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2013-01-04 01:11:12 PM
The majority of posts below this shall be Apple fanboys who HAVEN'T come to their senses.
 
2013-01-04 01:15:37 PM
Little did I know.

Little did he know. That means there's something he doesn't know, which means there's something you don't know, did you know that? I've written papers on "Little did he know." I've taught classes on "Little did he know." I once gave an entire seminar based upon "Little did he know."
 
2013-01-04 01:31:51 PM
He claims the Play store now supports Paypal.  Unless something has recently changed and Google hasn't updated their help, you can't use Paypal to pay for anything on the Play store, only credit cards.
 
2013-01-04 01:50:49 PM

ShawnDoc: He claims the Play store now supports Paypal.  Unless something has recently changed and Google hasn't updated their help, you can't use Paypal to pay for anything on the Play store, only credit cards.


Yeah but what kind of podunk site would still use PayPal?
 
2013-01-04 01:50:53 PM
All I can think reading that is "how much God damned money does this guy have?".
 
2013-01-04 01:53:55 PM

Ed Finnerty: ShawnDoc: He claims the Play store now supports Paypal.  Unless something has recently changed and Google hasn't updated their help, you can't use Paypal to pay for anything on the Play store, only credit cards.

Yeah but what kind of podunk site would still use PayPal?


Jeff Goldblum would have me believe everyone everywhere uses PayPal and it is the greatest thing since Jurassic Park.
 
2013-01-04 01:57:16 PM
According to Android phones, Giraffes love the iPad, though....

tl;dr?

iphone = pretty, consistent interface & apps, but locked down
android = uglier, inconsistent interface & apps, not locked down as much
 
2013-01-04 01:57:21 PM
If you come by my house, you'd find four of the latest Apple TVs, two iMacs, the latest MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro, more than five AirPort Express stations and Apple's Time Capsule. You could touch every single iPhone, from the first up to the iPhone 5, iPads ranging from first generation to fourth and we recently added two iPad minis.

My iTunes Library comprises well over 8,000 songs - all purchased via the iTunes Store. No matter whom you would ask, everybody will confirm that I'm what some folks call an Apple fanboy.


This guy is easily, what $25,000 in with Apple? $30,000?
 
2013-01-04 02:02:59 PM
My first two smartphones were Android phones. It may take time, but I do learn from my mistakes.
 
2013-01-04 02:03:40 PM

Nadie_AZ: Little did I know.

Little did he know. That means there's something he doesn't know, which means there's something you don't know, did you know that? I've written papers on "Little did he know." I've taught classes on "Little did he know." I once gave an entire seminar based upon "Little did he know."


Best opening line to a short story.
 
2013-01-04 02:05:32 PM

ModernLuddite: All I can think reading that is "how much God damned money does this guy have?".


Presumably not much since that fool was parted from all of it.
 
2013-01-04 02:06:37 PM
Gizmodo anti-apple click bait...
 
2013-01-04 02:10:18 PM
Let me guess.... Apple doesn't let the user "customize" the software enough to create an interface and workflow that makes no sense to anyone but that user and would be completely ugly and unusable to anyone else. Gee that's a shame.
 
2013-01-04 02:11:20 PM

Ed Finnerty: Yeah but what kind of podunk site would still use PayPal?


What you did there.
 
2013-01-04 02:11:23 PM

kingflower: Gizmodo anti-apple click bait...


As opposed to Fark anti-apple click bait?

Here I'll sum up how these threads always go:

"HA! Apple users are just retarded hipsters who buy shiny things!"

and

"HA! Android users are all Linux neckbeards who don't care about design!"
 
2013-01-04 02:13:09 PM
After reading that, I downloaded Flipboard.

I don't get it. I consume everything that Flipboard could possibly deliver me from other multiple sources. I don't JUST have a smartphone.

What don't I get?
 
2013-01-04 02:15:22 PM
Jesus, not this sh*t again.
 
