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  1. joshwithachance's Avatar
    BRB, let me go throw up because the amount of bull**** I just read is making me sick.
    09-18-2013 08:28 PM
  2. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    to summarize:

    I can't deal with android, i need to be led by the nose and told exactly how my device should work and how i should use it. Having options confuses and frightens me. I must now run back to the apple cathedral and pray for forgiveness from the cupertino gods for having touched an unclean device.
    bahahahahahahaha
    09-18-2013 11:15 PM
  3. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    The only thing I miss from Apple is iMessage and I feel like SMS integration with Hangouts is moving painfully slow.
    Here are the things I miss about my 5 years with Apple:

    1.
    garyft, Tele_Phone, 3Dee and 1 others like this.
    09-18-2013 11:20 PM
  4. avenuePad's Avatar
    This guy complaining about the sync/transfer manager? Lol!

    I'm sorry, but the fact the lead describes his 37 hours on Android is enough for me to disregard his every point. I don't care what he has to say.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-19-2013 12:16 AM
  5. MrBungle999's Avatar
    I think he's totally right. I can't wait for my 5s.

    Sent from my LG-D800 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-19-2013 01:17 AM
  6. pappy53's Avatar
    "packaging felt dirty".....Yes, this guy has made me not want to buy any more phones unless the packaging feels premium...like an apple device....yeah, right.
    Well, Apple does by far have the nicest packaging.
    09-19-2013 01:56 AM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    There are a lot of people who are plenty intelligent but don't have the desire or care to spend time tooling around with new devices. As we have seen many times, moving from one operating system to another is not easy... not because any of the tasks are difficult, but because of the paradigm associated with established usage patterns. If you're expecting your iPhone to look, feel or act in any way like an Android device might, expect disappointment; and vice-versa.

    I like playing with new devices to see how things are done on other platforms, but I must admit that it's frustrating to occasionally encounter something that's SO easy the way I'm used to do it, and needlessly complicated on another device... but the thing to remember is that what's easy to me is most likely easy because it's familiar, not necessarily because the process is objectively more efficient.
    09-19-2013 04:03 AM
  8. anon(21022)'s Avatar
    There are a lot of people who are plenty intelligent but don't have the desire or care to spend time tooling around with new devices. As we have seen many times, moving from one operating system to another is not easy... not because any of the tasks are difficult, but because of the paradigm associated with established usage patterns. If you're expecting your iPhone to look, feel or act in any way like an Android device might, expect disappointment; and vice-versa.

    I like playing with new devices to see how things are done on other platforms, but I must admit that it's frustrating to occasionally encounter something that's SO easy the way I'm used to do it, and needlessly complicated on another device... but the thing to remember is that what's easy to me is most likely easy because it's familiar, not necessarily because the process is objectively more efficient.
    Agreed.

    The article's author has some things he's used to and he likes it that way, and HTC's Android, as nice as it is, was too different for him. it's true he might not have been willing to spend time to re-learn and adapt (takes more than a few days), but to call him an ***** sheep because of his own personal choices and experience? Replies here are the same, people are used to the Android way and make snap judgements about people choosing otherwise.... *sigh*

    Sometimes the comments are funny though

    Either way, the article cannot be taken as more than an opinion piece. People often make choices or observations that confirm their own bias. Actually that's 99% of people 99% of the time lol. We see things and say things and agree with people who confirm our own personal biases about the world. That's what the author did, and that's what the commenters here did, and that's what I'm doing by quoting the above and agreeing with it LOL.
    Grizzly_Atoms likes this.
    09-19-2013 04:56 AM
  9. adriandb's Avatar
    Me too. This guy is seriously brainwashed. The funny thing is that he thinks that he actually made an unbiased effort to try an android device. His dislike of the ONE stems from the fact that the ONE is not enough like an iPhone and he spends the whole time ******** about it.
    This is really the problem here. To be honest, I had some of the same complaints coming from iOS, but getting over them in light of all the advantages Android offers isn't difficult if you're willing to spend more than a few days with the device. The HTC One isn't and iPhone and Android isn't iOS. Shocking...

    It's a poorly written article and a truly bad review.
    09-19-2013 07:29 AM
  10. adriandb's Avatar
    "Let me be clear that I found nothing in particluar wrong with the Android device. (Except maybe the keyboard, that really was a pain.) Simply put, it lacked the magic that Apple products are known for. Robust and capable, yes, refined and simple, no. Its hard to quantify what magic is, but I can decidedly say that Apple has much more of it.

