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  1. JHBThree's Avatar
    Uh, I had an iPhone 3G for 2 years smartass. And who cares about websites, if you're on the train *underground* in NYC or NJ you can't get a data connection so it helps in a number of situations to have something like a 2MB PDF located on the phone and not have to repeatedly download it off the interwebs. Not to mention it wastes your data plan available bandwidth having to repeatedly access the same file over and over again. I sometimes reference PDF beer recipes on my phone. On my iPhone I needed to keep visiting the same website whereas on my Android phones I can download the file to an SD card and reference it immediately. Maybe NOW with iBooks you can store pdf's, but not when I had my iPhone 3G. And that still doesn't fix all the other files I use and still wouldn't be able to save or email on an iPhone even today.


    Rev.
    You can download pretty much any file and open it on your iphone these days. You can save them easily.

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    09-20-2012 08:52 PM
  2. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Looks like they're starting to gang up on you Rev. :P
    09-20-2012 08:59 PM
  3. Rev2010's Avatar
    You can download pretty much any file and open it on your iphone these days. You can save them easily.
    Sure you can do most of these things nowadays on an iPhone as the App Store is huge. The caveat though is you need dozens of apps to do all these things. You need an app to play .mkv files! You need an app to attach other file types to your emails! You need an app to have the phone act as a flash drive!

    It's still lame. And there still are plenty of things that are locked down that you simply can not do even with all the apps on the app store.


    Rev.
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    09-20-2012 09:10 PM
  4. crackberrytraitor's Avatar
    It's a widget on my S3.

    Just helping to correct misinformation. Just as I would if it was about the S3 or Nexus 7 tablet I have.
    Only if you consider any vague slight against anything made by Apple misinformation. Good to know that you folks in the Apple Police are hard at work here at AC.

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    09-20-2012 09:18 PM
  5. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Only if you consider any even vague slight against anything made by Apple misinformation. Good to know that you folks in the Apple police are hard at work here at AC.

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    Hence why I said there are fanboys on either side. It's all about levels.
    09-20-2012 09:21 PM
  6. JHBThree's Avatar
    Sure you can do most of these things nowadays on an iPhone as the App Store is huge. The caveat though is you need dozens of apps to do all these things. You need an app to play .mkv files! You need an app to attach other file types to your emails! You need an app to have the phone act as a flash drive!

    It's still lame. And there still are plenty of things that are locked down that you simply can not do even with all the apps on the app store.


    Rev.
    ... So? A bit above you said that you couldn't. Now you're saying you can, you just need an app. Make up your mind!

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    09-20-2012 10:00 PM
  7. crackberrytraitor's Avatar
    Sure you can do most of these things nowadays on an iPhone as the App Store is huge. The caveat though is you need dozens of apps to do all these things. You need an app to play .mkv files! You need an app to attach other file types to your emails! You need an app to have the phone act as a flash drive!

    It's still lame. And there still are plenty of things that are locked down that you simply can not do even with all the apps on the app store.


    Rev.
    I hate to contribute to the opposition, but in my opinion, having a jillion apps that make your phone work just the way you want it to is what make ANDROID great.

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    09-20-2012 10:06 PM
  8. Rev2010's Avatar
    ... So? A bit above you said that you couldn't. Now you're saying you can, you just need an app. Make up your mind!

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    Uh no, I said there are still tons of things you still simply cannot do on an iPhone that you can do on an Android. I've listed many things many times and of course you ignored all those posts. Ho hum. And you and your spam club that keep supporting iphone on an Android forum always like to tout the "just works" BS, but how does something just work if you need a bazillion apps to do what a stock Android phone can do? Come off your high horse already.


    Rev.
    09-20-2012 10:42 PM
  9. Mellimel22's Avatar
    The processor is all new.

    The camera is all new.

    The os has significant improvements.

    Size isn't everything. If that's the way you're measuring if a handset is improved, you might as well bow out of this conversation now.

    Who cares about nfc? I haven't used it once on my s3.

    Again, who cares about removable? It wasn't ever a possibility, so there's no point in bringing it up.

    Again with the size? Bigger does not equal better, or significant.

    Going by the metric you yourself used, the 5 is a significant update.

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    Dude get the fruitphone and shut it lol

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    09-20-2012 11:23 PM
  10. crackberrytraitor's Avatar
    Dude get the fruitphone and shut it lol

    Sent from my white Epic 4g Touch
    If bigger wasn't better Apple wouldn't have touted how big their screen was as opposed to Blackberry in their ads back in the day and Apple wouldn't have increased the screen size on the iPhone 5. It's what people want, get over it.

