What's your next phone?
I need a new phone. I love Android. I can't buy an Android phone that isn't plain Android. It's the first phone with ICS.
It's the clear option for me. I'd just be a lot happier if we'd get confirmation about November 10th...
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For the most part, I haven't looked back. I like the onscreen keyboard, but I still find it tedious to type on my phone, and I don't know if that's because of the virtual-ness of the input method.
What I do think is that I won't have much trouble with the Galaxy Nexus because the screen will be so huge :)
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Apple isn't necessarily attached to the actual model number matching up with what generation the phone is.
I really want to like android but still feel it is too inconsistant and phones get left behind and not updated often enough. Bash apple all you want but they update their software consistently for at least 2 years.
Sure, many developers are adding Android versions. But the vast majority are doing it only because they're making a gamble that the apps will sell, not because they've personally switched to Android.
@JayV78 The Android world moved so fast this last 2-3 years, there are a LOT of crappy Android phones, many from Samsung (who makes great phones now). Apple controls everything from start to finish, their product should be perfect and for many people, it is. The iPhone is a great device, just like the iPods before them, there was a consistent release cycle and a consistent need to upgrade. Apple was fortunate enough to have the clout needed to tell the carriers to back-off and let them take the reins. This would be great for consumers, but carriers are ultimately the ones in control and they like to keep their control. Unfortunately for us consumers, the carriers have gotten involved and bastardized the Android experience while capitalizing on its popularity for their own personal gain and not for the betterment of the platform or the consumer. It really sucks, but I'd gather to say that for many people (who have purchased an Android phone, within the last year, that wasn't free) have enjoyed their phone and are probably ignorant to update cycles and are happy with what they have because Android has matured enough for most consumers.
Sorry that turned into a soapbox rant. I am an Android fanboy, but recognize the importance of the iPhone and do, honestly think it is a great device.
The screen is 5.3" instead of 4.65" (and 1280x800, instead of 1280x720).
The processor is dual core at 1.4GHz instead of 1.2GHz
The battery is 2500mAh instead of 1750mAh
Both Cameras are higher resolution.
The only hold back is Gingerbread vs. ICS, but I think that will resolve itself quickly.
So my vote is for the one you haven't mentioned here. The Samsung Galaxy Note!
I went to Dubai earlier this month to buy the Nokia N9. (Wonderful phone I must add, though a bit light on apps.)
- Call quality
- Battery life
- Development platform I can use
And with CES being between now and when my contract expires it is way too early to give any indication of which phone I will be getting, but I will be considering both iOS and WP7.
I think it's smart to wait for LTE to mature a bit more. It may be that Moto , HTC and/or Samsung have solved this problem with the Razr, Vigor and Nexus, I think it's far smarter to wait to see how these phones work in the real world, rather than giving them the benefit of the doubt.
What I did yesterday is I flashed CM7 on my Nexus One, and replaced the stock font (Droid Sans) with Nokia Pure (I tried Roboto as well, FWIW). The text is much more readable now.
So, it is just a matter of designing the UI with the Pentile effect in mind. I still want to have a hands-on with a Galaxy Nexus before I buy one, though.
I was planning to make my next phone the Samsung Focus S or another Mango Windows Phone, because I love my Samsung Focus so much, but I recently moved from an area that was very well served by AT&T to an area where AT&T offers only EDGE data speeds and drops voice calls made from around my apartment and work. Not good.
Verizon is great around this area, and my employer has a discount with them - I can get better quality service (3G, and LTE recently came to the next city over), a larger data plan, and mobile hotspot via phone with them, all for more or less the same price. But Verizon only offer one Windows Phone, and none of the newly released phones appear to be going anywhere near Verizon, and I refuse to pay for a phone (Trophy) that is so similar to my Focus.
Don't get me wrong, I think the Galaxy Nexus is a great device, and I hear Android is great when it's stable (My only Android experience is with an Acer Honeycomb tablet... lots of force closes and unresponsiveness.) But I am really going to miss WP7. Maybe I'll hold out a little while longer and see if Verizon announces a Mango phone.
But not too much longer. EDGE is painful, and if I wanted dropped calls, I'd get an iPhone.
I was debating between the iPhone 4s and Galaxy Nexus at one point simply because the iPhone 4s is a true worldphone in that it can switch between GSM and CDMA but the features and the significantly improved internals of the Galaxy Nexus trumped whatever love I felt for the iPhone 4s.
Hopefully the GN will come out really soon after the CDMA version comes out.
I have been looking at the Motorola Atrix 2, but still on the fence with that as well. Until then I'm contend with my HTC Inspire 4G with custom ROM.
I can appreciate the reasons that are there to switch to Android, but they don't outweigh all the apps I've purchased over the years as an iPhone user, or the complete familiarity I have with the OS.
Plus, I have to admit, the camera on the 4S is *actually* worthy of replacing a point-and-shoot. The pictures are gorgeous.
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