Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Nov 2010 16:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless ...and finally it pays off for OSNews to have a Dutch editor. Yes, I knew this glorious day would one day be upon us, the day upon which the rest of the technology world would be struggling with Google Translate to decipher a Dutch article with news in it. But not for OSNews, oh no! Anyway, Steve Wozniak, Apple founder and still technically an employee, gave an interview to a Dutch newspaper (the worst we have, but still) in which he made some interesting remarks. Update: Told you it's the worst newspaper we have.
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Android mainstream
by Paradroid on Fri 19th Nov 2010 09:58 UTC
Paradroid
Member since:
2010-01-05

I think in reality the iOS is the better option for mainstream i.e. non-technical users who don't really care about this Android openness we keep hearing about. It's a simpler UI and generally easier to live with.

In comparison, Android features like the app upgrade process that makes you confirm permissions is a bit much for the average joe.

But stupidly high iPhone prices and large range of Android devices means that many mainstream users will end up with an Android machine even if is perhaps not the ideal machine for their needs.

The odd thing is that more of the tech community don't go with Android, on the dev team I work on the split is about 50/50 between android and iPhone.

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RE: Android mainstream
by viton on Fri 19th Nov 2010 12:46 in reply to "Android mainstream"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

iOS is all about perfect experience. Not features.
That's how Amiga has been designed.
I have dual-core 1Ghz android2.1 device. But it is just terrible to use and mega-slow compared to my iPod Touch.

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RE[2]: Android mainstream
by 3rdalbum on Fri 19th Nov 2010 14:55 in reply to "RE: Android mainstream"
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2008-05-26

iOS is all about perfect experience. Not features.
That's how Amiga has been designed.
I have dual-core 1Ghz android2.1 device.


No you freaking don't, they haven't been released yet.

My Android phone has a 1 GHz processor and it's rarely laggy. Some web pages can make the keyboard lag, but funnily enough not even Flash causes it.

Where the Android phones really come into their own is that you can actually use them as a phone because you can usually get some sort of cellular signal. The iPhone might be a nice device but it's a terrible phone - American iPhone owners criticise AT&T for their "poor signal strength" but if you could buy iPhones on multiple carriers (like you can in most countries) you'd quickly see that the iPhone itself is terrible at actually picking up and maintaining a connection.

Now, my old Nokia E63 - *that* was an awesome phone. Boring as hell, runs on Symbian, very poor selection of apps; but you can go into the toilet in the basement of a high-rise and still make calls.

I'd love it if Nokia could release an Android phone, but when my current phone becomes fully obsolete I'll get one of Nokia's Meego-based mobiles. Because I like being contactable even when inside an EM-noisy shopping center.

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RE: Android mainstream
by Quake on Fri 19th Nov 2010 14:06 in reply to "Android mainstream"
Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

Android is exactly like a PC OS (Windows, Linux), non-optimised in order to work with any component the phone manufacturers use.

Example: according to the reviews, theiPhone has an 800 Mhz CPU while the latest android phones have 1 Ghz. Even with the extra juice, the latter still experiences slowdowns from time to time.

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