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  1. Aquila's Avatar
    Need the global one. I can only get one imported from the USD:

    Posted via Android Central App
    I'd suggest posting a WTB in the marketplace with the requirements.
    11-03-2013 01:49 AM
  2. anon5664829's Avatar
    I'd suggest posting a WTB in the marketplace with the requirements.
    I wish. But my parents don't trust. I'll find a way.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-03-2013 02:38 AM
  3. jroc's Avatar
    I honestly think we have passed the point where [insert Android phone here] is better than the iPhone in 2011, maybe 2010. At this point in time, its just a continuation of some Android greatness. I see some reviews, reviewers still try and compare Android to the iPhone, buts its becoming pointless now.

    What I have seen over the past few years is some review, reviewers comparing the iPhone to Android. Or like putting some Android phone as the top phone and the iPhone striving to compete with it. I agree with those that say its all preference and its just great to have so many good choices out there, not just Android but the iPhone, WP, BB too. At one time it was the iPhone, a few Win Mo and BB phones as choices for a decent handset.

    I just hope Google continues its path, and use Blackberry, Palm and Microsoft as examples of what NOT to do.
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    11-03-2013 03:15 AM
  4. MikeySoft001's Avatar
    Ahh, the big debate, my smart phone is better then your smart phone.
    11-03-2013 04:28 AM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Ahh, the big debate, my smart phone is better then your smart phone.
    It's currently the most important debate in the world.
    11-03-2013 04:37 AM
  6. clevin's Avatar

    I just hope Google continues its path, and use Blackberry, Palm and Microsoft as examples of what NOT to do.
    And what are the "nots"?

    @T-Mobile GN3
    11-03-2013 04:42 AM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    And what are the "nots"?

    @T-Mobile GN3
    I'd venture that one of them is single platform apps with poor or nonexistent support for industry standard or industry leader versions. Also, announcing 18 months in advance that you're not going to support just released devices with future OS updates is a poor plan It might be true that the plan is exactly that, but it discourages potential buyers when they hear that.
    jroc likes this.
    11-03-2013 04:46 AM
  8. AaronM1's Avatar
    But if you're already enrolled into Apple's ecosystem, the iPhone is by far the better phone, if you're into Google then Android is the obvious pick. I don't want an iPhone, but as the Chromebook and Nexus tablets aren't suited to my needs as a student, I have a Late-2013 iMac and an iPad 2 instead with a N5 alongside, sure I'm an Apple fan and believe me it's a pain but I'd have the N5 over an iPhone any day.
    Mr.Willie likes this.
    11-03-2013 05:17 AM
  9. MikeySoft001's Avatar
    It's currently the most important debate in the world.
    lol, but you didn't say your smartphone is better then mine. So mine must be better.
    11-03-2013 05:32 AM
  10. Haalcyon's Avatar
    lol, but you didn't say your smartphone is better then mine. So mine must be better.
    I can certainly live with that.
    11-03-2013 05:34 AM
  11. clevin's Avatar
    But if you're already enrolled into Apple's ecosystem, the iPhone is by far the better phone, if you're into Google then Android is the obvious pick.
    That's quite sad, with two options, plus Microsoft.

    I would hope more independent mobile OSes flourish. Preferably sooner Rather Than later.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    11-03-2013 06:35 AM
  12. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    What surprises me is someone I know who has numerous eye problems got an iPhone recently. We were talking and I mentioned I read books on my phone. She was surprised (because she'd only recently gotten her iPhone and hadn't played with it much yet). Then she said, "I can't read small type!" The thing is, if she'd gotten a Note, or a G2, etc, it isn't much smaller than a book and she could adjust the font size. But she doesn't read up about phones so she doesn't know that. IPhones get customers who know less, in my opinion. They think it's the best phone out there when it may not at all be the best device for them.

    Sent from my C5170 via Tapatalk 2
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    11-03-2013 06:39 AM
  13. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    And I don't completely agree that what you grow up with is easier. I grew up with rotary dial landlines.

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    11-03-2013 06:41 AM
  14. clevin's Avatar
    IPhones get customers who know less, in my opinion. They think it's the best phone out there when it may not at all be the best device for them.

    Sent from my C5170 via Tapatalk 2
    That's the power of fashionizing of the brand. To be honest, I see Google on that path too. How many people here head first got N5 without reading any reviews? Like. .. all?

    I give credit to Google for selling these for cheap, but people need to understand Google is basically using every user as an potential ad machine. Which is fine for many, i guess.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    11-03-2013 06:43 AM
  15. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    That's the power of fashionizing of the brand. To be honest, I see Google on that path too. How many people here head first got N5 without reading any reviews? Like. .. all?

    I give credit to Google for selling these for cheap, but people need to understand Google is basically using every user as an potential ad machine. Which is fine for many, i guess.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    I agree, and of course I'm one of those who bought an N5 before reading reviews.

    I dislike Google's effortless capitulation to NSA spying. I'm not a rabid fan of Google or Apple but Android offers a lot more variety in devices. I like plain Android better than extreme bloatware and the price is good. However I really do like lg's more minimal skinning on my Optimus F7. There's a bit more on Q-slide than I use but what I do use I appreciate. So for me, I'd have been happy getting an Optimus G/G Pro too, if I'd known the price had gone down. When I was phone looking in September the price was still over $500 on Amazon.

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    11-03-2013 06:54 AM
  16. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I agree, and of course I'm one of those who bought an N5 before reading reviews.

