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#1 still1

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 18:58

These videos are really nice. it talks about all the small things that makes android better. if u dont have time at least watch part 1
Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiY1kSTHZw

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayx4XsBaJBI

Part 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsGQ_xts_Gw

Part 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlPKVWv1WxU


Part 5 and part 6 coming soon...

Edit: Adding Source http://phandroid.com...-what-you-need/


#2 marketZZ

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:34

Nice video.. I am on 3rd part. hurrah my first post.

#3 MFH

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:40

Nice series, seems like I have to reevaluate my judgement of Android…

#4 Xerxes

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:10

Nice videos (Y) , I watched only the first one so far. However, did notice a mistake. Swiping to remove apps in the app switcher in ICS does not close the app it only removes it from the list. On iOS you can close the apps from it's list, so in that respect iOS is in fact better. Just a minor nitpick but overall quite good.

#5 OP still1

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 14:59

Nice videos (Y) , I watched only the first one so far. However, did notice a mistake. Swiping to remove apps in the app switcher in ICS does not close the app it only removes it from the list. On iOS you can close the apps from it's list, so in that respect iOS is in fact better. Just a minor nitpick but overall quite good.

Swiping to remove apps in the app switcher in ICS WILL close the app..
I just tried it on my phone before replying just to make sure I wasnt wrong :) :shiftyninja:

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#6 +OOOOOOOO

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 15:13

Well ... there you have it. lol.

I prefer my iPhone over my Samsung Android phone with ICS. That said. I appreciate that Google are getting better and better. But no ... generally, my iPhone is nicer. Better quality screen that any ... yes ANY Android device (not talking about resolution here ... resolution isn't the only thing that counts). Better design than any phone out there. Better core features that can be called on when making apps. Yes, you may have lots of customisation on the Android platform, but doing some really simple visual effects on the iPhone is literally a minute's worth of adding it. Whereas on the Android platform, in many instances, it means writing a custom piece of code.

I do prefer making apps for Android. That's true. It's more work to be honest, but it's a little more customisable and let's be honest, Google will allow any old crap onto the store. That's why theres a massive percentage of awful apps. And take a look at most apps on iOS / Android. They're mostly higher grade on iOS. Reason being that most people make iOS apps and then make Android ones later. You can't argue that. It's a fact.

There's good and bad reasons to have either platform. I get around it by owning both. I work for a developer and we make for both. These videos do nothing but prove the phone he uses works for him. Doesn't make it so for everyone else.

#7 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 15:23

The Android OS might be getting better, but the upgrade timeline they have in place is an absolute nightmare. ICS was released months ago, but yet new devices still don't have it, and existing devices still aren't getting the upgrade. For that reason alone, I don't think I could ever get an Android phone. iOS or Windows Phone for me.

#8 simplezz

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 16:47

I love the second video playing a game with a bluetooth controller. Someone just a few days ago said who'd want to play games using touch on a small phone/table screen when there are consoles like the Xbox360. Well as the video says, hook your Android phone/table up to a 1080p TV and use your bluetooth game controller and you have a console already, one which has all your past (emulated), and present games.

It's pretty amazing how functional Android is considering all the different configurations it has to support. (Y)

#9 rajputwarrior

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 16:52

android has a lot of benifits (like the post mentioned above i actually do that with my tab), but for a phone i'll always stick with iOS cause they have better music management, app support and OS support then android will ever have. not to mention once you jailbreak an iphone you can do and customize the OS just as much as any android device.

#10 butilikethecookie

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 16:57

Apple is an abusive, power hungry bitc*. They want to control everything and if they can't they throw an unholy fit.

....I still love Apple...It was my fault anyway.... :rofl:

#11 simplezz

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 16:58

The Android OS might be getting better, but the upgrade timeline they have in place is an absolute nightmare. ICS was released months ago, but yet new devices still don't have it, and existing devices still aren't getting the upgrade.

That's simply not true. Lots of new devices being sold now come with ICS. By the same token, lots of devices have received the ICS update also. When you have so many different devices and hardware, it's much more complicated. iOS and WP devices all have the same chipsets, CPU's, GPU's etc, and allow virtually no customisation, so of course it's easier to upgrade for them (at the moment).


