The OP as well as any other member in this thread pumping up the iphone and tearing down the android platform. My opinion is my opinion and he is no more of a member than I am.
Besides, he's talking about the app store vs the market and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't agree that the app store is better then the market.
i am a huge droid/android supporter and have nothing but complete hatred for anything apple...steve jobs is a communist and when u buy that phones its his phone not yours...biggest difference between droids n iphones...my droid represents me my personality my colors my look what i want...eveyones iphone looks the same there is not custimization or individuality...
YET...i agree with the op sadly...my friend just got an iphone n was showing me some apps he got from a simple stupid dj app were it looked like 2 record boards you can put to songs mix em with a sec song scratch the disc and it looked fluid n smooth with great animation...i looked for something similar to this on android and nothing even close...i mean its almost sad how android developers have such a powerful platform n we have nothing much to show for it except google products(which are a+)...the biggest problem is developers develop apps to the similest details that way it works on allll adroid phones...people still have low end androids that cant use high end graphics and what not...its what ruins android from progressing no matter how far these 2 processor phones go someone will still have an eris and not buy an app bc he cant run it...and devlopers know this and will lose out on money...its a gift n a curse in a way...sorry for rant/spelling at work lol
OG Droid has evolved into the Droid Bionic...then a Droid RAZR(miss it)
...and now a Galaxy Nexus...er Droid NEXUS!
addicted to my droid....
ahhh yes...the apple vs android thread.
lets be honest guys, its a phone, not life or death. if you thin iOS is better than android, go buy an i phone. and vice versa.
personally, i love android simple because it is open and i dont have to use iTunes. if there is an app in the app store, there is most likely a very comparable app in the market.
both are great phones with there advantages and disadvantages. both do MUCH more than we actually need them to do to "survive" I prefer android simply bacause of the openess, and the ability to choose carrier and hardware that suite me. i hate the look of the iphone4, but love the look of many higher end android phone.
My opinions on this subject:
1 Look at how much android has taken off. I would say Android devices are making a pretty good dent in the iPhone market
2 Your example of video editing is pretty small niche to compare
3 If the phone does what you want it to do than the available apps are sufficing
4 I want to make calls, listen to music both online and off, have gps capabilities, play simple games to pass the bathroom time, tether my laptop and read news and ebooks. I can do all that and much more with my droid and not have to use that POS itunes crap. I am prolly like 90 percent of the users out there. Just because the market is not as far along as Apple's store does not mean that it's bad.
Apple computers have always been behind the curve when it comes to the amount of software available for them versus how much is available for a pc but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't buy an Apple computer... Same logic.
I owned an iphone for about a year and a half and decided to switch to the droid because I had gotten tired of the iphone and wanted something new.
Here are some things that IOS cannot do that android can
Widgets, Live Wallpaper
Tasker, Where's my droid*, Remote Web Desktop, Flash**, Google Voice***(There are more I just can't think of them from the top of my head)
*Sure theres MobileMe but its restricted to the computer.
**Iphone fanboys will jump up and say flash sucks, and bad "blah blah" (Even though I've never experienced anything wrong with it), there are still plenty of websites that use flash.
***Sure the iphone has it, but its not rich as the one for the android
From what I know the reason why IOS developers aren't on Android is because they use different programming languages. IOS uses Objective-C while android is programmed in a variant of Java, two completely different programming languages.
Also from my experience and opinion IOS multitasking sucks. As it does not shutdown any applications whatsoever and to stop them you have to manually exit every single one(altough I may be wrong but like I said from experience I havent seen it). While Android has applications (Task Killers) to one click stop these applications. But android was programmed with multitasking in mind and automatically closes programs that are wasting valuable resources (Even more so in 2.3).
There are still more stuff but I can leave it at that.
On a side note any hardcore apple fan I come accross I show them this
Last edited by Raiden619; 02-28-2011 at 05:44 PM.
I think the biggest reason you see higher quality apps on iPhone is that the developers only have to worry about making it run on ONE hardware configuration. Details developing for android means that the same program has to work well on multiple processors and screen resolutions. Such as snapdragon, omap, tegra2 and all their updates and variations.
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They do have a lot of apps... That are worthless. The dj thing... Crap. Editing videos during recording... Sounds like an app for a small market of ppl.
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