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Pros and Cons of Apple iPhone vs. Google Android (specifically Sprint EVO 4G). Please join in here and help list all the pros.
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iPhone (pro)iPhone (con)Android (pro)Android (con)
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Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro): Uses less battery.May 22Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro): Uses less battery.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (con): I get more crashing errors.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (con): I get more crashing errors.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): can run Pandora while browsing web. I ran Waze yesterday, for instance, while driving and doing other things with the phone.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): can run Pandora while browsing web. I ran Waze yesterday, for instance, while driving and doing other things with the phone.May 22
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Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro): UI seems smoother overall. Simpler to navigate around and figure out what's going on. Fewer control buttons.May 22Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro): UI seems smoother overall. Simpler to navigate around and figure out what's going on. Fewer control buttons.May 22
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Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro): apps are more mature in 75% of cases.May 22Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro): apps are more mature in 75% of cases.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): I can tether my iPad to the Sprint, but can't do that with my iPhone.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): I can tether my iPad to the Sprint, but can't do that with my iPhone.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): Google apps are way better overall. Especially navigation, Voice, Buzz, etc.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): Google apps are way better overall. Especially navigation, Voice, Buzz, etc.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): all my contacts, apps, calendar items, and other things automatically synched without hooking it up to anything.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): all my contacts, apps, calendar items, and other things automatically synched without hooking it up to anything.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): text entry is much nicer than on the iPhone. Words pop up as I type and I can choose them, which makes typing much faster.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): text entry is much nicer than on the iPhone. Words pop up as I type and I can choose them, which makes typing much faster.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): voice quality on phone is MUCH clearer. I've tested this out several times today and everyone so far can hear a huge difference.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): voice quality on phone is MUCH clearer. I've tested this out several times today and everyone so far can hear a huge difference.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro) Android (con): it's more of a real operating system, I already have an app that lets me quit tasks. But on other hand it's a bit harder to use. Not sure it's ready for Maryam.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro) Android (con): it's more of a real operating system, I already have an app that lets me quit tasks. But on other hand it's a bit harder to use. Not sure it's ready for Maryam.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro) Android (con): it's more of a real operating system, I already have an app that lets me quit tasks. But on other hand it's a bit harder to use. Not sure it's ready for Maryam.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): when setting it up it asked me for my Facebook, Twitter, and Google accounts and had apps already loaded for them.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): when setting it up it asked me for my Facebook, Twitter, and Google accounts and had apps already loaded for them.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): speaker and microphone quality are noticeably better.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): speaker and microphone quality are noticeably better.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): user replaceable battery.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): user replaceable battery.May 22
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Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro) iPhone (con): AT&T. More coverage (my readers tell me that Sprint isn't good in their town), but has more dropped calls and more dead zones than Sprint in San Francisco area (at least in my limited testing so far).May 22Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro) iPhone (con): AT&T. More coverage (my readers tell me that Sprint isn't good in their town), but has more dropped calls and more dead zones than Sprint in San Francisco area (at least in my limited testing so far).May 22Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro) iPhone (con): AT&T. More coverage (my readers tell me that Sprint isn't good in their town), but has more dropped calls and more dead zones than Sprint in San Francisco area (at least in my limited testing so far).May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): home screen is cooler looking.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): home screen is cooler looking.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): Adobe Flash works and will work much better when 2.2 comes to this device (2.2 is already out for Nexus One phone).May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): Adobe Flash works and will work much better when 2.2 comes to this device (2.2 is already out for Nexus One phone).May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): screen resolution is higher and size is bigger.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): screen resolution is higher and size is bigger.May 22
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Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro): feels slightly better in my hand. Might be memory, but the device is smoother overall and feels better designed (but only slightly).May 22Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro): feels slightly better in my hand. Might be memory, but the device is smoother overall and feels better designed (but only slightly).May 22
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Todd Jackson - Android (pro): Gmail app with threading and searchMay 22Todd Jackson - Android (pro): Gmail app with threading and searchMay 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): camera quality is much higher. 8 megapixel vs. 3 megapixel on iPhone.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): camera quality is much higher. 8 megapixel vs. 3 megapixel on iPhone.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): camera has a Flash for low-light shooting.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): camera has a Flash for low-light shooting.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro, sorta): has a front-facing camera for videoconferencing. I haven't found an app yet that uses it.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro, sorta): has a front-facing camera for videoconferencing. I haven't found an app yet that uses it.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro and con): Sprint TV has lots of video I can watch. That's the pro. The con is it only works if you switch off Wifi due to licensing agreements or something.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro and con): Sprint TV has lots of video I can watch. That's the pro. The con is it only works if you switch off Wifi due to licensing agreements or something.May 22
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Robert Scoble - iPhone (con, sorta): the terms of service for iTunes is 32 screens long! I don't know how long the Android one is, though, or if it's any easier to read or figure out. No one reads them anyway, so I guess this is a "con, sorta.May 22Robert Scoble - iPhone (con, sorta): the terms of service for iTunes is 32 screens long! I don't know how long the Android one is, though, or if it's any easier to read or figure out. No one reads them anyway, so I guess this is a "con, sorta.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): developers can ship apps and updates with a simpler approval process.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): developers can ship apps and updates with a simpler approval process.May 22
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Steve Weller - Android (pro): I have 2.1 and you can browse using skyfire (supports flash) or for videos supports flash in the HTC flash playerMay 22Steve Weller - Android (pro): I have 2.1 and you can browse using skyfire (supports flash) or for videos supports flash in the HTC flash playerMay 22
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Steve Weller - Android (pro): widgetsMay 22Steve Weller - Android (pro): widgetsMay 22
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Scott Kahler - Android (pro): over the air updatesMay 22Scott Kahler - Android (pro): over the air updatesMay 22
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Kashif Khan - Android (pro): For developers setting up dev environment is easier ( on existing os) and freeMay 22Kashif Khan - Android (pro): For developers setting up dev environment is easier ( on existing os) and freeMay 22
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Ron Hudson - iPhone (pro): iPhone can now run Android.May 22Ron Hudson - iPhone (pro): iPhone can now run Android.May 22
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Brett McGuire - Hmm... Android more crashes than iPhone? Not so sure about that. How about all those times an iPhone app just wouldn't open? [iPhone (con)] May 22Brett McGuire - Hmm... Android more crashes than iPhone? Not so sure about that. How about all those times an iPhone app just wouldn't open? [iPhone (con)] May 22
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Ollie Townsend III - Oh no, please don't start people on the task manager issue! Let me save you some time,

