
May 12, 2012, 10:16 AM
I have had iPhone 4 since its launch and was blown away by initial impressions of the HTC one X(hox ). I was so impressed that I went ahead and bought the intl version for full price, rather than waiting for the att version. But within a week, I put it on craigslist and sold it a couple of days ago ( it took me about 2 weeks to sell the phone ) I am disappointed that I had to sell it off but I could not just stand the numerous issues I had with the phone.

1. Constant crashes and reboots

2.Multitasking

3.Bluetooth

4.shipped software and update

5.smoothness and transitions of the OS

5.Sense

all this being said, the plethora of google apps were great! maps, currents , reader, google + ... Android is feature rich. This is why I have always wanted to own an android device. But the OEMs keep disappointing me.
some +'s in hox: stunning display, beautiful design(although they screwed up the back camera ,imho ) and awesome camera app/features.

I hope Apple comes up with a 4 inch display this year and sticks to it. For people who want 3.5" , they can get 4s. I'll upgrade to the iPhone 5, skip the 5s , and then get the 6.... I'm too much set in iOS ways and it fits my needs best. I realized this when I went to try android for a couple of weeks :D


Hi raam89,

I too purchased the international quad core version. I can tell you that I haven't experienced all software problems you mentioned, I havent tested bluetooth yet. But This is as of last week with the latest update. I would assume the updates addressed some serious issues as you have mentioned.

I also agree that the back camera is terrible, it stick out too far and I'm always worried to scratch up the lens when laying it on a table.


yes apple is falling behind with iOS.

yes, you will regret it when iOS 6 comes out soon.

That will be great, I do hope iOS 6 becomes better than what Android is. Development should never stop, I'll be the fan of who makes the better product.

I agree. This competition is great. I've got an upgrade in November and by then the next iphone should be out along with Windows 8 phones and the latest androids. Should be some really nice phones available.

+1

nothing better than lots of awesome choices!

It's a great phone. I have always had both a iPhone and a android phone (htc one x and gnote right now). I also have a international HOX and love it. I switch back and forth often. Best of both worlds. Be sure to grab the leaked "flipboard apk". It's great on the bigger screen.

I'll check it out later tonight!

If you ever start to get bored of your phone, root it and install a custom ROM! It's cheaper than getting a new phone, pretty much completely safe and you'll feel like you have a new phone The Android developer community come up with some pretty incredible stuff.

"it just works" applies to the latest Android phones too, imo.

Awesome! I'll consider that if I ever get bored of HTC Sense

itsmemuffins
May 12, 2012, 10:23 AM
You'll be back...they always come back ;)

DodgeV83
May 12, 2012, 10:38 AM
If you ever start to get bored of your phone, root it and install a custom ROM! It's cheaper than getting a new phone, pretty much completely safe.

Replacing your entire OS with an unofficial one posted by a random person on a message forum is the antithesis of "completely safe".

Go to your IT department and tell them you downloaded a special cool version of Windows from a message forum and installed it on your machine, see how they react. Security is a big part of the reason Android phones aren't integrated into more corporate networks.

It's fine to say installing a new ROM is "fun", but it's irresponsible in my opinion to label it as "completely safe".

Maverick713
May 12, 2012, 11:04 AM
GO TROLL ELSEWHERE!!! God I can't stand people like you. The OP is simply sharing his experience which is the purpose of an online community. Sarcastic posts like yours just take away from everything.

Don't play moderator. Obviously they don't have an issue with his post.

there are 20 other threads with the same stuff, why not add on to one of those? and if i feel like trolling i will if the OP can tell his experience i can say what I want as well

mrbutters
May 12, 2012, 11:32 AM
Replacing your entire OS with an unofficial one posted by a random person on a message forum is the antithesis of "completely safe".

Go to your IT department and tell them you downloaded a special cool version of Windows from a message forum and installed it on your machine, see how they react. Security is a big part of the reason Android phones aren't integrated into more corporate networks.

It's fine to say installing a new ROM is "fun", but it's irresponsible in my opinion to label it as "completely safe".

LOL

About as random a person as Saurik or Chpwn...

matttye
May 12, 2012, 11:53 AM
Replacing your entire OS with an unofficial one posted by a random person on a message forum is the antithesis of "completely safe".

Go to your IT department and tell them you downloaded a special cool version of Windows from a message forum and installed it on your machine, see how they react. Security is a big part of the reason Android phones aren't integrated into more corporate networks.

It's fine to say installing a new ROM is "fun", but it's irresponsible in my opinion to label it as "completely safe".

