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2012-08-14 11:12:00 AM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: 1962


You sound old.

And no, I am not going to buy a product that intentionally blocks me from doing what I want when there are alternatives that do not have these blocks. Especially when the alternatives also let me choose a whole variety of other hardware options as an added bonus.

If these limits do not bother you then go ahead and purchase an i-product.

This is all I am saying and yet look at all the sandy vaginas coming out of the woodwork.

"Oh no! Someone on the internet doesn't like what I like! Must attack!! To the keyboards!!!!"
 
2012-08-14 11:13:50 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Terrified Asexual Forcemeat: I used to care about the difference between Macs and PCs. Then I started getting laid. Now I'm only slightly annoyed by the difference. Not enough to argue about it but enough to post and explain this. Also, I got chlamydia.


Chlamydia 4.5 or 5.1?


I'm not going to have an argument about The Silent Disease.
 
2012-08-14 11:20:27 AM

Farking Canuck: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: 1962

You sound old.

And no, I am not going to buy a product that intentionally blocks me from doing what I want when there are alternatives that do not have these blocks. Especially when the alternatives also let me choose a whole variety of other hardware options as an added bonus.

If these limits do not bother you then go ahead and purchase an i-product.

This is all I am saying and yet look at all the sandy vaginas coming out of the woodwork.

"Oh no! Someone on the internet doesn't like what I like! Must attack!! To the keyboards!!!!"


Poe's law in action.
 
2012-08-14 11:25:47 AM

Farking Canuck: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: 1962

You sound old.

And no, I am not going to buy a product that intentionally blocks me from doing what I want when there are alternatives that do not have these blocks. Especially when the alternatives also let me choose a whole variety of other hardware options as an added bonus.

If these limits do not bother you then go ahead and purchase an i-product.

This is all I am saying and yet look at all the sandy vaginas coming out of the woodwork.

"Oh no! Someone on the internet doesn't like what I like! Must attack!! To the keyboards!!!!"


Funny since you started this with your post (the 4th one in the thread)
 
2012-08-14 11:36:32 AM
You know you are a fan-boy when you are looking for iPhones in a bar and not women.
 
2012-08-14 11:46:01 AM

Sasquach: BilldaCat10: Sasquach: Vegan Meat Popsicle: Nem Wan: But it's a big, largely malware-free garden.

I was going to say the same thing. In my days before marriage/kids, I'd be a lot more inclined to go the open source route, or jailbreak, tinker, what have you. Now, my life/priorities have changed, and I simply don't have the time to deal with it. I'll take the walled garden, so that when I take a photo with my phone, it shows up on my other devices and I don't have to fut ...

Isn't it funny what getting older can do to you? How your time becomes way more valuable....and an hour of loading this and updating that just seems like such a waste.


Yep. And to think of the stuff I blew money on back in the day.. such as getting a paint job on my ice hockey goalie mask done for $600 or something. That's a month and a half of pre-school now. What was I thinking?!

/old
 
2012-08-14 11:49:23 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Funny since you started this with your post (the 4th one in the thread)


I posted when I was going to get a new iPhone (not likely ever) in response to someone else's post about when they were going to get one.

Sacrilege ... it is almost like I dared to have my own opinion or something.
 
2012-08-14 12:09:12 PM

pxlboy: BilldaCat10: I liked Android, in theory. In practice ...

Maybe I have a crap phone (HTC Inspire). I'm glad it has a removable battery, as I've had to physically remove it a few dozen times now when the phone locks up and I can't do anything else. It's slow and sluggish, the Android Market just doesn't hold a candle to Apple in some respects (chiefly: GameCenter. To be able to easily play with friends, compare achievements, etc.. Android has nothing like it. And NO, mobage does not count.). The quality of apps is generally better I've found (even between the same app - compare Tiny Tower on iOS and Android, it's hands down better on iOS), probably due to Apple needing to approve it.

And as someone who owns a Macbook Pro and an iMac, the incentive to stick in the walled garden is a factor. It's nice when things just work sometimes.

