Mobile Competition Part 1: What OS is best for you

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...
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246 Comments

191. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, Get It Now was BREW only apps. not real apps. and they couldnt multitask nor cut n paste.

176. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

copy/paste multitasking real exchange support exchange security. real apps, not brew apps. :) Thats my criteria for "smart phone". Thats most people's criteria for smartphone that actually need a smartphone's capabilities. And honestly, under that criteria, Android was not a true smartphone at launch either. While it did have exchange support, it did not have good exchange security protocols for real business use, much like apple when they first put on exchange support. Unlike apple, that was fixed relatively quickly after launch instead of waiting 2 years. you may not like it, but I am nothing but fair.

140. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I doubt your feature phone iphone can outlast my Epic 4G Touch. My 1800mAh battery lasts me all day and night with heavy use. I hope people aren't texting you while you try to type out these posts. Must be real annoying to get that pop up of someone saying "SUP?" when you are trying to do something LOL.

144. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Good job you still can't respond to my questions. You just resort to fanboy tactics of making fun of the phone. You have nothing intelligent to add. And yes my iPhone battery lasts way longer than yours because iOS is optimized for battery life.

161. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

my battery has lasted me 3 days if i lost, ran over, droped in water, or otherwise voided my warranty, i can call insurance and have another phone over nighted to me. if they are out of that model, i get a free upgrade to the new one. i can have warranty devices over nighted to me for free without driving anywhere. i can update my software on the fly.. that OTA updating is nice. i dont need to wait for a computer. Not only can I store AND listen to all the music i want at google music for FREE no matter WHERE i got it, i can also download it for FREE because i can get it from anywhere on the internet, not just itunes. and if i dont want to sync music, i can use as many 16gig cards as i feel like since memory is interchangeable. My battery life is infinite. after i get my 2 days + out of one battery, i can instantly change it to another battery on the fly since they are interchangeable. Try playing a game live, while being on a video call, while flipping back and forth to the internet, copying and pasting something into a document, flip back to the game in the exact same spot your in, email that document, while streaming music from the internet, and go back to that game and call.. without interrupting anything. oh.. what? i guess u cant.

168. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Oh, snap!!! Taco, are you okay? I know that had to hurt.

197. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Lol you're an idiot and this article has proven it. Hey taco iPhone doesn't use a micro USB charger so it's not a smartpohne.

203. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Keep the personal attacks there and also the lie you just told. And if you can point out where I said a USB charger makes a phone a Smartphone, I will buy you the next iPhone 5 on my plan, and pay for all the apps you want. Your resorting to fiction because you don't have the knowledge nor the vocabulary to counter my opinion. Buy a dictionary or a thesaurus, spend a few weeks studying the history of cellphones, then come back with something a little stronger than childish name calling and "nah, nah, nah-nah, nah, nah"! That doesn't work on me.

204. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It's called sarcasm wem. You're arguments are just as ridiculous as that one though.

206. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Sorry, your claims are usually so far fetched, it's really hard to tell when you're serious or when you're using sarcasm. Everything else, still valid. And you still havent provided me with any definition of a smartphone. Don't keep taking on the role of antagonist. Try contributing to the conversation sometimes. Be the adult you claim you are.

212. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You still haven't answered the question of what function you can do that I can't. You dont answer a question with a question.

221. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Like I said, ops can't do word wrap on safari. Check your phone and see. Now can you answer my question or just keep avoiding the subject? Man up and answer the question. What makes a phone a smartphone?

213. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i notice that you only call me a "fanboy" when i dont agree with you, and when i do, you do your best to ignore it. one sided much? lol

208. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I doubt you'd pay for apps. Pirating is your mo as you're comments often point to.

209. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Not true, so there goes the lying part again, and thus the reason I can never take you serious. You lie too much. You're a liar and i'll prove it again! iPhone 5, on my account, for free. Now find the comment where I said anything close me admitting to pirating apps. I'll give you a whole year to find the proof.

211. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You said you pirated iWork. You also don't want to use iTunes because you don't want to pay for apps.

227. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I don't have iWorks on my computer, and I have an iTunes account. Try another lie and this time, provide a link to prove it. I'll even give you a hint, check the article about iOS and Android being safer than PCs. You have 364 more days left.

196. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

"Try playing a game live, while being on a video call, while flipping back and forth to the internet, copying and pasting something into a document, flip back to the game in the exact same spot your in, email that document, while streaming music from the internet, and go back to that game and call.. without interrupting anything." I can do everything you listed here on my iPhone. I understand fandroids are cheap and don't want to pay the artist for their hard work. Warranty really? That's not a feature but ok Apple has warranty and insurance also so I don't see your point. Verizon will overnight me a warranty iPhone as well You're straight up lying about 3 days of battery life unless the phone sat on a shelf untouched. You just prove my point of being a fanboy. You guys take the argument everywhere. Make false claims that iPhone can't do things it can and list things that have nothing to do wih anything like warranty.

200. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, can you send me a video of your iphone doing that paragraph of stuff as proof please? go ahead, ill hold my breath while i wait. lol is your new thing calling everyone a fanboy to make it look like your not somehow? calmed down or not you are still one of the most biased "fanboys" on this site... lol wait, so you think an iphone4 and an SGS1 cant get similar battery life? They run ON THE SAME HARDWARE. Yea, I am smart enough to tweak my phone and save juice.. its totally possible. when PA tested the SGS2 it got almost more than 2 days of life out of the box with regular usage. What do u think it could get with some good tweaking?? lol. dont be so blind to the world around you.. geesh.

205. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Sorry I'm not taking time out of my day to make videos for you lol. You're welcome to walk into any Apple store and test it out yourself.

214. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

why waste my time proving myself right? you need to prove me wrong, not me prove me right.

172. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Pardon me, just want to ask this one, I'm very curious does an iPhone have bluetooth sharing capabilities (device to device), like sharing of Photos/Mp3's/Mp4's etc?

182. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Yes, it has bluetooth it can share files. But I think it's limited, can't tell much since every iphone I know has being jailbroken.

232. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Thanks, I'll ask someone who has a nonJailbroken iPhone (in my workplace) next time to be sure. . .

77. kunal2609

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

peter,where r u???????!!!!!lol firstly,lovely article... secondly,i have used all the operating systems except windows(being the major one,dnt cnsdr meego n webos big in india),n i like the simplicity of symbian,although it provides wid folder sub folder layout,it provides with everything...it is resource efficient,battery is awsum n multimedia is also gud...saying that i would not mind android or ios...have used galaxy s n iphone 4 also...

178. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

he said on another thread that he thinks somehow Phone Arena has an anti-bada bias through some private emails he was doing with them... and is boycotting the site until they become pro-Bada. Concidering the amount of bada news, i dont know how he could say they werent at least middle of the road about bada. were gonna miss you peter! :(

210. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Lmao at Peter boycotting PA. Strange dude.

219. snowgator

Posts: 3616; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Peter is boycotting??? What article was that on? Geez. That is really, really strange. Boy ain't all there.

224. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i dont remember, it was one of the articles i read twards the bottom of the page earlier today.. it may still be at the bottom, or it may be on page 2. It was just kind of random... especially since all the attention bada has been getting since he has been trumpeting it like a mad man.

230. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Meh. If he wants to throw a hissy let him. I'll miss his craziness, but he'll be back.
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