08-16-2016 12:54 PM
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  1. SteelGator's Avatar
    I was hoping for more content in the article. Is summarizing another piece in 4 paragraphs all it takes to work at Forbes?
    Most these guys don't work at Forbes per se, they are bloggers that Forbes has given an audience. It is not easy (I have a friend that is a contributor) to land a spot. I find them to be 'vetted' bloggers. They are not going to match AC employees in expertise, for example, but they have valid view points. Their view points are theirs, not Forbes, which is why you will see contradictory points of view. I like reading an array of opinions, and I don't find it necessary to bash those that think differently from me (not you jshah, but many around here).

    Here is an interesting article on how to become a contributor. Base on how my friend starting blogging for them, I'd say this is pretty accurate.

    https://www.joshsteimle.com/writing/...es-writer.html
    08-15-2016 12:32 PM
  2. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    I liked my Note 4 better than any of my other Notes including 5.
    I don't even think they meant to make the phone that amazing! LoL If my original wasn't stolen, I'd still have it!
    08-15-2016 12:32 PM
  3. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    There is sooo much more to it than that. And the iphone can do so much more than people realize. Most haven't touched one in years or used one on a regular basis. Honestly there isn't much android can do that an iphone cannot anymore. Apple has opened up so much of the OS to developers now it's pretty darn close to android in many ways. Just a couple more things and it will be there and have better battery life and performance.

    For the record I have owned one iphone, the 6s plus. I have owned several ipads and have the ipad air 2 now. I have been running ios10 beta. I have also owned a ton of android phones and currently have a note 7 pre ordered and in the meantime i'm using my old nexus 6 running the latest nougat beta. So I can compare the latest OS betas side by side for features.
    Noooooooooo
    08-15-2016 12:34 PM
  4. SteelGator's Avatar
    I don't even think they meant to make the phone that amazing! LoL If my original wasn't stolen, I'd still have it!
    You should have kept it in your pocket!

    I'm kidding, I'm kidding. lol
    08-15-2016 12:36 PM
  5. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I don't even think they meant to make the phone that amazing! LoL If my original wasn't stolen, I'd still have it!
    Which is why I never argue with those who choose not to upgrade from their Note 4. It's one of those once in a generation masterpieces where they got everything right.

    The only reason I upgraded was because at the time I was very much into having to have the latest specs. I've since learned that isn't everything.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-15-2016 12:36 PM
  6. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    There is sooo much more to it than that. And the iphone can do so much more than people realize. Most haven't touched one in years or used one on a regular basis. Honestly there isn't much android can do that an iphone cannot anymore. Apple has opened up so much of the OS to developers now it's pretty darn close to android in many ways. Just a couple more things and it will be there and have better battery life and performance.

    For the record I have owned one iphone, the 6s plus. I have owned several ipads and have the ipad air 2 now. I have been running ios10 beta. I have also owned a ton of android phones and currently have a note 7 pre ordered and in the meantime i'm using my old nexus 6 running the latest nougat beta. So I can compare the latest OS betas side by side for features.
    I have to admit, I haven't ever been physically or mentally capable of laying down $1 to own an Apple product. I do respect things about them, but the OS has never done it for me. That being said, I'm surrounded by iPhones and have had a decent amount of time using them. Not as much as you, but still in my experience the phone has been incredibly limited. At the end of the day, the focus of the OS reminds me of my app tray on my Android. Albeit with a swipe left to search or browse feature. I mean, that's great and all but not all that difficult to optimize or power. Android is still FAR more customizable which naturally lends itself to worse battery life. Personally, I prefer the customization. I can plug my phone in whenever, I can't control iOS and make it more flexible.

    EDIT: I was wrong, I did buy an iPod back in 2008.
    08-15-2016 12:38 PM
  7. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    You should have kept it in your pocket!

    I'm kidding, I'm kidding. lol
    Jerk! LoL Sike! You're absolutely correct though. I should have. I didn't even realize I sat it down. And the girl at the grocery store service counter...GAVE IT AWAY!
    08-15-2016 12:40 PM
  8. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Which is why I never argue with those who choose not to upgrade from their Note 4. It's one of those once in a generation masterpieces where they got everything right.

    The only reason I upgraded was because at the time I was very much into having to have the latest specs. I've since learned that isn't everything.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    And I was super lucky too because I was working for Sprint, and had gotten mine for free. It was a phone that wasn't overhyped, it just worked so well in all areas.
    08-15-2016 12:42 PM
  9. SteelGator's Avatar
    Jerk! LoL Sike! You're absolutely correct though. I should have. I didn't even realize I sat it down. And the girl at the grocery store service counter...GAVE IT AWAY!
    Ohhh dude, that sucks!
    08-15-2016 12:48 PM
  10. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Ohhh dude, that sucks!
    YUPPPPP. I did everything except cry, and I was super close to it. It was unlocked and had ALL MY **** out there for the world to see. 😒
    08-15-2016 12:54 PM
  11. wolfedude88's Avatar
    There is sooo much more to it than that. And the iphone can do so much more than people realize. Most haven't touched one in years or used one on a regular basis. Honestly there isn't much android can do that an iphone cannot anymore. Apple has opened up so much of the OS to developers now it's pretty darn close to android in many ways. Just a couple more things and it will be there and have better battery life and performance.

    For the record I have owned one iphone, the 6s plus. I have owned several ipads and have the ipad air 2 now. I have been running ios10 beta. I have also owned a ton of android phones and currently have a note 7 pre ordered and in the meantime i'm using my old nexus 6 running the latest nougat beta. So I can compare the latest OS betas side by side for features.

