I think the Galaxy S III legtimately closes the gap with iPhone
Since 2008 iPhone really has been the king. Android has been seen as 2nd place. But I think it's different now with the Samsung Galaxy S III. From hardware and with ICS and now Jelly Bean I think Android is neck and neck with iPhone.
Usually it's been Apple bringing out a feature or functionality to the market and then everyone else following suit. Now Apple has followed suit with certain features such as notification center, maps, (still lags behind in native email app functionality), and if iPhone 5 does have a larger screen it's because Android has made 4"+ screens the cool thing to have.
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- 07-09-2012, 09:42 AM #2
Personally I think It's already surpassed the iphone. Isn't android already number one in sales worldwide? I'm holding out as long as I can for BB10, but the SGSIII is someting I've got my eye on. If my Bold 9000 doesn't make it until BB10 makes it's debut then SGSIII it is for me. I will never own anything by apple.
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- 07-09-2012, 09:58 AM #4
- 07-09-2012, 10:03 AM #5
Meh, I thought the Galaxy Nexus and the release of ICS already took the top spot. Nexus devices are the closest you will get to an Apple like experience.
If I were to buy an Android device right at this moment, I would still buy the Galaxy Nexus over anything else. Come to think of it, the only Android device right now I buy until the next Nexus comes out is the Galaxy Nexus.
I will not touch a skinned Android device ever again. IMO nothing compares to the Nexus experience. Google designs Android around these devices...
The SGS 3 is definitely gorgeous and IMO is easily better than the iPhone 4S.
- 07-09-2012, 10:18 AM #7
Yes, specs-wise, I think iOS ceded the battle a long time ago. Higher end Android devices have always had "better" hardware when compared to contemporary iPhone models, IMHO.
However, I do believe the ecosystem is what wins the battle, and Apple clearly has the edge there. Plus, Apple seems to do a great job of keeping current customers satisfied and committed to he platform. That isn't easy with typical consumers.
- 07-09-2012, 10:29 AM #8
- 07-09-2012, 10:33 AM #9
And then you have the accessories. Everybody makes third-party stuff for Apple. Cases, docks, car pieces, arm bands, etc. That is where fragmentation hurts Android a bit too.
- 07-09-2012, 10:39 AM #10
- 07-09-2012, 10:43 AM #11
The only thing significantly better in Apple hardware is the GPU. The ecosystem is better as well. Google is catching up though with advancements to the Play Store. Developers just needs to start writing prettier apps. There are apps that are just as nice as their iOS versions, and there are apps that look like garbaged compared to the iOS version.
- 07-09-2012, 10:49 AM #12
Ah so android has the same limitations as Linux with these things? I've tried Linux a few times and noticed that most games seemed to be more like dos games and others things just not as pretty or lacking in things like a messenger not being able to send or receive things like winks in win live messenger.
I don't know if that was just the things I found or the norm or if it has caught up now or not.
- 07-09-2012, 10:57 AM #13
If the developers keep the apps polished, IMO the Android versons would always be better.
- 07-09-2012, 11:06 AM #14
And again, Android outsells iPhone because it's loaded on many devices sold everywhere. iOS spent years in the US locked to AT&T and only on one device, iPhone.Yes Dude! Yes Dude! Yes Dude!
- 07-09-2012, 11:27 AM #16
I get there are tons of androids from way low end to high end. I wonder what the numbers are when the low end androids are taken out of the picture.
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- 07-09-2012, 12:41 PM #17
- 07-09-2012, 07:57 PM #19
GS3 has a larger screen, more RAM. 4G LTE, expandable memory, LED notifications, faster processor, better camera, and overall better customization potential. The ICS and TouchWiz overlay reflect a more intense UX focus whereas the unibody design of the iPhone reflects the take or leave it, we know better than you what you want ecosystem. The iPhone is not a bad device but has survived on small tweaks to a dated design to survive. Unless the new iPhone has some drastic improvements, it will lose marketshare much the same way as RIM which also makes very good devices. All in all, it is all about personal preference and what works best for you.
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- 07-09-2012, 09:05 PM #22
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To the OP, I still think the SG2 is still better than the iP4S, yet alone the S3. I have yet to get my hands on an S3, but with the reviews I'm reading, compared to the S2, this looks like an amazing device. Apple will have to bring it with the next gen iphone.7230>7780>8700>8100>8300>9000>8900>9700>9800>9860> 9900
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