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09-02-2011, 08:19 AM #41
my friend keeps shoving his android phone in my face saying that he can play the n64 emulator on it and i cant why cant we get the n64 emulator that runs smooth
Last edited by matrixhunter; 09-02-2011 at 08:23 AM.
09-02-2011, 08:52 AM #42
If you want to compare what can be done between iPhone and Android, both with root access, you sir are fighting a losing battle. How about custom roms and kernels, overclocking, dual booting fully functional linux distros, sideloading apps straight out of the box, NO DEVELOPER FEES, and the list goes on. Droid does a lot that iPhone doesn't do(notice I didn't say the iPhone can't do these things, only that it currently does not). I would assume now people would say that the iPhone doesn't NEED any of that, but at the end of the day it is all subjective.
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09-02-2011, 09:10 AM #43
09-02-2011, 09:59 AM #44
STOP CALLING IT 'iPhone 4S!" It's just like the idiots saying that the iPhone 4 might be "iPhone 4G" and then justifying it by saying that nothing was confirmed yet. Sure: nothing was confirmed, but it sure-as-sh!t wasn't going to be named for a network technology it didn't contain!
"4S" is unlikely because it forgets that a "cut down" version is neither the fourth iPhone nor the speedier "S" version of the fourth. It would be silly to call it that when it is a genuinely different phone. The only scenario where I can see it would be if there were an iPhone 5 and a slightly speedier but cheaper iPhone 4S with minimal enhancements released at the same time. That would be something like an iPhone 4S with a faster-clocked A4 and HSPA vs the iPhone 4 having a slower A4 and HSUPA and the iPhone 5 having the true upgrade with multi-core A5, increased storage and system memory capacity, etc.
Edit: Looks like I was wrong. I believe that, as rumored, Apple fully intended to release an iPhone 5 at the same time and the iPhone 4S was to be the cheaper cut-down version compared to the iPhone 5, but this "significant investment" Sprint has made where they "bet the farm" was likely buying exclusivity. We'll see when the iPhone 5 is truly launched. If I'm right, it'll be mid-cycle, for sure!
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09-02-2011, 10:07 AM #45
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09-02-2011, 10:33 AM #47
Grammar police ^^^
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09-02-2011, 11:00 AM #50
Back on topic: Apple has increased battery life with every new iPhone and I doubt this one would be any different but considering the iPhone4 already has some of the best battery life of any smart phone on the market I don't think that's really a glaring necessity. All of the upgrades to the processor and camera are merely to compete on paper against the Android phones and barely seem necessary from a performance standpoint. So really the biggest improvements are going to come from a larger screen, hopefully not at the expense of becoming a huge burden like many Android devices though becoming thinner would certainly combat that, and from iOS5 which appears to have some major improvements. My biggest concern isn't even with this phone, it's with the next one. Is Apple going to get back on the June release cycle? Will the next iPhone support LTE? If both answers are "Yes" then I'd probably bypass getting the "5" and wait for the "6" but with Apple there's always that unknown.
But either way i cant get the 5 cause i cant upgrade yet i think i might as well wait for the 6
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09-02-2011, 12:10 PM #51
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09-02-2011, 01:27 PM #53
Doesn't look to bad. At least it still has a home button.
09-02-2011, 05:13 PM #54
1. Widgets. I meant TRUE widgets, not this crap they are calling widgets in iOS 5. While some may hurt battery life, it really depends on what they do. If they are constantly pinging some server for information, sure, it's no good. If it's something like a a music player widget, that is a non-issue. One can also set widgets to pull data only when desired. I generally set my weather (and such) to update when I unlock my screen. No sense in it updating every minute while I am not looking at it.
2. Custom roms. Plenty of these are more stable and feature rich than what manufacturers produce. One of my favorite features here is desktops. Say I use different apps while at work han while at home. I can set up my desktops and switch between them. The apps and info I need at work is presented to me instantly when I am there. When I am home, I see the things I like/need for play time.
