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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ginge, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Ginge

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    It seems that the more threads I read here, the more I see discussions turn into an opportunity to slam another another Android device. I really don't get the segmentation between Android users (and I'm sure it's not just this forum). It's one thing to compare specs and reviews of different models, but the constant bashing of other Android devices is tiring and boring: "this review says that the Incredible is better than phone X, over here they say that phone Y is better than the Incredible... phone Y sucks, phone Z comes out next month and will be better than everything, etc.."

    I am very happy to have an Android phone, as I feel that it offers the best mobile experience out there. I own an Incredible and I couldn't be happier with it as it's my first smart phone. It's the perfect size for me and does just about anything I would want a smart phone to do. In a years time, I'm sure I'll be drooling for some new Verizon/HTC offering, but maybe not... maybe I'll hold out for the full two years... who knows. I actually like the great press that the EVO received and that the Droid X is getting. The great reviews don't give me feelings of jealousy or arrogance in any way. While neither of those phones are for me personally (both are too big for my liking), I like the fact that they will only give Android a stronger foothold in the market.

    I live in New York and when I'm walking around and see other people with an EVO, Droid, Nexus One, etc... I don't sneer and think my phone is better or anything... I'm happy to see people supporting Android. It's often a conversation starter... "hey, isn't this OS kick ass?"... I'm not an iphone guy (obviously), so I like to see people coming over to our side. That's the bottom line for me. I like the fact that Android comes in different flavors and one can choose whichever suites them best. There is not one end all/be all Android phone, and the landscape is constantly evolving... it's exciting. If we were given one phone only by Google or HTC, that would be pretty boring.

    Isn't it supposed to be Android versus Apple? That's a debate I support and understand, but I don't support Android versus Android. It's counterproductive to bash phones that offer a virtually identical experience. We each have our own subjective tastes when it comes to features, screen size, options, etc... and what is a "must have" for some is a "don't care" for others. We all root for the same team as far as I'm concerned, we're just fans of different players.

    So can we try and lay off badmouthing other Android devices? It would make this forum a much more interesting place.
     

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  2. jamor

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    As our friend Steven put it.

    Heated phone debates good.

    Personal attacks verrry baaad.
     
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  3. paranoidducky

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    people are free to and will talk about any droid incred subject they want to on these forums.
    if certain threads bother you perhaps you should just not open/read them.

    welcome to the internet
     
  4. Ginge

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    I find myself reading less and less here for this very reason. I've been on various forums on "the internet" for a long time... immaturity and cheap shots are still not my idea of interesting reading.
     
  5. qwho

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    The only android phone I would bash is the moto backflip lol.
     
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  6. MutantCheese

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    We are all brothers and it's time we stop fighting like them.
     
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  7. Steven58

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    My God! Someone remembers someting I said! (Steven needs CPR)

    +1
     
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  8. Steven58

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    Heated debates are good (not personal attacks).

    Heated debates are what keep this place alive and our blood pumping! The iPhone is a nice enough phone, if you can manage to get any reception on it. (let me change how I'm holding it!) Steve Jobs is who we dislike! ;)

    The beauty of the internet is that if you don't like a particular thread, they have it set up where all you have to do is hit that "X" on the top right corner and you're set! ;)


    The debate stands. Frankly, I don't want to hold hands and sing kumbaya with my fellow androiders, I want to spar a few rounds. ;)

    (for those of you who are keeping score of my font size, I used 3, this time!;)) :rolleyes:
     
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  9. smurfe

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    Fantastic post and I agree with you. You see the same stuff though at any forum on any subject you go to. You have to trolls as well as blowhards. I have to say to I am getting turned off by some of the arrogance this forum. I can't believe some of the stupid stuff I read. I hate it when I see the "Your wrong" replies. Insted of someone replying hmm, this is what I heard or know it's Your Wrong or Wheres your source or proof.

    I really get tickled at the Droid X blows the Incredible away due to "better specs." I think there are those that are going to have a bit of a letdown. I got to play with both side by side and I am definitly waiting for my Dinc. Yeah, it was a nice handset but the Dinc still does it for me hands down. Not saying the X sucks though. Like I said, it was a screaming unit.

    I am a long time iPhone user that has really never been satisfied with the phone. I don't really have much gripe with AT&T either. I have been with them for 15 years. I do see a degrade in my service the past 6 months or so though. I am so interested in Android that I am adding a line with Verizon just so I can enjoy the Android experience. I still have a good 6 months on my iPhone contract at AT&T. I am going to change the number on it and give it to my 9 year old daughter. I want to learn everything Android and see it grow.
     
  10. Ginge

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    Looks like I'll be closing a lot of threads here then (as I have already), and that's a shame as it can be a great resource. I see no beauty in that, but to each their own.
     
  11. dreamsensei

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    It is human nature to cheer on your side, and bash the other.

    For instance, people who prefer hockey over soccer. They slam soccer and praise hockey when they get the chance. That said, they still slam other teams that are NOT their own.

    You can't change that, it's just how it is.

