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Offline djos

Re: Android
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2012, 03:15:03 AM »
I use my phone for work, the Sensation was work provided and it just sits in my drawer now - as a business phone I found android to be pretty horrible, its Exchange support is flaky and unreliable with frequent calender sync issues and regular mail sync fails vs active-sync on iOS which just works. The only thing droid supports that iOS doesnt is the out-of-office feature but I'd rather have reliable calendar and mail syncronisation.
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Offline desiv

Re: Android
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2012, 04:00:35 AM »
Quote from: Piru;698650
QWERTY keyboard
You mean like these: http://www.androidauthority.com/best-keyboard-qwerty-android-phones-2012-55315/

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(I thought I made this point clear already).
Ouch.. :rant:
He was just asking.  :)
I thought it was a valid question, as they have phones with qwery keyboards, so there might be some other features you have issues with????

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Offline ravard

Re: Android
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2012, 05:15:25 AM »
I have a Galaxy Nexus and just loaded Jelly Bean on it. I used to own an iPhone 4. The iPhone definitely has a high level of polish, but Android is closing in. Jelly Bean goes a long way towards that. It is very responsive and snappy. I also own a Sony xPeria Play for handheld gaming and it runs most things pretty well, including an Amiga emulator! So I feel that Android has made great strides in the last several years and keeps getting better and better.
 

Offline huronking

Re: Android
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2012, 05:16:35 AM »
I have an HTC Inspire, which I grew to hate for its quirky instability... In all fairness it turns out the battery was defective all along. It works great now. My wife grew to hate her iPhone 3GS so I bought her a pantech phone and tablet package deal which she loves. It's hard for me to say either way. I like my iPad a lot, and love my iPod more than I thought I would, my next phone will probably be ios. Nothing against Android... I just don't know that I am really much of a big fan.
 

Offline fryguy

Re: Android
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2012, 06:35:47 AM »
I like Android. Jelly bean seems to be even smoother.

I had the following phones.

HTC Magic
ZTE Blade
Samsung Galaxy S
LG optimus 2x
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S3 (Current)

I also got an Asus Transformer Prime.
 

Offline Ni72ous

Re: Android
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2012, 09:08:35 AM »
Been using android for a fair amount of time now, it all started when i used magldr to install gingerbread on my HTC HD2, i now have a Galaxy S2 and a Transformer Prime and i still love android, i can't compare it to any apple device as i have never used one and never will use one.
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Offline Colani1200

Re: Android
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2012, 09:48:41 AM »
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Are you an Android fan?


I really enjoy using it and I'd say it's definitely the best smartphone OS out there. The biggest flaw in it is the update policy, which is mainly up to the manufacturers, but I think google will get this sorted in the long term. In the meantime, make sure you pick a Nexus model or a device that is supported by Cyanogenmod.

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The quality is nice in the Iphone.


The hardware design is quite appealing indeed. Though you have to be really careful with the glass...

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If Android phone manafacturers steered away from trying to copy the IPhone


Sorry, that's Apple marketing BS.
 

Offline djos

Re: Android
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2012, 11:47:09 AM »
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                                                 If Android phone manafacturers steered away from trying to copy the IPhone                                
 Sorry, that's Apple marketing BS.

Well it's definitely BS, Android is a blatant copy of iOS and that's all there is to it!
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Offline specialK

Re: Android
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2012, 12:00:00 PM »
had HTC Legend, Sony Xperia X10 and Samsung GalaxyS2...leaving Android platform with mixed experiances, mainy below average or bad stories of hardware cowboys (Sony & Samsung im looking at you)

going to try Blackberry and if not satisfied will go back to Apples closed hardware and software platform.   full stop.
 

Offline Colani1200

Re: Android
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2012, 01:00:37 PM »
Quote from: djos;698698
Well it's definitely BS, Android is a blatant copy of iOS and that's all there is to it!


I hope you have some decent arguments for this? Or are you just parroting Apple propaganda?
 

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Re: Android
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2012, 01:13:17 PM »
Yes, I have a bunch of Android devices to play with (and a couple of iOS ones as well) and generally the iOS ones collect dust.

Quote from: specialK
going to try Blackberry


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Re: Android
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2012, 01:29:21 PM »
You will likely be unhappy with BB devices unless you have enterprise needs that warrant owning one.
 

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Re: Android
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2012, 01:41:59 PM »
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You will likely be unhappy with BB devices unless you have enterprise needs that warrant owning one.


I agree. BlackBerry sucks balls. But i'm definitely getting another!
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Offline psxphill

Re: Android
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2012, 01:58:39 PM »
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Also it is a worry when you turn on wifi hotspot (The best thing about my Android phones) and the desktop web pages load quicker than your phone.

Why is that a worry? It makes perfect sense. The cpu in your phone is doing less work and your laptop is faster. Would you be happier if they artificially slowed everything down when the phone was used as a hotspot?
 
Most routers run linux, installing a web browser on one and using xterm to connect to it wouldn't give you a great experience either.
 
I'm not saying that android is brilliant, but for the cost of a mid range phone it's good enough for what I need. An iphone wouldn't be a better phone for me and it's alot more expensive.
 

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Re: Android
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2012, 02:14:09 PM »
I'm more concerned if RIM will actually be in business as a handset maker in 2-3 years, tbh.  They are absolutely hemorrhaging cash atm.

I smell a buyout coming.