2013-01-04 02:19:47 PM
My family has two ipads and my wife got an iphone4s. I needed a new phone recently and was just a flip-phone user. I decided to try something different. I got the HTC Droid DNA. I used both the iphone and the DNA. at 1920x1080, the screen just blows away the apple. It's got a fast cpu and I haven't found anything it can't do.
I really like being able to stream to it from my PC. The only thing that sucks is that it can't be expanded. It comes with a measly 16GB. At least an iphone can get 64GB. I think if the DNA would have a microsd card, it would be perfect
 
2013-01-04 02:22:43 PM

tricycleracer: If you come by my house, you'd find four of the latest Apple TVs, two iMacs, the latest MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro, more than five AirPort Express stations and Apple's Time Capsule. You could touch every single iPhone, from the first up to the iPhone 5, iPads ranging from first generation to fourth and we recently added two iPad minis.

My iTunes Library comprises well over 8,000 songs - all purchased via the iTunes Store. No matter whom you would ask, everybody will confirm that I'm what some folks call an Apple fanboy.

This guy is easily, what $25,000 in with Apple? $30,000?


Fano: ModernLuddite: All I can think reading that is "how much God damned money does this guy have?".

Presumably not much since that fool was parted from all of it.


I just realized he runs a cell phone development company. I bet all of his crap was a tax write-off as "incredibly expensive business expenses".
 
2013-01-04 02:25:23 PM

dickfreckle: Jesus, not this sh*t again.


Yes, this sh*t again. Although since it's now a weekly event it's losing a lot of it's steam.
 
2013-01-04 02:42:49 PM
I like my Android better than my wife's iPhone. She prefers her iPhone over my Android.

/Life goes on.
 
2013-01-04 02:47:00 PM
I'm reading this from my HTX 8X so I am getting a kick...
 
2013-01-04 02:47:53 PM
sigh... HTC 8X
 
kab
2013-01-04 02:52:18 PM
Not just any Apple fanboy, subby.... he must emphasize that he's a pro user.
 
2013-01-04 02:59:05 PM

kingflower: Gizmodo anti-apple click bait...


Gizmodo is usually unreadable because they're ejaculating all over Apple.

This one was a pretty well enumerated list of nice features that Android has that iOS doesn't. If those features aren't interesting to you, then that's fine. If they are, then try them out and see what you think
 
2013-01-04 03:02:46 PM

dkimball: My family has two ipads and my wife got an iphone4s. I needed a new phone recently and was just a flip-phone user. I decided to try something different. I got the HTC Droid DNA. I used both the iphone and the DNA. at 1920x1080, the screen just blows away the apple. It's got a fast cpu and I haven't found anything it can't do.
I really like being able to stream to it from my PC. The only thing that sucks is that it can't be expanded. It comes with a measly 16GB. At least an iphone can get 64GB. I think if the DNA would have a microsd card, it would be perfect


The 4s was released in October of 2011. The HTC DNA was released in November of 2012. So congratulations on owning 2012 tech that "blows away" 2011 tech.
 
2013-01-04 03:10:15 PM
The only thing I miss is iMessages. I'm not kidding. Letting go of iMessages was difficult, as many of my friends are on iPhones and used to text me via iMessage.

That is indeed, a damn shame. If only there was some way on a non-apple phone for somebody to get in touch with you....
 
2013-01-04 03:13:08 PM
I had an iPhone, an iMac, an iPad and an Apple TV at one point. Then the Nexus7 came out and I picked one up just for fun, since my first gen iPad was a little long in the tooth. I liked Android so much that I gave my dad my iPad, my mom my iPhone and picked up a Galaxy S3. I like all the extra stuff I can do with the file system in Android and on my phone I dont have to have every god damn app on the screen somewhere. I really think my favorite Android feature is the alphabetic app drawer.

I eventually found I wasnt using the Nexus 7 much. The standby battery was crap and would be dead every time I wanted to use it since Android does a crap job managing concurrent apps. The 16:9 screen was also less than ideal for web browsing.

I picked up an iPad mini yesterday to try it out and found that despite the lower resolution, the screen is much nicer and that little bit of extra screen size makes a huge difference for web browsing. Its also nice to have all my old iPad apps back, since finding good quality tablet apps on android is a chore.

In conclusion, I love my GS3 and will get a GS4 or 5 whenever the opportunity arises. I also love my iPad mini.
 
2013-01-04 03:22:01 PM
kingflower: Gizmodo anti-apple click bait...

