- 03-24-2011, 06:33 AM #26
as a former droid owner (just a few days ago) i must chime in, because i too loved the droid. If the manufacturer and verizon would keep their grubby little hands out of the droid OS, it would be a much better experience for the droid user.
that being said, i love the iphone, it just works and works great with my macbook pro.
- 03-26-2011, 12:30 AM #28
the only thing that i like about Android is the rooting.. which is like jailbreaking.. but being able to install custom roms is great, the iphone we are stuck with the same interface forever, no matter what themes you install its still the same 4x4 icons.. unlike android you can install custom launchers and much more. so i understand what you probly feel when your used to all that "open source" power. and then coming to a iphone where its locked down pretty much.. But its your choice.. the only reason why i can tell you to stay with the iphone is because its more simple and gets the job done. unlike android with a lot of setbacks
- 03-27-2011, 02:31 PM #29
I guess I can understand why some Android users are not happy with their iPhones. I have an iPhone 4 and had the EVO at the same time. For me I just liked that the iPhone4 had better battery life and worked well. I never warmed up to the EVO coming from the original Palm Pre with webOS and I admit I probably did not try hard. I also had the original iPhone and the 3Gs so I was more accustomed to iPhone. Actually I gave up my EVO for a Blackberry Style and I honestly like the Style better. To me I want my phone to work and the software also. I also want battery life so I am not an Android fan. I am not bashing Android, but it is a matter of preference. If you like to play with the OS and software, by all means get an Android. I loved the HTC hardware and the Sense interface but to me it was not as smooth and easy as iOS.
Bottom line, don't buy a phone because everyone else thinks its cool, but a phone that works how you like it. Android, Blackberry, iOS, webOS (AWESOME but what is the future?), Symbian (well maybe not now), or Windows (if thats what you like????) all have nice phones, but what do you want/need it to do? Go check them out at your favorite carrier. For me, I like iOS, Blackberry OS6, and webOS (again what is its future.) It is your choice for what you want and need it to do.
Last edited by scottae316; 03-27-2011 at 02:34 PM.
- 03-27-2011, 04:57 PM #30
- 03-29-2011, 04:08 PM #31
Am I the only one that hates the concept of just filling homescreen after homescreen with apps? I got my iphone a few weeks ago because I could not shackle myself to the EOL android phones that verizon was peddling at the time and thought I would give iOS a shot. Jailbreaking has helped a little bit, but the notification system provides an exercise in pain and the app-filled homescreens seem rather inefficient since virtually no information besides the date and time are available at a glance. And pleasee give me a decent and readily accessible resource monitor! I really wanted to like the iphone, and the screen dpi, hardware design, and battery life are great, but I feel like the design of iOS did not have nearly as much thought put into it as the design of the hardware and I'm just trying to wait it out until I can jump ship :/
Edit: perhaps that sounded a bit harsh. I'm not bashing the iPhone or iOS at all, just saying that it is just not for me and if apple allowed for a little more customization, then it would be fantastic! OS X is based on Darwin (a BSD kernal) and perhaps paradoxically allows me much greater degrees of stability and flexibility than I might get using windows but with a degree of polish not found on Linux systems. I want that on my phone without having to void my warranty!
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- 03-29-2011, 05:37 PM #32
Also, look into Dreamboard. You'll understand why when you see it
- 03-31-2011, 08:14 PM #33
I never was able to get LockInfo to work the way I wanted it to (It just seemed so cluttered, even when I cut down on what I had on my lockscreen), but I'm going to look into it again. I must say, biteSMS is one of the first things I threw on here after jailbreaking and it has been a godsend! For the last few days I've been messing with all sorts of themes (not necessarily good when I'm supposed to be listening to an anthro prof who detests cellphones, but whatever haha) and trying to make it seem cleaner, but I am leaning towards getting back to the stock look of iOS and stripping it of extras and adding only what is necessary. Chirmer - any recommendations for customizing LockInfo?
- 04-16-2011, 02:40 PM #34