- 09-14-2012, 10:16 AM #51
- 09-14-2012, 11:17 AM #52iMore Intermediate
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According to the Android developer site (link below) only 21% of the Android user base is on ICS, and that's almost 11 months old. Worse, 80% of the user base is on an OS 2 years old or more. What good are software updates if you can't get them on your phone. Microsoft is even worse, imagine people have recently purchased Win 7 phones which will not be upgraded to Windows 8. The latest Android phones have some nice features, but the overwhelming majority of users will never see them.
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as for the OS please it looks diff because they skin it pure android looks the same as it has it just has diff features with each release so in a sense whats so new looking there nothing just like IOS features are being added to the software so i can say i am tired of the same pure google look plain with a bunch of widget apps
to each his own i just don't get what all the fuss is and surprise oh apple didn't wow us with a radical design then show me the android phone that could whoop this iphone in build and looks. he drops the mic and walks off stage peace..
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- 09-14-2012, 03:04 PM #61
It's just not a dedicated LED on the front, but the flash LED on the back. It flashes three times when you get a notification, rather than being a little red light that just stays on. Someone at work uses it, and it freaks people out whenever it goes off.
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- 09-14-2012, 03:12 PM #62
As a current android user I am not upset at all. In fact I liked it, I liked it alot! I liked it so much I didn't order one, I ordered nine! All of our employees had various android devices, and they were ok but they were all different. It gets really old managing all the different versions of android and different shells (touchwiz,motoblur, etc.) You get really tired of the How do I do this questions that you can't answer without seeing the device. Now everyone will be on the same consistent and stable platform. We were sold on the 5 as soon as we saw it. I even like the new connector. I always hated the wide 30 pin connector on my ipod. Apple ready or not here we come! Goodbye android!
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- 09-14-2012, 07:03 PM #70iPhone Nanite
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I've been an Android user for several years and still will be - for 6 more days. I've been totally fed up with the horrible performance and constant issues with my Droid X2 that I've been waiting for this day for a while. Don't get me wrong, I like the concept of Android - it just isn't working. I'm a software engineer and don't have any fear of rooting my phone to try to fix problems, but why?? I've had this phone for 10 months and hated it for the last 6. A lot of the current issues might be solved by ICS, but VZ and Moto decided that 6 months after bringing out a brand new phone model that it will NEVER get an OS upgrade. Really?? iOS 6 will be available on all iPhone models back to the 3 - next week. That's how to support your customers. I had my iPhone 5 on pre-order at 3:13ET last night and as of next Friday will be an iPhone owner forever. Just hope some of those loyal Android fanboys are looking for a like-new DX2 when it goes on eBay next week...
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That's the beauty of Apple.
Because we have large consumer base. There's really a crazy load of benefits
like one you mentioned above. It's consistent.
2) If you're out of juice and desperately need it. Pop by any Apple retailers and steal some juice :P I did it twice in 7months lol.
3) Cases. All innovative designs flood the iPhone market. Although I hate cases a lot. They take the beauty off my iPhone.
4) Quality. Customer Support is top notch. Your phone is failing? No problem. Let's swap a new one for you!
5) It's features last. at least two years before it becomes obsolete.
6) Re-sale value to upgrade. Depreciates at most 60%.
- 09-14-2012, 09:19 PM #73
Apple never stole from the competition. All Apple has done is limit the competition. When a company invented something, what did Apple do? They bought. This way, Apple theoretically invented everything. These are usually the companies that licenses out their patent to other companies. It's explained on Steve Job's Bio. Steve Job was almost too smart to buy out all those companies.
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