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    Apple vs Google (the phone wars)

    Apple needs to seriously think some things through. I dont really understand their logic on leaving Adobe at the door.

    Sound like Android 2.2 is poised to really spice up their already growing base.

    Android 2.2 Platform Highlights | Android Developers

    I happen to love my Incredible. Google has won me over.



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    I have a Pre for a personal phone but the boss is upgrading our work cell's and told us to get one we'd like. Of course I ordered the incredible. Can't wait for it.



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    Re: Apple vs Google (the phone wars)

    I thought the iPhone was a great peice of tech. Very smooth. But honestly Apple is coming off as boneheaded and snobby in some of their latest moves.

    Google really seems to have the will and resources to be innovative and give customers what they want. the Incredible is fast, innovative, and downright useful. I have been toying with Shazam, pretty fun app. I highly recommend it to anyone with an iphone, android, etc.



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    Re: Apple vs Google (the phone wars)

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    I have a Pre for a personal phone but the boss is upgrading our work cell's and told us to get one we'd like. Of course I ordered the incredible. Can't wait for it.
    Its an awesome device. I love mine



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    Re: Apple vs Google (the phone wars)

    Apple seems like theyve been resting on their laurels a bit, while android has been rapidly improving. And yes, apple's constant 'we know what's best for the consumer' crap is something that im not so sure i want to deal with.

    Waiting to see what apple does here in june as far as getting verizon an iphone or not and making my decision from there, but some of these new android phones look pretty sweet (galaxy S in particular)

    For those that have the incredible, how is the screen? Ive heard there are some issues with viewing it outdoors..

    The only thing i still dont like about android is that it seems you still have to get your updates through your handset maker and not straight from google like you would from apple. For example, it could be several months before the Incredible gets the android 2.2 update.



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    Re: Apple vs Google (the phone wars)

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Apple seems like theyve been resting on their laurels a bit, while android has been rapidly improving.

    Waiting to see what apple does here in june as far as getting verizon an iphone or not and making my decision from there, but some of these new android phones look pretty sweet (galaxy S in particular)

    For those that have the incredible, how is the screen? Ive heard there are some issues with viewing it outdoors..

    The only thing i still dont like about android is that it seems you still have to get your updates through your handset maker and not straight from google like you would from apple. For example, it could be several months before the Incredible gets the android 2.2 update.

    Dont notice this. I have my brightness all the way up though. Out of the box its set to medium I believe. As for updates, I havent a clue. I guess I would have to research that more. This phone seems to have more Verizon hands off than my blackberry did.



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    Does anyone have a good Android anti-virus app to recommend?


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    Re: Apple vs Google (the phone wars)

    I have an Eris and love it. The only thing that I've found so far that it can't do vs an Iphone is the Iheartradio app, but that's not really Google's fault. Other than that, the web browsing is great, Pandora works pretty much everywhere I've been, and the sync for calendars and contacts has been reliable. Wouldn't buy anything but an Android now.

    And as far as the updates, yes it does go through your provider now but there are rumors that Google will change that in the next few versions (possibly through manufacturer instead). That is nice in some instances, however, because hardware providers such as HTC add their own stuff on that's actually pretty good.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I have an Eris and love it. The only thing that I've found so far that it can't do vs an Iphone is the Iheartradio app, but that's not really Google's fault. Other than that, the web browsing is great, Pandora works pretty much everywhere I've been, and the sync for calendars and contacts has been reliable. Wouldn't buy anything but an Android now.

    And as far as the updates, yes it does go through your provider now but there are rumors that Google will change that in the next few versions (possibly through manufacturer instead). That is nice in some instances, however, because hardware providers such as HTC add their own stuff on that's actually pretty good.

    iheart is out in the marketplace. It doesnt work?



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    Re: Apple vs Google (the phone wars)

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    iheart is out in the marketplace. It doesnt work?
    1460 does not show up on the droid version. It apparently works on all the others. But, of course they still advertise that you can get it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    1460 does not show up on the droid version. It apparently works on all the others. But, of course they still advertise that you can get it.

    Thats weird. Wonder whats up with that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    iheart is out in the marketplace. It doesnt work?
    Can't speak directly for him but he may still have 1.5 as the 2.1 rollout for Eris is not due to be complete until Tuesday. There is a slight difference in marketplace app availability for the two versions.



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    Re: Apple vs Google (the phone wars)

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Apple seems like theyve been resting on their laurels a bit, while android has been rapidly improving. And yes, apple's constant 'we know what's best for the consumer' crap is something that im not so sure i want to deal with.

    Waiting to see what apple does here in june as far as getting verizon an iphone or not and making my decision from there, but some of these new android phones look pretty sweet (galaxy S in particular)

    For those that have the incredible, how is the screen? Ive heard there are some issues with viewing it outdoors..

    The only thing i still dont like about android is that it seems you still have to get your updates through your handset maker and not straight from google like you would from apple. For example, it could be several months before the Incredible gets the android 2.2 update.
    2012 at the earliest. AT&T's exclusivity contract was made public not too long ago.



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    I've pre-ordered Sprint's EVO. Currently have a TouchPro2, and can't wait to get rid of WM. My wife has the Samsung Moment and loves it. June 4th can't come soon enough!



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    Re: Apple vs Google (the phone wars)

    I think iPhone OS 4.0 will help Apple. The new iPhone will too... But Google is coming strong, and the flash support will definitely bring some new and exciting things to Android.

    I have the Moto Droid and am happy with it. It isn't a perfect device, but it's pro's outweigh the con's.

    Just need to decide if it is time to root... Maybe if 2.2 support comes in a ROM i will.



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