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Posted 10 December 2012 - 19:37
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 19:43
So the operating system is years ahead because you can change gadgets.
You said it, the AppStore is unmatched. Rather, the quality of the apps on it is unmatched. That is what matters. The OS is there to service applications. If that changes in the future, the other platforms will be superior.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 19:54
AppStore is better than Play Store, but that's just barely. The difference is so small that it almost doesn't matter anylonger. But still, AppStore have the little edge.
But that alone isn't the factor that makes it better than Android. It's the whole package that counts. And Android wins here by a large margin.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 20:01
And that is your opinion. It comes down to some people like things one way, others a different way. Otherwise we would only have 1 brand of everything. Only Pepsi, only Ford Focus cars, etc. If you don't like iOS that's fine, or if you don't like Android that's fine too. What makes you less of a person is when you start bashing other people for not liking or thinking the same way you do.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 20:14
Sadly, it is missing Google Street View.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 20:27
Posted 10 December 2012 - 20:44
Yeah, ask 99% of the consumers, and they wouldn't be able to tell the difference between pentile vs. non. If you're going by pure specs, then yes. But, in everyday usage, most people wouldn't notice (or even care). IMO, the whole Galaxy lineup is massively overrated. The HTC One X series is overall better imo. Plus the recently released Droid DNA trumps the Note 2 in terms of certain specs.
No, the screen isn't bad. It's a universal problem with that type of display.
The S3 has a pentile display which is inferior to an RGB display in terms of quality, so that's what causes the pixelation. I don't think the Note 2 has a pentile display, so it may not have those problems.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 20:45
Posted 10 December 2012 - 21:39
Posted 10 December 2012 - 21:53
Limited multitasking? It behaves exactly how Android multitasking behaves. Applications are suspended when going to the background. Like Android, some applications are allowed to work in a hybrid mode. Android allows the installation of services, which are another application running in the background. Not many apps use this option, and it wastes more battery life. Apple has chose another model, a system-wide push support, which is much more efficient. It works good enough for most types of software.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 22:13
The ways Android apps avoid being killed in the background has a parallel on iOS with the limited Background APIs. The BroadcastReceivers component lets apps wake up for a short time to run some task or another, and then shunts it back to a background state. This is useful for location check-ins or file syncing.
The other way to forcibly maintain an app in the background is the Service component. An app that is running as a Service can run indefinitely and should almost never be killed by the system. This is what makes Android multitasking unique. Regular processes will be ended before a service, and a developer can further indicate a Service’s importance by running it as “foreground,” but this requires a notification icon to be persistently visible in the notification bar. You will see this behavior with automation apps like Locale as well as with music playback.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 22:31
It has limited multitasking, but the battery lasts a lot longer and I don't really see a difference with the way I use the phone. I still get notified about new Facebook posts, emails, etc, but it's all done using push notifications which use less battery than having lots of apps permanently running.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 22:38
Why don't you guys try Windows Phone 8?
It really is a great mobile OS, and as more people come to the platform, more apps will also be developed for it.