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(BGR)   The smugness of Apple fans, the delusions of BlackBerry fans, and other Google autofill revelations   (bgr.com) divider line 8
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13091 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Nov 2012 at 1:03 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-17 08:20:53 AM
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ringersol: xynix: "If someone can solve the KB problems on touch screens"

It seems everyone has largely given up and are trying to solve the text entry problem with cloud-driven voice conversion.
Which is great and all, except that it completely falls apart for composing anything more than small snippets of text, which is precisely where touch keyboards are such a problem in the first place.
(Not to mention dictation being innately undesirable in many situations.)

Which is to say: goddammitsomuch.

/ though I get more out of apps and a good browser than I do a good keyboard
// it'd still be nice to have a good keyboard
/// asetniop looks promising, but it's a 'tablet' solution at best; not really relevant to phones
//// and even then, likely a 10" tablet solution


"Cloud solutions" are frowned upon by many companies that are afraid of having company secrets stored on Google or Apple servers for ever.
2012-11-16 01:51:08 PM
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Knucklepopper: TheAlmightyOS: xynix: I have no delusions as a blackberry USER (not a "fan"). I don't need a device that can play iTunes and Netflix for my business. I don't need any apps. In fact I've never seen an app that I thought I could use for business except for Saleforce which is available for the BB. I need a tool that I can pump out 40-50 emails a day on with zero typos and at 40 words a minute. The best device for that at this time is the Blackberry due to its keyboard. If someone can solve the KB problems on touch screens then it's possible I would go in that direction. It has nothing to do with fandom and everything to do with efficient use of my working time.

look into SwiftKey for Android. I thought the same way you did at one point, but now I can type twice as fast as I used to on my BlackJack (hardware keyboard) with my Captivate (touchscreen keyboard)

How quaint. I love my iPhones audio keyboard.


Sigh.

I have an iPad, I have an Android tablet and smartphone, and I have Windows 8.

Both Android and iOS have the ability to compose with voice dictation, so please stop touting this ability as some grand iOS advantage. It's not. Android even has the ability to choose different engines to do it (Android's native voice-to-text, or Dragon Naturally Speaking, among others.)

Both Android and iOS have Siri-like applications that work to varying degrees. Again, no advantage here that I can see.

Android lets you switch out the software keyboard. You can use Swype, Swiftkey, Android stock, Smart Keyboard Pro, and dozens of others to suit your particular needs for on-screen keyboard usage. iOS doesn't allow this function at all. Advantage: Android.

Both iOS and Android have Bluetooth capability for keyboards, but Android also allows Bluetooth or USB mice, and will display a little cursor if you attach a mouse. Advantage: Android.

iOS has less problems with memory management than Android. Even the best Android tablets seem to get bogged down and require a reboot every once in a while. Sometimes they do it on their own. iOS is rock-steady stable and rarely has memory-related issues, even on older devices. Advantage: iOS.

Android devices let you add storage space, while iOS does not. Advantage: Android.

iOS devices don't have problems with apps not using the available storage space, while many Android apps will only utilize the device's built-in storage and won't permit you to run them from SD cards. Advantage: iOS.

Android devices come with varying amounts of bloatware apps that CANNOT be deleted unless you hack the device, and these apps take up a fair amount of the device's listed storage space. iOS devices only have the base iOS apps, and there's no customization from various carriers/manufacturers that forces non-iOS apps to live on your device forever. Advantage: iOS.

Windows 8 is capable of using touch screen, keyboard, mouse, Bluetooth, USB devices, and running full applications instead of walled-garden apps. iOS and Android are very limited by what you can get at their respective stores (though Android has more stores to choose from). Advantage: Windows 8.

The way I see it, Blackberry is the redheaded stepchild here. Let's stop arguing Android vs. iOS and point and laugh at the people still using Blackberry devices in 2013.

/Love my iPad & my Android tablet.
//Love my Android phone now that I have a decent one.
///Despite the ability to use a Bluetooth keyboard with Android, there are no productivity apps as good as the ones from Apple for iOS.
2012-11-16 01:24:52 PM
1 votes:
I have no delusions as a blackberry USER (not a "fan"). I don't need a device that can play iTunes and Netflix for my business. I don't need any apps. In fact I've never seen an app that I thought I could use for business except for Saleforce which is available for the BB. I need a tool that I can pump out 40-50 emails a day on with zero typos and at 40 words a minute. The best device for that at this time is the Blackberry due to its keyboard. If someone can solve the KB problems on touch screens then it's possible I would go in that direction. It has nothing to do with fandom and everything to do with efficient use of my working time.
2012-11-16 01:14:05 PM
1 votes:
lets touch phones together and be gay
2012-11-16 01:13:11 PM
1 votes:
I can already tell this will be a rational and calm discussion about personal preferences

/begun, the flamewar has
2012-11-16 01:11:05 PM
1 votes:

probesport: iOS - Puppets

Android - Master of puppets.


0/10
2012-11-16 01:10:44 PM
1 votes:
Why is Boy Genius Report
... recycling old stories
... click-whoring
... inane

/ aren't, but probably *would be* the suggestions
// if BGR were relevant at google-scale
2012-11-16 12:52:25 PM
1 votes:
Too bad the author couldn't bother to actually add any insight into the search terms.

Why is iPhone
1) ...5 better
2) ...5 sold out
3) ...5 taking so long

My interpretations:
1) iPhone user's wanting to know if it's worth upgrading their current iPhone.
2) Users wondering why iPhone are back-ordered.
3) Probably because it's back-order, but could be people wondering when the announcement was going to come.

How dare they question their Apple Overlords, but I'm failing to see the smug.

Here's what I get for 'Why is Android'
Better than iOS
Better
Better than Apple

From these results, I conclude that Android users are in doubt of the failing Android platform, therefore Apple has won. Steve Jobs has risen.
 
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