It's almost completely safe in the sense that if anything goes wrong, you can always revert to what you had before. My phone crashed in the middle of installing a ROM once. I just flashed back to my most recent nandroid backup (rooting on Android gives you the ability to take a snapshot of your entire storage drive) and all was good..

Go and look at xda-developers.com and see how many people are asking how to fix bricked phones; hardly anyone, because it's ALMOST COMPLETELY SAFE.

You don't know what you're talking about, so don't try to discuss this.

PNutts
May 12, 2012, 01:56 PM
Unfortunately there isn't an "Other Mobile" section and I am a Mac user, this is why I'm posting here.

<snip>

It would be nice if MacRumors can make a non iPhone section to accomodate all the dedicated Mac users who decide to use something else with their Mac.


Site and forum feedback (http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=66). It never hurts to ask!

Gakusei
May 12, 2012, 02:07 PM
You'll be back...they always come back ;)
I switched to the Evo in June 2010 and just re-upped with a Galaxy Nexus a few weeks ago. Did it for work so that I wouldn't have to carry two phones, but I honestly enjoy Android more than iOS now.

itsmemuffins
May 12, 2012, 03:16 PM
I switched to the Evo in June 2010 and just re-upped with a Galaxy Nexus a few weeks ago. Did it for work so that I wouldn't have to carry two phones, but I honestly enjoy Android more than iOS now.

I've tried Android and WP7 but iOS and the iPhone have too many things that I like.

Mochi Hana
May 12, 2012, 03:42 PM
I hope you enjoy your new phone. I think Android is a decent OS; I had a Nexus One for a while.

DodgeV83
May 13, 2012, 07:43 PM
It's almost completely safe in the sense that if anything goes wrong, you can always revert to what you had before. My phone crashed in the middle of installing a ROM once. I just flashed back to my most recent nandroid backup (rooting on Android gives you the ability to take a snapshot of your entire storage drive) and all was good..

Go and look at xda-developers.com and see how many people are asking how to fix bricked phones; hardly anyone, because it's ALMOST COMPLETELY SAFE.

You don't know what you're talking about, so don't try to discuss this.

No, I'm not wrong, we're just thinking on different levels. When I say "completely safe", I am referring to Trojan Horses and Rootkits. The ramifications of identity theft, a stolen credit card, or a line of credit opened in your name, are further reaching than bricking a couple hundred dollar phone.

jeffe
May 13, 2012, 07:51 PM
Surprisingly, trojans or rootkits have not been much of a problem for the android community but I think this is a good point and it is why I always stick to open-source transparent projects such as CM9 if I'm going to flash anything. Nothing better than allowing anyone who cares the chance to review the code being used in your phone.

There can be benefits to running a rooted device if done right...such as being able to fine tune permissions and/or being notified anytime an app attempts to contact the internet or access information from your device.

It's a shame those features are are not built in to stock versions yet. Having said that - I'm running a stock galaxy nexus now and really could not be any happier.

No, I'm not wrong, we're just thinking on different levels. When I say "completely safe", I am referring to Trojan Horses and Rootkits. The ramifications of identity theft, a stolen credit card, or a line of credit opened in your name, are further reaching than bricking a couple hundred dollar phone.

sectime
May 13, 2012, 09:00 PM
I couldn't agree more, for while I am not posting about my dinner, I'd like this forum to focus more on the iPhone itself. Also, I think a separate forum would make the tone of threads like this less combative.

In any case, I hope you enjoy your new phone. I still prefer iOS, but to each their own. Maybe if posters would act a little more mature, the tone would also change.

miss.manson
May 13, 2012, 09:06 PM
Why are you here?

Just to slam Apple?

There's a word for that isn't there?

:rolleyes:

Trololololol

matttye
May 14, 2012, 04:34 AM
No, I'm not wrong, we're just thinking on different levels. When I say "completely safe", I am referring to Trojan Horses and Rootkits. The ramifications of identity theft, a stolen credit card, or a line of credit opened in your name, are further reaching than bricking a couple hundred dollar phone.

You worry too much my cautious friend.

When there are over 800 pages in a ROMs dedicated thread and not even one person complaining about identity theft, you can be sure there's no trojan hidden in the ROM.

Developers create ROMs as a hobby and make money from donations on the side. The guy that created my ROM has made enough money to buy a Galaxy Nexus since March, so there's a financial incentive too. Not bad for a hobby :)

DomarackiA
May 14, 2012, 05:26 AM
Congrats on the switch, you will love the One X. Welcome to the growing group of Mac users who have abandoned the iPhone for greater technology.

