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The Android Revolution started 3 years ago Friday with the introduction of the T-Mobile G1

0. phoneArena 25 Sep 2011, 02:39 posted on

Many date the beginning of Androidmania to the release of the Motorola DROID on Verizon back in November 2009; Friday was the third anniversary of the introduction of the actual first Android flavored phone, the T-Mobile G1 which was presciently called a "Game Changer" by some experts...

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posted on 25 Sep 2011, 10:38

23. bucky (Posts: 2932; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Say whay you want but apple still makes the tightest os. My sgs2 is probably going up on craigslist soon for an iphone 4. A phone with s**tty battery is useless to me. Apple eco system does everything most people need. My phone is only a few months old amd its oudated. Android is great if you dont mind babysitting your phone.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 11:48

29. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 697; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


lol same here. the og droid was f*ckin boss. Droid > Droid X > Droid Prime or Droid Razr lol.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 03:59 4

7. Madness008 (unregistered)


IOS is far better than android. Less fragmentation, no malware, more intuitive UI, etc etc etc. It's not close. That's why Apple is the #1 selling smartphone manufacturer in the world and make 67% of the entire cell phone industry profit.

Apple popularized touch screen smartphones. Before the iphone, 2007 android prototypes were slavishly copying the blackberry.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 04:15 3

8. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yet it's still number 2! LOL.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 05:39 4

12. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Madness008 do you know what I want to say? I want to say that you and all the iSheep like you should read this article on this very site:
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Mobile-Competition-Part-1-What-OS-is-best-for-you_id21606

Do you know what does this article say? This article - which was written by an objective person states something that apparently neither of you are capable of understanding:

DIRECT QUOTE:
" It's often hard to hear, but it's true: iOS isn't better than Android or WP7 or WebOS"

So how bout you and all the other Apple fanboys contemplate this single gospel truth instead of continuing to say that the earth is flat and deny the obvious?

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 07:52 2

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


Why dont you quote the next sectence. About how there is no best os. Just best for you. Ios is best for madness and all where valid points why.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 09:35

20. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Ah you see, biophone - madness didn't say that iOS is best for HIM. He said that iOS is better than Android. Period. Which is WRONG. As you said - there is no one best OS. But people tend to believe other people more than actual facts - and when you got a community of Apple fanatics who buys every Apple product ever made since the 1970's, and these fanatics present their personal opinion as an indisputable fact - just like madness - you have 28% of the US smartphone owners holding a phone from a single manufacturer.

Why do you think a lot (Note - I didn't say all) of people buy an iPhone? Because It's an iPhone. An Apple product. Clear and simple.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 10:24

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


Apple has a good reputation with consumers so people buy their products. I have constatly had great experiences with them so yeah i will buy something because apple made it. That doesnt make me an isheep just a loyal consumer. The internet just blows everything out of proportion. That exaplains there huge market share. Madness stated his opinion and its not a fact but when you read something that is suppossed to be convince you of something it all opinion which he backed up by facts. However he said something negative about android so he gets jumped on.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 10:47

24. ilia1986 (unregistered)


madness presented his statement as a FACT - not as an OPINION. There is a major difference between if I approach someone in a bar and say "Hey man your beer is poisoned because the bartender spilled some rat poison in it" and if I say "Hey man' I THINK your beer is poisoned because I THINK the bartender spilled some rat poison in it".

And you are right - Apple has a good reputation with consumers, so a lot of people buy their product. But ask yourself this - how many people buy Apple products in US alone - merely and primarily because they are Apple products? A negligible number? I think not.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 11:46

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


Anytime anyone states something is better then something it always an opinion. He stated it as a fact but its assumed its his opinion. There is no point in saying in my opinion its redundant. I learned this from my college writing classes. He was trying to convince someone of something there so therefore it must be an opinion.

Anyway yeah a lot of people buy stuff because it is apple and for good reason. Non techys like us could care less about processors. They rather buy from the company they know and trust.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 11:50

30. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 697; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


mmm wish i had more hands, so i could give that comment four thumbs down. XD

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 12:07 1

35. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Wrong.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 12:17

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


How come you havent jumped on whateverman when he said ios number 2. Its all an opion and he didnt even back it up with facts.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 12:41

38. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Because iOS IS number 2. He was referring to market share in the US, obviously. Unlike madness which was blatantly stating a fact.

