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    Paul Miner
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    7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone
    <http://www.pcworld.com/article/196912/7_ways_android_2_2_froyo_tops_apples_iphone.html?tk=rss_news>

    The just-announced Android 2.2 (code-named Froyo) looks like a winner,
    with plenty of capabilities that put it well beyond the iPhone. Here
    are seven ways in which Android 2.2 is superior to the iPhone.

    [rest of story at link above]

    I'm guessing the Apple fans will say that each of the iPhone
    limitations is a benefit in some way.

    --
    Paul Miner

  2. #2
    Larry
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    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    Paul Miner <pminer@elrancho.invalid> wrote in
    news:3r4ev5hib52f79e2vl5i75k7hv2cg1o4qn@4ax.com:

    > 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone
    > <http://www.pcworld.com/article/19691..._froyo_tops_ap
    > ples_iphone.html?tk=rss_news>
    >
    > The just-announced Android 2.2 (code-named Froyo) looks like a winner,
    > with plenty of capabilities that put it well beyond the iPhone. Here
    > are seven ways in which Android 2.2 is superior to the iPhone.
    >
    > [rest of story at link above]
    >
    > I'm guessing the Apple fans will say that each of the iPhone
    > limitations is a benefit in some way.
    >


    Nope. Ifan response #3.2:

    "All the 7 things you metion above I can do it all with my iPhone 3gs.
    What's the big deal? iPhone is very use friendly phone, especially the
    multitouch screen Android is lack of it. For though who's heavy cell phone
    usage I would recomend the iPhone over the Android."

    Same ********....new day.

    Froyo and Flash are gonna eat fruit for lunch!

    Providing wifi service to the iPad at the demo was just GENIUS!....(c;]

    How's Jobs gonna block out connecting iPad to your new Froyofone?
    Why would anyone with a Flash Froyophone WANT a hobbled up Maxipad??

    --
    Creationism is to science what storks are to obstetrics.

    Larry


  3. #3
    Cameo
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    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    "Paul Miner" <pminer@elrancho.invalid> wrote in message
    news:3r4ev5hib52f79e2vl5i75k7hv2cg1o4qn@4ax.com...
    > I'm guessing the Apple fans will say that each of the iPhone
    > limitations is a benefit in some way.


    An Apple will come up with a reason to sue Google for infringing on
    something.


  4. #4
    SMS
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    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    On 21/05/10 4:16 PM, Paul Miner wrote:
    > 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone
    > <http://www.pcworld.com/article/196912/7_ways_android_2_2_froyo_tops_apples_iphone.html?tk=rss_news>
    >
    > The just-announced Android 2.2 (code-named Froyo) looks like a winner,
    > with plenty of capabilities that put it well beyond the iPhone. Here
    > are seven ways in which Android 2.2 is superior to the iPhone.
    >
    > [rest of story at link above]
    >
    > I'm guessing the Apple fans will say that each of the iPhone
    > limitations is a benefit in some way.


    Interesting article, but several items are only partially correct.

    1. Tethering.

    It's not the iPhone that can't tether, it's AT&T that doesn't allow it.
    And there are ways to tether the iPhone by jail-breaking it and using an
    app like MyWi. Also, with pre-3.1.2 versions of the firmware you can get
    it to tether without jail-breaking.

    2. It turns your phone into a WiFi hotspot.

    A jail-broken iPhone can do this.

    3. It plays Flash.

    Yes, that's a huge advantage of newer Android models over the iPhone.
    You get the whole web, not just part of it.

    4. It has open apps.

    Yes, this is a good feature, though it's a trade-off for now since the
    Apple aps store has so many more apps than are available for Android.
    And again, a jail-broken iPhone has open apps.

    5. It multi-tasks.

    The iPhone does kind of do this, sometimes. It does task switching anyway.

    6. It has better browsers.

    True.

    7. It gives more carrier choice.

    That's the real biggie here. But a Verizon iPhone appears imminent.

