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    Default Do you guys use iOS in addition to Android?

    Currently I own a Nexus 4 and a ipad mini and ipad 4.

    I love my iPads and think their tablet experience is superior to what android does right now for tablets, but I think I'm liking android more for my phone uses. The thing is, I don't know if is be better served just going all in on ios or going all in on android.

    Does anyone else use both android and ios? How to you keep them in sync with one another? Do you find investing in two separate ecosyes
    tems to be expensive or cumbersome?
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 07-17-2013 at 07:54 AM.
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    nope, apple wont get any of my $$$
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    I'm kinda debating giving the new nexus 7 a try when it comes out to see how I like its feel compared to my ipad mini. But then I would have three tablets, which might be seen as ridiculous. I suppose if I liked the nexus 7 a lot more o could always sell the ipad mini and keep the bigger ipad 4.
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    I will rock an iphone and an android phone till I die can't wait for iPhone 5s, note 3, HTC one max, nexus 5, g2 and maybe even the moto x!! Take my money <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    Currently I own a Nexus 4 and a ipad mini and ipad 4.

    I love my iPads and think their tablet experience is superior to what android does right now for tablets, but I think I'm liking android more for my phone uses. The thing is, I don't know if is be better served just going all in on ios or going all in on android.

    Does anyone else use both android and ios? How to you keep them in sync with one another? Do you find investing in two separate ecosyes
    tems to be expensive or cumbersome?
    I use both. I have a Motorola DROID RAZR M and an iPad mini. For my tablet experience I use Apple and for my phones I use Android.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR M
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    I have an HTC One and an iPad 4 and couldn't be happier. I bought an iPhone 5 to see if I liked both my phone and tablet running the same OS...and it was terrible. Apple might own the tablet market, but I found the iPhone to be inferior to my HTC One in all ways. On the other hand, I found the iPad 4 to be superior to the Nexus 10 I owned for a few days.

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    As background, I have an Android phone and tablet and my wife has an iPhone and iPad. We keep all our music in iTunes but share photos via Dropbox.

    What sort of things do you want to keep in sync between the two? iTunes is pretty easy to keep in sync on an Android phone. There are several ways to do it. I haven't used the photo capabilities in iTunes, but services like Dropbox work well for synching photos between the two ecosystems. I don't know about contacts and calendar, though. I've never tried to sync those between the two. I'd guess the ease in syncing that stuff is the big advantage of keeping one ecosystem.

    If you do a lot in Tasker, then that's an advantage to keeping it all Android. I can easily share web pages and Google searches between devices and even push either of those from Chrome on a PC to either device. I can also monitor my tablet battery with my phone and have it notify me if the battery is low. Though this guy at Pocketables has found some workarounds to getting some limited capabilities on his iPad:


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    I have the iPod when I don't want to stream music.
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    I have both types of phones, have had every iPhone from the beginning and many Android phones. There is no Android tablet worth my money or that compares to the iPad 4 which is far better in all areas.

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    Currently I own a Nexus 4 and a ipad mini and ipad 4.

    I love my iPads and think their tablet experience is superior to what android does right now for tablets, but I think I'm liking android more for my phone uses. The thing is, I don't know if is be better served just going all in on ios or going all in on android.

    Does anyone else use both android and ios? How to you keep them in sync with one another? Do you find investing in two separate ecosyes
    tems to be expensive or cumbersome?
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    You can upload your iTunes Music to Google Music and sync that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by garublador View Post
    As background, I have an Android phone and tablet and my wife has an iPhone and iPad. We keep all our music in iTunes but share photos via Dropbox.

    What sort of things do you want to keep in sync between the two? iTunes is pretty easy to keep in sync on an Android phone. There are several ways to do it. I haven't used the photo capabilities in iTunes, but services like Dropbox work well for synching photos between the two ecosystems. I don't know about contacts and calendar, though. I've never tried to sync those between the two. I'd guess the ease in syncing that stuff is the big advantage of keeping one ecosystem.

    If you do a lot in Tasker, then that's an advantage to keeping it all Android. I can easily share web pages and Google searches between devices and even push either of those from Chrome on a PC to either device. I can also monitor my tablet battery with my phone and have it notify me if the battery is low. Though this guy at Pocketables has found some workarounds to getting some limited capabilities on his iPad:


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    I'm just not a fan of iOS. I've tried to like it, but it's not for me. I really like the newest generation of iPod Touch. I got one of those and had it for like a month, but couldn't really justify the purchase after awhile and took it back.
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    My kids have an android phone and an iPods.
    They seem to like both devices quite a bit

    My wife has an iPad and Transformer she says each one has their strength. Me personally I prefer her Transformer but that is because it had better hardware and is something I'm familiar with.

    Her iPad tries my patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snookasnoo View Post
    I have both types of phones, have had every iPhone from the beginning and many Android phones. There is no Android tablet worth my money or that compares to the iPad 4 which is far better in all areas.



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    You can upload your iTunes Music to Google Music and sync that way.
    well, my worry was just repurchasing the same apps over and over again. I know I can keep my music in google music, thats actualy what I do.

