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#51 Posted by NVIDIATI (7854 posts) -

I find it funny that Apple abandoned audio quality in their devices (considering it was the iPod that helped get them out of their hole). The moment they left Wolfson and moved to Curris Logic they stopped being a serious contender.

Samsung did a great thing on their Galaxy S with Wolfson, but when the S II came out they dropped the Wolfson chips for something from Yammaha.

Fortunately the S III has a new Wolfson chip which is also compatible with Voodoo.

#52 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

Fragmentation is a problem only for gaming, there is alot more to dev support than games. iOS fans talk as if iphone has multi-million $ projects going on for it, it does not because the smartphone market just doesnt offer so much revenue potential.

For me a smartphone is a smartphone first and gaming device second. Android trumps iOS unquestionably in the former and the latter isnt as obvious as people make it out to be. iphone does get more games but it has small screen and no emulator support. As soon as a touch screen game takes itself too seriously the controls become a wreck. But for those who really are comfortable with such controls android offers an infinite number of SNES, genesis, N64 and PS1 games.

#53 Posted by musicalmac (23637 posts) -
I couldn't find a facepalm picture big enough for this "roll call" thread. So instead, here's a picture of a kitten using an iPad.



I also submit for your perusal, a list of quotes that require more explanation:

-"As soon as a touch screen game takes itself too seriously the controls become a wreck."
-"If google cared they would have given iOS similar google maps functionality as it is on android but it seems like they didnt and so apple was forced to make their own maps."
-"Sure you have better optimized apps but if you think your OS is somehow magically optimized and other companies are clueless then please wake up."
-" I for one cannot enjoy typing without {haptic} feedback and I have tried."Gambler_3


I'm scratching my head. Be more specific.
#54 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
It certainly didn't end up in the direction i had hoped for... -_-'
#55 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -



[quote="Gambler_3"]-"As soon as a touch screen game takes itself too seriously the controls become a wreck."
-"If google cared they would have given iOS similar google maps functionality as it is on android but it seems like they didnt and so apple was forced to make their own maps."
-"Sure you have better optimized apps but if you think your OS is somehow magically optimized and other companies are clueless then please wake up."
-" I for one cannot enjoy typing without {haptic} feedback and I have tried."musicalmac


I'm scratching my head. Be more specific.

Meaning games like GTA3, sports games like fifa, racing games like real racing they all try to be too complex for touch screen controls and are a pain to properly play on a phone atleast in my opinion so for me these sort of games are hardly something I care about. A game like GTA3 is only good for nostalgic purposes, all I enjoy doing in it is driving. Try to play a serious mission and I just dont feel at home on a touchscreen.

Thats an assumption but it seems like that. Google maps on android offer free out of the box turn by turn navigation, iOS google maps just didnt offer the same functionality. Apple is now catching up with their own maps probably because google didnt want to make their maps as good on iOS as they are on android?

The UI and built in applications are optimized for the hardware. Galaxy S3 is the first phone that can play HD video in a windowed mode, it also offers live thumbnails of HD videos in the video gallery and doesnt break a sweat. It also has the fastest camera around, only other phone that can compete with it in speed right now is the one X/XL. The browsing engine of ICS is also the fastest of any OS right now, galaxy S3 gives you near desktop level tabbing when browsing. Samsung was also the first to bring a hardware accelerated interface with the galaxy S2 even before android framework officially did it with ICS.

What part you dont understand? I just want haptic feedback while typing, I donot feel comfortable without it.

#56 Posted by NVIDIATI (7854 posts) -

It certainly didn't end up in the direction i had hoped for... -_-'mystic_knight
lol...

#57 Posted by Heil68 (47268 posts) -
Iphone 4S and Ipad2 here..loving the combo.
#58 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

[QUOTE="mystic_knight"]It certainly didn't end up in the direction i had hoped for... -_-'NVIDIATI

lol...

