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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.

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    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
    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.

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