Source: Business Insider
quote: almost half of Android users are unhappy with the stability of the OS, and are planning on switching to the iPhone when their contracts are up
quote: And I agree Gingerbread is dated but its better than older iterations of iOS.
quote: Plus I don't believe all iPhones run iOS5 or iOS6.
quote: iOS 5/6 is supported all the way back to the 2009 3GS.
quote: ...is nothing compared to blocking entire Android OS upgrades when the hardware is relatively recent...
quote: iOS hasn't changed since 2007 (visually) where as WP is completely new and modern (2 years old) and Android 4.0 brought a completely new interface.
quote: If Android isn't so solid, why do 61% of smartphones run it? iOS is very long in the tooth.
quote: I think that you'll find that most of the high-volume Android phones are the cheaper ones. So 61% of smartphones run it because they're cheap phones that run a free OS.
quote: Surely you don't just sit there cooing at the sparkly UI all day?
quote: Several things need to happen for Android to reach parity with iOS.
quote: Now that Android is pretty much perfected - the core system, there is no more need for iOS. Android surpasses iOS now. Android evolves and is fresh and new all the time. It is more capable than iOS and much more interesting. Android is now just as reliable as iOS ever was.
quote: Carriers should not be in the hardware/software equation!!!
quote: ps. i don't hate google, i just expect more
quote: Samsung. Give me a bullet point list of things that the iPhone can't do that I want to get done and fair enough, you can have my money.
quote: Don't give me a list of s*** "shake to update" that is just a different implementation of something every phone can do to get round patents.
quote: Don't give me s*** like "removable battery" where the only practical use for me would be as a way of hard-rebooting a crashed OS. I got bored of that s*** in the 90's.
quote: Don't give me "standard Micro USB", a port that was never engineered to have a big phone levering against it in a dock and breaks easily.
quote: Don't give me the security cluster-fuck that is NFC. If somebody is going to rob money by brushing against my pocket I'd rather they did it the old fashioned way.
quote: A list of things I give a crap about?
quote: Forget about my wants and tell me what x or y phone does that my phone cannot do.
quote: Thats true, in fact lets get rid of digital banking altogether, lets just all keep cash on us like the old days because people can just hack your bank accounts. I have had this feature for awhile now, and it is very useful, especially since google wallet now lets you use any card. In fact, it keeps you from having to carry all of your credit cards on you, so it makes it harder to steal your credit cards than if you physically carried them. Maybe you should look into the security of the google wallet before you knock it, believe it or not it doesn't just send out all of your cc info to anything that requests it. You have to have the screen on and enter the pin, but since your iPhone doesn't have the feature its much easier to just knock the feature.
quote: The A6 is the first Apple SoC to use its own ARMv7 based processor design. The CPU core(s) aren't based on a vanilla A9 or A15 design from ARM IP, but instead are something of Apple's own creation.For a while now I'd heard that Apple was working on its own ARM based CPU core, but last I heard Apple was having issues making it work. I assumed that it was too early for Apple's own design to be ready. It turns out that it's not. Based on a lot of digging over the past couple of days, and conversations with the right people, I've confirmed that Apple's A6 SoC is based on Apple's own ARM based CPU core and not the Cortex A15This is a huge deal for Apple. It puts the company in another league when it comes to vertical integration. The risks are higher (ARM's own designs are tested and proven across tons of different devices/platforms) but the payoff is potentially much greater. As Qualcomm discovered, it's far easier to differentiate (and dominate?) if you're shipping IP that's truly unique from what everyone else has. Now we get to see just how good Apple's CPU team really is.
quote: What that list represents to me is how Samsung is innovating not copying and how iOS is stagnating.
quote: Simply, no one cares about the Galaxy line of phones except for tech-oriented geeks, and I mean that as lovingly as possible.
quote: 1.) I just say the name of the app and it opens.
quote: 2.) You also have shortcuts slide to the right to get to apps then click on a letter and it brings up the alphabet click on the letter to where you app would be under and your right there. Little to zero scrolling or having to remember on what page is that icon?
quote: 3.) - If its an app you use a lot you tile it and with the resizing of the tiles now even more on the screen. But if it has live tile abilities now it can give you information without having to click on it.
quote: 4.) Some tiles will now display micro information on the lock screen telling you weather or not you need to unlock the device to check.
quote: In all why do you worry so much about little Microsoft if the phones are so bad? Why waste your time telling anyone how bad you think they are if they aren't a threat?
quote: Im around 1.5 years on my Windows Phone has Zero reboots hows your device doing or do you have to upgrade every 3 months? Even then my question still stands. How many times has your device hung or frozen? That was unacceptable in the Windows days why is it acceptable in Android?
quote: Now that were on the same hardware
quote: Why does he worry so much about Android?
quote: If Google was smart then they'd take some control back from carriers and then maybe they'd have something even better.
quote: Right because tight control and closed garden approaches captured 65+% of the smartphone market? Wrong.
quote: Sure, you can root and install your own ROMs, but it is easier to jailbreak iOS
quote: There are icons next to the app name in the list - disaster averted but why didn't you know that if you know so much about the Windows Phone?
quote: I find 10 pages of icons and nested folders to be a waste but then lets go back to Windows 3.1 days of Apps and folder navigation. Living in the past?