What does iOS have on Android now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hoing, May 21, 2011.

  1. hoing macrumors member

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    After SGII was released, it seems that the iPhone is actually killed this time.

    People say the android is laggy, sg2 proves wrong
    people say iphone has the best screen, sg2 prevails again BY A LONG SHOT
    people say iphone has the best camera, sg2 gets 1080p recording
    people say flash destroys the browser experience, sg2 dual core proves wrong
    people say sg2 is ugly with plastic, yet very few americans have actually seen and or felt one. THIS WILL BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND A 5 FOOT FALL ONTO THE CARPET AND NOT SHATTER

    the only thing that is arguementative right now is the appstore. But now android has NFS, asphalt, angry birds-3 (regular, season, rio), fatbooth, etc.

    and btw, i have an iphone and always will. The only thing iphone has going for it is the status symbol. That truly is the only reason i still and always will have mine. Stop bashing android, its grown exponentially to where it is even with the iphone. The tablets for android suck, dont bring those up.
     
  2. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    That's nice. To each their own.

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  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Stop bashing Android?

    Quite the contrary, about all I see around here these days is folks joining up and trashing the iPhone and iOS
     
  4. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    The app store. iTunes integration. Consistent software update path. Well supported dev community. Great customer service provided by Apple. Strengthening marketshare (scratch that one, Android has that too)..

    That's it off of the top of my head.
     
  5. jredecop macrumors 6502a

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    I recently came from the android world (droid x, fascinate, incredible). What iOS has over android is THAT IT JUST WORKS! no more constant lock ups and battery pulls.
     
  6. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    People say Apple's customer support is second to none.

    Good luck with getting the same from Samsung ;).
     
  7. NateJamesMeyers macrumors member

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    Bigger screen! wait no...
    Better camera! wait no...
    Widgets! wait no...
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Why would one do that unless their phone and OS sucked?
     
  9. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Perhaps some people have a diverse taste in hardware/software who can and like to discuss the advantages of one platform over the other?
     
  10. anotherarunan macrumors 6502

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    - apps (despite the hype, Android has nothing on iOS apps)
    - itunes integration - for 95% of users - its quick, easy and convenient v Android. Especially with Samsung's AWFUL Kies software.
    -support from apple etc

    But yeah, Android is a pretty good alternative, for me i think it boils down to one question - Flash on the browser or widest choice of Apps

    For me - i think phone wise, flash is less of a problem, but on a tablet device, Flash is a vital so I can see Android tablets eventually competing with the ipad.
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Oh, I don't mind discussion
    Its the bashing, trashing and trolling that gets wearisome

    Some of us just like to use our device more than we like to constantly feel like we have to defend our choices
     
  12. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    It's a whole different operating system. I still can't compare android to iOS, they are two different beasts. I like the user experience, that's what it's all about to me. So fluid, & pretty. Others can use all the "widgets" and "stuff" for themselves.
     
  13. mysterioustko macrumors 6502

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    For those that say Itunes is a benefit, you have to understand that there are people who see that as a drawback. I don't find having to be chained to itunes as a good thing. I find it to be restrictive.
     
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    I wish the moderators would just lock threads like this.
     
  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I have never seen it as a pain at all
    In fact, I see it as a convenience

    I guess we have different expectations, needs and requirements
     
  17. mysterioustko macrumors 6502

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    I would have to say at this particular juncture that iphone has more 3d gaming available. Even though the more high end android phones may have better gpu's there isn't a much available to them in the realm of high end gaming.
     
  18. mysterioustko macrumors 6502

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    The reason I see it as being inconvenient is because it's not a choice, it's mandatory. Thus meaning that at some point I will have to sync to my computer, whether it's for a custom ringtone, adding music from my computer, or simply doing an update. If it has been a little while since I did my last sync, this can make doing something that should be quick and simple (like adding music) take much longer. I think it would be better if itunes were a more optional component of the iphone experience or perhaps being able to sync through the cloud.
     
  19. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Who cares what "people say"?
    And it's not your job to tell them otherwise, so don't worry about it. It's a pointless argument.
     
  20. 62tele macrumors 6502a

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    What is point in these threads?
    My dog's bigger than your dog?

    If you will always have an iPhone even if convinced android s better than you're an idiot and a poser.

    I don't care if some prefer Android. To each, their own! Good grief.
     
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    Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    LOL, i didnt know there was a status symbol to owning an iPhone. I mean when the first iPhone came out and it was the best smart phone, perhaps then i can see it but that ship has sailed long ago.

    Look, use the phone that fits best for you. Seems pretty silly to me that some have both phones just so they can have both operating systems. I still have my Iphone but i havent used it in months and why should i? My Android is much more advanced than my 2G and i just like what i can do on Android better without having to use that crap iTunes to do everything and they keep having big firmware updates throughout the year while iPhone has a new phone and big firmware upgrade once a year.
     
  22. ermir4444 macrumors regular

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    Hey OP do you get paid by the post or by the hour?

    Anyways something that iphone has over android is the amount of haters. Amdroid fanboys being the most notorious ones
     
  23. dellAbait macrumors member

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    More android spam?
     
  24. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Why say stop bashing Android when your thread title looks like you're trying to start something?

    Also, I don't think my phone shatters on a carpet. :confused:
     
  25. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    The user-controlled OS updates is a huge one for me. When a new iOS version comes out you can literally download it the very next second. An Android update? You're at the mercy of the carriers and the manufacturers. Still waiting for my Droid X to get Gingerbread (without rooting) despite it being almost six months old now. :(
     

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