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Is Android good for novices?

My sister is determined to get a smartphone. Do you think Android would be too complicated for her? She currently has a Nokia dumbphone. Would she be better with an iPhone since they’re a bit more basic?

Most Useful Answer emmajk42  Jun. 2, 2011 at 10:45

You get used to it after a few days, doesn't make much different which she chooses. Personally, I'm used to iOS so I find Android quite annoying.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 1, 2011 at 14:25

I don't see a problem. Android phones are pretty basic. It's bored geeks like us with their rooting and rom-cooking who make them oh so complicated.
In some ways I find iOS more complicated (finding some settings, backing up/restoring, relying on iTunes for transfer of files, yada yada)

blizzard7  Jun. 1, 2011 at 16:02

My sister had no problem with moving from a Samsung dumbphone to an Android. Just be prepared to hear her tell you how good her phone is every time you meet her.

emmajk42 / MOD  Jun. 2, 2011 at 10:45

You get used to it after a few days, doesn't make much different which she chooses. Personally, I'm used to iOS so I find Android quite annoying.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 2, 2011 at 11:08

That's the word I was looking for, Emma :p

Bartletts  Jun. 9, 2011 at 15:45

I use both iOS and Android, and have finally convinced my missus to give up her iOS 3GS and get an Android device. iOS is good enough, but for those little extra features that make using a handset a joy, you have to jailbreak the iOS device.

And then go through the effort of updating the iOS devices whenever there is a tiny update and worry about losing your jailbreak, or bricking the phone.

iOS is perfectly usable, but I'm typing this whilst tethered to my three.co.uk Nexus One. And I'd have to Jailbreak my iOS device to be able to do that. QED.

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 9, 2011 at 23:04

Well, if you would have iPad you would not need to worry about tethering would you?
Tethering is complicated thing, no need to make your life difficult. Buy an iPAD.
All hail Jobs

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