    Apple philosophy: Its only done when you cant remove anything else. Android philosophy: Every bell and whistle marginally adds value."

    This guy sounds like a brainwashed ape. I'm surprised he can get up in the morning and not fall over because it is too hard to stand up.
    I don't find this to be far from accurate actually. iOS is a very stripped down OS that is easy to use while Android has so many features and customization options that it can be overwhelming.

    iOS is simple and refined, Android is more full featured, capable and while I would never say it lacks polish like it used to, it still isn't to the level that iOS is.
    Grizzly_Atoms likes this.
    09-19-2013 07:36 AM
  11. kylie brown's Avatar
    I disagree, HTC One is the bestest one encountered ever. Nothing's better than that right now. It's good in all aspects.
    09-19-2013 08:29 AM
  12. garyft's Avatar
    Agreed.

    The article's author has some things he's used to and he likes it that way, and HTC's Android, as nice as it is, was too different for him. it's true he might not have been willing to spend time to re-learn and adapt (takes more than a few days), but to call him an ***** sheep because of his own personal choices and experience? Replies here are the same, people are used to the Android way and make snap judgements about people choosing otherwise.... *sigh*

    Sometimes the comments are funny though

    Either way, the article cannot be taken as more than an opinion piece. People often make choices or observations that confirm their own bias. Actually that's 99% of people 99% of the time lol. We see things and say things and agree with people who confirm our own personal biases about the world. That's what the author did, and that's what the commenters here did, and that's what I'm doing by quoting the above and agreeing with it LOL.
    I'm not calling him an ***** sheep because of his preferences, I'm doing it because of statements like this:

    "I sleep well knowing that Apple has invested thousands of hours fine-tuning my iPhone to a speculation that they have concluded will be the best for me."

    The fact that he feels that Apple is better at deciding what's right for him than he could be tells me all I need to know.
    09-19-2013 09:22 AM
  13. dhewie84's Avatar
    Did he really expect to be able to transfer all of his apps from an Iphone to an Android? Really? And the comment on the charging cord is funny. Normally I would associate a thicker cord gauge to mean it's a heavier wire, which means better quality and longer lasting, but I guess being able to form it in a nice tight circle so that it eventually breaks is more important.
    tazman69, garyft and LegalAmerican like this.
    09-19-2013 09:42 AM
  14. cpaight's Avatar
    He probably prefers coloring books to novels as well....trying is hard
    garyft and LegalAmerican like this.
    09-19-2013 09:46 AM
  15. itic's Avatar
    One hour using android and thats it..the ******* packaging? really?
    adriandb likes this.
    09-19-2013 11:13 AM
  16. Wildo6882's Avatar
    He does list his twitter profile on the page. Anyone try to send him a message that his article is a complete joke?

    There is also a way to leave comments to the article if you sign into twitter.
    09-19-2013 11:15 AM
  17. cgardnervt's Avatar
    All I can say is WOW! And just like everyone in America....He's lazy! :P Just like me but I love my HTC One and my Swiftkey Keyboard! And no Apple, Microsoft or anything for that matter will rip it from my hands! Unless I'm dead of course :P
    09-19-2013 11:47 AM
  18. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Reformatted OP in order to comment....

    https://medium.com/this-happened-to-me/ca5bd05ffcc2

    1. The packaging was cheap, dirty, and seemed to be only an inferior replication of the experience of opening an Apple product. It wasnt a huge deal, so I pressed on.

    2. I consider myself a technically capable person and I was excited to explore the customization aspect of the open platform of the Android OS. However, after an hour or so, I felt hopelessly overwhelmed at all of the options at my disposal. Sure, I can customize the keyboard and change it if I don't like the stock onebut why should I have to spend any time doing so? Shouldn't the keyboard be optimium right out of the box? (For the record, I felt very frustrated by unintuitive nature of the keyboard.)

    3. Being on an Android device is like being in the Wild Wild West. If I had a problem, who would I turn to? AT&T? HTC? Android/Google? Amazon? There is no [Apple] store to run to when you have an issue.

    4. The charger itself was absolutely utilitarian. Standard black. The gauge was so thick that it was hard to make entirely straight, or wrap into a perfect circle. It was a stark contrast to Apples charger.
    As I'm writing this, I'm boxing up my HTC One to send back to Amazon and will be preordering my iPhone 5S on September 20.
    1. I Don't personally own an HTC One, but I can tell that I've never judged a device based on it's packaging...if this bothers you enough to comment, you have messed up priorities, IMO.