"you don't need a task manager"
"it makes the phone faster"
"Android handles task fine on it's own"

There, skip to the end...it isn't needed, but it wont break your phone. I advise going without it though. [Android (pro?)] May 22
Ollie Townsend III - Oh no, please don't start people on the task manager issue! Let me save you some time,

"you don't need a task manager"
"it makes the phone faster"
"Android handles task fine on it's own"

There, skip to the end...it isn't needed, but it wont break your phone. I advise going without it though. [Android (pro?)] May 22
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harriet wakelam - iPhone (con): no groups, can't back up notes - fine on the surface but wait till you drill down - usability declines...May 22harriet wakelam - iPhone (con): no groups, can't back up notes - fine on the surface but wait till you drill down - usability declines...May 22
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Lee Graham - Android (pro): Adobe AIR apps is coming to Android 2.2. This will expand the number of developers making kickass apps for Android.May 22Lee Graham - Android (pro): Adobe AIR apps is coming to Android 2.2. This will expand the number of developers making kickass apps for Android.May 22
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Scott Kahler - iPhone (pro?): Buying iPhone latest hardware at release date means there won't be a better product out for a yearMay 22Scott Kahler - iPhone (pro?): Buying iPhone latest hardware at release date means there won't be a better product out for a yearMay 22
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Steve Weller - Android (pro): does the iphone have the ability to sync with facebook (dont start a privacy discussion robert) and pull information on your friends including pic, phone number, email etc? Android does and I love it, A lot less info to type. And I like the pic thing without having to do much. And then there is always the facebook phonebook (under add to home its under folders). It links everything to your gmail and/or facebook accounts. Pulls/merges necessary information without paying $99 a year for mobile meMay 22Steve Weller - Android (pro): does the iphone have the ability to sync with facebook (dont start a privacy discussion robert) and pull information on your friends including pic, phone number, email etc? Android does and I love it, A lot less info to type. And I like the pic thing without having to do much. And then there is always the facebook phonebook (under add to home its under folders). It links everything to your gmail and/or facebook accounts. Pulls/merges necessary information without paying $99 a year for mobile meMay 22
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Scott Kahler - iPhone (pro): every product known to man comes with an iPhone adapterMay 22Scott Kahler - iPhone (pro): every product known to man comes with an iPhone adapterMay 22
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Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) image quality from 3.2MP camera is far better than the 5MP from Nexus OneMay 22Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) image quality from 3.2MP camera is far better than the 5MP from Nexus OneMay 22
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Kevin Whalen - Which brings me to Android (con): Device fragmentation. Some android devices less than a year old won't even get the new Froyo 2.2 update. May 22Kevin Whalen - Which brings me to Android (con): Device fragmentation. Some android devices less than a year old won't even get the new Froyo 2.2 update. May 22
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Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) video in MP4 and not some crappy 3GPP.May 22Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) video in MP4 and not some crappy 3GPP.May 22
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Rommel Feria - @Ollie with 2.1, running multiple background apps really takes its toll. A task manager may not be necessary had Google configured Android to be a little bit more aggressive in killing those unused background apps [Android (con)] May 22Rommel Feria - @Ollie with 2.1, running multiple background apps really takes its toll. A task manager may not be necessary had Google configured Android to be a little bit more aggressive in killing those unused background apps [Android (con)] May 22
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Lee Graham - Android (pro): With Android 2.2, not only can I tether, but I can turn my mobile into a hotspot!May 22Lee Graham - Android (pro): With Android 2.2, not only can I tether, but I can turn my mobile into a hotspot!May 22
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Kevin O'Toole - iPhone (pro)] iPhone can also use google as exchange and sync email, calendar, and contacts from that.May 22Kevin O'Toole - iPhone (pro)] iPhone can also use google as exchange and sync email, calendar, and contacts from that.May 22
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Rommel Feria - Android (pro) with 2.2, portable wifi hotspot. Now this definitely has no iPhone equivalent. FTW!May 22Rommel Feria - Android (pro) with 2.2, portable wifi hotspot. Now this definitely has no iPhone equivalent. FTW!May 22
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McLean Greaves - Android (pro) far more frequent OS updates. Feels like its leapfrogging iPhone OS each quarter.May 22McLean Greaves - Android (pro) far more frequent OS updates. Feels like its leapfrogging iPhone OS each quarter.May 22