Again, maybe the HTC Inspire has soured me on it all. It sucks that the phones evolve so fast, and that HTC has decided "no ICS for you". At least with Apple, there's a decent history of being allowed to run the next version of iOS on your device. I'm extremely hesitant about buying another phone, having it be obsolete in 6-9 months, and being told I'm not getting the next Android OS and if I want it, shell out for a new phone.

Anyway, I'm ready to throw this phone through a window. The only disappointing thing about what seems to be the new consensus iPhone is the screen size - I really wanted something wider. The screen size is a huge factor in why I switched to Android, and it may end up being enough in the end to keep me on it. We'll see. My co-worker has the Galaxy S3, and it does look pretty nice.

/open source web programmer.
//needs to stop playing the waste of time that is tiny tower

The Galaxy series are excellent pieces of hardware. I rooted and reflashed my S2 with Cyanogemod 7, but am now having stability issues with it. It won't take the CM7.2 update, either.

There is an ICS update available, but I don't kn ...


We are on 9 and 10 you know? That's your issue...
 
2012-08-14 12:32:41 PM

WhippingBoy: I'm better than you because of the cell phone I own.


Well, I farked your wife...
 
2012-08-14 01:20:35 PM

mjohnson71: I need to replace my iPhone 3G that has served me well for almost 3 years and will finally get the iPhone 5 (or whatever it's called). But what grinds my gears is that when the iPhone 5 gets released I'll have a legion of Apple fanboys in front of me in line. They'll all be super anxious and acting like they're going to die because they just have to replace their 10 month old iPhone 4s' as soon as humanly possible.


I was on my way through the mall to get a 4S on opening day. There were 50 people in line at the Apple Store but only one at the AT&T store. I only had a 90 second wait. They also grandfathered in my unlimited data plan.
 
2012-08-14 02:43:21 PM

Farking Canuck: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Funny since you started this with your post (the 4th one in the thread)

I posted when I was going to get a new iPhone (not likely ever) in response to someone else's post about when they were going to get one.

Sacrilege ... it is almost like I dared to have my own opinion or something.


You are what you hate
 
2012-08-14 02:58:52 PM

bighairyguy: mjohnson71: I need to replace my iPhone 3G that has served me well for almost 3 years and will finally get the iPhone 5 (or whatever it's called). But what grinds my gears is that when the iPhone 5 gets released I'll have a legion of Apple fanboys in front of me in line. They'll all be super anxious and acting like they're going to die because they just have to replace their 10 month old iPhone 4s' as soon as humanly possible.

I was on my way through the mall to get a 4S on opening day. There were 50 people in line at the Apple Store but only one at the AT&T store. I only had a 90 second wait. They also grandfathered in my unlimited data plan.


Well you missed the experience of waiting in line for your new phone, you may as well just bought a dried up piece of dog poop! Some iFan you are!

P.S: Nice to see Theaetetus in here white-knighting for Apple again.
 
2012-08-14 03:28:45 PM

stonicus: WhippingBoy: I'm better than you because of the cell phone I own.

Well, I farked your wife...


Was she good? It's been so long that I've forgotten.
 
2012-08-14 03:35:25 PM

RAWISRADFORD: You are what you hate


What are you? The Sphinx??

"To learn my teachings, I must first teach you how to learn."
"He who questions training only trains himself at asking questions."
"You must be like wolf pack, not six-pack."

Any other meaningless drivel you'd like to share?
 
2012-08-14 03:51:04 PM

Pick: Had a Galaxy, thought it was crap, went to iPhone 4, very happy. You should too.


I'm going to call BS on that. Which Galaxy are we talking about? Galaxy S3 blows everything else out of the water. It's an amazing phone.
 
2012-08-14 04:01:16 PM
Sweet dollars, but this incremental technology thingie is swell.
 
2012-08-14 04:39:19 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Farking Canuck: bighairyguy: I'm going to wait for next year's version, the iPhone WhateverS.

Personally, I'm gonna continue to choose not to live in a 'walled garden'.