A well written article going over differences in features == anti-apple click bait?

* plonk *
 
2013-01-04 03:23:56 PM

Nem Wan: Let me guess.... Apple doesn't let the user "customize" the software enough to create an interface and workflow that makes no sense to anyone but that user and would be completely ugly and unusable to anyone else. Gee that's a shame.


Why would you care if someone else thinks your phone is ugly or unusable, especially if you've optimized it for your personal use?
 
2013-01-04 03:24:53 PM
I am not into being a fanboy of any particular technology. I am a geek however. I own many iterations of various consoles and have owned Samsung, HTC and Apple phones over the years. Up until recently (the last year or so), Apple was the easiest and most functional phone on the market. For a while now I have been thinking of a switch to Samsung and I confirmed that feeling after getting my daughter a cell phone for Christmas.

I got her a Samsung Ace 2. It is a great device that costs a fraction of my iPhone and with a 20 dollar 32GB Micro SD card it had more memory than my iPhone. It has almost all the same apps as my phone and some that I can't get. It is fast and sleek and has a better battery life than mine. It does not have the restrictions that iTunes forces on those of us that do not "jailbreak" our phones. It is intuitive and awesome.

Short Version : Samsung has, in my opinion, taken the lead in the mobile market. Each update I get for the IOS is pretty much the exact same thing only with improved code.

Well, that`s my $0.02
 
2013-01-04 03:24:59 PM
Up next... Apple sues over their patented "enjoyable experience on a handheld device", which obviously this Nexus 4 has and blatantly stole from Apple.
 
2013-01-04 03:25:57 PM

Tax Boy: According to Android phones, Giraffes love the iPad, though....

tl;dr?

iphone = pretty, consistent interface & apps, but locked down
android = uglier, inconsistent interface & apps, not locked down as much


I'll argue (strongly) the uglier part. Post 4.0 Android can look better- much better. My old DroidX running 2.3 is clunky looking compared to my iPad, but after using my Nexus 7 for a while going back to the iPad is bad. There are some beautiful live widgets for Android, and with a bit of tweaking you can get a system that's far more elegant looking than the boring old "grid of squares".

Consistent is an issue in iOS as well as TFA notes. How do you handle attachments? It's up to the app, and it's often wildly inconsistant across apps. Trying to get tabs into GuitarPro from a couple of different sources (web, mail, dropbox) is an exercise similar to playing an old point-and-click adventure game.
 
2013-01-04 03:30:18 PM
He must not have "power used" his first Android devices. Since setting apps to open certain file types, app to app file sharing, and full U/I customization have been standard in Android for as long as I can remember. But then again, he says he's a "power user" because he uses alot of social networking apps. Apparently dicking around on Facebook and Twitter and uploading photos to flickr qualifies you as a computing power user now.
 
2013-01-04 03:31:46 PM

lordargent: kingflower: Gizmodo anti-apple click bait...

A well written article going over differences in features == anti-apple click bait?

* plonk *


In defense of his assumption, Gizmodo normally has Apple's knob so far down their throat that it's a surprise the editors haven't died from asphyxiation.
 
2013-01-04 03:35:13 PM
Glockenspiel Hero: Trying to get tabs into GuitarPro from a couple of different sources (web, mail, dropbox) is an exercise similar to playing an old point-and-click adventure game.

Oh great, you've just given them the next 'innovative feature' to tout in their advertising.
 
2013-01-04 03:40:44 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Nem Wan: Let me guess.... Apple doesn't let the user "customize" the software enough to create an interface and workflow that makes no sense to anyone but that user and would be completely ugly and unusable to anyone else. Gee that's a shame.

Why would you care if someone else thinks your phone is ugly or unusable, especially if you've optimized it for your personal use?


Exactly.

Comment: "Umm, hey, your phone really isn't set up in a way to allow others to use it intuitively. It seems to be highly personalized for you."
Response: "Get your farking hands off my farking phone, asshat."
 
