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Korkstand
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Perceived value wins market share almost every time.

What's that supposed to mean?






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jeff5891
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Verizon has very good service around my house so I won't be leaving them. Plus, I have an unlimited data plan. Don't want to lose that.

Really just need the best phone option on Verizon's network.


If you want an unrooted stock android device on verizon, you will have to wait until Oct, Nov to see if google releaes a nexus that is compatible with verizon's network. If they ever do, buy it off contract through the google store.






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sonusfaber
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You're obviously like many of us who run in middle to upper class circles with professionals and other learned people.

Android phones tend to be owned by poor and lower class people or those that are socially awkward and avoid groups when out.


Let me weigh in on this.

I and my 6 bosses all have company issued iPhones. And by 6 bosses I mean, my boss, my bosses' boss, etc...The first three I know for sure have iPhone 5's and no personal cell phone (because I work closely with them). They are allowed to use this one phone as their only. I imagine the top 3 are doing the same. So it makes sense that the more affluent have iPhones because the companies they manage and direct use this platform and give them a phone.

I however, choose to have a personal phone also. It is a Nexus 4 which I like better than my company iPhone and as of 3 weeks ago, moved from my personal iPhone 4. If they had to go and get a phone today and actually did some research, they'd probably see that Android devices are ahead of iPhone devices in terms of built in capabilities.






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sonusfaber
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Best phone on the market. Not only spec wise but also price wise. Fully unlocked no contract for $300. A iphone 5 fully unlocked no contract is over $700 and doesn't have near the hardware this has sans LTE.


I think this is how Google is going to win in the long run. Same way Microsoft won the desktop battle. Let other companies worry about hardware. Just focus on publishing a great OS and make it more affordable.

I own a Nexus 4 and so does the wife, btw.

My sticking point is: Apple will release future phones with the capabilities that are out now and have been out for a couple years (read:swiftKey, spherical photo, NFC to pay, NFC to Beam, wireless charging, etc...). People that are none the wiser will think Apple created it and say "Oh, wow, the Apple product developers are such geniuses!" I hate that.






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Korkstand
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they'd probably see that Android devices are ahead of iPhone devices in terms of built in capabilities.

This goes a lot deeper than most people realize. For example, let's say you're reading a webpage and you decide to email a link to someone. How hard is this? Is there a send link to email option in Safari, or do you have to copy it and paste into the email app? However you get it there, let's say you are composing this email and decide to attach a PDF. Is this possible? Don't you have to open whatever PDF app the file belongs to (since app files are sandboxed, right?) and hope it has an attach to email option? And if it does, won't it create a new email instead of putting it on the one you've already composed?






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CarRamrod
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Android users are usually poor.
is that why all the poor black people i see walking around with iphones.






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Jax-Tiger
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I ordered my Nexus 4 on Monday, SOB still hasn't shipped.


Me, my wife, and 3 kids all have Nexus 4's. I compare with iPhone users. iPhone does some things better, Nexus 4 does other things better. Overall, I like the Nexus 4 better because of the screen.

Honestly, the reason I switched is because I have 5 phones and I pay $158 bucks a month (including taxes and fees) for all 5 phones on T-Mobile. My wife and I have unlimited phone, text, and data (throttled after 2GB/month), and my kids have 500 minutes and unlimited text and data (again, throttled after 2GB/month). You cannot beat that with any other carrier, but you have to bring your own phone to get that price. Now that I have switched, I can honestly say that it was a great value because I did not have to compromise on the quality of the phone when I purchased the Nexus 4's for $300.






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Ortho Reb
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Im in the market for one or the other. I have 90%+ people telling me to get Galaxy but I hardly ever see them in the field.


Not every Android phone is a Galaxy. It's easy to have that big of a market share when pretty much every company besides Apple uses your OS.






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GFunk
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Korkstand
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This goes a lot deeper than most people realize. For example, let's say you're reading a webpage and you decide to email a link to someone. How hard is this? Is there a send link to email option in Safari, or do you have to copy it and paste into the email app?However you get it there, let's say you are composing this email and decide to attach a PDF. Is this possible?


You can attach videos or photos that I'm aware of within the mail client. .pdf's are a different story. You can also easily single tap to send the link of the article you're viewing from Safari to the mail client. You can do the same with locations on the map, videos etc.

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Don't you have to open whatever PDF app the file belongs to (since app files are sandboxed, right?) and hope it has an attach to email option? And if it does, won't it create a new email instead of putting it on the one you've already composed?
I think you've got it right. At that point, you'd be required to reattach the link using copy & paste instead of simply sending it to e-mail.

But in response to your take-which I appreciate-I just updated my Dad's Archos tablet with the latest version of Netflix the other night. Just one app's update took me 20 minutes to figure out. I'm a somewhat tech savvy person in that I fiddle with Macs, PC's, iPhones, & iPads several times-if not constantly-throughout my day.