Can you load apps from Apples app store on your Android device? No? Welcome to a walled garden.
Of course why would you want to load an iOS app on your Android device, since just about any app is available on both platforms.
The 'walled garden' expression is pretty much meaningless.
You can make the argument that people who buy into the Apple ecosystem are locked into using Apple devices, if they want to continue using the apps they purchased from the Apple app store. Since I have never actually found an app worth buying, switching between platforms is not an issue for me. And I'll bet this is the case for many people.

Devices I currently own:
Samsung Galaxy S2
iPad 3
Nexus 7


False equivalency. Apple won't let the apps out, it has nothing to do with Android not letting them in.

Plus most apps that cost money on Apple are free on Android.
 
2012-08-14 04:42:35 PM

BilldaCat10: I liked Android, in theory. In practice ...

Maybe I have a crap phone (HTC Inspire). I'm glad it has a removable battery, as I've had to physically remove it a few dozen times now when the phone locks up and I can't do anything else. It's slow and sluggish, the Android Market just doesn't hold a candle to Apple in some respects (chiefly: GameCenter. To be able to easily play with friends, compare achievements, etc.. Android has nothing like it. And NO, mobage does not count.). The quality of apps is generally better I've found (even between the same app - compare Tiny Tower on iOS and Android, it's hands down better on iOS), probably due to Apple needing to approve it.

And as someone who owns a Macbook Pro and an iMac, the incentive to stick in the walled garden is a factor. It's nice when things just work sometimes.

Again, maybe the HTC Inspire has soured me on it all. It sucks that the phones evolve so fast, and that HTC has decided "no ICS for you". At least with Apple, there's a decent history of being allowed to run the next version of iOS on your device. I'm extremely hesitant about buying another phone, having it be obsolete in 6-9 months, and being told I'm not getting the next Android OS and if I want it, shell out for a new phone.

Anyway, I'm ready to throw this phone through a window. The only disappointing thing about what seems to be the new consensus iPhone is the screen size - I really wanted something wider. The screen size is a huge factor in why I switched to Android, and it may end up being enough in the end to keep me on it. We'll see. My co-worker has the Galaxy S3, and it does look pretty nice.

/open source web programmer.
//needs to stop playing the waste of time that is tiny tower


Complains that HTC Inspire (cheapy piece of shiat phone) runs slow, then complains that HTC won't let him upgrade to a newer OS that doesn't support his cheapy shiat hardware. LULZ.

Not sure if you're a troll or just completely computer illiterate.

/My Packard Bell computer circa 1991 won't run Windows 8!!! Microsoft sucks!
 
2012-08-14 04:44:55 PM

Theaetetus: H31N0US: mjohnson71: I need to replace my iPhone 3G that has served me well for almost 3 years and will finally get the iPhone 5 (or whatever it's called). But what grinds my gears is that when the iPhone 5 gets released I'll have a legion of Apple fanboys in front of me in line. They'll all be super anxious and acting like they're going to die because they just have to replace their 10 month old iPhone 4s' as soon as humanly possible.

So wait a couple months until the fanfare dies down.

Or get a Samsung.

Yeah, then no one will be in front of you in line.


Apple has lines because the concept of inventory management evades them. They'll catch up to early 90s business strategy eventually.
 
2012-08-14 04:48:15 PM

gingerjet: Farking Canuck: Apple's 'walled garden' philosophy is a fact ... they are proud of having a safe little area for their children users to play in. Sure, some jail-break their way out of this 'jail' but most don't.

I merely expressed my opinion that living in this 'safe', restricted world holds no interest to me.

If one has to "jailbreak" anything to make it useful to them - than something is very seriously wrong. I don't jailbreak my refrigerator or my car. I buy a tool to get a job done because I have a life to live, work to do, and beer to drink. I'm continuously amused by people who by Android based devices with 3 seconds of battery life and having to break into the phone to remove the crap off them. Life it too short dude to deal with such shiat.

/pats little Farking Canuck on the head


If you've ever changed the temperature knob on your fridge/freezer, then you've jailbroken your refrigerator. Android devices cannot be jailbroken, only rooted. There are no limitations on Android devices.
 
2012-08-14 04:52:24 PM

Sasquach: BilldaCat10: Sasquach: Vegan Meat Popsicle: Nem Wan: But it's a big, largely malware-free garden.