    I dislike Google's effortless capitulation to NSA spying. I'm not a rabid fan of Google or Apple but Android offers a lot more variety in devices. I like plain Android better than extreme bloatware and the price is good. However I really do like lg's more minimal skinning on my Optimus F7. There's a bit more on Q-slide than I use but what I do use I appreciate. So for me, I'd have been happy getting an Optimus G/G Pro too, if I'd known the price had gone down. When I was phone looking in September the price was still over $500 on Amazon.

    Sent from my C5170 via Tapatalk 2
    I don't know, I kind of think of stock Android like a salad with no dressing. Some people like flavor.
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    11-03-2013 07:32 AM
  17. Farish's Avatar
    What surprises me is someone I know who has numerous eye problems got an iPhone recently. We were talking and I mentioned I read books on my phone. She was surprised (because she'd only recently gotten her iPhone and hadn't played with it much yet). Then she said, "I can't read small type!" The thing is, if she'd gotten a Note, or a G2, etc, it isn't much smaller than a book and she could adjust the font size. But she doesn't read up about phones so she doesn't know that. IPhones get customers who know less, in my opinion. They think it's the best phone out there when it may not at all be the best device for them.

    Sent from my C5170 via Tapatalk 2
    Or some people rather read on a 7/8/10 inch tablet.
    11-03-2013 08:11 AM
  18. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    But if you're already enrolled into Apple's ecosystem, the iPhone is by far the better phone, if you're into Google then Android is the obvious pick. I don't want an iPhone, but as the Chromebook and Nexus tablets aren't suited to my needs as a student, I have a Late-2013 iMac and an iPad 2 instead with a N5 alongside, sure I'm an Apple fan and believe me it's a pain but I'd have the N5 over an iPhone any day.
    I use an iPad 4 and an HTC One. Of course my iMac is a little older (08), I am waiting on the new pro. I just wish there was a Photo Stream app for Android.
    11-03-2013 08:14 AM
  19. Aquila's Avatar
    I don't know, I kind of think of stock Android like a salad with no dressing. Some people like flavor.
    I kinda think of it as awesome <3 choices
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    11-03-2013 08:15 AM
  20. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I kinda think of it as awesome <3 choices
    Some like their salads flavor-free. Nothing wrong with that at all for them.

    from a '14 Note 10.1
    mrsmumbles likes this.
    11-03-2013 08:22 AM
  21. Farish's Avatar
    Even though they continue to sell, I think it is a shame that Apple doesn't offer a larger screen option.

    I wanted something with an A7 processor so I have an iPad air coming in on Tuesday but there was no way I am going to go back to a 4 inch screen for a phone.

    Sure there are rumors of a 5 inch iPhone coming in but Apple has been on a yearly cycle when it comes to phones.

    At the same time with Benchmarks the A7 is incredibly fast but nobody is going to notice. That is were we are at with the current state of Android and IOS.

    And it is all incredibly boring.
    11-03-2013 08:23 AM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Even though they continue to sell, I think it is a shame that Apple doesn't offer a larger screen option.

    I wanted something with an A7 processor so I have an iPad air coming in on Tuesday but there was no way I am going to go back to a 4 inch screen for a phone.

    Sure there are rumors of a 5 inch iPhone coming in but Apple has been on a yearly cycle when it comes to phones.

    At the same time with Benchmarks the A7 is incredibly fast but nobody is going to notice. That is were we are at with the current state of Android and IOS.

    And it is all incredibly boring.
    ...but in Apple's eyes they do offer a bigger screen option. Two of them in fact. Now the fact that you can't as easily place voice calls on those two options is annoying to some. Some want an iPhone phablet or at least 5" on their phones. Only the future will tell with Steve not actively dismissing it. iOS and it's not-Androidness would likely molest the experience no matter what size screen it had.

    from a '14 Note 10.1
    11-03-2013 08:31 AM
  23. 21stNow's Avatar
    That's the power of fashionizing of the brand. To be honest, I see Google on that path too. How many people here head first got N5 without reading any reviews? Like. .. all?

    I give credit to Google for selling these for cheap, but people need to understand Google is basically using every user as an potential ad machine. Which is fine for many, i guess.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    I'm one that bought the Nexus 5 without looking at any reviews, or even the specs. There are many reasons I no longer look at the reviews of the devices before I buy them now. One is some of them are flat-out wrong, such as the half-day battery life on the Galaxy Gear. The second reason is that reviewers care about different things than I do, such as camera quality and call quality (virtually meaningless to me).

    The third reason is that I have used devices from many OEMs now. I somewhat know what to expect from them based on the past devices that I have used. Once I see the launch presentation to inform me of new features, I have a pretty good idea of whether or not I want the device. The fourth reason is that I care about little details such as interoperability of similar devices (S4 and Note 3). Most reviewers don't cater to people who are using both devices at the same time. The last reason that I'll mention here is that I use many apps to enhance the functionality of phones, so the out-of-the-box review state doesn't matter as much to me.

    As far as being used by Google, every business is using me for my money, both current and future. Google's method may be slightly different, but this method helps me more than Apple's, Microsoft's or BlackBerry's.
    11-03-2013 08:32 AM
  24. maverick96's Avatar
    I have the iPhone 5S, Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S4 and soon to be Nexus 5. Why limit yourself or say one is better than the other? Have both and enjoy what each platform has to offer.


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    11-03-2013 09:03 AM
  25. I don't have an iphone's Avatar
    I never said one is better than the other although, if I did, I would think you guys could figure out which one I prefer. I just never understood the argument that the iPhone is easier to use.

    Yes, I know the control center addresses some of their issue. I think that's another point for Android because from the beginning the argument has always been iOS is easier to use.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-03-2013 09:29 AM
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