    Im really considering picking up the nexus 7 2 when it hits and seeing how I like that. And if I like it more than my ipad mini, ill probaly sell the mini and keep the ipad 4 for comic reading, videos, browsing on the couch, and games.
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    Yes. I have an iPad 2 I got in August of 2011, but I don't have them synced, really. If I ever want a picture on my iPad I use Dropbox.

    I will probably get the latest Android tablet (probably a Nexus) when my iPad calls it quits or becomes really laggy.
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    iPad 4 (upgraded from iPad 1) and an HTC One. Also I have several iPod Nanos, all different generations.

    They are two totally different devices, and have two different purposes, so keeping them in sync is not an issue. Contacts, calendar and email is done through Exchange. Music is drag and drop.

    Apple nailed it with the iPad. The 4:3 screen ratio is excellent for both work and play.

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    nope, apple wont get any of my $$$
    Your loss.
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    Up until a couple of months ago I had one of the original ipod minis. I used to have it connected in my car and I also used it on holiday for music so I didn't waste the battery on my phone. Anyway it got nicked so I bought a 64 gig classic of eBay. If my car had bluetooth streaming I would definitely use my Galaxy S3 for music because I love play music especially the instant mixes. I sync google music and iTunes on my laptop.

    Other than that I've had an iPhone 4 but didn't really take to it, I was still using that when I got my Transformer Prime. There was no integration whatsoever at that time.

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    So I decided I'm going to go ahead a give the new nexus 7 a go when it comes out. I'll use it for a bit a see how I like it compared to my ipad mini. If I like it more, I can sell the mini. If I don't like it as much, well, then I'm only out maybe 250 bucks. Not a huge lose, really.

    I did mess around with the current nexus 7 at places like staples and GameStop, but there Wifi was shoddy and I obviously couldn't download all my apps to the tester units, so really the only way to properly test it is to bite the bullet and buy it I think.
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    My job gave me an iPad Mini. I only turn it on from time to time and don't invest any money in apps.

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    I don't, but I will be soon. Bought a Nexus 7 and returned it 5 hours later. The lack of Tablet apps in the Play Store, makes it useless to invest in any Android tablet at the moment. As for my phone, I'll probably switch when I upgrade. To Windows Phone or iOS. Not sure which. But iOS is the only choice for tablets at the moment if you want a decent app ecosystem - assuming the Windows Store doesn't take off pretty soon (their apps are practically tablet-format by default due to PC/Notebook screen sizes)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by n8ter#AC View Post
    I don't, but I will be soon. Bought a Nexus 7 and returned it 5 hours later. The lack of Tablet apps in the Play Store, makes it useless to invest in any Android tablet at the moment. As for my phone, I'll probably switch when I upgrade. To Windows Phone or iOS. Not sure which. But iOS is the only choice for tablets at the moment if you want a decent app ecosystem - assuming the Windows Store doesn't take off pretty soon (their apps are practically tablet-format by default due to PC/Notebook screen sizes)...
    What does "not optimized for tablets" even mean? It's stretched out? Pixelated? Black bars? I would think it wouldn't be that bad on the 7 inch form factor of the nexus 7?
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    I am using also iPad. I think it is superior when it comes to tablets. It is good to have iOS device, so I can access everything in Apple App Store. But in phones, all i need to say is widget, that makes android way better than iOS.
    For me iPhones are looking like they are selling the same product they sold in 2007. Only progress has been in third-party apps.

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    yes i'm using iOS on top of my androids
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    What does "not optimized for tablets" even mean? It's stretched out? Pixelated? Black bars? I would think it wouldn't be that bad on the 7 inch form factor of the nexus 7?
    There is a lot more screen real estate on a 7" tab over a 5" tab and you generally hold them differently. It makes sense to use more screen real estate with a larger screen and minimize how much screen you use at a time with a smaller one. With a phone you're usually using one hand but with a tablet you use two. It makes sense to optimize where buttons are based on how the device is held. If you jsut throw a phone app on a tablet it will assume it has a small screen and not use the screen as well as it could and the buttons might not be in optimal places.

    I haven't used tablets a lot, but the IMDB app is one for Android that optimizes how it works for both. There are more on-screen menus that pop up in the tablet version when you tap things where on the phone version it will take you to a new screen entirely or display the information differently.
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    I was thinking of getting an iPad until Android tablets catch up some more. The Xperia Tablet Z looked really impressive, especially the features Sony put into it, but the lag in screen transitions is very noticable and has been pointed out in numerous reviews.

    I'm tempted to forgo both offerings and wait until the next gen of Windows 8 full OS tablets running Intel's next gen CPUs. Tablets are fun and all, but If I can run an actual full desktop/laptop OS on a tablet with no downgrade in performance or battery life, then I'd prefer to have something that can run full programs and not just mobile apps.
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    IPad 4 here and currently using a nexus 4. Haven't had an iPhone since the iPhone 4 but I will be switching to the iPhone 5s when it comes. Android tests my patients to much. I'll be keeping my nexus 4 maybe for a music player and as a backup device though. In the tablet world the iPad is the top I think a lot of people would agree. When it comes to phones its a lot more about what u want in a phone.

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    I'm split with my family. My wife and children use iPads. My wife also has an iPhone. I have the N4, N7, and Chromebook.

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