Will you switch to the dreaded?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by cccmhhh, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. cpjr

    cpjr Senior Member

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    I was giving an example...cause to theme UI stuff you do.

    And yeah, most people think widgets are the most important thing on earth for some reason....but hey, if thats whats important to you...good for you. But thats probably one of the biggest differences (stock to stock) is more flexibility with your homescreen and being able to add widgets. Big deal.

    PS- Live wallpapers, blah....9/10 makes the phone run like crap anyways. But if you really want to, can run them too on the iphone.

    PPS- Im not an iphone fanatic, but I do like both alot. Just dont understand the hate some people have, its really kinda stupid and useless. Who cares.

    Ive owned 4 droids...along with a few iphones.
     
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    I have thought about it a lot, because the iPhone is beautiful. But, I prefer the customizability of Andorid and the fact that there are so many hardware options that you have. I have a X, but I have friends that have HTC, Samsung, and LG Androids and we can all install the same apps because we have the same OS. You only have one hardware choice with a iPhone.
     
  3. cpjr

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    And I agree with that, obviously Android is a clear winner with the fact that you can choose over a handful of different devices.

    As far as customization....there is nothing I cant do on my iphone that Android does in that department. Really. It may require a little more work, but part of what I like sooo much about these phones is getting to screw with them :)
     
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    Yep, I LOVE widgets. Little programs that do some of the functionality without having to open up a full fledged program. Definitely useful. And as I explained, I used an iPhone for almost a month to try and give it a chance, and it was miserable. So there's my real world usage and not just bias.

    Finally, again, for what I enjoy and like to do, I don't have to root, but for that same stock functionality, you do on the iPhone. CHOICES is the main difference still in my book. You just have way less on the iPhone and it's still playing catchup. I didn't say it did everything bad. I simply said it did some things ok, but I can do it all and more of what I like to do on Android. Oh yeah, and I get a choice of phones and carriers. C-H-O-I-C-E!
     
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    I think you've captured my thoughts perfectly, albeit from the opposite side. I'm one of those people who wants a seamless, easy experience -- not because I don't like having the flexibility to customize ad infinitum (I do, honest -- I'm not a sheeple!), but because I simply don't have the time. Between work and a lengthy commute, I put in 10- or 11-hour days, then go home to a husband with whom I want to spend as much time as possible; the weekends are usually jammed with family or community activities. As a result, I rarely have enough free time to tinker with my Droid X to the point that I can enjoy its considerable advantages to the fullest.

    Now, never having owned any other type of smartphone, I can't say whether I'd be in the same boat with an iPhone ... but I do know that many of the features Android devotees cherish are kind of lost on me. OTOH, I'm not generally one to jump on the "shiny new thing" bandwagon; my VZW contract is up in July 2012, which will give me plenty of time to really delve into the X as well as to research how well the iPhone migrates over to CDMA.

    I must confess, though: I'd love a front-facing camera. ;)
     
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    Nope... I do not like Apples business policies at all. Android is for me plus I really like Google and gmail features.
     
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    Absolutely not! When I didn't knows about smart phones I thought the iPhone sounded great. I bought an iPod Touch which is really cool and it let me basically see what an iPhone was, minus the phone part. And I do love my Touch. But after having two Droids, the original and now the X, there is no way I would ever change. If I ever got a new phone it would positively be another Android phone of some sort most likely a Motorola.

    The Android platform has so much more freedom than Apple does. Hands down! You can do things on these phones that is just amazing and Apple would never let you do that. Even after you jailbreak an iPhone or Touch you still can't come anywhere near the glory that is Droid. And the App issue is another big point. They have some really amazing apps on the iPhone but once again the word freedom comes to mind. I mean I have an app where you simulate snorting cocaine! Is this ground breaking, or something everyone should want or have? No. But it once again showcases how much freedom and license you can have on a Droid, Apple would never let you snort digital coke. So the point is Apple restricts everything that is on the iPhone and I just don't want that on my choice of phone.

    But I will say a lot of the games on the App Store are a heck of a lot better. I'm not exactly sure why this is though. I think it has to do with the Droid phones used to having limited storage so developers couldn't make their games as large or detailed on the Droid. But now with a lot of the new Droids that size problem is not an issue. And with games like the amazing Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja, things are starting to look up for our choice of good quality games. And with the trend of more developers going to the Android platform now I can only see good things for the Droids gaming and otherwises future.

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    Not again...

    With hacking, you can run android on an iPhone, so all the talk of customization after rooting is moot...

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    With no real time to get into android, I can certainly understand about being less than enthusiastic about the freedom to do so. But, like you said, you have plenty of months in between nite and your next upgrade so maybe you'll find a moment to tinker.

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  10. Technoman

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    Ok... the Battery argument is the lamest of all reasons to support the iPhone.

    If your iPhone Battery runs down, you are down until you charge it.
    If my Droid X battery runs down, I pop the cover and swap batteries!!!

    Same with memory... I can swap and upgrade!! You can't!!!

    As far as APP's, I have seen 1 (that is ONE, as in SINGLE) APP on the iPhoney that I can't get on my Droid that I really would like to have. I have proved to my fellow workers that have iPhones that there are a LOT of APP's available for the Android OS that you can't get on the iPhone.

    FLASH!!!!! This alone make Android superior to iOS.

    Last.... I HATE APPLE.... arrogance, lying, and telling people what they can have like you own them is not anything I will allow myself to be tied to.

    PS.... Let's not forget the iPhone 4 antenna issue that Jobs didn't even accept as a defect... but offered a "free" cover to disguise!! That is so laughable!
     
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    Ok, first of all an extra battery does not take up less space than an instant charger... think duracell...

    And flash? LOL!!!

    Jobs was right about flash, haven't you read the stories posted on this website about flash's security flaws? Anyway, most websites are moving up to html5 and leaving flash behind...


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  12. Technoman

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    UNC, You really come across as a Jobs/Apple fanboy... so I don't understand why you are here (unless it is just for the purposes of selling the Apple fandom). Flash security flaws as you call them are not due to flash, but due to security issues within Windows. Android doesn't have those issues.

    HTML5 is supported natively by the Android browser, so who cares? Currently there are MANY sites that still utilize flash and with Android you can access them (iPhone can't).

    An instant charger is not going to be immediate like replacing a battery is.
    And I can guarantee that my replacement battery (the one that came with my Droid X) takes up less room than any portable charger you can find!
     
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