5 Reasons why I’ll never switch to Android

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I have used a lot of phones in my life. I’ve been obsessed with mobile technology ever since I was 15, and my passion has only grown since then. I’ve tried handsets of all shapes and sizes, and virtually every operating system. iOS, webOS, WP7, BlackBerry and Android have all graced the palm of my hand, some with more success than others. A lot can be said of Android’s growth over the past few years, but, as it’s gained popularity, it’s also frustrated and downright annoyed me. Here’s why:

1. Updates or lack of

I had the original G1. Back in those days, it was one of 2-3 Google-powered handsets available. When an update was released, it came straight away, over-the-air. There was no waiting for months or years. Now, there are hundreds of different pieces of hardware all running Google’s OS. Motorola, HTC, Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, LG, Sony… the list goes on. Each OEM with different models varying from cheap and nasty to high specced powerhouses, all tied up with different carriers. All this results in a big mess when new software updates come.

The low-end phones won’t get updates because they can’t handle the new OS, meaning (in some cases) that the day you buy your device, it’s already outdated and can’t run the new software. One instance recently that tested my patience was Sony’s brand new Xperia S. Supposedly the phone that launches the Sony brand back in to the smartphone game. They’ve spent tons of money on cool TV ads and hardware design, but it ships with Android 2.3: Gingerbread (originally launched in 2010). Ice Cream Sandwich has been around since November, and yet, Sony couldn’t put it on its newest flagship device, and in fact, advises against upgrading to it.

I could count on one hand the number of phone models running ICS. That is not acceptable. What it says to customers (me) is that if you want to get the updates as soon as they’re available, get a Nexus device. Whether it’s Google to blame, the Manufacturers, or the Carriers, it doesn’t matter it’s a horrible state of affairs and they all need to get their shizzle together. With the iPhone, I know I’m good for 2-3 years of software updates and that I’ll get them as soon as they’re released, on every single one of my devices. Be it iPod, iPhone or iPad.

2. Android isn’t the product – I am

Google doesn’t care. Simple. Android’s owners are focussed on one thing, and one thing only: ad revenue. Android is open source, dished out to any OEM who wants it. Money is made for Google the same it’s made on the search engine: through advertisement clicks. That says to me that the company is only interested in one thing: finding out my details so that it can target the rights ads at me, in order to make money from me. There’s no passion for beauty or art. It’s soulless money making and data collection. If Android was as big a deal to the company as you’d like to think, they’d charge for the software, and be more stringent about manufacturing partner choices and hardware requirements.

What I value about Apple’s design ethos is that it’s all about the intersection between technology and the creative arts. When the original iPhone was launched in 2007, other companies started rushing to create a device that looked similar. No one tried re-thinking or creating a unique-looking device. The same happened with the iPad. Only months after the iPad was launched, Samsung rushed out a Tab which was – quite frankly – terrible. The same effort and perfectionism hadn’t gone in to designing a tablet specific operating system, and the hardware was cheap and plastic. Google and all its manufacturing partners panicked, and have been reduced to releasing inexpensive tablets like the Kindle Fire in order to compete with the iOS-powered tablet. Asus is the only brand I’ve grown to respect in the developing Post-PC era. The Transformer series and Padfone show that they’re trying something different.

3. iTunes and the App Store

Apple’s ecosystem is first class. Everything I pay for and download on my Mac appears on my iPhone and iPad, almost like magic. I can buy music, apps, books, films, TV shows and more, and have them all instantly on all my devices without doing anything. If I want/need to I can sync my iDevices with my computer easily (wirelessly or not). As a consumer, that is a big selling point.

With a lot of Android handsets, I get the feeling that I buy the hardware and that’s the end of it. There’s no real uniformity, or ecosystem that hooks up your phone with your computer in the same way as Apple’s products do. Sure, I could manually load a third party software to sync iTunes with my music player, I could have Kindle installed on my phone and computer, movies, books whatever. The point is, that there are so many extra, unnecessary steps to make the same thing happen if I had an Android phone. Google Play exists to ease that somewhat, but, as far as I can tell everything is completely in the cloud, there’s no security of having it stored on a personal computer, or hard drive.

