SW: Mobile Wars - HTC Droid DNA - 5" 1920x1080 display - Snapdragon S4 Pro

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#101 Posted by raskullibur (3390 posts) -
I am enjoying this game right now lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G01ZBi-T2jU
#102 Posted by NVIDIATI (7830 posts) -

Nobody has meantioned the best thing about Android:

You actually get to pick a phone.

kraken2109

This is defiantly a nice plus about Android, the variety among devices is huge. From size, power and price there will be a phone for almost everyone.

#103 Posted by santoron (7940 posts) -

My Android phone was £100 and is far better value than an iphone. The only difference is iphone can game betterkraken2109

And, since this is a Gaming forum...

#104 Posted by Pug-Nasty (8508 posts) -

I like the Iphone better because the quality of the hardware and operating system are always the same. Android phones have too many variables to worry about, and you may be stuck with a piece of crap you paid hundreds of dollars for. I don't have to worry about that with Iphone. I also don't have to put a custom firmware on it so the battery lasts longer than a few hours.

#105 Posted by Tessellation (8837 posts) -
IOS, because all the droids i had were overrated crap and once you jailbreak the IOS you can customize it the way you want as well.
#106 Posted by themajormayor (24133 posts) -
Android naturally
#108 Posted by famicommander (8524 posts) -
Android. Linux > Apple in all cases.
#109 Posted by eNT1TY (1095 posts) -
Android user here (for phone) but iOS destroys android as far as gaming both in quantity and quality of content quite convincingly. AppStore>>>>>>AndroidMarket/Google Play. Most of the high profile android games are ports of year old iOS games. With that said the new galaxy s phones and new htc android phones are all better phones than the 4S but not gaming platforms (excluding emulators even though they are legally available in the android market place because the roms are not available through market)
#110 Posted by AdmiralBison (3970 posts) -

Andriod. Apple Bro's can you expand your memory nope, custom rums nope. Pretty much apps that do everything you need yep

James161324
Don't care. Android lags behind in games compared to iOS and is very fragmented. I have several iDevices and two Anrdoid devices. Between the two I game on iOS 99.99999% of the time.
#111 Posted by Valknut4 (403 posts) -

Phones sucks for gaming emulators are too unstable and no buttons

Zurrur

Galaxy S 111 is amazing /smokebomb

#112 Posted by NVIDIATI (7830 posts) -

I also don't have to put a custom firmware on it so the battery lasts longer than a few hours.

Pug-Nasty

A few hours !? Darn I didn't know that's how long the battery life was on Android devices, my phone must not be an Android if that's the case.

#113 Posted by kraken2109 (13198 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"]

My Android phone was £100 and is far better value than an iphone. The only difference is iphone can game bettersantoron

And, since this is a Gaming forum...

Thread is comparing OS's. Also phone gaming is crap.
#114 Posted by musicalmac (23501 posts) -
At the time of this post it was 110 to 37 in favor of an ad-revenue driven search engine over a personal electronics company...

These are crazy times we are living in, my friends...
#115 Posted by Gambler_3 (7593 posts) -

At the time of this post it was 110 to 37 in favor of an ad-revenue driven search engine over a personal electronics company...

These are crazy times we are living in, my friends...musicalmac
A "personal" electronics company. :lol:

#116 Posted by Pug-Nasty (8508 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pug-Nasty"]

I also don't have to put a custom firmware on it so the battery lasts longer than a few hours.

NVIDIATI

A few hours !? Darn I didn't know that's how long the battery life was on Android devices, my phone must not be an Android if that's the case.

It depends on the device. My HTC hero got a pretty good battery life, while my wife's Samsung Galaxy S did not. That is one of my main problems with Android, the manufacturers add their own stuff into the OS which affect its performance and reliability. Custom FW is a solution, but it is one that may brick the device, and that is unacceptable to me.

My wife is looking forward to the iPhone 5 after her Galaxy. She's also tired of not being able to participate in group texts without jumping through her ass.

#117 Posted by Gambler_3 (7593 posts) -

It depends on the device. My HTC hero got a pretty good battery life, while my wife's Samsung Galaxy S did not. That is one of my main problems with Android, the manufacturers add their own stuff into the OS which affect its performance and reliability. Custom FW is a solution, but it is one that may brick the device, and that is unacceptable to me.

My wife is looking forward to the iPhone 5 after her Galaxy. She's also tired of not being able to participate in group texts without jumping through her ass.

Pug-Nasty

There is this phone called the nexus.

