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  1. Simon's Avatar
    I have a galaxy tab for android, a HD7 for WP7 and have a blackberry playbook on the way. I like playing with other OSes but always come back to iOS.
    2011-04-30 01:29 AM
  2. Stray's Avatar
    I just out MIUI on my galaxy s
    2011-04-30 01:30 AM
  3. dale1v's Avatar
    I just out MIUI on my galaxy s
    i haven't done any modding to my S2 yet; I don't even know if I want to. Everything I want so far is already there, lol.I hear Touchwiz before the S2 was total crap, is this true?
    2011-04-30 08:07 AM
  4. Stray's Avatar
    touchwiz in general sucks.... i do like the new touchwiz 4.0 tho but i just loaded sense on my galaxy s
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-04-30 08:43 PM
  5. Imahottguy's Avatar
    Since all of my "smart" phones have always been iphones, I just can't get used to Android. It truly feels like a Dev version of a Linux phone. Meaning, the interface has absolutely no flow to it, like all of the elements where put in backwards. But then again having a hardware button that serves as a back button, and one that serves as a right click literally makes no sense. Obviously I have some heavy bias, but I am also a consumer. If Android wants more iConverts, then they are going to have to do a whole lot more than say that its better because it's open source. Honestly, I could give two craps about how "open" a mobile OS is. The average consumer doesn't realize that you still have to root Android just like iOS to get the cool geeky hacks that we all love. The only difference is that Apple plays cat and mouse. Also, the reason iOS is so un-open is so that a consistent user experience is all but guaranteed. A great example is that for Android, you have to actually get an app that will help better manage the open tasks, since the default multitasking slows down many devices greatly. I love the concept of Android, but the execution fails.
    And it will be like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC that's within a mall that's inside your dream!
    2011-05-05 02:30 PM
  6. <(O)> Device's Avatar
    Since all of my "smart" phones have always been iphones, I just can't get used to Android. It truly feels like a Dev version of a Linux phone. Meaning, the interface has absolutely no flow to it, like all of the elements where put in backwards. But then again having a hardware button that serves as a back button, and one that serves as a right click literally makes no sense. Obviously I have some heavy bias, but I am also a consumer. If Android wants more iConverts, then they are going to have to do a whole lot more than say that its better because it's open source. Honestly, I could give two craps about how "open" a mobile OS is. The average consumer doesn't realize that you still have to root Android just like iOS to get the cool geeky hacks that we all love. The only difference is that Apple plays cat and mouse. Also, the reason iOS is so un-open is so that a consistent user experience is all but guaranteed. A great example is that for Android, you have to actually get an app that will help better manage the open tasks, since the default multitasking slows down many devices greatly. I love the concept of Android, but the execution fails.
    Agreed. I've owned every iPhone an I've tried out an android phone before and to be honest it's a cool concept but if my phone gives me a headache every time I want to do something I think I'll just buy an old school radioactive 80s cellphone. iOS is a great OS because it's user friendly and with the enormous help of the Jailbreaking community it's given it a more open feel to it. User friendliness plus a more open OS gets my vote every time.
    2011-05-05 02:43 PM
  7. dale1v's Avatar
    Since all of my "smart" phones have always been iphones, I just can't get used to Android. It truly feels like a Dev version of a Linux phone. Meaning, the interface has absolutely no flow to it, like all of the elements where put in backwards. But then again having a hardware button that serves as a back button, and one that serves as a right click literally makes no sense. Obviously I have some heavy bias, but I am also a consumer. If Android wants more iConverts, then they are going to have to do a whole lot more than say that its better because it's open source. Honestly, I could give two craps about how "open" a mobile OS is. The average consumer doesn't realize that you still have to root Android just like iOS to get the cool geeky hacks that we all love. The only difference is that Apple plays cat and mouse. Also, the reason iOS is so un-open is so that a consistent user experience is all but guaranteed. A great example is that for Android, you have to actually get an app that will help better manage the open tasks, since the default multitasking slows down many devices greatly. I love the concept of Android, but the execution fails.
    The bias shows.
    Like linux, Open Source Android is treated as the lowest common denominator, and vendors often set up the UI and behavior to their individual specifications. Motorola's semantics may not be the same as that of Samsung or Sony Ericsson. The semantics of two linux distros Gentoo and Ubuntu are not the same, but if you don't like the semantics of Ubuntu, would it be correct to dismiss gentoo entirely because of that experience? It should be noted that packaged with the OS is a bunch of settings for the user, and seperate interfaces exist on the market (a lot without the need to root).
    The interface is akin to any modern day smartphone or OS. Applications -> Menus with submenus. I'm a massive, MASSIVE UI whore, and if it was anything like how you described, I would definitely be the first to complain.

