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I don't give a fuck about the fanboy wars of which is better, or even which you prefer - I just hate it when people scream and shout that one is clearly winning when it's either not clear cut, or outright wrong.

Android’s Market Share Is Literally A Joke

I found it to be a very interesting read, and promptly forwarded it to staff@company who always email me "LOLOL ANDROID IS WINNING" emails every few months.
Clownshoes
You only notice android fanboys more because you use apple devices, I imagine apple fanboys are equally insufferable.

Both 'sides' are annoying cunts and most of the time they dont realise how cunty they are acting.

Ask them why they enjoy fighting on the behalf of massive conglomerates anyway.
Spoon
People like what they like, and everyone else that likes something else is wrong.

Phones, consoles, music, who really cares anyway. If you're happy with what you have, great!
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Clownshoes wrote:
You only notice android fanboys more because you use apple devices, I imagine apple fanboys are equally insufferable.


I don't deny this at all. As I said I hate the fanboy arguments, as Spoon said I use what I use because I like it - I don't try to preach it to others.

However it gets preached to me regularly with made up statements and little facts. This article clears most of them up.

I couldn't care less of the article's outcome on who was winning, I'm just glad that it was all laid out on the line.
Malieus
Jiminy wrote:
Smartphones are for conformist scum. End of story.


I do like some of the features they come with.… higher res media messaging (can now send a receive decent quality nudie pictures.), Facebook, handy for checking on events and stalking people one the go. and internet on the go, with some head phones and screen brightness turned off I can now watch porn on the bus.
Hunterbob
Malieus wrote:
Jiminy wrote:
Smartphones are for conformist scum. End of story.


I do like some of the features they come with.… higher res media messaging (can now send a receive decent quality nudie pictures.), Facebook, handy for checking on events and stalking people one the go. and internet on the go, with some head phones and screen brightness turned off I can now watch porn on the bus.

I lost.

I'm with Spoon on this too, couldn't care less as long as the phone is functional and user friendly.
Docilus
My new phone arrived yesterday. It's a Goophone i5s. I've spent most of the morning going through it, getting all my apps working and stuff.

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Jellybean Android OS made to look like the Apple iOS. Seriously awesome, the guys down at the Telstra shop were amazed. As most Android apps need a back button, it has an on-screen overlay one. It does have the option to use a standard looking OS, but I like the underhandedness of the fake iphone with a fake ui.

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Beneath the sticker is the Goophone logo, but I don't see the need to take it off just yet. I've got it in a rubbery case anyway, not going to see it ever again.



Purchased directly from here: http://android-sale.com/goophone-i5s.html
Stamps
Living in Japan I prefer to connect to the US content stores - Apple lets me do this, Android does not. Apple doesn't care physically where you and your phone are located - they just care where your credit card is registered - so I have a US based credit card and I can connect to the US based store.

This is not as clear cut with Android. I think the iPhone 5 is a really sweet piece of hardware - the upcoming iOS 7 will remove SOME of my pet peeves by providing quick access to often used settings like wifi, airplane mode, bluetooth, etc.

I am probably going to buy a Nexus 7 though - I am tired of waiting for an iPad mini with a retina display and a better processor. I "believe" I may be able to use by DNS service to trick the NExus into thinking I am in the US (when I am at home on my wifi) - I am just hoping that the stuff I download while "tricking" the Nexus will stick and still be usable when I disconnect the DNS service (say when I am on a Starbucks wifi). I am unfamiliar with Android so I just don't know.

Spotify is another service that doesn't care where you are in the world, so long as your credit card is in USD. So - I am hoping via the DNS server I can install the Spotify app (it won't be available in the Japanese Google Play store) and then use this app whilst on non-DNS trickery wifi.

So - not an apple fanboy - or android - for me it is convenience. For my phone I am really happy with the iPhone 5. For my tablet I am looking forward to breaking out of the Apple ecosystem to see how the other half lives!
Stackee
I have come to that time where I need to choose my next new phone.

Smartphone history: iPhone 3GS, Galaxy Nexus.

I'm using my 3GS at the moment because my GNexus is completely fucked. I prefer Android to iOS but I don't think I would risk buying another Samsung.

What are my options? Super tempting just to be really lazy and get the 5S. Does iOS have widgets yet? The home screens of iOS is probably my least favourite section.

I'd obviously prefer to keep my apps. It's not the most valuable library to be fair though.

HTC went to Win8 right? If I want to avoid Samsung (unless someone convinces me otherwise) but stick to Android, is Motorola a decent option?

Any info would be grand. I haven't looked at phones for a good 2 years and have no idea what's good these days.
Fork
No widgets on iOS still, but iOS7 is a massive upgrade both visually, and in terms of flow for the phone in my eyes.

I was considering upgrading to a 5S myself (remainder MRO payment + recontract) but I don't think I can be bothered, and will just wait for the 6.

You could probably pick up an iPhone5 for $400-$500 second hand on ebay/gumtree if you don't want a contract.

No idea about the Android side of things sorry.
Stackee
Hmm thanks.

I will avoid the 5 because I have a phone par with that already (I'd put more effort into fixing it, haven't even restored it to factory defaults yet). My specific situation is a long story but basically I'm on a new plan and get to pick out any phone I want.

I fully rejected iOS for Android 2 years ago and have no regrets over that. I'm fully able to accept Apple will continue to improve their OS and eventually I expect they'll be able to offer Android users what they want as well as allow users who like iOS for what it is to stick with what they like. With those new toggle buttons much more available I think they're going in the right direction but it doesn't sound like they're there yet.

edit;

I guess at this point I should just head over to the Android forum. Does Wiing still lurk this forum?
Wiing
HTC Bro, the One is very nice, but if you can wait until next year the new HTC M8 flagship phone should be epic
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