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Posted 11 December 2012 - 15:37

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Source: http://www.cultofand...d-android-user/


Guy Kawasaki was one of the Apple employees behind the legendary marketing of its 1984 Macintosh, and he’s well known among the Apple community for being a former evangelist of the Cupertino company. You might think, then, that when Kawasaki’s phone rings, it’s an iPhone he pulls out of his pocket.



Well that couldn’t be further from the truth. Kawasaki’s a diehard Android fan, and he has been for about a year. He no longer uses any iOS products at all — not even an iPad.



People are kind of amazed, but I don’t use any iOS products, none at all,” he told ReadWrite. “I fell in love with Android on the smartphone, and then I got a Nexus 7 and started using Android on the tablet as well. To me the great irony is that Apple’s slogan was ‘Think Different,’ but today if you think different you’re looking at Android.”



So why did Kawasaki switch to Android in the first place? Because he wanted fast 4G connectivity, and it wasn’t until a few months ago that the iPhone finally got 4G: “Apple touts itself as the leading edge of smartphones, so why was it still running on a network that was 10 to 20 times slower?”


He won’t be switching back to the iPhone 5 now that that’s here, either. “I won’t switch now, because I think Android is better,” he says. And that’s the same reason why Kawasaki won’t be switching his Nexus 7 for an iPad mini.



“If there was something compelling about the Mini I would switch in a second, but what’s compelling? Why switch?”



Kawasaki also likes the fact that Android smartphones offer NFC connectivity, “true multitasking,” and the ability to sort apps into alphabetical order (automatically). And then there’s the cable.



“Another thing I like with Android is they don’t have some stupid proprietary cable. I can go to any hotel front desk and if I’ve forgotten my cable they always have a micro-USB around. I can use my Nexus 7 and it’s on the same cable as my Samsung Galaxy S3. What a concept! A standard cable.”


I know what you’re thinking: Samsung sponsored Kawasaki’s last book, What The Plus!: Google for the Rest of Us, and all of a sudden he’s an Android user.



Well, according to Kawasaki, that has nothing to do with it. He insists that’s not why he switched, and that he simply, and honestly, just thinks Android’s better.



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:40

Well, Android is indeed better (for me), good to see it is for him as well.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 19:03

Apple touts itself as the leading edge of smartphones, so why was it still running on a network that was 10 to 20 times slower?


Errr... probably because 4G is hardly available anywhere. Even 3G isn't that widespread. There's really no reason to be forced to fork over the extra $10 per month for 4G unless you live in a city that has coverage.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 19:05

Errr... probably because 4G is hardly available anywhere. Even 3G isn't that widespread. There's really no reason to be forced to fork over the extra $10 per month for 4G unless you live in a city that has coverage.


Well the problem with that is that companies like Sprint force you to pay the extra $10.00 a month whether you have 4G in your area or not when you buy an Android or iPhone unit.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 23:29

He won’t be switching back to the iPhone 5 now that that’s here, either. “I won’t switch now, because I think Android is better,” he says. And that’s the same reason why Kawasaki won’t be switching his Nexus 7 for an iPad mini.


Good man. If anyone should know which is better, he should.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:48

4G is excruciatingly limited in the UK and there is no way on earth I will be getting involved in paying for 4G until it's 70 - 80% coverage at least. No way. And I can confidently say it wont be happening for 2 years at least. 4G is gonna take a lot more than a generation of phones to get people on board. It's launched with no where near enough signal areas.

Good man. If anyone should know which is better, he should.


His opinion is no more valid than yours or mine. He has based his decision on factors that don't come into play in most of the world. I'm an Apple fan, but I appreciate all tech including the latest Android phones (I work with them every day). I don't see how 4G can be any where near a deciding factor. Surely it's one of the least important considerations with the limited coverage?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:03

He's a real tech enthusiast, just like the rest of us. Good choice Guy - I love my Android phone too. :)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:06

People change, similarly their likes change. Who knows, tomorrow, he might switch back to iPhone or WP8

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:16

Errr... probably because 4G is hardly available anywhere. Even 3G isn't that widespread. There's really no reason to be forced to fork over the extra $10 per month for 4G unless you live in a city that has coverage.


This!

And I really think speed is very overly rated. I survive at measly speeds in India just alright and I think what people are losing these days is Patience of any kind...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:24

This!

And I really think speed is very overly rated. I survive at measly speeds in India just alright and I think what people are losing these days is Patience of any kind...


I think we can seperate the hardware from the providers, yes 4G is limited in a lot of places, however this doesn't stop apple introducing more advanced technologies, in most situations Apple's implementation has lead to a take up of technology, same for other vendors. It's the same with NFC, why apple never introduced this with the iPhone 4/4S let alone the 5 always confused me, Apple was known for being a pioneer in the IT field now they produce excuses such as NFC is a future technology we are sticking to bar code scanning. NFC can be used for payments and there are a lot more places that now accepted, however they are a lot of other great uses such as sharing photos/info/contacts between phones and devices, we saw Nokia use NFC to setup an external speaker, the ideas and innovation are endless.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 13:50

The thing is Android is getting better and better and Apple knows this. Hell, The man himself, Steve Wozniak, uses Android!!!!!....LOL

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 14:06

The thing is Android is getting better and better and Apple knows this. Hell, The man himself, Steve Wozniak, uses Android!!!!!....LOL


Yeah he has a Windows Phone too and praised it not too long ago. LOL! I'm hopeing to jump to android myself here pretty soon. :)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 15:37

Even 3G isn't that widespread.

No idea what region you're from, but 3G is available practically everywhere here.

Anyway, Android is a good competitor but I feel it's still very rough around the edges. Apps in general don't look at nice and perform as good as on iOS. Google Maps is the latest example of this really. Overall it's just nicer and smoother compared to the Android version, which is kinda ironic.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 16:09

No idea what region you're from, but 3G is available practically everywhere here.

Anyway, Android is a good competitor but I feel it's still very rough around the edges. Apps in general don't look at nice and perform as good as on iOS. Google Maps is the latest example of this really. Overall it's just nicer and smoother compared to the Android version, which is kinda ironic.


3G is available in most places here (US). We have around 80% coverage in this country. Europe is between 60-85% coverage, but worldwide, 3G only gets to about 20% of all people with 3G capable phones. Considering how long 3G has been available, that's pretty darn low. 4G I would imagine is much much lower than that. I live close to a city of 700k people and we don't have coverage. The closest city to have it is Chicago. Hopefully Apple can help force the tech to expand. I'd like to have 4G in the next year or so.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 16:34

I'm not talking about 4G, I'm talking about 3G which you claim isn't widespread. A 60-85% coverage in Europe and United States alone seems to contradict that claim. It's insane to use under developed countries as a baseline. Then we would get nowhere anytime soon.



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