1. Daniel

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors. Founder Staff Contributor

    May 14, 2006
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    Peoria, Illinois

    Android vrs. Apple

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Daniel, Dec 29, 2012.

    Recently I upgraded from a PC to a Macbook Air. I should have done this years ago. Now, however, I'm looking for a new smartphone and potentially a tablet. I've used the iPhone in the past, and loved it. However, I'm considering getting the Google Nexus 4 when it's in stock. Tablet-wise, I love the Nexus 7 my roommate has, and would probably prefer that over the iPad. With a tablet, I'm not a fan of the iPad and would much prefer the Nexus 7.

    This leaves me in a sort of predicament. It'd be better if I could stay one one platform. I'm a Mac owner, so that predisposes me to Apple. I've used the iPhone, never had an Android phone. For those of you who have Android, how do you like it?

    I want to make sure I choose the best Platform for a phone and potentially tablet. With Apple, I'm locked it; with Android, I'll have a selection of other Android devices I can switch to. I want to make my decision based on what will benefit me the most in the future. I don't want to regret what platform I choose.

    What are you thoughts? If the platform issue wasn't there, I'd go with the iPhone and the Nexus 7... but I need to keep them together. Nexus 4 & Nexus 7 is what Im leaning towards. Would this leave me at any disadvantage as a Macbook owner?

    Also, does anyone have the Nexus 4? Is it worth it?
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Platform wars? Really wanna open that can of worms?

    I have an iPad, and I have an Android phone. They both work well for me, an some apps I use heavily are available on both. With increasing Cloud computing, the actual platform means less and less. I can share data between both those mobile platforms and with my Windows PCs as well.

    For writing my own programs, I do have preferences, but in the interest of not igniting the Holy Wars, I'll keeo that to myself. And yes, I have to develop for all those platforms, and Linux as well, on a daily basis.
  3. Macaberz

    Macaberz Pay it forward Contributor

    Nov 19, 2012
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    about 80% of the above applies for me as well.

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