2013-01-04 03:52:29 PM

kingflower: dkimball: My family has two ipads and my wife got an iphone4s. I needed a new phone recently and was just a flip-phone user. I decided to try something different. I got the HTC Droid DNA. I used both the iphone and the DNA. at 1920x1080, the screen just blows away the apple. It's got a fast cpu and I haven't found anything it can't do.
I really like being able to stream to it from my PC. The only thing that sucks is that it can't be expanded. It comes with a measly 16GB. At least an iphone can get 64GB. I think if the DNA would have a microsd card, it would be perfect

The 4s was released in October of 2011. The HTC DNA was released in November of 2012. So congratulations on owning 2012 tech that "blows away" 2011 tech.


...and it's better than an iphone5..good enough?
 
2013-01-04 04:00:35 PM
He forgot to mention that all iOS devices have the Nexus 4 completely beaten in the "You can actually buy them" department.
 
2013-01-04 04:02:12 PM

dkimball: kingflower: dkimball: My family has two ipads and my wife got an iphone4s. I needed a new phone recently and was just a flip-phone user. I decided to try something different. I got the HTC Droid DNA. I used both the iphone and the DNA. at 1920x1080, the screen just blows away the apple. It's got a fast cpu and I haven't found anything it can't do.
I really like being able to stream to it from my PC. The only thing that sucks is that it can't be expanded. It comes with a measly 16GB. At least an iphone can get 64GB. I think if the DNA would have a microsd card, it would be perfect

The 4s was released in October of 2011. The HTC DNA was released in November of 2012. So congratulations on owning 2012 tech that "blows away" 2011 tech.

...and it's better than an iphone5..good enough?


Not according to any benchmark I've seen.
 
2013-01-04 04:10:41 PM
These I switched mobile devices articles have to be the lowest form of tech journalism.  Who the fark cares?  Buy what works for you and shut the fark up.
 
2013-01-04 04:14:28 PM

kingflower: dkimball: My family has two ipads and my wife got an iphone4s. I needed a new phone recently and was just a flip-phone user. I decided to try something different. I got the HTC Droid DNA. I used both the iphone and the DNA. at 1920x1080, the screen just blows away the apple. It's got a fast cpu and I haven't found anything it can't do.
I really like being able to stream to it from my PC. The only thing that sucks is that it can't be expanded. It comes with a measly 16GB. At least an iphone can get 64GB. I think if the DNA would have a microsd card, it would be perfect

The 4s was released in October of 2011. The HTC DNA was released in November of 2012. So congratulations on owning 2012 tech that "blows away" 2011 tech.


It's still blows away the iPhone5 since it can't even do 720...
 
2013-01-04 04:14:35 PM

gingerjet: These I switched mobile devices articles have to be the lowest form of tech journalism.  Who the fark cares?  Buy what works for you and shut the fark up.


BUT I WANT TO BE PRAISED FOR MY PURCHASE!!1!
 
2013-01-04 04:23:34 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-04 04:27:45 PM
BStorm: In defense of his assumption, Gizmodo normally has Apple's knob so far down their throat that it's a surprise the editors haven't died from asphyxiation.

Like someone else said, they're usually way in the PRO Apple camp ... to the point where just before an apple conference, they post instructions on how to filter out the upcoming rash of apple articles (which I don't think I've seen them do for any other type of article before).
 
2013-01-04 04:28:30 PM
Emphasis on fanboy.
 
2013-01-04 04:29:27 PM

kingflower: dkimball: My family has two ipads and my wife got an iphone4s. I needed a new phone recently and was just a flip-phone user. I decided to try something different. I got the HTC Droid DNA. I used both the iphone and the DNA. at 1920x1080, the screen just blows away the apple. It's got a fast cpu and I haven't found anything it can't do.
I really like being able to stream to it from my PC. The only thing that sucks is that it can't be expanded. It comes with a measly 16GB. At least an iphone can get 64GB. I think if the DNA would have a microsd card, it would be perfect

The 4s was released in October of 2011. The HTC DNA was released in November of 2012. So congratulations on owning 2012 tech that "blows away" 2011 tech.


Because you apparently believe that something significant changed between the iPhone 4s and the iPhone 5. That's so cute.
 
2013-01-04 04:31:28 PM

Nadie_AZ: Little did I know.

Little did he know. That means there's something he doesn't know, which means there's something you don't know, did you know that? I've written papers on "Little did he know." I've taught classes on "Little did he know." I once gave an entire seminar based upon "Little did he know."


