- 09-04-2012, 07:35 PM #1
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How many times in your life have you said it yourself: One toy has a,c and d, while another has b,e and f, each a particular characteristic of the other, that if all put in one device, would be mind blowing. Why wonít they put everything in one cool package, we often ask ourselves? Well, the main reason is, patents. One company has a patent on this feature, while another, has one on that. In fact, thatís 90% of the reason we canít get all the great stuff in one neat little expensive toy.
Such is the case between the Apple OS and the Android OS. Both have some really great features, the other either doesnít have, or due to patents, canít have. This obviously makes it difficult to pick the right device. For example, talking the larger screen pads and tablets, the one I went with, is the iPad and for several very important to me, reasons. It is, of course, what each of us feels is important that largely sways us one way or the other.
The number one feature in the APPLE OS, (both iPhones and iPad) is the quick and easy ďscreen shotĒ. Push two buttons concurrently and you can take a picture of absolutely anything on your screen. Without exaggerating whatsoever, I use that feature at least 20 to 40 times a day. Without it, I would be lost. With Android, the last I heard they had a few special apps you had to acquire that supposedly gave you a screen shot, but easy, played no part of it, nor did a perfect picture.
In possession of the Motorola Xoom (Android) also, Iíve been through this so called screen shot app and it is nothing but an insult, as are the results. Too difficult, to confusing, too, too much effort to get a quick, sharp, beautiful screen shot. If I stopped right here, I could never have a device that didnít have the Apple OS, ease-ability of screen shots. It is as important to me, as the keys to my car. One without the other, in a device, is totally worthless.
But thatís just me. The majority never use screen shots. The second most important feature in the Apple OS that the Android doesnít possess, is INSTANT ON, or what Iíve always referred to as, LIGHT-SWITCH-ON. When I grab my iPad3 and want to check my email or text messages or wish to send either, I can NOT be sitting there, waiting for the device to warm up, typically 3 to 5 minutes for the Xoom to get up and totally running, opposed to the iPadís, reading emails or messages within 15 seconds, if that. Again, without this instant on Ė light-switch capability of the iPad, you might as well carry around a lap top, which is all any Android device is in the first place. Push the button on the iPhone or iPad, and it instantly comes alive and is ready to do anything you want. That is the ONLY way to have it. Patients is not one of my virtues, and never will be. The light turns green and Iím leaving the intersection completely, prior to anyone else touching the gas peddle. I wish I wasnít like that, but itís hard to change our ways.
For these two reasons alone, there is no way I could favor an Android. Both of these features are critically important to me, and there are others, such as, a simpleton (which I am, for the most part, even though I invented and patented the finest stylus in the world for touch-screen devices) can operate the iPhone or iPad. Three year olds can operate the iPad because the olden days, ďuser-friendlyĒ is the very heart of Apple. Just as, to operate an Android, graduating with Honors from Harvard, Yale and Princeton is mandatory, to master any Android device. I know: That makes you laugh. Only due to the fact, youíve mastered your Android, so because you have, you feel itís easy. It not!
Every Android app has 3,826 settings, making it totally customizable (which I realize all Android lovers LOVE!). I had the ďInfuseĒ for a month and that was all I could take, before I sent it to my son. Omggg the prior mentioned three colleges would not have been enough,to learn the infuse. Far, far, far too many settings which, no matter what anyone else says, fight (donít get along with) other apps and their settings, EXACTLY like virus programs on a PC. One apps setting, conflict with another appís settings (especially when ďsound/notifiersĒ are the subject) to the point, the device will drive you insane, and trying to remember which of the 9876767 apps is going/sounding off, isnít possible. I had lots of hair prior to buying the Infuse. Iím now bald (yes one month) ;-)
Now, Iíd be the first to say, Iím am, by far, NOT the brightest person youíll ever hear from, to the point, I have no idea of the names of the three nuclear subs Christopher Columbus came over on, nor do I know what part of Boca Raton, Florida, he landed first, with his new hip hop wife. Nonetheless, Iíve still got a decent amount of gray matter up there (noooo! Not hair!!) and, for me to master (not just operate) any Android device, there is just no way. If it had the instant on capability and instant, no problem screen shots, I might, might check out the largest screen Android cell phone on the market. Iíll not hold my breath on that one though, because one or the other will never happen.
The other thing about Android is, as mentioned, it is a COMPUTER. And because the Android OS is like a computer, they freeze up on occasional like a computer. I have never had any of my iPhones or iPads freeze up. Then you have the apps, and the redundant controversy and arguing between Android lovers and Apple fans, as to which OS has the most apps, the best and most attractive. It use to be religion and politics created the most serious arguments, but these days, only because certain people love to argue, it's which OS has the best and most apps. By far, Apple apps are the smartest, most professionals, colorful, productive, brilliant, fascinating, intuitive, interesting, and everything else positive, than Android, not to mention, ten times as many Apple Apps than Android, NO MATTER what figures youíve heard.
For every one of a kind Apple/iTunes apps, there are 1,000 clones, so you may be certain, you will get the one or a dozen you will like. Android apps quality, are a JOKE! Unattractive, a complete waste of time to look at and use. About the ONLY plus for Android apps is the fact, if you do NOT like it, after trying it, you can remove it at no cost to you. Great feature, and needed because 90% of the ones youíll try, WILL BE returned, when you find out they are nothing at all.
APPLES PLUSES: Super easy; Instant on; 1080 Video / 5 MP camera (which most Android devices have also); thin; light; best and most apps; (quoting us higher numbers for Android in a reply, will mean nothing: Apple has them hands down) No crashing; no freezing; instant, perfect, easy, SCREEN SHOTS; some customizing possible depending on the apps.
ANDROID PLUSES: Very customizable! Very programmable; Definitely for the person who lives on the device; End of good features.
Noooo, I think Iíll take Apple any day. How about you, and why?
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- 09-05-2012, 09:26 AM #2
Re: They never put all the good stuff in one device
I like Android due to it being a bit more like a computer. Apple has the whole walled-garden atmosphere, which is a turnoff to me. There may be advantages, such as higher quality of apps, but I like the open nature of Android.
- 09-05-2012, 11:54 AM #3
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Re: They never put all the good stuff in one device
I agree with OmegaWolf747, inasmuch as, the Android system is so much more versatile and you can do so much more with it. That's why I mentioned, Android is great for those who are on their device a good 5 to 8 hours a day because they can set it up exactly as they want. It's like everything in the world: pure preference. I've owned a new sea plane and prefer it over the helicopter I owned, (though even the helicopter had floats) yet the helicopter was a close second in my favorites as it could land anywhere. All preference. Many hate Chevy, others despise Ford. I hate them both though I have a Camaro strictly due to the looks of it. I much prefer foreign cars. But it's good that you like and have mastered your Android device. Like my son, he loves it and much prefers the inFuse I sent him over the Apple OS.
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