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(Apple Insider)   Android accounts for 92% of mobile malware, says Apple fanboy   (appleinsider.com) divider line 109
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2013-06-29 08:29:11 AM  
Well, apple users account for 112% of clueless tech users in the US alone, and as usual, 93% of statistics are completely fake.
 
2013-06-29 09:35:22 AM  

MmmmBacon: Well, apple users account for 112% of clueless tech users in the US alone, and as usual, 93% of statistics are completely fake.


Haha i would argue that apple users are more intellegent because they do not have to spend all there mental energys dealing with virus's

Instead of using the power of anti virus software they are using the power of the cloud to do incredible things

My mom used her ipad to take pictures of my sister's graduation

My sister used her ipad to play fruit ninja and got a great score

Apple is incredible. Thank you apple

Posted from my iPad
 
2013-06-29 09:47:16 AM  
Apple is nothing more than a retard tax.  If you have one - we know you at least paid the tax.
 
2013-06-29 09:50:22 AM  
So among the things google has farked up, we can ad Linux to the list?
 
2013-06-29 09:59:59 AM  
Malware comes from side-loading software from sources other than the official app store.  Since droidroids obviously feel the need to demonstrate their mastery of all things technical, they aren't satisfied with the selection from the google play or amazon app store and scour the web for apps that turn out to be malware.   Yeah, people jailbreak iPhones, but most people don't see need to.

Maybe Krispy Kreme will offer more anti-malware tools.
 
2013-06-29 10:03:37 AM  
This is going to be a horrible thread.
 
2013-06-29 10:10:49 AM  

Mike_LowELL: MmmmBacon: Well, apple users account for 112% of clueless tech users in the US alone, and as usual, 93% of statistics are completely fake.

Haha i would argue that apple users are more intellegent because they do not have to spend all there mental energys dealing with virus's

Instead of using the power of anti virus software they are using the power of the cloud to do incredible things

My mom used her ipad to take pictures of my sister's graduation

My sister used her ipad to play fruit ninja and got a great score

Apple is incredible. Thank you apple

Posted from my iPad


Wow! You can do all those things on an IPad? That is impressive, or at least it would be if nearly every other smartphone and tablet on earth didn't do the exact same things.
 
2013-06-29 10:13:21 AM  

El_Dandy_IX: Wow! You can do all those things on an IPad? That is impressive, or at least it would be if nearly every other smartphone and tablet on earth didn't do the exact same things.


mike is a performance artist. he usually appears in politics threads, though.
 
2013-06-29 10:13:53 AM  

Relatively Obscure: This is going to be a horrible thread.


yes. yes it is.   *taps fingertips*
 
2013-06-29 10:14:55 AM  
The article states that many of the malware problems could be solved by having the latest android version.  Well, for those of us who don't want to void our warranties, we are at the mercy of our provider to push us an update.  Sucks.
 
2013-06-29 10:16:39 AM  
Mike_LowELL:i would argue that apple users are more intellegent because they do not have to spend all there mental energys dealing with virus's

LOL.
 
2013-06-29 10:17:00 AM  

JonZoidberg: The article states that many of the malware problems could be solved by having the latest android version.  Well, for those of us who don't want to void our warranties, we are at the mercy of our provider to push us an update.  Sucks.


Also, 92% of the malware problems could be solved by having the latest Apple
 
2013-06-29 10:18:10 AM  
My dept (6 of us) switched from Blackberry to Galaxy III phones for a couple weeks.  Galaxy android phones suck.  Especially the battery life and enterprise service.  They are just a general PITA to navigate too.

Switched to iPhone 5 and suddenly having an easy to use, quick to put away, smartphone was a good thing again.

Apple fanboy?  If you mean I have like an intuitive device that does it's job quickly and easily so I can put it away and get on with my day?  Yea sure.

/csb
 
2013-06-29 10:35:00 AM  

Mike_LowELL: Haha i would argue that apple users are more intellegent because they do not have to spend all there mental energys dealing with virus's


Very nicely done, sir.
 
2013-06-29 10:39:22 AM  

EdNortonsTwin: My dept (6 of us) switched from Blackberry to Galaxy III phones for a couple weeks.  Galaxy android phones suck.  Especially the battery life and enterprise service.  They are just a general PITA to navigate too.

Switched to iPhone 5 and suddenly having an easy to use, quick to put away, smartphone was a good thing again.

Apple fanboy?  If you mean I have like an intuitive device that does it's job quickly and easily so I can put it away and get on with my day?  Yea sure.