:PI suppose im part to blame! But i was genuinely after some support for the iPhone 4s and was enquiring about things to enhance my experience. I spoke to my mate we are doing the exchange tonight so its one day earlier than we planned, i'll be back to my one xl and he will get his iPhone 4S back. I think i was happy doing this trial in the sense that i actually experienced iOS and its features properly. there certain things they do very well, but there are shortcoming of the system too, anyway i masy actually have a little respect for the device now... Honestly though when you guys get the iPhone 5 with a larger screen (hope its true) it will trump the experience you get from it now.
#59 Posted by mjc (12649 posts) -
Speaking as someone who went from a 3.5" to a 5.3" screen phone, size isn't what it's all cracked up to be. It's fun for awhile, but I can't help but think phones will begin to shrink in size again. If I need the larger display, I'll use a tablet.
#60 Posted by deleteduser198 (0 posts) -

I couldn't find a facepalm picture big enough for this "roll call" thread. So instead, here's a picture of a kitten using an iPad.
musicalmac

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#61 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
Speaking as someone who went from a 3.5" to a 5.3" screen phone, size isn't what it's all cracked up to be. It's fun for awhile, but I can't help but think phones will begin to shrink in size again. If I need the larger display, I'll use a tablet.mjc
I made so many typos with the 4s, i even showed my mate troday when we swapped back to my phone, i did the same message unaltered and the One XL returned it flawless and the 4s message made no sense lol. I'm back with my baby now so the world is all good again. Things i will give the 4s, The app store is magnificent, but i find androids presentation on the play store more appealing. also deals are advertised more on the google play store, but selection is far poorer. The 4s works with car audio system has avrcp v1.3 which really makes audio streaming to a car more appreciated. Also has much more peripherals to work with. Those were the only benefits i found over my android handheld, i found my one xl more responsive and accurate with almost all of my searches, The features standard to a phone are present more in my android device. Includes but not limited to LTE, widgets, quick access settings to switch features off/on, the superior lock screen on the HTC handsets for quick launching from lock. Sense UI is an incredible overlay, i can not speak for all android but HTC certainly design a brilliant overlay. fragmentation is great in that regards that you are not limited to what one company offers. Many see it as a con particularly here, but im grateful for it. I love my UI and i'm happy that they altered the stock standard. The iPhone certainly beat the omnia 7 which i had for 2 months. so if i was to choose something if there was no android 4.3" screens or greater id definitely consider an iPhone. I can definitely say i have a lot more respect for the device. I think the week swap was a great idea, unfortunately it didn't sway me or my mate to move from where we are. In saying that he is considering the one xl as a second phone if the iPhone 5 does not launch with LTE.
#62 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

Cant wait for a big screen iphone. The whole argument of android copied iOS takes a new dimension when the very evolution of the iphone hardware would be directly influenced by android. ;)

One can thank apple for successfully implementing a touch screen phone but one must thank HTC and samsung for big screen phones. Without android there would be no such thing as a big screen iphone.

#63 Posted by musicalmac (23637 posts) -

Cant wait for a big screen iphone. The whole argument of android copied iOS takes a new dimension when the very evolution of the iphone hardware would be directly influenced by android. ;)

One can thank apple for successfully implementing a touch screen phone but one must thank HTC and samsung for big screen phones. Without android there would be no such thing as a big screen iphone.

Gambler_3
No.
#64 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

No.musicalmac
Yup.

#65 Posted by DroidPhysX (17093 posts) -

Cant wait for a big screen iphone. The whole argument of android copied iOS takes a new dimension when the very evolution of the iphone hardware would be directly influenced by android. ;)

One can thank apple for successfully implementing a touch screen phone but one must thank HTC and samsung for big screen phones. Without android there would be no such thing as a big screen iphone.

Gambler_3
That's some shoddy logic.
#66 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
Anyways. Lets stop with comparison, i apologise for indicating that this what was this thread is about, just keep it for general chit chat and news about the iPhone.
#67 Posted by NVIDIATI (7854 posts) -

Everyone could set their differences aside and focus on the real enemy.

Those bastards that keep flooding the iOS/Android boards with spam.

#68 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

Everyone could set their differences aside and focus on the real enemy.

Those bastards that keep flooding the iOS/Android boards with spam.

NVIDIATI
Yeh unfortunately they are an area that vaguely become acceptable according to our admins.
#69 Posted by NVIDIATI (7854 posts) -

[QUOTE="NVIDIATI"]

Everyone could set their differences aside and focus on the real enemy.

Those bastards that keep flooding the iOS/Android boards with spam.

mystic_knight

Yeh unfortunately they are an area that vaguely become acceptable according to our admins.

That's a shame. They seem to be increasing in numbers over the past few months.