    To in an extent maybe, but Im still frustrated with a few things. There is basically no way to make a 3rd party keyboard default, even if you do it switches back from time to time and some matters it uses the apple keyboard no matter what, cant change to 3rd party sms. Different launchers, not happening, just folders. Will never have a file system, which I think is huge.

    Thats just a few basic ones that i thought of.
    08-15-2016 02:17 PM
  12. archer75's Avatar
    To in an extent maybe, but Im still frustrated with a few things. There is basically no way to make a 3rd party keyboard default, even if you do it switches back from time to time and some matters it uses the apple keyboard no matter what, cant change to 3rd party sms. Different launchers, not happening, just folders. Will never have a file system, which I think is huge.

    Thats just a few basic ones that i thought of.
    The keyboard switches to the apple keyboard only when you have to enter a password. That's so that 3rd party keyboards can't log your password. I'm ok with it in that instance.
    No, you can't use another SMS yet. But imessage works well so I have no need to.
    I have no need to access a file system on a phone. Never have. But I do have a file browser app that lets me access the folders for photos and such but I primarily use that for browsing and editing network shares.
    You can share from apps to other apps which is huge for me. Some apps let you set default apps. For example outlook, which I use for mail, lets me set default apps to open when I select links. So I have it set to open web links in chrome. Chrome opens all links in google apps which I have installed. I still get google now. Apple opened up maps, imessage and siri to developers. So you'll be able to ask siri to navigate in google maps.
    Just need the ability to truely set default apps system wide.
    And of course if you jailbreak you can do whatever you want.
    08-15-2016 04:29 PM
  13. Premium1's Avatar
    Decent article, the Iphone is still that status symbol that people feel they need to have.

    I talk to parents who really could care less what kind of phone they have as long as it works, but their kids want iphones because thats what the other kids have.

    I'm not knocking Iphone, even though I've played with them enough to know i will never buy one, just saying it would take years of advancement for any other company to undo the iphone cult following.

    I hope the note7 does great in sales, i will be getting mine friday, but as awesome as it is, some people are either far enough into the apple ecosystem they don't want to change or just want an "iphone".

    My opinion.. yours may vary

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    Agree. I know so many who were die hard apple iPhone lovers and they recently switched to android and they love it. They can't believe they have been missing out so long. Most "regular people" think iPhone and it is the only thing they consider without even trying something else.
    08-15-2016 08:06 PM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    As I am waiting for my note 7. I will still say apple makes a more reliable phone. The saying is as old as the smart phone but its still true, iphones just work I have never seen a Android out preform a iPhone in real world use. I do think Android is a year or two away though from changing that.

    ogl > cal
    Out perform in what way(s)?
    08-16-2016 05:04 AM
  15. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    I had been a hard core Android user since DAY ONE… But I would be the FIRST to admit Android is not for the faint of heart… I mean till THIS day navigating around Android is not “simple”… Regardless of which version, which mfg, running stock, launcher etc, Android continues (for me anyway) to boggle my mind at times with its “settings, strange messages & most recently, “Screen Overlay” issue (whaaaaa?!) ….

    Android’s detailed customization options is unparalleled, but its simplicity of use is not.

    I CAN NOT tell you the amount of times over the years I have just “lived with a feature not working” or a setting that drove me batty rather than find the solution quickly & easily that addresses it, regardless of the google / forum searches I did.

    Just the setup process alone is 100 times more complicated than an iPhone...

    Currently, just about any Android Flagship can easily turn the head of an iPhone user, but if that SAME user decides to make the switch, some will stay and feel like, "i can't believe what i was missing," but i think ppl with busy lives who don't have the time to devote to figuring out the most simple features of their phone will easily solve it by making one quick trip back to the their carrier & exchange back to their iPhone...

    The day Android can design a phone that allows the degree of customization Android offers but IN CONJUNCTION with navigation as simple as iPhone will be the day Apple truly will have something to worry about.

    I even have a name/tag line for that version.... "Welcome To Android Androgynous - The Very Best of BOTH WORLDS!"

    BTC
    08-16-2016 05:27 AM
  16. Torm558's Avatar
    One article, they praise it, the next you got headlines like this:

    https://www.google.ca/amp/www.forbes...?client=safari
    08-16-2016 07:23 AM
  17. rushmore's Avatar
    Their Apple "contributors" did not like the progression of the narrative

    Both previous articles IMO have merit, but this one almost seems like Apple driven spin.
    08-16-2016 07:54 AM
  18. amyf27's Avatar
    We will make the real reviews
    08-16-2016 08:04 AM
  19. Nanope's Avatar
    I'm more of a iPhone/Nexus guy. I prefer less on my phone. But the new iphones look so ugly I don't even want to be see. With it

    ogl > cal
    08-16-2016 08:27 AM
  20. worldspy99's Avatar
    Actually Dan Seifert at The Verge likes the Note 7 and he is a big Apple fan, so I put that story a bit ahead than Forbes, I am not a big fan on Ewan Spence's writing...for that matter I'm not a huge fan of Dan either but...
    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: the best big phone | The Verge
    08-16-2016 10:27 AM
  21. dsignori's Avatar
    Forbes is a joke when it comes to tech articles in general guys. I wouldn't put any stock in what they have to say (good or bad).
    08-16-2016 10:33 AM
  22. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Dan gave the phone a 9.3? Dang!
    08-16-2016 12:04 PM
  23. LeoRex's Avatar
    mod note : just a reminder

    Now Forbes likes the N7-puppah.png
    08-16-2016 12:54 PM
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