08-22-2013 05:26 PM
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  1. ShaneBunting's Avatar
    Fellow Nexus 4 users,

    As I mentioned when I started posting about a month ago, I was an iPhone 4S guy moving to the Nexus 4 when my phone broke. I bought it from Google Play in late July and have used it as an everyday phone until then.

    Over the past few weeks, I've really enjoyed using it! I loved the freedom of Android 4.2 & 3, and how smooth and different it was.

    Now, as I go 'back where I belong, I will never again dismiss Android as 'an excuse of an OS', because I know that it is another experience, one that people love just as much with its own unique features and benefits.

    I sold my Nexus 4 today on eBay, and have decided I'll combine the money with savings to buy the next generation iPhone.

    The forum has been very helpful and interesting over the past few weeks, and I thank you all!
    08-18-2013 04:51 PM
  2. nokia4life's Avatar
    I am the same i try to use every OS I use iOS, Android, and WP, they all have something unique and i am a hardware freak so i will also get the new iphone 5s or whatever it will be once it is released and same with the new nexus and whatever other great device hardware wise comes outs specks don't mean much to me i like design of the devices the os does the samething on them all.
    08-18-2013 04:58 PM
  3. ShaneBunting's Avatar
    If I had the money I'd do the same! But I agree with you, they each have their own pros and cons! I'll like to see the next in the Nexus series! I think the 4 is epic atm!
    08-18-2013 05:05 PM
  4. anon5664829's Avatar
    Yeah the nexus 4 is awesome, I might just stay with Android for another year.

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    Yeah the nexus 4 is awesome, I might just stay with Android for another year.
    08-18-2013 05:43 PM
  5. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I don't know what my future plans are. Right now I;m using an iPhone 4S as my main phone and sometimes I just use my Nexus 4 with a T-Mobile data only sim in it. I still use my Nexus 7 and my iPad Mini. I think I don't see any need right now to get anything else. Partly it's due to the carriers in my area. T-Mobile provides excellent data speeds at my house on my Nexus 4 and 4S and LTE at my house on my iPad Mini. AT&T has the best LTE in my area on my iPad Mini but I get no LTE and edge speeds at my house and I quit AT&T back in February because of that and Verizon was no different.

    I prefer the apps on iOS more and I've made posts in this forum comparing the differences between iPad apps and the same apps on Android. At the same time, I like the freedom to do what I want on my Nexus 7 and 4 and run anything I want including flash.

    Such difficult choices to have in life huh? I should be embarrassed.
    08-19-2013 01:46 AM
  6. anon5664829's Avatar
    I don't know what my future plans are. Right now I;m using an iPhone 4S as my main phone and sometimes I just use my Nexus 4 with a T-Mobile data only sim in it. I still use my Nexus 7 and my iPad Mini. I think I don't see any need right now to get anything else. Partly it's due to the carriers in my area. T-Mobile provides excellent data speeds at my house on my Nexus 4 and 4S and LTE at my house on my iPad Mini. AT&T has the best LTE in my area on my iPad Mini but I get no LTE and edge speeds at my house and I quit AT&T back in February because of that and Verizon was no different.

    I prefer the apps on iOS more and I've made posts in this forum comparing the differences between iPad apps and the same apps on Android. At the same time, I like the freedom to do what I want on my Nexus 7 and 4 and run anything I want including flash.

    Such difficult choices to have in life huh? I should be embarrassed.
    To be perfectly honest I find phone apps between Android and iOS to be mostly similar.
    08-19-2013 05:24 AM
  7. Captainbob767's Avatar
    I could never get used to going to a phone that has a very small display and that I can't do anything with. Kind of like the AOL of smartphones.
    08-19-2013 07:47 AM
  8. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    To be perfectly honest I find phone apps between Android and iOS to be mostly similar.
    Search for recent my posts back towards late June early July and you will see the ones where I compared the difference between several Android/iOS apps. There is a huge difference in many of them, especially were the iPad apps are concerned. Many of those same apps are just scaled up phone versions.

