Anonymous, 07 Dec 2011The Google android software is not productively effective as iOS. There are many hardware wit... moreThat is true. For a developer, i don think they would be keen to cater the need for every unique platform running Android. This have not including number of new phone with bigger resolution coming up like Samsung Galaxy note. having force close and hanging issue
Nick, 07 Dec 2011Quite possible that Android is on top of iOS in pure numbers. But, after having had two Androi... moreInteresting! After installing IO5 on my much loved iPhone 4 the phone became laggy and would often freeze. I purchased a Motorola XT910 RAZR because i had to do something! I was blown away by the speed, battery life, and availability of apps, and the spectacular engineering of this Kevlar masterpiece! ... What an amazing phone! Easily the next level!
Now i understand why Apple is trying to sue anyone who challenges. I do love Apple gear but the world outside Apple looks increasingly amazing!
AlanJ, 07 Dec 2011I think Eric Schmidt has every reason to be optimistic. Just a year ago, the amount of quality... moreWhy would Apple compete on price? Silliest comment really. I cant see how a phone that is considered premium, and is doing extermely well, and also changed the game like it or not, would change the price to match some shitty plastic phones that sell for peanuts. The marketing strategy seems to be working ok for apple, hence all the stores.
My mum and dad know apple, my mum and dad dont know what android is, and they own SGS2s.
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2011The Google android software is not productively effective as iOS. There are many hardware wit... moreIos is an app tray. Period. The user interface allows you to scroll from left to right and open an app, that's it. You can't view your calendar, music playlist,(agenda), weather, emails, or text messages on your home screen or customize them to whatever view that makes you feel comfortable. Its easy for an OS to be smooth when its only job is to scroll.
Nick, 07 Dec 2011Quite possible that Android is on top of iOS in pure numbers. But, after having had two Androi... moreCompletely agree. I have an iPhone 4S and a SGS2 in front of me as we speak. Obviously my 4S is worth twice what my SGS2 costs. And it really shows in the quality of experience. The SGS2, unsuprisngly, has a much larger audience due to its low cost, and obviously we are talking about the premium android device, its only down hill from there.
really though, you cant compare the quality of the devices. All the games I have on iOS just look so much better, behave so much better and are more stable. My SGS2 gets so hot when playing Asphalt 6 also. iPhone has no problems and the battery is better too by some margin.
To me its a no brainer, if i was younger though and didnt have the money, the android would be the one I would get (or buy for my kids).
I don't get it. Why are we at this again? IOS powered devices are more of a status symbol and Android devices are for the big crowd, who would like to enjoy the freedom of their software. I have an SGS2, my wife has an Iphone4. She is considering getting another phone becouse she is having issues with it (occasional lag, battery issues....and bsod!!). So don't even bother to start telling me that IOS is sooooo much more stable and faster than android, because it's not.
Eric Schmidt is not the CEO of Google, he is the Chairman. Larry Page, the co-founder of Google is now the CEO.
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2011you wish iOS was better. I don't wish, I know. As nice as Android is on my SGS2, it just doesn't compare with the intuitive and easy to use iOS. There's more app innovation from third parties too.
Still waiting for instagram to debut on Android :(
The Google android software is not productively effective as iOS. There are many hardware with top specs but are not in harmony with the android OS and as such result in far less benefit to people investing thier money in android phones. This will remain so for a very very long time.
I think Eric Schmidt has every reason to be optimistic. Just a year ago, the amount of quality app releases on the Android Marketplace were few and far between. Today, many major devs release simultaneously (or close to) on iOS and Android, and there even a few that are releasing on Android first. If current trends continue, and we have no reason to think they won't, Android Marketplace will dominate its iOS counterpart by the end of 2012 in total number of apps available, number of apps released weekly, and in platform exclusive apps.
Apple seems to think that intellectual property litigation can stop the juggernaut that is Android (by going after the hardware manufacturers), however that strategy is proving to have little, if any, real effect on Android device sales. If they really want to stem the tide, they should start competing in the areas where Android is current beating them, and that's cost and variety. By now, Apple should have had at least 3 varieties of iPhone on the market, with one catering to the low end (the iPod Nano/Touch crowd), one catering to the mid-range (the iPhone 3GS/4 crowd), and one to the high end (4S and above crowd). In this day of smartphone lust, the average consumer wants to upgrade their phone at least once a year. By the time Apple releases the iPhone 5, Android will have seen the release of multiple quad core devices with PC-like CPU/GPU power, full HD screens, 12MP+ cameras, and every other lustworthy item in the spec column ticked off, and all will be priced less than the iPhone 5. They simply cannot compete.
Nick, 07 Dec 2011Quite possible that Android is on top of iOS in pure numbers. But, after having had two Androi... morewell if limits of iOS is ok for you,good luck with that castrated os ;) and I think 2 phones you had was lowest class android phones,and even maybe eclair versions :)
BlacKcaT, 07 Dec 2011to start with im not an iFanboy or android fanboy, but how many android devices are out there ... moreNot fair? I didn't know there were rules governing how many devices a manufacturer could release. I also didn't know these rules didn't apply to Apple. Apple chooses not to release more devices because they don't like to consumers choices. But here is the real news flash. If apple released Iphone 4S alongside Iphone 4T....4S sales would decrease. The the whole claim about the volume of phones on the market is pointless. Releasing more devices would only cut into apple's pie.
Nick, 07 Dec 2011Quite possible that Android is on top of iOS in pure numbers. But, after having had two Androi... moregotta agree with you, only reason im not with with idevices is the small screen and the lack of features and design of it, u cant really have it your way with iphone, one thing i hate is icons all over my screen android gives the user to have it or not, its all up to you!
i use dumb phone like motorola gleam and carry ipod touch. it gives me best value for money :D
a symbian in its oldest days, apple is unique, all andriod device and vendors (samsung, sony, motorolla, etc...) are fighting one device iPHONE, and they say andriod :D
that really makes me lough hhhhhh
Blankman, 07 Dec 2011Fair comments about iOS. It's just better.
Android works fine on high end phones, but I've... moreWhen an apple device or app crashes, you don't notice it cause Apple don't give any error messages. Apple doesn't feel it's important that the users knows. The app will crash in the background or the system will just ask you press the powerbutton instead of the "threatening" warning errors you get from other OSs.
So the notion that IOS etc are more stable is just like a lot of other sting applerelated, fake.