    Since Android 2, the OS has come with standard task manager that handles standard (true) multitasking, which on my phone is opened by holding the home button. Due to the nature of multitasking, If you keep on opening apps and leaving them open, the phone will slow down (like any computer). The fault lies not with the phone, but with the user for not managing their apps correctly.

    I can try stock iOS on one device and say "ok, THIS is what it's like across their range". This IS what Apple does. Maybe if Android was set up identically on a limited set of similar devices, then i'd see where you were going with this...but it's not...

    I don't know, I switch Operating Systems frequently, so I guess switching between one environment to another is easy for me?
    Last edited by dale1v; 2011-05-06 at 12:37 AM.
    2011-05-06 12:30 AM
  8. Stray's Avatar
    iOS>Android>Blackberry>Symbian
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-05-06 12:31 AM
  9. dale1v's Avatar
    iOS>Android>Blackberry>Symbian
    meh, I disagree with that, but Symbian is definitely at the bottom. Isn't WP7 pretty good now as well?
    2011-05-06 12:40 AM
  10. Stray's Avatar
    oh forgot about wp7 lol. Ok new list iOS>Android>WP7>BlackBerry>Symbian

    the only reason WP7 is third is because they are still fairly new iOS first because they put the i in OS I still love my galaxy s
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-05-06 12:43 AM
  11. Simon's Avatar
    Id agree with that, though never tried symbian.

    iOS>Android>WP7>webOS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>blackberr y
    2011-05-06 12:44 AM
  12. Stray's Avatar
    Symbian is what is found on newer touchscreen nokias
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-05-06 12:45 AM
  13. Simon's Avatar
    I know what it is. Just never tried it so cannot comment on it.
    2011-05-06 12:45 AM
  14. Stray's Avatar
    Oh yeah it is one of the worst os's out there until they do major work on it
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-05-06 12:46 AM
  15. Simon's Avatar
    Id probably still put it above blackberry then. At least the OS that comes on their phones. The playbook one is a different story.
    2011-05-06 12:47 AM
  16. Stray's Avatar
    Wait why that doesn't make sense to me sorry
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-05-06 12:48 AM
  17. dale1v's Avatar
    oh forgot about wp7 lol. Ok new list iOS>Android>WP7>BlackBerry>Symbian

    the only reason WP7 is third is because they are still fairly new iOS first because they put the i in OS I still love my galaxy s
    Then mine would be:
    Android because I'm a lazyish tweaker with OCD and I can change my default apps easily (PowerAmp OBLITERATES any other portable media player) > iOS > Blackberry >









    Symbian. Symbian is so bad.

    havent tried WP7 for more than 30 seconds so I don't know, I like the UI at least.
    2011-05-06 12:48 AM
  18. Stray's Avatar
    ill try poweramp never heard of it before
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-05-06 12:49 AM
  19. Imahottguy's Avatar
    The bias shows.
    Like linux, Open Source Android is treated as the lowest common denominator, and vendors often set up the UI and behavior to their individual specifications. Motorola's semantics may not be the same as that of Samsung or Sony Ericsson. The semantics of two linux distros Gentoo and Ubuntu are not the same, but if you don't like the semantics of Ubuntu, would it be correct to dismiss gentoo entirely because of that experience? It should be noted that packaged with the OS is a bunch of settings for the user, and seperate interfaces exist on the market (a lot without the need to root).
    The interface is akin to any modern day smartphone or OS. Applications -> Menus with submenus. I'm a massive, MASSIVE UI whore, and if it was anything like how you described, I would definitely be the first to complain.

    Since Android 2, the OS has come with standard task manager that handles standard (true) multitasking, which on my phone is opened by holding the home button. Due to the nature of multitasking, If you keep on opening apps and leaving them open, the phone will slow down (like any computer). The fault lies not with the phone, but with the user for not managing their apps correctly.

    I can try stock iOS on one device and say "ok, THIS is what it's like across their range". This IS what Apple does. Maybe if Android was set up identically on a limited set of similar devices, then i'd see where you were going with this...but it's not...

    I don't know, I switch Operating Systems frequently, so I guess switching between one environment to another is easy for me?
    I have tried several different Android devices, and have found all unintuitive. I will hand it to google for the widgets on the homescreen, but that would be about it. You are right, Android is not the same across the board. The crappy thing I've noticed with that being the case is that since each manufacturer and/ or carrier heavily modifies the interface, some phones never see an update, even if there were a critical security alert. That definitely is not awesome. Let's see how many regular updates the Xoom gets. My guess would be one top, likely none. To each his own, and I found Android to be unintuitive and ugly. But I did not spend a week with a phone/tablet to form a solid opinion. This is based off of my limited, but enough, time with the OS.
    And it will be like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC that's within a mall that's inside your dream!
    2011-05-08 11:03 PM
  20. Stray's Avatar
    XOOM is pretty nice TBH. I liked it almost as much as the iPad
    2011-05-08 11:04 PM
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