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Have any of you tried both?? Have an IPhone 4 and about to get an upgrade. Any advice?
I have an iPhone and Droid Tablet. I personally like the Apple software's better, but with the Android, you will be Flash compatible.
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Android is very open and flexible but to take advantage of those things it helps to know what you're doing. I hate Apple's business model (for the consumer not Apple) but they do make their stuff easier for the casual user. I would never buy an Apple product for myself just on principle because the first time I found something locked that I could not access I'd go ballistic. But I got iPhones for my wife and family - I just don;t want to be bothered with the problems.
It's a trade off. It also can be a very different experience with Android depending on the carrier.
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I considered both about a year ago, but decided on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (there are newer versions available now). For me, the deciding factors were:
1) I don't use any other Apple products, so the ability to mesh platforms with an IPad, IPod or Mac wasn't important to me. That's a big selling point for the Apple product line.
2) I liked that I can replace the battery of the Samsung phone, while the Apple battery is built in. It's not always an issue, but sometimes during layovers in airports, it can be difficult finding an available outlet. That tends to be when I use the phone a lot to catch up on calls, voice mails, emails, etc... With the Apple, you either find an outlet or the phone dies. With the Samsung, I can just power down for a minute, replace batteries, then keep on going with my work.
I had a iPhone 4 and went to the Galaxy SII. Now I have the iPhone 5, and I have no idea why I ever left Apple in the first place. So speedy & so easy to use. The App Store is much better as well. The two really big downfalls for me with the Galaxy was the battery life & the ability to pick up reception. I noticed the differences right away. HUGE improvement with my iPhone 5.
My advice - get a Nokia Lumina 920, which runs WP8. Got one for my wife recently...it is awesome.
I have a Droid and I like it. It seems faster than my wife's IPhone4. However, I'll probably upgrade soon to an IPhone so I can get to Facetime with my wife and kids when I'm away from home.
Not any more... Adobe no longer supports Flash starting with the Ice Cream Sandwich release. If you have an older version of Android and you need Flash do not upgrade the software. You can hack it but see my comment above about knowing what you're doing.
BTW: Flash is also no longer suported by Google and will be phased off of YouTube.
There is no more GUI based procedure for updating Adobes Flash Player on Android 2.x, 3.x or 4.0. Android users now have to resort to sideloading to get the latest version.
Apple will not support Flash in the future either. Flash is from Adobe and both Apple and Google are tied to competing products. Google owns Android and Apple owns Apple (of course). They are locked in a battle for world supremacy. Choose well or you will be terminated.
Apple has never supported Flash. It's a pain in the bones.
As someone that has only ever used IPhones, the 5 is the worst one yet
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Samsung Galaxy Note II for me. This is the best phone I've ever had, and yes it fits in my pocket! Lol. I like iphones and Androids and I think all the fan boys who support one and crap on the other are ridiculous. Try them both out in the store and watch some youtube videos to see functionality. I don't think you can go wrong with either choice!
This post was edited by LSU_STUGOTS 15 months ago
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It was one of the "hopes" of a lot of iPhone users since many sites will not run without Flash. Apple finally put it to bed by confirming they will never support Flash. Flash will be a diminishing technology although some sites will continue using it.
It's not because Flash is not good software and does not work. It's better than the alternatives (JavaFX, MS Silverlight, etc.) but Apple (and Google after them) does not like competition. Here's a summary from ages ago (2010) when the argument was just starting.
Apple's Flash slandering obscures the real reason for resisting the technology. Because of Flash's huge video success, too many people look at the technology in that context for iPhone OS devices. Long before Flash became the most common way of delivering video over the Web, developers used it to create applications -- and they still do today. Flash is a rival development platform, and one Apple doesn't control. If Apple lets Flash roam iPhone OS devices, uncaged and free, developers can create applications that bypass the App Store. By keeping out Flash, Apple:
Maintains tight control over the user experience
Avoids competition with a major third-party application platform
Keeps user interface fairly consistent across different iPhone OS applications
Ensures App Store remains iPhone's primary application development and delivery platform
Apple's problem with Flash is competition. The company doesn't want any. Hence the anti-Flash campaign now under way.
Apple makes good innovative hardware but if you think the end user experience is their main focus I've got a CFB offense I'd like to sell you. ;-)
I have an iPhone 5 and I love it. In September I upgraded from my blackberry and considered the Samsung galaxy but decided to go with the iPhone because it would work better with my Mac. The Verizon LTE is incredibly fast and the phone is easy to use and the battery life is very respectable. Fully recommend the iPhone 5!
Had both and my Samsung Galaxy Sii Skyrocket was far superior ... going to get the Siii soon. Apple is the fad phone .... as far as speed and things you can do my Samsung is my choice.
This post was edited by ThePurpleHaze 15 months ago
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The correct answer is whatever you are most comfortable with. iPhones are very nice and you're not giving up anything going with that over an Android phone or Windows phone sans flash which is less of a hassle now than it used to be.
I personally went from a 3GS to a 4S last year because I have a MacBook Pro and everything syncs well that way. If you have an iPad, iMac or MacBook Pro you might want to go the iPhone 5 route because of syncing things. If not, check out all the Android and Windows phone options. If I went the Android route the GSIII is a nice bet. If you dont think the Note 2 is too big (I think it's too big to be a phone) then check that out. As far as windows phones go, the Lumia 920 is FANTASTIC. When you look at top of the line phones like the GSIII, Lumia 920, iPhone 5, etc...the specs hardware wise are all fairly even, and in benchmarks they are not notably faster than one or the other generally.
It really comes down to what operating system you are most comfortable with.
This post was edited by thunderbird1100 15 months ago
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Hey, Thanks Everyone ! I read everybody's posts. Lots of very informative stuff here. I will definitely take the advice to go into the store and try some out. There are times when my job calls for a lot of phone time, especially when I travel. So, it would be wise to learn more about the new features that's offered. Everytime I see someone with an Android they gush about it, so I thought I would read some of your different views. I knew the 247 boys would be in "the know". Very good responses. Thanks so much.
This post was edited by Louisiana Kid 15 months ago
Why not just Skype?
I have the Motorola Razr Maxx HD and love it. Battery life far exceeds ANYTHING on the market.
I have a 4s after years with a Blackberry. For business purposes, Blackberry blows it out the water. If Blackberry had anything close to Apple, I'd switch in a heartbeat.
Also, although I hear my problems are unique, I have a problem with my phone regularly. It either locks up, call waiting wont work, can't send text messages, etc. The frustrating part is you have to make an appointment to get your phone looked at and the only thing they have told me is its a software issue and to reset my phone. Have done so multiple times with no luck. Works fine for about a week and it starts acting up again.
This post was edited by djc2350 15 months ago
I just upgraded to the Razr Maxx a few weeks ago, and I love it so far... I've always had a Droid and never had an Iphone
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