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02-05-2011, 09:44 AM #41
Lol, I almost feel bad for all these people, but at the same time I just can't. They are getting an iPhone which is great for Apple sales, but now they're in a 2 yr contract with a phone that isn't 4G capable and its predecessor coming out shortly.
Good luck Android
02-05-2011, 01:33 PM #42
Wow, can you get you get any more ignorant? If you are using data, that doesn't mean you will miss calls and texts on ed-vo. The calls and texts take priority. It's the other way around....if you are on a call, you you can't surf. Moron...
For all of you who are acting like not being able to talk and surf at the same time is such a big deal, maybe you should ask yourself not only what Verizon customers lose, but also what they gain. Seeing as how most of you are clearly with AT&T, I will answer that for you (I'm a recent AT&T to Verizon convert). I drive A LOT around my city for work and with AT&T, I would lose 3g probably 5-10 times a day (which I thought is normal since I've been with AT&T for about 9 years). When I switched to Verizon, I was anxious to see the difference so I took careful note of how often I lost 3g the first week or two and guess what? I literally went 7 days before the first time I saw it drop 3g service. I was blown away because I was so used to thinking "sweet, I have 3g here" and now, I get disappointed when I lose 3g, which is seldom because that is not the norm with Verizon. Personally, as much as I need my google maps to work along with Pandora/Grooveshark, I need my 3g coverage more than I need to talk and surf at the same time. As with anything else, you have to consider what is best for your needs. Why bother asking things like "why would anyone be okay with losing the ability to talk and surf at the same time?" Pick what is best for you and don't worry about everyone else....and until you've had both, don't judge. You may be the one "losing out", and you don't even know it.
That's just one reason I am happier with Verizon vs. AT&T. The other main reason....I got tired of having to jailbreak my damn phone just to be able to do anything useful with it (and there are no other phone on AT&T better than the iphone currently). Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed it the first time I jailbroke my phone, but having to update, jailbreak, rinse and repeat, it got old quick. Now I have a Droid X which does everything out of the box. If I want to change the way my keyboard looks/functions for instance, I can change it and I don't have to wait for some dev team to come up with a hack for the current OS version. Is it more open/less secure than an iphone? A stock one? Yes. A jailbroken one? No. Let's face it, if we were using stock iphones, then we probably wouldn't be having this discussion on ModMyi. So, the answer is no, it's not less secure...or even less stable. My jailbroken iphone was just as stable/unstable after 6 months as my Droid X after 6 months. So what I said about Verizon vs AT&T holds true to Android vs Iphone. Don't judge unless you've had both. You may be the one "losing out".
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02-05-2011, 08:57 PM #43
ok. I just need to say something. I have had every iphone since the original came out. I have loved my iphones. But last month, I was bored and thought "why not try out android?" I bought an OLD htc leo hd2, which comes with winmo, flashed android 2.3 to it, and, 1 month into using it, can guarantee that I will never go back. I used to be like you guys, bashing everything non iphone and laughing at android. But now I'm laughing at how limited iOS is. Seriously guys, give android a try with a good phone, you wrong regret it. My phone cost me 150 bucks and has better specs than the iphone 4. It's overclocked to 1.5 ghz. It runs flash. The screen is bigger. The OS is smoother (yes, really). And the market is huge. All I'm saying is that you guys shouldn't bash something that you clearly have never used. That is all.
Lol why did my post get deleted..
nevermind, it showed up again once I posted that..
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02-05-2011, 09:31 PM #44
good for verizon!
02-05-2011, 09:35 PM #45
02-05-2011, 09:48 PM #46
I love the "open" statements
02-05-2011, 11:25 PM #47
They also likely don't know what they are in for in terms of network load because they THINK their network is the toughest of the tough. It probably isn't and we will soon find out exactly how tough it is and I'll be back here telling all the Verizon switchers "I told you so" as well as the rest of my comrades who stayed with AT&T.