I was going to say the same thing. In my days before marriage/kids, I'd be a lot more inclined to go the open source route, or jailbreak, tinker, what have you. Now, my life/priorities have changed, and I simply don't have the time to deal with it. I'll take the walled garden, so that when I take a photo with my phone, it shows up on my other devices and I don't have to fut ...

Isn't it funny what getting older can do to you? How your time becomes way more valuable....and an hour of loading this and updating that just seems like such a waste.


More like when you get older you get worse at time management because you don't keep up with current technology.

My mom spends an hour each month writing checks and sealing envelopes to pay bills. I load up my bank app, type in the dollar values and hit send. The bank prints checks, addresses and sends them for me.
 
2012-08-14 04:56:12 PM

bighairyguy: mjohnson71: I need to replace my iPhone 3G that has served me well for almost 3 years and will finally get the iPhone 5 (or whatever it's called). But what grinds my gears is that when the iPhone 5 gets released I'll have a legion of Apple fanboys in front of me in line. They'll all be super anxious and acting like they're going to die because they just have to replace their 10 month old iPhone 4s' as soon as humanly possible.

I was on my way through the mall to get a 4S on opening day. There were 50 people in line at the Apple Store but only one at the AT&T store. I only had a 90 second wait. They also grandfathered in my unlimited data plan.


Dude if you don't buy your iPhone at the Apple store it isn't a real iPhone. You have to construct a shrine facing toward Apple headquarters and sacrifice a goat to Steve Jobs to get into Genius Heaven.
 
2012-08-14 05:10:39 PM

Bullseyed: BilldaCat10: I liked Android, in theory. In practice ...

Maybe I have a crap phone (HTC Inspire). I'm glad it has a removable battery, as I've had to physically remove it a few dozen times now when the phone locks up and I can't do anything else. It's slow and sluggish, the Android Market just doesn't hold a candle to Apple in some respects (chiefly: GameCenter. To be able to easily play with friends, compare achievements, etc.. Android has nothing like it. And NO, mobage does not count.). The quality of apps is generally better I've found (even between the same app - compare Tiny Tower on iOS and Android, it's hands down better on iOS), probably due to Apple needing to approve it.

And as someone who owns a Macbook Pro and an iMac, the incentive to stick in the walled garden is a factor. It's nice when things just work sometimes.

Again, maybe the HTC Inspire has soured me on it all. It sucks that the phones evolve so fast, and that HTC has decided "no ICS for you". At least with Apple, there's a decent history of being allowed to run the next version of iOS on your device. I'm extremely hesitant about buying another phone, having it be obsolete in 6-9 months, and being told I'm not getting the next Android OS and if I want it, shell out for a new phone.

Anyway, I'm ready to throw this phone through a window. The only disappointing thing about what seems to be the new consensus iPhone is the screen size - I really wanted something wider. The screen size is a huge factor in why I switched to Android, and it may end up being enough in the end to keep me on it. We'll see. My co-worker has the Galaxy S3, and it does look pretty nice.

/open source web programmer.
//needs to stop playing the waste of time that is tiny tower

Complains that HTC Inspire (cheapy piece of shiat phone) runs slow, then complains that HTC won't let him upgrade to a newer OS that doesn't support his cheapy shiat hardware. LULZ.

Not sure if you're a troll or just completely comp ...


It wasn't cheap or slow (processor wise) when it came out. In fact there are still phones being released with less RAM and slower CPUs. There is absolutely no technical reason it can't support Android 4.0 or 4.1 HTC even said they were going to release 4.0 for it and had a working version and then decided to not release it. The only reason it runs slow is all the bundled garbage AT&T insisted on jamming into it and ruining a perfectly good phone. Oh, and when the Inspire was released last year it was 600 dollars. If that is a "cheapy" phone then what do you consider to be an expensive one?
 
