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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shadrap, May 29, 2010.

  1. shadrap

    shadrap Android Enthusiast
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    Here is a little comparison of the browsers. Since the iPhone is shipping with similar specs it should also be a decent comparison of it.


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  2. cesjr02

    cesjr02 Android Enthusiast

    Wow, amazing comparison. When I read the description I thought it would be an unfair match up (advantage going to the iPad) damn I was wrong!

    Imagine once 2.2 comes to the Evo it will be faster yet.
  3. tp2386

    tp2386 Well-Known Member

    That was surprising. Great video.
  4. I would have liked to have seen more than one site tested, but thanks for the video.
  5. Android 17

    Android 17 Android Enthusiast

    The iPad only has 256 mb ram too, kinda pathetic in comparison.
  6. huss30

    huss30 Lurker

    Plus the EVO has flash lite!
  7. I have the iPAD and will be getting the Evo. I really dont care if one is a second faster than the other to be honest. Look at the difference in screen size. I watch movies and streaming video on the iPAD, would never do it on the Evo, screen is far too small. They both will serve different purposes for me though.
  8. bossxii

    bossxii Member

    I agree, the Evo is a great smart phone but won't replace my iPad. It's going to be an awesome companion to stream content on the 4G network, which I have here in KC.

    It is good to see the phone has a capable browser and speed for those times I use the phone. Each device serves it's purpose and each has it's advantages for what I want to use them for. If the network delivers on it promised speed it's going to make my iPad much more useable as the current ATT network I tether from is rather inconsistent. My current iPhone is used for phone calls, texts and tethering. The EVo is going to simply replace those functions on a faster network. My hotspot that can make calls and some bonus features all wrapped into one handy device.
  9. Yea. You can also use your Evo to power your iPad on 4G :D
  10. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    Awesome comparison. Now just imagine 2.2 with similar or (more than likely)better specs on an android tablet...

  11. NSXLA

    NSXLA Well-Known Member

    Or just wait for EVo root to be released, which is likely to give you the benefit of using Sprints 3G/4G as a hotspot with your ipad (without additional cost), giving your ipad access to the net on the go! Also I've heard a lot of ipad apps are dependent on internet access. For the time I've been with Sprint (ages) their 3G service is absolutely dependable.
  12. bossxii

    bossxii Member

    Ya, I will look into rooting it eventually, but just like the iPhone the only reason I found to jailbreak it was for the tethering app. I honestly don't care about themes and such. I want the functionality features and considering what I pay now for ATT service, the hotspot feature is a no brainer. I read it's free for the first month, so good chance to see how well it works. If i Kansas City is as covered as I've heard in Wimax I'll be more than happy to pay for the service.
  13. firemedic1343

    firemedic1343 Member

    I love the iPad for viewing movies and streaming...iPad is the best way to view YouTube.

    It's a lot of dough over 2 years, $720 + Tax. I'd rather do it for free on Froyo, but I don't have that Kansas City dough!

    You may already know this, but when you describe Froyo as being "themes and such", I'm not so sure, so I'm going to post some of the things I like about Froyo.

    It has improved cut and paste, big deal for me. Drop out menus, twitter support, improved app manager, better camera controls. Managing multiple gmail accounts easier is a big deal for, as I have separate business and personal email.

    Also, your browsing experience should be better with Flash 10 and much better viewing of most things Java Script.
  14. bossxii

    bossxii Member

    Don't get me wrong, if Sprint allows it for free via Froyo I'll have no issue with that. As far as rooting I wasn't referring specifically to Froyo but in general my past experience with jail breaking the iPhone. I work as an "1099 agent" for my company vs a W2 commissioned salesperson so I pay for my own business "tech". My job keeps me very mobile so in the scheme of things the $30 bucks per month is a drop in the bucket vs the benefit it can bring me. Freedom from the office to receive large files quickly to my laptop vs driving home, downloading and then going out again. I'm by no means rich, but I only get so many hours a day to do my job, so I can live with certain fees if it makes me more productive than $1 per day.

    I honestly can't wait for Froyo, and think it will be pretty sweet to have access to the web with Flash 10.1 even if Hulu is blocked, which I do watch. I'm excited to see the Slingplayer app in beta as well. Bottom line, I want my gear to work, not have to mess with it, just work. If I find rooting is as easy as jail breaking and not have to mess with it I'll likely go that route. Just not familiar enough with the Android to make that call until I've used it a while.

    BTW thanks for the tips on some of Froyo's features, I've only recently started to learn about Android when I was told KC was getting 4G. It's all very new to me so appreciate all the helpful responses and threads here.
  15. Zardos

    Zardos Well-Known Member

    Woot, Snesoid runs awesomely.
  16. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    No... no....

    My 62" LCD TV + 5.1 + wireless mouse/keyboard = best way to view youtube =D (although I mainly used it for netflix, but now we are using wii for that... lol!)

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
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  17. AM2

    AM2 Android Enthusiast

  18. bossxii

    bossxii Member

    I like it because it's the latest and greatest gadget. I access my companies email and servers via Citrix, which has a native app for the iPad which I tried to use on the iPhone but it was just to small. The iPad has it's shortcoming but it handles my work email, Citrix sessions and the fact I do actually get 10+ hours of battery it lightweight makes it ideal for most of my daily tasks outside my home office. I use it all the time to read forums such as this one.

    The larger screen and lack of keyboard were exactly what I was looking for in a portable media player. I've used many gadgets over the past 25 years since learning to program on a C64 and this is a great one for what it does, it does very well.

    After seeing the Andriod 2.2 OS I would love to see a 10 or 12" Android tablet that had similar battery life with the perks of a more open platform, that could be a very powerful and expandable device.

    Simple terms though, a laptop has more functions, especially on the creation side with a keyboard and the obvious use of a full OS. The iPad shines as a lightweight, portable media device for consuming content and some light work, such as email. My decision to buy one was for entertainment purposes and stumbled across some of the business related thing that actually let me use it in place of my laptop on a daily basis.

    As to your last question about carrying it with me, yes it's with me for work, every day, every sales call and everywhere I go. I used to carry my laptop bag full of crap and now I have this iPad and my portfolio which is nearly the same size and it's rather awesome to only carry such a lightweight device that can do what I need.
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HTC EVO 4G Forum

The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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