    I even have several iPhone apps that look so much better with more features than on the Android side. Even the Netflix app on iOS has a few extra features such as it will automatically play the next episode of a TV series, won't happen on Android.
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    08-19-2013 03:05 PM
  9. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    As someone whose household contains both Android and iOS devices I can see the benefits of both. I do wish Android would get apps concurrently with the iOS versions, but that's one thing I'm happy to give up in exchange for the flexibility Android provides to me. Glad you got the chance to check out the other side of the fence, you're always welcome back!
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    08-19-2013 03:22 PM
  10. Ryandroid86's Avatar
    I too have come around full circle regarding iOS.
    When the first android came out I jumped on the band wagon and supported them to no end.

    But now that I see such great technology/phones/tablets.... its all just preference. No need to "support viciously" regarding a certain brand. iOS is a good software and who knows, Maybe Ill get an iPhone in the future. But at the moment, I am very happy with the N4 and very much looking forward to the N5 (or N4 2nd gen)

    Good luck on your voyage
    08-19-2013 04:34 PM
  11. anon5664829's Avatar
    Search for recent my posts back towards late June early July and you will see the ones where I compared the difference between several Android/iOS apps. There is a huge difference in many of them, especially were the iPad apps are concerned. Many of those same apps are just scaled up phone versions.

    I even have several iPhone apps that look so much better with more features than on the Android side. Even the Netflix app on iOS has a few extra features such as it will automatically play the next episode of a TV series, won't happen on Android.
    Tablet apps I fully agree. But recently many MANY apps have been updated for the holo theme on the phone. Perfect example is franco kernel updater and the Android Central app. But certainly nothing wrong with the the iPhone I like it too.

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    Search for recent my posts back towards late June early July and you will see the ones where I compared the difference between several Android/iOS apps. There is a huge difference in many of them, especially were the iPad apps are concerned. Many of those same apps are just scaled up phone versions.

    I even have several iPhone apps that look so much better with more features than on the Android side. Even the Netflix app on iOS has a few extra features such as it will automatically play the next episode of a TV series, won't happen on Android.
    Tablet apps I fully agree. But recently many MANY apps have been updated for the holo theme on the phone. Perfect example is franco kernel updater and the Android Central app. But certainly nothing wrong with the the iPhone I like it too.
    08-19-2013 04:53 PM
  12. Captainbob767's Avatar
    Search for recent my posts back towards late June early July and you will see the ones where I compared the difference between several Android/iOS apps. There is a huge difference in many of them, especially were the iPad apps are concerned. Many of those same apps are just scaled up phone versions.

    I even have several iPhone apps that look so much better with more features than on the Android side. Even the Netflix app on iOS has a few extra features such as it will automatically play the next episode of a TV series, won't happen on Android.
    And many iPhone apps require alot of juggling to get from one function to another, and Android apps are much smoother. Bottom line, the iPhone is 5 year old technology, tweaked a bit from year to year, but I think their glory days are coming to an end. Too many choices now for buyers, to get stuck with a " do it our way or the highway" tiny screen , mindset that IOS has.
    08-19-2013 05:55 PM
  13. anon5664829's Avatar
    And many iPhone apps require alot of juggling to get from one function to another, and Android apps are much smoother. Bottom line, the iPhone is 5 year old technology, tweaked a bit from year to year, but I think their glory days are coming to an end. Too many choices now for buyers, to get stuck with a " do it our way or the highway" tiny screen , mindset that IOS has.
    Do you understand opinion? I don't think iOS is 5 years old or anything. Keep your pro Android Anti apple bias to yourself please.

