iPhone vs. Android: Five points of difference
Jun 29, 2010, 21:17 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Wow, the way people are arguing about iPhones vs.
Android phones I'm having flash-backs to the grand old tech. flame
wars of Macs vs. PCs; OS/2 vs. Windows; or vi vs. EMACS. Now, I
don't have a dog in this fight. I've used both iPhones and Android
phones, specifically the HTC EVO and Motorola Droid, and there are
things I like, and dislike, about both smartphone families
"Before jumping into that though, I think everyone should keep
in mind that when you're talking Apple iPhones vs. Android phones,
you're really arguing... ah... apples vs. an orange grove. All
iPhones 4 are identical to each other, there's quite a variety of
Android Linux-powered phones. So, there's really no fair way for
end-users to compare the two platforms. You can only really compare
specific phones when it comes to making an informed buying
"Another point, which my buddy Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier made,
helps disprove the old myth that Linux is hard to use."