Originally Posted by lordxar5
That is the one great thing Apple did. No bloatware BS. Well...and system backups and recovery of basically an image which is compatible across devices. The rest is miserable.
The best thing about the iOS devices is that things operate pretty smoothly (although the recent iOS 8 didn't seem smooth to me until the latest 8.1.3 patch). The touch is very accurate. The UI is polished and works well, even if some of it seems dated now.
Apps can't operate on the same file, got to email it around to switch apps, can't have cool apps like call blockers for the 1-800 shyte I get nearly every day,
There's a call blocker built into the phone.
Google Music app sucks, Music Match only works for what you own, walled garden is in every essence a walled garden, multiple app purchases for tablet and phone instead of one purchase many devices, and on and on...and on. I also have large hands and an iphone is like a toy. So a nice meaty Galaxy is great.
They make larger iPhones now.
A lot of apps are "universal", for both tablet and phone -- depends on the app maker. Some companies try to gouge more money out of the iPad owners, which is annoying.
You can disable most of the bloatware so that is a good thing but not as good as removing. The OS update I can partially understand. With Apple they leave that mark on settings that you have an update except if you have an older phone the update may hose your performance. With Android you may be behind a bit but your not bugged to install something that slows your phone down either.
That's why for the very old phones and tablets, they don't bother allowing OS upgrades. If you add more stuff, it's going to take more memory and possibly use more CPU to operate. I was able to upgrade my 4S to the latest, which was fine, but my iPad 2 was sluggish at times until the last patch. Anyway, it's hard to add stuff and have no impact.
Android has come a long way.
That's why I always liken the Xbox vs the PS debate to Apple vs Android. One is a stodgy old school militaristic though shall like what we give you where the other is a bit wilder but generally has more options but at a cost to friendliness.
Some of us remember Atari vs. Intellivision, or even Jaguar vs. 3DO, and thankfully, people don't care as much anymore. Of course, sometimes the differences were more obvious and drastic back then. If today you say, "It's pretty much the same, but the blacks get a bit crushed," the vast majority just won't care. Back then, advances made huge differences in the 3D quality, fps, etc.
What was this thread about again? ;-)