    Posted via Android Central App using my awesome Nexus 4
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    08-19-2013 07:09 PM
  14. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    And many iPhone apps require alot of juggling to get from one function to another, and Android apps are much smoother. Bottom line, the iPhone is 5 year old technology, tweaked a bit from year to year, but I think their glory days are coming to an end. Too many choices now for buyers, to get stuck with a " do it our way or the highway" tiny screen , mindset that IOS has.
    There is a report going around that shows during the past year, 20% of iPhone buyers switched over from an Android phone. Thats a pretty big number for "5 year old" tech. All the apps that I have running on my Android devices and iOS devices require no more juggling to do things. I think the devs care more on the iOS side and I will say it over and over again on this site and any other. It shows in the apps.
    08-19-2013 07:23 PM
  15. Captainbob767's Avatar
    There is a report going around that shows during the past year, 20% of iPhone buyers switched over from an Android phone. Thats a pretty big number for "5 year old" tech. All the apps that I have running on my Android devices and iOS devices require no more juggling to do things. I think the devs care more on the iOS side and I will say it over and over again on this site and any other. It shows in the apps.
    The apps on the iPhone were more plentiful in the beginning, because of the iPhones initial popularity. Well that is changing, the lack of innovation in the iPhone with their once a year updates, versus the constant releases of new Android phones like the Galaxy 4, Nexus 4, HTC 1, the list goes on and on , and these new phone release for Android are happening almost on a monthly basis. Hence the proliferation of Android Apps hitting the market, that do everything the iPhone apps do, and sometimes do a better job. The iPhone will be the Betamax of the smartphones, if they don't do something drastic, and I don't see that happening.
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    08-19-2013 07:52 PM
  16. anon5664829's Avatar
    The apps on the iPhone were more plentiful in the beginning, because of the iPhones initial popularity. Well that is changing, the lack of innovation in the iPhone with their once a year updates, versus the constant releases of new Android phones like the Galaxy 4, Nexus 4, HTC 1, the list goes on and on , and these new phone release for Android are happening almost on a monthly basis. Hence the proliferation of Android Apps hitting the market, that do everything the iPhone apps do, and sometimes do a better job. The iPhone will be the Betamax of the smartphones, if they don't do something drastic, and I don't see that happening.
    No one is innovating and Apple isn't doomed. Get off your high horse.

    Posted via Android Central App using my awesome Nexus 4
    08-19-2013 07:57 PM
  17. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    The apps on the iPhone were more plentiful in the beginning, because of the iPhones initial popularity. Well that is changing, the lack of innovation in the iPhone with their once a year updates, versus the constant releases of new Android phones like the Galaxy 4, Nexus 4, HTC 1, the list goes on and on , and these new phone release for Android are happening almost on a monthly basis. Hence the proliferation of Android Apps hitting the market, that do everything the iPhone apps do, and sometimes do a better job. The iPhone will be the Betamax of the smartphones, if they don't do something drastic, and I don't see that happening.
    Wow, 100 Android phones being released a year. Is that supposed to impress? It's no wonder why some apps on iOS will not make a Android version such as Traktor DJ They state it's because of the latency in the devices/OS. More isn't better and you said it yourself with apps, they are SOMETIMES better on the Android side, not always.
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    08-19-2013 08:04 PM
  18. Captainbob767's Avatar
    Wow, 100 Android phones being released a year. Is that supposed to impress? It's no wonder why some apps on iOS will not make a Android version such as Traktor DJ They state it's because of the latency in the devices/OS. More isn't better and you said it yourself with apps, they are SOMETIMES better on the Android side, not always.
    IOS is old technology. It was ground breaking in it's day, but since that it has gone stagnant. A tweak here, a tweak there, that's it, nothing more. The big deal in the iPhone 5 was room for another row of iCons. Wow, that's groundbreaking. LOL Android is taking over the smartphone market, plain and simple.
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    08-19-2013 08:34 PM
  19. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    IOS is old technology. It was ground breaking in it's day, but since that it has gone stagnant. A tweak here, a tweak there, that's it, nothing more. The big deal in the iPhone 5 was room for another row of iCons. Wow, that's groundbreaking. LOL Android is taking over the smartphone market, plain and simple.
    If the app quality isn't there, what's the point?
    08-19-2013 08:41 PM
  20. hodan's Avatar
    Search for recent my posts back towards late June early July and you will see the ones where I compared the difference between several Android/iOS apps. There is a huge difference in many of them, especially were the iPad apps are concerned. Many of those same apps are just scaled up phone versions.