    That said, we should at least try to lean more towards iPhone bashing. I'd say that's a more popular venue anyway :)
     
  12. Steven58

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    heh.
     
  13. DarbagDarbag

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    i can agree with both sides here.

    yes i think it is kinda bad that we are bashing android (in a way)

    and yes it is a forum and you can read or write whatever you want (in a way)



    go brock
     
  14. Steven58

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    I'm not stating a side. I'm stating forum policy. ;) Sorry if I wasn't clear. that happens a lot. Just ask my wife. 31 years she's put up with me!
     
  15. danielevans83

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    I think everyone wants to justify why they chose their device by expressing their distaste with other devices. Makes sense realistically, I chose the Incredible because I liked many things about it and disliked many things about other phones. The problem comes in when people take attacks on the phone as if they are personal attacks and get defensive. None of us created any of these phones, helped develop any of them, and most likely haven't invested any money in any of them besides buying them so we have no vested interest in defending it other than justifying our choice in phone. Bottom line, I like my phone. My girlfriend loves her Eris. My coworkers/friends love their Droids/MyTouchs/Eris'/Incredibles/Evos all for the same main reasons - ANDROID. Each one says oh this one is heavy, this one is light, this ones huge, this ones small, and that's what is great is that we have phones made for everyone and every taste. At least we're not stuck with a single iPhone choice one size one button fits all. I love it that we have so many choices/arguments about phones because I think Android in 1-2 years is going to be clearly leading everything.
     
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    I hope so. Windows Phone 7 is coming out. I wonder what kind of market share that will take. My guess is that it will be like Bing. A lot of noise and no substance.
     
  17. Crashumbc

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    B'more
    Who?


    :p
     
  18. Terabethia

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    Ding Ding Ding!! We have a winner.

    People make a choice, a very expensive one at that. They don't want their choice bashed.

    For me, I will wait for my DINC and am not even considering the X. I just don't care for the design of it (aka - size). That doesn't mean the X won't be a badass phone, too.

    Debates about which phone is/will be better is kind of interesting. Mostly because it's nice to see where the technology is heading. It's when it gets to "no dude, you are a total moron, my phone is so much cooler than yours!" that I give up and stop reading. Reminds me too much of the little boy on the playground saying "Oh yea? Well my dad can beat up your dad!" :)

    For me, the real debate is Android vs Apple. That's where all of MY fun comes in! And I am loving that Apple is giving me plently of ammunition to fight with lately :D
     
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  19. NightAngel79

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    your wrong.... and stupid!!:p lol
    Seriously, very well thought out and insightful. you make a very valid point, i agree hole heartily

    this whole thread has had mature and intelligent posts in it.... then this, someone with a "duck" in their username... o the irony

    No but anywhere you look you will find a measure of stupidity... as they say, it is what it is. THe inc is my first android after 2 years with omnia and windows 6.5. already i am loving the community, and this forum in paticular!!

    AMEN, preach it sister/brother!!!
     
  20. craigrn16

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    I totally agree with this post. I have an Incredible and I love when any Android phone gets attention. That's better for the community as a whole. Think about it. For example the Droid came out and got crazy attention and made it better for every other android device that was out on the market at the time because it made Android a household name an significantly increased the Android Market apps. Heck my buddy is on Sprint and he loves my phone but likes the cheap prices of sprint so I told him to get an Evo. And he did. Why hate on Another Android phone
     
  21. MisterMixelpix

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    Compensation. People want to convince themselves that they have the best ever, so they trash everything else. You see it with video game system owners, Apple vs Windows, everything.

    What these people are really doing is hoping to make themselves believe that theirs is the best, rather than really debating with someone else. That's why those kinds of arguments never really go anywhere: the whole reason it's happening in the first place is to shield the ego of the person arguing.

    That's one thing I never got. I don't care if there's something better out there to someone else. I got what's best for me, I like it, why try to slam anyone else?
     
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  22. mdonova33

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    Im a hockey player...and yeah i sometimes do...;)
    Sent from my HTC Droid Incredible
     
  23. Slug

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    ...is actually excellent advice. ;)

    Bottom line, folks.... you personally may not agree with a thread, but if it doesn't breach the Rules then it's valid. Constructive debate is good, pointless bickering, baiting and name-calling isn't.
     
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  24. thecrock0984

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    I cant believe that bashing of other Android phones, on a Incredible forum is bad or would offend you. You got some thin skin dude. They are just cell phones, not people. We are all here because we believe that the INC is the best thing since sliced bread and to exchange advice on working the phone. I say dont let the door hit ya on the way out! Its a cell phone forum. Thats it. Not really that make or break in life. Thanks for everyone who is willing to help others and no Android phone to date.... is as great as the Inc bottom line. As for the X. Nice cheap plastic buttons on the front.
     
  25. Jakaro

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    I think we should only bash non 2.1 and up droids!!! o_O heh just kidding, comming from my storm, i LOVE ANDROID! love them all, oh no another phone has .3 more inches than my droid, i love my Incredible, i like all these new droids, Open developement is the name of the game for android. Choices my brethren. Pick what sparks your fire.
     

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