Posted on January 23, 2011 by Jingles | 6 Comments
Apples iPhone used to be kinda cool 3 years ago if you were a trend whore. “Oh look at me I’m different because I have an Apple iPhone like everyone else!”. The iPhone is still ok if you are a n00b who fucks everything up and needs something you cant fuck up and don’t mind selling your first born child to be able to afford one. Googles Android which are rapidly gaining in popularity each day. Globaly Android phones are outselling Apples iPhone. Android users are happier users. The Android platform is Apples stiffest competition and is a real iPhone killer if it’s paired with the right hardware. This is my list of why Android kills the iPhone and why I like Android
1. Android is more customisable tha the iPhone
Sure the iPhone has a desktop, sort of, but it has nothing on Androids desktop/home screens. Apples iPhone only allows you to place icons on the desktop. Android lets you place icons as well as widgets on the desktop. Sure if you jailbreak your iPhone then you can customise your phone but jailbreaking your phone will void it’s warranty.
2. Android does true multitasking
Android can run multiple applications at the same time regardless of whether they are system apps or apps from the market. Apple only lets a handful of native apps run in the background at the same time.
3. Android doesn’t treat it’s users like n00bs
Apples iPhone only lets you do what Steve Jobs wants you to do. Android will let you screw up your phone if you want to or are dumb enough to. On the other hand Apple iPhones just work, which is ok if your a n00b and want something that you can’t fuckup.
4. Android lets you choose your own hardware
You want an iPhone? Well you can have a 16 GB one or a 32 GB one. You want an Android phone? Well do you want the HTC Desire HD (that’s what I have atm), a HTC Legend, a LG Optimus, the Samsung Galaxy S looks good too, or would you like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro or the plain vanilla X10?
5. Changeable batteries and memory cards
Apples iPhone is so locked down that you can’t easily change the battery, nor does it have an expandable memory slot to increase the amount of on board memory. This forces the user to take the phone to a repairer to have the battery replaced once it starts loosing its charge. Another example of Apple treating it’s users like a n00b, which a lot of Apple fan bois and girls are trendwhorish n00bs. Android phones have expandable memory slots for micro SD cards. You can also replace the battery yourself if you have an Android phone, or almost any other phone if it’s not an iPhone.
6. Android is Open Source
Apple isn’t. Androids openness translates into more free games and applications. Games and applications that you have to pay for are free on the Android platform.
7. Android supports flash
The iPhone doesn’t without third party apps that you have to pay for like Skyfire or jailbreaking your phone which not only voids the warranty, you will also run the risk of bricking your phone, you won’t get updates from Apple and you also run the risk of contracting a virus by weakening the phones security.
Android isn’t perfect but it does it a hell of a lot better than Apples iPhone.