Discussion in 'Techforge' started by Tex, Sep 12, 2012.
Now I can't delete the post!
But I can still delete the rep...
Not with six minutes gone by, you can't!
Apple protects you from teh dirt
Too bad 'Tarsdorf' is a few kilometers away from Fucking. Which is an actual village in my home state of Upper Austria. Which does have a problem with it's signs getting stolen by tourists every few weeks.
Of course we all know what Apple thinks of 'porn'.
I didn't think a 3GS could upgrade to iOS6. iOS4 almost killed my 3GS. Then I upgraded to the 4S when it came out and of course it's back to smooth operating.
It's on the list.
3GS can upgrade to iOS6 but the Ipod Touch 3rd Generation (the same hardware as a 3GS) cannot update to iOS6.
It did. And I got it to synch. Zone alarm needed adjusting for the multiple programs Apple runs for this stuff.
Yeah, but the fashion industry is fickle.
I bought my first Smartphone the other day, a HTC Desire C, for about a third of the price of an iPhone 5. And I'm at a loss to know how the iPhone would be in any significant way better.
Wow, Lotus Notes is so much better than the type writer and ledger I've been using, I don't understand how Office could be any better!
What such improvement is there with the iPhone?
I have an htc desire and I would say one of the things is the responsiveness I see in apple products. They seem to have more sensors or something so that when you touch it it brings up what you want, not something next to what want. I have small Ingres I notice this.
I speaka small Ingres....
Fuck if I know, never owned one.
However if you just bought your first smartphone ever then you have no real basis to claim what you have to be more than good enough.
Depending upon the chips in the HTC phone, the iPhone may run faster and have more RAM. Even if the components are equal, there's a slight edge to the iPhone in terms of UI design. HTC's Sense UI is very good, but the one problem with Android vs. iPhone that I've noticed (and Google employees have admitted) is that Android doesn't always make it easy to find important settings and functions, while iOS generally has important settings easy to find. IME, the hard-to-find settings and functions in iOS tend to be ones that are nice to have, but don't seem really essential to operating the device, while in Android, the settings and functions I really want to find, tend to be located in non-obvious places.
This isn't to say that one operating system is superior to the other, after all, every person values things differently, so what's an important function to me, might not be an important function to someone else.
Touch screens, like the displays, on smartphones, have resolutions. The resolution on iPhones tends to be higher than that of Android phones. What this means is that you have to have your finger more centered on something on the display of Android phone, than you do on an iPhone. Apple also has a large number of engineers tweaking the chips used in iPhones to make them more responsive to the functions of the iPhone. Google has apparently started doing something similar with Android (instead of tweaking the chips, they tweak the software) in the Jellybean version of the OS, but that's not available for many phones at the moment.
If iPhone users (and I've spoken to several of these) are unable to give me substantial reasons, then I suggest that I do.
I'm not sure "better responsiveness" or the others I've heard such as "slightly larger screen" are worth paying anywhere near thrice the price.
It's just all about convenience for me.
At home I have a windows pc with multiple monitors. I have the time to customize it however I want, deal with quirks, seek out the ideal software for tasks etc. When I'm out and about with my phone if I want an app for something its convenient to just know that everything will just work.
You're going to pay the same amount monthly for your smartphone regardless of the brand, so why not invest in the phone that offers a much better user experience? If I buy an iPhone 5 right now, it'll only cost me $200 with a two-year contract. That's not expensive at all. I'm sure similar deals are available where you live.
Having an iPhone 5 is like driving a Mustang. Going for the HTC Desire is like settling for a Ford Pinto. In the end, did you really make the best decision?
Question for the Android users. How often does it seem like your phone is left behind when the latest version of the OS is released? Jellybean is out now, how many Android phones and tablets can actually run it and how many are stuck on the last version? Does fragmentation hurt your user experience or is it an over hyped issue touted by Apple fans?
Contrary to the "you can never upgrade!!!!" argument, my Android phone has gone through semi-automatic upgrades with noticeable improvments in speed and functionality over the last two and a half years that I've had it. Plus I wouldn't consider myself a super-super user of my phone, just using it for the basics like phone calls, internet, maps, and a mini ereader, so I'm not dependant on having the very latest tech.
My iPhone 5 began it's journey from China on Friday and finally hit the states this morning!!
I'm not on a contract. I bought the phone outright and only pay for what I use.
The iPhone 5 has been a disappointment and who really wants to be locked into Apple's closed source world any way? The best argument for not buying an iPhone 5 which I have seen is this:
samsung galaxy s4
- Exynos 5450 2.0 Ghz (28nm)
- Mali T658
- LPDDR3 2GB Ram
- eMMC Pro Classe 1500
- 16 mp 1080p camera
- 4,5" display ClorOled (358 ppi)
- battery 3200 mAh
Release date: 1st quarter of 2013. Probably either very late Jan to mid Feb.
I guess whatever works for you. In retrospect, I probably would've opted for a less powerful phone with a much smaller monthly bill, and just gotten something like the iPod Touch or a tablet on the side to run all the "cool" new apps out there.
I'm holding off on buying the iPhone 5. Samsung has definitely won me over this past year, and I can't wait to see what they have to offer in the coming months.
I've been an iPhone user since the first one in 2007. With that said, the Samsung Galaxy is a great phone.
As soon as you get to a phone that runs 4.0 or higher, you won't notice much of a difference.
It's overhyped to be sure. There are only a few phones that are running Jelly Bean, but it's not really a big deal as Jelly Bean was more evolutionary than revolutionary. Even then most people don't really know or care about the differences between operating system versions, afaik most apps work in 2.2+.
Diehard android fans can install whatever the fuck OS they want. The rest of us don't really care as long as the phone works.
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