    8. Given all that, why would anyone buy an iPhone rather than an Android
    phone? I don't know; it beats me.

    Having used both an iPhone and an Android phone I can see the reasons
    why someone might be willing to accept the iPhone's limitations. No one
    disputes that the hardware features and some of the OS features are
    better on the Android phones.

    Some reasons:

    1. The breadth of applications for the iPhone far exceeds what's
    available on Android.

    2. If you're into iTunes you may want to move your purchased music over
    to the iPhone from the iPod, and continue to use the iTunes store for music.

    3. The ergonomics and user interface of the iPhone are more intuitive
    with less of a learning curve.

    Also, don't forget that the current iPhone model is about to be
    discontinued in favor of the new model which may address some of the
    issues that the article talks about.

  5. #5
    nospam
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    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In article <25mlv590he3hpntojo56gjtfe01jsm7v1i@4ax.com>, John Navas
    <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:

    > The only area in which iPhone apps top Android apps is games.
    > For those of us that don't care about games it's a non-issue.


    that's false.

    > >3. The ergonomics and user interface of the iPhone are more intuitive
    > >with less of a learning curve.

    >
    > It's clear you don't have much if any real Android experience.


    it's clear you don't have much, if any, real iphone experience. android
    is a lot less polished, both in user interface and in app development.
    that's not really too surprising since the iphone has had more time to
    mature. froyo/2.2 is about the first version of android that's worth
    using.

    > >Also, don't forget that the current iPhone model is about to be
    > >discontinued in favor of the new model which may address some of the
    > >issues that the article talks about.

    >
    > Vaporware, the final refuge of the iFan.


    condescending remarks, the final (and only) refuge of the haters.

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    nospam
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In article <nenlv55qnabcqf2jphfqbi0g1cp35sirou@4ax.com>, John Navas
    <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:

    > >> It's clear you don't have much if any real Android experience.

    > >
    > >it's clear you don't have much, if any, real iphone experience.

    >
    > Until recently I had set up far more iPhones than Android phones.


    setting up is not 'real iphone experience.' in fact setting up is
    extremely simple.

  7. #7
    nospam
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In article <77olv5dmou3ut8uc7pnigp8mgoe55qmcqe@4ax.com>, John Navas
    <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:

    > >> >> It's clear you don't have much if any real Android experience.
    > >> >
    > >> >it's clear you don't have much, if any, real iphone experience.
    > >>
    > >> Until recently I had set up far more iPhones than Android phones.

    > >
    > >setting up is not 'real iphone experience.' in fact setting up is
    > >extremely simple.

    >
    > Can you possibly have any real idea what I've been doing?


    i can only go by what you say, and that was 'set up' not 'have used.'

    if you meant something else, then you need to say so.

  8. #8
    nospam
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In article <trolv59j71tj156c648f8ituk790v2q05v@4ax.com>, John Navas
    <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:

    > >> >> >> It's clear you don't have much if any real Android experience.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >it's clear you don't have much, if any, real iphone experience.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Until recently I had set up far more iPhones than Android phones.
    > >> >
    > >> >setting up is not 'real iphone experience.' in fact setting up is
    > >> >extremely simple.
    > >>
    > >> Can you possibly have any real idea what I've been doing?

    > >
    > >i can only go by what you say, and that was 'set up' not 'have used.'
    > >
    > >if you meant something else, then you need to say so.

    >
    > You're actually making assumptions with no foundation.


    i'm going by what you wrote.

    write more clearly next time.