2012-08-14 05:10:52 PM
iTunes....
LOL
 
2012-08-14 05:25:31 PM

Hacker_X: It wasn't cheap or slow (processor wise) when it came out. In fact there are still phones being released with less RAM and slower CPUs. There is absolutely no technical reason it can't support Android 4.0 or 4.1 HTC even said they were going to release 4.0 for it and had a working version and then decided to not release it. The only reason it runs slow is all the bundled garbage AT&T insisted on jamming into it and ruining a perfectly good phone. Oh, and when the Inspire was released last year it was 600 dollars. If that is a "cheapy" phone then what do you consider to be an expensive one?


The introductory price was $99.99 with a 2 year contract. In my experience any phone that is under $150 isn't worth buying if you're interested in something that will last.

If you bought the HTC Inspire when it came out, you made an uneducated purchasing decision. That fall there was a 25% uptick in phone specs. The Galaxy S2 came out with 1 gig ram (compared to 768 MB) and a 1.2 gig hz dual core processor (compared to a 1.0 gig hz processor).

Inspire launched with Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) when Gingerbread was nearly ready to market. That is like buying a 2.3.5 phone last February when everyone knew 4.0 was ready.
 
2012-08-14 05:27:33 PM
You don't really need the Zune software. If you're linked to a hotmail/live/outlook account it is all sync'd through there. Same with Skydrive, it's a great feature.

I love the facebook sync. It automatically links my accounts and updates their pictures that are their profile pictures.

pxlboy: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Farking Canuck: Abe Vigoda's Ghost:WinMo7 is weird. The fact that you have to hack your registry or connect it to a Linux box just to browse the device is incredibly stupid. They paired it with this crappy Zune software to manage data and contacts -- badly, I might add.

 
2012-08-14 07:35:56 PM

Bullseyed: Hacker_X: It wasn't cheap or slow (processor wise) when it came out. In fact there are still phones being released with less RAM and slower CPUs. There is absolutely no technical reason it can't support Android 4.0 or 4.1 HTC even said they were going to release 4.0 for it and had a working version and then decided to not release it. The only reason it runs slow is all the bundled garbage AT&T insisted on jamming into it and ruining a perfectly good phone. Oh, and when the Inspire was released last year it was 600 dollars. If that is a "cheapy" phone then what do you consider to be an expensive one?

The introductory price was $99.99 with a 2 year contract. In my experience any phone that is under $150 isn't worth buying if you're interested in something that will last.

If you bought the HTC Inspire when it came out, you made an uneducated purchasing decision. That fall there was a 25% uptick in phone specs.


There is always something newer coming. Saying a person made an uneducated purchase rather than waiting on something with better specs makes you sound like a total douchebag. The part where you claim that any phone under 150 with a contract isn't worth it makes you sound like a snob especially given that not everybody bothers with a contract and that contract pricing for phones is rather arbitrary and changes quite rapidly.

So what we have established is that you are a douchebag snob that thinks nobody should buy a new phone when they need a new one and that everybody other than you should wait in perpetuity for the next big thing.

Meanwhile, those of us living in the real world buy phones when we need them because we use them as communications devices. When people rely on being able to contact you in an emergency you don't wait 6 months for a better phone to replace the one that just broke.
 
2012-08-14 08:12:18 PM

Bullseyed: BilldaCat10: I liked Android, in theory. In practice ...

Maybe I have a crap phone (HTC Inspire). I'm glad it has a removable battery, as I've had to physically remove it a few dozen times now when the phone locks up and I can't do anything else. It's slow and sluggish, the Android Market just doesn't hold a candle to Apple in some respects (chiefly: GameCenter. To be able to easily play with friends, compare achievements, etc.. Android has nothing like it. And NO, mobage does not count.). The quality of apps is generally better I've found (even between the same app - compare Tiny Tower on iOS and Android, it's hands down better on iOS), probably due to Apple needing to approve it.

And as someone who owns a Macbook Pro and an iMac, the incentive to stick in the walled garden is a factor. It's nice when things just work sometimes.

Again, maybe the HTC Inspire has soured me on it all. It sucks that the phones evolve so fast, and that HTC has decided "no ICS for you". At least with Apple, there's a decent history of being allowed to run the next version of iOS on your device. I'm extremely hesitant about buying another phone, having it be obsolete in 6-9 months, and being told I'm not getting the next Android OS and if I want it, shell out for a new phone.

