Looking to be a new Android member, Need some help.


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  1. solidkevin

    solidkevin Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello everyone, My current Phone is the SE Satio and I think its a fantastic phone, The only problem I have with it is the Apps, there is no dedicated App Store and there arent many apps for it, So I want a phone with many apps at my disposal, Im not an Iphone fan so my next logical choice is an android phone, Ive been looking around at the different Android phones and I need help decideing, being a SE fan I looked at the Xperia X10 and it looks like the best phone out there, what do you think is the best Android phone out there? Thanks.
     

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  2. bigdroid

    bigdroid Well-Known Member

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    Well, it is going to boil down to individual personal preference and what carrier you have. I am with Verizon and have used the Motorola Droid and now have the HTC Eris. I personally based on my needs for a phone really like and am happy with the Eris.
     
  3. Racklefratz

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....or is it "beerholder"? Whatever, as Bigdroid said, you've got to be the one who makes the decision on what's "best". Do your homework. Go to the store and check 'em out. Read users' experiences with them on the forums.

    I've owned the Droid for a week now. I really like the phone, and I have no regrets. But the facts are that Android 2.0 is in it's infancy; there will be many refinements before it's mature. There are bugs now, many of which will be addressed in the up-coming mid-December OTA update. There will always be "features" people want that will never happen with Android, but that will be by design. As with any OS, the developers can't please all the people, all the time. So it is what it is (and what it will be).

    The biggest drawback of the Droid, for me, is that I come from Windows Mobile where I could sync my Outlook stuff directly to my phone. The Droid can't do that and in theory we're supposed to upload all our stuff to the Google empire and sync the phone that way. I'm totally unwilling to turn all my sensitive and confidential personal information over to a third party, and just hope it will never be compromised. Hacking is an everyday occurrence, and we all know our email addresses get misused regularly, so the Google thing just ain't happening for me. Maybe a suitable alternative will appear on the horizon in the future. Maybe not. Time will tell. But I do like the phone very much, and it looks like a keeper at this point.

    Apps? Use caution. I have several of the top-rated apps on my phone now, and they seem issue-free. But here are numerous reports on the forums about people loading their phones down with apps that turned out to be so buggy that factory reset was the only option to get the phone working again. Some of the available apps are legitimate, but there's no QC in place to ensure one won't turn your life upside down.

    Good luck in your search.
     
  4. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

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    @SolidKevin: Where are you located? US, or elsewhere? Not all countries have access to paid apps yet.

    If you are in Canada, Rogers does not yet allow access to paid apps, and so far they don't seem to be supporting updates to Android (we are still stuck on 1.5).
     
  5. Racklefratz

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    Ouch! :eek:
     
  6. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    The question here is, what carrier are you on? Or what carrier are you considering? Different carriers different phones!
     

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