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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by lsutigers03, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. lsutigers03

    lsutigers03 Android Enthusiast
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  2. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    I didn't read that but there are a ton of android fanboys too.

    I personally don't see why people feel the need to defend their choices to other groups. I have no loyalty to any OS.

    I remember a guy telling me that the Storm was better than the Omnia because the Omnia had too many options with regard to multiple media players and web browsers.
     
  3. lsutigers03

    lsutigers03 Android Enthusiast
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    I think fanboys on any side are lame. I didn't post it simply because it's an iphone fan. I posted it because I thought people would get a laugh out of the misinformation being presented as fact. I'm like you I'm not loyal to an OS. I've had an iPhone since 2007 and my next phone will be an Android because I'm bored with iOS and I want a change.
     
  4. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    Fanboy exist everywhere but I give the edge to the iPhone owner, I say this because most of my friends have an iPhone and when we hang out one of them always asking me when am I getting an iphone. Some of them used to be with sprint and jump ship all because they saw someone with an iphone. I have nothing againsts them or the choices they make but I'm not getting an iPhone just to get it because everyone else have one.
     
  5. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    A fanboy's a fanboy. You might run into more Apple fanboys but the irrationality and strange brand loyalty is the same no matter what camp they're in.

    Better is always subjective. You might not understand it but too many choices can be a problem for some. If someone makes a claim that something is better without qualifying the context of the comparison then that person is probably a fanboy.
     
  6. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Android Expert

    What? I don't know where he bought his iPhone from, but even the Galaxy S is cheaper than the iPhone 4.

    Just as stupid as how Apple name their OS after big cats~
     
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  7. Adauth

    Adauth Android Expert

    Wow...just wow..
     
  8. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    At least big cats sound menacing/active. Windows and Ubuntu have some funny names, too. Windows users just don't use them.
    If you want fanboys - check out cameras. Canon/Nikon owners can get positively rabid!
     
  9. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    Many jumped from Sprint because prior to the Evo, Sprint had absolutely nothing that could act as iPhone alternative. Notice after the Evo, the bleed Sprint was experiencing with customers reversed.

    I do see a problem with 2011 though. The Android phones are getting more powerful, but the Android experience isn't necessarily better.

    If you have an Evo with 2.2, there is very little incentive for wanting an Optimus 2X or Atrix. On paper, their specs are better, but in terms of daily user experience, they will offer little, if anything over Evo.

    Until Google really steps up and brings honeycomb like advancements to Android, I don't see much worth getting excited about right now. A 10 core phone running Froyo no better than a snapdragon is a silly concept.
     
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  10. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    A fanboy is a fanboy is a fanboy. I've found that Apple's tend to be the worst because there are so many of them, they're so vocal and so quick to pull out the pitchfork and torch too. That is a bear you do not want to poke generally speaking.
     
  11. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Android Expert

    This is my favorite excerpt from the points he makes. I am assuming the author is speaking of adding a microSD card? If he thinks it takes a cell phone repair man to do that, he definitely picked the right phone for him. He won't get many of the options Android users have, but this is fine. It seems he doesn't want the, nay, is happy he doesn't get them, in the first place.
     
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  12. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Yeah, that cracked me up as well. The reason Android doesn't offer phones with 32 GB or 64 gb of storage in them out of the box is that there is no need for that. It's very easy to simply buy an SD card and slap it in there. The 32 GB iPhone costs $100 more than the 16 gb version. I can buy a 16 gb class 10 micro SD card for around $50. Memory actually is cheaper on Android phones and you don't have to be a "cell phone repair man" to put an SD card in a phone. It ain't rocket science.
     
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  13. jamor

    jamor Android Expert

    lol Vihzel is in that thread - He's famous!
     
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  14. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    Fanboys of any kind tend to annoy me more so than entertain me. I generally just try to ignore them.
     
  15. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Yes, they're pretty easy to ignore once spotted.

    But there is a point of interest for a bit, when the details of their chosen device vs others come out in a discussion.

    If it's all, "(fill in the blank) sux and (fill in the blank) rocks!" then it's just immaturity, of course.

    But if it's, "(fill in the blank) can import this file type and (fill in the blank) can't, then we might be learning something from them.
     
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  16. SuperDarius

    SuperDarius Lurker

    what an amazing thread.
     
  17. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    And it's only one of thousands of great threads here in the Lounge (note the Lounge forum sub-title up near the top of the page, "We're all friends here. Hang out, kick your feet up and talk about whatever the heck you want!"). ;)
     
  18. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    Yep I am there. Surprised that someone actually decided to bring that here. Lol He was such an idiot. Btw I'm not a troll there.
     
  19. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

  20. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    You're a double agent!!!! I knew there was something I didn't like about you. Just kidding.
     
  21. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    It was the the bad acquisition of nextel that set sprint back. A phone had nothing to do with it.
     
  22. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    lol don't tell the mods and other guides that ;) I'm only on Phase 4 of Operation AF Shutdown! :p
     
  23. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    Ok, that rant sucked. I'm sure an intelligent and legitimate list of knocks on Android could easily be written. Although I love my DX and the Android OS that powers it, it's still far from perfect and still very open to criticism.

    But I'll tell you what REALLY impressed me with that that thread was that quite a few Apple owners actually came to the defense of Android and called out the OP. It was funny how a thread bashing Android descended into an argument about Microsoft... those guys are just as A.D.D. as we are!


    :D
     
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  24. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    ^ from being on there for a short while, I can tell that there really is no difference between Apple owners and Android owners. There are definitely sane and intelligent people on both sides. A lot of people there used to own Android devices like there are quite a few people here that used to own the iPhone.
     
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  25. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    Hate is such a strong word that shouldn't be used on non trivial topics. It's used too often by Fanboys.

    Like when people say, I hate Steve Jobs or I hate Google. Really??? The only way I can possible say I hate someone or something is if they did something super horrible to me directly.
     
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