1. RavenSword's Avatar
    So right now I have a IPAD 4, IPAD mini, and a nexus 4.

    That means I'm in two completely separate ecosystems. I like the ipad a lot as a tablet. I think it's better as a tablet than the android tablets are.

    However, I think for what I want in a phone, I'm liking android maybe a bit more than ios right now.

    But here's the thing, this is kind of a headache. Not only do. Have to rebut apps on both, but I don't have that seamless ness that I would have if I had all iOS devices (ipad, ipad, etc.) same would be true if or android. You do get benefits from sticking to one ecosyestem. (Like synching web browsing.)

    Do you guys only use iOS for your phone and tablet? Or do you guys mix and match.
    07-14-2013 05:53 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    So right now I have a IPAD 4, IPAD mini, and a nexus 4.

    That means I'm in two completely separate ecosystems. I like the ipad a lot as a tablet. I think it's better as a tablet than the android tablets are.

    However, I think for what I want in a phone, I'm liking android maybe a bit more than ios right now.

    But here's the thing, this is kind of a headache. Not only do. Have to rebut apps on both, but I don't have that seamless ness that I would have if I had all iOS devices (ipad, ipad, etc.) same would be true if or android. You do get benefits from sticking to one ecosyestem. (Like synching web browsing.)

    Do you guys only use iOS for your phone and tablet? Or do you guys mix and match.
    I use a BlackBerry Z10, an iPhone 4S and I used an SGIII until I sent it to my niece. I'm now down to the Z10 and the iPhone 4S until I get the iPhone 5s when it comes out. I also have an iPad.

    I actually like the variety. Most of my apps are free so it's not a big deal. The apps I buy are not that expensive so it doesn't bother me to have to buy again.

    Like I said, I really like the variety and the different approaches to doing things between the three platforms.
    07-14-2013 07:13 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Not any more. Before I purchased a 4S, I had an iPad 2 and an HTC EVO 4G.
    07-14-2013 09:31 AM
  4. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    My daily drivers are a BlackBerry Z10, iPad 3, and Nexus 7, with a little iPod touch 5 thrown in from time to time. There are pros and cons to each device and OS, but I do enjoy using them all. I tend to use cross platform services (ie. Dropbox, Evernote, Kindle) that sync via the cloud on all of my devices, and a good number of them are free. I try to be smart about buying games by figuring out which devices is better suited and that I'll most likely be playing on and buy it for that particular OS. Same with apps. If I do have to re-buy, no big deal...they're typically only a buck or two, well worth it for something you use daily.


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    07-14-2013 09:54 AM
  5. jclisenby's Avatar
    I don't see a point in using multiple ecosystems. Everything I have is Apple and all my devices work together. I can't imagine having to spend money to invest in 2 ecosystems that don't work together.

    Everything I use is Apple. MacBook, iPhone, iPad, iPod, AppleTV.

    The only things I have that aren't Apple are my Samsung TV's and my Kindle. Samsung makes the best TVs, but if Apple made them, I'd gladly switch. And Apple doesn't make e-readers, so my Kindle is a must have.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    07-14-2013 10:07 AM
  6. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I am pretty much all Apple, but I do have a Nexus 7 I use from time to time. I also have a Blackberry Playbook, but I only use that for a desk clock at work.
    07-14-2013 10:21 AM
  7. Tilman Mueller's Avatar
    Right now I have to switch between iOS and BlackBerry OS7 quite annoying.

    If the iCloud support for BB10 was better I might only use one device but so far I haven't heard anything 100% positive on that topic. Sadly the reception on my iPhone 4 is very limited, especially in closed buildings.
    07-14-2013 11:04 AM
  8. atvedge's Avatar
    Prior to last week, I used an iPad, Lumia 928, and a Windows 8 laptop. I also have a MacMini and a Dell desktop. The Mac Mini runs OSX and Win 8, the Dell desktop is Win8 only with VM running Linux from time to time. For the longest time, I refused to commit to anything. The past few years, however, I decided to invest in the Windows ecosystem (minus the iPad, because when I bought it, there were no alternatives I would have considered worthwhile).