Worst of all they come to the A/V boards and always advertise those horrible Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

#70 Posted by musicalmac (23637 posts) -
I've considered making threads on both boards that focus on upcoming and newly released games for the purpose of wrangling all those posts nobody cares about into one convenient location to ignore. :P

Anyone on board with that? If I get some support, I'll go make them tomorrow. I don't care, I'll do it!
#71 Posted by NVIDIATI (7854 posts) -

^Yes

BTW, come October-December of this year there will be a large amount of Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT devices being launched, such as Microsoft's Surface tablet.

So I was thinking there should soon be a Microsoft Windows Phone/RT Discussion board.

#72 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

^Yes

BTW, come October-December of this year there will be a large amount of Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT devices being launched, such as Microsoft's Surface tablet.

So I was thinking there should soon be a Microsoft Windows Phone/RT Discussion board.

NVIDIATI

What happens when RIM makes a comeback a board for that too? Dont think the admins would let that many boards for smartphones cuz this isnt a smartphone website. I really think we could have stuck with one forum, it was just more fun.

The smartphone gamespot community is really small it's like a union we are just a handful of regular posters, having so many separate forums just doesnt make sense. Half the time when someone is actually talking about games on these forums are adverts from level 1 posters.

#73 Posted by NVIDIATI (7854 posts) -

This is a lot more than smartphones.

Windows Phone and Windows RT is going to allow MS to become a very large player in the tablet market, and possibly make a dent in the smartphone market. Essentially every company that produces Android tablets will be making a Windows RT tablet (some will also use x86 chips with windows 8) and many companies will be making windows phones. Not to mention MS will have the Surface ARM and Intel powered tablets.

It won't be that surprising to see a growth in the tablet industry, especially with the many new x86 tablets with i5/i7 ivy bridge (we sitll have yet to see AMD's offerings). Personally I use my phone for apps and what not, but for a tablet I want it to be able to replace my laptop and match it in power and functionality. That's something current ARM tablets (iOS and Android) cannot do. Hence, I don't just want a larger version of my phone.

#74 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
Agreed im really interested in microsofts approach to tablets, Kudos to them for trying hard t jump in, hope they succeed. Also their smart cover kicks ass best idea ever.!!!
#75 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

None of the current WP7.5 phones are gonna get WP8. The lumia 900 was released as a flagship phone 2 months ago and now it's obsolete. It boggles my mind just how poorly thought out strategy it has been it makes the ICS fiasco look good in comparison. I pity nokia they are letting themselves down due to microsoft they were never this bad when they had control over their OS.

Microsoft has announced an 18 month support program for windows 8 products which is NOT good for a unified ecosystem. Latest android and iOS versions support phones with single core CPU's and non-high res screens there is just no excuse for this.

It seems like the WP7 users were infact beta testers. :lol:

#76 Posted by JasonDarksavior (9323 posts) -
Substance over flash, my friend. It's not all about the way it's optimized for the UI. It's for all apps and processes. That iPhone 4S you're borrowing is the model of efficiency. If you're bored of the phone, hit up the App Store. I know you aren't used to such a high quality, robust app lineup. ;)musicalmac
True actually. You guys might have seen me make topics about switching to the Galaxy SIII. Well, I'm back to the iPhone 4S now. I am done with Android. I'm not sure what the hell is wrong with the OS. Lag on a Quad Core phone is not acceptable.
#77 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
[QUOTE="musicalmac"]Substance over flash, my friend. It's not all about the way it's optimized for the UI. It's for all apps and processes. That iPhone 4S you're borrowing is the model of efficiency. If you're bored of the phone, hit up the App Store. I know you aren't used to such a high quality, robust app lineup. ;)JasonDarksavior
True actually. You guys might have seen me make topics about switching to the Galaxy SIII. Well, I'm back to the iPhone 4S now. I am done with Android. I'm not sure what the hell is wrong with the OS. Lag on a Quad Core phone is not acceptable.

Thats a little unusual my dual core One xl never had that issue of lag, i actually found my phone more responsive than the 4s, but android is not for everyone, it is an open source platform. The use of the phone shines from the community and development team. I agree with you that lag should not be accepted on a quad core. Anyhow the 4s is still pretty decent. Just needs that larger screen and it will become awesome.
#78 Posted by JasonDarksavior (9323 posts) -
[QUOTE="JasonDarksavior"][QUOTE="musicalmac"]Substance over flash, my friend. It's not all about the way it's optimized for the UI. It's for all apps and processes. That iPhone 4S you're borrowing is the model of efficiency. If you're bored of the phone, hit up the App Store. I know you aren't used to such a high quality, robust app lineup. ;)mystic_knight
True actually. You guys might have seen me make topics about switching to the Galaxy SIII. Well, I'm back to the iPhone 4S now. I am done with Android. I'm not sure what the hell is wrong with the OS. Lag on a Quad Core phone is not acceptable.

