The Android operating system has come quite far over recent years, and it may have grown to be more impressive than the mighty Apple iPhone. Why? Let’s compare some key features of both phones
iPhone seems too "been there, done that" since I have an iPod touch I opt for the droid, or Milestone in Canada
i like Android Os better, it feels more you, iphone just have 4x4 apps box on the home screen, i think the reason iphone sell so much is just because it's apple's product
i love my 3gs and would not think about using any other phone
I ended up getting a Win Mobile 6.5 (Omnia II) phone cus none of the awesome HTC phones are available in Canada.
Cant wait for Winpho 7!
no thank you, there not that much apps, but the os love great tho
I have a colour screen on my new one... it does calls... and I suppose texts.
desire or x10.
Yer desire is amazing
Samsung Galaxy S is better, sony miss their chance with the X10, they took to long to bring it to the usa and now they lost their chance to 1-up their competition, the phone was announce last year, why release so late without 2.1 btw the girl below in the vid is beautiful, i need to go to the uk if all girls look like that
overclocked cdma hero, but wishing i could get the evo... mmm
Had the HTC Incredible but returned it. Really great phone, but I really want the Motorola Shadow!
HTC HD2 all the way.
windows mobile is a joke, stick to android
that's already crippled the day it arrived. I keep hearing it will not be able to upgrade to WinMO 7 and 6.5 is a joke. A waste of such Hardware with that OS currently. While I'm still waiting for a phone with such specs on TMO with android.....grrrrrrrrrr
To the rest of the world since it has sold more and comparing Android which is on how many phones to iPhone os which is only on iPhones yet it is still a long ways ahead that's a funny comparison =\
It's on how many phones 20 maybe Apple is on just the iPhone!! How can you compare Apples OS when Android is on so many different phones?
Hate to break it to you, ps3_gamer_derek, but Apple isn't even close to being dominant in the smartphone market. Nokia holds that title with their Symbian OS.
even though I hate apple and iphone and even though its true that nokia is dominating, the truth is that no one is talking about nokia. Everyone wants an iphone because thats what everyone is talking about. Now nokia the past years have not done one single new feature in phones that would distinguish it from the pack, and lets not talk about quality build. The only reason the iphone is not selling more is because the assholes at apple keep a tight lid on the carrier you can have and other stuff like only connecting to itunes etc. Thats why I hate apple and apple products, but apparently many people like to limit them selfs. Anyways, have fun!
Yea I agree withe the carrier thing also it's on AT&T with no network
I deal with an apple fanboy every single day at my job, for everything that Google has achieved with android, it pales in comparison to the divinity that steve jobs and apple bestow upon us in his eyes. people have no idea how annoying apple fanboys are until they meet one.
I think that explains the Android surge since it debuted Fall 2008. Now I do have an Ipod touch and by nature I'm more of an open-source guy so I will gravitate morso towards the Android OS but I understand the differences between Iphone and others. Most simple users do not. Not that they need to but Apple is good at marketing and hype. Then again, thier phone does what it's suppose to but in a controlling Steve Jobs kind of way....hehe
I have my iphone since a while now, but it really is starting to annoy me. It's not an 3GS, though. And as such it is just dog slow, crashes all the time (well, unlocked), or drains my battery as soon as you run "pseudo" multitasking (Backgrounder). Quick view on the Incredible, and that thing just flies. I will wait for the first Android 2.2 phones, but what I've seen so far kills my iphone. My iphone will be retired soon ASAP I can get my hands on an (unlocked) Android 2.2 phone (possibly not anytime soon, but I sure will not upgrade to another iphone). Having a choice of provider and HW vendor also is a huge advantage. Sales wise, I can see no way, how one provider and vendor (Apple & AT&T) can compete against a future open platform based on Android.
Just keep in mind that not all Android experiences are universal. My Tmobile G1 is a pooch compared to the newer Android phones on other carriers. The 3gs, or even the old iPhone is vastly superior to this G1. The incredible or HD2 on the other hand seem to be much better phones than this G1.
is goot on a few android phone run FW 2.0 and higher and dude sales really it been out longer way longer also android soes more way more and new android phones anr now getting Flash 10 witch i phone and ipad will never have really dude grow up the i phone is no longer the best
I am nearing the end of my contract with my Blackberry Storm and fancy a change. I'm considering Android and the iPhone and currently the iPhone seems to be the one that interests me most with a new model about to be announced. So far as general smart phone features goes theres not much to pick between either the Blackberry, Android or iPhone as they all make phone calls, push email, browse the web etc. There seems to be better more quality app support for the iPhone and I wonder if that will change a hell of a lot because from a developer point of view they only have to develop for one phone with the iPhone where as the Android has soo many different handsets and hardware differences to consider. So far in my opinion there hasn't been an android handset released that is as elegant in its design as the iPhone. This isn't a huge issue for me but its still a consideration. I have a few months left on my contract which will take me well past Apple's conference and E3 so hopefully in a few months I will perhaps have more information to make my decision easier.
if i were you i would check out the htc incredible, its one sexy ass phone. for me personally though im waiting for the htc evo 4g.
