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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by Brianm109, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Brianm109

    Brianm109 Member
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    Now with the iPhone coming to Verizon is there any reason to switch? I'm just curious to find out what the pros and cons are between the iPhone and Android?

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  2. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Android Expert

    This isn't going to go well. You're in an Android forum! lol.

    I am switching to the iPhone. Android phones are definitely more customizable. I will be jailbreaking my iPhone though, and there are some neat things to do with it.

    With that said, I can definitely see myself with an Android phone in the future. I really like both phones. The iPhone is just a little more refined at the moment, and a few of the apps I really want are offered on iPhone. Time will change that though.
  3. Brianm109

    Brianm109 Member
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    LOL, I thought of that when I posted this. I really love the android OS but you never hear a bad thing (besides AT&T service) about the iPhone.
  4. byteware

    byteware Android Expert

    The US is the only market where Apple had carrier exclusivity. Android is currently outselling the iPhone 2 to 1 Globally.

    So, Android is definitely competing toe to toe with the iPhone and winning.

    As far as which choice YOU want to make, that depends on how much you want to do with your phone. The iPhone will only let you do what Apple wants you to. Whereas with Android, there are so many possibilities.

    Take the Atrix for example. The only way the iPhone will get a laptop dock is if Apple writes the code for it themselves. They won't let anyone else that deep into the OS to do something like that.
  5. PSkeptic

    PSkeptic Android Expert

    I don't see either as a "Pro vs Con" thing.

    iPhone: Locked into the Apple ecosystem, and your phone works nicely, but is severely locked down. The plus to this? All your updates generally will be well known when they come, and if your device will support it. Being locked down means fewer problems possible, generally speaking.

    Android: Locked into (Sorta, kinda) the Google ecosystem. Stock, most of the phones are garbage (Not Google's fault, carrier's fault). But, you don't have to stay stock, and can do all sorts of things with your hardware (At your own risk). Being very open, means susceptible to more problems, but also more possibilities are there.

    Do you like to tinker with stuff? You'll feel "jailed" by an iPhone. Don't care to tinker much, if at all? iPhone might be the best route.

    Have you bought into the Apple ecosystem (You love iTunes, your house is full of Macs, etc)? The iPhone will fit nicely.

    Have you bought into the Google ecosystem (You love Gmail, Google Apps, Google Voice, etc)? The Android device will be right at home with you.

    Do you like a choice in form factors, looks, customization? Android fits the bill.

    Do you like not having much choice in form factors? Nothing wrong with that, if you just want one line of phones, one line of tablets, etc. then an iPhone will work very nicely for you.

    Who will get the most market share? Android OS. Just because of how the market works. With more choice, comes more vendors; just like Wintel vs Apple. We saw how that worked out.
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  6. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    It would be helpful to fill out your profile so that we could see which device you own, if you are an advanced user (i.e. root your phone, flash ROMs, over/under clock, etc...), all that good stuff. May help us get a better feel for what you're all about.

    I think the iPhone could be an advantage for someone who maybe gets frustrated when things don't 'just work'. I will admit to having to figure some things out to get the most out of my DX, but I like that challenge personally. I'm not sure if the iPhone is like that or not. But I'm under the impression that it generally runs smoother out of the box than a lot of Android devices seem to.

    Another advantage is that accessories can be found for the iPhone just aboit anywhere. Only releasing one model per year is wonderful for accessory companies. There may be tons more choices for actual Android handsets, but you won't find nearly as many accessories for any of them as compared to the iPhone.

    If that sounds like you, then jump on board. But why are you asking in here?

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