For that reason alone, I don't think I could ever get an Android phone. iOS or Windows Phone for me.

Windows Phone isn't even getting its first major upgrade if rumours are to be believed, that includes the just released Lumia 900, whose software will effectively be obsolete in 4/5 months. Good luck with that.

As for iOS. Yeah it gets updates but look at the performance degredation on older devices. There are forums full of iPad/iPhone users complaining of poor performance since updating. When you upgrade to ICS on Android, the performance is much improved. That's how updates should be.

And don't forget, even if a device doesn't get an official update, there are always ICS roms available.

#12 Melfster

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 16:59

There are still lot features that iOS has that android doesn't. Airprint, Air play, music management is much better, better games, cool apps like flipboard.

#13 rajputwarrior

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 17:02

That's simply not true. Lots of new devices being sold now come with ICS. By the same token, lots of devices have received the ICS update also. When you have so many different devices and hardware, it's much more complicated. iOS and WP devices all have the same chipsets, CPU's, GPU's etc, and allow virtually no customisation, so of course it's easier to upgrade for them (at the moment).


that's not true if you are a samsung device owner...even an owner of a brand new samsung device the galaxy note which ships with 2.3. and it is more complicated, hence the fragemenation issues everyone compains about.

Windows Phone isn't even getting its first major upgrade if rumours are to be believed, that includes the just released Lumia 900, whose software will effectively be obsolete in 4/5 months. Good luck with that.

As for iOS. Yeah it gets updates but look at the performance degredation on older devices. There are forums full of iPad/iPhone users complaining of poor performance since updating. When you upgrade to ICS on Android, the performance is much improved. That's how updates should be.

And don't forget, even if a device doesn't get an official update, there are always ICS roms available.


iOS 5 actually runs faster then iOS 4 on a 3GS which is a 3 year old device... and the roms availble are only an option to geeks like us who are willing to break their warranty and mess around with their devices, and at it's current state things like camera and LTE/3G modems don't work properly or at all if you go the CM9 route. android is awesome, their software/OS support is just garbage.

#14 +AJerman

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 17:06

There are still lot features that iOS has that android doesn't. Airprint, Air play, music management is much better, better games, cool apps like flipboard.

Google Cloud print. Android has plenty of apps that support Airplay. Music management I'd strongly disagree considering I can choose a vast number of music apps to find which fits me best. I'll take PowerAMP over iTunes any day. Most games are coming to both now and either way, that's all opinion, but I'll give you apps and games iOS still has a slight edge in. And Google Currents for flipboard.

#15 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 17:11

That's simply not true. Lots of new devices being sold now come with ICS. By the same token, lots of devices have received the ICS update also. When you have so many different devices and hardware, it's much more complicated. iOS and WP devices all have the same chipsets, CPU's, GPU's etc, and allow virtually no customisation, so of course it's easier to upgrade for them (at the moment).



Windows Phone isn't even getting its first major upgrade if rumours are to be believed, that includes the just released Lumia 900, whose software will effectively be obsolete in 4/5 months. Good luck with that.

As for iOS. Yeah it gets updates but look at the performance degredation on older devices. There are forums full of iPad/iPhone users complaining of poor performance since updating. When you upgrade to ICS on Android, the performance is much improved. That's how updates should be.

And don't forget, even if a device doesn't get an official update, there are always ICS roms available.


Moral of the story is, Android is a mess because of the litter of devices and fragmentation. I personally don't care for the interface of Windows Phone, but I do prefer it over Android since it's much more fluid and stable. It looks like rajput beat me to exactly what I was going to say, but the Note is a class example of what I was talking about. And I would sure hope that ICS does wonders on that phone because it's a lagfest. The whole root and rom install excuse is really lame actually. Unless the phone supports CyanogenMod, it's not even worth bothering. Even then, it's just plain embarrassing that the phone can only run well with 3rd party software.

For somebody that has the compulsive urge to "hack" into their phone and wants to be able to play NES on their 4" screen, then Android is perfect for them. For somebody that wants a clean interface that never lags and there is no worries about catching a virus, then iOS is the way to go. It's a little too early to judge Windows Phone, but it seems they are making pretty decent strides to provide the quality and stability of iOS. They just need a bigger app and phone selection.



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