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Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) orientation sensor works when you rotate it right, left. (Android with 2.2 now supports it, though)May 22Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) orientation sensor works when you rotate it right, left. (Android with 2.2 now supports it, though)May 22
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Robert Scoble - Kevin: that can also be seen as a "pro." I bought the Droid last November and since then there have been three major new phones that I've wanted (the Google Nexus One, the HTC Incredible, and the Sprint EVO). All three have the advantages discussed here except for Sprint TV which isn't that big a deal anyway. [Android (pro)] May 22Robert Scoble - Kevin: that can also be seen as a "pro." I bought the Droid last November and since then there have been three major new phones that I've wanted (the Google Nexus One, the HTC Incredible, and the Sprint EVO). All three have the advantages discussed here except for Sprint TV which isn't that big a deal anyway. [Android (pro)] May 22
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Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) touchscreen is more accurate and precise.May 22Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) touchscreen is more accurate and precise.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): Voice search and voice integration is much nicer than on iPhone.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): Voice search and voice integration is much nicer than on iPhone.May 22
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Chuck Falzone - Android (pro): a variety of form factors and price points to suit more users' needs. This is the flip side of Kevin's "device fragmentation" con, which I don't consider to be a con.May 22Chuck Falzone - Android (pro): a variety of form factors and price points to suit more users' needs. This is the flip side of Kevin's "device fragmentation" con, which I don't consider to be a con.May 22
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Scott Kahler -Android (pro): an open app marketMay 22Scott Kahler -Android (pro): an open app marketMay 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): Google Translate and Google Googles. Both things I can't get on iPhone that bring major new functionality to mobile.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): Google Translate and Google Googles. Both things I can't get on iPhone that bring major new functionality to mobile.May 22
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Ray Cromwell - Android (pro): Much faster browser (V8)May 22Ray Cromwell - Android (pro): Much faster browser (V8)May 22
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Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) multitouch on keyboard works. Try holding SHIFT key and type. Won't work on Android, even on 2.2, at least on Nexus One.May 22Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) multitouch on keyboard works. Try holding SHIFT key and type. Won't work on Android, even on 2.2, at least on Nexus One.May 22
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Steve Weller - @robert try the google buzz widget, download that from the market (takes up four boxes on your screen) allows for easy post including new pic from cam or uploaded photo, geo location etc [Android (pro)] May 22Steve Weller - @robert try the google buzz widget, download that from the market (takes up four boxes on your screen) allows for easy post including new pic from cam or uploaded photo, geo location etc [Android (pro)] May 22
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Robert Scoble - Android (pro): open app market that will integrate with desktops and other devices (er, Google TV) without having to hook these devices up to a computer, or, worse, without having to hook them up and sync with a lameass program like iTunes.May 22Robert Scoble - Android (pro): open app market that will integrate with desktops and other devices (er, Google TV) without having to hook these devices up to a computer, or, worse, without having to hook them up and sync with a lameass program like iTunes.May 22
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Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro): multitouch works better and is better integrated into all apps and the experience.May 22Robert Scoble - iPhone (pro): multitouch works better and is better integrated into all apps and the experience.May 22
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Seth Gershel - Gotta say, I like the Android (pro) 2.1 ability for wireless (from the cloud) sync with the Desktop. Got kinda tired of previous need to remember to wire up.May 22Seth Gershel - Gotta say, I like the Android (pro) 2.1 ability for wireless (from the cloud) sync with the Desktop. Got kinda tired of previous need to remember to wire up.May 22
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Ray Cromwell - Android (pro): Awesome Car Home / GPS Navigation / MapsMay 22Ray Cromwell - Android (pro): Awesome Car Home / GPS Navigation / MapsMay 22
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Wilson Hines - Right now, I don't have time to read the whole 68, so far, comments - but I'll be back to read up.

