Why Android is better than iOS

Discussion in 'Tech Chat' started by lonesome killer, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    I can have several windows open at once. I can be on Facebook, Youtube, Netflix, and Firefox at the same time. Your argument is invalid.



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  2. SoL DarkLord

    SoL DarkLord SOL DARK LORD OF THE SEVEN HELLS VF4 Supporter Tabletop GM

    Why bother using up your phone's battery for that, just get on a computer, this way, if necessary, you can actually use your phone.
     
  3. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    It's not a phone. It's a tablet.$03 dnuorA roF x5-4 roF htgeL yrettaB ruoY esaercnI oT kcaP yrettaB lanretxE nA teG naC uoY oslA .ppA gnivasyrettaB fO ytnelP erA erehT oslA

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  4. English

    English Global Mod Global Moderator Forum Moderator Source Server Admin Staff Member VF4 Supporter

    Why the actual fuck would you spell words backwards...
     
  5. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (Lead Developer) Srcds Server Operator Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member

    Most battery "saving" apps are garbage. They don't do anything that you can't already control elsewhere. Keep your brightness down, turn off BT/wifi/GPS/Mobile data when not in use, underclock if the trade-off is worth it, and you'll get maximum battery life.
     
  6. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    My phone's web browser doesn't work 100% right with websites...
    What it was supposed to say was you can buy an external battery pack that can charge your phone 4-5x for around $30.

    Yes they are. You need a good one. Snapdragon Battery Guru is really great for phones with Snapdragon processors.
    And Greenify is great for rooted phones.
     
  7. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (Lead Developer) Srcds Server Operator Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member

    Funny thing is some of them actually make it worse by having another background process to suck up resources... and of course the privilege of paying for it :D
     
  8. Statboy

    Statboy Resident Cueball

    After using both I can say with about 90% certainty that Android is just better. It runs smoother, it's easier to use and navigate, and it's generally cheaper. The only thing that IOS does better is actually closing apps when you close them, Android just minimizes, but that's the only thing that IOS does better than Android.
     
  9. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    I don't think they're closed. If you double tap the Home button on the device it will show you all the apps running. Well, I'm not sure if they are running or they are just the recently used ones.
     
  10. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oasisfeng.greenify
    Free, with high reviews. You do need root access, but then again you don't really have a "smart" phone without root access. You have a manufacturer or carrier restricted phone.
     
  11. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (Lead Developer) Srcds Server Operator Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member

    I find it depends on how you quit. On my phone if you hit the 'Home' button it takes you out of the program but leaves it running in the background.. whereas if I 'back' my way out of it it will actually quit. Could also depend on how the code for the software itself handles the keypress events too.
     
  12. Reechard

    Reechard Server Admin Srcds Server Operator Minecraft Operator Source Server Admin Staff Member Minecraft Admin

    After using both for a long while, I can say that iOS has better app support, more high-tier apps, their apps work better, I've had way less compatibility and battery life problems, the interface leaves a bit to be desired, but is easy to get around. Better devs go with iOS because you only have to make your app compatible with 5 or 6 devices, where with android you have to program for tens of thousands of hardware configurations. This makes apps a nightmare. When you buy something form the store you have 20 minutes to make sure it works well on your device, or you're out the money you paid for it if it breaks. Even high-tier devs end up with crappy compatibility most of the time because of the sheer number of hardware configurations.

    A better operating system? Sure. A better platform for developers, users, and an overall better experience? NOPE. iOS has android beat just for the lack of hours of frustrating buggy bullshit that I don't have to spend trying to get bullshit apps to work.
     
  13. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    Yes it's the same with Android. Some apps if you press the Home button they go to the desktop but the app stays in a saved/paused stated. If you press Back and go to the main menu and chose Quit then it Stops. And some apps are coded so when you press Home they close. On Android you can press the Recent Apps button to see your apps and swipe them closed. On iOS you double tap Home for the same thing.
     

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