anjali

Android V Apple, Opinions?

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Right its pretty much as the title reads, im debating between an Ipad and a Galaxy Tab and wondered if anybody uses both OS's regulay and has a favourite and why?

At the moment I am swaying towards the android due to the possibility of app creation, as there is one small tool I would like for my other business, but it wouldnt cost mega bucks to get a pro to do it for me on an Ipad set up, price wise there isnt much in it, so any help here would be appreciated.

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Right its pretty much as the title reads, im debating between an Ipad and a Galaxy Tab and wondered if anybody uses both OS's regulay and has a favourite and why?

At the moment I am swaying towards the android due to the possibility of app creation, as there is one small tool I would like for my other business, but it wouldnt cost mega bucks to get a pro to do it for me on an Ipad set up, price wise there isnt much in it, so any help here would be appreciated.

I have an android phone. The Desire. I cannot compare it with apple as I don't have one. To me the choice was a no brainer, it is my religion. Open source, and not closed development like apple where they dictate what goes on their machines.

I do have a friend with an iphone 4. He changes phones more than I see escorts. He is looking to go back to an android now.

Its the same with the PC, IBM developed the PC in conjunction with microsoft using basic components, now there is a huge market of companies developing machines that are PCs. And you don't have to run Windows either.

I am a Java programmer, I have not yet started on writing apps, but I have bought a book to jump start me, and Christmas is on the horizon, so two weeks to keep away from the mother in law should see me proficient. And then I will have my select an escort app.

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Android all the way for me, pretty much for all the reasons elrond said above.

I deal a lot with mobile devices at work, managing a huge UK fleet of devices, and out of those several 1000 mobile devices, we have exactly 4 iphones on 'test and development' and so far, nothing but problems with them.

I do have a lot of friends who went iphone and have now swung back the opposite way, mainly through me nagging them to get with the program <_<

Plus, I'm loving the android app development side of things, it really pushes my inner geek buttons, given I've been programming machines in one form or another for nearly 30 years it's something new to learn and play with.

Samsung tab looks nice, it's just come onto our mobile contract at work, so will be getting myself a loan device from our friends at vodafone to 'test out' ahemmmmm.....

/oh, and in case you wondered, Sony Ericson Xperia Mini10 phone, lovely jubbly little cute thing..

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Thank you both for taking the time to reply, and it looks like Samsung are getting another sale tomorow then :) Must admit I was thinking the open source aspect would probably be better for future proofing, and your posts have convinced me its the way forward.

Now if either of you fancy practicing app creation by helping me produce my mine...

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There's a very healthy "Homebrew" community around HP/Palm's WebOS too, with Palm's blessing.

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Anjali, did you buy the Samsung then?

I read an interesting article about Steve Jobs (Apple CEO) recently. He was talking about tablets and Android competition and essentially said that the debate is not about closed v open source but between fractured (e.g. Android) and seamless/integrated (i.e. Apple.) But then again I suppose he would, wouldn't he?

I'm no Apple fanboy but have heard several Apple using friends remark that this rings true.

Re: Ipad and a Galaxy Tab, I have used an iPad for the last two weeks and although it is limited in some ways, what it does, it seems to do well. However, I had a look at the Galaxy tab yesterady and it just feels the wrong size to be a combined tablet/phone. Especially at its price point.

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The Samsung has had some iffy reviews. By all accounts the hardware is fine, but the current version of Andriod is just not ready yet. There's also little in the way of app support compared to the iPad.

I bought my ipad on launch day and love it however unless you must have a tablet now I'd hold off. The new iPad should be out by March and the new Samsung pad will be out just after it. if you do have to buy now then the iPad would be my choice.

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I have used both the iphone 4 and the Samsungs Glaxay Tab and for what it's worth, the Galaxy blows the knickers off the iphone. Much easier to use, faster software, more useful features and as discussed earlier in this thread, the app creator is top notch.

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I have used both the iphone 4 and the Samsungs Glaxay Tab and for what it's worth, the Galaxy blows the knickers off the iphone. Much easier to use, faster software, more useful features and as discussed earlier in this thread, the app creator is top notch.

But do you carry the Galaxy round with you as your main phone? If not, isn't the phone functionality on the Galaxy a bit of a waste? Without it, it could have been much cheaper and stiffer competition for Apple?

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Hi Sekat

thanks, been registerd for that since it was first launched but still havent got access to it.

PVCman

yes I bought it a day after the post, and im happy with it, although for its main use, not yet having the app I want, I am using a spreadsheet that I used to use on a laptop, if nothing else its easier to carry around and use one handed than the laptop I was using and battery life is much better.

It was Elrond who decided it for me, as much as I was swaying towards the apple, I realised after his post, I was stuck with Apple, with the android version, I am not limited to one manufacturer so fingers crossed, it will grow with my needs.