"I am a new MacBook Pro owner and it's my first Mac. I am astounded at how great this OSX and the whole Mac environment truly has lived up to the hype, plus more.

""That being said, I am going to the EVO in June and going hard. I will not be held captive by AT&T. I live in an area which, very conversely, has exceptional AT&T coverage - but my work takes me everywhere the iPhone has crippled their network.

Android has the apps I need. I don't need 200,000 apps, I just need about 10.May 22 [Android (pro)]"""
Wilson Hines - Right now, I don't have time to read the whole 68, so far, comments - but I'll be back to read up.

"I am a new MacBook Pro owner and it's my first Mac. I am astounded at how great this OSX and the whole Mac environment truly has lived up to the hype, plus more.

""That being said, I am going to the EVO in June and going hard. I will not be held captive by AT&T. I live in an area which, very conversely, has exceptional AT&T coverage - but my work takes me everywhere the iPhone has crippled their network.

Android has the apps I need. I don't need 200,000 apps, I just need about 10.May 22 [Android (pro)]"""
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Matthew Knopp - [iPhone (pro)] UX is uniformly better on the iphone. Apps are usually better on iPhone. May 22Matthew Knopp - [iPhone (pro)] UX is uniformly better on the iphone. Apps are usually better on iPhone. May 22
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Matthew Knopp - [Android (pro)] Android devices are better for not being teathered to iTunes. May 22Matthew Knopp - [Android (pro)] Android devices are better for not being teathered to iTunes. May 22
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Matthew Knopp - [Android (pro)] Maps on Android are vastly better. May 22Matthew Knopp - [Android (pro)] Maps on Android are vastly better. May 22
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Matthew Knopp - [Android (con)] UX fragmentation on Android is horrible: put a Droid and and Evo running 2.1 side by side, so much divergence even after killing SenseUI. May 22Matthew Knopp - [Android (con)] UX fragmentation on Android is horrible: put a Droid and and Evo running 2.1 side by side, so much divergence even after killing SenseUI. May 22
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Matthew Knopp - [Android (pro)] The typeahead bar on Android is great. May 22Matthew Knopp - [Android (pro)] The typeahead bar on Android is great. May 22
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Matthew Knopp - [iPhone (pro)] Browsing is still better on the iPhone though the Evo closes the gap. Really the problem with browsing has nothing to do with the browser: iPhone has Zoom and Pan in a single gesture while on android it requires to gestures. More later May 22Matthew Knopp - [iPhone (pro)] Browsing is still better on the iPhone though the Evo closes the gap. Really the problem with browsing has nothing to do with the browser: iPhone has Zoom and Pan in a single gesture while on android it requires to gestures. More later May 22
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Robert Scoble - Matthew: yup, agreed, but the apps are getting better every week. Some have already caught up to iPhone. Waze, for instance, is nicer on the Android and there are some that are better already (mostly from Google, but the innovation from app developers for Android is impressive). [iPhone (pro)] May 22Robert Scoble - Matthew: yup, agreed, but the apps are getting better every week. Some have already caught up to iPhone. Waze, for instance, is nicer on the Android and there are some that are better already (mostly from Google, but the innovation from app developers for Android is impressive). [iPhone (pro)] May 22
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Lee Graham - Android (pro): Google's philosophy for developers is your are free to develop whatever with whatever tools. IBM (oops I meant Apple)... you must use our tools or hit the road jack. This is a huge FAIL on Apple's part. A healthy & open developer community is vital to a platforms existence. I think Apple will figure this out over the next couple of years.May 22Lee Graham - Android (pro): Google's philosophy for developers is your are free to develop whatever with whatever tools. IBM (oops I meant Apple)... you must use our tools or hit the road jack. This is a huge FAIL on Apple's part. A healthy & open developer community is vital to a platforms existence. I think Apple will figure this out over the next couple of years.May 22