  9. #9
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In alt.cellular.verizon Paul Miner <pminer@elrancho.invalid> wrote:
    > 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone
    > <http://www.pcworld.com/article/196912/7_ways_android_2_2_froyo_tops_apples_iphone.html?tk=rss_news>
    >
    > The just-announced Android 2.2 (code-named Froyo) looks like a winner,
    > with plenty of capabilities that put it well beyond the iPhone. Here
    > are seven ways in which Android 2.2 is superior to the iPhone.
    >
    > [rest of story at link above]
    >
    > I'm guessing the Apple fans will say that each of the iPhone
    > limitations is a benefit in some way.
    >


    OS 4.0 is due out in June or July (I forget which) and there are a lot of new
    features including application multitasking [not just push]. Android 2.2
    should really be compared to that as soon those will be the two largest
    competitors [excluding the blackberry which is in its own world].

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse

    Religion is a crutch, but that's okay... humanity is a cripple.

  10. #10
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In alt.cellular.verizon John Navas <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    >
    > Can you possibly have any real idea what I've been doing?
    > Easy answer: You can't. You just arguing for the sake of it.
    > (And getting closer and closer to being returned to my kill file.)


    Sounds to me like you either work at a kiosk or corp store [for AT&T], fulfill
    online phone orders, or work for a company and setup corporate phones for use
    [but that is usually the favored Blackberry which I don't see changing anytime
    soon].

    You didn't tell us, so one is forced to make an educated guess based on your
    previous comments.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse

    Religion is a crutch, but that's okay... humanity is a cripple.

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    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In alt.cellular.verizon John Navas <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    > On Mon, 24 May 2010 13:52:16 -0700, nospam <nospam@nospam.invalid> wrote
    > in <240520101352167782%nospam@nospam.invalid>:
    >
    >>In article <trolv59j71tj156c648f8ituk790v2q05v@4ax.com>, John Navas
    >><jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:

    >
    >>> You're actually making assumptions with no foundation.

    >>
    >>i'm going by what you wrote.
    >>write more clearly next time.

    >
    > So it's my fault that you misinterpret what I'm writing? ;)


    You gave enough information to make logical deductions, but not factual
    conclusions as to what you do. But, you clearly could simply tell us; but I
    suspect it will prove embarrassing or you would have done so already.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse

    Religion is a crutch, but that's okay... humanity is a cripple.

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    nospam
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In article <862ho1FdhtU7@mid.individual.net>, Thomas T. Veldhouse
    <veldy71@gmail.com> wrote:

    > >>> You're actually making assumptions with no foundation.
    > >>
    > >>i'm going by what you wrote.
    > >>write more clearly next time.

    > >
    > > So it's my fault that you misinterpret what I'm writing? ;)

    >
    > You gave enough information to make logical deductions, but not factual
    > conclusions as to what you do. But, you clearly could simply tell us; but I
    > suspect it will prove embarrassing or you would have done so already.


    spot on, and it's not the first time he's played these games. probably
    won't be the last either.

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    nospam
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In article <pi4ov5dopknugh07c39ap86rkqgkbts39k@4ax.com>, John Navas
    <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:

    > >OS 4.0 is due out in June or July (I forget which) and there are a lot of new
    > >features including application multitasking [not just push]. Android 2.2
    > >should really be compared to that as soon those will be the two largest
    > >competitors [excluding the blackberry which is in its own world].

    >
    > In due course it will be, whatever OS 4.0 actually is, not the current
    > vaporware.


    it's not vaporware. it's been announced and is available to developers.

    if anything, iphone os 4 will have *more* than that, as has been the
    case in the past.

  14. #14
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In alt.cellular.verizon John Navas <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    >
    > In due course it will be, whatever OS 4.0 actually is, not the current
    > vaporware.


    It's not vaporware; it has been anounced by Apple. Vaporware defines the
    rumor of software, but OS 4.0 is no rumor.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse

    Religion is a crutch, but that's okay... humanity is a cripple.

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    nospam
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In article <862u6tF25pU1@mid.individual.net>, Thomas T. Veldhouse
    <veldy71@gmail.com> wrote:

    > In alt.cellular.verizon John Navas <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    > > In due course it will be, whatever OS 4.0 actually is, not the current
    > > vaporware.

