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Old 01-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #61
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You shouldn't discount Windows either. The Lumia 920 is a very attractive phone and I would prefer it over an iPhone.
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...the major carriers like AT&T (NYSE:T) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) want a third alternative to Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and those running Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android — predominantly because the carriers then would have better leverage to set more favorable terms on handset prices.

It looks like Nokia might have produced that viable alternative.

The Lumia 920, which came out in November, has a high-quality screen and a top-of-the-line camera. Nokia’s relationship with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) also has been important as the company has continued to innovate the Window Phone 8 platform. Best of all, Nokia has been aggressive on the pricing, which has gotten the attention of consumers — especially overseas.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:13 PM   #62
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:15 PM   #63
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #64
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OK, I'm curious. What are the advanced features of Android vs. iPhone? What are regular people using on their Android phones that is so exciting? I'm a Mac user - have been since the 80s - so please let me know what I'm missing.
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There is more than paying when it comes to NFC. I use it daily to automate tasks with NFC tags.

Leave home: a tap disables WiFi, changes volume settings and a few more tweaks.
Get in the car: a tap enables GPS and launches the Nav app. When I leave the car, a 2nd tap disables GPS.
Leave the office: one tap disables WiFi, changes a few other settings and sends an SMS to say "I'm on my way".
The possibilities are endless, as afv011 notes.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:29 PM   #65
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I don't see a link?
Apologies; I edited the original comment. The link is here:

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:42 PM   #66
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Yea, the ol' BS meter went off the scale when it said that teens are going with Microsoft surface. Everything I read say that surface sales have been very disappointing. I work with teenagers, most of whom are from well off families. I don't think I've seen anyone with a surface yet.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:46 PM   #67
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Apologies; I edited the original comment. The link is here:

http://gizmodo.com/5973073/
OK, I went through this article, looked at the responses prior, and still don't see a huge advantage. The most alluring thing I've seen is tethering the device to a dongle, and accessing data from that dongle. Which is something I can't see myself doing, but no doubt is useful to others. I must be missing out on the truly advanced features.

What are the advantages of Android to the majority of users that makes its flexibility much more appealing than the tight integration of Apple with iTunes and iCloud?

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:49 PM   #68
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Apple is cool.. But now bored with them. I just got a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Love it. New and different. Makes awesome eReader as well, hardly use the iPad mini at all anymore. Apple is losing it's shine.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #69
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Apple will be cool (again) as a retro thing in about 20+ years. So hang on to your vintage iJunk, it could be worth a fortune to your kids, or grandkids.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:16 PM   #70
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I have an iphone because it was free with a new contract. I've never used an ipod and I don't have a tablet. I fear I am becoming a luddite lol.

Tech has just become one of those things that I really don't care about anymore. Within the past year I've definitely become one of those 'no need for a new one when this still works fine' people. Even if I were younger I don't think I'd want any of this stuff.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:42 PM   #71
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OK, I went through this article, looked at the responses prior, and still don't see a huge advantage. The most alluring thing I've seen is tethering the device to a dongle, and accessing data from that dongle. Which is something I can't see myself doing, but no doubt is useful to others. I must be missing out on the truly advanced features.

What are the advantages of Android to the majority of users that makes its flexibility much more appealing than the tight integration of Apple with iTunes and iCloud?
There's also the simplicity of use. For all that "just works" people say of iOS, tell me how you download an email attachment and open it in your app of choice, or how you take a picture and share it from the camera app itself (you have a plethora of options on Android, everything that accepts a picture will show up, like Dropbox, email clients, twitter, ...). The possibilities on Android are endless, the limit is your imagination.

Here's another example; when I pick up my other half from work, my phone automatically sends an SMS to say "I'm here" when I approach my final destination; it's done with an app called "Tasker", it basically has a set of parameters (in this case the cell towers the phone can see, and a time window), and if the parameters are right, it executes a task (in this case, sending an SMS). Likewise, when I get back home after dropping her at work, my phone automatically sends an "I'm home" SMS, without me having to do anything - it knows I'm home and it knows I just dropped her at work.
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Defaults are probably the single biggest advantage but there are probably dozens of them, the fact I can set my own default applications for any file or choose my own browser to open.

Lots of other things as well, being able to watch videos without converting them, actually being able to use the file system to organise my own files and folders.

Customisation I like to make my own home screen unique yet functional not just a grid of icons like on IOS, being able to use a different launcher if I want, apps like instadock which organise all my apps like a windows start menu into easily browsable categories. Hundreds of different clocks , calenders, news widgets live wallpapers, weather reports etc

Then we have apps like tasker and automateit mentioned above which let you easily tell your phone how to behave in certain locations or times off day, speak pre programmed messages when certain conditions are met, launch apps, change settings etc the possibilities are endless.

I could probably keep this going for a long time if I went into the advantages of real multitasking, Micro Sd cards, attaching gamepads and other USB/Bluetooth accessories, basicly though IOS is slipping further behind all the time.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:48 AM   #73
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Defaults are probably the single biggest advantage but there are probably dozens of them, the fact I can set my own default applications for any file or choose my own browser to open.

Lots of other things as well, being able to watch videos without converting them, actually being able to use the file system to organise my own files and folders.

Customisation I like to make my own home screen unique yet functional not just a grid of icons like on IOS, being able to use a different launcher if I want, apps like instadock which organise all my apps like a windows start menu into easily browsable categories. Hundreds of different clocks , calenders, news widgets live wallpapers, weather reports etc

Then we have apps like tasker and automateit mentioned above which let you easily tell your phone how to behave in certain locations or times off day, speak pre programmed messages when certain conditions are met, launch apps, change settings etc the possibilities are endless.

I could probably keep this going for a long time if I went into the advantages of real multitasking, Micro Sd cards, attaching gamepads and other USB/Bluetooth accessories, basicly though IOS is slipping further behind all the time.
Agree.
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