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David Scott - Android (pro): No only can you sync contacts with facebook, but also with Twitter.May 22David Scott - Android (pro): No only can you sync contacts with facebook, but also with Twitter.May 22
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Norris Hughes - iPhone (pro): better UI, ease of use (something my grandmother can use) May 22Norris Hughes - iPhone (pro): better UI, ease of use (something my grandmother can use) May 22
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Norris Hughes - iPhone (con): terrible camera, speaker volume, lacks openness May 22Norris Hughes - iPhone (con): terrible camera, speaker volume, lacks openness May 22
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Norris Hughes - Android (pro): Openness, flexible UI May 22Norris Hughes - Android (pro): Openness, flexible UI May 22
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Android (con): horrible UI, hard to use(for novice), lacks hardware accessories, terrible multimedia phone, & no means to backup/restore apps to PC/Mac (DoubleTwist doesn't backup apps) May 22Android (con): horrible UI, hard to use(for novice), lacks hardware accessories, terrible multimedia phone, & no means to backup/restore apps to PC/Mac (DoubleTwist doesn't backup apps) May 22
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Matthew Knopp - Robert, absolutely. For example Twitters new Androd client is almost better than their iphone version on v1.0. [Android (pro)] May 22Matthew Knopp - Robert, absolutely. For example Twitters new Androd client is almost better than their iphone version on v1.0. [Android (pro)] May 22
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Ray Cromwell - Froyo has pinch/zoom in the browser, but I would say latency is a huge usability issue, and I could do without combo-pinch-zoom-pan (keep two fingers on the glass and pan), if it means things startup and render much much faster [Android (con)] May 22Ray Cromwell - Froyo has pinch/zoom in the browser, but I would say latency is a huge usability issue, and I could do without combo-pinch-zoom-pan (keep two fingers on the glass and pan), if it means things startup and render much much faster [Android (con)] May 22
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David Scott - @Norris As to the backup/restore apps it is non issue once you download and buy an app you can remove it and they redownload it with out paying again. [iPhone (pro)] May 22David Scott - @Norris As to the backup/restore apps it is non issue once you download and buy an app you can remove it and they redownload it with out paying again. [iPhone (pro)] May 22
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David Scott - Android (con): a very lack luster media player. May 22David Scott - Android (con): a very lack luster media player. May 22
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David Scott - Android (pro): Although the player isn't great it does a better job playing media. May 22David Scott - Android (pro): Although the player isn't great it does a better job playing media. May 22
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David Scott - Android (pro): When an app crashes you know what happened. I hated how apps would just disappear of fail to open with no idea what was going on on the iphone.May 22David Scott - Android (pro): When an app crashes you know what happened. I hated how apps would just disappear of fail to open with no idea what was going on on the iphone.May 22
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Jon Mallin - Android (pro, big): Apps that can duplicate and improve upon core functionality of the OS, e.g., replacement keyboards (Swype, HTC's own keyboard, etc.), music players (Cubed 3, MixZing, etc.), video players (Meridian), browsers (Skyfire, Dolphin HD, etc.), SMS implementation (Handcent), and the list goes on and on. Competition in these areas is producing superior core functionality (but not necessarily superior out-of-the-box functionality) of Android to iPhone OS. Apple until recently just banned apps that replaced core functionality with the only notable exception being Opera Mini. Not the right approach.May 22Jon Mallin - Android (pro, big): Apps that can duplicate and improve upon core functionality of the OS, e.g., replacement keyboards (Swype, HTC's own keyboard, etc.), music players (Cubed 3, MixZing, etc.), video players (Meridian), browsers (Skyfire, Dolphin HD, etc.), SMS implementation (Handcent), and the list goes on and on. Competition in these areas is producing superior core functionality (but not necessarily superior out-of-the-box functionality) of Android to iPhone OS. Apple until recently just banned apps that replaced core functionality with the only notable exception being Opera Mini. Not the right approach.May 22