/csb


In other words, you're a dumb fark.  Got it.
 
2013-06-29 10:41:05 AM  
This can be true since BB, iOS, and WP  is locked the fark down
 
2013-06-29 10:49:04 AM  
With great power comes great responsibility

Apple intentionally cripples the iPhone/iPad to protect idiots from themselves.

Google provides an "I'm not an idiot" switch. Unfortunately some idiots lie.
 
2013-06-29 10:51:35 AM  
Suck it droid boys it's true. Own both and there are all kinds of apps even on the official store that add other apps Wout permission and such. iPhones have their limitations but they are much more secure
 
2013-06-29 10:57:21 AM  

Fark You Buddy: EdNortonsTwin: My dept (6 of us) switched from Blackberry to Galaxy III phones for a couple weeks.  Galaxy android phones suck.  Especially the battery life and enterprise service.  They are just a general PITA to navigate too.

Switched to iPhone 5 and suddenly having an easy to use, quick to put away, smartphone was a good thing again.

Apple fanboy?  If you mean I have like an intuitive device that does it's job quickly and easily so I can put it away and get on with my day?  Yea sure.

/csb

In other words, you're a dumb fark.  Got it.


*pats the sniveling idiot on the head*
 
2013-06-29 11:07:26 AM  
Don't forget, kids, your own anecdotal evidence and personal preference provide you with the means to instantly win any argument on the Internet.
 
2013-06-29 11:13:23 AM  
photos.appleinsider.com

So let me break this down.

In the first square, it states that Malware grew at a staggering rate. Well no shiat. THe platform grew as well (and I mean mobile computing). THieves look for the best target or newest target so of course the amount of scum will grow.

next square. Really? we shouldnt click on links that we get from people we don't know? Hasnt this been going around for 20 years? If you are still dumb enough to do it, you deserve to lose 20$

next. yes, Android users are more susceptible to malware. First, there are more of them out there now. You always design your virus/phishing scam to cast the widest net. More chance for success. Also, Android is the easiest to get your teeth into from a virus writer point of view, mostly because of side loading.

next, wow, a billion devices? kinda surprises me.

Next, if you are dumb enough to go to anything other than the Google Play Store or Amazon, you are asking for it. Seriously. You get nothing for free. If you find another app on a different store for free you are going to either pay for it through ads (best case) or malware (worse case)

Your right sorta on this one. Older devices should get updated and from here on out I think they will. Hardware has sorta plateu'd so there are not any more of those huge jumps. Also, security patches should be put out for older versions if you are not going to update them to the latest full version. Even MS puts a few years worth of support in for older versions of windows.

OTH, the 4% figure is total BS. Jellybean is the latest version. Ice Cream Sandwich was the one before. Both are secure. JB had a 30+% install base in the report from june, ICS had a higher number but still in the 30's so for FFS lets say that they both have 30%, that gives you a 60% user base that is secure. A FAR farkING CRY from 4%. Even if you throw out ICS you are off by a shiat ton of % points.

Lastly, the older OSs are dead as can be, they just havent fallen over yet. New apps are only being designed for ICS and up. People are coming to the end of the 2 year cycle and will be upgrading out of GB soon.

tl;dr version

What a bunch of shiat that article is
 
2013-06-29 11:14:44 AM  
Being an adult droid user I don't have 2000 apps installed.  I don't play games on my phone.  Mail/Net/Phone.  That's pretty much it.  Malware isn't much of a concern of mine.  Now if you want to talk about power management to extend battery life, That's a whole new thread.
 
2013-06-29 11:30:50 AM  

Piizzadude: Jellybean is the latest version. Ice Cream Sandwich was the one before. Both are secure. JB had a 30+% install base in the report from june, ICS had a higher number but still in the 30's so for FFS lets say that they both have 30%, that gives you a 60% user base that is secure. A FAR farkING CRY from 4%. Even if you throw out ICS you are off by a shiat ton of % points.


Honestly, I don't understand why more devices come as "Google Experience" (or "Nexus", when sold by Google) devices -- they don't have any of the vendor crap loaded with them and get their system updates directly from Google. My wife has a Nexus 7 tablet and it's been really great.

Vendors and providers that don't do OTA updates, especially for reasonably recent hardware, suck.
 
2013-06-29 11:35:41 AM  

advex101: Being an adult droid user I don't have 2000 apps installed.  I don't play games on my phone.  Mail/Net/Phone.  That's pretty much it.  Malware isn't much of a concern of mine.  Now if you want to talk about power management to extend battery life, That's a whole new thread.


