- 02-10-13, 04:08 PM #201
One factoid to chew on: Kindle is a "committed" app, which I read as "will be available in time for US launch", though I could be wrong. Seeing as Amazon owns Audible, I'd be rather surprised if that doesn't wind up available for BB10 as well.“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
- 02-10-13, 05:26 PM #202
Once you get your new device, you might want begin looking into the unhealthy reliance you have on Google applications. Since you have remained with BB this long and it took these recent changes in Google's policies to drive you away, I think you are a dedicated kind of person. Pick your allegiance carefully. Samsung is the clear leader in the Android arena and they make great devices but their allegiances are with their shareholders and they don't hide that at all. If BB and Apple would let them, they would make devices running BB10 and iOS6. Either that or they will be striking out on their own and that would be a huge blow to Google.
Enjoying what is now with a keen eye to the possibilities is always a good idea.Nothing is so common as is the goal to be remarkable
Finally played around with a Samsung Galaxy 3 (and also briefly a Z10).
1. How is iPhone even still in business?
2. Z10 is really nice - but feels too small after using the Samsung.
SwiftKey keyboard is insanely good (ditto BB keyboard).
Its about the apps and its looking like my next phone will be Android, most probably Galaxy variant.
Thank you all very much for the helpful insights and for putting up with my naive questions.
- 02-10-13, 06:23 PM #208
At the end of the day you have to do what is best for you. I am happy that you have decided on a phone that will suit your needs and not others think. Otherwise you would end up as an unsatisfied owner of a phone that is not compatible with what you want. When I bought my Z10, it was because I decided that it was the phone that would work best for me.
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- 02-10-13, 06:38 PM #210
Re: Please convince me to not move to AndroidCarrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all
- 02-10-13, 07:16 PM #215
- 02-10-13, 07:21 PM #216
I'd love to know what Google thinks of BB10 right now. I still maintain that there's at least an outside chance that Google will provide apps for BB10 just for the sake of administering a sharp poke in the eye to Microsoft.“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
- 02-10-13, 07:47 PM #218
I just switched from the Galaxy Nexus to the Z10 and I wouldn't go back to Android, it feels very slow now. My battery on the GNex was horrid, while the Z10 with LTE is better. The keyboards cannot be compared as the Z10 is much better. Just because they license swfitkey, you can't say they are the same. Google doesn't own swiftkey, they license it like BB. Google maps works fine on the Z10 if you want to sideload it.
- 02-10-13, 08:01 PM #222Nothing is so common as is the goal to be remarkable
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02-10-13, 08:03 PM #223
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Re: Please convince me to not move to Android
the s3 has an amazing battery life as long as you can tweak certain things.
We really shouldt have to take so many steps to fire something up, when an app takes one and you are in it.
Sent from a galaxy far away!
- 02-10-13, 08:06 PM #225
Here's the thing with Google: they have a huge incentive to put their apps on every platform that has tens of millions of users, because their entire business model is based on advertising revenue: if they don't have Google Maps on BB10, they won't have all those users looking at maps with little icons for restaurants and gas stations and attractions, and users won't click them and then Google won't get revenue.
The Google apps will come as soon as BB10 is out of the woods.I was tapering off. I'm all tapered out now.
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