- 10-30-2010, 08:06 PM #26
- 10-30-2010, 09:21 PM #27
as said, there are a ton of android stores. Not all apps are in each store, and you mwould need to sign up for each and spread your credit card through out.
Apple, on the other hand. one ID gets you access to all the itunes stores, plus the online Apple retail store.
- 10-31-2010, 12:42 PM #28
Android isn't open it's customizable, Google simply uses it as a marketing tool to get users to buy the phones. It is open to the manufacturer and carriers who skin it how they want. When you need to root the phone to make changes that proves the original platform aint open. I can JB an iPhone to customize the OS too. I have been using an Android phone with FroYo and customization is cool but when I have 24 choices and each choice has a subset of another ten options you know what that means? it means it becomes tedious and users will stop customizing and use the basic functions of the phone. The Android OS is very unpolished and hobbyish from the onscreen keyboard to the features. The marketplace is very scattered. There are definately cool things I'd love on the iPhone like the widgets and pull down taskbar but there are a hell of alot more things I love to use on the iPhone anyday.
- 10-31-2010, 01:14 PM #29
- 10-31-2010, 08:02 PM #30
I am trying to figure out where do you get the multiple stores from?
it is all one market place...
for instance sony xperia runs android 1.6 which came out in august(even though 1.6 has been available since mid 2009 and currently android 2.2 is the latest OS which makes it about 3 OS back...2.0, 2.01, and currently 2.2)
but it has access to the same market as my samsung captivate running android 2.1
the only difference is that some apps made not show up in the market for the xperia that would show up for the captivate
It's one market nonetheless and your credit card info is in one place...
i wanted to clarify that because it seems to be a misconception...there are no multiple stores
- 10-31-2010, 10:49 PM #31
- 10-31-2010, 11:14 PM #32
- 11-01-2010, 01:55 PM #33
- 11-01-2010, 02:23 PM #34
Android isnt an open OS...just because a phone can be hacked (See: Rooted, JB'ed) doesnt mean its an open operating system. And truth be told, 75% of the crap that android allows you to do to it causes it to lose about 60% of its battery life, so whats the point? To overclock it and impress a bunch of geek friends sitting around a table getting aroused because their phone could show a number on the screen for a few seconds?
- 11-01-2010, 02:36 PM #35
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- 11-01-2010, 03:52 PM #37
- 11-01-2010, 04:57 PM #38
- 11-01-2010, 04:58 PM #39
- 11-01-2010, 07:58 PM #40
Hey to the guy who says there aren't multiple stores. You're right. But there will be. Even now Verizon has a section in the market app labeled Verizon for all of their apps. Like navigator. Pretty soon there won't be anything else. Amazon, nook all these android devices will have their own stores.
But this is true. Right now there arent any alternative stores. But it is just around the corner.
- 11-01-2010, 08:03 PM #41
- 11-01-2010, 08:04 PM #42
I'd like to comment also about open source. To me open source software and something as complex as android is an achievement. An open source project is created by using public and free pieces of software to create something bigger. So to be truly open source you need to have every part of the os like memory management or the phone app to come from a public source. This isn't truly the case for android. This is why multitouch and the git are currently being argued as ip belonging to someone else. So android as a property is not only misrepresenting itself as open it is also kind of illegal.
I mean if I wanted to design my own car but I used a copied chevy corvette engine in it and claimed that it was public intellectual property I would have gm and president Obama's lawyers in the business so fast it would make your eyes spin. That's why android is doin to compete.
- 11-01-2010, 09:16 PM #43
- 11-03-2010, 04:24 PM #44