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Old 07-26-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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250K out of about 80 million users is a drop in the bucket. Yes SOME people like to tinker, but just remember that it was only a few years ago when people couldn't figure out how to set the clock on the VCRs or DVD players.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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the counter stops at 250K we can't even get a proper count...
Again... the counter stops there... it could be 40 million for all we know.

FACT: lots of folks like to tinker... boys in particular.

OK... I will finally say it 'out loud': iPhones are for girls.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:44 PM
 
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But really, how many average users will do that? Look at a program like MSWord, with all its (unnecessary) bells and whistles. -The average user can't even properly set tabs or paragraph spacing. -What makes you think that the majority of users will tweak their Android settings.

If you are a techno-Geek, yes, Android is definitely the phone for you. For everyone else its what ever feels best for you.
What?? "techno-geek?" Really? Come on, you click the install button in the Market twice, and it installs. That's it. That's how hard it is to customize Android.

On the all-mighty iPhone, you have to jailbreak to get cydia, install winterboard, install the theme you want, position the theme over the stock UI in winterboard's settings, save it, respring the phone to reset the UI, and view your custom settings. There isn't a preview, and there isn't an easy way to revert changes or make subtle new ones. PAIN IN THE ASS!

You just threw the whole "my friend has a custom SenseUI skin" at us, demonstrating that iOS was superior because of abilities such as these. Now, when I debate your point, you say that customization isn't even a thought for the majority of users?? Why did you bring it up in the first place?

In fact, my MOTHER, who chicken pecks and doesn't know what a router is, installed Handcent and added a hello kitty skin to it on her Samsung Fascinate. By herself. That is a testament to how easy it really is.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:42 AM
 
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We had the 3G iphones through AT&T. The service was terrible so I couldn't really judge how good the iphone was. We switched to Verizon and I got a Blackberry and my husband got the Android. He says he misses the iphone and when its an option he wants to upgrade to the newest iphone with Verizon.

His complaints on the Android is that he found the iphone more user friendly. He thinks the camera on the iphone is better. Also this hot spell has made his Android act funny and shut off at times. He also didn't care for that the Android automatically put all his facebook friends information into his address book. He accepted a lot of people from high school and they are all now in his address book. He had to manually delete all of it later.

He does admit that surfing the internet is much faster on his Android but he is comparing it to the 3G iphone he once had.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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We had the 3G iphones through AT&T. The service was terrible so I couldn't really judge how good the iphone was. We switched to Verizon and I got a Blackberry and my husband got the Android. He says he misses the iphone and when its an option he wants to upgrade to the newest iphone with Verizon.
This is really the point that most people in this whole iPhone-vs-Android-vs-Blackberry-vs-WebOS-vs-WP7 debate keep missing.

Get the phone / network that works best for you.

Nothing else matters.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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He thinks the camera on the iphone is better.
It is pretty good for a phone.

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He also didn't care for that the Android automatically put all his facebook friends information into his address book.
This is totally customizable. THere is a setting for "Merge my FB contacts to my regular contacts". Trun it off and they are gone.

Certainly not trying to talk him out of the iPhone, just saying.
As I said and others have too: I like them both.

Different Strokes for Different Folks...
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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What?? "techno-geek?" Really? Come on, you click the install button in the Market twice, and it installs. That's it. That's how hard it is to customize Android.
That's fine. Im not telling anyone to get one phone of the other, its all about personal preferences.

I (my, myself and I) just prefer the easy to use integration of apple products. When you are jerking around with technology all day, I just want some of my tech to work without having to tweak or download aps just to get certain files to work.
As soon as sprint gets an iPhone I'm on board. I have not yet found an android phone that I like. Until then I am just using a standard LG touch dumbed-phone.

But when I think about people customizing interfaces, I just have visions (nightmares) of "myspace" during their glory years.

Remember how bad some user-customized pages were?
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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I have an android-motorola citrus. It's my first smartphone and I guess it's like a little starter smartphone. I really like it: lots of free apps, screen size is fine. I got it as a free upgrade and maybe when it's time to upgrade I'll look into something else. I'm with verizon and I'm happy with them as well. I think with the i-phone you can do more stuff? I don't know but I do know that I have a lot of my life organized on my phone!
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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I have an android-motorola citrus. It's my first smartphone and I guess it's like a little starter smartphone. I really like it: lots of free apps, screen size is fine. I got it as a free upgrade and maybe when it's time to upgrade I'll look into something else. I'm with verizon and I'm happy with them as well. I think with the i-phone you can do more stuff? I don't know but I do know that I have a lot of my life organized on my phone!
The single most important thing you can do here is get a phone that you like. Sounds like you've already won!
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