"No. I didn't know that. I also don't know what 'innocuous' means."
 
2013-01-04 05:01:09 PM

lordargent: BStorm: In defense of his assumption, Gizmodo normally has Apple's knob so far down their throat that it's a surprise the editors haven't died from asphyxiation.

Like someone else said, they're usually way in the PRO Apple camp ... to the point where just before an apple conference, they post instructions on how to filter out the upcoming rash of apple articles (which I don't think I've seen them do for any other type of article before).


It's not that Gizmodo is pro-Apple, so much as they're anti-Microsoft - that's why we now have a huge sales pitch (read "article") for a Google product. As long as they don't have to write about Windows smart phones, Gizmodo is happy to be spit-roasted by both Apple and Google.
 
2013-01-04 05:34:38 PM
I love my Nexus 4, easily the best phone I've had.

/sent from my Nexus 4
 
2013-01-04 05:58:35 PM

Nem Wan: Let me guess.... Apple doesn't let the user "customize" the software enough to create an interface and workflow that makes no sense to anyone but that user and would be completely ugly and unusable to anyone else. Gee that's a shame.


Are we also supposed to furnish our homes with the same standard issued furniture and decor, lest we run the risk of someone who doesn't live in our house finding it ugly/clumsy?

I generally joke about the cloned mentallity of Apple Fanbois,but all jokes aside the hivemind mentality is fascinating (and scary) to watch.
 
2013-01-04 06:29:33 PM

OriginalGamer: Not according to any benchmark I've seen.


I'm going to have to alert the irony police here. For YEARS the mantra has been " benchmarks don't matter, it's about the whole user experience!!! "
 
2013-01-04 06:35:44 PM
My friend has a Nokia Lumia 920 running the mobile windows thingie. It's pretty farking amazing and blows away my cheapo android phone and any iPhone I've ever seen.
 
2013-01-04 06:43:02 PM

jigger: My friend has a Nokia Lumia 920 running the mobile windows thingie. It's pretty farking amazing and blows away my cheapo android phone and any iPhone I've ever seen.


We live in amazing times. After supporting some windows phones a few years ago I swore never again - but I'll admit the newest iteration is actually quite nice. From my perspective, the war is over and everybody won.
 
2013-01-04 06:45:25 PM
Yes, the basis for happiness lies in the choice of cell phone
 
2013-01-04 06:51:03 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-04 07:24:17 PM
I also switched to the Nexus 4 from an iPhone and love it. It took me about 3 days to get everything customized the way I like it and now I couldn't switch back.
 
2013-01-04 07:40:14 PM

InmanRoshi: Nem Wan: Let me guess.... Apple doesn't let the user "customize" the software enough to create an interface and workflow that makes no sense to anyone but that user and would be completely ugly and unusable to anyone else. Gee that's a shame.

Are we also supposed to furnish our homes with the same standard issued furniture and decor, lest we run the risk of someone who doesn't live in our house finding it ugly/clumsy?

I generally joke about the cloned mentallity of Apple Fanbois,but all jokes aside the hivemind mentality is fascinating (and scary) to watch.


What I find amusing is iHaters who think they're individuals, when all they're doing is parroting the lame propaganda pumped into their empty little heads. You're all just tools of Samsung's marketing department.

/but mostly you're just tools
 
2013-01-04 07:56:59 PM

bingethinker: What I find amusing is iHaters who think they're individuals, when all they're doing is parroting the lame propaganda pumped into their empty little heads. You're all just tools of Samsung's marketing department.


They even made me eat kimchi last night.
It was good, but still. I hate how they control my mind and make me think that iPhones aren't the greatest thing ever.
 
2013-01-04 08:58:27 PM
I love my Apple products, from the 27 inch iMac, to the new iPhone, to the Apple TV.

Apple is what I've chosen to go with.

I have no ill will to anyone who likes Android. You buy what you like.

/Windows Phone, on the other hand...
 
2013-01-04 08:58:52 PM
FWIT: I've had a Razr Android and a i4 and the Razr was a better piece of equipment.

It ran better, 'felt' better and was easier to use than the i4.
 
