The difference between Android and iOS

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    Posted: 28 June 2010 05:11 PM

    Ever wonder why Gizmodo/Engadget’s comment section are filled with so virulently anti-Apple comments while at the same time Apple can sell 1.7 million phones in 3 days. I think these two promotional videos sum up what’s going on better than my 1000 words might.

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  • Posted: 28 June 2010 06:05 PM #1

    One difference is I will never spend money on an Android device smile

    The videos help illustrate why

    [ Edited: 28 June 2010 06:07 PM by roni ]      
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    Posted: 28 June 2010 06:57 PM #2

    Joshua Topolsky recently said, IIRC, that Engadget readers are far more numerous than the commenters in the peanut gallery.  That’d make sense, considering that even the more popular articles only get comments numbering in the hundreds, with some users leaving multiple comments.

    Gizmodo, well, whatever.  Those guys have a serious credibility problem for obvious reasons.

    As for the commercials, iPhone is going straight for the jugular with its “show, don’t tell” commercials.  Droid…has a freaking changing eye.  Yeah.  Go Droid.  And your ten Droid-named friends. 

    In a world of AMOLEDs (but sometimes stand-in LCDs) and 3.7-4.3” sizes and 1GHz processors and 800x480-ish screens, Droid…looks like a whole bunch of other Android phones.  The fragmentation is getting “Utterly Ridiculous(tm).”  Which is probably one of the names being considered for the next Android super(lative) phone.

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    Posted: 28 June 2010 07:11 PM #3

    Went to visit my folks this weekend.  They are well aware of Mac and iPhone thru me and my sister, but since they are with Verizon, they got the HTC Unincredible.  I MMSed them some photos and they received them but later when they tried to bring them back up to show me, after 5 minutes of frustration they gave up, saying they just couldn’t figure this damn phone out even though they read the 80 page instruction manual.  If I were a gambling man, I would bet a whole paycheck on them switching to iPhone within 1 week of its availability on Verizon. And since Verizon has 70.8 million subscribers in their network, I would bet another paycheck that 10% of them would toss their HTC Uncredibles.  That would be 7 million iPhone customers in the first week.  X $360 or so profit on each phone=$2520 million.  The day that announcement comes from Apple you would want to be all in.  I’d bet a paycheck I will be.

         
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    Posted: 29 June 2010 12:20 PM #4

    relentlessFocus - 28 June 2010 08:11 PM

    Ever wonder why Gizmodo/Engadget’s comment section are filled with so virulently anti-Apple comments while at the same time Apple can sell 1.7 million phones in 3 days. I think these two promotional videos sum up what’s going on better than my 1000 words might.

    DroidX

    iPhone

    I agree with you. I was waiting for I’m an I phone I’m a droid commercials.
    Not making the comparison directly but the choice of commercials was not accidental but a start of a campaign to deliberately contrast to droid in both its features and marketing to I phone.

    a) warm humans vs cold machines
    b) Walled garden vs wild frontier c porno, viruses, lack of privacy.
    c) Easy use vs lots of specs and features.

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    Posted: 29 June 2010 12:25 PM #5

    Yep, Droid users, like PC users, are nothing more than good folks who have not yet discovered that doing stuff (Mac) and consuming information (iOS devices) is delightfully simple with Apple, and that simple was what it was all about.  When Verizon goes iPhone, and my folks discover what they’ve been missing, they’ll be pretty happy.

         
  • Posted: 15 July 2010 12:26 PM #6

    I just read something I cannot believe ... Gizmodo DOES NOT like the new Droid X:

    “As a pure expression of the limits of mobile hardware and industrial design, the Droid X is kind of a beautiful thing. But that’s about the only good thing about the Droid X.

    The software?a discordant melange of the not-so-fresh Android 2.1 and various bits of the Blur “social networking” interface from Motorola’s lower-end Android phones?is the shudder-inducing poster child for the horrors that can occur when most hardware companies try to make software. It’s ugly, scattershot, and confusing. It feels almost malicious.”

    How is this possible? smile