And secondly the iphone 4S doesnt have a great battery life either, the more complex phones and OS got the worse the battery life.

#118 Posted by Pug-Nasty (8508 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pug-Nasty"]

It depends on the device. My HTC hero got a pretty good battery life, while my wife's Samsung Galaxy S did not. That is one of my main problems with Android, the manufacturers add their own stuff into the OS which affect its performance and reliability. Custom FW is a solution, but it is one that may brick the device, and that is unacceptable to me.

My wife is looking forward to the iPhone 5 after her Galaxy. She's also tired of not being able to participate in group texts without jumping through her ass.

Gambler_3

There is this phone called the nexus.

And secondly the iphone 4S doesnt have a great battery life either, the more complex phones and OS got the worse the battery life.

I'm pretty sure the Nexus is the same thing as the Galaxy S, just different names for different carriers, a practice which Samsung is abandoning with the SIII as far as I know.

I would expect the 4S to get worse battery life than the 4, since it's mostly the same phone with a better processor, so the battery would naturally last less than the 4 (the one I have). That being said, it still doesn't get only 3-4 hours of battery life while not being used, as my Wife's Galaxy S did.

I imagine the Iphone 5 will have a larger battery to match its larger size, so that will be good.

#119 Posted by Gambler_3 (7593 posts) -

I'm pretty sure the Nexus is the same thing as the Galaxy S, just different names for different carriers, a practice which Samsung is abandoning with the SIII as far as I know.

Pug-Nasty

facepalm.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Nexus

That being said, it still doesn't get only 3-4 hours of battery life while not being used, as my Wife's Galaxy S did.Pug-Nasty

Obviously your wife has some battery sucking third party app installed that is doing that. Yes android gives you more freedom so you gotta be more careful with what apps you are running in the background. I'll suggest a factory reset and you will realise it was an app doing that.

#120 Posted by Pug-Nasty (8508 posts) -

Eureka! If only I, or Sprint's tech support, or their repair center would have thought of that.

Oh yeah, they did think of it, did it, and it didn't help. They replaced the phone four times before she got even a tolerable battery life out of the damn thing.

The freedom to root the phone is available for both OSes, but the difference is the only people I ever see happy with their Android phone have rooted the thing.

#121 Posted by NVIDIATI (7830 posts) -

[QUOTE="NVIDIATI"]

[QUOTE="Pug-Nasty"]

I also don't have to put a custom firmware on it so the battery lasts longer than a few hours.

Pug-Nasty

A few hours !? Darn I didn't know that's how long the battery life was on Android devices, my phone must not be an Android if that's the case.

It depends on the device. My HTC hero got a pretty good battery life, while my wife's Samsung Galaxy S did not. That is one of my main problems with Android, the manufacturers add their own stuff into the OS which affect its performance and reliability. Custom FW is a solution, but it is one that may brick the device, and that is unacceptable to me.

My wife is looking forward to the iPhone 5 after her Galaxy. She's also tired of not being able to participate in group texts without jumping through her ass.

:? I have a Galaxy S and it goes 1-2 days before I need to charge it, no custom firmware.

#122 Posted by sailor232 (5038 posts) -

I have a Titan (wp7) and love it, but I'd still choose Android over it. Just got this for something different.

#123 Posted by NVIDIATI (7830 posts) -

At the time of this post it was 110 to 37 in favor of an ad-revenue driven search engine over a personal electronics company...

These are crazy times we are living in, my friends...musicalmac

Now this is System Wars material :P

#124 Posted by musicalmac (23501 posts) -

[QUOTE="musicalmac"]At the time of this post it was 110 to 37 in favor of an ad-revenue driven search engine over a personal electronics company...

These are crazy times we are living in, my friends...NVIDIATI

Now this is System Wars material :P

lol, see? I save the nasty stuff for the right forum. ;)
#125 Posted by lx_theo (6211 posts) -

iOS is better... People with tech savy tend to lean towards Android because it doesn't have the greater limitations of the iOS's closed system. For people who'd be willing to walk into system wars and even vote on it let alone comment, it will give Android the lead every time.

Simple as that.

#126 Posted by musicalmac (23501 posts) -

iOS is better... People with tech savy tend to lean towards Android because it doesn't have the greater limitations of the iOS's closed system. For people who'd be willing to walk into system wars and even vote on it let alone comment, it will give Android the lead every time.