2013-01-04 09:55:52 PM
the only thing worth less than a fanboy is a fanboy who blogs about switching products
 
2013-01-04 10:02:47 PM

0Icky0: bingethinker: What I find amusing is iHaters who think they're individuals, when all they're doing is parroting the lame propaganda pumped into their empty little heads. You're all just tools of Samsung's marketing department.

They even made me eat kimchi last night.
It was good, but still. I hate how they control my mind and make me think that iPhones aren't the greatest thing ever.


Apparently they also made you miss the point. I don't believe that iPhones are the greatest thing ever. I have never said that. I want people to think for themselves, instead of stumbling around like zombies moaning "Apple sucks! Maps bad! Walled garden!"
 
kab
2013-01-04 10:07:23 PM

bingethinker: What I find amusing is iHaters who think they're individuals, when all they're doing is parroting the lame propaganda pumped into their empty little heads. You're all just tools of Samsung's marketing department.


Better than that must be the shiat-eating grins on the faces of service providers that saddle both camps with absurdly overpriced contracts.

Keep defending the honor of your gadgets, savvy consumers. It will all pay off someday.
 
2013-01-04 10:20:21 PM

bingethinker: 0Icky0: bingethinker: What I find amusing is iHaters who think they're individuals, when all they're doing is parroting the lame propaganda pumped into their empty little heads. You're all just tools of Samsung's marketing department.

They even made me eat kimchi last night.
It was good, but still. I hate how they control my mind and make me think that iPhones aren't the greatest thing ever.

Apparently they also made you miss the point. I don't believe that iPhones are the greatest thing ever. I have never said that. I want people to think for themselves, instead of stumbling around like zombies moaning "Apple sucks! Maps bad! Walled garden!"


Ah.. Bingethinker, the Linux_Yes of Apple.

i478.photobucket.com
Can you ever do or say anything productive?
 
2013-01-04 10:38:31 PM
He's German. He also prefers videos of women eating feces.
 
2013-01-04 10:52:49 PM

kab: bingethinker: What I find amusing is iHaters who think they're individuals, when all they're doing is parroting the lame propaganda pumped into their empty little heads. You're all just tools of Samsung's marketing department.


Better than that must be the shiat-eating grins on the faces of service providers that saddle both camps with absurdly overpriced contracts.

Keep defending the honor of your gadgets, savvy consumers. It will all pay off someday.


$30 a month for unlimited data/txt and 100 minutes voice isn't absurdly overpriced.
 
2013-01-04 11:12:53 PM
TFA is basically a list of features that were introduced in android 2.x and 3.x and how they make Android superior to iOS.

/if they make android superior to iOS then android has been superior to iOS for close to two years and the farktards at gizmodo were just too slow to notice.
//On the other hand if Android is not in fact superior to iOS than the farktards at gizmodo are morons.
///either way it's not looking good for gizmodo.
 
2013-01-04 11:54:50 PM
I'm an ihater, but the only thing that android really has over ios is the cross app integration. If i'm consuming content on my gs3, it's generally reddit on reddit synch(beautiful app) and I like to text non-redditing friends some images/gifs that I find funny or gross. Android makes this ridiculously easy. That same screen is also available everywhere, and also adds other appropriate apps like Pocket or Dropbox or Twitter to it. If ios7 doesn't get that going, apple is just being willfully assholish.

I've played with my wife's iphone 5 and there is a lot to like about it though, except the ui is definitely dated(I imagine this is first to change for ios7). It's faster(browser comparison is embarrassing), the camera is lightyears better(i'm told this is because I rooted and cyanogen'd my gs3), and the cool new games always come out for iphone first/only. Battery is kicking my ass too(again probably because of cm).

I customized my phone to my tastes but who really gives a shiat about that. But the cross app integration, the extra non-screen buttons, the task manager make it tough to give up my toy to the admittedly superior hardware of the iphone5.
 
2013-01-05 12:00:50 AM

bingethinker: InmanRoshi: Nem Wan: Let me guess.... Apple doesn't let the user "customize" the software enough to create an interface and workflow that makes no sense to anyone but that user and would be completely ugly and unusable to anyone else. Gee that's a shame.

