View Poll Results: What are you considering spending YOUR money on?
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Samsung Galaxy SII or Other Android
- 09-29-2011, 01:52 AM #26
- 09-29-2011, 03:19 AM #27
The carrier, the greediest being in this industry, decides whether or not to give their customers free added functionality for their 6 month old device. What do you think the outcome of that decision will be??? Seems pretty damn obvious.
- 09-29-2011, 10:40 AM #28
Our on call phone was upgraded to a Nexus S and I have to say I am very happy with that phone. Fast, stable......I'd get it in no time. My dad, who isn't a techie at all, was thoroughly impressed with Swype. He was amazed how accurate it was in spanish.
Of course he doesn't text anyone, so I am curious on why he was adamant about spanish swype.
- 09-29-2011, 12:05 PM #29
I currently have an Evo, and I just upgraded to Gingerbread from Froyo. I really love my phone, haven't had any issues with it. I love using Swype, which I wish the iPhone would let you use too. I like the widgets that I use regularly, like being able to turn on/off my wifi, bluetooth, 4G and GPS with just a tap from one of my home pages. There is a lot to love about Android, and my phone has always been stable. I really love the iPhone too. It has its own advantages as well. My only wishes/wants on an iPhone are a bigger screen (you never know how great it is until you use one regularly) and Swype, which I'm not holding my breath for. I'm anxious to see if the next one to be announced is worth using my early upgrade for, or if I will just wait and get an iPad.
My husband has the Epic 4G and really seems to like it too. He's on his phone all day for work, and doesn't seem to have any issues with anything but his battery, but like I said, he's on his phone all day, so it's not surprising. iPhone wins for battery life, hands down.
- 09-29-2011, 01:47 PM #30
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- 09-29-2011, 04:34 PM #32
View Poll Results: What's your approximate SGS II battery life? Voters 2445.
-Less 6 than hours (Heavy use) 17%
-Less than 12 hours (Heavy use) 14%
-Less than 12 hours (Moderate use) 21%
-More than 12 hours 11%
-18 to 24 hours 20%
-Over 24 hours use 5%
-Over 1 and 1/2 days 6%
-Over 48 hours 2%
-Over 2 and half days 1%
-Three or more days (72 hours+) 2%
Galaxy S II Owners: Whats your battery life like? - View Poll Results
The question that's been plaguing my mind all day is; If the iPhone isn't in fact a "decent" upgrade, do techies jump ship and buy a SGSII?
The reason I think the answer is yes is because most techies are typically "spec whores." The SGSII gives us something to look forward to in the Android world. A world where the next generation Android phones perform as seamless as an iOS device.
This brings me to my thoughts, an EPIC battle between iOS and Android coming in the near future. That will be hard fought with more and more convenience based technologies hitting the market. I would probably wager that in about a year and half or so you'll see less Android devices hitting the market(quantity wise). This will allow the manufacturers to be more concerned with quality. Apple will always build a quality device, not just because they can, but because they want to. Apple wants you to feel like you're holding the only device worth a crap...as if it were the holy grail to the mobile phone community......
We'll have to wait and see.....just thinking out loud I guess....
- 09-29-2011, 05:10 PM #34
I'm getting an iPhone 5 unless something happens and it's just an awful smartphone (ie not as good as the iPhone 4 other then speed). However I am planning on getting the next Nexus phone if it comes to AT&T as I need one for development. However the iPhone would be my main phone and the one I would always have on me.
I love my iPhone, I had the 3GS up until about 4 months ago when I bought a 4 from a co-worker. It's great and does everything I need it to do. Also it's stable as hell, I've never had a problem with it. I do have an old Android phone, MyTouch 3G, that I got about 2 years ago, it's crap. Plus a number of people that I work with all use Android however they jailbreak and don't mind dealing with that headache of going through unstable ROMs, updating ROMs all the time and dealing with bad battery life. My iPhone easily last 2 or more days of use. I just want a smartphone that works consistently and that I don't have to fiddle with constantly.