Anyway, I'm ready to throw this phone through a window. The only disappointing thing about what seems to be the new consensus iPhone is the screen size - I really wanted something wider. The screen size is a huge factor in why I switched to Android, and it may end up being enough in the end to keep me on it. We'll see. My co-worker has the Galaxy S3, and it does look pretty nice.

/open source web programmer.
//needs to stop playing the waste of time that is tiny tower

Complains that HTC Inspire (cheapy piece of shiat phone) runs slow, then complains that HTC won't let him upgrade to a newer OS that doesn't support his cheapy shiat hardware. LULZ.

Not sure if you're a troll or just completely comp ...


I don't think phones should go that obsolete that fast. The fact that a HTC Inspire which came out in Feb. 2011 is 'cheapy shiat' is the problem - my phone, which isn't even out of the normal 2 year contract for cell phones, has already been abandoned by my carrier.

Has any iPhone ceased to been supported in that small of a timeframe? I'm not 100% sure, but I suspect the answer is no.
 
2012-08-14 08:22:56 PM

Bullseyed: My Packard Bell computer circa 1991 won't run Windows 8!!! Microsoft sucks!


my Casio wrist watch won't run Linux. f*ck that shiat
 
2012-08-14 09:15:26 PM

The Banana Thug: Pick: Had a Galaxy, thought it was crap, went to iPhone 4, very happy. You should too.

I'm going to call BS on that. Which Galaxy are we talking about? Galaxy S3 blows everything else out of the water. It's an amazing phone.


Spec wise it's an amazing phone but it has that horrid TouchWiz on it not to mention it has physical buttons and Samsung went with the old layout of having a settings button. I have the phone personally, in fact my job is to test out all the latest and greatest across the networks and I really am trying to like the SG3 but even with CM9/10 it's still a dog because of the way they laid out the buttons. The screen is gorgeous though don't get me wrong. I also have the unfortunately pleasure of having the Verizon Sg3 so my bootloader is locked and to get into CM9/10 you have to do the kexec double boot BS. I'm probably going to back to my Galaxy Nexus and then use the iPhone 5 when it comes out for awhile, I haven't had a full time iPhone in my pocket for a decent long time and I'm excited about the LTE in the phone option now.
 
2012-08-15 09:18:08 AM

BilldaCat10: Has any iPhone ceased to been supported in that small of a timeframe? I'm not 100% sure, but I suspect the answer is no.


Because the maker of the OS is ordering the assembly of the hardware. New OS = new hardware.


Buying the HTC Inspire would be like buying a new Windows 7 PC on August 31st, knowing that Windows 8 is launching this fall.
 
2012-08-15 09:19:43 AM

TheGhostofFarkPast: then use the iPhone 5 when it comes out for awhile, I haven't had a full time iPhone in my pocket for a decent long time and I'm excited about the LTE in the phone option now.


Yeah. Apple is only what 2 years behind on having a 4G phone?

/leading from behind I suppose
 
2012-08-15 10:18:14 AM

Bullseyed: BilldaCat10: Has any iPhone ceased to been supported in that small of a timeframe? I'm not 100% sure, but I suspect the answer is no.

Because the maker of the OS is ordering the assembly of the hardware. New OS = new hardware.


Buying the HTC Inspire would be like buying a new Windows 7 PC on August 31st, knowing that Windows 8 is launching this fall.


As someone else had said already, there is ALWAYS a new Android phone around the corner. HTC releases handsets on a monthly basis at times it seems. At some point you have to stop waiting and buy.

The lack of commitment is probably enough to keep me away and deal with the smaller screen size. I'm not going to drop $ on a Galaxy SIII and have it be abandoned again 9 months down the road.
 
2012-08-15 10:31:00 AM

BilldaCat10: Bullseyed: BilldaCat10: Has any iPhone ceased to been supported in that small of a timeframe? I'm not 100% sure, but I suspect the answer is no.

Because the maker of the OS is ordering the assembly of the hardware. New OS = new hardware.


