The Truth about iOS and Android: Youtube video series

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Bateluer

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Part 1: Galaxy Nexus and iP4, overview and discussion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiY1kSTHZw

After using an iPhone for 30 days, I realized that Android has a much more polished UI and more intuitive features. Things were much more difficult to do on the iPhone then they were on Android. This is the reason why I created this video series. I want to show the flexibility on Android compared to iOS.


Part 2: Fanboys complained, and the Nexus was swapped out for a Galaxy S Fascinate, running 2.2 & TouchWiz. :p

Vs the iPad 3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayx4XsBaJBI
 

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nm, getting myself out of this thread while I still can.
 
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I used an iPhone 3gs for 3 years. I enjoyed it.
I'm using a Samsung note now and I'm not sure I will ever go back to Ios.
I'm enjoying the freedom of my device and using it how I want to.
 

dguy6789

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Neat video but I thought that was all common knowledge by now. iOS has been in catch up mode to Android since the OG Droid came out. iOS has been about being smooth and simple; it has never been about having a lot of features or functionality or flexibility.
 

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First sentence: ...customization...
Second sentence: ...customization...

I was very sure where the video was headed after just 30 seconds into it...

...and wow, I think I am starting to develop an ability to see the future.
 

Dulanic

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Oh this is going to be entertaining :)
 
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TuxDave

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Oh this is going to be entertaining :)

And I have to say I have used an iPhone before.. but I never knew you couldn't buy and app and use it between iphone & ipad and you had to buy it twice?

Are you sure about that? When I update software for my iPhone, I read the patch notes and in it they mention adding some features or fixing bugs when used on an iPad. I'm pretty sure (with the possibility of exceptions) that the work model is that you buy an app for iOS and it works on iPhone and iPad. At least for 100% of the apps I have, that's how it works.
 

Bateluer

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This thread will be locked by the end of the day.

Likely, but it won't be from my comments. :p Apple fanboys are a touchy bunch, but amusing to watch.

lol is that really true?

Reading the comments posted to Part 1, looks that way. Fairness though, the Galaxy Nexus isn't a very common Android phone. He could have chosen a Galaxy S2, thats the number 1 selling Android phone. Going with a Fascinate was simply him running it in. :p
 

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I used an iPhone 3gs for 3 years. I enjoyed it.
I'm using a Samsung note now and I'm not sure I will ever go back to Ios.
I'm enjoying the freedom of my device and using it how I want to.

Word of Caution - if you rooted your Android Device ... you may not want to use it for accessing emails (especially if that your primary contact email for financial transactions). Google has advised against it. So big red flag.
 

Dulanic

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Are you sure about that? When I update software for my iPhone, I read the patch notes and in it they mention adding some features or fixing bugs when used on an iPad. I'm pretty sure (with the possibility of exceptions) that the work model is that you buy an app for iOS and it works on iPhone and iPad. At least for 100% of the apps I have, that's how it works.

Yeah I don't know... was just a line he said in the video and I may have misunderstood id.
 
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Neat video but I thought that was all common knowledge by now. iOS has been in catch up mode to Android since the OG Droid came out. iOS has been about being smooth and simple; it has never been about having a lot of features or functionality or flexibility.

Not common knowledge at all. I'm just a casual smartphone user. My last upgrade before my Note was a 3gs 3 years ago. All I had heard was how difficult it was to use android and it wasn't as smooth and what not. I never did any research I just believed it was true. I was wrong.
Now after 1 week with my note there is no going back.
 

Red Storm

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Are you sure about that? When I update software for my iPhone, I read the patch notes and in it they mention adding some features or fixing bugs when used on an iPad. I'm pretty sure (with the possibility of exceptions) that the work model is that you buy an app for iOS and it works on iPhone and iPad. At least for 100% of the apps I have, that's how it works.

It may be 100% for your selection of apps, but it's definitely not like that in the App Store. There's enough of them that you can't even call them exceptions (same thing with the Android market). These greedy devs need to stop trying to nickel and dime users, but I guess that has become the mobile OS way.
 

Dulanic

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I fight that battle with my sister every week.

Why is it always the sisters? When my sister visited she would make jabs at my android phone every time she had a chance. Yet she would have a dumbfounded look every time I did something and it was just simple. Ex, press the address in web browser and it would pull it up in maps and give me directions.
 

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I'll view it when I'm out of work, but I don't see it changing opinions of people who are set in the OS they prefer.

As for ease of use, its really dependent on what you're used to. When I moved to Mac OSX from Windows, I was scratching my head quite a bit. Now I feel like its a pretty easy OS to use.
 

alent1234

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the guy is an idiot, normal people do the same things with the iphone in half the time it takes him
 

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I had a totally opposite experience as the guy in the videos. I went from an iPhone 4 to a Motorola Atrix and switched back as soon as iPhone 4S came out. I never used widgets except the toggles for for Airplane mode or WiFi. Anyways, after tinkering with the phone trying out different ROMs and what not I decided that Android wasn't for me. I don't know how ICS holds up since I haven't used it for an extended period of time but back then I was using what was available. I liked the 4 inch screen of the Atrix but I hated the display, I could literally see pixels or whatever those red dots were on the screen.

So besides the 4 inch screen that sucked and the customization I never fully used, the only thing that was different between the iPhone 4 and the Atrix were the Apps and this is where I think iOS trashes Android. During the period I bought my Atrix there was a game that was released called Dungeon Hunters 2. It was released both on Android and iOS so I thought "cool lets go download it and use this dual core!" So I searched it up and it didn't even pop up in the Android market so I thought what ever I'll just buy it off the site and sideload it. Well it turned out the game didn't support the Atrix, WTF. I have a top of the line Android phone and Gameloft doesn't even support it? As I dug deeper I learned there were many apps that didn't support my phone and honestly it was a totally new thing for me coming from iOS. This sucked because I play a lot of games on my phone and not having games available to me turned me off from Android.

So October rolled around and I bought the iPhone 4S and sold the Atrix. I didn't customize anything, I had 3 Home Screens with nothing but toggles and app icons, the UI smoothness/animations were crap, most of the Apps I wanted weren't supported, and the phone felt like a toy because it was covered in plastic and made squeaking noises in my pocket (yes srs).

Now Android was clearly not for me but that doesn't mean it was bad. I know a lot of people who have Android phones who love them and that's great. I used a Galaxy Nexus and it was pretty good compared to the Atrix I had last year. With everything said and done both of the OS' are not perfect but for my specific needs I prefer iOS more.
 

MrX8503

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In my experience, the avg Android user doesn't use widgets or even know what they are. Every Android user that I've come across only used one panel/page, which is the home page. If they want to use an app, they bring up the app drawer. Totally inefficient, but then again the avg consumer doesn't really bother to learn anything.
 
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