Are we also supposed to furnish our homes with the same standard issued furniture and decor, lest we run the risk of someone who doesn't live in our house finding it ugly/clumsy?

I generally joke about the cloned mentallity of Apple Fanbois,but all jokes aside the hivemind mentality is fascinating (and scary) to watch.

What I find amusing is iHaters who think they're individuals, when all they're doing is parroting the lame propaganda pumped into their empty little heads. You're all just tools of Samsung's marketing department.

/but mostly you're just tools


You can never avoid one of these threads can you?

/fandroid fandroid fandroid fandroid  fandroid  fandroid fandroid  fandroid fandroid fandroid  fandroid fandroid  fandroid
 
2013-01-05 12:35:01 AM

OriginalGamer: kingflower: Gizmodo anti-apple click bait...

As opposed to Fark anti-apple click bait?

Here I'll sum up how these threads always go:

"HA! Apple users are just retarded hipsters who buy shiny things!"

and

"HA! Android users are all Linux neckbeards who don't care about design!"


ie: Both Sides are Bad, so Vote Apple!
 
2013-01-05 02:47:55 AM

rthanu: I'm an ihater, but the only thing that android really has over ios is the cross app integration. If i'm consuming content on my gs3, it's generally reddit on reddit synch(beautiful app) and I like to text non-redditing friends some images/gifs that I find funny or gross. Android makes this ridiculously easy. That same screen is also available everywhere, and also adds other appropriate apps like Pocket or Dropbox or Twitter to it. If ios7 doesn't get that going, apple is just being willfully assholish.

I've played with my wife's iphone 5 and there is a lot to like about it though, except the ui is definitely dated(I imagine this is first to change for ios7). It's faster(browser comparison is embarrassing), the camera is lightyears better(i'm told this is because I rooted and cyanogen'd my gs3), and the cool new games always come out for iphone first/only. Battery is kicking my ass too(again probably because of cm).

I customized my phone to my tastes but who really gives a shiat about that. But the cross app integration, the extra non-screen buttons, the task manager make it tough to give up my toy to the admittedly superior hardware of the iphone5.


You realize that you're comparing a 8ish month old last-generation phone (the Cortex-A9) to a barely 3 month old (Cortex-A15) current gen device, yes? I'd imagine if you compared a like-for-like, Android would likely come out on top ( http://www.phonearena.com/news/Browser-Wars-Speed---Benchmark-comparis on_id33501 ). Yes, this suffers the same problem as your comparison, but that's almost double the benchmark speed despite probably a ~400MHz gap in CPU speed?.

Back when I had a Nexus One, the browser was faster despite being 6 months older than the next gen i device (see most benchmarks) -- even with Flash!
 
2013-01-05 02:53:26 AM
he probably just likes something different. tl;only read half
 
2013-01-05 09:44:49 AM

Carth: kab: bingethinker: What I find amusing is iHaters who think they're individuals, when all they're doing is parroting the lame propaganda pumped into their empty little heads. You're all just tools of Samsung's marketing department.


Better than that must be the shiat-eating grins on the faces of service providers that saddle both camps with absurdly overpriced contracts.

Keep defending the honor of your gadgets, savvy consumers. It will all pay off someday.

$30 a month for unlimited data/txt and 100 minutes voice isn't absurdly overpriced.


I spend that amount and get 2000 cross network minutes, also 5000 minutes if I call someone on the same network (A lot of my calls) and unlimited data. 7000 minutes/txts a month, unlimited data...

basically I will never approach my limits so my plan is just "Use what you like, it doesn`t matter. really."

Yes, your plan is absurdly overpriced.
 
2013-01-05 10:53:18 AM
If you come by my house, you'd find four of the latest Apple TVs, two iMacs, the latest MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro, more than five AirPort Express stations and Apple's Time Capsule. You could touch every single iPhone, from the first up to the iPhone 5, iPads ranging from first generation to fourth and we recently added two iPad minis.

Call yourself an Apple fanboy without a single Apple II computer? Stupid newbie.
 
2013-01-05 11:29:21 AM

bingethinker: I want people to think for themselves, instead of stumbling around like zombies moaning "Apple sucks! Maps bad! Walled garden!"


So the Maps are good, are they?
 
