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Android VS iOS The Truth about Apple and Google's OS **Complete Series**

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Wicked4u2c

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So I was going to do a 6 part mini series but due to time things are on hold. However, I decided to at least get things rolling. Depending on the feedback I get I will either complete or scrap the project. Anyhow, next time this argument comes around Android VS iOS just post this video. Believe me, this was just the beginning of something really big!

Part 1



Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5


**BONUS FAQ SESSION**

 
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I am going to pass this on to all my friends who are still in the iOS is better frame of mind.

I have used Android for <1 year now, and everything is simple.

Have tried using iOS from time to time when messing about with friends phones, and things Android performed in a click of a button, required multiple clicks with the iOS.

I have to admit, I am not a big fan of Apple; I like how they look - but I hate how they function. They are far from simple.

Really hope you <strikeout>plan</strikeout> have time to expand and finish of the series.
 

Wicked4u2c

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I am going to pass this on to all my friends who are still in the iOS is better frame of mind.

I have used Android for <1 year now, and everything is simple.

Have tried using iOS from time to time when messing about with friends phones, and things Android performed in a click of a button, required multiple clicks with the iOS.

I have to admit, I am not a big fan of Apple; I like how they look - but I hate how they function. They are far from simple.

Really hope you <strikeout>plan</strikeout> have time to expand and finish of the series.


Thanks I have been getting a few PM's and E-mails to finish the series and I am getting more pumped about it! Specially seeing how I left out so many important features that people use every day...

For example, sharing a simple website with your friends and family on Facebook (or any other Social Network that is not Twitter) is something that can't be done on iOS. If your browsing on Safari and come upon a great article that you want to share, you can only share on Twitter, E-mail and, Messaging. You would have to copy the URL, load up Faceboook then paste it and click on publish.

With Android, the sharing capabilities depend on what apps you have installed. I can share to my Dropbox, G+, Facebook, Docs, etc.. with just one click of a button.
 
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thebobp

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I say definitely continue the project. I'm kind of sick of the kool-aid going around. Sharing!
 

Wicked4u2c

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Wow, I am happy that people actually enjoyed the video. This really makes me want to finish the series. I'll see if I can edit more next week and maybe in 2-3 weeks I will post part 2, stay tuned...
 

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I appreciate the video, but a lot of it is what YOU enjoy and what YOU think is best. Sure, android suits you better, but what about the things that effect everyone? IPhone caters to the general public as a whole, you can make android cater to your individual preferences, it takes tons of apps, oftentimes a root, and constant maintenance. For those who want a phone without the hassle, Iphone does great. You're obviously technically inclined and don't mind dedicating some time to phone maintenance. You seem to even enjoy it. Android is great for you, but all OS's have their target audience.
 

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Thumbs up. Ha have already shared this multiple times today to iPhone Stans who had no clue about these simple Android features. Even made my wife regret getting the 4s a couple months ago lol
 

z33dev33l

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Preferring Dolphin browser to Safari, do most really care? There's numerous other examples in the video. IPhone caters to the user, android gives you the option to cater to yourself which would be awesome but it requires a lot of searching and messing around. I'm not saying it's bad by any means. I've even got an xperia play on order, they just each have their target audience.
 
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OK....call me a troll, but regarding the OP's video link.....holy ****....I have a question. Why do people nowadays talk in a way where everything they say sounds like a question? Ironic, I know, I just asked a question. Maybe I'm being nit-picky....but really...do people? Really? Talk? Like this?

I hope someone out there knows what I'm getting at, because I am constantly losing faith in humanity, or atleast my fellow Americans when people talk in questions.

I should just start a topic in the Rant section? Like, right?
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    So I was going to do a 6 part mini series but due to time things are on hold. However, I decided to at least get things rolling. Depending on the feedback I get I will either complete or scrap the project. Anyhow, next time this argument comes around Android VS iOS just post this video. Believe me, this was just the beginning of something really big!

    Part 1



    Part 2


    Part 3


    Part 4


    Part 5


    **BONUS FAQ SESSION**

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    Bump for Part 5 and final episode, I appreciate all of the positive feedback you guys gave and was the reason why I decided to finish the series. Thanks again to XDA community and the awesome (most of them) members that it has. :D Please share these videos with everyone!
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    Ok, I'll admit I didn't read the whole thing yet, but my hands are begging to start writing my take on this matter:

    iPhones are shiny, and people have been brain-washed to believe they are the superior product without questioning whether this is true or not...

