Yep, BHP knows his stuff, and has experience with both operating systems.
Catside, it's not a big brother syndrome. It's just that when the G1 released, the iPhone had a huge lead on Android in hardware specs, screen size, way more apps, and a huge cult following. Most of the so-called "experts" never gave Android a chance. The iPhone was King and Apple fans took every opportunity to let that be known. Now the tables have turned quite a bit. Android is now an unstoppable force leaving dead companies in its wake. Now Android runs on the superior hardware, and has the big beautiful screens. Now iPhone users pretend these areas don't matter anymore. Could it be because Android owns those areas now? That's what burns us. Right Jay?
The iPhone fan would be wise to avoid any debates on features and functionality. It's because that would favor Android by a landslide! None of the current mobile operating systems can offer what Android does. None! Please don't kid yourself. I was using WiFi file transfer and tethering more than 2 years ago. Live widgets, great notification system, Google apps, flash and more. More open. More choice. Just more. IOS looks like an app drawer to us. Especially when we have live feeds and such floating across our home screens. Now the iPhone fan's #1 knock on Android? Polish.
They claim IOS is so much more polished than Android, and that Android lags. Back in February that argument had some truth to it. IOS appeared to run more smoothly than Android. Unless you flashed a custom ROM that is. But with recent phones like the EVO 3D, Sensation, and Droid Bionic, the lag they spoke of is rarely seen these days. And don't get me started on the Galaxy S2! It's like Android was dropped in oil It's so slick and fast. You can see plenty of youtube vids of it smoking the iPhone 4 in side by sides. The iPhone IOS user's response to these vids? "Apple's next offering would surely destroy everything in sight". We shall see what the 4S has to offer soon. Of course we already know, it's nothing major.
The "true multitasking" that RemyKirin mentioned is real. This comment is already long enough, so I'll just say this. Android was born a multitasking os. It was just put in IOS this year as a add-on feature. HUGE difference.
Last edited by rdills; 10-10-2011 at 01:24 PM.
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