Thank you, +bubble for the helpful comment
yeah no problem. i used to want an iphone for the same reasons, but im on sprint so i got an ipod touch instead. after a few months of ownership it got stale you have to dig deep if you want to find any of the truly great apps (although android is getting like that as more apps hit the market) i will say it is a great mp3 player if you dont mind itunes. when time came for my upgrade i grabbed the hero, and while i have wasnt impressed with earlier android phones (G1) i was thoroughly impressed with it, mulitasking, upgradeable memory, you can change the interface completely, and when/if you root an android phone becomes a tinkerers dream- i have for instance overclocked my phone, and have been running 2.1 on it way before the official update.
just gear a moto droid are the droid 2 when it his iphone does not even come close well i guess it close but d roid is better
It's only the beginning for android.
Just ordered my Nexus One. With Android 2.2 it's gonna be the ultimate smartphone.
Got my Hero at least 3 months ago and gotta say I love it. Upgraded from the Rant and this is pretty much my first smart phone, it sure has saved my hide from being bored at work. AIM+Onemanga+Last.fm/Pandora = some fun times.
Been using the HTC legend for quite sometime now....and although its beginning to get outdated now am still loving it. Android rocks
Android is amazing. Software has almost caught up, and the Desire or the increables hardware is much better the Iphone
I use to have one of those piece of shits unlocked using it on T-Mobile,then i saw how useless it was. the apps are overpriced and most dont even make good use, im stuck with the same internal memory and cant upgrade, the battery life is shit, it cant use flash, and safari is crap compared to Opera, Dolphin and Safari. Switched to sprint and got a hero, ans couldnt be happier, to think i gave up my wonderful blackberry for an iPhone....
"im stuck with the same internal memory and cant upgrade" yeh that's a real kicker tbh. love being able to upgrade the memory with the hero. The price difference between the iphone models is ridiculous though when the only difference is the internal memory!
Sprint is about to get their BEAST of a Android phone, I'm just waiting for T-Mobile to get a Beast 1ghz phone so I can jump on android. I understand why people buy Apple products and such but it is, what it is. Apple does well marketing and hyping its products, which do what it intends to, while being on a closed platform. I'm a sucker for the open-source community(XDA), so Android platform is what I'm attracted to. I just wish there wasn't so much Fragmentation with the OS and the Hardware manufacturers kept the android OS NATIVE, so when Google pushes updates it can be downloaded right away if supported. If there was no HTC sense many phones would be getting FROYO about now.
i bought a htc hero on the basis that for a monthly fee i got unlimited txts and internet for only £10 a month! the min contract for the iphone in the uk is pushing £25 + phone cost and you don't get much more for that. i've had an ipod touch for over a year now and love it, so getting an iphone would have been my ideal choice however the htc hero still has a lot to offer and is better in some respects, in particular the sense ui which is great allowing me to position widgets and apps where i want them. The facebook app itself isnt as good as the one on iphone, but it's great to be able to update your status without loading the app. Only thing that lets the hero down in particular is that it's still running 1.5 and as such it's dog slow at times. Hopefully 2.1 will arrive soon because it's been delay after delay, but when it does i doubt i'll have any issues with it.
I have HTC hero and next friday I'll be rocking the HTC evo. My buddies and I are pretty split between Iphone and Android. I have no 'real' issues with iphone and if it ever comes to sprint I'll have to do some comparisons but as of now the Hero does what I need it to do and since I live in a Sprint 4g market the evo will do even more.
i'm just counting the days until my contract is up so i can get an android phone.
I don't know to much about smartphones but the article seems to be comparing the iphone 3gs, but what about when the new iphone comes out? Shouldn't they way to see what it will offer?
Henry Cain no, the new iphone should't way in, becuase the article is comparing what's on the market now, The article could easily compared the Sprint Evo 4g, and this phone blows away everything on the market including the rumor iphone specs.
I have a Droid and I'm loving the Android engine. Can't wait to get the Froyo update. I've fool around with the iPhone and it just lacks customibility. Just the fact you can create folders to put you apps in is a bonus.
I got my desire on the Orange network in the UK. Having come straight off the back of an Xperia running WinMo 5.1 this is an absolute revolution! I've never been a fan of Apple products as I don't buy the corporate BS (same goes to you to Bill). This for me is the only alternative - and it's open source. Froyo rocks.
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