Thats a little unusual my dual core One xl never had that issue of lag, i actually found my phone more responsive than the 4s, but android is not for everyone, it is an open source platform. The use of the phone shines from the community and development team. I agree with you that lag should not be accepted on a quad core. Anyhow the 4s is still pretty decent. Just needs that larger screen and it will become awesome.

The biggest problem I had is about music. When I listen to songs at random times I'll hear a static buzz. It simply could not have been my Audio Technica headphones as they worked perfectly with my 4S and the files played perfectly on the iPhone too. You can imagine how annoying it is when listening to music you hear these annoying buzzes.
#79 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
[QUOTE="JasonDarksavior"][QUOTE="mystic_knight"][QUOTE="JasonDarksavior"] True actually. You guys might have seen me make topics about switching to the Galaxy SIII. Well, I'm back to the iPhone 4S now. I am done with Android. I'm not sure what the hell is wrong with the OS. Lag on a Quad Core phone is not acceptable.

Thats a little unusual my dual core One xl never had that issue of lag, i actually found my phone more responsive than the 4s, but android is not for everyone, it is an open source platform. The use of the phone shines from the community and development team. I agree with you that lag should not be accepted on a quad core. Anyhow the 4s is still pretty decent. Just needs that larger screen and it will become awesome.

The biggest problem I had is about music. When I listen to songs at random times I'll hear a static buzz. It simply could not have been my Audio Technica headphones as they worked perfectly with my 4S and the files played perfectly on the iPhone too. You can imagine how annoying it is when listening to music you hear these annoying buzzes.

Definitely..that is annoying, did you speak to the place you purchased it from for a replacement?
#80 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

[QUOTE="mystic_knight"][QUOTE="JasonDarksavior"] True actually. You guys might have seen me make topics about switching to the Galaxy SIII. Well, I'm back to the iPhone 4S now. I am done with Android. I'm not sure what the hell is wrong with the OS. Lag on a Quad Core phone is not acceptable.JasonDarksavior
Thats a little unusual my dual core One xl never had that issue of lag, i actually found my phone more responsive than the 4s, but android is not for everyone, it is an open source platform. The use of the phone shines from the community and development team. I agree with you that lag should not be accepted on a quad core. Anyhow the 4s is still pretty decent. Just needs that larger screen and it will become awesome.

The biggest problem I had is about music. When I listen to songs at random times I'll hear a static buzz. It simply could not have been my Audio Technica headphones as they worked perfectly with my 4S and the files played perfectly on the iPhone too. You can imagine how annoying it is when listening to music you hear these annoying buzzes.

Could be a problem with your phone, there is nothing inherently superior about the iphone audio capabilities.

But what does that has to do with lag? Where did you have lag?

#81 Posted by JasonDarksavior (9323 posts) -

[QUOTE="JasonDarksavior"][QUOTE="mystic_knight"] Thats a little unusual my dual core One xl never had that issue of lag, i actually found my phone more responsive than the 4s, but android is not for everyone, it is an open source platform. The use of the phone shines from the community and development team. I agree with you that lag should not be accepted on a quad core. Anyhow the 4s is still pretty decent. Just needs that larger screen and it will become awesome.Gambler_3

The biggest problem I had is about music. When I listen to songs at random times I'll hear a static buzz. It simply could not have been my Audio Technica headphones as they worked perfectly with my 4S and the files played perfectly on the iPhone too. You can imagine how annoying it is when listening to music you hear these annoying buzzes.

Could be a problem with your phone, there is nothing inherently superior about the iphone audio capabilities.

But what does that has to do with lag? Where did you have lag?

For example I would be in an application and then when I press the 'Home' button my widgets on the home screen will stutter and take like 2 seconds to load. This happens a lot of times too. Also to add in, the phone keeps on having connection issues. When I go to the Play Store it'll time out very frequently. Apps like Facebook, Instagram, Hanging with Friends also keep loading forever and ever. I have no idea why it is happening when all these Apps run flawlessly on the iPhone. Any tips? I heard some people say reinstalling everything but can that really help?

