Android, apps, and the out-of-the-box experience

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by baillou2, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. baillou2

    baillou2 Well-Known Member
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    my job sucks....
    The Aloha State on a smallish island...
    I love my Vibrant to be sure. Maybe even a little too much. :)
    But one of the things that really struck me as lacking - and for no good reason - was that most of the basic default apps were quite bad compared to what's available on the market. What I don't understand is how can Google be so easily shown up by indie app developers. And why would they want to put such sub-par apps on their phones when the competition (Apple) is clearly outshining them in this respect.

    Examples would be the music player (FYI, still no gapless playback for android at all anywhere), the podcast client, the web browser (not too bad though), the alarm clock (there's a free version that rocks!)

    And finally, would it maybe be in Google's best interest to hire or at least buy these dev's apps. After all they're doing better work than Google.
     

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  2. Pete Dore

    Pete Dore New Member
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    After reading emails they flashed and disapeared
     
  3. Brendanmurphy

    Brendanmurphy Well-Known Member
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    Tim Hortin's part time
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    Android has by far the best and fastest browser as of 2.2 with flash and it still loads 3 - 4 seconds faster then Iphone. There is nothing wrong with the browser, but the Gmail app needs serious work. WE STILL DON'T HAVE PINCH TO ZOOM LIKE WTF
     
  4. misterrunon

    misterrunon Well-Known Member
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    didn't apple patent the pinch to zoom? i dont care much for it anyways.
     
  5. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Well-Known Member
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    ummmm the vibrant does have pinch to zoom. XD
     

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