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  1. wase4711

    wase4711 Well-Known Member
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    very interesting article on Android stuff VS Iphone, and the comments from the readers are excellent too!
    I know this post might have gone elsewhere, but so many EVO owners are former IPhoners', that I thought this would be a good place to post this.

    Why I Switched from iPhone to Android - PCWorld
     

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  2. aliveon2legs

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    That article very well sums up many of the reasons I'm jumping ship on Apple. I've been waiting for a long time for a phone to come along that was worth dumping my iPhone. The EVO is it. My situation is a little different in that I was using a jailbroken iPhone, so I had access to a lot of apps that the author is complaining about not having. Also, my phone was unlocked and I've been on T-Mobile service. I would not pay at&t or Verizon fees for any phone. That's the other big hook about the EVO, Sprint has reasonably priced plans. It took 3 years for someone to come up with a complete package that was worth it for me. I can't wait until June 4'th.
     
  3. wase4711

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    well, I had jailbroken iphones for 2 years, and frankly, even they got boring after awhile..
    Android just seems like more "fun" than the Iphone was towards the end, and, the HTC incredible that I am returning tomorrow, because of the garbled phone call bug, kept me busy almost 20 hours a day the first 2 weeks I got it!
    Whether its an Incredible, that has no issues, or the EVO, or the Nexus, there is no doubt about it..Android is just more fun than I phones, and, I think we can live without "farting" apps, and apps that turn the lights on in my house before I get home!!
     
  4. JunBringer

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    Good article. Makes me feel good about moving to the EVO on Sprint.
     
  5. aliveon2legs

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    I'm pretty sure Android has farting apps. As for the other one, is that a real app? That would be cool!
     
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    Android has plenty of farting apps, and for free!

    Proof that Android truly is a fun system =P
     
  7. reallynotnick

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    Summary:
    1. AT&T has poor coverage
    2. Apple restricts apps
    3. Apple doesn't allow Flash
     
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  9. wase4711

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    yeah, I guess you can never have enough money, and farting apps...
     
  10. sean76

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    Bye Bye 3Gs....can't wait for full flash on the EVO
     
  11. castingon

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    This is what I've been saying since the release of the iPad. I want to use what is available now and not what's going to be. By the time HTML5 is the standard, there will be something new and better.
     
  12. Jordus

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    WOW i cant believe PCworld allowed that to be published. Considering their apple fanboism.

    Dude did basically steal the newsweek article, though.
     
  13. evotitans

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    Im quoting what could be Apples biggest stumble.

    I understand that Steve Jobs felt that Flash has become "outdated" and that having full flash on the iPhone would either be extremely buggy or drain the battery like no other or just not be able to work at all on any smartphone.

    BUT, Adobe and Google seemed to have done an incredible job to get a stable flash beta running. And with a stable Flash, there might be endless opportunities to what Android and its consumers might be able to do. Looks like you were wrong Jobs.

    Besides, the Tech Consumers of the world dont like hearing "NO you cant" when it comes to technology that they want to have.
     
  14. Jordus

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    Im torn on the flash issue. While its important to have it for full functionality of the web (in its current form), i'd rather see Adobe go the way of the dodo.

    Their products, while often robust in features, are of terrible build quality and frequently cause crashes and issues with machines. Mainly Acrobat and Flash.
     
  15. dandm4life

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    That's odd. I've never had a problem with either product. Of course, I dont use acrobat because I think it's way too big, but stability has never been an issue for me even when I did use it.
     
  16. Jordus

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    When IE7 and again when IE8 first released, final version, I couldnt browse for more than 5-6 minutes without IE crashing over and over. I thought it was a new version, typical of IE, blah blah but when looking at the Problems & Solutions center, it revealed that time and time again flash was locking up IE. I've had this happen in other browsers too, and not just around the time of a new release (although its more prominent in that timeframe). I dont mean days either, id say up to 2-3 months after release. Plenty of time to get it working.

    Acrobat flat out is incompatible with certain HP printers (mainly the small 10/12 laserjet models). It crahses so bad, in fact, that it corrupts the entire print spooler, requiring it to be cleaned and restored using cleanspl.exe. I mainly use FoxIt and switch clients to that, as well.
     
  17. reallynotnick

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    In Apple's defense I am VERY unimpressed by Flash on Froyo and we are talking about a 1Ghz phone with 512MB of RAM, so it's not exactly a slouch. Can't even imagine it on something like the 3GS with only a 600Mhz processor, or hell an iPhone 3G at 412Mhz. While I might install Flash it will be disabled 99.99% of the time. Flash really is a resource hog.

    With Flash:
    YouTube - Android 2.2 (Froyo) Web Browser Speed Test (Flash On)

    Without Flash:
    YouTube - Round 2! Android 2.2 (Froyo) Web Browser Speed Test!
     
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