iphone or droid

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    Hello everyone. Im new to this so go easy on me. Let me get this out right away... I am an iPhone user!! But i love technology and I want to know why so many people love the android system. Ive been a die hard apple fan from the start. Even suffering thru the AT&T days until vow picked it up. Now, Ive sworn by Apple and constantly find myself in discussions with friends and others over whats best "Apple or Android". Obviously I have my own reasons and will admit Ive been a Droid "hater" for a while but find myself wanting to know whats so great about droid. I will admit, I don't like being under Apples rules and have jailbroken all devices but still stand by the basic form of Apple. So tell me, hopefully with facts, what makes Android better than iOS??
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    Try it yourself and judge it on your own. I'd go with the nexus if I was you. Its the best transition for an iPhone user. Otherwise there's no point in telling you advantages
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    I still have my O.G. Droid (Rooted), but I plan on updating to the Nexus, but to me, I pondered about getting an Iphone for along time. I was really close to getting a 4S but I didn't make the move because of four things that stuck out to me that you can't get on Iphone.

    1. Google Maps, Navigation, Places Seamless Integration
    2. Amazon App Store
    3. Developer / Mod Support
    4. Big Ass Screen (I like Alot) / Hardware
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    How about no 4G for Apple? A jailbroken iPhone is like an Android device right out of the box. In order to not use ITunes, you have to jailbreak. With Android, you don't need a computer.

    I have an ipod touch that I preordered before it came out. The hardware is good but I hate iOS.

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    Yeah Definitely forgot about that, but to be honest I'm fine with 3G, but I know Verizon 4G is fast than most peoples home broadband. Speed is definitely essential.
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    Completely agree with the reasons. I have had 3 Droid phones and most recently thought about giving the iPhone a try, then the Galaxy Nexus with ICS came out. I am very happy that I stayed with Android. I would also recommend going straight to an ICS phone from iPhone. But you should make your decision based on your own testing of the phone yourself. There is a return policy so use it. You already know the iPhone so test the Android out and if your not happy go back.

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    All good points. However, there is no need to sync it to the computer anymore. Also, Im an hour+ away from 4G service.
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    I did give droid a try, a couple of times... On Droid Pro release (total fail), I couldn't get with the battery drain. That seems to be a huge complaint among all my friends that have droid. Another issue I hear a lot about is lag. With my iPhone, i experience no lag at all. Oh, and one last thing, what about the security issue. Ive heard android is the most vulnerable to attack. ???
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    My spidey sense is tingling ....

    posted tomorrow using the space time continuum app on my D1...
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    That's a stupid Apple rumor about Android security. Just like the fact that Mac's can't get viruses.

    And the Droid Pro was a fail. I don't know why anybody would buy it. I am not your typical Apple basher, but I don't like the false information.

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    Yeah, huge mistake, to be honest, stay away from Motorola devices in general, or anything with Global in it, they are the devil. Through my time with the Droid, if I wanted too, I could have this phone for another 3 years and be fine with it, that's how much of an impact the modding community had on it. If you go with a Android Phone, to completely get the most out of it, make sure your phone has the developer modding community, it is essential. I've been hearing a lot of buzz on the forum about the HTC Rezound as well, but since it doesn't have ICS on it, and the community support isn't there, go with the Nexus.
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    Not saying the information was true. Thats why Im here, to get both sides. I gave up on the possibility of android after the Pro. But i think there are some cool android phones out there now so if someone here can help to change my mind on apple.... awesome.
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    To use anything other than iTunes, you either need to jailbreak or use a computer. I had my touch jailbroken so I could download free music without using a computer.

    I will admit, Apple has some of the best screens. I am jealous of that.

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    The nexus browsing experience is in a different level that apple can't touch. 4g which even though you don't have, is a plus, huge screen super amoled 720p and yes it is better than retina display, open source meaning you can put whatever you want on it, also you have something different. Not to mention your phone isn't entirely made of glass.
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    Get an Ipad and have the best of both worlds.
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    Some people be acting like crackheads when a new iPhone comes out. Lol
    For one iPhones runs on 4g and below, android runs on 4glte it's way faster
    Android alows much more personalization, iPhones set everything up for you and u can't change much.
    Androids allows you to change the coding format on your phone, iPhone doesn't. Basically guy iPhoneo only is big because it's an Apple Inc product, they know great marketing. its like a designer phone that everyone wants for the name. Trust me I have an Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and my mom has the iPhone 4S I compare em all the time and the android is waaaaaaaaaaay better!!!

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    And this is another question I ask myself when thinking of switching... How can one phone (iPhone) outsell I don't know how may android phone models combined. How is that possible if android is so popular? Is it really just because of us "fanboys" that are caught up in this "apple" image???? I just read a report of how many iPhones were activated compared to all android phones activated orver the christmas weekend... Wow. There has to be more to this other than "fans". GOOGLE is huge!! whats going on?
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    Galaxy S II... Is that the phone on the commercial with android mocking the iPhone users in line??? That commercial makes me crazy!! haha
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    To me, the iPhone is for people that want a nice simple phone that just works. And that are able to pay up the arse to use. ITunes gets very expensive and prices are likely only going to raise. But I could be wrong. To mention, it's Apple. So insurance and deductibles on the phone are also a lot more expensive. It is a good phone, but like it or not, you're paying for a brand. And Apple is usually always more expensive.

    I love Android due to how open it is compared to the iPhone. Out of the box you can do more than a jail broken iPhone. And to me, jail breaking still isn't that much of an improvement over stock. iNav was the only real theme I ever liked on it and that was because it was the closest to the android experience. Most iPhones are just all the same, which is extremely boring. There's no variety which is no fun. If you look at two different android phones that aren't even rooted or from people that aren't even that into all the customization stuff, you're likely to to see a complete different set up because everyone's tastes different. IPhone doesn't have that.

    Not to mention Apple hates people that jailbreak.

    Android has much better customization, variety of phones to fit a persons needs, faster speeds(4g), bigger screens yet still able to fit comfortably in your hand, and so on. The Samsung commercials mention this. :)

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    So, why is it waaaaaaaaaaay better? Give us some specifics!