morphine wrote:...You either pray that Apple cares enough about your bugs to fix them (hint: chances are they don't), and very often the only possible course of action on a serious problem is "buy another" (happened to an acquaintance of mine)...
trackerben wrote:What issues have you encountered so far with IOS 7.x? My wife's iPhone 4S recently hung for the first time while running 7.06, necessitating a very rare reboot to clean up things. Her iPad Air and my iPad2 OTOH have been working great till the current 7.06 although the iPad2 slows a little on the latest games of course.
DancinJack wrote:Yeah this is pretty easy right now.
Android: Nexus 5 or Moto X
trackerben wrote:You also must be willing to troubleshoot shell and task instabilities, be on guard against the huge numbers of malware infesting the ceosystem, and be ready to find substitutes for the quirky comms modules which non-Nexus droids come with..
morphine wrote:I hate my iPhone, it has loads of problems
morphine wrote:- Because Apple "owns" my phone, they made my 8GB iPhone 4 almost unusable by automatically downloading the 3.5GB iOS update and filling it up. No space available, calls and messages and little else, count myself lucky. No, there was nothing I could do about it. No, I couldn't delete the update or touch it in any way. I almost threw the phone at the wall when I came across this, no joke. I was FURIOUS...
- When plugging the phone to my home computer, "this accessory may not be compatible". Now it's been working, with zero changes. I'm sure that next week it won't.
- When plugging the phone to my work PC, every time, "do you trust this computer?". Always say that yes, I do. Only charges, can't access photos...
- Watching long video clips in Youtube (regardless of the app or browser used) makes the video stutter every few minutes. This problem goes away on its own.
- It's a lot slower, even after disabling the animations and funky effects, for no reason at all. Random slowdowns, too
Apple has good stuff, and I can list what I liked most about the iOS ecosystem and the iPhone in general if need be. I just wanted to "neutralize" this discussion since I hate Reality Distortion Fields, regardless of manufacturer.
trackerben wrote:Oh yeah, that. I experienced this mostly with unbranded lightning cables, but it all reminds me that Apple should get off their high horse and allow unlicensed cables to reliably do at least one function, either datasync or charge.
trackerben wrote:I'd suspect filtering by intermediate carriers is the main factor in Youtube service issues.
trackerben wrote:... best stuff which performs and feels premium when its tuned and working
Geo2160 wrote:Say what? Give me one example of textbook definition malware on the Play Store. Even if you consider those stupid apps like "pou" and "coin dozer" malware due to their constant pop-ups and notifications, they're pretty much harmless like the dreaded Yahoo Toolbar. Is should also be common sense to avoid apps like that.
morphine wrote:Chrispy, despite you being correct, let's not lose perspective here. It's not like the Droid world doesn't have its flaws, and I can list them here as well, lack of updates after 2 years being #1 and fragmentation being #2
That, and the fact that there are no recent small Android phones. No, 65mm wide is not "mini" or "compact", as much as the manufacturers would like us to believe.
asliarun wrote:I am honestly a neutral camper in all this. I will note that my wife's iPhone got wiped of all its data and contacts twice. Both times when the OS tried to upgrade, or so I think. I should also say that despite that, she is happy with the iPhone 5, also especially because all her friends have iphones and she does whatever iPhone users keep doing - iMessage, face time (which imho, is their killer app), etc. It is a solidly built piece of hardware too, although the galaxy s3 trades punches too - platicky but much better and bigger screen, better camera, thinner. But plasticky again.
morphine wrote:Both are original Apple cables
trackerben wrote:So do the best Droids , though I get what you're saying. Usually my description is "Apple stuff is like a train. Great when everything works okay and it stays on the tracks they made. Once there's a problem, though..."
...To the OP, I'll double-recommend the 5S recommendation somewhat - if you go Apple, get get the 5S or 5C - anything below that is supported almost in name only.
southrncomfortjm wrote:How is fragementation a flaw?
Fragmentation just seems like a headline grab, not a real issue.
trackerben wrote:southrncomfortjm wrote:How is fragementation a flaw?
Among Android engineers it's so do-evil it's called the "F-word", something they think about lots, as Android director Dave Burke stated. Matias Duarte is on record as characterizing the F-thing as a very complex problem which Google is still attempting to fix. But you're right the best way around the problem is to de-Fragmentize on Google's unitary Nexus range.Fragmentation just seems like a headline grab, not a real issue.
Google's team thought it issue enough to be publicly apologetic about. Entire wikis not to mention Google engineering teams are devoted to your unreal issue.
southrncomfortjm wrote:There are definite advantages to living in the Nexus bubble. Avoiding the dreaded fragmentation is one of them... tho, in reality, Nexus owners are most likely to be in the smaller, most up to date fragment rather than the massive pacman sized 6month-1year old fragment.
Finally, I stand by my original question - how is it a flaw. I think you mean issue. Might be semantics, but fragmentation is not an flaw.