moderated Re: android vs ios.

Tyler Wood

Simbion was similar. Those phones were incredible workhorses – dare I say nicer than anything we have today. When a Nokia e71 could get days of battery while actually using it, combined with a really nice QWERTY keyboard built in. It unfortunately had an amazingly overpriced screen reader – but for its time, it was amazing, and still remains, along with flip phones, the batterylife king. It however was able to have things installed, like twitter, skype, along with a few other services. I never did get to look at Windows Mobile or PalmOS, which is unfortunate.

I’m also of the opinion that, for most intents and purposes, Apple is very overpriced for what you actually get. They seem to do the exact opposite to their computers as they do with phones – a 6 year old potentially 10s of thousands of dollars Mac pro can be discontinued from receiving updates, despite its powerful processor, at the drop of a hat, simply because apple wants you to buy a new one. With Android, there is so much more of a variety in regards to price. And, for the end user, responsiveness of the screen reader is not effected, especially in 2020, from a $150 device to a $1000 one.


I’m waiting for 5g to really take off here to make any sort of judgement on that. It needs to become more widespread and the modems need to become less power hungry for me to care much about it, at this point. The cost isn’t worth it to me personally right now.



From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: android vs ios.


On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 07:27 AM, Leedy Diane Bomar wrote:

If you are a geekly kind of person, enjoying knowing where your files are stored, playing with questionable apps, and a techie that enjoys spending more time learning the various ways to manipulate the phone, vs. a person who wants to actually use the phone as a means to an end, Android would be the choice for you.

If ever there were an example of a false dichotomy, this is it.  And that's not a criticism of iPhone, either.

There are myriad examples of where "actually using the phone as a means to an end" is greatly enhanced by having the capability to manipulate and customize the device itself.

I don't think that anyone who's used both Apple products, whether phones or computers, and PC and Android products, could credibly make the claim that Apple allows the end user to make their own choices to nearly the extent that the other platforms do.  No other company keeps a death grip on their ecosystems like Apple does.

That, along with what I feel is gross overpricing for what you get, is why I do not favor Apple, and never have.  I only wish the folks at Palm had been more prescient as smartphones appeared, as what had been PalmOS would have made an incredible operating system for smartphones.  They recognized what was happening way too late, and all attempts to "get on the smartphone bandwagon" with PalmOS failed over time.  (And the same thing played itself out in reverse with Windows Mobile. Microsoft was insane to even try to enter a market as entrenched as it already was when they decided to do so.)

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss

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