After using the Galaxy SIII for about 3 weeks, I finally understood the whole point of Android. They put blazing fast hardware on phones and big screens etc, however the OS does not take advantage of it at all. Despite have a Quad Core, I personally feel Android is quite slow in terms of general perforamance. It does not feel snappy. Actually, the only time it feels snappy is immediately after a device reset. If you reset the device, it becomes snappy for like 3-6 hours then back to it's normal speeds which is disappointing.

#82 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

For example I would be in an application and then when I press the 'Home' button my widgets on the home screen will stutter and take like 2 seconds to load. This happens a lot of times too. Also to add in, the phone keeps on having connection issues. When I go to the Play Store it'll time out very frequently. Apps like Facebook, Instagram, Hanging with Friends also keep loading forever and ever. I have no idea why it is happening when all these Apps run flawlessly on the iPhone. Any tips? I heard some people say reinstalling everything but can that really help?

After using the Galaxy SIII for about 3 weeks, I finally understood the whole point of Android. They put blazing fast hardware on phones and big screens etc, however the OS does not take advantage of it at all. Despite have a Quad Core, I personally feel Android is quite slow in terms of general perforamance. It does not feel snappy. Actually, the only time it feels snappy is immediately after a device reset. If you reset the device, it becomes snappy for like 3-6 hours then back to it's normal speeds which is disappointing.

JasonDarksavior

But iphone doesnt have widgets and android isnt forcing you to use them. I only use a 3-in-1 weather, clock and calendar widget thats it and I never get a widget redraw. If you are using resource intensive widgets then they will be offloaded from the memory when an application demands it. Why use widgets when you can put one-click shortcuts on the home screen? If you want uber eye candy then you are obviously not going to get the same performance as an OS thats basically an app drawer. Do you ever have lag in your app drawer? Because thats the real comparison with iOS not a home screen full of widgets.

The play store thing seems like a problem with your data connection or wifi...and hence why you would have problems with those apps as well and basically anything that needs internet.

#83 Posted by JasonDarksavior (9323 posts) -

[QUOTE="JasonDarksavior"]

For example I would be in an application and then when I press the 'Home' button my widgets on the home screen will stutter and take like 2 seconds to load. This happens a lot of times too. Also to add in, the phone keeps on having connection issues. When I go to the Play Store it'll time out very frequently. Apps like Facebook, Instagram, Hanging with Friends also keep loading forever and ever. I have no idea why it is happening when all these Apps run flawlessly on the iPhone. Any tips? I heard some people say reinstalling everything but can that really help?

After using the Galaxy SIII for about 3 weeks, I finally understood the whole point of Android. They put blazing fast hardware on phones and big screens etc, however the OS does not take advantage of it at all. Despite have a Quad Core, I personally feel Android is quite slow in terms of general perforamance. It does not feel snappy. Actually, the only time it feels snappy is immediately after a device reset. If you reset the device, it becomes snappy for like 3-6 hours then back to it's normal speeds which is disappointing.

Gambler_3

But iphone doesnt have widgets and android isnt forcing you to use them. I only use a 3-in-1 weather, clock and calendar widget thats it and I never get a widget redraw. If you are using resource intensive widgets then they will be offloaded from the memory when an application demands it. Why use widgets when you can put one-click shortcuts on the home screen? If you want uber eye candy then you are obviously not going to get the same performance as an OS thats basically an app drawer. Do you ever have lag in your app drawer? Because thats the real comparison with iOS not a home screen full of widgets.

The play store thing seems like a problem with your data connection or wifi...and hence why you would have problems with those apps as well and basically anything that needs internet.

Guess you are right about that. Do you have any idea how to fix the wi-fi problems? I tried resetting router and reconnecting and all but not helping.
#84 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

Guess you are right about that. Do you have any idea how to fix the wi-fi problems? I tried resetting router and reconnecting and all but not helping.JasonDarksavior
Have you made sure your wifi is not set to sleep mode at standy? If that is not the issue then I dunno what could be the issue. Every phone has different wifi strength but it cant be so bad. Normally it's the death grip which can cause problems but I dont know of any such problem with the galaxy S3.