I have to agree. The iPhone and iOS is really behind in features and lately insane bugs are making me want to return this iPhone 4S.

efratsolo
Aug 26, 2012, 09:15 PM
Hello everyone.

I know many people here will jump to defend iOS and ask why I have posted this in the iPhone section. Unfortunately there isn't an "Other Mobile" section and I am a Mac user, this is why I'm posting here.

A little about myself, I've been a Mac user since 2003, I have been part of this forum since 2004 before the iPhone boom. I am not an Apple fan. I use the Apple products I use because they are the best, if they stop being the best, I'll take my money elsewhere.

I have owned every iPhone since the first one, up until the 4S. It was always the best until recently.

2 years ago, due to work overload, I required a second mobile line, so I purchased the Nexus S to use alongside my iPhone. It was just okay, I enjoyed my iPhone much more than the Nexus S.

In December last year I purchased the Galaxy Nexus as my second phone to use alongside my iPhone 4S. After experiencing Ice Cream Sandwich, I thought to myself "wow, this is almost as good as the iOS experience".

Finally, I tried out the HTC One X 3 weeks ago and it has (in my opinion) exceeded the iOS experience entirely. It has an amazing display, decent battery life (contrary to what some reviews say), snappy processor. The build quality is phenomenal! It's plastic, but it's not "plasticy".

I have replaced my 4S with it. For the first time in 4 years I have become iOS free.

What Android has done for me is free me up from the locked down iOS system. Android is like a Jailbroken iOS device, but it's official.

Anyway, I'm still a Mac user and I do not anticipate moving to any other operating system because nothing comes close. (Maybe if the day comes when we have to jailbreak our Macs :p )

It would be nice if MacRumors can make a non iPhone section to accomodate all the dedicated Mac users who decide to use something else with their Mac.

:)

the only thing is that i have macbook and i don't know if the android sync fine with the mac (as iPhone for example...)
i would be happy to here an advice!
tnx

macnewbbie
Mar 4, 2013, 12:31 PM
Hello everyone.

I know many people here will jump to defend iOS and ask why I have posted this in the iPhone section. Unfortunately there isn't an "Other Mobile" section and I am a Mac user, this is why I'm posting here.

A little about myself, I've been a Mac user since 2003, I have been part of this forum since 2004 before the iPhone boom. I am not an Apple fan. I use the Apple products I use because they are the best, if they stop being the best, I'll take my money elsewhere.

I have owned every iPhone since the first one, up until the 4S. It was always the best until recently.

2 years ago, due to work overload, I required a second mobile line, so I purchased the Nexus S to use alongside my iPhone. It was just okay, I enjoyed my iPhone much more than the Nexus S.

In December last year I purchased the Galaxy Nexus as my second phone to use alongside my iPhone 4S. After experiencing Ice Cream Sandwich, I thought to myself "wow, this is almost as good as the iOS experience".

Finally, I tried out the HTC One X 3 weeks ago and it has (in my opinion) exceeded the iOS experience entirely. It has an amazing display, decent battery life (contrary to what some reviews say), snappy processor. The build quality is phenomenal! It's plastic, but it's not "plasticy".

I have replaced my 4S with it. For the first time in 4 years I have become iOS free.

What Android has done for me is free me up from the locked down iOS system. Android is like a Jailbroken iOS device, but it's official.

Anyway, I'm still a Mac user and I do not anticipate moving to any other operating system because nothing comes close. (Maybe if the day comes when we have to jailbreak our Macs :p )

It would be nice if MacRumors can make a non iPhone section to accomodate all the dedicated Mac users who decide to use something else with their Mac.

:)

I have a question to the OP, and others with the HTC One X, that also have experience with the iphone.

How is the keyboard on the htc one x? I had an iphone and for me it has the best keyboard with near perfect auto-correct, i was very used to it and typed fast on it. However, android keyboard always seem to have the keys to close to each other and the texting experience is not as good as the iphone, even with different keyboards.

I was thinking that with a bigger screen the htc one x would be easier to type, but the keys still seem to close together and i don't know if auto-correct is up to the iOS level.

Thanks

KentuckyHouse
Mar 4, 2013, 12:41 PM
I have a question to the OP, and others with the HTC One X, that also have experience with the iphone.

How is the keyboard on the htc one x? I had an iphone and for me it has the best keyboard with near perfect auto-correct, i was very used to it and typed fast on it. However, android keyboard always seem to have the keys to close to each other and the texting experience is not as good as the iphone, even with different keyboards.