Simple as that.

lx_theo
Pretty good post here. I think people also forget that for those who like to tweak and customize, it's not uncommon to jailbreak an iPhone...
#127 Posted by Gambler_3 (7593 posts) -

[QUOTE="lx_theo"]

iOS is better... People with tech savy tend to lean towards Android because it doesn't have the greater limitations of the iOS's closed system. For people who'd be willing to walk into system wars and even vote on it let alone comment, it will give Android the lead every time.

Simple as that.

musicalmac

Pretty good post here. I think people also forget that for those who like to tweak and customize, it's not uncommon to jailbreak an iPhone...

Jailbreak would be a valid argument if apple didnt constantly try to make it difficult on every release of iOS. It took several months for the 4S to jailbreak and then again with the next version it was a waiting game. So with jailbreak you will be stuck with older version so many times, really not the same thing.

#128 Posted by musicalmac (23501 posts) -

Jailbreak would be a valid argument if apple didnt constantly try to make it difficult on every release of iOS. It took several months for the 4S to jailbreak and then again with the next version it was a waiting game. So with jailbreak you will be stuck with older version so many times, really not the same thing.

Gambler_3
Developers announced a jailbreak was on the way in the same month the 4S was released, but I don't know exactly when it was the jailbreak was released. If you have a link I'd be curious to see it. Often times, Apple's new operating systems are jailbroken in fairly short order. The jailbreaking community on the iOS side isn't quite as active, only because often time people aren't interested in tinkering with something that just works.
#129 Posted by SoraX64 (29221 posts) -

Jailbreak would be a valid argument if apple didnt constantly try to make it difficult on every release of iOS. It took several months for the 4S to jailbreak and then again with the next version it was a waiting game. So with jailbreak you will be stuck with older version so many times, really not the same thing.

Gambler_3
To be fair, most Android phones are uneasy to root due to manufacturers trying to keep people from doing so.
#130 Posted by Gambler_3 (7593 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

Jailbreak would be a valid argument if apple didnt constantly try to make it difficult on every release of iOS. It took several months for the 4S to jailbreak and then again with the next version it was a waiting game. So with jailbreak you will be stuck with older version so many times, really not the same thing.

musicalmac

Developers announced a jailbreak was on the way in the same month the 4S was released, but I don't know exactly when it was the jailbreak was released. If you have a link I'd be curious to see it. Often times, Apple's new operating systems are jailbroken in fairly short order. The jailbreaking community on the iOS side isn't quite as active, only because often time people aren't interested in tinkering with something that just works.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_jailbreaking#First_jailbreaks

First jailbreak of 4S took 3 months and 6 days. Then iOS 5.1 took 2 months to jailbreak.

And lol at your last comment, it's because apple makes it so much harder to jailbreak I dont think it has anything to do with lack of interest or there wont be a jailbreak at all as it requires serious dedication to jailbreak iphone and ipad.

But yes an average user cant be bothered with jailbreaking and rooting thats why it's important to note than an android phone doesnt need root for serious customization, it can do whatever you want right out of the box.

#131 Posted by Gambler_3 (7593 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

Jailbreak would be a valid argument if apple didnt constantly try to make it difficult on every release of iOS. It took several months for the 4S to jailbreak and then again with the next version it was a waiting game. So with jailbreak you will be stuck with older version so many times, really not the same thing.

SoraX64

To be fair, most Android phones are uneasy to root due to manufacturers trying to keep people from doing so.

You dont need root to customize an android phone....and it's only the US carrier phones that are harder to root not "most" android phones!!!

#132 Posted by SoraX64 (29221 posts) -

You dont need root to customize an android phone....and it's only the US carrier phones that are harder to root not "most" android phones!!!

Gambler_3
But you're saying that Apple preventing jailbreaking is something bad, when manufacturers block rooting when they can. And it's not just in the US that bootloaders are locked and root is hard to attain.
#133 Posted by musicalmac (23501 posts) -

And lol at your last comment, it's because apple makes it so much harder to jailbreak I dont think it has anything to do with lack of interest or there wont be a jailbreak at all as it requires serious dedication to jailbreak iphone and ipad.

Gambler_3
Doesn't matter what you think, frankly. You're not capable of having any sort of reasonable discussion.

The fellow I'm quoting here just got his first smartphone, and he has access to the Internet, which can mean only one thing -- he's an expert! D: D: D:
#134 Posted by AtariKidX (6337 posts) -
Android......for Angry Birds.
#135 Posted by AM-Gamer (5016 posts) -

There both terrible for gaming.

