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Android Vs iOS - Whats the difference

Ultimately it both seems like they do the same thing, or do they not?

So far all I have been told is you cant put the apps in a folder on Android like you can on iOS.

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Treab  Apr. 12, 2012 at 19:50

Huh... i have all 4 angry birds games in a folder for them.... im guessing that person had an older android phone from the early days...

bingbangbosh425346368858  Apr. 12, 2012 at 19:53

I think it was gingerbread, they had six pages of icons in their menu where on my iPhone i just have two as most are bunched together.

Treab  Apr. 12, 2012 at 19:56

Any idea of what phone they had or if they had any phone knowledge? could be that they just didn't know how?

bingbangbosh425346368858  Apr. 12, 2012 at 19:58

thats a fair point, I better get my hands on one to really see! I think it was one of Samsung range Galaxy something or other!

Treab  Apr. 12, 2012 at 20:01

If it was the galaxy s2 it defo does have folders (as its the one i have) and i think my hero had the ability too so i would be shocked...

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 12, 2012 at 20:06

They are hardly the main difference hahahaha
Even Android phones that can't give you apps folders natively can do it with countless 3rd party apps.
Android also has the advantage that you do not rely on one PC suite to transfer files to and fro.. you can connect Android phones in mass storage mode or in media transfer mode to any computer (Mac, Win, Linux...) to drag and drop files... Bluetooth files to any phone etc etc...
I'm not saying that makes Android superior, but for many people the reliance on iTunes (or jailbreak) is a dealbreaker.
Also, if true multitasking is important to you, Android might be the better choice. In iOS it depends on the 3rd-party apps developers to implement multi-tasking. Some apps do, others don't. And there are other limits to what 'minimised' apps on the iDevices can do.

On the plus side (and I'm slowly moving to hide under my desk...): generally speaking, iOS apps are better, look more 'stylish'/less cartoony/distracting... but that is my personal preference. I find almost ALL ANDROID apps distractingly overloaded with distracting eyecandy, garish colour schemes, and inconsistent menu structures. Actually, I had an Android apps on the HTC One S I recently tried that, to this moment, I have no idea what their purpose was, but they hurt my eyes :p

Treab  Apr. 12, 2012 at 20:10

Ignore jan... hes a meego fanboy ;) he bought an n9 for gawd sake :D

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 12, 2012 at 20:31

Ignore jan... hes a meego fanboy ;) he bought an n9 for gawd sake :D
Gawd, don't get me started :p You want it?

Treab  Apr. 12, 2012 at 20:41

Ignore jan... hes a meego fanboy ;) he bought an n9 for gawd sake :D
Gawd, don't get me started :p You want it?


DO IT DO IT DO IT

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 12, 2012 at 20:44

nope

Treab  Apr. 12, 2012 at 20:44

AHH you liar :p

Pondlife  Apr. 12, 2012 at 21:25

Just go look at the HTC Jan ;)

Pondlife  Apr. 12, 2012 at 21:28

Wouldn't the folder thing depend on which launcher you were using?
Never wanted folders on either system tbh.
But on android if you grab an app shortcut on the homepage and drag it onto another it should put them together in a folder.


Actually guess I could put all the craps apps that apple won't let me delete in a folder out of the way. :)

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