Then we get on to the quality of apps in each of the respective app stores. Google’s Play thing has hundreds of thousands of apps, many are free. Apple’s App Store also has a vast quantity, but, the good ones are so much easier to find. It’s laid out in such a way that you can easily find the best selling, new and noteworthy and highest rated apps. With Android’s app store, I’ve always felt it to be cluttered, and unorganised. The worst part is that Apps, books, music and films are all in the program. I like things in their own boxes.  I like having the iTunes app for music and movies, App Store for apps and iBooks for e-books. Personal preference, but hey, I don’t like wondering if I’ve accidentally entered the wrong section of the digital store (which is so easily done in the Android version).

4. No uniform experience

The problem with Android – from a consumer perspective – is that every single handset is different, and they each offer their own experiences which can vary from incredible to “I’d rather be covered in jam and left in a locked room with a swarm of angry bees“. Depending on which handset you choose, of course. Even jumping from high-end handset to high-end handset can produce differing results, often within the same manufacturer. This makes it impossible to know what you’re buying in to when you enter a phone store.

Android fans like to boast that you need to research, and look in to it, and only idiots buy the iPhone. Why should I have to? If I was an Android fan and user, it’d mean that every time I came to upgrade my phone I’d always have to go through the trouble of perusing a list of hundreds of phones just to see which one I liked the best. Then, get it home, use it and be fed up with it after a few weeks because it’s nothing like what I had before. With iOS, I know what I’m going to get before I buy it. I know it will be similar to what I’ve experienced, but better. There’s no hassle.

The only handset manufacturer on Google’s side that’s come close to this is Samsung, with its Galaxy range. (Coincidence that they’re the only manufacturer that’s actually providing any real competition to Apple?) Shame, it started off with a device that looked virtually identical to the 3G/3GS.

5. Spec sheet boasting and outdated phones

When any Motorola, Samsung or HTC handset launches it’s the same old story: Spec boasting nonsense. They focus on what’s inside the device instead of how it will make you feel when you use it. “Hey! This has a 16MP camera on the back 4MP on the front, Quad-Core 15bajillion Ghz, with enough RAM to get lost in.” That to me poses a similar message to that of Google and its Open Source approach: they don’t care about you, or about the art and beauty of a product, they just want to sell it to you. Quite frankly: it’s childish. It’s the “my dad could beat your dad in a fight” style argument that I thought I’d left behind in infant school.

The latest HTC One X device may very well be the most incredible device yet, but, its ludicrous partnership with Beats Audio adds no benefit to anyone who buys one. It’s a tactic to sell more of them, and encourages the thought that if you buy the phone you’ll get the same audio quality as the infamous Beats headphones. Spoiler: it’s no where near as good.

When Apple sells you a device, it’s sold based on the magic of it, how it feels to use, and what it can do for you. Time and effort has gone in to making it beautiful, and giving you a great time using it. They talk about the quality of the images that you’ll get from the camera, and that having such a high resolution display makes everything more beautiful. No, it’s not going to meet the need of hacking computer nerds who like to fiddly with registry systems, soots and customisations. But it will suit everyone who isn’t that, which is practically everyone.

Worse than all that, is that as a consumer you can buy the latest handset and it’ll be out of date 3 months later as the same manufacturer releases an updated version. Motorola is the worst for this, having released a ridiculous number of Droid variations. With Apple, I know it’ll be a full 12 months (at least) until the next generation comes out, and I can still get a good return on my phone if I sell it. Thankfully, it seems that the main competitors have subscribed to a more Apple-like view more recently on that front.