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Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (pro) great digital lifestyle integration with iLife on Mac. Syncs my photos (with Faces and albums), my tv shows/movies, podcasts (separately), audiobooks (separately), etc.May 22Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (pro) great digital lifestyle integration with iLife on Mac. Syncs my photos (with Faces and albums), my tv shows/movies, podcasts (separately), audiobooks (separately), etc.May 22
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Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (pro) great integration with German automobiles (Audi, BMW). On my A4 I fully control the iPhone and get the full list of audio content on the main console screen. Wonderful.May 22Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (pro) great integration with German automobiles (Audi, BMW). On my A4 I fully control the iPhone and get the full list of audio content on the main console screen. Wonderful.May 22
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Hugh Isaacs II - Android (pro): Apps are allowed to interpret code, allowing for software like Firefox Mobile, NesDroid or the Java/J2ME runner.May 22Hugh Isaacs II - Android (pro): Apps are allowed to interpret code, allowing for software like Firefox Mobile, NesDroid or the Java/J2ME runner.May 22
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Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (pro) perfect integration with other easy to use devices like Airport Express + the Apple Remote app, Apple TV, and iPad which shares apps / music updyes when you rate your songs etc. Yes, this is done through iTunes so it is good only on a Mac.May 22Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (pro) perfect integration with other easy to use devices like Airport Express + the Apple Remote app, Apple TV, and iPad which shares apps / music updyes when you rate your songs etc. Yes, this is done through iTunes so it is good only on a Mac.May 22
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Robert Scoble - Kevin: that's true, but Android devices are coming down in price faster than iPhones are too. Plus, I have a feeling that kind of problem will get cleaned up a bit from now on. [Android (pro)] May 22Robert Scoble - Kevin: that's true, but Android devices are coming down in price faster than iPhones are too. Plus, I have a feeling that kind of problem will get cleaned up a bit from now on. [Android (pro)] May 22
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Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (pro) easy to use music store with Podcasts, Movies, Audiobooks, Music, etc. which then syncs back to your computer's main libraryMay 22Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (pro) easy to use music store with Podcasts, Movies, Audiobooks, Music, etc. which then syncs back to your computer's main libraryMay 22
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Ollie Townsend III - Android (pro) (soon) OTA music, app, navigation downloadsMay 22Ollie Townsend III - Android (pro) (soon) OTA music, app, navigation downloadsMay 22
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Cedric Beust - Android (pro): wifi tethering (the iPhone has tethering, but you need a cable).May 22Cedric Beust - Android (pro): wifi tethering (the iPhone has tethering, but you need a cable).May 22
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Ollie Townsend III - Android (pro) Pick a carrier and a dessert is there.May 22Ollie Townsend III - Android (pro) Pick a carrier and a dessert is there.May 22
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Carlos Cardona - Before I went to IO this year I was convinced that the iphone was a more compelling platform. But WOW did Google raise the bar with all of the Android announcements. After using the EVO for the last 2 days I have decided that this is the best phone on the market and Android is the most compelling mobile platform now.