#85 Posted by JasonDarksavior (9323 posts) -

[QUOTE="JasonDarksavior"] Guess you are right about that. Do you have any idea how to fix the wi-fi problems? I tried resetting router and reconnecting and all but not helping.Gambler_3

Have you made sure your wifi is not set to sleep mode at standy? If that is not the issue then I dunno what could be the issue. Every phone has different wifi strength but it cant be so bad. Normally it's the death grip which can cause problems but I dont know of any such problem with the galaxy S3.

Nah it eventually gets there but takes like 1-2 mins to load.
#86 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

[QUOTE="JasonDarksavior"] Guess you are right about that. Do you have any idea how to fix the wi-fi problems? I tried resetting router and reconnecting and all but not helping.JasonDarksavior

Have you made sure your wifi is not set to sleep mode at standy? If that is not the issue then I dunno what could be the issue. Every phone has different wifi strength but it cant be so bad. Normally it's the death grip which can cause problems but I dont know of any such problem with the galaxy S3.

Nah it eventually gets there but takes like 1-2 mins to load.

Dont get what you are saying?

You should keep the wifi to always on. Go to wifi settings, advanced and you will find the option there.

#87 Posted by semianonymous (6685 posts) -

one X has wifi problems. Manufacturing issue, not a thing you can do beyond seek a replacement.

A One X should not have to reload all the widgets, nor should the S3. Hell, I used an S3 yesterday and its insanely "snappy". I'm almost inclined to believe you have terrible luck and have used defective devices.

#88 Posted by Elraptor (30966 posts) -
What kind of apps do you guys recommend for the new iPad?
#89 Posted by JasonDarksavior (9323 posts) -

[QUOTE="JasonDarksavior"][QUOTE="Gambler_3"]Have you made sure your wifi is not set to sleep mode at standy? If that is not the issue then I dunno what could be the issue. Every phone has different wifi strength but it cant be so bad. Normally it's the death grip which can cause problems but I dont know of any such problem with the galaxy S3.

Gambler_3

Nah it eventually gets there but takes like 1-2 mins to load.

Dont get what you are saying?

You should keep the wifi to always on. Go to wifi settings, advanced and you will find the option there.

It is always on. But the apps take like 1-2 mins to load ...
#90 Posted by JasonDarksavior (9323 posts) -

one X has wifi problems. Manufacturing issue, not a thing you can do beyond seek a replacement.

A One X should not have to reload all the widgets, nor should the S3. Hell, I used an S3 yesterday and its insanely "snappy". I'm almost inclined to believe you have terrible luck and have used defective devices.

semianonymous
Or it could be that Android devices are just simply not very good.
#91 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

[QUOTE="JasonDarksavior"] Nah it eventually gets there but takes like 1-2 mins to load. JasonDarksavior

Dont get what you are saying?

You should keep the wifi to always on. Go to wifi settings, advanced and you will find the option there.

It is always on. But the apps take like 1-2 mins to load ...

Obviously something is horribly wrong with either your phone or internet as my single core nexus S doesnt take that long.

#92 Posted by semianonymous (6685 posts) -

[QUOTE="semianonymous"]

one X has wifi problems. Manufacturing issue, not a thing you can do beyond seek a replacement.

A One X should not have to reload all the widgets, nor should the S3. Hell, I used an S3 yesterday and its insanely "snappy". I'm almost inclined to believe you have terrible luck and have used defective devices.

JasonDarksavior

Or it could be that Android devices are just simply not very good.

I have owned and used, over the course of 2009 to the present, a variety of android phones from each generation. I have used virtually every hardware configuration you will find on an android device, and I can promise you, no android phone with purchasing in the last two yearsshould not take any amount of time to reload widgets every time you return to the home page. My Nexus One, with its aging hardware just barely creaking along, takes no more than a half second, at most, when it rarely chooses to reload the entire homescreen.

Either you had a defective device (and remember that not all chips are created equal), samsung did something terrible that causes this to happen (which is entirely possible!) or you are exaggerating.

#93 Posted by psx_warrior (1621 posts) -
This thread seems as if it belongs in system wars more than it would the Apple iOS discussion board. Maybe mobile devices should have their own system wars board.
#94 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

You know just get a hands-on with a highly customized jailbreak iphone and then tell me if its as fast as before. Android gives you the option to keep your phone as simple as iOS or go completely overboard with it, you just gotta find the right balance. The default settings are over-board to impress people in the shops. Android also gives much more freedom to applications so you gotta keep an eye on the running services in the background. A more functional OS requires a bit more attention from the user in what they are doing, it has nothing to do with the OS being inefficient.

