Just wanted to mention; it's actually a 800 MHz processor
Oh that is wonderful! Behind the curve after they had a chance to catch up!
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Originally Posted by djjroc007
"It's always the same arguments. Citing 20 different phones, 100 different features, who has what first, etc.... It's the same on both sides of the argument. It all boils down to preference... Both sides will fight tooth and nail to make their points heard. But nobody can deny the fact that no matter what Android OS you're on, or what phone ( HTC, Samsung, Google, Motorola, etc ) they are never compared to each other or previous models, they are all compared to the iPhone. Since that is true, you gotta ask yourself, if Android is so much better regardless of manufacturer, then why? It's not apple or "iSheep" making these comparisons. It's rating companies, magazines, and media making these comparisons. The iDevices do, and always will stand alone. And every new phone will be compared to it. I don't think less of Android users... There is an argument to be made about anything. My personal preference is the iPhone ( being someone who as had and used both OSs and Android on several different platforms ). A lot of argument comes from people, and developers, who have never even owned an iPhone. Maybe just played with one in a store or tooled around on a friends. As iPhone users/developers/jailbreakers, we all agree that Apples restrictions to content is for the most part bull****. So to argue that one is better than the other from a downloadable content standpoint is valid. But I prefer the solid foundation that the iPhone provides. I think the OS is better implemented and that the hardware is superior to any competitor. Since I am able to jailbreak my device, I can install any software I choose, and again in my opinion is better than any content available in the Android Marketplace or on the stock Android OS. The rest is pure marketing. Are there pros and cons? Depends on what you need your device for. The simple fact is, Apples iOS is designed specifically for the iPhone. There are not 50 platforms. Android is open source so any manufacturer can add whatever feature sets they want to the OS. I think that's the biggest downfall, but that's how these companies sell their devices and try to set themselves apart from other manufactures. Android/Google don't care what features they add or what hardware manufactures install the OS on. The manufacturers pay to use the OS. Same with windows phones/computers. There is no quality control other than applications and software extensions have to meet minimum requirements to get licensing. All these manufactures have is themselves to compete with and usually offer up 1 "premium" model thats build to retail markup is ridiculous because for the most part, they use the cheapest commercially available hardware that meets spec sheet, not actual, performance standards. They put it all together in pretty cases with impressive looking feature sets then install a OS that was not designed to work on that particular hardware setup. Then they box it and ship it. That's why the UI is fragmented, but it's got a lot of appealing features that people gotta have. They tend to ignore the performance issues because they got all these bells and whistles on a 4 inch screen. Some features are useful innovations, but they come from developers outside of Google. Google buys software and implements it. Apple is not so open to outside development, but like Android, most of the innovative features were inspired from the developers in the jailbreak community and rewritten by Apple to work with the hardware. The point is, everything Apple is designed and implemented internally and each component is built by vendors to exacting specs. Much more quality control which produces a much more solid device. They have control over everything right down to the batteries and it is all designed with performance and durability in mind, they don't cut corners. The build to retail margins are much different... That's why they are more expensive and carriers are taking a hit selling them at contract prices even tho those prices are 2-4 times greater than Android based phones."
CRUSH. KILL. DESTROY. SWAG.
Again, he misuses fragmentation. And he even mentioned the Galaxy Nexus by name in his first comment. Google of all companies, have specifically tuned ICS to work with the Nexus. It's their flagship phone. The OS was designed for that specific hardware. And because I doubt you know Java from a frappuccino, you must tune almost every aspect of the Android build to work for your device. You don't just whip on a build of Android and pat yourself on the nuts, it takes coding knowledge. Which you have none of. Yes not all Android devices are on Android 4.0. Not all iPhone originals are on iOS 5.1. That's asinine. Manufactures have the option to put GB on over ICS because they think there device will be quicker, more stable. and an all around better experience. Which by your incorrect definition of fragmentation... But I digress, I'm sure I would have already lost this guy at "Manufacturers have the option...".
And WE don't compare horse **** to the iPhone. Phone reviewers do. And they do it because every idiot and their brother ogles over the iPhone. Hahaha in your words "it's a marketing strategy...". Everyone is programmed to revere the iPhone, and by comparing AND CRUSHING it, people can have a better understanding of why it is an overpriced orphan turd.
The fact that he referred to Apple's iron communist fist over hardware and software as a good thing is enough for me to stop reading. I mean damn. That's just awful. If you look at communism from an "on paper" perspective, it makes perfect sense. Equality for all. If everyone had the same as everyone else life would be much better. But that's just downright not how the majority of the world works. And Android is the majority. Which I guess is even better for hipsters, eh? He even had the audacity to try and defend Apples price point. That's bull**** and you know it.
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Man, I could cut and paste this stuff back and forth all day....priceless! Don't want anyone to have an aneurysm though I have to thank you guys for the rants though, cause I have learned a few things today (besides not to argue/debate with an iSheep). Apart from you guys making my phone awesome, and me disliking apple, I really didn't know a whole lot of this stuff to be able to use as a compelling argument with my iSheep friends when they make comments or posts like that. But, the Twain quote does pretty much sum it up.
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