- 10-07-2011, 05:42 AM #2
- 10-07-2011, 06:03 AM #3
Even if the new ICS version of Android is as awesome as they say, it will still be 6 months before most phones (that is, those few phones that can get the upgrade) will see it...and by that time all the google folks will be talking about the next upgrade.
- 10-07-2011, 06:42 AM #4
There is a new great, amazing, awesome Android phone released every few weeks. The problem is, they rarely get updated. So as long as whatever comes out in 2 weeks is good enough to last you for the next howeverlonguntnilyoubuyanewphone, you're still better off with an iPhone - which will get any updates Apple puts out.
Gotta say it...
- 10-07-2011, 07:06 AM #5
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- 10-07-2011, 07:09 AM #7
- 10-07-2011, 07:10 AM #8
- 10-07-2011, 07:18 AM #9iPhone Newbie
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I switched from Iphone to Android a year ago, and have been regretting it ever since.
It doesnt matter what sexy phone HTC or Nexus or Samsung bring out, bottomline: the android "experience" is nowhere near IOS.
btw, its so bad, i use a custom rom on my android to mimic IOS!
- 10-07-2011, 07:22 AM #10
I had the HTC Inspire for a month. Bought it using one of my upgrades. Had been using an u2 previous to that for 6 months. It was a good phone, but nowhere near as smooth as iOS. I had trible with freeze ups and the battery was only good for 4 hrs continual use as compared to 6-7 he's on my i4. Sold it, took the money and bought another i4. I will pre order the i4S today.
- 10-07-2011, 07:35 AM #11
- 10-07-2011, 07:48 AM #12
Too many phones coming out all the time. Too many different versions of software on all the Android phones. I'll stick with Apple who produces 1 phone a year and all the updates come out at the same time, not a separate update for the 3GS, then months later for the 4, and maybe an update for the 3G. I'm not a fan of the openness they allow with the APP market. My wife has an Android and every time she downloads an app she has to worry about some sort of Malware. I'll stick with Apple.
- 10-07-2011, 07:51 AM #13
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- 10-07-2011, 08:16 AM #15
I'm not worried about any Android based phone "outshining" the iPhone...because i have no plans to buy one for personal use, and it does nothing for me...if it works well for someone else, even better than an iPhone would for that person, more power to them! I'd expect they'd feel the same way about the iPhone as well...
I just can't understand why people would be "worried" or "jealous" about what another companies phone does...considering we all have the ability to purchase whatever phone we want...i mean it's not like we're stuck with Apple phones if we don't like or want them, so what would be the point in worrying? If it's better for you...go buy it!
- 10-07-2011, 08:52 AM #16
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- 10-07-2011, 09:01 AM #19
I considered waiting until next week to see the Nexus Prime reveal, but I'm so comfortable with iOS and my iPod Touch 4G that getting a iPhone 4S seemed a total no-brainer.
Apple hasn't failed me yet, so I'm going to stay loyal a while.
- 10-07-2011, 09:03 AM #20
- 10-07-2011, 09:49 AM #21
- 10-07-2011, 09:52 AM #22iMore Intermediate
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Nope, no worries. Whatever works for anyone else is fine. But I like Apple. Everything just works. And works together. I have an iPad 2 and Apple TV 2, and this will be my first iPhone (or smartphone of any kind). Oh - and an iPod Nano. Once I can finally dump my PC for an iMac, my little Apple ecosystem will be complete!
- 10-07-2011, 10:09 AM #23
I think ICS will add some nice things to android but it is more what do you want? The other OS's are always going to get updates and if you do not like one of them than you can switch to another. I don't think it will be groundbreaking but it will improve android alot in a similar way that new ios updates improve IOS.
- 10-07-2011, 10:10 AM #24
- 10-07-2011, 11:56 AM #25
The thing about Android vs iPhone and who outshines who is a silly comparison. They're two different phones for two different consumers. Most people who buy an Android phone don't typically even consider an iPhone and vice versa.
The people who will get impacted the most are people who are upgrading to their first smartphone. This is where the "hype-train" comes in. If there are signs posted up all over the Verizon store about the "Prime" then the people who are looking at their first smartphone will probably get pushed that way. Unless salespeople push them another way....