This.  Switched from an iPhone and iPad to Droid phone and tablet last year.  Really enjoying the freedom and flexibility of apps like Tasker.  But Great Caesar's Ghost the battery life on the Galaxy S3 is disgusting.  Even with the Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth antennas disabled most of the time, it can barely make it through three-quarters of a day without recharging.  If it ever gets a virus, it'll run out of juice before the virus can do anything nefarious.
 
2013-06-29 11:40:32 AM  
 

heypete: Piizzadude: Jellybean is the latest version. Ice Cream Sandwich was the one before. Both are secure. JB had a 30+% install base in the report from june, ICS had a higher number but still in the 30's so for FFS lets say that they both have 30%, that gives you a 60% user base that is secure. A FAR farkING CRY from 4%. Even if you throw out ICS you are off by a shiat ton of % points.

Honestly, I don't understand why more devices come as "Google Experience" (or "Nexus", when sold by Google) devices -- they don't have any of the vendor crap loaded with them and get their system updates directly from Google. My wife has a Nexus 7 tablet and it's been really great.

Vendors and providers that don't do OTA updates, especially for reasonably recent hardware, suck.


As I am sure you are aware, they are starting to come now. The problem is that you remove features when you go to stock android. The best example is the HTC One camera. it relies on the manufacturer software so much that the camera is roughly 50% (no zoe, not great with the bigger pixels) worse.

The thing with Google experience phones is that the updates are not coming from Google, they are still coming from the manufacturer. THey will undoubtedly be much quicker (4.3 was leaked the other day for the SGS4 GE phone)but still at the mercy of the OEM and I assume the carrier.

THe carrier is really the one that F's updates. For example, I hate the Rezound and was running a leaked version of a software update. A YEAR LATER Verizon released it officially, and the differences between what I was running and what they put out was next to nothing.
 
2013-06-29 11:43:52 AM  

Thurston Howell: advex101: Being an adult droid user I don't have 2000 apps installed.  I don't play games on my phone.  Mail/Net/Phone.  That's pretty much it.  Malware isn't much of a concern of mine.  Now if you want to talk about power management to extend battery life, That's a whole new thread.

This.  Switched from an iPhone and iPad to Droid phone and tablet last year.  Really enjoying the freedom and flexibility of apps like Tasker.  But Great Caesar's Ghost the battery life on the Galaxy S3 is disgusting.  Even with the Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth antennas disabled most of the time, it can barely make it through three-quarters of a day without recharging.  If it ever gets a virus, it'll run out of juice before the virus can do anything nefarious.


I agree, but it is a huge improvement over last year, and the SGS4 has a battery close to the MAXX line so that is soon to be gone as well. I know that doesnt help now, but it is what it is.

I carry a spare, takes 2 minutes to swap them out. Or I charge it while sitting at my desk (nothing better to do)
 
2013-06-29 11:49:06 AM  

Thurston Howell: advex101: Being an adult droid user I don't have 2000 apps installed.  I don't play games on my phone.  Mail/Net/Phone.  That's pretty much it.  Malware isn't much of a concern of mine.  Now if you want to talk about power management to extend battery life, That's a whole new thread.

This.  Switched from an iPhone and iPad to Droid phone and tablet last year.  Really enjoying the freedom and flexibility of apps like Tasker.  But Great Caesar's Ghost the battery life on the Galaxy S3 is disgusting.  Even with the Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth antennas disabled most of the time, it can barely make it through three-quarters of a day without recharging.  If it ever gets a virus, it'll run out of juice before the virus can do anything nefarious.


I do not have this problem with the S3.  It uses battery fairly quickly, but I can easily get through a day with it with juice to spare.

My friend, on the other hand, has the same phone and seems to perpetually be critically low on battery.  I just figured that was her fault entirely, but maybe not.
 
2013-06-29 11:51:13 AM  

Piizzadude: next, wow, a billion devices? kinda surprises me.


Not me.  The droidroid I know at work is never satisfied with the damn thing, and goes through 2-3 phones a year.  Hell, in early 2012 he even gave blackberry another shot.

I don't understand why a phone has to be so complicated to deal with.  I've used an iPhone since October 2009 and it has been a trouble free experience.
 
2013-06-29 11:58:02 AM  

Great_Milenko: Piizzadude: next, wow, a billion devices? kinda surprises me.

Not me.  The droidroid I know at work is never satisfied with the damn thing, and goes through 2-3 phones a year.  Hell, in early 2012 he even gave blackberry another shot.