One more reason, not quite important enough to make the top 5 list: Fandroids

Apple fans can sometimes be ridiculously loyal, to the point of buying absolutely anything that comes with an Apple logo. Sometimes. But, I’d rather be in league with them than the hate-spewing nerds who feel superior because apparently their operating system is more complicated. Another spoiler: it isn’t. If my mother in law (the biggest technophobe on the planet) can use it, that for sure means it’s not complicated. [UPDATE FOR CLARIFICATION: I'm not talking all Android fans, it's the specific kind who do nothing but troll and hate Apple with no constructive arguments with one purpose: to hate.]

They write garbage like “if idiots did their research they’d realize that the iPhone sucked compared to the top Android phones“. The same type laughed at us Apple users a few years ago because their devices had mobile Flash. Hate to say it but: Steve Jobs told you so. Adobe is no longer developing mobile Flash: it’s as good as dead. I cannot stand them, and I don’t want to associate with them in anyway. They ruin the internet, and cascade on sites, threads and pages like a bunch of hormonal adolescent trolls who’s mother just told them that they were grounded. The truth is: most of them hate just for hate’s sake. They’ve not used iOS for more than a few minutes, and they’re scared they might like it.

Message to our Apple loving readers: ignore them. They are the idiots, not you.

Final Words

I’ve owned 4 different Android phones in the past 4 years. Because of my hatred for slow updates, they’ve all been “pure Google”: G1, G2, Nexus One and Galaxy Nexus, and although some were great pieces of hardware, I was always left with the same impression and feeling that I’d rather it was running iOS, and that it synced with my Apple ID. I love that Apple controls hardware, software, and the ecosystem. I like that it all “just works” and that I don’t have to worry about anything. I have to admit, I like the design changes that came with Ice Cream Sandwich, it finally looks polished. But it still doesn’t ease any of my concerns or frustrations with Google’s platform.

What do you guys think? Are you an iOS fanatic that won’t even consider Android, or have you left Google’s OS to join Apple and get away from all the mess? Leave your thoughts below or tweet me.

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  • Lavi

    iPhone was the best phone and iOS the best operating system for years. But not anymore. 
    The iPhone looks like the 2007 model – no real improvement. The same for iOS.
    Let me remaind you we are in 2012… 

  • MicahMadru

    Never say never. Never is a long time.Also these points are week to down right wrong.
     
    2. Android isn’t the product – I am. Same can be said about apple, they have ads too! It’s just not as good. Also Google used to and I think still does liscence out the use of certain apps. It’s the reason modders don’t include the gapps in their roms. 3. iTunes and the App Store. Google Music and the Play store? Hello? 4. No uniform experience. Some people want options and freedoms. The fact that you can’t have a different style icon than the one that apple wants speaks wonders on the level of control apple wants from not only developers but from it’s users.Also as I side note I find it funny that apple/iphone news sides thrive on rumors and defending themselves or bashing android in a lot of their articles, whereas if you look at android blogs, almost all of the stuff that is posted is new stuff. Worthy of being called a new story. We have. “What would you like to see? One year on as Managing Editor” This is not news.”iPhone 5 rumor roundup: Release date, features and concepts” I’ve seen an article talking about this almost every other day! I can just keep posting any rumor and call it news i guess.
    “5 Reasons why I’ll never switch to Android” Again this is a click for ad revenue article AT BEST, which means I”M the product. Another rumor article “Rumor: iPhone 5 to feature ultraslim in-cell multitouch display” There’s more examples of this. But I hope you get the point. Now to end, you can have what ever you device you want, I don’t give a damn quite frankly, but to use stupid, and quite frankly redicuously points to “PROVE” to others why your right. It’s dumb.

  • JEM305

    I have to agree 100% with this article. Every piece of Android software I’ve used (and it’s been quite a few), has always felt unstable, jagged and unpolished. Even with the most amazing specs, I’ve realized those internals play little part in how smooth the device operates. Prior to owning my iPhone 4s, I was using a Windows 7.5 device with subpar hardware in comparison to some of the latest Android devices. However, the Windows device ran incredibly smooth, was extremely fluid and just felt clean–something unlike any Android device I’ve used. I’ve had numerous debates with Android users about iOS vs. Android and their main argument always resorts back to hardware. Yes, the iPhone doesn’t have a 4.5″ display. Yes, the iPhone doesn’t have a 16 MP camera. And yes, the iPhone doesn’t have a quadruple octo-core processor (exaggerating) under it’s belt. But, in reality, none of those things matter when it comes to the argument about quality–something Apple has mastered incredibly well.

