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Old 01-09-12, 11:14 AM   #25
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Sure, you can get around it. But that's just not for me.

I like tweaking as well but not on stuff I use daily and depend on. That's why I'm a Mercedes and Apple guy
As an example, I don't mind if my PC is down for two weeks because I'm testing or changing something. But if my Macs, iPhone or car would not work, I'd be in trouble...
Most of the tweaks I mention should never cause the device to break/crash.

And for my phone, if I break it while tweaking, a simple SBF (i.e. restore) to stock Gingerbread takes about 10 minutes total. Google stores all my contacts and appointments, while Titanium backup stores all my apps/settings. So I can go from nothing to up and going in about 15-20 minutes if I break something.

Obviously, you shouldn't attempt to tweak major things or change the rom while you're on the road.
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Old 01-09-12, 11:52 AM   #26
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Screw installing ROMs and tweaking, what a mess that was; my OG Droid was even horrible stock or with vanilla 2.2. I just want a phone that works right out of the box with no bloat. Luckily I got that with an iPhone 4 and have had no regrets/complaints ever since I got it over a month ago.
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Old 01-09-12, 11:55 AM   #27
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The biggest issue with Android are those stupid front-ends that every manufacturer has to slap on the otherwise good OS. Pure Android would be much better. Luckily, Google seems to make a push in that direction finally by forcing a base interface for all manufacturers!
Stock android is much better. You couldn't be any more right.

I don't understand the appeal of an iPhone. I'd rather not have details abstracted, it makes it frustrating and difficult to use. In your example I've never had an issue mounting my android phone and copying files to / from a pc. I've also never had wireless not work (except for beta builds of ROMs).

I honestly think android gets a bad rap because people are buying the garbage phones like the Atrix, Bionic, Thunderbolt and Fascinate and are put off by the problems and stability issues.

I have not had any issues at all (seriously) with my Nexus S. It's been an amazing phone and leaps and bounds ahead of other android phones (particularly the Epic 4g which I owned) because of it's stability and stock android.
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Old 01-09-12, 12:01 PM   #28
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Screw installing ROMs and tweaking, what a mess that was; my OG Droid was even horrible stock or with vanilla 2.2. I just want a phone that works right out of the box with no bloat. Luckily I got that with an iPhone 4 and have had no regrets/complaints ever since I got it over a month ago.
apples to oranges man....

An iPhone 3GS runs like garbage now too, ask anyone that has one, ios5 hosed it's ability to be a viable phone. That launched the same time as your original droid.

My Nexus S (very similar hardware to your iPhone 4) has been an extremely solid device with no performance issues.

What I'm trying to say is don't confuse a bad device with a bad OS. Both android and iOS have good and bad devices and just because you can cherry pick an example where iOS is better doesn't mean it's better universally.
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No people are stupid moronic consumers and like shiny things because other people have shiny things. Apple is great at marketing their products to make them seem special.

They use words like magical in their campaigns and silly people eat it up. Windows ftw! Still.
excactly, apple does do a good job at appealing to the general consumer crowd into fooling them into believing their products are better. Oh look its shiny. In some cases apple fanboys are like cult followers, “oh apple made it iz must have it, me can’t look at competition, the great apple will be furious”
And then you have apple as a company, oh no, some people are realizing that our products are ****, and more and more people buy android. Android is has 15+% more market share then us, we must sue our competition.
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I still can't understand why Apple doesn't use Gorilla glass...

"Oh you dropped your iPhone 6 inches and it cracked? Bring it to the genius bar!"
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I still can't understand why Apple doesn't use Gorilla glass...

"Oh you dropped your iPhone 6 inches and it cracked? Bring it to the genius bar!"
Fun fact actually.... The iPhone 4 does use gorilla glass, and it's more prone to cracking, less prone to scratches, it's a much harder glass which makes it more brittle than plastics or other glass (easier to crack).
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Fun fact actually.... The iPhone 4 does use gorilla glass, and it's more prone to cracking, less prone to scratches, it's a much harder glass which makes it more brittle than plastics or other glass (easier to crack).
Interesting, then why do iPhone's crack so much more (apparently easily) than most Android devices?

Design? Since the sides of the glass are exposed?

I've seen people drop iPhones a foot or two and it shatters. My father dropped his Droid X while he was doing 70 mph on his motorcycle and the worst that happened was his 50 cent case got a scratch on the side.
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Old 01-09-12, 12:40 PM   #33
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Your dad is a 50 Cent fan?



Booyah!
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Fun fact actually.... The iPhone 4 does use gorilla glass, and it's more prone to cracking, less prone to scratches, it's a much harder glass which makes it more brittle than plastics or other glass (easier to crack).
my atrix has gorilla glass, and i dropped it once, screen down, from about waist height, no crack, no scratch.

i seen iphones dropped from lower heights and they shatter.

again pretty design over function.
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I love my iPod 4th gen for mobile gaming and my Droid Inc for productivity.
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