Buying the HTC Inspire would be like buying a new Windows 7 PC on August 31st, knowing that Windows 8 is launching this fall.

As someone else had said already, there is ALWAYS a new Android phone around the corner. HTC releases handsets on a monthly basis at times it seems. At some point you have to stop waiting and buy.

The lack of commitment is probably enough to keep me away and deal with the smaller screen size. I'm not going to drop $ on a Galaxy SIII and have it be abandoned again 9 months down the road.


You are throwing a generalization on a very specific example.

He is not talking about a vague threat of something better being around the corner. He is talking about seeing the next thing right in front of you, almost in reach but deciding on going with the old thing instead - and then complaining that it is old.

It is not a smooth curve ... sometimes things go up in a step and purchasing just before that step is a bad idea.
 
2012-08-15 11:22:03 AM

BilldaCat10: As someone else had said already, there is ALWAYS a new Android phone around the corner. HTC releases handsets on a monthly basis at times it seems. At some point you have to stop waiting and buy.

The lack of commitment is probably enough to keep me away and deal with the smaller screen size. I'm not going to drop $ on a Galaxy SIII and have it be abandoned again 9 months down the road.


You have to be intelligent about when you buy. Wait for the first phones with the new Android OS to launch and buy the second wave. The Galaxy S3 is the first "preloaded with ICS" phone for Samsung, so it is a good buy. The only change that might happen is a phone that does quad core like the non-USA Galaxy S3, but in all honesty that isn't a big shift.

Jellybean is out for developers, but won't be on phones sold in store by Samsung for at least a year.
 
2012-08-15 11:24:54 AM

Farking Canuck: You are throwing a generalization on a very specific example.

He is not talking about a vague threat of something better being around the corner. He is talking about seeing the next thing right in front of you, almost in reach but deciding on going with the old thing instead - and then complaining that it is old.

It is not a smooth curve ... sometimes things go up in a step and purchasing just before that step is a bad idea.


This. I specifically waited for the second wave of Android Gingerbread phones with dual core processors. That is why I own a Galaxy S2. It has since updated to ICS and runs fine. I want the Galaxy S3 so badly, but I'm fine with waiting for the Galaxy S4 which will likely come out just after Google releases a Jelly Bean phone in about a year from now. I'm just about a year in on the S2 and have no issues with running slowly or lack of features. My phone can do anything any other phone can do, but isn't the latest and greatest phone on the market.
 
2012-08-15 12:41:01 PM

Farking Canuck: BilldaCat10: Bullseyed: BilldaCat10: Has any iPhone ceased to been supported in that small of a timeframe? I'm not 100% sure, but I suspect the answer is no.

Because the maker of the OS is ordering the assembly of the hardware. New OS = new hardware.


Buying the HTC Inspire would be like buying a new Windows 7 PC on August 31st, knowing that Windows 8 is launching this fall.

As someone else had said already, there is ALWAYS a new Android phone around the corner. HTC releases handsets on a monthly basis at times it seems. At some point you have to stop waiting and buy.

The lack of commitment is probably enough to keep me away and deal with the smaller screen size. I'm not going to drop $ on a Galaxy SIII and have it be abandoned again 9 months down the road.

You are throwing a generalization on a very specific example.

He is not talking about a vague threat of something better being around the corner. He is talking about seeing the next thing right in front of you, almost in reach but deciding on going with the old thing instead - and then complaining that it is old.

It is not a smooth curve ... sometimes things go up in a step and purchasing just before that step is a bad idea.


Perhaps I fell for the marketing hype - The HTC Inspire was AT&T's first 4g phone, had the largest screen at the time, was the first running Android 2.2, and they pushed it as such. I still think that type of phone should last longer than it effectively has.
 
2012-08-15 02:56:07 PM

BilldaCat10: Perhaps I fell for the marketing hype - The HTC Inspire was AT&T's first 4g phone, had the largest screen at the time, was the first running Android 2.2, and they pushed it as such. I still think that type of phone should last longer than it effectively has.


First is usually code for bad. That is how innovation works when you don't have patent trolls like Apple around.
 
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