02-06-2011, 02:40 AM #48
Are you serious? Ok. Built in wifi hot spot, endless customization out of the box. How can you modify the look of your iphone without a jailbreak? Oooh, wallpaper. Stock roms often come with bloatware as you call it yes, but since the os is open source, devs create roms with optimized settings and apps, for example without the htc sense ui which I dislike. But some people like it, and that is the beauty of it, you get to choose. The entire source code of the android os is viewable to anyone, making the progression and development easy and possible for anyone to do. Not sure what you mean about open source being bs .. What's the bs? It IS open source. And how about flash? How about having anything on your phone that apple doesn't want there? How about media management without itunes? How about a desktop with something other than endless square icons everywhere? How about a WIDGET? How about voice control that actually works? Built in turn by turn navigation that works just as well as the expensive iphone apps like tom tom. I could seriously go on and on all day. Tell me something, have you tried android? no? That's what I thought. I have tried both, this is no biased fan boy rant. In my opinion, android is for people who like to do what they want how they want, if that is not who you are, and you prefer to be forced to do everything a particular way, or else be forced to jump through apples hoops to be able to do it, then clearly iOS is perfect for you. And I'm no android fanboy. Like I said, I've had every iphone and loved it. But then I gave android a shot and saw what I was missing. I just think what is stopping apple from world domination is their undying need to control everything that their customers do. Google gets that, and operates in a nearly opposite way. apple is north korea, and google is the united states. Environments aside, where would you rather live?
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02-06-2011, 03:43 AM #49
Please have the consideration to use the carriage return once in a while.
Have you not heard about something called impact - or even readability ?
That's what the carriage return is for.
Though from the look of it, it's not worth the bother of reading anyway.
02-06-2011, 10:47 AM #50
I feel sorry for people like you. You won't even listen because of some misplaced sense of self righteousness. "He doesn't use the return key....surely his thoughts aren't worth hearing."
Oh, I used the return key a couple of times for you...just so the conversation could continue and you could be included.
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02-07-2011, 06:14 AM #51
I decided to try out am Android device just befroe i upgraded to iphone 4. Got the Samsung Captive. LOVED Android...hated the phone. As soon as they release hardware i like with Android, ill make the switch again.
02-07-2011, 06:29 AM #52
You had the choice to ignore it, but chose to butt in and continue to derail the thread.
Way to go, hypocrite.
If inconsiderate posters aren't publically asked to rectify their errors, neither they nor other posters guilty of the same thing will ever learn.
02-07-2011, 04:31 PM #53
I'm not here to pick fights. Hell, I wasn't even intending to get into a flame war in the first place. All I was trying to say was that people here should stop putting down android when they have clearly never tried it. It is on par with iOS at this point at the very least, and has always been, and likely will always be, more open to the user, which is something I value above many other things.
I honestly feel like the problem is that android is an operating system, and iOS is more (or less, depending on how you look at things) than that. iOS is tied to ONE phone, updated yearly, and nothing else. The exclusivity of Apple's mobile operating system to this one high-end phone cannot be compared to the wide distribution of Google's android to hundreds of phones. Why? Because a lot of those phones SUCK. You cannot compare a G1 to and iphone 4, and I think that a lot of people who do not know any better tend to do that. It is like a computer. My Dell Dimension from 1995 running Windows XP is not the same as my custom built quad core super computer running Windows XP, not even close!
If any of you have not checked out android on a good phone- The Evo 4G, the myTouch 4g, the Droid Incredible, or even the Leo HD2 (cheap price, nice specs) to name a few, then do yourself a favor and do it. If you don't like it, then go back to Apple, no one is stopping you. But don't put down something that you have not tried, as doing so only breeds the type of fanboy ignorance that litters the vast majority of iphone AND android users.
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02-07-2011, 05:20 PM #54
use widgets, etc. Some people want a simple, smooth, functioning phone and a stock iphone is the answer for that. Others, like myself, want to use a smartphone to it's fullest potential without walls, and without having to hack it. I believe Android is the answer for that. It really depends on what you want and your experiences. If someone wants to share their opinion, so be it. Don't criticize them for it just because it hurts your ego to hear that something else was better in their opinion. The fact is, all Shooger was trying to say (and continues to say) is that he gave Android a shot and was pleasantly surprised. He then recommended that others do the same before they judge, which is always sound advice in general. Some will like it, others won't...but you won't know until you try it. Until then, why bother putting down something that you have no experience with?
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04-13-2011, 07:48 AM #55