Why are there no "How to" books on Nexus? iphone has them!

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  1. GenieAngel

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    No manual in the box. They say go to the internet. The "manual" I saw online is a joke. With a phone with so many features and apps there should be a book somewhere. There are great books for getting the most out of your iphone, why not the nexus? :mad:
     
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    Because people who buy Android phones tend to be intelligent about technology and people who buy IPhone's generally are not. To think there is a book on how to use an IPhone is a joke to me.

    But you are correct seeing that Android is gaining momentum. I've considered offering classes to people for Android phones but I just think it would be too annoying.

    My father just bought a GNex on my recommendation and is very frustrated with it. He's coming over Sunday so I can fix it up for him. How do you explain Google Voice to a 69 year old?
     
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    Thts completely wrong. I originally bought a Droid because there wasn't an iPhone on Verizon. After having my Droid I know I could never be happy with an iPhone so thank God it wasn't out yet

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    Nevermind, I see one is on preorder in Amazon. I had checked there and nothing came up but when I did an internet search I found it on pre-order. My family considers me tech oriented and although I'm having fun with it, I'm sure there are lots more to know to make it even more fun.

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Nexus-Craig-Johnston/dp/0789749467/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1324712795&sr=1-1

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    ll kinds of people buy iphones and smartphones these days, even non-techies... which is most of the people I know.
     
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    Iphone "How to" book:

    Step 1. Hold icon.

    Step 2. Watch wiggle.

    Step 3. Hit home button.

    Step 4. Press play.

    The end.
     
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    Do ppl with android phones really believe they're more intelligent then those with iphones? Lol....that sounds like a complex
     
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    No one is saying Android users are more intelligent. Apple products are dumb downed for the masses, and that's why they're popular. One button to push, they way they restrict you from doing many things, lack of options, etc. Truthfully people are too stupid to leave well enough alone, so when the ability to tinker is taken away from them, they think it's a better product (i.e. easier to use).

    I guess if you look at that way, Android users probably are more intelligent. Not EVERY user, just as not EVERY iPhone user is dumb, but probably in general.
     
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    I think it takes more technological savvy to use an android phone to its full potential (rooting/romming) compared to an iPhone but I don't think that means I am better equipped to use technology because of my phone. Many very techy people use iPhones because they don't want to deal with unlocking the bootloader or creating nandroid backups. They could, but choose not to.

    So I guess I think in general, the people that use an iPhone are more likely to be unable to root or rom because they chose a device that has a much smaller development community but I don't think that by default android users are smarter.

    I know that it wasn't directed at me, but to me, this is what he meant by it. Although it was phrased rather elitist.
     
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    As far as technology goes (and generally speaking of course) ..absolutely. Most of the people I know that have a iphone are lost when it comes to technology. I consider myself a fairly tech savvy person and have zero interest in a iphone because of how locked down it is and the lack of choices involved.
     
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    Let us not forget that blackberry, well at least the 4 I owned never came with instruction books.

    BAD ASS X
     
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    I dunno I think correlating your phone choice with intelligence shows opposite the intended effect. Suggesting one group of phone owners is less intelligent then another for no reason other then phone choice shows a lack of intelligence imo...
     
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