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Why Android > Iphone

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Aerimus, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Aerimus

    Aerimus Well-Known Member
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    Widgets, widgets, widgets!!!!!

    Let me start this off by saying that I am stuck with AT&T. I work in a business that I has a phone account for 11 phones that is with AT&T, and this is not changing. The only carriers in our area are verizon and AT&T, so I don't have ny low priced options. Essentially, I get my personal phone paid for through the business to be used for work and personal, and I'm not about to spend $100 or more a month just to switch to Verizon when I can have my phone paid for.

    So, earlier this year I was excited about being on AT&T because I wanted to get an iphone. But over the summer I started researching Android pretty heavily and quickly fell in love. Well, I'm not sure if you remember, but earlier in the year, there were plenty of hero/other android phone rumors stating that they'd be showing up on AT&T. None have materialized, so naturally I started looking at the iphone again as an alternative as my wife and I were planning to purchase new phones for Xmas(business pays the plan, I'd have to pay the phone price for the plan).

    However, after being so enamored with Android, the looking at the iphone hasn't been as nice. But honestly, I can get past most of the negatives, as the iphone certainly has some, albeit debatable, positives over Android phones, most notably ease of use and sync with itunes.

    The ONE thing that I can't seem to get past though, is the lack of widgets for the home screen. If I want to know what the next item is on my work schedule, I want to be able to have an easy swipe to a widget, or have it right on my home screen. I don't want to have to launch an application! The iphone is almost seeming more and more like a gaming device first, and a smartphone second.

    I have a crappy ol' Blackjack 2 currently, and while it does horribly with most everything, at least it displays my next scheduled item for me on the main screen.

    Widgets seem like a necessity to me on a smartphone, and how apple just overlooks this is beyond me. At this point I'm hoping and praying for an updated hero to come out at the beginning of '10 or for the X10 to be good and arrive on time. I'm just not sure how much longer I can hold of on my impatience for an android phone on AT&T.
     

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  2. ari-free

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    there's even a web clip app so you can have something like
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  3. jeffyo

    jeffyo Android Enthusiast
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    Why didn't you post this in the iPhone fan website?
     
  4. Crude

    Crude Android Expert
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    The mans got class..that's why.;)
     
  5. I'm still finding my way around, I've had an iPhone for so long that things are really unfamiliar. I am having a difficult time with basic tasks, but I can see that there is real potential for blowing the pants off my old phone.
     
  6. johflo88

    johflo88 Well-Known Member
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    @crude, very well put and the iphone f-boys should respect that.
     
  7. the one thing i don't get about the iphone is the lack of multitasking
     
  8. I feel the same way. Plus the money I save monthly not having an iPhone is a big bonus.
     
  9. golder

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    Android:
    -Live Widgets
    -Customizable multiple homescreens, backgrounds
    -Multitasking
    -Don't need to connect to computer for anything
    -Connects to computer as 'Removable disk', via a standard USB cable
    -SD card flexibility
    -Download attachments from email program / Good file saving system
    -More fun to look at than a screen full of icons
    -Dedicated buttons for 'Back', 'Call' and 'Call End' and trackball
    -The flexibility of the software (don't like the stock sms software? just use another one from the market!)

    iPhone:
    -Apps, Apps & Apps
     
  10. i take the dedicated call and call end buttons as cons rather than pros, they only serve one function and could very well be software buttons (well, the call button is) rather than taking up space on the device for a relatively limited need

    actually, i don't think i've ever used the call button on my galaxy
     
  11. ari-free

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    Android has lots of apps. I'm more concerned about the palm pre's lack of apps. Just a couple hundred. Android also has more than the Blackberry, which only has about 2000 apps
     

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