"Seeing Android start to spread from 60 different devices and into a TV really puts in perspective where Google is headed with this. They are headed into a place that Apple just can't follow. Apple will never allow the iPhone OS to go all of the places that Android is headed. We are about to witness and explosion of Android devices.

The most compelling apps for me are Google Maps and Translate. I agree that the phone might not be totally ready for the masses yet but Google is bringing the polish level up. I truly believe that the EVO is nicer than the iPhone. [Android (pro)] May 22
Carlos Cardona - Before I went to IO this year I was convinced that the iphone was a more compelling platform. But WOW did Google raise the bar with all of the Android announcements. After using the EVO for the last 2 days I have decided that this is the best phone on the market and Android is the most compelling mobile platform now.

"Seeing Android start to spread from 60 different devices and into a TV really puts in perspective where Google is headed with this. They are headed into a place that Apple just can't follow. Apple will never allow the iPhone OS to go all of the places that Android is headed. We are about to witness and explosion of Android devices.

The most compelling apps for me are Google Maps and Translate. I agree that the phone might not be totally ready for the masses yet but Google is bringing the polish level up. I truly believe that the EVO is nicer than the iPhone. [Android (pro)] May 22
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Brad Trnavsky - The Nav feature on My Droid Eris running 2.1 was so good I actually decided not to by a Magellan for my car.

"The Droid plays nicely with my Mac with out iTunes integration.
"Multiple in boxes in GMail is AWESOME!

Good app store... The Droid will probably be the dominant mobile OS soon so this will only get better. [Android (pro)] May 22
Brad Trnavsky - The Nav feature on My Droid Eris running 2.1 was so good I actually decided not to by a Magellan for my car.

"The Droid plays nicely with my Mac with out iTunes integration.
"Multiple in boxes in GMail is AWESOME!