    I even have several iPhone apps that look so much better with more features than on the Android side. Even the Netflix app on iOS has a few extra features such as it will automatically play the next episode of a TV series, won't happen on Android.
    For Shame! That tablet app "gap" will be dead before the iPhone 6 is released and quite possibly before the the next iPad mini.
    08-19-2013 08:45 PM
  21. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I mentioned earlier about how Traktor DJ states that audio latency is a problem on the Android platform and that is why they have no Android app available. Google has done a lot of work to fix those audio problems since 4.2 and on, but that leaves all kinds of phones out there that are running older OS versions. Also, look at all the phones being sold today that have old version of JB and earlier. They say there is only about 12.5% of all Android phones even running the latest JB version.

    I'm unsubscribing from this thread, it's pointless to keep arguing. iPhone has new phones coming out next month so they are hardly irrelevant. iPads are coming soon too.
    08-19-2013 08:45 PM
  22. hodan's Avatar
    No one is innovating and Apple isn't doomed. Get off your high horse.

    Posted via Android Central App using my awesome Nexus 4
    Yes and no. Apple is not doomed. Their mobile device ecoystem + retail stores will keep them in the black for another decade - even if they just make minor, yearly upgrades to their core products.

    However, they are now full on competing with Nokia, HTC, Moto, LG, Sony, Google & everybody's favorite - Samsung, not to mention the other Korean and Chinese handset makers.

    And they are lagging on innovation, whether you like the features or not - they are advancing the tech. NFC, Air touch/gesture control, knock knock, twist to use camera, always on voice, 1080p, bigger screens, front facing stereo speakers, built in fitness tracker. SIRI has been a failure, and Apple's cloud services are lagging and proprietary.

    I think we should all use what we prefer and Apple makes great hardware and software, but it is not innovative. Apple is left with the customer service/retail store edge, and the app edge. They need a big product, we'll see.
    08-19-2013 08:58 PM
  23. Fr0gburp3r's Avatar
    Too many fanboys in here. It's useless.
    08-19-2013 09:10 PM
  24. anon5664829's Avatar
    Yes and no. Apple is not doomed. Their mobile device ecoystem + retail stores will keep them in the black for another decade - even if they just make minor, yearly upgrades to their core products.

    However, they are now full on competing with Nokia, HTC, Moto, LG, Sony, Google & everybody's favorite - Samsung, not to mention the other Korean and Chinese handset makers.

    And they are lagging on innovation, whether you like the features or not - they are advancing the tech. NFC, Air touch/gesture control, knock knock, twist to use camera, always on voice, 1080p, bigger screens, front facing stereo speakers, built in fitness tracker. SIRI has been a failure, and Apple's cloud services are lagging and proprietary.

    I think we should all use what we prefer and Apple makes great hardware and software, but it is not innovative. Apple is left with the customer service/retail store edge, and the app edge. They need a big product, we'll see.
    IOS 7.

    Posted via Android Central App using my awesome Nexus 4
    08-19-2013 09:10 PM
  25. anon5664829's Avatar
    IOS is old technology. It was ground breaking in it's day, but since that it has gone stagnant. A tweak here, a tweak there, that's it, nothing more. The big deal in the iPhone 5 was room for another row of iCons. Wow, that's groundbreaking. LOL Android is taking over the smartphone market, plain and simple.
    And one of the first phones that had a dual core A15 based processor LTE bigger battery Bluetooth 4.0 LE(which I got a year later on my Nexus 4) all in a 4.0 display THATS impressive.

    Posted via Android Central App using my awesome Nexus 4
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    08-19-2013 09:13 PM
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