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But do you carry the Galaxy round with you as your main phone? If not, isn't the phone functionality on the Galaxy a bit of a waste? Without it, it could have been much cheaper and stiffer competition for Apple?

I don't own one, I merely said I had used both for a considerable time period.

Even if I did own a Galaxy, I would not carry it around as my main phone, prob just use it as a PDa type thing, as I use a blackberry for my phonecalls due to the small size.

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But do you carry the Galaxy round with you as your main phone? If not, isn't the phone functionality on the Galaxy a bit of a waste? Without it, it could have been much cheaper and stiffer competition for Apple?

I don't own one, I merely said I had used both for a considerable time period.

Even if I did own a Galaxy, I would not carry it around as my main phone, prob just use it as a PDa type thing, as I use a blackberry for my phonecalls due to the small size.

Ah, thanks for clarifying. I have a Blackberry and an ultraportable provided by work plus carry around my Ipad and personal mobile. If I ever got a punting phone, I'd need a punting bag to put it all in! :)

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Once the galaxy comes out in a larger size I will go for that.

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Once the galaxy comes out in a larger size I will go for that.

Assuming it does, then I assume it will have the first tablet specific version of Android on it which would be an interesting comparison v the iPad. It would be interesting also to see its price point given that the 7" is more expensive than the iPad currently.

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Once the galaxy comes out in a larger size I will go for that.

I was just talked down by T Mobile, I wanted a couple of Galaxy phones but he instead talked me into HTC Desires, I like it, but I was puzzled to his motives behind it, he said it was a personal recommendation, am also miffed that online for the amount of money he has me paying I could have got unlimited contract but do not, does anyone know if they will change the contract if I complain the shop guy did not give me the best deal possible?

S x

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I was just talked down by T Mobile, I wanted a couple of Galaxy phones but he instead talked me into HTC Desires, I like it, but I was puzzled to his motives behind it, he said it was a personal recommendation, am also miffed that online for the amount of money he has me paying I could have got unlimited contract but do not, does anyone know if they will change the contract if I complain the shop guy did not give me the best deal possible?

S x

You might find it difficult as the shop would be a different operation from the website, they both have different overheads as is reflected in their offers.

Unfortunately when buying a phone from the shop, you don't have the same protection as you would have online (the distance selling regulations).

As the product is not faulty, you don't have an automatic right to a refund and it would be at the discretion of the store.

That said there's no harm in trying.

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Would rather shave my eyebrows than give money to Apple. Pi$$es me off that they constantly over charge for every product just becuase they know fanboys will buy them. Also if it breaks prepere to be stung with any Apple product when you try and get it fixed. A big money grabbing corporation, hate them.

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Once the galaxy comes out in a larger size I will go for that.

Assuming it does, then I assume it will have the first tablet specific version of Android on it which would be an interesting comparison v the iPad. It would be interesting also to see its price point given that the 7" is more expensive than the iPad currently.

Just read a review of the Motorola Xoom tablet which has Android 3.0 on it (the tablet specific version.) The conclusion was it is an excellent device and might be the one to challenge the iPad. It's due out in June but the price wasn't mentioned. I guess the iPad 2 will be out before then so the battle is hotting up.

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The iphone 5 is due out this summer. Anyone know any details?

I've resisted iphones until now as I don't want to be like everyone else but I recently looked at a friend's iphone 4 and was very impressed.

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The iphone 5 is due out this summer. Anyone know any details?

I've resisted iphones until now as I don't want to be like everyone else but I recently looked at a friend's iphone 4 and was very impressed.

Yes, it will look very nice and be fuck*ng expensive!

There are so many rumours but here is a start:

Iphone 5 rumours

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Yes, it will look very nice and be fuck*ng expensive!

There are so many rumours but here is a start:

Iphone 5 rumours

An iPhone Nano is allegedly on the way to combat the horde of Googlephones. Go figure.

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Yes, it will look very nice and be fuck*ng expensive!

Any suggestions for something else then? My contract is up in August.

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I use both, iPhone4 and HTC Desire XD, the iPhone is excellent, it's well served for app's and it does pretty much what it says on the tin, you can easily jailbreak it and hunt for apps. The Desire is big, bulky and heavy but like the iPhone it

does what it says on the tin. I suffer many more glitches on the Android OS which is ver 2.2 with the Samsung Nexus S amoled screen and running android 2.3 seemingly getting better results. I like the open source android option but there

are more rogue apps than enough and it only takes one and you're phone is undone where with the iPhone you do have some sort of back up plan if things go awry. I do think that googles android will eventually rule the roost with the iphone

coming a very close second. If i was to choose, I'd choose the android system.

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