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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by nasr91, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. nasr91

    nasr91 Newbie
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    what is the difference say between the andriod and Iphone and BB? I dont understand. I know its the operating system but whats the diffence. Please speck in small terms not a techie person>>>im lucky to get to my email! lol
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  2. Eugene

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    Thats the main thing, its an OS. On the computer market you have Windows, Mac, Linux, etc/
    Phone world you have Win mobile, Apple's OSX mobile (iphone), blackberry has its own os, think of it like HPUX or such where its only on specific HP hardware. Android is a Linux Kernel running a Java Virtual machine.
    The main difference between Android and the others is Android is open source, you can go download the source, modify it and submit it back to the project.
     
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    damn man! he said "speck" in small terms lol!

    BB has amazing email push. you get it almost instantly.. android is decent... sometimes takes a couple minutes to get it... iphone... not sure how well it works.... the onscreen keyboard... ive used the blackberry storm, the ipod/iphone and the mytouch.... Apples keyboard imho is by far the best touch screen keyboard you can get... the storm isnt too bad, if you could just get rid of the damn sure click.. the mytouch is decent but took a while to get use too...

    as for apps and stuff... iphone-has a ton of apps... something for everyone... the blackberry to me felt like more of a "business" users phone... dont get me wrong, fun games and all but more geared to the business side... android... is more like the iphone... lots of fun nifty apps...

    now for what homeboy i qouted said... android = if youre smart or know how to do it you can customize a lot of stuff on the phone...

    iphone = locked up mang!

    I currently have the htc mytouch 3g because tmobile is a lot more affordable in my eyes... if the atnt were cheaper i would have the iphone.
     

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