  • MicahMadru

    For unstable please see this article http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2012/02/02/does-ios-crash-more-than-android-a-data-dive/ Yes they both crash. I think you’re being a little biased when you say that. My brother’s iphone 4S crashes too. The unpolished I can kinda see, but that’s more of a personal taste thing. I prefer the look of ICS than of iOS. iOS looks too kiddy to me. Also I would like for you to test android out on ICS. Hardware acceleration works WONDERS! WP7 and iOS still do prioritize the UI thread, so they still will be “smoother” I guess. The iPhone is a nice device, as long as you’re okay with how Apple views everything. For me a 3.5inch screen is too small. The camera quality is nice on the iPhone. I have the HTC One S, and honestly this is the best smartphone camera I’ve ever used (4S included). Apple does make good products, although a glass case for a smartphone? Not a smart idea in my honest opinion. I can’t really understand how anyone can agree with this article 100%, I hope the person who wrote this article does even believe it 100%, there’s many flaws. But there are valid points too. The end of the day, choose what you want. By market share, I think android is doing fine, and people do like it. Others don’t. That’s the same with iOS. As for wp7….the jury is still out on that. It’s having tremendous trouble gaining market share.

  • John

    Interesting points.  I must say Ive been using a mid-level Android device and am thinking of moving to the new iPhone in the Fall – especially cuz Ive been using a mac since fall.  I wonder if you have a top-rated Android , it it would be equal to an iPhone…cuz on paper, the Android seems like a better choice…but Ive had too many glitches.  I like the free Google Music, free GPS text to speech navigation, the choice of phone sizes, widgets are very convenient; the free Amazon apps every day are nice too; and many paid iOS Apps are free on Google Play.  I must disagree with iTunes vs Google Play in terms of finding apps…As I look for apps, I find Google much much easier to find apps and navigate thru the store than iTunes…its easy to buy an app and it automatically appears on your phone.  The os problems are there and it is annoying when new phones launch every week and you feel your phone is out of date a week after you bought it – and it also makes no sense that ICS is on so few phones and many manufactures are selling NEW phones with Gingerbread.  Now Im on a prepaid plan with a mid-level phone so I don’t have the highest best quality phone and it has shown- sadly the phone freezes daily and also has some SMS failures and I can tell you Samsung support is not the same as Apple and I am leaning towards iPhone because I want a company that will stand behind its product…but again I must say on paper, Android seems to offer a lot more – plus more flexibility in plans – A similar iPhone monthly plan would cost me 2-3x what Im currently paying…Google Play syncs free unlike iTunes Match…and with Google, I also get free Text to speech GPS navigation which Im told is not standard on ios.  I .like that I can have widgets and change my wallpaper and customize my phone – all things that Im told you can’t do with ios.  So Im thinking of an iPhone so that I can get the stability – hopefully it will work seamlessly with a Mac that I already own – and if I have problems, I can at least go to a local store…but I havent been convinced yet that an iPhone is superior to a top-rated Google phone…one other negative with Android is Ive personally had a lot of problems with apps due to fragmentation and also with the Google Play Store not listing my bought apps correctly and also Google Music not syncing iTunes correctly and duplicating some of my songs…

  • John

    oh and i forgot right now android has lte where apple does not…and also android lets you buy an sd card for added memory which you can get for $10-20 not the extra $100 Apple charges for that much memory…but I’m wanting to get convinced that iPhone is best…im hoping to go to an apple store and have them show me why its better than android but i still think android on paper seems better even th ough my experience with a mid-tier phone hasn’t been but i wonder if i had the google nexus or the galaxy s2, if Id feel differently

  • vaendin

    Hahaha, are you retarded? You don’t know anything about what you’re talking about.