One friend that has a HTC Inspire is rather disappointed with Android as the damn thing is locked down pretty good that he's unable to use Dropbox, also can't side load apps. So now he's got to deal with unlocking or rooting or whatever it's called, which is something he really doesn't want to do. However he purchased the phone as it was a 'deal' at Best Buy.
- 10-01-2011, 12:56 PM #35
Both the Nexus one and Nexus S are running 2.3.6. So the Nexus S gets the updates a little earlier now because it is the dev phone. Is that really an issue? The Nexus one came out in 2009 and it is still being fully supported. As far as the harware, the iPhone still has proximity issues and antenna issues, so let's be honest here.
Anyhow, the Sprint Galaxy SII is an absolutely beautiful phone all the way around. If it weren't for the fact that I won't go without LTE on a phone now, I would be using it right now. Luckily the Nexus "Prime" should have me covered soon. Can't wait to see what Google announces here on the 10th.
- 10-01-2011, 02:37 PM #36As far as the harware, the iPhone still has proximity issues and antenna issues, so let's be honest here.Anyhow, the Sprint Galaxy SII is an absolutely beautiful phone all the way around. If it weren't for the fact that I won't go without LTE on a phone now, I would be using it right now. Luckily the Nexus "Prime" should have me covered soon. Can't wait to see what Google announces here on the 10th.
- 10-01-2011, 04:49 PM #37These may be "issues" for you and a small minority of users, but it clearly is not an issue for what will probably be over 60 million people who've bought iPhone 4s in the past 15 months OR the people around the world who will continue to buy the iP4 (less RAM, lower price) that will be sold in the following 12 months.
I'm in no way trying to make an argument of this one being better than than one, I'm just highlighting that both have their own set of issues.
- 10-01-2011, 07:42 PM #38
There is no point in comparing it like that! The only fair comparison is to compare the iPhone 4 to ONE other Android device, worldwide.
If you are gonna talk about the OS market share it is irresponsible to not bring iPod touch into the equation at the very least, and you should also bring in iPad. OS market share only matters for developers and apps. iPod touch and iPad can run the same apps.
RE: your first claim about updates..... iPhones get firmware updates for much longer than Android phones, and Apple updates only what they can. They don't cram in a bunch of crap that the device can't handle. Because of the nature of Android, it would be ridiculous for Android OEMs to put that much care into each device's upgrades for so long. The upgrade process and lifetime for Android will really never be equivalent to iOS.
- 10-01-2011, 08:24 PM #40
That one iPhone argument is pretty weak sauce. If there were 10 models of iPhones are we to believe the sales would be doubled. There are plenty of models of Windows Phones and the sales are damn near non-existent. Plenty of Blackberry phones yet the sales have plummeted. Nokia anyone? Simply having many models does not equate to massive sales. Are we really to believe that Apple is sitting on its hands letting double the profit pass them by? Seriously?
I remember hearing just wait till the iPhone 4 and the trends will reverse....Android growth accelerated. Just wait till Verizon gets the iPhone....Android growth still through the roof.
Last edited by Pimp Lucious; 10-01-2011 at 08:43 PM.
- 10-01-2011, 08:38 PM #41
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- 10-01-2011, 09:06 PM #43
Nobody is stopping Apple from making more iPhones? How about quality and user experience... New devices are commitments for Apple. They are not just a flash in the pan like most Android devices.
I'm not saying that there aren't great high-end Android devices, I'm just saying that having tons of BOGO androids and low cost prepaid Androids definitely helps to gain market share.
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- 10-01-2011, 10:30 PM #48
And how have you "always" counted market share? The fact is that if you're going by OS, you count the entire OS. You don't just count certain types of devices that run the OS, because the figure is completely irrelevant to the overall OS market share. You don't compare an entire OS against one device. That's like comparing the whole of iOS against the Nexus S... It's unfair.
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