And don't you see a problem in the fact that a lot of people buy products solely based on the company - without taking a look at technical specs, benefits and limitations?

We aren't talking 2 different types of oranges here. We're talking freaking smartphones AKA miniature computers we carry and get to do a LOT of stuff with them in our lives on a daily basis. How can anyone afford to just "buy an iPhone because it's an iPhone" without actually cheking what on earth are you buying? What if you want to view flash websites? What if you want to write java apps? What if you want to customize your device? What if your dream as a child was to have a big weather and time widget on your cellphone's screen and you finally bought the "Best phone by Apple" (but hey it's an opinion right, who cares if if affects millions as if it were fact)?

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 12:46

40. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


@ Miz. What do you mean wrong? Have iOS become the best selling OS, and no in the cellphone industry is reporting it? No, I just think your feelings got hurt reading this article and seeing some people actually prefer Android over iOS.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 12:53

43. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


@ biophone. Did I lie? No. It's the truth, but I guess that's the problem. Some iOS fans just can't handle the truth.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 12:57

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


What if you want a retina display, what if you want a phone thats easy to use, what if you like the way it looks, what if you want a phone that is smooth and so on. Most people will play with phones before buying and they dont care about widgets, flash, and customization. They want it to just work. The iphone is great for the casual user who wont do much resarch. If you do need those things most likely you have done resarch. Also i dont have a problem with people buying a phone based on who made it.
Also wem never made a point about marketshare as madness never stated it was his opinion. It all just assumed. You goto read in between the lines. You can only do that with someone who likes android though: (.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 12:59

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


Im just making a point that you didnt say anything about market share as madness didnt say its his opinion. Its all assumed.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 13:08

47. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Oh I did my research biophone. I watched WWDC 2010. Apple announced back then that as of iOS 4 - homescreen wallpapers are customizable - and you can now create folders to better organize your apps.

I ASSUMED that because of this step in the right direction - and because of the sheer user customization available in Android - if I buy an iPhone 4 - I will have many more customization options when iOS 5 hits the store. Needless to say - I was extremely disappointed.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 13:41

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


Im excited about ios 5. It has alot of cool stuff. If you really want customization on a iphone jailbreak it. That being said i dont think it neccassary as it looks so good stock.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 14:33

58. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I DID Jailbreak it. A long time ago. But that's only a fracture of the customization that Android offers.

Customization must be manufacturer-endorsed. Not reliant on 3rd party hacked-together solutions.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 18:55

63. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Com'on now, you can do better than that!

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 19:40

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


I think when you jailbreak it you have more customization. I could change everything and its so smooth still. Alot of things on android have hacked solutions to. Its called rooting same concept.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 19:46

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


We all know its not it a fact. How could it be. You dont have to say something is an opinion for it to be one.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 23:15

75. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


For anyone techie enough to navigate to this website, there was no need for me to clarify if what I said was fact or opinion. People who come to this site, with the exception of a few stragglers, are usually well informed already. That's my point.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 00:25

77. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Jailbreaking does not allow you have have 1,000,000,000 different widgets on your device.

There IS a custom launcher of sorts called Dreamboard - but its only one - whereas Android has many many more.

Live wallpapapers are relatively few and far between and are mostly not optimized.

In short - Jailbreaking does not contain the same level of customization employed by Android. Hell you don't even need to root an Android device to install a lot of different widgets and\or live wallpapers.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 07:23

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


You can get widgets when you jailbreak and live wallpapers. Tons of them. While you can change icons, keyboards, lock screen, and pretty much everything else. I don't get what you mean by not optimized if you try vwallpaper its really fantastic. Sucks battery having a live wallpaper but you can have it if you want.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 07:24

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


And for anyone techie enough to navigate this website should realize madness was stating an opinion. No need for him to clarify. thats my point.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 11:24

86. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


"Far better than Android" and "no malware" are not facts. Especially the last statement, this very website reported on that very issue just a few months ago.

You brought my name up because I stated a fact that can't be disputed. The guy you are defending so hard made fictitious statements in his comments. Big difference buddy!

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 11:50

87. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


The Google G1 slaveishly copied the Blackberry? What kind of weed are you smoking can I get a hit, puff puff give motherfer.

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