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Ways Android Beats iOS, Windows, and Everything Else

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Preach2k, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Preach2k

    Preach2k Well-Known Member
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    Windows Mobile and the iPhone have some advantages over Android, but in these areas, no one beats Google's OS.
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  2. PinkMirrorKirby

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    Looks like iPhone and Windows Phone 7 lost the battle.

    I always thought the Notification Bar is an ingenious idea!
     
  3. conor.in

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    Hey, PDAnet does tethering free!
     
  4. heyitsericc

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    Sorry to get off topic here, but what are the apps that have offline maps? Do they update as often as Google Maps. I like the built-in GPS on my HTC Legend, but my maps don't load since I don't have a data plan.
     
  5. Light Speed1

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    the article is wrong on many parts. the writer is very misinformed and seems to be a scared fanboy of a certain phone.

    -it isnt Windows Mobile, its called windows phone 7.

    -how is google maps better than bing maps? what "granular" features beat bings birds eye view?

    -windows phone 7 is available on t-mobile as well with the dell venue pro and HTC HD7. so that entire section is wrong

    -windows phone 7 has a notifications bar.
     
  6. Thefoodman52

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    Please refrain from reading Light's posts, he registered here today simply to troll and see how long he can ride without being banned.
     
  7. conor.in

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    Awh, I had a good point about Google Nav too.
     
  8. Light Speed1

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    ok i forgot about google nav, but im sure bing will have nav too. that is a good point.
     
  9. conor.in

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    Hey, he's coming around to us!
     
  10. jroc

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    Yea I just read this at Yahoo this evening trying to catch up on the NFL scores. It was interesting.

    All I can say is I'm happy with Android. I wasnt with Win Mo. I dont want an iPhone anymore. After learning some things about the iPhone, I'm glad I didnt get one. WP7 isnt really holding my attention. But I can see myself going to WP7 before the iPhone. I gotta have that choice of different phones....
     
  11. XboxOmac

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    Go Android Go!

    Android is the best open-source OS. It's won the battle with this thread.
     
  12. Light Speed1

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    how exactly did it win
     
  13. lunatic59

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    The same way WP7 dominates ... hypothetically.

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  14. ashykat

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    I thought about really replying but I've decided not to feed the troll.
     
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  15. Thefoodman52

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    Counter point time!

    1) Doesn't matter. Everyone will call it windows mobile, just like most uninformed call all android phones 'Droids'.

    2) It's free, updated, and isn't half assed. It also has navigation.

    3) Android handsets are available on quite literally EVERY carrier in the US and across the world. Bunk point.

    4) Android's integrated notification bar has many more uses, and can be customized.



    How great you're making wp7 look... you have to bolster your comments to make it look slightly appealing. Bravo! :p
     
  16. Kelmar

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    Until right....

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    .........


    ...NOW!
     
  17. conor.in

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    Am I allowed to cheer in approval or is that frowned upon?

    Maybe it'll be okay if I just leave this here:

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  18. Thefoodman52

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  19. Guamguy

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    The post does miss a few things, one about the reality of Windows Phone 7.

    Do you know why the UI feels responsive, smooth and light? That's because the UI is directly hard coded against the Adreno 200 GPU used on the Qualcomm 8250. But doing it so makes the OS itself (though not the apps) directly dependent on the Qualcomm 8250 Snapdragon.

    And the result, all 10 WP7 phones have the same specs, the same 1 GHz 8250 Snapdragon that is based on the old 65nm process. Which is a bit of an annoyance for Samsung which likes to push its own and superior Hummingbird processor, based on the cooler 45nm process. Its an annoyance for Qualcomm as well, who is already moving its second generation 45nm Snapdragons, the 7230 and the 8255. Which WP7 has these chips? None. They went to the Desire Z, G2, Merge, Desire HD, MyTouch 4G and maybe the Droid Incredible HD.

    Motorola wants to stick with the OMAP6. No WP7 for it either. Just Droid. LG and Motorola looking into dual core Tegra 2s. Can't put WP7 on it too, but you can with Android.

    That's the real advantage of open source which none of these big tech bloggers don't ever mention. It allows chip manufacturers to take Android, do the hardware optimizations for it, then package them with reference platforms for these new CPUs. They don't have to wait for Microsoft to do it, or get "chosen".

    Also, band technologies like GSM, EV-DO, UMTS, all have band management support written into the OS kernel. CDMA support officially came for Android with the kernel for Android 1.6, but HTC did take the open code, and hacked CDMA support for the HTC Hero for Sprint and the Droid Eris. Same goes with WiMax, LTE, HSPA+ technologies. Band management for each and everyone has to be coded into the OS kernel. With open source, companies like HTC and Samsung can do it for their own, and they don't have to wait for Google, Microsoft or Apple. The OS vendors actually become the bottleneck for both hardware and band technologies. And that's why an Android phone became the first and second to have WiMax technologies, first and second to have HSPA+ support. In China, you got Androids running on TD-SCDMA for China Mobile for the same reason. China Mobile didn't have to wait for Apple or Microsoft.

    For that reason, you can expect why the first LTE phones will be Android.

    Ever wonder why 4G equipment makers like Huawei and ZTE are so interested on Android?

    Overall, its open source that allows for the combination of cutting edge processor and bandwidth technologies to happen into a real phone like the MyTouch 4G.
     
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  20. Thefoodman52

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    I sense great things coming from this guy. An educated, smart, and level headed tech guru. Facts, and information backing his predictions and opinions. Why can't everyone be like this dude?

    Also, sorry for the mass quote, posting from my phone, and highlighting is a mother father on this site.
     
  21. chinoAlone

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    I am mostly fond of Android in that the OS emphasizes on the amount of information provided.
    Verizon has played an important role, somehow.
     
  22. PinkMirrorKirby

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    I'm glad that Light Speed is banned, anyways, Android has a lot of potential for it to go!
     
  23. bmckenzie90

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    Yeay for Android! If there is one lesson I have learned in life, it has been "don't feed trolls". God it sucks to be new to the whole forum thing. Hahahahahaa. Lesson learned.
     
  24. Martimus

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    As a wise man might have once said "It's better to speak of the future than of the past". Know what I mean? ;)
     
  25. A.Nonymous

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    HTC provides a free mapping app? Where can I find this on my DInc? I'm not thrilled with GNav's mapping algorithm.
     

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