    My parents are definitely above average when using computers, but when it comes to phones they've never had anything fancier than one of those old nokias that could just make calls and perhaps text...

    I first switched my mum to a "futuristic" touchscreen phone, that she ended up loving! now, before she decided of her own volition to buy a Samsung Galaxy S, I had her try a relative's iPhone to see if she would prefer it over android... I asked her to switch on the wifi... let's just say I had to cut the quest short due to her eyes turning red with rage...
    Then she decided to open her own website (that I created) on safari that has a nice flash banner at the top, and the browser displayed a funny icon were that was supposed to be...
    She gave up and vowed never to use a touchscreen device ever again... then I showed her android... well the rest of it should be clear by now! :D

    It was my mum that convinced my dad to switch to android :eek:

    Well to keep this short, they now do everything with it, with ease and definitely without hating their phones... they even install new apps on their own (one day, out of the blue, I received a Viber call from my dad :-| )

    Here's my list of what I believe people are missing out by having an iphone:

    • Can't save files on it, everything has to be done either online or via iTunes (I shan't get started on that, I could never end...) It even lacks a microSD slot... even my microwave has a microSD slot, nowadays! (not really, just to make a point)
    • No swappable battery... I currently have an SGS2 with 2 batteries and a dock to charge both at the same time... so I can go for more than a day without worrying my battery will die!
    • No customisation whatsoever - it being different ringtones for every app, different launchers or preferred app to do tasks with like different dialer, sms, and especially the KEYBOARD!!! e.g.: I live in London and I'm on Three, the only company to provide a skype service that uses normal phone calls in Europe (I think Sprint does it over in the U.S.)! When I dial a number that isn't local, "skype on 3" pops out and asks me if I want to call using that instead... since I pay for a skype subscription for unlimited calls to all landlines in europe for £4 a month, I'd say it's well worth it!
    • No choice of phones: U either get the new iPhone, the slightly-older-with-no-real-improvement iPhone, and a yet older one... what if i want a physical keyboard? what if i want a bigger screen? what if I don't want to pay and absurd amount of money for a phone with technology that doesn't really warrant the price tag it has?
      With Android one has choice! want small? Sony Ericsson X-10 mini... want it with keyboard? X-10 mini pro! want a high end device with higher specs than the iPhone that still costs £100 less? Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC One X... want something you can draw on? Samsung Galaxy Note! u get my point, right? (same goes for tablets... Asus EEE Pas Transformer serie and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1)
    • No google integration... For instance, there is a gmail app for iPhone, but quite frankly it's just horrible... android has a BB messenger or apple's iMessage (or whatever it's called) too, it's called Google Talk! and it works even better, considering that u can use it on your computer IN A BROWSER just by going into your gmail! everything else just can't compare to that!
    • True, the iPhone's software design guideline have always been better, but now with ICS, android has caught up and surpassed! I mean, the iPhone's app design is still the same after years, at least Google make an effort to change! aaaanddd they don't try and make small things like "folders" sound like a magical revolution in your life!
    • No widgets! seriously?
    • and all this without having to jailbreak the phone!

    I could go on, but by now I've lost sensitivity on the tips of my fingers... I guess I got quite carried away, but I'm passionate about these things! :cool:
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    In my opinion iOS is better than android. I m a person who loves pretty things and everytime I look on my android i get sick of the design. Ok you can customize everything but you will never reach the design level of iOS.
    So my next mobile phone will be clearly an iphone.

    There's a button on all android phones that'll make it look like iphone. It's called all apps. :p

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    Preferring Dolphin browser to Safari, do most really care? There's numerous other examples in the video.

    Lack of ability to select your opener app does affect everyone, as do the inconsistency of the back button, lack of multitasking, increased number of steps to share data between apps, and "numerous other examples in the video" ;)

    IPhone caters to the user, android gives you the option to cater to yourself which would be awesome but it requires a lot of searching and messing around.
    You forgot, in this browser metaphor, that both cater to the user. It's just that one gives the additional option of self-catering, while the other just goes "don't like our catering? deal with it or gtfo."

    (Unless, of course, you aren't actually talking about the video content at all and are just back to your usual hijack-trolling, in which case gtfo.)

    sent from my Terran Command Center.