That one simple activity on that tablet took me 20 minutes. I have absolutely zero desire to provide my family something which a fairly tech savvy guy like myself can't take care of quickly and easily. The simplicity and ease of use factor with iOS products is exponentially greater. Maybe someday this will be the case with Android, but I guess my biggest deal is that for me personally-as well as my extended family-the ability to customize the hell out of everything, and the fragmentation of ubiquitous activities like streaming Netflix to your wireless device, requries so much effort to tweak and perfect its something I'd rather not invest so much of my time in.

Folks laugh all the time when they derisively say here "it just works". But it really does. For me, and my hectic, busy-ass lifestyle, I don't have 45 minutes to tune his Archos pad over the phone for the grandkids, nor my wife's HP device, or my Google Nexus.

Its so much simpler, easier & efficient for me to buy my wife an iPhone 5 along with me, and for us to use iTunes & our iPad 2's with our Apple TV.

I have no desire to mod the hell out of my electronics. I think at a certain point it becomes more of a hobbyists adventure and interest than a real true useful feature.



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Jax-Tiger
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That one simple activity on that tablet took me 20 minutes.


Android has pretty much caught up. Although it still allows you to customize, you don't have to. I pretty much use stock Android and download apps (which cost less on Google Play than iTunes) and have no problems. Everything is intuitive.

My wife is no tekkie, and she has surprised me with the stuff she does. This was her first smart phone and she reads and sends e-mail, texts photos, uses the GPS, downloads coupons, and asks her phone for information all the time. You have no idea what a step up for her this is. This is a woman who asks me to bring up her e-mail so she can read it on the PC. Voice commands has really been a big help for her.






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Korkstand
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I just updated my Dad's Archos tablet with the latest version of Netflix the other night. Just one app's update took me 20 minutes to figure out. I'm a somewhat tech savvy person in that I fiddle with Macs, PC's, iPhones, & iPads several times-if not constantly-throughout my day.

That one simple activity on that tablet took me 20 minutes.

Do you know what went wrong? Seems like it should simply update like every other app.
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Folks laugh all the time when they derisively say here "it just works". But it really does. For me, and my hectic, busy-ass lifestyle, I don't have 45 minutes to tune his Archos pad over the phone for the grandkids, nor my wife's HP device, or my Google Nexus.

Its so much simpler, easier & efficient for me to buy my wife an iPhone 5 along with me, and for us to use iTunes & our iPad 2's with our Apple TV.

I have no desire to mod the hell out of my electronics. I think at a certain point it becomes more of a hobbyists adventure and interest than a real true useful feature.

I hear you on most of this, but I have to disagree with the part I bolded. The email example I gave before is part of the sharing features that are ingrained in Android, and I believe that most people who use it once will wonder how they ever lived without it. I can open the photo gallery and find a photo, share it to a photo editor and edit, then from there share it to facebook/twitter/g+/whatever, or send it over to Evernote. I can highlight a paragraph in my browser, share it with the translate app, then share the translated version to an email/text/whatever. It just makes sense, and it's efficient as hell.

People also like to make fun of widgets. I will admit that I didn't find them useful at first either, but I have since seen the light. I don't have a single app icon on any of my home screens. I have my most-used apps tucked away in categorized folders on my dock row, and my home screens are full of widgets. I have a task list widget that I glance at a dozen times a day, and items can be added and checked off extremely quickly. I have a timesheet widget that is nothing more than a button to select a task, and a play/stop button. It simply could not be easier to track time. I have a stock portfolio widget and a music player widget, among others. I can't imagine how much time these things have saved me from flipping through pages of icons (or sifting through app folders) and launching apps all the time.

I understand that not everybody does the things I do and the ways I do them, but for me an iPhone would be a huge setback. And I imagine for a lot of other people, as well.






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CarRamrod
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Just one app's update took me 20 minutes to figure out.
you must be a dolt.....how difficult is it to go to the play store and press one key to update every app on your phone?






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Rebel
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It just seems like I see so many more iPhones in the wild than android


that's because chinamen and muslims all have droids.






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junkfunky
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What's that supposed to mean?


Sounds like people are starting to think the iphone isn't worth the price any more.






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kywildcatfanone
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Not a surprise. What Google wants, Google gets.





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Korkstand
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Sounds like people are starting to think the iphone isn't worth the price any more.

Is that what he meant? I thought the term "perceived value" was generally used in the context of marketers making their products appear more valuable than they should be.






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junkfunky
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Is that what he meant? I thought the term "perceived value" was generally used in the context of marketers making their products appear more valuable than they should be.


Yes.

I think he meant it that way but both your's and his statements are vague in subject and can be "perceived" either way.






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CAD703X
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android = freedom

even apple fanatics cant argue that. i have 4 phones now; all androids. even converted the new wife from iphone by putting a sweet-ass jellybean custom ROM on an android phone and making the transition super easy.

apple is losing here, plain and simple. quit fighting it.






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Jcorye1
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I own an Android and I'm poor. I really don't care.





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228Tiger
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The new camera layout for jelly bean is money


My GNexus camera trumps every I phone camera except the 5's






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