  • boundtobeafraid

    Flash is dead. And if I wanted to, I could play flash content on it. There’s an app called Puffin that allows me to do so. I don’t know about skype, I don’t use that.

  • ___MCMXCIV

    Well, I totally agree with you on all points. My 2 cents: Having an iPhone makes you feel some what, idk, maybe its because stars use it, idk. #TeamiPhone.   

  • the fandroid

    @Residentsteve hahaha, yeah well kick started things a little early. Fell in love with a girl just out of high school, and have been with her ever since. We have definitely beat the odds of the marrying young divorce rate.almost 9 years now and still going strong!

  • Macavoy

    Android has capitalized on people’s hatred of iPhone. And iPhone has aided this by giving AT&T exclusivity for such a long period of time. It was easy to hate the iPhone because it wasn’t availible. And if I wanted it, I would have no choice but to go to AT&T. There they could charge anything they wanted as they had exclusivity. This caused the iPhone to appear as an elitist luxery device, not a phone. Many iPhone users would make statements that android was nothing but a copy of iphone, or that we only used android because we can’t afford iphone or AT&T.
    Now that iphone is everywhere and easily affordible, Android has matured to a decent OS and many models have very decent hardware and cameras etc. Now that most Americans have a real choice to get iphone or not, it falls to options. WHile flash may be dead, iPhone only offres a 3.5 inch screen. And many iphone owners argue that they wish the screen was bigger. Yes, Iphone gets many apps first, and it is true that some apps are better on IOS. Having said that, windows 7 has some apps which are better on windows phones too, and many apps look better on the 4 inch android screens.
    I worked in wireless for years and have heard so many of the arguments between android and iphone. The fact is, no OS is perfect. Each has its own issues and advatages.
     

  • JanisVaivars

    I’ve got an HTC Sensation and have none of the problems you have. Google maps and navigation on Android’s is SO MUCH BETTER. I press “navigate” and it tells me which bus I have to take. I get on the bus, it tells me how many stops I have left to go and where I am now and when I have to get off the bus. Can’t say the same about iOS.And all the b******t  that Android crashes more than iOS and that Android devices have more hardware problems than Apple is just loads of bollocks. Didn’t iPhone 4S have battery drain issues? Were there no other issues at all? Apple quality?! Don’t Macbook Airport cards malfunction and die all the time? My girlfriend just bought the new Macbook Pro. After two months she had a washed out spot on her screen. Yes she went to the Apple store and yes they changed the LCD panel, but still, that’s not quality of hardware, that’s the quality of service. By the way, she has also had to get her iPhone 4 replaced because of hardware issues…

  • JanisVaivars

     @___MCMXCIV No, it doesn’t make you feel special, it makes you feel the same as everyone else, haha. Imagine if everyone drove VW Golf’s. How stupendously stupid would that be? The same with Apple. Good that they at least have various music players. Some of them haven’t seen an update for quite a while though…

  • DanaMarieFortner

    frankly, it all comes down to choice.  are you a hacker who loves fiddling with your stuff?  or do you want it to just do what it’s supposed to without any hassle?  I’m an android user on T-mobile and wish the iPhone was on my carrier.  It’s not, so I have to make do until my contract is up.
     

  • TommyDaniel

     @boundtobeafraid You mean exactly like most Apple fanboys. There are as many crazy apple fanboys as there are Android fanboys. 

  • CHURNBOT

     @DanaMarieFortner Interesting comment cuz IM also on Tmobile…and have had so many problems with my Android that Im probably going to switch to the new iPhone when it comes out.  But whenever I complain about the problems Im having with my Android device or the glitches, posters always say just root the phone you dummy…Not all of us are tech experts who know how to or want to bother rooting the phone or doing x,y, z just to get minimal functionality.  I agree – I just want it to work…and if it doesnt, I want someone to help me figure out why its not working and/or get it to work.  Neither of those things are things Tmobile or Samsung want to bother with.  Tmobile also has had its customer service deteriorate significantly in the last few years.  Ive been with them for 10 years and have never encountered so many incompetent and rude people as I have in the last 9 months.  The poor employees and the glitchy devices are causing me to leave.  I just wish the iPhone was available on a cheaper rate plan…thats one thing right now that Android offers…I wish we lived in a country where we bought a phone and could use it on any carrier and then there would be real competition

