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Gizmodo ain't no fanboi anymore

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by JonDenver'sCopilot, Jun 3, 2010.

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    Since Apple had a Gizmodo employee's house raided about a month ago the tides at that website have been turning. They still have a HUGE iphag fanbase, so they aren't outright trashing Apple (yet), but over the last month their commentary has been leaning more and more toward Google and Android. This is their newest article, suffice it to say I think the day of apple has finally ended at Giz:

    10 Things Android Does Better Than iPhone OS
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    Nice......That will get the iPhone fan boys in a rage. ;)
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    fanboy or not, the people at Gizmodo seem to give really strong opinions on their articles. It's hard to get rid of bias, but some sites, such as Engadget, seem to give a somewhat equal review of products.

    I never liked Gizmodo and don't really care for them even if they get off the Apple wagon.
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    just read some of the comments it looks like i all the iphone fanboys are getting a little butthurt over that article.
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    Fixed that for ya. Anyways apple fanboys won't question the overlord steve until they themselves have their homes raided for the lulz.
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    Not a bad piece, though the comment about the superiority of the Android Market is laughable.

    However, several of the criticisms directed toward the iPhone will be addressed in the upcoming 4th generation release. And for those that aren't, the comparison is not really between a particular phone and the iPhone, they're between the android platform and the iPhone software platform.

    For example, the complaint that the iPhone is available only on AT&T is true. But the Moto Droid is available only on Verizon, the EVO only on Sprint, etc.
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    Wow there are some real iphone idoits on that page!!
    jailbraking is the same as custom roms!!

    O and you can get a 15$ data package!! (what a deal!!!) lol
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    Just skip the article and read the comments. Much more entertaining.
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    10 things apple does better then android:

    1) makes great sauce
    2) makes good juice
    3) makes a good pie
    4) makes a good cobbler
    5) serves as a paper weight for teachers
    6) goes good with a turkey and cheese sandwich
    7) makes good hot cider
    8) goes well as an oatmeal topping
    9) goes good with yams
    10) make good ipods
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    Anti theft device as well, ever got beamed in teh face by a crab apple? NOT a fun time.
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    Haha I like this fanboi's response...almost remind me of a little kid..."No...it doesn't count...You take it back...":icon_eek:


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    1. (Backgrounding) will be irrelevant soon.
    2. Yeah, I'm jealous of widgets. Really jealous. But this and the change settings faster are the same, since those settings buttons are widgets. But yeah I want widgets on my iPhone.
    3. No, it's not. Open doesn't mean better. And for the most part, the apps on the iPhone are more refined. Not to mention the iPad versions becoming more mature as well. Does the android store have tablet specific as well? No.
    4. Yeah, i'm jealous of android notifications. 'nuf said.
    5. This is also a plus for iPhone. All 3 iPhone OS devices are made by the same company, so there's no fragmentation with updates (though iPhone OS4 won't be able to run on older devices, but that's because of processing restraints).
    6. Yeah, at&t is mediocre. But it will allow me to have a $15 data plan, which no other carrier will.
    7. This isn't android anymore once you do custom ROMs. And it's not all that different from jailbreaking.
    8. Same as widgets argument. This one doesn't count.
    9. Facebook app notifications are good enough for me. Don't see need for social integration on a system-wide level (that's my opinion. yours may differ).
    10. Actually, all the android phones require the same $30 per month data plan. iPhone will have more pricing flexibility on June 7. And you can have an iPhone for 3 different costs ($99, $199, $299). So this one is actually a plus for iPhone.

    Your list of 10 is actually a list of 2
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    Dude...really?

    I (and, I suspect most people reading this) prefer the Droid and Android. However, I have yet to detect any ill effect on my life in general from anybody who likes their iPhone.

    Rants about "fanboys" are interesting things. In fact, a great article about the term was recently published:

    Fanboy!

    There's an interesting insight toward the end, but I'll leave it to you all to find it. ;)

    Flame suit on!
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    lol verizon has a 15 dollar data plan
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    very well put my good sir
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    I had been using Iphones since the Iphone 3G came out. I met a friend who I convinced to get a new Iphone, by then the 3GS was out and I wanted it. So instead of paying a ridiculous amount of money for it, I told my friend to get it and then I gave him the $200 he paid and gave him my 3G. He was happy with a Iphone that looked like new, and I was happy with my $200 3GS.

    But I kept seeing android this and android that. I didn't like this Android thing. However one day I bought me an Archos 5 IT which came with Android 1.5. I figured now I had the best of both worlds. That Archos 5 started looking a lot more interesting, and the thought of having a phone that worked like that was even better. And then my roommate got a Motorola Droid. Damn him I thought. I bashed his phone but secretly wanted one.

    Until it wasn't a secret anymore, I wanted one! I cancelled my Iphone service and sold the Iphone 3Gs and that same day went into a verizon store and got me a Droid. Right away I found this website and in less than a week I had already rooted my droid and installed Adamz's Smoke Glass 6. I also freaked out for a while thinking I had bricked it. I was scared, i had jailbroken my Iphone but this was all new.

    Honestly I thought the Droid would be fun for a while and then I'd miss my Iphone. But I'm still seriously having a blast with my phone. Currently running Bugless 1.1 with the NexTheme and I'm just loving it.

    I do want to thank this forum and Adamz and Pete and just everyone that makes this place so great. I never post but I sure have been around and you guys have helped me a ton.

    Oh and as far as the Google Market, I actually prefer it. So easy to install and uninstall things and so easy to get my money back when I buy something that I just don't want.
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    another iphone customer who switched. Welcome to the club. If you still want the best of both worlds get an ipod touch since you are rooted and have wifi tethering. I am still waiting for it ti go on sale some more.
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    I'm not so sure this whole trend has ANYTHING to do with the Apple raid or anything like that; it COULD be a simple case of Android being more exciting right now. What does Apple have coming? The iPhone 4G - on the other hand, the Android world is EXPLODING. There is so much new to talk about that the simple fact is this: Android is where the real NEWS is. The raid might not have helped things for Apple any as it relates to Gizmodo; but I doubt it's the root cause.
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    Dude 1/2 way thru that I thought I was reading penthouse forum ..lol
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    It is hard to take a post seriously that resorts to this. I'm surprised that the OP left out "teh ghey"... :icon_rolleyes:

    Particularly when they're made by fanboys who think that name calling yields meaningful discourse.