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Mobile Competition Part 1: What OS is best for you

0. phoneArena 23 Sep 2011, 12:31 posted on

Part 1 of 2 covering iOS, Android and the smaller competing platforms, the strengths and weaknesses of each, and why you might choose one over another. Part 2 will focus on the overall competition and its effect on the mobile space...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 17:39 4

90. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


yea i typed it out and my phone changed it and i'm just now seeing my mistake lol and for the record lightsaber!!!!!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 14:59 3

74. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


LMAO@lifesavers

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 08:17 1

183. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


because even 4 sabers cant match our weapons.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:15 1

201. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Because they need 4 to keep up with Android ;) And its light sabers...but thats ok, I thought it was lifesavers too once :P

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:45 8

11. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I love Phone Arena! Thank you for clarifying what iOS really is. I'd like a mobile version of Phone Arena or an Android app.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:50 11

17. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Great article, Michael. I loved the balanced nature and the little winking aside to us kiddies here battling in the flame wars. :)

Oh, er, wait, WHAT DO YOU MEAN ANDROID ISN'T THE BEST EVAR?!?! YOU MUST HAVE BEEN CAPTURED AND BRAINWASHED BY DARKSTEVE ON APPLEOKOLIPS! WHAT, NEXT YOU'LL BE ONE OF HIS FURIES?! BAD MICHAEL, BAD! AND THE REST OF YOU IFANBOYS SUCK MORE THAN A BLACK HOLE!!! *rage rage rage*

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:54 6

21. hepresearch (unregistered)


L... O... L...

WHAT DO YOU MEAN SYMBIAN IS LOSING SHARE?! SYMBIAN IS SO AWESME EVRYBDY NEEEDS A NOKIA PHONE CUZ... aw forget it, I give up...

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 16:27 2

83. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


ROFL!!! :-D

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:48 6

42. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


darn you.. you beat me to my fandroid rage of teh lolz!!!!


Its nice to get a shout out for our contributions... lolol

side note, I obviously prefer google, but i do defend any OS against accuracies that i see..

well, exept for that one OS.. oh what was it.. umm.. the one peter loves but doesnt really exist.. um... errr.. lol

:)

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:53 2

19. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


Can't believe you give more praise to Bada than Symbian Belle. Oh, that's right...Symbian is in decline...from what share again?

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:53

20. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


MS will need to push their OS to everyone. I'm planning to change my symbian and have a plan to buy arc. Once it is enough old i'll buy wp7

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:55

22. DMan (unregistered)


One thing is pretty clear in this article. Who are the blind fanboys.

Apple -> 2 Fanboys mentioned
Bada -> 1 Fanboy mentioned
Android -> 0 Fanboys mentioned

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:58 5

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Eh no maybe it's just android fans are so many to be mentioned

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:03 1

25. DMan (unregistered)


Well, I read a lot of comments here at PhoneArena.

You do see one or another Android fanboy here and there. But none in the same level as The Miz who is on every article posting and trolling about Apple. (Taco is much more reasonable lately).

That is why when you say Android Fanboy (at least here on phonearena), no one specifically comes to mind.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:02 6

24. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


sorry about that, edited to call out Sniggly and remixfa, though I could always toss in protozeloz for good measure

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:05 3

26. DMan (unregistered)


That´s true, forgot about him.

But in my opinion Sniggly and remixfa don´t go directly to the real fanboys kind because they actually try to use arguments.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:09 3

28. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


That's kind of why I left them out at first, because they aren't exactly fanboys, but they are the most fervent defenders of Android, so they get the call.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:51 7

44. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol, i am a defender of logic and accuracy, regardless of platform! It just so happens that we spend so much time arguing against rabbid fanboys from iOS and.... umm.... that one platform that peter keeps telling me is real..... that we end up having to correct inaccurate anti-google statements all day..


>8'P :)

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:53 5

46. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


That's why I love you. Logic, accuracy and rationality FTW!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 12:10 4

51. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


naw, hell no, i love it. :)

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 12:18 3

55. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ha, there goes accuracy, i clicked on the wrong reply!!! lolololol

this was actually ment for #49, asking if i wanted to be removed from mention..

doh.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 18:10 2

91. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Michael good article overall, but to say remix has logic and accuracy makes you lose credibility. Like bio said he claims t-mobile is faster than VZW lte and also makes outlandish claims about the iPhone on a regular basis. When speaking strictly about android then he's pretty reasonable, but he's definitely a huge fanboy.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 00:18

229. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Yeah I'm not going to sugar-coat it. It does make you lose credibility because they are very much fanboys. And Michael it makes you look like a fanboy too because you can't see that they are fanboys! lol. I've never seen a writer kiss so much ass in my life! My gawd. Its entertaining and sickening all at the same time.

Remixfa, you don't always comment with logic and accuracy. That's bull****, haha. You always inject your negativity whenever anything good about Apple is reported.And I don't want to get into another argument of whether or not the iPhone is a smartphone, but believing so strongly that the iPhone wasn't a smartphone is a perfect example of your fanboyism. Along with the people who review smartphones for a living, I bet even the CEOs of Google, HTC, and your best friend Sammy would say that iPhone is and was a smartphone.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 07:56

237. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


sure, if you bend the rules of a smartphone and take out most features that other smartphones had when the iphone launched, was it a smartphone.

sorry but i dont believe in dumbing down standards to fit more people. If it doesnt have smartphone features, its not a smartphone.

And if u actually read anything ive written, i also said android wasnt a smartphone when it launched either... so how does that make me an android fanboy exactly???

you ibots are like the sith.. if your not with you, your against you.. there is no room for actual thinking people, which is why i could never be like you.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:55 1

49. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


PS, would you prefer I remove your name from the list?

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 18:19 1

96. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


you defend android against fanboys on Apple articles all day lol. When have you ever defended Apple?

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 00:11

157. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


maybe u should actually read my comments instead of just blindly replying to them. Ive agreed with you probably 4 times this week. I defend any OS against inaccuracies. I dont have a vested interest in any of them as i dont own any stocks. They dont pay me, they dont own me, and they dont control me. Unlike "AHEM" some people, if you actually read through my comments, you will see I'll go after anything I think is inaccurate on any side.

its not my fault that your track record is mostly wrong.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:57 4

50. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It is flattering that you chose to edit a shoutout to us in the article. Thank you, Michael. You are a gentleman and a scholar. Now come over here and stroke my ego some more. ;) *purr purr*

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 18:21

98. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


can you get anymore ***?

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 18:33 4

100. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol, you're such a thug, Taco. You insult me for being a geek, you use a "g..ay" insult...what jock stereotype DON'T you fit in?

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