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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by saptech, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. saptech

    saptech Android Expert
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  2. robdam1001

    robdam1001 Well-Known Member

    Is this really relevant? Isn't it the apps themselves that consume or demand the data and not the phones ? Again, no offense but who really cares? I agree, the story is crap and the writer probably had nothing better to write about, lol. FWIW, I had been iphone up until 2 weeks ago. Now I'm head over heels/smitten with Android and Samsung GS4 GPE, data hog and all.
  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    What this story tells me is that Google's Android OS is picking up more users than Apple's IOS this year. I seem to recall other stories saying Apple users used the most bandwidth ordering games and things from iTunes and watching streaming content than Android users but the author thought that was a good thing. Funny how when the worm turns the conclusions vary.
  4. John Bean

    John Bean Happy Wanderer

    The article is factually inaccurate at all sorts of levels, it's nothing more than FUD from what I suspect is a iPhone-using writer with time on his hands and who has never actually used an Android device.

    Quote: "Regardless of how much data whichever phone consumes, the greater concern is how difficult it is to monitor data usage..." Really? I guess the "Data usage" thing in "Settings" is for something else :)
  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    If you sync apps, data, contacts, books, music, movies, ect obviously that's gonna use more data than not syncing anything

    Its not the OS, its how you use it
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  6. ... and that's also what this published collection of generalizations says near the end. What's different is the users who are attracted to the device (maybe/probably).

    ... Thom
  7. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Didn't iOS 7 usher in the amazing ability to auto update apps? Perhaps that will skew the numbers soon....
    Otherwise, I've no idea. Maybe the "stock" settings of many apps have short auto-sync periods where it's pulling in data more frequently?
  8. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Android can act as a hot spot and tether. Can IOS?
  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Yes it can, however carriers can disable it on iPhones that they sell, unless you pay an extra tethering fee AFAIK. They can do same with Android as well. Although tethering fees are more likely to be found on unlimited data plans rather than metered, capped or otherwise limited plans.
  10. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Whoever wrote this poor excuse for journalism should be fired. Along with any sub-editors who green-lighted it for publication. It's frankly an embarrassment.

    I was all set to rip it to shreds point-by-point, but it would take too long. There are just too many inaccuracies, misunderstandings and downright errors to bother with. My joint favourites are


    Like I said, embarrassing. :(
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  11. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Seriously, how do these guys get their jobs?
  12. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    I had to read this twice to make sure of what I read the first time. Quite frankly I think it was written by an iPhone fan boy who had nothing better to do but make up a story and run with it. As far as data usage I know I use a lot I don't have a home internet connection at the moment so I tether to come here. I personally have to agree with my buddy slug here that everyone having anything to do with the publication of this article should be fired.
  13. mrex

    mrex Android Enthusiast

    Something is missing from the article: Ordered, sponsored and paid by apple!

    A living room analysis: Actually the article shows that android users are happy with their devices and use more their devices and consume more data than ios-users. :D
  14. SkyJackpot

    SkyJackpot Android Enthusiast

    "In 2011, Brian completed a book about the always-connected mobile future titled Always On, which was published by Da Capo"

  15. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Istr a survey published around this time last year which showed the opposite i.e. iOS users consumed more data than their Android counterparts. The verdict? iOS users made better use of their connected devices than Android users. Isn't it interesting that, when the tables are turned, so is the interpretation? ;)
  16. mrex

    mrex Android Enthusiast

    Maybe "Always On With Apple" :rolleyes:
  17. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    After reading that it was good to see everyone who commented on their site didn't buy all the inaccuracies written in the article.
  18. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    I want my data back
  19. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    "Tore them a new one" would be a better description. Almost every comment, no matter the leaning of the writer, was negative towards the article. I bet it REALLY hurt when even iOS users called "foul". :D
  20. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I hadnt read it but think i will now for a laugh :D
  21. mrex

    mrex Android Enthusiast

  22. !on

    !on Android Expert

    1) There are people who leave BT, WiFi, data & 3g on. Had many arguments with thick colleagues who left their WiFi on despite me telling them their was none there. My guess is this would be more prevalent with those who have iphones :p

    2) When you change roms, some of the settings disappear. For example, in CM7 you could instruct the data toggle to also toggle 3g (on/off), but this setting is gone on my cm10 (have to toggle them both separately).
  23. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Myself, I leave WiFi and wireless data on, but GPS and Bluetooth off unless I need to use then. Find battery life is not a problem at all. Think what does drain batteries though is the screen, sure many people set screen brightness to maximum and leave it there. They don't use auto brightness.
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  24. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    I leave WiFi, mobile data and Bluetooth on all the time. GPS is only on when in use. Battery life on my Nexus 4 is fantastic. Now mind you, I normally am at work or home where WiFi is always available, or in my car where my phone get's plugged in. For those other few hours a day when I'm not connected to WiFi, it doesn't seem to be dragging my power usage down so I don't bother to turn it off.
  25. John Bean

    John Bean Happy Wanderer

    Exactly my experience too. I generally have BT off (I don't often use it) but everything else is on all the time, and I agree the battery life of my Nexus 4 is very good indeed.

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