Sources: ACLU [complaint], AP
quote: Screw those suckers! i still have unlimited bandwidth and I will stream netflix all day on 4G!!!
quote: Not only that but also most Android phones are loaded with junkware before you even turn it on. Crap skins, crap UI additions, and applications that you can't remove. Unlike Windows there is no such thing as a 'fresh install.'
quote: Imagine if the recent Java patches that fixed huge security holes were delayed6 months because Dell or HP were whackin around trying to make it work on their heavily modified Windows laptops... its plain stupid and not safe.
quote: Faster hardware?? maybe at one point but not anymore
quote: Higher quality 4" screen while the rest of the industry moved to 4.6-5.0. And please spare me the "all you need is 4" argument cause it's getting old.
quote: Better build quality? IDK, iphone always feel pretty solid but there's plenty of choices now with solid build. The HTC One i played with actually feels much better than the iphone, has better screen, camera and overall a more exciting product.
quote: better apps? Almost all decent apps are cross platforms. A few unique apps for both platforms but the only time you can say apps is better is when you compare to W8 or Blackberry.
quote: Timely updates? So does google Nexus
quote: Does the iphone5 beat the LG Nexus 4 at anything?
quote: Oh, so its OK for you to call me liar, but not in reverse?
quote: your true motives have been outed.
quote: I can see it, dont call me a liar over it, I can see it.
quote: Once the GS4 drops it will be beaten. Of course, it remains to be seen how practical performance is and how well the GPU handles its resolution. Videos of the GS4 are all choppy so far (hard to know if it is the hardware or Android itself, we'll see).
quote: An sRGB calibrated IPS screen looks much better than an oversaturated AMOLED any day, especially when the best selling high end Android handset uses a cheap pentile matrix. Size is personal preference but 5" phones are too big for single handed operation. If you want a big screen then by all means get one, but display quality in most Android devices is substandard.
quote: The HTC One and DNA both have excellent screens and build quality, I really like them both. Calibration isn't as good as the iPhone's but its good enough, and it blows away Samsung's displays/build quality. No argument there.
quote: The best apps I use are platform exclusive. Going to another platform would mean a downgrade in quality or losing it altogether. Even most mainstream cross-platform apps are better on iOS (mainstream stuff like Flipboard or Yelp), and the biggest Android app news is usually when something ancient like Instapaper or Flipboard finally gets an Android port. Even some of Google's iOS apps are better than their Android counterparts (maps, voice search, gmail). And the best GMail client isn't by Google, same with the best Youtube client. They are called Mailbox and Jasmine, and they are both iOS only.
quote: Certainly, and I wish it was like that for all Android devices. Unfortunately the Nexus makes up a single-digit percentage point of all Android devices sold, hardly a relevant data point.
quote: Speed, battery life, LTE, display quality (Anandtech slammed the Nexus 4 display), applications, build quality, etc.
quote: you're right. This is not android's fault, this is the carriers faults. Apple somehow got around that probably because it's not open. But I only care as what i experience as the consumer so iphone wins here.
quote: Did you even read the article? I just glanced at it again to be sure but he praised the Nexus 4. The only thing he "slammed" the Nexus 4 for is the screen not being calibrated and a little on battery life.
quote: "While it's well-known in the security community that slow patching of vulnerabilities on mobile devices is a serious issue, we wanted to bring greater visibility to the problem,"
quote: How can that be? How does the more secure operating system end up being the target of the lion’s share of attacks and malware? Symantec merely notes that most mobile attacks don’t rely on operating system vulnerabilities, therefore there’s no necessary correlation between attacks and exploitable security vulnerabilities.
quote: The problem for the company is that the company made a (bad) decision years ago to cede control over Android to its business partners: the carriers and handset makers that sell mobile phones. That was all in the interest of fostering growth....That has meant putting security in the hands of those same business partners, even though they don’t bear any of the costs or reputation damage from hacked or compromised devices. You don’t, after all, read headlines saying that “malware spreading on Verizon phones,” or “malicious apps targets AT&T phones.” You hear about attacks on Android. The carrier and handset maker, except in rare cases, don’t warrant mention.Those partners have turned a blind eye to the kind of basic “policing” that needs to be done to keep the mobile ecosystem safe. While Google reliably pushes out operating system updates, handset makers and carriers drag their feet distributing those updates to vulnerable customers – worried, perhaps, about service disruptions or other support issues that might result. The latest data from Google highlights the challenge facing the company, with just over 16% of Android users running Versions 4.1 or 4.2 the latest versions of the OS, dubbed “Jelly Bean” more than six months after its release. In contrast, 44% of Android users are still running the “Gingerbread” release – Versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7, a two year-old version of the operating system that has known security vulnerabilities. Add to that the proliferation of third party Android application stores, which operate with little or no oversight, and you have a mobile environment with lots of “broken windows.”