a reply to: MonaMonina
I am a broadswords and axes kind of fellow. For all that I would feel more at home on the engineering deck of the Enterprise, than I would in a modern
day computer lab, I am quite old fashioned, and believe very much in technology that I can fix with a hammer.
While neither Apple products, nor Android products have the ability to deal very well with heavy engineering tools being applied to them with force,
Android gear is seeing me right at the moment. I got my first smartphone last year, and the package came with a tablet, all for the one bundle price,
which was very reasonable indeed.
My colleague and long time associate has had an iPhone for around the same amount of time, but it is the second one he got. The first one he had was
just crap. It had massive problems with reception, audio clarity either at the handset, or at the other end of the line, or both, messages were
arriving late, and this was from fresh out of the box. The second one he had is not too terribly much better, but he is now waiting for his contract
to expire so that he can get a shiny new phone of some sort, preferably one which is not a glorified paperwieight with delusions of user friendliness.
I was so impressed with my Android device, that I celebrated its acquisition with a thread...
Since that time, the only thing that has bugged me is that there appears to be an issue with video playback on my phone just at the moment. There
were however, no out of the box issues, no hardware problems, set up was simple, use of the UI was a piece of cake, and getting apps and functionality
how you want it is just sooo fast and intuitive. And trust me, it has to be. I have had access to programs like Microsoft Word, and Excel since I was
a child, and I still cannot word process a document properly, cannot understand the margin tools, or any of that crap, and do not, do NOT get me
started on that issuance of Satan's dark exhaust port, Excel. That has functions on it that are so inexplicable that the last time I tried to use it,
I caused my computer to crash like an F1 car on a frozen rally stage.
But Android tech is just there, all the functions you want are right where you would find them upon opening the box, setting the thing up, and
looking around for them. Nothing is hidden away, nothing is kept out of reach...its just better. I have had more problems working out my iPad, and how
to do things with that, than I have had with both my android devices put together.
Speaking as fellow who only joined the smartphone, mobile computing world reluctantly and with lots of swearing, I cannot find any noteworthy fault
with Android, and I just cannot say the same of Apple products. Just throwing some Droid love people.