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    09-20-2012 11:30 PM
  11. Mellimel22's Avatar
    If bigger wasn't better Apple wouldn't have touted how big their screen was as opposed to Blackberry in their ads back in the day and Apple wouldn't have increased the screen size on the iPhone 5. It's what people want, get over it.

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    Thank u bro lol i wanted a bigger screen but didn't wanna lose Wimax until lte is fully functional in Chicago so i bought my epic and ill say the extra .5 inches this is over my ns4g is really noticeable idk if i could handle the old note but would get one anyway just off bragging rights lol

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    09-21-2012 12:41 AM
  12. JHBThree's Avatar
    Uh no, I said there are still tons of things you still simply cannot do on an iPhone that you can do on an Android. I've listed many things many times and of course you ignored all those posts. Ho hum. And you and your spam club that keep supporting iphone on an Android forum always like to tout the "just works" BS, but how does something just work if you need a bazillion apps to do what a stock Android phone can do? Come off your high horse already.


    Rev.
    The point is that you CAN do 99% of the same things, and you have many different options for doing them since they're app-bases. Just because it's an option through a variety of different apps doesn't somehow make it inferior than having it baked into it. For many users, having that option is BETTER.

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    09-21-2012 12:56 AM
  13. JHBThree's Avatar
    If bigger wasn't better Apple wouldn't have touted how big their screen was as opposed to Blackberry in their ads back in the day and Apple wouldn't have increased the screen size on the iPhone 5. It's what people want, get over it.

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    They touted it because 1)it was touch based and 2) bigger, higher resolution screens were still a rarity. Bigger does not automatically make one device better than another.

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    09-21-2012 12:57 AM
  14. badbrad17's Avatar
    The point is that you CAN do 99% of the same things, and you have many different options for doing them since they're app-bases. Just because it's an option through a variety of different apps doesn't somehow make it inferior than having it baked into it. For many users, having that option is BETTER.

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    99%? Really? Sorry you lost your place in line pal. 80% if you are lucky and I don't care if you count apps. I just went to share a website and I am able to share the link with 24 different apps and social media services and i don't use twitter or linked in so those weren't on the list.

    This is 1% of what you can't do.

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    09-21-2012 02:10 AM
  15. JHBThree's Avatar
    99%? Really? Sorry you lost your place in line pal. 80% if you are lucky and I don't care if you count apps. I just went to share a website and I am able to share the link with 24 different apps and social media services and i don't use twitter or linked in so those weren't on the list.

    This is 1% of what you can't do.

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    Copy and paste. I'm assuming you've heard of that. The function is different, but the end result is the same. The fact is that you CAN do it, you just don't seem to want to admit that the two OSes are as close as they are with functionality.

    Oh, and you must be aware that ios 6 allows much greater sharing of data between apps, right? And that it will get even more expansive when developers include the API hooks in their updated apps?
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    09-21-2012 02:16 AM
  16. badbrad17's Avatar
    You're the one who mentioned websites. And there have been many PDF readers before iBooks. I did it when I had an iPhone 3G. At that time wasn't the 3G only on AT&T and still had unlimited data, yes I believe so. So data plan waste wasn't an issue. Wow. Well, whatever, I guess it doesn't matter now.
    Where it gets nasty is when you get on a plane with your shiny new iPad and realize all those files you emailed yourself so you could work on them during your 9 hour flight are unavailable after you thought you had accessed and downloaded them in the airport. True story. Maybe not quite so easy after all. Or trying to load an mkv file via itunes. Such a treat. Not.

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    09-21-2012 02:18 AM
  17. JHBThree's Avatar
    Where it gets nasty is when you get on a plane with your shiny new iPad and realize all those files you emailed yourself so you could work on them during your 9 hour flight are unavailable after you thought you had accessed and downloaded them in the airport. True story. Maybe not quite so easy after all. Or trying to load an mkv file via itunes. Such a treat. Not.

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    Uhh. In that case it would be the ***** users fault. You can side load documents onto the iPad and open them in any app.

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    09-21-2012 02:22 AM
  18. badbrad17's Avatar
    Copy and paste. I'm assuming you've heard of that. The function is different, but the end result is the same.

    Oh, and you must be aware that ios 6 allows much greater sharing of data between apps, right? And that it will get even more expansive when developers include the API hooks in their updated apps?
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    Ya cutting and pasting is exactly the same. Keep drinking the koolaid buddy. It's not by a long shot. Google allows this in any program that can share. I do it from my rss reader, my photo gallery anything. Cutting and pasting is not even an option sometimes.