I don't understand why a phone has to be so complicated to deal with.  I've used an iPhone since October 2009 and it has been a trouble free experience.


I guess it is what you are used to. I have been using android for about that long and find doing things in iPhones a bit difficult.

I dont change phones that often, maybe once a year (not sure about this year, nothing has wow'd me yet) but i do change the software on my phones constantly (custom ROMs), it is neat what developers can do and it keeps the experience constant, yet fresh.
 
2013-06-29 11:59:10 AM  
iOS is malware.
 
2013-06-29 12:06:25 PM  

Relatively Obscure: I do not have this problem with the S3. It uses battery fairly quickly, but I can easily get through a day with it with juice to spare.


Yikes. I have a Samsung dumbphone (a ruggedized B2710) and have it in "auto" mode (UMTS/GSM, rather than just GSM -- the UMTS radio uses a bit more power than the GSM radio) and its battery lasts for 1-2 weeks of occasional use (a few calls and SMS messages per day).

Then again, I just use my phone for calls, SMS, and running a J2ME clone of Google Authenticator so I can generate one-time-passwords for various web services I use. I don't really have any need for a smartphone, nor am I willing to pay the extra monthly cost. I'm almost never without my laptop + 3G modem (which costs me $1 day only on the days I use it) or out of wifi range, so a smartphone doesn't really make sense for me.

Still, having ~1 day battery life seems like it'd be fairly limiting.
 
2013-06-29 12:07:49 PM  
You design viruses to be spread. So obviously viruses are designed for the largest market share platform. Has less to do with Apple's security features than Android's dominating market %.
 
2013-06-29 12:10:47 PM  
I don't understand why Android users are in denial about whether their precious toys can be infected with malware. Yes, it can, and it does, happen. get over it.
 
2013-06-29 12:12:33 PM  

heypete: Relatively Obscure: I do not have this problem with the S3. It uses battery fairly quickly, but I can easily get through a day with it with juice to spare.

Yikes. I have a Samsung dumbphone (a ruggedized B2710) and have it in "auto" mode (UMTS/GSM, rather than just GSM -- the UMTS radio uses a bit more power than the GSM radio) and its battery lasts for 1-2 weeks of occasional use (a few calls and SMS messages per day).

Then again, I just use my phone for calls, SMS, and running a J2ME clone of Google Authenticator so I can generate one-time-passwords for various web services I use. I don't really have any need for a smartphone, nor am I willing to pay the extra monthly cost. I'm almost never without my laptop + 3G modem (which costs me $1 day only on the days I use it) or out of wifi range, so a smartphone doesn't really make sense for me.

Still, having ~1 day battery life seems like it'd be fairly limiting.


it really isnt. When you figure in what you are doing and the convenience of it. being able to have an "always on laptop in the palm of my hand" makes the daily charging worthwhile.

To each his own though, we use our devices differently. It would be like chopping off an arm at this point to leave my smartphone and go back to a flipphone.
 
2013-06-29 12:13:31 PM  

xkillyourfacex: I don't understand why Android users are in denial about whether their precious toys can be infected with malware. Yes, it can, and it does, happen. get over it.


your right, it can.

So can iPhones.

anything made for a computer can if you put the time into it

/thanks for the info Ric
 
2013-06-29 12:17:32 PM  

Fark You Buddy: In other words, you're a dumb fark.  Got it.


Barks YOU, Fuddy.
 
2013-06-29 12:20:39 PM  
The only real question is, if Android users are so smart(you know the ones that constantly remind us how smart they are) why can't they get better performance out of an iPhone?
 
2013-06-29 12:20:54 PM  

Piizzadude: it really isnt. When you figure in what you are doing and the convenience of it. being able to have an "always on laptop in the palm of my hand" makes the daily charging worthwhile.

To each his own though, we use our devices differently. It would be like chopping off an arm at this point to leave my smartphone and go back to a flipphone.


Fair enough. As you say, to each their own. :)

I have an iPod Touch, so I get a lot of the smartphone-esque features whenever I'm within wifi range (which is most of the time, as I'm usually either at home or in the lab). So far, I haven't really found anything particularly compelling about those features to justify either the upfront or recurring costs of having a smartphone. Would it be convenient for me to have a smartphone? Perhaps, but the costs outweigh the benefits for me. If it works for you, awesome!
 
2013-06-29 12:28:21 PM  

heypete: Relatively Obscure: I do not have this problem with the S3. It uses battery fairly quickly, but I can easily get through a day with it with juice to spare.