2013-01-05 01:44:46 PM
Apple threads are always 80% retards anyway.

/Apple user
//FU
 
2013-01-05 01:54:19 PM
For years, what you could do with Android, simply yielded awful looking home screens.

What kind of "pro user" IS this guy? I've tried plenty of launchers, and had plenty of home screen configurations. Apple has ONE option, only changed by the number of apps on it. That's "superior" to Android? The guy obviously has no idea what he's talking about. iPhones can be "customized" by changing the wallpaper and the number of apps on the home screen. With an Android, you can change the launcher, the email app, the messaging app, add live wallpapers, and even change the keyboard, just to name a few.

I'm sorry, this guy doesn't know shiat about Android, despite his professed experience as a "professional".
 
2013-01-05 03:01:27 PM

dready zim: Carth: kab: bingethinker: What I find amusing is iHaters who think they're individuals, when all they're doing is parroting the lame propaganda pumped into their empty little heads. You're all just tools of Samsung's marketing department.


Better than that must be the shiat-eating grins on the faces of service providers that saddle both camps with absurdly overpriced contracts.

Keep defending the honor of your gadgets, savvy consumers. It will all pay off someday.

$30 a month for unlimited data/txt and 100 minutes voice isn't absurdly overpriced.

I spend that amount and get 2000 cross network minutes, also 5000 minutes if I call someone on the same network (A lot of my calls) and unlimited data. 7000 minutes/txts a month, unlimited data...

basically I will never approach my limits so my plan is just "Use what you like, it doesn`t matter. really."

Yes, your plan is absurdly overpriced.


Considering last month I used 0 minutes and a little over 100 gigs of data I am ok with the price. I had better plans living in Japan and South Korea but considering how much larger America is to cover with 4G i don't mind the premium.
 
2013-01-05 03:42:07 PM
I went with the S3 over the iPhone 5 and I'm glad I did. It's just better in every way, I think the 5 has more PPI but on something this small I don't think it really matters. It's blazingly fast and has double the storage and RAM of the iPhone. Also more customizable. At the end of the day though I would give an iPhone to somebody who just wants a telephone and an S3 to somebody who is capable of using a smartphone. I guess it's whatever you're comfortable with. Also, having a back button is a lot more intuitive.
 
2013-01-07 11:56:59 AM
Real question regarding his main drawback and one that I would have:

Is there an Android answer to iMessenger?

I have group conversations on iMessenger with my family all the time. We share photos, joke around, whatever. It's a great thing to have.

I also send pictures and stuff to my fiance's family all the time (they all have Android phones). It sends out as a group MMS and when one of them replies they don't reply to all. I don't know if they CAN reply to all, but they don't either way. It works for passing out a media file to everyone, but it loses the group conversation.

Does Android have a messenger solution that isn't SMS or MMS based (besides Google Talk), especially one that uses the phone number so the participants only have to have a phone instead of sign up for some service? Does Google Talk allow for group conversations the same way (I've never had one on Google Talk)?
 
2013-01-07 12:05:27 PM

Glockenspiel Hero: I'll argue (strongly) the uglier part. Post 4.0 Android can look better- much better. My old DroidX running 2.3 is clunky looking compared to my iPad, but after using my Nexus 7 for a while going back to the iPad is bad. There are some beautiful live widgets for Android, and with a bit of tweaking you can get a system that's far more elegant looking than the boring old "grid of squares".


One thing I do love on my Nexus 7 was putting HD widgets and simple calendar on the home screen. I'm not exactly a power user on the thing, but I don't have to open a single app to see (or access) the time (and clock app), date (and calendar app), current and upcoming weather (and weather app). Thus I could also take those icons off the screen as they are no longer necessary.

Also, I put basically the same HD widget on my lock screen, so I have the same time/date/weather display without even unlocking it.

Making the time display on the home screen bigger is just nice. Putting the weather on the home screen is nice... not entirely necessary but why not make it viewable at a glance?

Putting my calendar on the home screen was a coup. Even though I obviously can access my calendar any time on my iPhone, my Nexus actually visibly reminds me when I have an event coming up without me having to think to look (or remember to set up a notification).

These are little things, but I have always wished I could at least make the clock on my iPhone lock screen more prominent.
 
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