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Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
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webwonderer
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10/28/2011 | 3:54:19 PM
re: Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
why are you saying you hate google because they are proponents of Net-Neutrality......doesn't net-neutrality states that Internet Service Providers cannot ban an individual or company just because they have competing products/services....in other words without net-neutrality any isp can ban or restrict access to broadband/web of anyone they choose for whatever reason.....ie--cloud storage or phone services(Vonage vs Comcast phone service?)
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10/24/2011 | 3:53:24 PM
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The iPhone killer debate can be seen in 2 ways (..and likely more). The way that you seem to be describing it is in relation to sales figures. The way that most Android users see it is in terms of power and functionality.

Yes, the iPhone is going to crush any other single Android phone in regards to sales figures. There are 4 major carriers and each year each carrier releases at least 4 major Android devices (one per quarter). When you take into account that Android has about 40% of the entire mobile Market Share and iOS is not far behind with nearly 30% (http://paidcontent.org/article..., and you have to divide Android's 40% by the 16 major devices, of course Apple is going to win on a per-device basis. They sell one model of phone each year. As long as Android continues to offer variety and flexibility, there is no way that the sales are ever going to match on a single device basis.

In terms of power, functionality, and flexibility Android wins hands-down. Apple is in the game to make money. Why do you think there was no iPhone5, which everyone seemed to be clambering for? It made more sense to use the manufacturing processes that they already had in place, with their outdated form factor, to save money and make more profit at the expense of the end-user. Android devices will always come out with more features and power because Android is not just competing with Apple, it is also competing with itself. Apple will continue to play the game of not specifying how fast their devices are or what their true specs are, because everything is magical. Android will continue to spew out devices with this feature or that, and not always match, but that is the beauty of it...it is all about choice. You can choose a phone that matches exactly what you want to do, rather than be given a generic device that is meant to be simple enough for a kindergartner to use. Sorry, I prefer options and flexibility to simplicity.

When you buy Apple, you are also buying into their locked-down ecosystem. Everything must work the way that they want it to, with their devices, not how you want it to or with other devices that you own. Then they manipulate your experience. They throttle your processors to give you longer battery life. What if you want to use the full power of your phone? Why should you be forced to go slower, when you have a phone charger that can power you up whenever you like? Why should you not be allowed to use Siri on your old iPhone 4, like you used to be able to do, because they claim the experience is not as polished with the slower phone? What if you just want the functionality and don't care about the polish? What if it is also just a way to get you to want to buy the new phone, rather than the old? Isn't that just deceptive? Isn't Siri, in reality, just an app that they are keeping from you to sell more products?

Apple creates great and innovative products, but they are a close-minded company that only has their bottom-line in mind. Android is for the end-user, and welcomes difference of opinion. Obviously the manufacturers are trying to make money, but Android/Google created an open OS into a competitive market that forces manufacturers to always implement the most powerful and useful functionality. If you have Apple stock, you should be very happy with the way that they do things, as they are obviously quite profitable. If you are in it for the Technology and all the things that can be done with it, stick with Android and Google, because they are about innovation and increasing the pace that humanity learns and grows through technological development.
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10/23/2011 | 10:43:27 PM
re: Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
As much as I dislike I phone and apple in general, I have to agree with you on multiple counts. As far as these devices, I feel your statements are probably correct; both will be rushed out. Personally I'll be keeping an eye on the samsung and waiting for both a price drop and after release bug list/repairs, along with an interest in third party works.
Bay Area CA Male
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10/23/2011 | 8:30:11 AM
re: Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
I really hate to break it to you, BUT only Apple can command such terms and conditions.

Yes I know TMo and Sammy did it for Google..... BUT google had to jump thru hoops to get that Nexus out the door.
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10/23/2011 | 8:28:26 AM
re: Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
And honestly, that gun might not do it.... (joking) as I HATE HATE HATE google...

Did I say Hate?....

Ever since google sided with Verizon on Net-Neutrality, I HATE GOOGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But that a whole other conversation.
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10/23/2011 | 8:26:53 AM
re: Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
While I cringe when doing it, I must agree with you.

If I ever had to go non-iPhone, which means practically a gun to my head, I would ONLY consider Nexus.
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10/23/2011 | 8:25:04 AM
re: Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
Ok so just to help you out a little bit.......

I read that most quality mobile device batteries keep 90% of their charge for just over two years worth of average use which means daily charging... So most people, and im guessing here, but from people I know, WELL OVER 90 or 95% of people NEVER purchase a second battery... And most people dont keep their phones more than 2 years... and the rest of that majoirty rarely keep the device more than 3 years.

and Lastly... you dont need second or third batteries.

You can get mobile "juice-packs" which typically hold double or tripple the charge that the device itself carries. And on top of that, I have a portable backup batttery/charger which operates on double A batteries (AA alkaline).

So just load up on batteries, and, like you do at home, charge the phone overnight when you are camping.

Problem solved. :-)
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10/23/2011 | 8:07:51 AM
re: Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
Blah Blah Blah.!!!

LoL!!!

Oh my! Look! Its "another" android phone that will be "another" iPhone killer! LoL!

Didnt those guys BOTH take jabs at the iPhone? I read elsewhere that they could not resist touting how their new droid will do XYZ better than Iphone. I could be wrong but it wouldnt be the first time they came out announcing to the world this is the "best" android ever!

It reminds me of the James bond movies... "This IS the best Bond ever!".... LOL!
And while like the Bond movies, these phones wil have a decent initial sales kick off, and they will comeo out with blazing sales numbers "into the channel" AKA "Sell-in", they wont reveal actual sales to actual buyers because again, like the Bond movies, these devices wont be breaking any records.... LoL!!!

I dont think that even the MOST DIE HARD fandroids can keep up with so many "best phones ever"... LOL!!! Im sorry but I reallly cannot stop laughing and my girl is giggling at me for being so into the techno-sphere. And lets face it, BOTH of these devices have an equal chance of coming out of the gates JUST LIKE THE EVER SO FAMOUS HTC Thunderbolt!!!

Because logistically launching deploying and distributing new products to the masses is difficult during the holiday season and is a challenge EVEN to Apple's Cook, we all know these products were rushed to the finish line in order to land an October launch date in time for the holiday season. I mean seriously, do you think it is just a coincidence that BOTH of these were launched so close to each other?... (please dont say yes)
This means there is a VERY GOOD CHANCE these products will reach customers hands "half-baked", just like the....(drum roll)... You guessed it- The Thunderbolt!!!!!! (and the BB playbook)

AND...and... Just like EVERY single-other "android super-phone" predating these latest additions to teh hundreds of iPhone-killer androids, these phones are NOTHING MORE than just the latest newest untested fresh-off-the-line hardware "stuffed and crammed" into a new "shell" and labeled with one little niche feature or another which is basically just another android APP ported into a native "feature".

BUT just so that no fandroid can reply here blah-blah-blah-ING about how I did not contribute to the conversation..... here is my two-cents;

Motorolla is wellknown for delivering buggy fidgety devices... And so as much as I hate samsung for being the biggest Apple rip-off on earth, I must say my vote goes to good 'ol Sammy taking the cake on this one.

But seriously..... $299?????
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10/22/2011 | 8:19:33 PM
re: Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
Eric Zeman is TOO CUTE !!!
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10/21/2011 | 9:00:26 PM
re: Galaxy Nexus Vs. RAZR: Android Smackdown
Razr will not have a removable back to allow the swapping of batteries. To me, that's a big deal especially when I'm out and about for long periods- camping, etc.
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