3. Flash. Apple nerds say it's crappy. I say it runs just fine on sites that need it on my Android device. I also say I know how to disable flash if it is truly causing problems.
4. App integration. Any app can have control over any part of your phone (with your knowledge and permission). Apple has evolved here, but still can't hold a candle to Android. A great example is Google Voice. Use that on Android versus iOS and you will instantly know what I mean.
5. Alternate keyboards. You have a choice to decide what you want on your keyboard. Swype is a beautiful thing too!
6. Ability to install apps from anywhere (with user permission). It's a little ridiculous (and I am not even sure how it is legal) that Apple locks you into using the Appstore for installs. Sure there is Cydia, but you technically void your warranty to gain access. On top of that Apple tries everything in their power to lock out Cydia ever OS update they release.
7. Drag and drop media. Why do we still use a synicing program to get something as simple as a new song on our devices? Why can't I use multiple computers to put various media onto my phone?
8. Voice control. It's better in every way on Android, although rumors are it will get much better with iOS 5
9. GPS. The navigation app puts to shame anything iOS has. And here's the kicker. It's FREE. It's like iOS's maps app on crack. Turn by turn, 3D renderings in many large cities, street view, all in one working together seamlessly. The closest thing iOS has is a cydia tweak to allow maps to send address data to navigon or tomtom.
10. Call quality. I've used Android devices on Sprint and ATT. Both sounded better than any iPhone (and I have had every iPhone since launch) , with a slight advantage going to Sprint here (likley just CDMA versus GSM network differences here).
11. Battery life seems to be a hot topic. With android you can see exactly what is draining your battery every day and nip it in the bud.
I have put an HTC EVO 4G and iPhone 4 toe to toe (have had each for more than a year). Their battery life is almost identical in moderate to heavy use with a slight advatnage going to the iPhone. Turn off widgets, or set them to update less frequently, and they are identical. The iPhone does have a far longer idle time battery life. I suppose if you like staring at your phone sitting on the desk and doing nothing with it, iPhone does truly win here. I am not one of those users who just has the phone, I actually use it, so I cannot say idle time matters much to me at all.
There are plenty of things that I enjoy better on the iPhone 4, such as browser quality, screen quality, tons of games, updates, etc. I can probably make a list as long as I did with Android. Doesn't mean there aren't areas where Android truly excels though.
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09-02-2011, 07:35 PM #55
Save the circle home button!
09-02-2011, 08:32 PM #56
Hey guys I just noticed, the iPhone icon in iTunes under "devices" looks like this icon. I am running iTunes 10.5 beta, but I think it's the same on all of them. Check it out.
09-02-2011, 09:24 PM #57
A quote my father uses: "A beggar can't be choosey." just let that sentence sink in.
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09-03-2011, 08:13 AM #58
Trolling would be if i bash on a device i dont own i currently own an iphone 4 myself and had it since the first day im basing everything on my experience with the phone and i am making suggestions
Last edited by matrixhunter; 09-03-2011 at 10:39 AM.
09-10-2011, 04:36 AM #59
Android Boy is right. I love my iPhone 4, and have had all gens. of the iPhone and iPad. Android devises in the end give more functionality than iOS devices. Low level access is needed for alot cool things and most jailbreaks just don't give it. I prefer IOS over android but I am not blinded like most of Apples' cult like following. You can bash a persons grammar, (this is called deflection when you don't know how to respond) but at the end of the day his points are very valid. And by asking what you are asking you obviosly have never spent any time with an andoid device. Please educate yourself and your foot would never end up in your mouth. Jailbreaks are getting fewer and farther in-between, android manufacturers are unlocking the bootloaders, you can do the deductive reasoning. If you truly understand what it means. A horse with blinders only can see ahead, they only hear the footsteps of the one passing them. Chew on that.
True tech advocates try all options extensively before naming their device or o.s. of choice. I don't need anyone to explain their point of view to make up my mind.
I would never tell someone what their choice should be......everyones preference is exactly that. Doesn't mean it's the best. Opinions are like [email protected], everyone has one. My dad taught me that one.
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