  • JoshuaTewell

    Rarghargrarbl!  My bad experience with a phone quite some time ago means I’ll NEVER go back!  There’s no way anything anywhere could ever improve over itself!  RARGH!  You basically said the same thing the author said, so that’s good.  I don’t understand how people can be so die-hard about ANYTHING: cars, phones, cereal brands.  There are more things out there, and choosing something just because it’s what you’re used to and cause you didn’t like one of the alternatives isn’t good logic.  This goes for users of iOS, Android, WP7, webOS :*(, MacOS, Windows.

  • misskris1989

    I used to follow you on twitter, even got the mobile updates sent to my phone. But this article was so elitist, I will have to bid a due.

  • Guest1

    How tastes Steve Job’s pee pee?

  • JoshuaTewell

     @Drewpoc lol.  this post is filled with fanboys from both sides.  you all show your intelligence when you star calling people whining babies.  what a freaking waste of skin you all are.  death to fanboyism

  • mindoversoul

    Ya know, the entertaining thing about this article is that those 5 things are almost the same 5 reason’s I wouldn’t use an iPhone as my primary device.
     
    1.  Updates:  Do all supported apple devices get the latest version of iOS?  YES.  Do they all get A FULLY functional and updated version of iOS…NO.  iOS 4, the iPhone 3G and the iPod Touch line did not get wallpaper support…like every other device.  iOS 5, the iPad got tabbed browsing…no other device did.  All versions, the iPhone has the option to show the battery percentage at the top, does the iPod Touch?  NO.  Apple picks and chooses what parts certain devices will get, so if you have an Apple device, you really don’t know what features of the latest iOS version you will get until you install it, which might take 12 hours if you try it on launch day.
     
    2.  It’s not my iPhone…it’s Apple’s:  The issue with iOS 5.1 is a prime example.  There were a couple apps that (to make things more convenient) allowed quick shortcuts to certain settings on the home screen, it was a great app that went a long way toward making iOS a little more efficient.  In iOS 5.1, that was changed to be impossible.  Why?  Because that isn’t how Apple intended the device to work.  Adding simple conveniences to aid in the user experience is against the law in Apple’s world.  It’s almost like if you want to make the device yours, you have to beg, plead, probably jailbreak and maybe sacrifice your first born child to make it happen.
     
    3.  iTunes:  Absolutely the slowest, worst designed program I’ve ever used.  I used to plug my iPod Touch into my computer 2-3 times a YEAR and it would take 3-4 hours to add one album because it had to do several hours of backups.  I was so happy when wireless syncing and iCloud came with iOS 5 so I don’t have to use iTunes anymore.  It’s awful.
     
    4.  No Uniform Experience:  Open an app and go to change a setting.  Oh wait, there are no settings.  Wait, yes there are, they are in the system settings app.  Damn, there’s no notification settings.  Oh wait, they’re in the notification center settings.  Open another app, go to change a setting.  Open the main settings app, hmm…not there.  RE-Open the app, look around…..Yay settings!  You almost have to have an instruction manual with every app to figure out how to change anything.
     
    5.  Overhyped functionality and ease of use:  Apple’s #1 claim about the iPad is that everyone, no matter who (yes, they show grandparents and small children) EVERYONE instantly knows how to use it.  It takes ZERO training and learning to use one.  Then why, may I ask, are there iPad training sessions at my local Apple store?  If everyone on the planet, no matter who they are instantly knows how to use it…..why on earth do you have to train people?  Aren’t you wasting money on paying trainers to stand around and do nothing?  Also, almost every Apple commercial for the iPhone has shown off 3rd party apps as reasons to buy an iPhone.  A lot of them are paid apps.  Marketing 3rd party apps that people will have to find, download and even pay for, is misleading.  Period.
     