    2. How does "excited to explore" turn into "hopelessly overwhelmed" in only an hour?!? Second, the fact that you can change keyboards is a definite *PLUS* for Android, there really should be no argument about that...but, regarding the author's comments regarding the stock keyboard, what about it did you not find to be "optimum" and/or "intuitive"? Everyone is welcome to their opinion, but could he at least elaborate??? I'm a Swiftkey user myself, but I find the stock keyboard, though simple in design and lacking in some of the extra features that 3rd party keyboards provide, quite functional...especially when compared to the very simple iPhone keyboard.
    (Note: As mentioned, I don't own an HTC One, so I'm not sure if HTC has their own stock keyboard or if they use the default Google Keyboard...but I doubt that would change my opinion).

    3. Well, your first stop could be Android Central forums! Seriously though, call AT&T or whomever your provider is. I actually find it funny to think that the average iPhone user would "run to the Apple store" with every little problem that pops up...

    4. First, this comment is silly. Second, hey, guess what?!? Android uses standard MicroUSB for charging, so if you don't like the charger that came with your phone, it's very easy to get another one...heck, if you're like me, you already have about a dozen of them lying about your house somewhere. To me, Apple's proprietary connectors and chargers have always been a huge MINUS when comparing devices.

    Now I feel stupid for taking the time to type out responses to this...

    The only thing I miss from Apple is iMessage and I feel like SMS integration with Hangouts is moving painfully slow.
    Agreed...SMS integration is one thing still missing from Hangouts, but hey, at least you can use Hangouts on Android *AND* iOS devices, as it is cross-platform. The advantages of iMessage are really only evident if your messaging with someone else with an iDevice.
    09-19-2013 12:16 PM
  19. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    A techie that doesn't know how to customize Android?

    My mom isn't a techie, and she knows quite a lot about Android.
    09-19-2013 01:26 PM
  20. Farish's Avatar

    Agreed...SMS integration is one thing still missing from Hangouts, but hey, at least you can use Hangouts on Android *AND* iOS devices, as it is cross-platform. The advantages of iMessage are really only evident if your messaging with someone else with an iDevice.
    For me it was the fact that a text message went to my iMac or iPad if i was at another location and my phone wasn't handy. And no mightytext was not the same because I could use this if my phone was dead.
    09-19-2013 01:40 PM
  21. Grizzly_Atoms's Avatar
    There are a lot of people who are plenty intelligent but don't have the desire or care to spend time tooling around with new devices. As we have seen many times, moving from one operating system to another is not easy... not because any of the tasks are difficult, but because of the paradigm associated with established usage patterns. If you're expecting your iPhone to look, feel or act in any way like an Android device might, expect disappointment; and vice-versa.

    I like playing with new devices to see how things are done on other platforms, but I must admit that it's frustrating to occasionally encounter something that's SO easy the way I'm used to do it, and needlessly complicated on another device... but the thing to remember is that what's easy to me is most likely easy because it's familiar, not necessarily because the process is objectively more efficient.
    I agree with this 100%! I know plenty of very well educated people with busy lives that don't give a sh*t about custom roms, or live wall papers. They just want to make calls and take some photos to post on FB or instagram. It doesn't make them dumb, or iSheep. It's kind of funny, lots of the comments lambasting Apple fanyboys are themselves hopeless Android nutswingers! Such irony.
    09-19-2013 01:41 PM
  22. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    The Apple charge is just Soooo much better that it makes everything else pale by comparison. Personally, I choose every electrical device based on the quality of the charger and/or cord. Doesn't everybody?

    ROFLOL!
    09-19-2013 01:52 PM
  23. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Well, Apple does by far have the nicest packaging.
    Which most people throw away 10 minutes after opening the box. Who cares?
    09-19-2013 01:54 PM
  24. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    There is however one bit of truth in what he says (I think);

    "I want to walk into a nice shiny store, describe my issue to a friendly employee, and walk out with a working product. I see this as one insurmountable advantage that Apple has over Android devices."
    If you could actually count on doing that, it would be great. The one time I walked into an apple store with a non-working iPod Touch (my son's), they couldn't do anything, and I walked out with the same non-working crap that I walked in with. The idea that just because they have a store, they have great service is a bad joke.
    09-19-2013 01:58 PM
  25. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    If you could actually count on doing that, it would be great. The one time I walked into an apple store with a non-working iPod Touch (my son's), they couldn't do anything, and I walked out with the same non-working crap that I walked in with. The idea that just because they have a store, they have great service is a bad joke.
    Sounds like a personal problem to me.

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    09-19-2013 02:28 PM
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