Good app store... The Droid will probably be the dominant mobile OS soon so this will only get better. [Android (pro)] May 22
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Rich Levin - Easy one. Android: choice, open, lower cost, removable battery, keyboard if you want it, runs everything on the web (i.e., no platform racism), excellent Google integration, multiple carriers, tethering (now with hacking, soon w/OS upgrade), build apps using whatever language you prefer, USB I/O, expandable storage. iPhone: Reverse all of the above. Did I miss anything? [Android (pro)] May 22Rich Levin - Easy one. Android: choice, open, lower cost, removable battery, keyboard if you want it, runs everything on the web (i.e., no platform racism), excellent Google integration, multiple carriers, tethering (now with hacking, soon w/OS upgrade), build apps using whatever language you prefer, USB I/O, expandable storage. iPhone: Reverse all of the above. Did I miss anything? [Android (pro)] May 22
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Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (con) no online gambling apps allowed nor adult apps etc.

By the way, while it all seems bleak for Apple, I wouldn't be surprised if in the next couple of years, or much more likely all of a sudden in a couple of months, the tide turns again. Which is great for both sides. Keep this in mind: The iPhone hardware has been mostly the same for 3 years now, incremental updates. Don't be surprised that this update is a big one. We've seen the prototype, it is very thin, high-rez screen, front camera, flash, "A4" processor, and my guess is a 10-hour battery life... long even when Multitasking multiple apps continuously. Also, don't be surprised to see Apple's cloud initiative be unveiled within the next couple of years.May 22
Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (con) no online gambling apps allowed nor adult apps etc.

By the way, while it all seems bleak for Apple, I wouldn't be surprised if in the next couple of years, or much more likely all of a sudden in a couple of months, the tide turns again. Which is great for both sides. Keep this in mind: The iPhone hardware has been mostly the same for 3 years now, incremental updates. Don't be surprised that this update is a big one. We've seen the prototype, it is very thin, high-rez screen, front camera, flash, "A4" processor, and my guess is a 10-hour battery life... long even when Multitasking multiple apps continuously. Also, don't be surprised to see Apple's cloud initiative be unveiled within the next couple of years.May 22
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Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (pro) Built really solid. Dropped it many times, never once did the battery pop out and go flying away.May 22Odi Kosmatos - iPhone (pro) Built really solid. Dropped it many times, never once did the battery pop out and go flying away.May 22
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Bud Gibson - I have an ipod touch and ipad but no phone. I almost went ATT when I got the Droid in November. At that time, the main selling point of the droid was google integration and Verizon's network. The apple interface is better, but the devices integrate into the cloud much less seamlessly and are not as good at calls.

The EVO is a real step up from the Droid interface and feels better. The interface still doesn't quite match the apple, but the google and other cloud services give it the edge in my view. [Android (pro)] May 22
Bud Gibson - I have an ipod touch and ipad but no phone. I almost went ATT when I got the Droid in November. At that time, the main selling point of the droid was google integration and Verizon's network. The apple interface is better, but the devices integrate into the cloud much less seamlessly and are not as good at calls.

The EVO is a real step up from the Droid interface and feels better. The interface still doesn't quite match the apple, but the google and other cloud services give it the edge in my view. [Android (pro)] May 22
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Brian Rule - Android (pro) removable micro sd card, kickstand, auto update for apps(coming soon), java, all the google love first! I'm switching to the Evo on June 4th from an iPhone. Been using an iPhone for 3 years but use too many google products and want an open, flourishing platform instead of a closed, singular platform. I can't wait!May 22Brian Rule - Android (pro) removable micro sd card, kickstand, auto update for apps(coming soon), java, all the google love first! I'm switching to the Evo on June 4th from an iPhone. Been using an iPhone for 3 years but use too many google products and want an open, flourishing platform instead of a closed, singular platform. I can't wait!May 22
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Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) Audible support.May 22Rommel Feria - iPhone (pro) Audible support.May 22
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