Apple software vs Android software

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what would you prefer apple or android?

  1. Android

    76.5%
  2. Apple

    17.6%
  3. both

    5.9%
  4. neither

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  1. hawk

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    Never actually directly claimed to be an expert on iPhones. And Im pretty damn sure I can point out a few flaws in Android as well.
     
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    Then stop explaining and claiming as to why your "preferred" OS is the better of the two in question. Why can't we roll with what we're happy with?
     
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    :facepalm:

    You do realise every time there is Android vs iOS thread create there is always a debate? I am not going around saying "you should only have Android cos it's flawless!!!" if you want to support iOS that's alright BUT imho like the OP had asked, I prefer Andriod and I exaggerated. It's a debate, not Android or iOS propaganda. I am almost tempted to add "hurr durr" to that previous quote but I won't. Unless I need to point out the obvious again to specifically you for the third time in two pages. No offence intended.
     
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    I am aware the original poster/post asked which one was better, but I posted what I thought was better and someone asked me how I think iOS is better than Android, I replied with one of the reasons as to why I believe so, and then you join in as if you know about each and every operating system, how they compare, their strengths, flaws and what-not.
     
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    It's an age old (not literally) debate against rivals. That's what happens in debates :lol: you have to compare facts, the flaws, the strengths and non traditionally your opinion. I fail to see what problem we have here. And why assume I know it all when more then two people have come up with evidence to rebute me?
     
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    This "argument" is a branch off from what Mark said, so head back there. :)
     
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    What were we saying about every 6 months? Now, let me add to that with one of the most popular Android lines. The Samsung Galaxy.

    Samsung has released at least 21 different versions of its Galaxy series across the world. That is just counting primary builds, without all the iterations within different builds. For instance, the original Samsung Galaxy S had five different versions in the U.S. among the top five carriers. It was the most successful Galaxy phone at the time, to be eclipsed later by its big brother, the S II.

    A Timeline of the Galaxy

    June 2009
    Samsung Galaxy (i7500)
    Carriers: Multiple international
    Released: Android 1.6 Donut

    November 2009
    Samsung Galaxy Lite/Spica/Portal (i5700)
    Carriers: Three, T-Mobile
    Released: Android 2.1 Eclair

    June 2010
    Samsung Galaxy S Captivate/Vibrant/Fascinate/Epic 4G/Mesmerize etc. (i9000)
    Carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and almost
    every other international carrier


    July 2010
    Samsung Galaxy 3/Apollo/Mini (i5800)
    Carriers: Orange
    Released: Android 2.1 Eclair


    July 2010
    Samsung Galaxy Beam/Halo (i8520)
    Carriers: Multiple international
    Released: Android 2.1 Eclair


    August 2010
    Samsung Galaxy Europa/550/5 (i5500)
    Carriers: Multiple international
    Released: Android 2.1 Eclair


    February 2011
    Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830)
    Carriers: Multiple international
    Released: Android 2.2 Froyo

    February 2011
    Samsung Galaxy Fit (S5670)
    Carriers: Multiple international
    Released: Android 2.2 Froyo

    March 2011
    Samsung Galaxy Gio (GT-S5660)
    Carriers: Multiple international
    Released: Android 2.2.1 Froyo

    March 2011
    Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570)
    Carriers: Multiple international
    Released: Android 2.2 Froyo


    April 2011
    Samsung Galaxy Prevail (SPH-M820)
    Carriers: Boost Mobile
    Released: Android 2.2 Froyo

    April 2011
    Samsung Galaxy Pro
    Carriers: Three (UK), multiple international
    Released: Android 2.2 Froyo

    May 2011
    Samsung Galaxy S II, SkyRocket, Captivate Glide, Epic Touch 4G (i900 with several variations)
    Carriers: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, multiple international
    Released: Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread

    June 2011
    Samsung Exhibit 4G
    Carriers: T-Mobile
    Released: Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread

    June 2011
    Samsung Galaxy Z
    Carriers: Three (Sweden)
    Released: Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread

    November 2011
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    Carriers: Verizon, Sprint (U.S.), Virgin Mobile, Rogers, Fido, Bell, Telus (Canada), Three, Orange, O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile (UK), multiple international
    Released: Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich

    January 2012
    Samsung Galaxy Pro Duos
    Carriers: International Unlocked
    Released: Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread

    May 2012
    Samsung Galaxy S III
    Carriers: ?
    Released: Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich
     
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    Yes

    He does have valid points, but I don't know why this is :lol:-worthy. Both OSes have their strengths and weaknesses. And the guy hasn't worked for Apple in 25 years.
     
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    A point always well-missed by iOS haters who use the release schedule for their "offense."
     
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    In your opinion, how well do you get reception? (This is more of a personal curiousity then an argument)
    Does it let you choose your hardware?
    Does it let you mount your iPad to your computer?
    Do you have a menu button like the iPhone or a desktop?

    Doesn't dismiss the fact that he co owned and was Steve Jobs' second man and shows how little faith he has in the products nowadays.

    iPhone users on the other hand. This is what you call (to me) user friendly menu:
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    I wouldn't say that's fair. If you re-read the article and research, he still is waiting outside at the launch of every new iPhone. The iPhone is still his main device. He's just saying there are capabilities that the Android gives him that the iPhone doesn't, but only after he tinkers with it.
     
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    I know it does. I just percieve saying that your rival company has a better OS then yours says something about the products he waits inline for.
     
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    I suppose so. I'm a store manager for T-Mobile USA. I've worked for them for three years. I have a Sprint iPhone 4S. It doesn't mean I don't support T-Mobile, it just means they weren't offering the product I wanted. So, I see where you're coming from.
     
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    Like me. Working for the Vodafone network once and yet I had an Optus networked phone.
     
  17. I fail to see how that is a easy to use UI. There is so much going on. The menu bar has several icons, there's widgets, app shortcuts all on one screen. Give that to a non techy person and they won't know where to begin.

    iOS you can give it to an elderly person or a young child and they are generally able to just use it and pick it up instantly.
     
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    True that. On the day my mom got her iPhone, she was so clueless she thought the app store was a physical store that you had to go to to buy apps. 3 days later, she's surfing the web, checking her e-mail, texting, listening to music, Facebooking and playing Angry Birds on it. She even put her grocery list in the Notes app before she went to the store, and did that all by herself, because it wasn't something I showed her. I was quite impressed. No way could she do that on that Android UI, there's just way too much going on. Even my dad was playing with her phone and he's more computer illiterate than my mom.

    Don't get me wrong, I like widgets. I wish I could have widgets on my iOS home screen, it's one thing I miss from Android. But there's no denying that iOS wins usability hands down.
     
  19. Same with my mother. She can pick up my iPad and she can use it fairly well. She is very untechnical minded, and I am forever having to help her out when she uses a real computer but not with my iPad.
     
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    Okay, I'm set to concede about everyone's points about iOS. It's not for me though.

    I really hate Apple's closeness and "clean"ness and how they operate as a company and try to sue people over the most mundane and stupid of things.
     

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