    The other reason:  Apple Fanboys:  I am also not talking about all Apple consumers, I have an iPod Touch and use it daily.  I’m talking about the Instagram jerks that took to twitter saying everyone that uses an android phone is poor, lives in a trailer park and eats roadkill for dinner.  The people that when they realize their iPhone can’t do something another product can, calls that task unnecessary and wonders why ANYONE would ever need to do that.  People who’s brains have seemingly become disconnected and their iPhone has taken over higher reasoning.
     
    Final Thoughts, I don’t hate iOS, I do wish it was better and had many more features, but I use it daily and for the most part I do enjoy the experience.  I do believe Android is a more functional and logical OS and it is my personal choice for my primary device, but I believe its a personal preference and I wouldn’t bash anyone for owning any product that fits their life.

  • jimz360

    Don’t want to hurt peoples feelings but I’ve always viewed Apple as a company that makes devices for dummies! Whether you compare Computers, Phones or even OS’s they’ve always catered for the more simple person, and charged them a pretty penny for the pleasure.

  • jimz360

     @jimz360P.S who ever wrote this is what I would consider to be a “Apple Fanboy”

  • MicahMadru

     @jimz360 That’s because he very much is a deluded apple fanboy. You can see it in his writing. I like reading the articles though. It’s good to know what other opinions are out there. I also subscribe to android, blackberry, and windows phone blogs. Out of all the blogs, iPhone blogs tend to be the least amount of “news” and the most amount of fanboyism. With that being said, the iPhone is a fine device.

  • Lavi

    More then 5 reasons why Android is better than iOS:
    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiY1kSTHZw&feature=plcp
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayx4XsBaJBI&feature=plcp
    Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsGQ_xts_Gw&feature=plcp
    Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlPKVWv1WxU&feature=plcp
     
    Make time to watch these videos and you’ll learn why one operationg system is better than the other one.
     

  • http://nowhere.com/ Hahahahahaha

    hahahahaha….this article has to be a joke right??? Don’t get me wrong I think androids and Iphones are both great phones, but this guy has got to be kidding. The “Magic” of the I-Phone, the “Uniform”??? If this is a serious article, then I refuse to believe this guy has an ounce of straight in him.

  • http://nowhere.com/ Nick

    The OS on the I-Phone is more stable….because you can’t really do anything on the I-Phone. What does the I-Phone have that my Samsung Galaxy S2 doesn’t have? I Am T-Pain? lol. With a better processor, bigger screen, while still supporting a lighter frame, the S2 blows the I-Phone out of the water. I am not saying the I-Phone is a bad phone bc it isn’t, It’s a very good phone. However, the Apple assboy that wrote this article set me off. 

  • boundtobeafraid

     @TommyDaniel Probably! I guess both sides are annoying. I don’t see as many apple fanboys trolling every article about an android device though, but that probably doesn’t mean there aren’t.

  • guest

    I agree with the author in every point he mentioned, but:Theres one big point, you cant deny:In everything you do, you are limited and restricted by Apples (sometimes really stupid and sinnless) rules.Tell me a reason, why i can only sync ONE mediathek with my iPod??Why i cant sync it with iTunes from a friend without deleting my own??Of course you can solve these problems with jailbreak but this isnt the way the iPhone/Pod/Pad should be used.Today you should be allowed to use devices, you have BOUGHT for, completely in the way, you want to do this and you should be limited like Apple does this with all its productsYou only have the control about the device as Apple allows it to you and thats the point, why Googles Open Source is a big advantage, not a disadvantage.(Sry for grammar mistakes, isnt my native language) 

  • http://chooch.us/ Chooch Schubert

    I was doing a search for something unrelated, and somehow this popped up. The funny thing is, I’ve just written a post about my experience with my iPhone from work, and the reasons I hate it compared to my Android phone. This will probably get flagged as spam if I add a link, but you can find the post on “chooch.us”

  • Grenzschutz

    YEAHH!!!!