An honest question from a nuetral party regarding Android and Iphone

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  1. djwill13

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    I've got a couple of questions that I was hoping you all could help me out with. Before I get into this, I would like to say that I'm not partial to either Android or Iphone. Just looking at things objectively. Phones I've owned include: G1, Iphone 3g, OG Droid, Droid X, Bionic, Iphone 4S (current phone). There are things that I like about both operating systems, and there are things that I loathe about them as well.

    Maybe I'm alone in my feelings, but has anyone ever noticed the plethora of Droids coming out? I think that one of the Droids selling points is variety, but it's like a double edged sword. In a way, I personally feel like that hurts the brand. Why do I say that? It seems like certain phones get neglected, especially when it comes to Updates. For example, I had the Droid X when my wife had the Droid Pro. I got the gingerbread update a couple months before she did. To me, that seems unfair. Also, if my memory is correct, when the Bionic came out, it wasn't even running Gingerbread. To me, I don't understand why I should buy a phone (say on a new contract) for $200-$300 for it to run firmware that is "old". On top of that, Droid seems to be rolling out at least 2 or 3 phones every quarter. What I'm essentially getting at here is, say I bought the Thunderbolt a couple months ago. Since then, we've seen the Bionic, Razr, Droid X2, and I believe the Droid 3 with a couple more high end phones still due to come out. I think it's unfair to get locked into a 2 year contract with a phone when 6 months or less from now something way bigger, badder, and better comes out. It really doesn't seem fair to me.

    Again, I come in peace to simply to see if I'm alone in the way I feel. I'm not trying to bash or anything like that. Just simply stating a point is all. Thoughts???
     
  2. dezymond

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    Yes one advantage of Android is the amount of variety. The problem with variety is that there may be a little something from each you want in one phone, but if that were to happen Android might as well have one phone like Apple.

    That's another downside of Android, your new phone won't be new for long. However, I bring up the point that waiting for the next piece of hardware means you'll never fully enjoy your current phone. So I recommend you think hard about your options, check them out in the store, and be happy with what you got. For example, I got the Inc last November knowing well there were "better" devices coming soon, but I love my Inc. It's slim, fast, has a very sharp screen, and light.

    The way I like to think it is that at least with Android you get choices. There are different styles of phones for different users; need a keyboard, huge screen, slim profile, easy to ROM, etc. The world of Android is full of variety and although not all the devices are on the same page, that's arguably the best quality of Android also.

    I don't know if this will be settling to you, but Google claims ICS will be less fragmented than 2.x. We'll see in the near future, but the way Android is now, I honestly don't mind it at all.
     
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    I personally love the variety but dislike the 2 yr contract limitation since phone models change so rapidly as technology evolves.

    In our household, we own both product types and use them all for what they offer with their limitations.

    Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt
     
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    My sisters getting an iphone. Im an android junky and i recommend it for here. This is because of the total lack of tech knowledge and the fact she doesn't care at all about customizing.
     
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    That's the biggest deciding factor between the two IMO...to ME, Android is much better but, its not for everyone. I've owned both but would never be happy with an iPhone again...would almost feel imprisoned :p

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    It's like a house divided. But yeah, it's a good thing with all of those devices out there that there is something right for everyone.
     
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    Ah Android. You get Plastic. Bugs. Lag. No updates.

    But HEY, free tethering, 4G on Verizon, and larger screens.

    So I'll live with a Galaxy Nexus for a few months, at least until iPhone 5 comes out with a large screen and 4G anyway (I'll just be resigned to having no free tethering on iPhones until it gets jailbroken).

    Aside from the above, there is nothing an iPhone 4S can't do ... probably better... than something on an Android device. Except maybe watch naughty website videos that need Flash.
     
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  8. ilikemoneygreen

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    I phone 5 should be a redsign. Will be cool.
     
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    Do you think they will stock with the glass surfaces? Just doesn't make sense to me.

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    I hope not, they need to not shatter anymore. seems logical to move away from glass. liquid metal on the other hand.
     
  11. Trusstopher

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    Depleated Uranium?

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  12. ilikemoneygreen

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    lol, liquid metal is a company they bought. its got cool characteristics appaently.