    I've been somewhat of an evangelist for Win8 and WP8, and for the most part, I love both (Probably didn't hurt that for work I was doing some programming in Windows). However, for some aspects of both, I absolutely LOATHE them! It really gets frustrating at times. I recently moved to an iPhone out of necessity (There's a thread in in the iPhone 5 forum), and I'm strongly considering moving to the Apple ecosystem. It's just a much cleaner world than the alternatives, and as I get older, I'm finding that I don't care for customizing everything and just want to turn on and go! I don't think Android/Chromebooks give you enough flexibility (Chromebooks aren't quite up to snuff with Windows and Apple), and Win8 is not getting the things I feel are important nailed down quick enough.

    I love gadgets and tech, which is a curse and a blessing. I always know what I'm getting into, but I'm always getting into something new - something that I'm trying to get away from. My friends love it, because I can give them great recommendations....lol.
    07-14-2013 11:09 AM
  9. RavenSword's Avatar
    I'm just trying to think how I can more easily sync android and ios. When I buy my new phone, I. Going to have to buy a unlocked phone, so I'm debating buying the HTC One google play edition or a unlocked 32gb iPhone.
    07-14-2013 01:59 PM
  10. Tilman Mueller's Avatar
    I'm just trying to think how I can more easily sync android and ios. When I buy my new phone, I. Going to have to buy a unlocked phone, so I'm debating buying the HTC One google play edition or a unlocked 32gb iPhone.
    I actually only know Google as some sort of solution to this problem. I'm not quite sure if or if not the iCloud CaldDAV/CardDAV "Workaround" from BlackBerry can work on Android.
    07-14-2013 02:58 PM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm just trying to think how I can more easily sync android and ios. When I buy my new phone, I. Going to have to buy a unlocked phone, so I'm debating buying the HTC One google play edition or a unlocked 32gb iPhone.
    Just to chime in: I don't see the benefits of running vanilla android
    on the HTC One if it isn't going to have HTC features. At least if
    you're spending that money on a phone, the 32gig iPhone you
    mentioned wouldn't be lacking things it was intended to do.
    07-14-2013 02:58 PM
  12. Tilman Mueller's Avatar
    Just to chime in: I don't see the benefits of running vanilla android
    on the HTC One if it isn't going to have HTC features. At least if
    you're spending that money on a phone, the 32gig iPhone you
    mentioned wouldn't be lacking things it was intended to do.
    That's true! I've read that the vanilla version dosen't support those fancy speakers.
    07-14-2013 03:04 PM
  13. atvedge's Avatar
    That's true! I've read that the vanilla version dosen't support those fancy speakers.
    I think it supports the speakers. I read/watched a review where they mention Beats Audio is still there. It's just missing some of the camera software functions and things like BlinkFeed. I prefer vanilla android, but that's because the user experience is so drastically different on each device with the OEM skins.
    07-14-2013 03:24 PM
  14. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    That's true! I've read that the vanilla version dosen't support those fancy speakers.
    I believe it still does use Beats. Other than that, nothing else.
    07-14-2013 03:38 PM
  15. Tilman Mueller's Avatar
    I believe it still does use Beats. Other than that, nothing else.
    Sorry, you are right.

    They covered it at Android Central: FAQ: The 'Google Edition' HTC One | Android Central
    07-14-2013 03:43 PM
  16. haxrnick's Avatar
    I bought a nano sim adapter and go between my iPhone 5 and my HTC One.

    Yes, Beats is on the GE HTC One.
    07-14-2013 04:24 PM
  17. RavenSword's Avatar
    I kind of hate that I have sort of a hive mind way of thinking (that everything needs to be same ecosystem.)