    And as for iOS6. The update is truly great and I am glad apple finally realized that the people using the device need to connect easier even though just works is the moto, it is really just a lot of work.

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    09-21-2012 02:23 AM
  19. JHBThree's Avatar
    Ya cutting and pasting is exactly the same. Keep drinking the koolaid buddy. It's not by a long shot. Google allows this in any program that can share. I do it from my rss reader, my photo gallery anything. Cutting and pasting is not even an option sometimes.

    And as for iOS6. The update is truly great and I am glad apple finally realized that the people using the device need to connect easier even though just works is the moto, it is really just a lot of work.

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    Read what I said. The function is different but the end result is the same.

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    09-21-2012 02:24 AM
  20. badbrad17's Avatar
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    Copy and paste. I'm assuming you've heard of that. The function is different, but the end result is the same. The fact is that you CAN do it, you just don't seem to want to admit that the two OSes are as close as they are with functionality.

    Oh, and you must be aware that ios 6 allows much greater sharing of data between apps, right? And that it will get even more expansive when developers include the API hooks in their updated apps?
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    Here's another good one. Copy a file to drop box from your desktop then open it and try to edit it. On Android this is not a problem. Open, edit, save. ios not an option.

    Or how about the App called Tasker. It is unavailable on ios. Probably because there is no option to customize it or use widgets.
    Check it out. Pretty amazing stuff

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    09-21-2012 02:26 AM
  21. badbrad17's Avatar
    Read what I said. The function is different but the end result is the same.

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    Ya its sort of like the difference between riding a really nice shiny bike or driving a car. The bike looks great and can even give bragging rights. Meanwhile the car just drives by.

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    09-21-2012 02:40 AM
  22. badbrad17's Avatar
    Uhh. In that case it would be the ***** users fault. You can side load documents onto the iPad and open them in any app.

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    Exactly yet this is someone who just bought it and thought it would do what their old antiquated blackberry could do. They assumed that all that talk about just works meant exactly that. On Android no side loading needed. No idiots guide needed.

    Car drives by.

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    09-21-2012 02:44 AM
  23. ryanr509's Avatar
    Exactly yet this is someone who just bought it and thought it would do what their old antiquated blackberry could do. They assumed that all that talk about just works meant exactly that. On Android no side loading needed. No idiots guide needed.

    Car drives by.

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    What about the 75% of users who just go on websites a few apps music text and calls? IOS has some advantages over android and android has advantages over iOS. Neither is perfect neither is crap. That's like saying u could have a Droid incredible that's rooted and rom'd that's as smooth as iOS and bla bla bla. I look at it as why in the hell should I have to root, over clock, under volt, rom my brand new $300 phone to make it operate smoothly? That's just me though. I know some ppl root/rom as sort of a hobby. But to each their own

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    09-21-2012 02:58 AM
  24. ryanr509's Avatar
    What about the 75% of users who just go on websites a few apps music text and calls? IOS has some advantages over android and android has advantages over iOS. Neither is perfect neither is crap. That's like saying u could have a Droid incredible that's rooted and rom'd that's as smooth as iOS and bla bla bla. I look at it as why in the hell should I have to root, over clock, under volt, rom my brand new $300 phone to make it operate smoothly? That's just me though. I know some ppl root/rom as sort of a hobby. But to each their own

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    Also with moto and these phone companies talking about installing root checker that doesn't fare so well for all the folks that like to root their phones.

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    09-21-2012 02:59 AM
  25. badbrad17's Avatar
    What about the 75% of users who just go on websites a few apps music text and calls? IOS has some advantages over android and android has advantages over iOS. Neither is perfect neither is crap. That's like saying u could have a Droid incredible that's rooted and rom'd that's as smooth as iOS and bla bla bla. I look at it as why in the hell should I have to root, over clock, under volt, rom my brand new $300 phone to make it operate smoothly? That's just me though. I know some ppl root/rom as sort of a hobby. But to each their own

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    Sorry you lost me on that one. I wasn't suggesting any rooting. Just making a point that some things that are obvious simple features that are standard in lots of phones are not possible on ios. There is lots of frustration. It's not always because of the device. Some people are ignorant and don't care to learn how to use their 'smartphone' but Apple keeps trying to wave this we are perfect flag and it annoys me.

    And plus JHBTHREE is such a fanboy I am trying to give real examples of the day to day benefits and negatives between Android and iOS.

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    09-21-2012 03:13 AM
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