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  1. fish2587

    fish2587 Android Enthusiast
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  2. dylo22

    dylo22 Android Enthusiast

    I started laughing when I read this: "The graphics were bright and beautiful, but I often found myself overwhelmed by the options for widgets and folders, and didn't necessarily think that so much customization was helpful." It sounds like the author has no personality what so ever.
  3. fish2587

    fish2587 Android Enthusiast
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    i know i definitely agree. i won't lie, i posted this thread before i read the article because i was excited haha but yeah, the guy doesn't sound too 'colorful'
  4. dm33

    dm33 Android Enthusiast

    I agree with him. All these options serve no benefit. Makes things easier rather than a ton of options with no clear benefit.
    They do it because it demos well. Options are a developers crutch. If you can't decide which way is the best way to do something, implement multiple ways and let users decide.
    That is not an optimal answer.
    Its why Apple is very successful. Not a million options... just the best or one of the best options.

    They could have spent lots of times improving main function in lots of areas rather than many options for the same thing.

    Make a mail app that works really well.
    Make cut and paste consistent and work everywhere. etc.

    Its needless duplication to have a trackball/trackpad on a touchscreen device.
  5. dylo22

    dylo22 Android Enthusiast

    I do agree with you in that the iphone and their apps are more polished. But I wouldn't say all the options serve no benefit. I mean...having the option to customize screens and make it your own is definitely a benefit. I understand how some options are confusing to the average user, but hey that's just life. Options means you have to make a decision and some times that's just too overwhelming for people.

    Besides, Android hasn't matured yet. Give it some time. Not even the Iphone came out squeaky clean. They went through many iterations of the OS before they got to where they are now.
  6. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    If he doesn't let customization, then he definitely should have stuck with his iPhone. Some of the specs he listed aren't even correct.
  7. dylo22

    dylo22 Android Enthusiast

    Is a she by the way - that explains it. I kid...I kid.
  8. jcoberg10

    jcoberg10 Newbie

    I find it funny in the article he gives the Incredible a hard time about the Batt life. Even though in the middle of the article he claims it is the same as Iphone, but he was holding the INC to a higher standard...?? how is this journalism?
  9. zanza

    zanza Well-Known Member

    well iphone has better battery life from the statistics given by the data sheet
  10. jcoberg10

    jcoberg10 Newbie

    I honestly dont' care which has better i'm complaining about the articile and it's author. The Droid INC is a far superior device.
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  11. danielevans83

    danielevans83 Well-Known Member

    Probably because you can't multitask. It's amazing how long my phone lasts if I do absolutely nothing with it. Also, can't swap out the battery which is a big loss on the iPhone. Carry around a spare if it's that big of a deal, or just learn how to kill apps that drain your battery quickly.
  12. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Android Expert

    I disagree entirely with the above poster saying options are a "crutch".

    I'm a Linux user (although I have Win7 at the moment), and the greater freedom I can have the better. Apple's MO is that homogeneity is paramount and that the less the user can interact with the system or interface, the less of a chance they have to screw it up. That has its merits, but it really leaves everything with a "dumbed down" feel.

    If Android is "overwhelming", that isn't a flaw, it just means it's not necessarily your cup of tea. If Google tried to idiot-proof everything the way Apple did, not only would it be poor business sense, it would take away one of the greatest advantages Android has over the iPhone for more savvy users.
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  13. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Why are you folks so excited for a post from somebody that has not clue about the device? Was this article taken from Grannygear.com ?
  14. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Why are you folks so excited for a post from somebody that has no clue about the device? Was this article taken from Grannygear.com?
  15. jwm2

    jwm2 Android Expert

    My complaint is the author complaining that it won't replace their ipod because they can't get itunes on the incredible. Oh really? I have a couple hundred itunes songs on my phone, no issues. Granted it did take alittle more to get them over, but what mp3 player sync's up to itunes? Other than the ipod, none. Thats the problem with itunes, it only works with ipods. But its their software and of course they are pushing their hardware with it. Not a big deal, there are ways around it. If they had just googled "itunes android" or "itunes htc droid incredible" they would have found the answer and realized its not that hard. And the best part is you only need to do it once and then just transfer over songs as you buy them from that point on.

    I love the customization of the android platform, its ideal for me and my purposes for the phone. I don't like to be shackled by the os to how they want you to use it. I also love the fact that we have access to apps the iphone would never get. The android platform is truely open and the iphone platform is not just closed but governed with a nazi-like regime hovering over it.
  16. christ_oh_fur

    christ_oh_fur Newbie

    I do agree that Sense can be Overwhelming when it comes to widgets but i think eventually you find what works best for your style.

    but as far as this goes:
    I could not disagree with you more. I find the iphone so frustrating because it doesn't have one. it's necessary for making minute movements.
  17. Tony Touch

    Tony Touch Well-Known Member

    I normally love the Wall Street Journal, but this review was terrible. It's just poorly written and researched. She says no easy way to get her iTunes music on there- it's very easy using iSyncr. She also says there is no NY Times Android app, which is a total lie.

    Don't trust anything tech from the WSJ unless it's from Walter Mossberg.
  18. kayst

    kayst Android Enthusiast

    That's what makes this phone so much fun - all the options and choices. I think I'd get bored with the Iphone pretty quickly. I find myself playing around with all the screens and scenes constantly. It's like a t-shirt I have says: "Technology is not for wimps".
  19. jfunk

    jfunk Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, very disappointed in the complete lies of the non-iTunes-syncing claims.

    I can forgive missing the NYTimes app (the other she mentioned are indeed not available), but the iTunes thing was just plain old wrong.

    Can it support old DRMed iTunes? No, but neither can anything else. This was a mistake she made when she chose to support their old closed DRM system, it's not the new devices fault. Even Apple agrees, they stopped doing it.

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The HTC Droid Incredible release date was April 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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