I was thinking that with a bigger screen the htc one x would be easier to type, but the keys still seem to close together and i don't know if auto-correct is up to the iOS level.

Thanks

I had the One X and the One X+ for a time, so I feel I can answer this.

The keyboards were the same on both. I felt they were OK, but not quite as good or accurate as the keyboard on iOS. One of the things I've always liked about my Android phones is the haptic feedback you get when typing (I realize you can do this on a jailbroken iPhone, but it's not as nice). However, on both the One X and X+, if you were typing fast, it would miss a "beat" every few letters. This can become a bit annoying as it makes you think you missed a letter and can actually slow your typing down.

That being said, I usually change out the stock keyboard on all my Android phones in favor of the Jellybean Pro Keyboard that's on the Play Store. It's basically the AOSP/AOKP Jellybean keyboard but has GREAT auto correct and it never misses a beat when you've got haptic feedback turned on. It's also extremely accurate. I would put it right on par with the iOS keyboard as far as accuracy and speed.

I've used all the big aftermarket keyboard on Android...Swiftkey, Swipe, etc. Jellybean Keyboard Pro is the best keyboard I've ever used, hands down.

macnewbbie
Mar 4, 2013, 01:03 PM
I had the One X and the One X+ for a time, so I feel I can answer this.

The keyboards were the same on both. I felt they were OK, but not quite as good or accurate as the keyboard on iOS. One of the things I've always liked about my Android phones is the haptic feedback you get when typing (I realize you can do this on a jailbroken iPhone, but it's not as nice). However, on both the One X and X+, if you were typing fast, it would miss a "beat" every few letters. This can become a bit annoying as it makes you think you missed a letter and can actually slow your typing down.

That being said, I usually change out the stock keyboard on all my Android phones in favor of the Jellybean Pro Keyboard that's on the Play Store. It's basically the AOSP/AOKP Jellybean keyboard but has GREAT auto correct and it never misses a beat when you've got haptic feedback turned on. It's also extremely accurate. I would put it right on par with the iOS keyboard as far as accuracy and speed.

I've used all the big aftermarket keyboard on Android...Swiftkey, Swipe, etc. Jellybean Keyboard Pro is the best keyboard I've ever used, hands down.

Thanks for the reply and help.
That keyboard seems to have good reviews and i tested the free version now on my old android phone, a lg optimus one/p500 and it seems to have good word prediction and auto correct, but since the phone is old it has a lot of lag.
Its a good keyboard, but it still doesnt feel, or look, as good as the one on the iphone =/

You wen't back to the iphone/iOS? Im very indecisive in what OS to get on the new phone. I was used to iOS now and i don't have much experience with new version of android, but the htc one X is 130$ cheaper than the iphone on my network and the screen is bigger, but my main issue is actually picking an OS and despite having some experience with both OS (even though its an older android phone), im having a difficult time deciding if the iphone 5&iOS is worth the extra money.

But at least i know that the keyboard on the iOS is great and i have a good alternative for android.

KentuckyHouse
Mar 4, 2013, 02:45 PM
Thanks for the reply and help.
That keyboard seems to have good reviews and i tested the free version now on my old android phone, a lg optimus one/p500 and it seems to have good word prediction and auto correct, but since the phone is old it has a lot of lag.
Its a good keyboard, but it still doesnt feel, or look, as good as the one on the iphone =/

You wen't back to the iphone/iOS? Im very indecisive in what OS to get on the new phone. I was used to iOS now and i don't have much experience with new version of android, but the htc one X is 130$ cheaper than the iphone on my network and the screen is bigger, but my main issue is actually picking an OS and despite having some experience with both OS (even though its an older android phone), im having a difficult time deciding if the iphone 5&iOS is worth the extra money.

But at least i know that the keyboard on the iOS is great and i have a good alternative for android.

I would bet anything the lag you're seeing is due to the older phone, not the keyboard itself. I've used it on the One X, X+, Galaxy Nexus, Atrix HD, and S3 and I didn't see any lag at all. That's one of the things that sets it apart from the others I mentioned.

I've become somewhat of a cell phone obsessed person over the last year...LOL. My daily driver since last July has been, and continues to be the S3. But I also picked up a used iPhone 5 because I like having both platforms. Heck, I just sold a Lumia 920 the other day that I'd picked up to try out WP8 (it's not for me...yet).