    >
    > It's not vaporware; it has been anounced by Apple. Vaporware defines the
    > rumor of software, but OS 4.0 is no rumor.


    not only has it been announced but it has shipped to developers. apple
    said the final version will ship in summer 2010 and it's not summer
    yet. nothing vapor about it.

    compare that to adobe flash for mobile, which was supposed to be done
    *last* year and it's still not done.

  16. #16
    Paul Miner
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    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    On 25 May 2010 21:36:29 GMT, "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <veldy71@gmail.com>
    wrote:

    >In alt.cellular.verizon John Navas <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> In due course it will be, whatever OS 4.0 actually is, not the current
    >> vaporware.

    >
    >It's not vaporware; it has been anounced by Apple. Vaporware defines the
    >rumor of software, but OS 4.0 is no rumor.


    Not true. Announcements certainly qualify as vaporware, although I
    understand in this case something has actually shipped (to
    developers).

    --
    Paul Miner

  17. #17
    SMS
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    On 25/05/10 2:36 PM, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
    > In alt.cellular.verizon John Navas<jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> In due course it will be, whatever OS 4.0 actually is, not the current
    >> vaporware.

    >
    > It's not vaporware; it has been anounced by Apple. Vaporware defines the
    > rumor of software, but OS 4.0 is no rumor.


    And the hardware has been looked at too, whether or not Apple intended
    for it to be.


  18. #18
    nospam
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In article <j3jov5lfdkqkjf3t6nddkdk5ia4tivj9f5@4ax.com>, Paul Miner
    <pminer@elrancho.invalid> wrote:

    > >> In due course it will be, whatever OS 4.0 actually is, not the current
    > >> vaporware.

    > >
    > >It's not vaporware; it has been anounced by Apple. Vaporware defines the
    > >rumor of software, but OS 4.0 is no rumor.

    >
    > Not true. Announcements certainly qualify as vaporware, although I
    > understand in this case something has actually shipped (to
    > developers).


    4 betas so far and probably another before final release, expected in
    june. it's definitely not vapor.

    although android 2.2 was announced and a pre-release for nexus one
    surfaced, the final release has not yet occurred and it might be a
    while for some devices.

    <http://www.slashgear.com/motorola-dr...id-2-2-in-the-
    near-future-2186605/>

    While I canšt comment on specifics, we do expect DROID by Motorola
    users will receive Android 2.2 as a software upgrade in the near
    future.

    near future?? (translated, 'vapor'). elsewhere in the article, it says
    that htc is planning on the end of the year. sounds like even more
    vapor.

    if iphone os 4 is considered vapor (despite its imminent release in
    just a couple of weeks), then android 2.2 must be considered even more
    vapor. can't have it both ways.

    more importantly, not all devices will run android 2.2, including the
    t-mobile g1 which is currently being sold, *new*, right *now*.

  19. #19
    nospam
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    In article <84lov5pf9hvmied520f5g9llsn9uu0km7d@4ax.com>, John Navas
    <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:

    > >And the hardware has been looked at too, whether or not Apple intended
    > >for it to be.

    >
    > Irrelevant: prototype, not released, and nothing to do with the OS.


    near final (dvt) and it will have more features than what has been
    announced for iphone os 4.

    > "Stay on target, Luke, stay on target!"


    that goes for you too.

  20. #20
    Justin
    Guest

    Re: 7 Ways Android 2.2 Froyo Tops Apple's iPhone

    Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote on [25 May 2010 21:36:29 GMT]:
    > In alt.cellular.verizon John Navas <jnspam1@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> In due course it will be, whatever OS 4.0 actually is, not the current
    >> vaporware.

    >
    > It's not vaporware; it has been anounced by Apple. Vaporware defines the
    > rumor of software, but OS 4.0 is no rumor.


    Um, until it makes it to the consumer it is not released. Vaporware is
    software or hardare that is announced but never released. Plenty
    of vaporware has "shipped" to developers and review units.

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