Yikes. I have a Samsung dumbphone (a ruggedized B2710) and have it in "auto" mode (UMTS/GSM, rather than just GSM -- the UMTS radio uses a bit more power than the GSM radio) and its battery lasts for 1-2 weeks of occasional use (a few calls and SMS messages per day).

Then again, I just use my phone for calls, SMS, and running a J2ME clone of Google Authenticator so I can generate one-time-passwords for various web services I use. I don't really have any need for a smartphone, nor am I willing to pay the extra monthly cost. I'm almost never without my laptop + 3G modem (which costs me $1 day only on the days I use it) or out of wifi range, so a smartphone doesn't really make sense for me.

Still, having ~1 day battery life seems like it'd be fairly limiting.


Yeah, there is a HUGE difference between smartphones and other phones.  That said, it just takes a bit of habiatchanging.  Where I might have just tossed my phone on a table or in a pocket or something before and not worried about it, now if I'm not using it I just make sure to plug it in.  At least when I'm asleep or something.

But, they are indeed comparative power hogs.
 
2013-06-29 12:28:31 PM  

s2s2s2: The only real question is, if Android users are so smart(you know the ones that constantly remind us how smart they are) why can't they get better performance out of an iPhone?


Sure you want better performance? I will jailbreak it for you and do just that.

/not saying I am so smart, just know a lot about a little
 
2013-06-29 12:29:05 PM  
Screw you, filter.
 
2013-06-29 12:32:07 PM  

heypete: Piizzadude: it really isnt. When you figure in what you are doing and the convenience of it. being able to have an "always on laptop in the palm of my hand" makes the daily charging worthwhile.

To each his own though, we use our devices differently. It would be like chopping off an arm at this point to leave my smartphone and go back to a flipphone.

Fair enough. As you say, to each their own. :)

I have an iPod Touch, so I get a lot of the smartphone-esque features whenever I'm within wifi range (which is most of the time, as I'm usually either at home or in the lab). So far, I haven't really found anything particularly compelling about those features to justify either the upfront or recurring costs of having a smartphone. Would it be convenient for me to have a smartphone? Perhaps, but the costs outweigh the benefits for me. If it works for you, awesome!


see you would have no problem with the battery on a smartphone. Wifi extends battery life and of course you can be plugged in while in the lab.

2 things I use mine for constantly. GPS navigation and finding new things in an unfamiliar area. I get lost walkign around the block so it is a must have thing, and when I am on the road I hate eating at "all the same old places" (McD's. chain pizza, stuff like that)

/It is pretty good from bar bets too
 
2013-06-29 12:37:13 PM  

Piizzadude: /It is pretty good from bar bets too


This is sort of my thing, though not (just) bar bets.  Just being able to look up information about whatever I like whenever I like and wherever I happen to be is incredibly awesome to me.  Smartphones are one of the things about the "future" of Child Me that came out cooler than I expected.
 
2013-06-29 12:42:29 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Thurston Howell: advex101: Being an adult droid user I don't have 2000 apps installed.  I don't play games on my phone.  Mail/Net/Phone.  That's pretty much it.  Malware isn't much of a concern of mine.  Now if you want to talk about power management to extend battery life, That's a whole new thread.

This.  Switched from an iPhone and iPad to Droid phone and tablet last year.  Really enjoying the freedom and flexibility of apps like Tasker.  But Great Caesar's Ghost the battery life on the Galaxy S3 is disgusting.  Even with the Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth antennas disabled most of the time, it can barely make it through three-quarters of a day without recharging.  If it ever gets a virus, it'll run out of juice before the virus can do anything nefarious.

I do not have this problem with the S3.  It uses battery fairly quickly, but I can easily get through a day with it with juice to spare.

My friend, on the other hand, has the same phone and seems to perpetually be critically low on battery.  I just figured that was her fault entirely, but maybe not.


There used to be a problem with Google Location Services draining the battery, even with GPS off, but they appear to have patched that bug. Tell your friend to update her apps.
 
2013-06-29 12:47:52 PM  
there was also a TERRIBLE update put out by Verizon that was killing batteries. That could be the cause. Verizon is supposed to either have the patch out, or it is coming very soon.
 
2013-06-29 12:49:28 PM  

Sim Tree: Relatively Obscure: Thurston Howell: advex101: Being an adult droid user I don't have 2000 apps installed.  I don't play games on my phone.  Mail/Net/Phone.  That's pretty much it.  Malware isn't much of a concern of mine.  Now if you want to talk about power management to extend battery life, That's a whole new thread.

