iLikeNote2, 24 Sep 2012Lol he had a crap phone. Would upgrade to an iphone 5 but when i saw the launch it put me off.... moreUnfortunately for you the tide is turning. The writer was not just an Android user but strong advocate on tech site, what he has experienced, many have also experienced, which is a frustrating upgrade process, clouded by uncertainty. Can Android fix it? Very unlikely. Can Android fix the fragmentation? Also very unlikely. This is why many Android fans are switching to iPhone and looking at WP8.
Info graphic from Mashable shows this:
iLikeNote2, 24 Sep 2012Cmon brynn...its everything. Would u buy a 1995 car or 2012 ones? Would u buy a crt Tv or an l... moreApple with single core..Someone cracked Mountain Lion to run on an atom 1.6GHz cpu..Thats how light Apple O/S is coding done to the extreme.
Just because the Apple system is not for you you dont have any right to bash it..You can keep your quadcores they are not any use..I would choose dual core 3.3GHz CPU over this Quadcore 2630QM 8GB RAM laptop i am using ATM.My dual core @1.8GHz laptop of 2010 is faster in some aspects due to the latency issue on the Level 3 cache on the quadcore,,even ripping a cd is 6minutes average slower on quadcore .
The SGS3 uses its quadcore for what i am interested to know....My next laptop i am going higher clock speed dual core over lower clock speed quadcore
at same price point.
Some folk will always be spec driven but coding is the ultimate quality..You can throw every bit of horsepower at a badly coded O/S and it still wont run fast.
[deleted post]Conveniently forgetting that many companies had years of experience in phones and iPhone came and took the market by storm. As it is, Apple maps is a great app, with nice vector based graphics, and turn by turn which wasn't there before. It is of course currently marred by a weak data set, millions of users feeding data, and Apple certainly working on the app will mean that Maps on iPhone can only get better.
brynn, 24 Sep 2012Specs are not everything ,SGS3 on JellyBean v Iphone5,, http://www.iphoneinformer.com/3345-... moreCmon brynn...its everything. Would u buy a 1995 car or 2012 ones? Would u buy a crt Tv or an led one? Would u buy a dvd player only or a blueray/dvd/mp3/dvix one? Would u buy an apple pc with intel single core or an intel quad?
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2012From Jason Perlow, a staunch supporter of Android who has finally had enough:
"What I'... moreLol he had a crap phone. Would upgrade to an iphone 5 but when i saw the launch it put me off..$199 for the phone? Thats a lie...obviously. And the features put me off and less tech. Great launch tough.
You can do less with iphone and thats a fact. Multitasking is crap and so-so restricted...unless jailbroken.
Sorry but thats how this phone is and it will be d same for years unless apple listens to their costumers not their pockets.
Specs are not everything ,SGS3 on JellyBean v Iphone5,,
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2012Lol at your ignorance. You do know that Google does the EXACT same thing? It is actually the R... moreLol at ignorance. 7 yrs google did and u think apple will catch up? Bet apple will copy streetview and patent it lol
At the end of the day, my firm opinion is that there is no ONE best smartphone, only one that serves you best. I like iPhone, but was previously a Palm, Sony and Nokia user. I have always gone for the phone that served me best, after carefully considering my needs and whether the phone served my needs best.
Android is actually fantastic in concept. And even in philosophy. The problem is that the implementation of the manufacturers leaves a lot to be desired, which is probably why Google merged with Motorola, as even Google conceded that like Apple, a great Android product would be through control over BOTH hardware and software.
mickey888, 24 Sep 2012People.... please stop trolling or bashing in this forum. It isn't polite. Some people like to... moreYep ur right about that mate...thats y iphones are made for old ppl, show offs and whats that word?....
There are also iFans havin a go at android forums...its a free world and without these ppl you wont even know how the other phone works X-P.
So be grateful u have a pretty phone with less features.
iLikeNote2, 24 Sep 2012Thata cool! Apple is so rich its letting ppl do the work. Apple maps is cloud base and google ... moreFrom Jason Perlow, a staunch supporter of Android who has finally had enough:
"What I'm trying to get at is there is a perfect image of what Android is supposed to be, what Google and Android's staunchest adherents purport it TO BE, and then there is Android as it is practiced in REALITY.
Android as it is being sold to you by OEMs and wireless carriers is a lie. It is Android interpreted and regurgitated as perverted scripture from false prophets.
If Android were practiced by OEMs and carriers from a "fundamentalist" standpoint, then we would have no such thing as fragmentation, and it would not take months or the better part of a year to receive software updates after the latest code from Google is released."
iLikeNote2, 24 Sep 2012Thata cool! Apple is so rich its letting ppl do the work. Apple maps is cloud base and google ... moreLol at your ignorance. You do know that Google does the EXACT same thing? It is actually the REASON Google maps is good, that is the data collected from users and search queries. Now however, that data and the search queries will npbe lost to Google and redirected to Apple instead. That's why Google has already submitted an app to Apple App Store. Lots of people will download Google maps as soon as it appears on App Store, but as Apple Maps improves, less and less people will do so.
In my opinion we are at a critical point for smartphones. iOS will probably maintain steady sales, but this may result in unchanged market share or even a reduction. WP8 however, will be the biggest winner at Android's expense with people switching wanting the benefits of iOS, but not fom Apple, with Nokia and HTC probably leading the way. Samsung will have to do more than just the ATIV if it wants a stake in the new WP8 world, or risk losing back share it won previously from Nokia.
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2012Maps is a version 1.0 product which is crowd sourced, just like Google Maps is. Difference is,... moreThata cool! Apple is so rich its letting ppl do the work. Apple maps is cloud base and google also used and still using their own ppl to go to every roads also ppl using google service that is costumers. Ovbviously it will take time for apple to get into google's position but good for apple in sorting this out. If only they ask the costumers first rather than their own petty reasons. Poor apple followers.
People.... please stop trolling or bashing in this forum. It isn't polite. Some people like to use the iPhone for ease of usage. Remember, only a small percentage are those you call as tech savvy, therefore suitable to use android.
In the iPhone forums, i don't see much complaints as regards to OS crashing, lagging, apps freezing. Unlike those you see at android forums... people encounter real problems after sometime of use.
With regards to resale value... here in the Philippines... 2nd hand iphones still get a good price... while android phones gets sold really cheap.
Its easy to get a standard update of ios for all iPhones. While android phones don't even get a decent OS update due to diversity of models & makes.
So everything really boils down to Ease of functionality & usage.
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2012U Havent read the news? Rolling out around the world as we speak... but guess they like to m... moreUnfortunately that's all Android has been doing, rolling out. As far as I have read, majority is still on Gingerbread, or haven't you heard? Is Jelly Bean going to be at 100 million users in a week? A month? Very doubtful.
Impressive figures for Android for sure, but the version breakdowns tell a worrying story for the platform. No wonder Android users are switching to iOS, and are also now very interested in WP8 with its instant upgrade.
oh god. Did you read today something different. Some users told that iPhone5 leaks light.
I just read the news here
iLikeNote2, 24 Sep 2012....and all its multitasking features like the picture-in-picture, NFC, s-beam and the more ad... moreApple products have always focused on technology that is widespread and practical to use. NFC is fantastic technology and if it spreads in a huge manner, then iPhone will probably adopt it. Of course for those who would prefer having NFC, then it would be better to buy other than iPhone. There is no single best phone just the phone that serves you best.