#136 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Android. Because I like being able to do what I want with my device.
#137 Posted by Eponique (17859 posts) -
iOS is better for games but that's like saying the Virtual Boy is better than N-Gage. Android is better by far in terms of features and experience.
#138 Posted by Sali217 (1290 posts) -
iOS, I am convinced that people only like Android because they hate Apple.
#139 Posted by PatchMaster (6013 posts) -

Just got an S III instead of a 4S and am very satisfied. If I were to get a tablet though, I'd go with an iPad.

#140 Posted by Slow_Show (2018 posts) -

At the time of this post it was 110 to 37 in favor of an ad-revenue driven search engine over a personal electronics company...

These are crazy times we are living in, my friends...musicalmac

That is just an odd comment to make, since the vast majority of the things one uses an iPhone/iPad/computer-in-general for these days feeds right back into ad-revenue driven internet services. Facebook isn't providing service out of the goodness in Mark Zuckerberg's heart, and LinkedIn's app phoning home with all your contact and calendar information wasn't some innocent mistake.That ship sailed 15-odd years ago.

#141 Posted by Gambler_3 (7593 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

You dont need root to customize an android phone....and it's only the US carrier phones that are harder to root not "most" android phones!!!

SoraX64

But you're saying that Apple preventing jailbreaking is something bad, when manufacturers block rooting when they can. And it's not just in the US that bootloaders are locked and root is hard to attain.

Okay lets get this right. Google the maker of android has nothing against rooting, you can buy a google phone called nexus if you think other manufacturers are restrictive.

Samsung the biggest android manufacturer right now is just as much pro tinkering as google. They dont lock their bootloaders and samsung releases their OS to the open source community. Name me a single non carrier samsung phone that cant be rooted easily.

#142 Posted by Gambler_3 (7593 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

And lol at your last comment, it's because apple makes it so much harder to jailbreak I dont think it has anything to do with lack of interest or there wont be a jailbreak at all as it requires serious dedication to jailbreak iphone and ipad.

musicalmac

Doesn't matter what you think, frankly. You're not capable of having any sort of reasonable discussion.

The fellow I'm quoting here just got his first smartphone, and he has access to the Internet, which can mean only one thing -- he's an expert! D: D: D:

lol you are just a butt hurt apple fanboy who cannot fathom the success of an ad company.:lol::lol:

#143 Posted by the_bi99man (11057 posts) -

iOS, I am convinced that people only like Android because they hate Apple.Sali217

Or because they've tried both... I don't actually own a smartphone myself, but literally every one of my friends do. And every single one of them owned an iPhone first. And after switching to a nexus or one of the samsungs, every one of them said, and I quote, "I have no idea how iPhones keep selling. this is so much better". Although, I hang out with people who are at least moderately tech-savvy, and enjoy doing cool things like rooting their devices.

I do actually have an MP3 player, which runs a stripped down version of android (basically an android version of an ipod touch), and I really like it, although it definitely doesn't have computing power of the ipod touch. For exactly that reason, one of my friends got an iPod touch, and rooted it, and runs android on it now.

#144 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8531 posts) -

Android is better.

But mobiles and tablets have nothing to do with gaming. It's irrelevant here.

#145 Posted by tormentos (19927 posts) -
[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

You dont need root to customize an android phone....and it's only the US carrier phones that are harder to root not "most" android phones!!!

SoraX64
But you're saying that Apple preventing jailbreaking is something bad, when manufacturers block rooting when they can. And it's not just in the US that bootloaders are locked and root is hard to attain.

I don't know what you're talking about,most android phones if not all can be root. They do require more skills than just plugging a cord like iphones,but what you expect from apple they even block bluetooth for file sharing,you need and app for that,something that old motorola phones from 2001 did.
#146 Posted by NVIDIATI (7830 posts) -

Looks like we're getting close to the 200 mark.

#147 Posted by Sali217 (1290 posts) -
Apples closed systems are much harder to muck up. Me not being a techie kind of guy, I prefer the ease of Apple products because you don't have to know anything about them in order to use them. If I was more into customization I might feel differently but I find Apples interfaces to be nice already anyway and have no real desire to muck about with them.
#148 Posted by quebec946 (1384 posts) -

if ios and android are gaming system

then a calculator is.

#149 Posted by Mystery_Writer (8093 posts) -
I really like Android. But iOS is far more superior, no competition.
#150 Posted by Slow_Show (2018 posts) -

if ios and android are gaming system

then a calculator is.

quebec946

Your calculator has Minecraft?