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Do I want an Android phone?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by 9000, Nov 25, 2010.


Do I want an Android phone?

  1. Yes, it sounds like it would meet your needs well

    4 vote(s)
  2. No, you'd probably be better off with a Blackberry (or a Jitterbug, you luddite)

    0 vote(s)
  3. Possibly, but you really need to try Android thoroughly out to make sure you like it

    0 vote(s)
  1. 9000

    9000 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 25, 2010


  2. alextop30

    alextop30 Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    security and surveillance and finance
    Windy City of Chicago
    I think the Optimus is a great device with good battery life and it can do you well. The thing I think you will like best about android is that it incorporates google calendars and contacts so you will never miss anything. The screen is responsive no erratic behavior and you do not need to root your phone to think it is great. I have not rooted my phone (evo 4g from sprint) and I think it is a great device. Blackberry is a dummy phone which does nothing good on the internet while with select androids you can even get flash (that is only froyo 2.2).

    It is a really good system and the phones are only going to get better and more advanced. There is no need for task killer application froyo killed the need for one. There are other cool apps and games that you will enjoy to make your smart phone truly yours.

    I do not know where you heard that there is no consistency in the android world or it is laggy but that is completely false. Again since froyo came out no need for task killers android is programed to close inactive applications which take up memory to divert it where it is needed. Task killers were needed to free up memory however the only thing you can possibly need is a app that tracks the cycles of the cpu so that if there is an app using too much cpu it will tell you. But you would have downloaded some seriously bad and poor coded app
  3. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    By consistency he probably means fragmentation of android services, which is true. The large number of android phones mean it's difficult for developers to cater for the entire market. Obviously high end users are less likely to encounter this problem, but low end users will, and many of them are either just rude or plain ignorant of this issue.
  4. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2010
    Columbia, SC
    OP: How about telling us more?
  5. Stuntman

    Stuntman Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
    It depends. What are your requirements? If you really want a meaningful response to your poll, you really need to tell us more about how you plan to use your phone. How are we suppose to deduce if you want one when the only info you give us is a period?
  6. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I'm guessing there was an actual OP at some point but it's impossible to answer this thread in any meaningful way with only the info I've quoted. Supply your needs/wants and priorities and we can help.

    Every option has its pro and cons and the BB is no different. I doubt this is the case for the OP but in a corporate IT environment the BB ships with centralized device management out of the box as well as tight integration with Exchange (granted, BES is also required for both). From what I've seen, Android has yet to offer a physical keyboard that can compete with what BB offers. There are advantages to the BB platform but, as with any device selection thread, it depends on the needs/wants of the OP.

    Low end iOS users also have to deal with "fragmentation" as is constantly pointed out in "fragmentation" discussions. It's nothing unique to Android.

    Most criticisms regarding "consistency" in my experience have to do with the user interface and appearance of apps. I'm not entirely sure how to address this with people. IMO one person's "variety" is another's "lack of consistency" -- similar to many other things in life. If one likes the simple and slick interface of iOS then by all means go with it if that matters above all else. Again, we're back to personal preference.

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