If you look at my signature, you'll see I started with the 3GS, but once I moved to the 4S I got bored with iOS. I still love it for the smoothness and ecosystem, but I also love Android for a lot of other reasons. I try and not bash on either one unless they deserve it. Frankly, they're both great, they just have different strengths.

zone23
Mar 4, 2013, 03:28 PM
Replacing your entire OS with an unofficial one posted by a random person on a message forum is the antithesis of "completely safe".

Go to your IT department and tell them you downloaded a special cool version of Windows from a message forum and installed it on your machine, see how they react. Security is a big part of the reason Android phones aren't integrated into more corporate networks.

It's fine to say installing a new ROM is "fun", but it's irresponsible in my opinion to label it as "completely safe".

Thats cool and all but its XDA Developers NOT The Piratebay. Anyone who messes with Android phones at all knows about XDA.

macnewbbie
Mar 4, 2013, 05:16 PM
I would bet anything the lag you're seeing is due to the older phone, not the keyboard itself. I've used it on the One X, X+, Galaxy Nexus, Atrix HD, and S3 and I didn't see any lag at all. That's one of the things that sets it apart from the others I mentioned.

I've become somewhat of a cell phone obsessed person over the last year...LOL. My daily driver since last July has been, and continues to be the S3. But I also picked up a used iPhone 5 because I like having both platforms. Heck, I just sold a Lumia 920 the other day that I'd picked up to try out WP8 (it's not for me...yet).

If you look at my signature, you'll see I started with the 3GS, but once I moved to the 4S I got bored with iOS. I still love it for the smoothness and ecosystem, but I also love Android for a lot of other reasons. I try and not bash on either one unless they deserve it. Frankly, they're both great, they just have different strengths.

I see you went through quite a number of phones and different OS's.
I also believe the lag i mentioned on the keyboard was due to the p500 being and older phone like you said.

What i like most about the iOS and dislike on android, is that in iOS everything seems simpler and the interaction and the way the apps are designed is different for some reason. For some reason iOS just feels more touch friendly than android, maybe its the bigger icons or the better keyboard, i don't know but i just get that feeling from seeing android on videos and on the stores.

I do get that the regular iOS would be a bit boring, at least on the iphone because i don't find it quite as "boring" on the ipad, thats why i would always jailbreak the iphone, so i could install some tweaks and make it a bit different, but just some things since i do like to customize my phone but im not too crazy over it like i used to.

The reason im considering the htc one x (possibly the new htc one, i will have to see what my carrier does) is because since it has a powerful processor and bigger screen, im thinking that maybe the android user experience will be better and there is also a security app for android(lost android) with a huge list of interesting features that i don't think i would find on iOS and since my iphone got stolen, i really want to have to have a good security app that does more than the "find my iphone" does.

KentuckyHouse
Mar 4, 2013, 05:54 PM
It's definitely going to be a better experience on the One X or One than what you've had in the past. That's my opinion purely because of the newer, faster hardware.

Another app and one that I use for the security features is Lookout. You can use the free version but I use the paid ($2 a month) for the extra features. It's a great app to protect your investment.

zone23
Mar 5, 2013, 12:33 PM
It's definitely going to be a better experience on the One X or One than what you've had in the past. That's my opinion purely because of the newer, faster hardware.

Another app and one that I use for the security features is Lookout. You can use the free version but I use the paid ($2 a month) for the extra features. It's a great app to protect your investment.

I like cerberus because its a one time buy and it lets me lock/wipe/locate/track the device (among a long list of other things) should it get stolen or lost.

macnewbbie
Mar 5, 2013, 03:06 PM
Is there one app that prevents the android from being turned off? The iphone has one that does that, but doesn't have as much features as the ones from android, at least the two i know ( icaughtyou and other with a similar name). Does anyone know other app with more features for iOS?

Cactii
Mar 5, 2013, 03:55 PM
Enjoy your new phone. I also made the switch but to a Nexus 4. Just like the OP I had every iPhone. I saw the nexus and fell in love.

I love my Mac and probably will never switch but the iPhone experience didn't do it for me anymore.

DodgeV83
Mar 18, 2013, 10:45 AM
Thats cool and all but its XDA Developers NOT The Piratebay. Anyone who messes with Android phones at all knows about XDA.

My original message was:

Replacing your entire OS with an unofficial one posted by a random person on a message forum is the antithesis of "completely safe".

Go to your IT department and tell them you downloaded a special cool version of Windows from a message forum and installed it on your machine, see how they react. Security is a big part of the reason Android phones aren't integrated into more corporate networks.

It's fine to say installing a new ROM is "fun", but it's irresponsible in my opinion to label it as "completely safe".

Can you explain how your post refutes anything I said?