This.  Switched from an iPhone and iPad to Droid phone and tablet last year.  Really enjoying the freedom and flexibility of apps like Tasker.  But Great Caesar's Ghost the battery life on the Galaxy S3 is disgusting.  Even with the Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth antennas disabled most of the time, it can barely make it through three-quarters of a day without recharging.  If it ever gets a virus, it'll run out of juice before the virus can do anything nefarious.

I do not have this problem with the S3.  It uses battery fairly quickly, but I can easily get through a day with it with juice to spare.

My friend, on the other hand, has the same phone and seems to perpetually be critically low on battery.  I just figured that was her fault entirely, but maybe not.

There used to be a problem with Google Location Services draining the battery, even with GPS off, but they appear to have patched that bug. Tell your friend to update her apps.


I get pretty good battery life for a smartphone with my Galaxy Victory, which is essentially an S3 with a smaller screen... Of course, that may be the big thing.. having only a 4" screen cuts the battery usage down... It also helps that I get on wifi wherever I am, to cut down on the radio usage...
 
2013-06-29 12:52:52 PM  

Piizzadude: Great_Milenko: Piizzadude: next, wow, a billion devices? kinda surprises me.

Not me.  The droidroid I know at work is never satisfied with the damn thing, and goes through 2-3 phones a year.  Hell, in early 2012 he even gave blackberry another shot.

I don't understand why a phone has to be so complicated to deal with.  I've used an iPhone since October 2009 and it has been a trouble free experience.

I guess it is what you are used to. I have been using android for about that long and find doing things in iPhones a bit difficult.

I dont change phones that often, maybe once a year (not sure about this year, nothing has wow'd me yet) but i do change the software on my phones constantly (custom ROMs), it is neat what developers can do and it keeps the experience constant, yet fresh.


I agree with the first thing you said.

My first "smartphone" was a BB Storm (what a horrible hunk of shiat that thing was) and after I was freed of that POS I switched to a Droid X and have been on Android ever since. My GF has always had iPhones and I find them terrible to use. My brain is trained to use my thumb on the bottom of the screen to go back, and hitting that single button on the iPhone always farks up what I'm trying to do. I've also never had a virus on any of my Android phones.
 
2013-06-29 01:00:26 PM  
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fatalvenom: Piizzadude: Great_Milenko: Piizzadude: next, wow, a billion devices? kinda surprises me.

Not me.  The droidroid I know at work is never satisfied with the damn thing, and goes through 2-3 phones a year.  Hell, in early 2012 he even gave blackberry another shot.

I don't understand why a phone has to be so complicated to deal with.  I've used an iPhone since October 2009 and it has been a trouble free experience.

I guess it is what you are used to. I have been using android for about that long and find doing things in iPhones a bit difficult.

I dont change phones that often, maybe once a year (not sure about this year, nothing has wow'd me yet) but i do change the software on my phones constantly (custom ROMs), it is neat what developers can do and it keeps the experience constant, yet fresh.

I agree with the first thing you said.

My first "smartphone" was a BB Storm (what a horrible hunk of shiat that thing was) and after I was freed of that POS I switched to a Droid X and have been on Android ever since. My GF has always had iPhones and I find them terrible to use. My brain is trained to use my thumb on the bottom of the screen to go back, and hitting that single button on the iPhone always farks up what I'm trying to do. I've also never had a virus on any of my Android phones.


That was my first Smartphone. Then to a Palm then off to android (used a flip for a few years, didnt need email and GPS so much in those years)

That single button thing always gets me when I "adjust" the settings on iPhones for my friends. I think that is the biggest thing I hate, but that is me not the phone. I am sure that after a few months of using an iPhone I would get used to it.

Just don't want to.

I never had a virus either, and I have done some sketchy stuff.
 
2013-06-29 01:18:43 PM  

Relatively Obscure: This is going to be a horrible thread.


This.
 
2013-06-29 01:19:57 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: My dept (6 of us) switched from Blackberry to Galaxy III phones for a couple weeks.  Galaxy android phones suck.  Especially the battery life and enterprise service.  They are just a general PITA to navigate too.

Switched to iPhone 5 and suddenly having an easy to use, quick to put away, smartphone was a good thing again.

Apple fanboy?  If you mean I have like an intuitive device that does it's job quickly and easily so I can put it away and get on with my day?  Yea sure.

/csb


It's all relative. I find iOS to be unintuitive, so I dunno.

To each his own.
 
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