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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, 15:37

76. NeXoS (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Give him a break, he's probably not American. ;)

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 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, 11:48 6

42. remixfa (Posts: 14334; 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, 16:27 2

83. snowgator (Posts: 3602; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


ROFL!!! :-D

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, 11:02 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, 11:03 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, 11:05 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, 11:06 3

27. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Michael, if you're not already Editor-in-Chief of PhoneArena, you should be.

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, 11:11 1

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


Yay :D

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, 11:51 7

44. remixfa (Posts: 14334; 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 4

47. remixfa (Posts: 14334; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you really should have called out gallito. his lunacy has taken over Taco's old spot as top iOS rabbid idiot fanboy. I would say Miz cant take the crown because he pretty much posts the same thing all day. Taco had it because he kept trying to employ "logic" to his arguements and made them worse. Somehow he has given his "logic" to gallito and calmed down a bit in the process. lol

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, 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, 12:10 4

51. remixfa (Posts: 14334; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


naw, hell no, i love it. :)

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 12:18 3

55. remixfa (Posts: 14334; 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, 12:19 3

56. remixfa (Posts: 14334; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


idea. can we get a "donate an iphone to gallito" program going. maybe he will make more sence if he actually has an iphone. never saw someone try to defend a product so rabbidly that they dont have before.. lol

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 13:42 3

67. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Remixfa is so a fanboy. I love the guy but his lunacy about ios is insane. I like android as well but he is more of the tmobile fanboy that hates the iphone. He comments about android are good though. He is pretty accurate as well with verizon and at&t. You want an example with him being a fanboy? How about him calling the iphone not a smartphone or him claiming tmobile has superior 4G to verizon. While i am always impartial as i like botb os's. Sorta like michael.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 14:07 4

70. remixfa (Posts: 14334; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if your gonna quote me, use sources because your not accurate. :)


the iphone WAS NOT a smartphone when it was launched. It was not a smartphone until iOS3 or 4 when it finally got the basics.. cut n paste, multitasking (no matter how fake..lol), and some security upgrades to its exchange client.. among a few other things.

I say Tmobile's data is on par with VZW. for a while i was saying it was slightly faster.. because it was. When LTE first launched it wasnt getting much better than 7-13mb/s and most of the time less than 10, at the same time Tmo's 21m/s was getting 8-16mb/s. It is now on par to slightly slower since they have both gotten faster since then (Tmo's 42mb/s upgrade in late july and VZW's LTE has been slowly creepin up in speed as well). Of course there are not any 42mb/s phones to test phone to phone on the new network yet, so we will revisit that when the Hercules launches. The speeds I talk about on Tmo, i have posted pics of from devices in my store and my own tablet as evidence. Ive seen the aircards hit very high 20s and even low 30s since the upgrade.
And again, for just about 60% less price than VZW, ill take it. Anything over 10mb/s i cant really see the difference in anyways as its more hardware limited by the phones right now than the internet connection itself.

I love Tmos price and speed. I love VZWs nearly universal coverage in america and speed. Sprints a nice in between on price, with decent speed and coverage. ATT just sucks as they are the most expencive and until LTE launches.. the slowest.

I also like WP7, WP8, and basically anything that gives me a good functionality to price proportion.. which apple does not.

and no peter, i dont want a bada phone.. lol

And you are not impartial. You were Taco's parrot for a good while there..lol.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 14:09

72. justjk (unregistered)


Nice article, Sadly i am one of those who spent alot of money, time, effort, with Android, Loved it at the start, but now that all the new stuff, and seeming like if i don't get the newest update, or the newest new device i will just die! So I have had to accept that I am going to have to be an Apple person, My trip with android was fun, tough, expensive, frustrating, but i hope that as i once did, I will be able to purchase my new iphone 5, and keep it for my 2 years and be happy. Thanks for the article.

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