#95 Posted by JasonDarksavior (9323 posts) -

You know just get a hands-on with a highly customized jailbreak iphone and then tell me if its as fast as before. Android gives you the option to keep your phone as simple as iOS or go completely overboard with it, you just gotta find the right balance. The default settings are over-board to impress people in the shops. Android also gives much more freedom to applications so you gotta keep an eye on the running services in the background. A more functional OS requires a bit more attention from the user in what they are doing, it has nothing to do with the OS being inefficient.

Gambler_3
Ok, I really don't want to sound like a fanboy but here it goes ... I actually do have a JB'd iPhone 4S and it really doesn't lag at all ... I have tweaks and all in there so it's not especially 'heavy'. I also asked my friend today who has a SII and he tells me the same thing, his phone's Wi-Fi is slow too. Like exactly what I was experiencing. He told me pages and apps would just take ages to load ... Have no idea what is wrong with it. I also didn't get an IP address conflicts so no problems there ... And speaking about the widgets all I had was that large Accu Weather one, nothing else ...
#96 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

This thread seems as if it belongs in system wars more than it would the Apple iOS discussion board. Maybe mobile devices should have their own system wars board.psx_warrior
Ok guys, lets not talk about android here anymore. Jason, if you have concerns with your GS3, send it to the android board. Also consider getting a replacement as everyone here has given you their opinion.

This article from t3 suggest the iPhone 5 will blow the s3 out of the water. Whats everyones opinions on that,do you think people will go out of their way and purchase the iPhone 5, I know my mate who has a galaxy s2 said the the gs3 LTE variant does not arrive he will be getting one.

#97 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
Also rumours of a 3d camera are in sight
#98 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

No iphone 5 isnt going to blow anything unless apple decides to make the phone thicker which aint happening. It's rather desperate talk from foxconn to make potential S3 buyers to wait for iphone. A xenon flash, really powerful speakers, monster battery, thicker camera sensor etc are the features that can give it an egde over the S3 hardware wise but all these things require space and companies would rather make the phones thinner.

I dont think it will have 3D camera, the adoption of 3D TV's have been too low to warrant such a feature. HTC and LG already have 3D phones that nobody bothered with. Not to mention the quality of 2D pics have been worse on 3D phones but if apple can maintain 2D quality then 3D becomes a nice added feature. There is no way it will have 3D display though, all these things are too space inefficient.

With that said iphone 5 is going to be a huge success simply because it will have a big screen which eliminates the only hardware limitation the iphone has. It's really easy for apple to WOW people with the new iphone. It would also be nice to get rid of the glass back and have something with a better grip. I find the iphone 4/4S to have poor grip due to the sharp metallic edges and slippery glass back.

iOS 6 is really underwhelming but people are going to be pleased with the hardware of the next iphone. It doesnt have to "destroy" the S3 to be a worthwhile upgrade over the 4S.

Ok, I really don't want to sound like a fanboy but here it goes ... I actually do have a JB'd iPhone 4S and it really doesn't lag at all ... I have tweaks and all in there so it's not especially 'heavy'. I also asked my friend today who has a SII and he tells me the same thing, his phone's Wi-Fi is slow too. Like exactly what I was experiencing. He told me pages and apps would just take ages to load ... Have no idea what is wrong with it. I also didn't get an IP address conflicts so no problems there ... And speaking about the widgets all I had was that large Accu Weather one, nothing else ... JasonDarksavior
I have a samsung phone too and I have no such problem. My 2 year old phone doesnt take a millisecond to reload the weather widget I really dont know what to say to you.

#99 Posted by musicalmac (23637 posts) -
What kind of apps do you guys recommend for the new iPad?Elraptor


All the apps!!!

(But seriously all the apps. But seriously Flipboard, Netflix, iBooks/Kindle/Nook, Paper, AppShopper, Skype, Flixter, WatchESPN, and Xbox Live are a good place to start...)
#100 Posted by Gambler_3 (7607 posts) -

The surface pro is going to be the s*it in the tablet world. 100% compatibility with the desktop windows ecosystem, hard to beat even for the app store. It just needs to have good battery life and it is something even I may consider even though I have generally been quite anti tablet for now.