From Android to iphone to Android to iphone again.
So I bought a Droid the day it was released, then got an incredible when it was released and have been very happy as I love the google integration and especially the maps app, but then I tried an iphone on VZW and returned it after a day, as I didn't think it fit my needs. At the same time I've been watching my wife with her iphone and seeing everything it does and have been especially impressed with facetime and skype as we've used it often with our kids. I had been convincing myself that the Thunderbolt would solve my problems and be out soon with Skype, but finally after all this nonsense and the garbage that goes on in the boards on Android Central (how many threads do you need with CONFIRMED or here's the date, when no-one including the bloggers know anything) and finally seeing that the Thunderbolt won't have Skype at launch, I went out and repurchased an iphone and will keep it for much longer. I'm giving it a fair shot now and am actually enjoying it more than I did before. It's nice to be completely out of a fanboy mentality and can like a device on its merits rather than what "team" it belongs to. Anyway, I look forward to being here and learning a lot of great stuff about my new phone.
- 02-23-2011, 09:19 AM #2
Going from android to iphone today, I have the X. Bought my wife the iphone and I like it better than my droidx.
Was thinking about the thunderbolt but it's almost the same as my droidx with a front camera and LTE which is useless because it's not in my area for atleast a year.
- 02-23-2011, 01:02 PM #4
- 02-23-2011, 03:16 PM #5
and with me its the oppiste. Why should I have to go in a bunch of diferent apps just to share something? For example a picture. I just shot a picture, why should I have to go in to Facebook or Flcikr or even my mail app just to send it when I could tap the share icon and share with multiple services. or go in to each of my social networking apps to get contact information? why can't it all be integrated in to the OS? my contact list on my phone has all my contacts accross all my e-mail accounts and even facebook. For duplicates I just link them together to create a single contact card.
Phones should be easy to use right? Hopefully iOS 5 has some sort of intergeneration like that.
- 02-23-2011, 07:23 PM #6
And @ "oppiste." Sorry, but that's pretty funny.
- 02-23-2011, 08:44 PM #7
- 02-24-2011, 03:54 PM #8
So in what ways have you found it to be superior for you?
- 02-24-2011, 04:09 PM #9
I am on Day 10 of my 14-day trial with the iPhone. By far, the biggest draw for keeping the ViP4 is the great reception/strong signal, it's much better than the D-Inc. It seems like I flip-flop on a daily basis between keeping the iPhone or going back to my D-Inc. There will be moments when I am ready to reactivate my D-Inc. and then BAM, the iOS reveals some little design element that makes me rethink the entire proposition.
As background, I jailbroke the ViP4 and have customized it almost exactly to my liking. Below are a few things I still miss from the D-Inc.
1.) The elegant, pull-down notification system. I installed LockInfo, but it still has its shortcomings.
2.) "Handcent SMS" - the way it handles txt. msgs. is great. BiteSMS comes close, but there is much more customization avail. with Handcent.
3.) Haptic feedback - I bought the Cydia app, "HapticPro," but it does not compare to having it built-in to the phone's architecture.
4.) How easy it is to add custom ringtones/SMS tones. I used the "OpenSSH" app and learned how to swap out the 6 pre-loaded SMS tones for my own custom tones. In Android it’s so easy to add new ringtones, plus you are not restricted to choosing from only 6 tones.
5.) Attachments in e-mail - iOS does not give you the option of attaching pics/docs when composing an e-mail. Instead, you have to go to “photos” and have it open the mail program from there. Android let you do this both ways, from the e-mail message as well as from the Photo Gallery.
I’m still leaning towards keeping my ViP4 and will hope/pray that subsequent iOS updates will bring a more elegant notification system as well as more overall customizability…….
- 02-24-2011, 06:00 PM #10
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