m0skit0 wrote:Why are you asking me? I didn't buy it. You did. This is not Apple: you have to choose carefully your hardware. Same goes for PC vs Mac. But this gives you a wider choice and, more importanly, you don't get locked by any stupid corporation.
Why not considering it the other way round and buying an Apple product because you know that you won't be buying a low-end device that will be outdated 6 months later ? Do you think that anyone is able to "choose his hardware", e.g understand what the specs mean ? What's more, as I already stated, raw performance is not always equal to real performance in the Android world... (cf my iPhone 2G that is faster than my Wildfire, the latter having a much better hardware).
Quantity != quality. And anyway, Android is growing faster
Your data is from 2010 and doesn't make any point: Ovi is shown as being the most promising market according to it...
Android is having the same growth the Apple Store had: exponential at the beginning, gradually slower as you start reaching high figures. But still, Apple is always one step ahead (and will remain at #1, in my humble opinion).
Llywelyn wrote:Anyway you can still find many iPhone 3G(S?) at very good prices, cheaper than most recent Android low-end devices.
Just quoting this to demonstrate that most iPhone (Apple) users are fashion-victims: there are so many second hand old iPhone models at good prices because the ones who bought it doesn't feel "fashion" enough with old models.
I facepalm at this argument. Really.
m0skit0 wrote:I never said ALL of them, but most (90+%) are. In fact all the ones I know personally are. One discussion I had with a workmate (a programmer):
This demonstrates how all Apple users I personally know are. And also (coincidence?) all of them lack any decent technical ablities/knowledge.
This makes me think about some people I know that keep saying "Linux > Windows".
They say Linux is better than Windows but don't even know why. I'm not talking about the people that really know how Linux works and what to do with it though (like you, I assume
). There are morons on both sides, Apple and Linux/Android.
m0skit0 wrote:I also forgot to mention that Apple devices run code you don't know about. Recently it was discovered that Apple logs a lot of your personal information, only they know what they do with it. If you appreciate your privacy, you won't run closed code on such a personal device such as a phone.
Yeah and fortunately Android is safe from this kind of problems, that whole fuss about Carrier IQ was Apple's marketing ! Besides, we all know that Google is one of the most respectful companies about privacy. Thanks God I chose Android for this.
m0skit0 wrote:And also, iPhone customization sucks very hard. Why can't I have widgets on the desktop? Why can't I choose another desktop look, effects...? I don't know if jailbroken you can do that, but on Android devices you don't need to root for such a trivial customization thing. This really sucks since I do want to be able to customize my device, because the way it comes never works nice for me. I would just hate an iOS device, for sure.
iPhone customization rocks very hard when you've got your jailbreak. Now, it's time to make comparisons between either non-rooted/non-jailbroken devices or rooted/jailbroken devices.
I have to facepalm, again, at this argument. For sure, this shows a clear superiority of Android over iOS: if you want to save your children's kidneys, keep them away from Apple products !
Now please let's go straight to my point: Android can be good for power users that know how to root and use cleverly their root (a non-rooted Android device is, imho, useless), if you're smart and enough technically skilled you can find a good phone at a decent price.
Now, if you buy an Apple device, it'll be very expensive for sure, yet you will have Apple's quality, 3 years of software upgrades, no bugs and a smooth device. It's perfect for an average user who can afford it.If you're a power user, you can also jailbreak it and get an Android-like customization.
Really, I wish that Nokia had not sold its soul to the Microsoft devil. Meego was a brilliant OS, really open ('cause I really laugh at people who come and tell me that Android truly is an open source OS, remember Honeycomb ?), community-built and extremly fast. For sure the perfect alternative to Apple's excellent, but costly, devices.