    I like android phones, but I have noticed lately some apps crashing or freezing. But I don't know if that's due to the hardware I'm using or if that's just android.
    I just thought it might be more expensive to do android for phone and ios for my tablets.
    07-14-2013 06:40 PM
  18. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    I'm just trying to think how I can more easily sync android and ios. When I buy my new phone, I. Going to have to buy a unlocked phone, so I'm debating buying the HTC One google play edition or a unlocked 32gb iPhone.
    My relevant devices are iPad, iMac, work Windows laptop, HTC One. I use iCloud to keep everything except the One in sync, then the One syncs with Outlook.
    07-14-2013 07:32 PM
  19. EauRouge's Avatar
    As far as phones go, Im using a BlackBerry Z10 right now. But I do have Apple devices, a macbook, ipod and ipad. I had an iphone5 for a while before I sold it. I dont mind the ecosystem sharing, largely because I use a particular device for the OS
    07-14-2013 08:26 PM
  20. Good OL MC's Avatar
    I go back and forth between a 4S and a HTC One with a Windows PC for my desktop. It doesn't turn in to to much of a headache for me. Contacts sync with Google, photos sync with Dropbox, notes sync with Evernote - the trick is to work with services that give a good cross platform option.

    The better question is: what are you trying to accomplish and how do you do it?
    07-14-2013 08:46 PM
  21. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I'm just trying to think how I can more easily sync android and ios. When I buy my new phone, I. Going to have to buy a unlocked phone, so I'm debating buying the HTC One google play edition or a unlocked 32gb iPhone.
    What kind of information are you trying to sync? You can use Evernote for notes, Wunderlist for to dos, Box or Dropbox for cloud storage, and a service like Outlook or Gmail for contacts and calendars.



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    07-14-2013 09:09 PM
  22. mumfoau's Avatar
    I don't now but I have used both. Galaxy S3 was my last Android device and I loved it but I have so many items from the iOS ecosystem that I sold it and reactivated my 5. Had the S3 twice!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
    07-14-2013 09:18 PM
  23. RavenSword's Avatar
    What kind of information are you trying to sync? You can use Evernote for notes, Wunderlist for to dos, Box or Dropbox for cloud storage, and a service like Outlook or Gmail for contacts and calendars.



    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    I'm talking about stuff like my Web browsing syncing between devices (that only works if I use the chrome ios app, but it doesn't perform as well as safari does obviously.) and content I purchase like videos and apps.

    I like playing games on either my ipad mini or ipad 4 more than on a phone because if the bigger screen size, but if I ever want to play a game I paid for on ios on my phone, I have to re buy it on the play store (assuming it's even on the playstore) same goes with video content I purchase. Although, again, I prefer watching video on my tablets.

    Maybe I just figured that since I already own 2 ipads I might as well get a iPhone to complete it.

    I just didn't think the android tablets were on part with ipads, so I went the ipad route. UT hopefully doing so doesn't lock me out of using a android phone if I want to.
    07-14-2013 10:28 PM
  24. jlarkins08's Avatar
    I use my iPad mini and htc one everyday for my daily drivers have an iPod nano in the car for music and portability at school.. The htc one is a great phone and my iPad gives me my iOS fix so I'm covered on all angles!


    Sent from my iPad Mini 32GB using Tapatalk
    07-15-2013 12:40 AM
  25. mulasien's Avatar
    Just to chime in: I don't see the benefits of running vanilla android
    on the HTC One if it isn't going to have HTC features. At least if
    you're spending that money on a phone, the 32gig iPhone you
    mentioned wouldn't be lacking things it was intended to do.
    IMHO, one of the bigger appeals of vanilla Android on a Google edition of the HTC One is the fact that it will receive more regular updates vs. the regular One running Sense. Being that HTC has a *horrid* track record of supporting their phones with future updates, it would be (in my opinion) an acceptable trade off to give up any HTC exclusive goodies in return for a phone that will actually see Android 5.0 and beyond, cause it sure ain't gonna happen on the non-vanilla Ones.
    07-15-2013 09:42 AM
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