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post #46 of 4017
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Originally Posted by blairh View Post

I'm going to try out the HTC One X as soon as AT&T has it on the floor. 312 ppi on a 4.7" screen. I have to see what that looks like.

I probably won't make a decision on a new phone until I see the next iPhone, but man am I jonesing for something new. I can't believe John Gruber doesn't think LTE is a 'slam dunk' for the next iPhone. At this point it has to have it and I have no doubt that it will.

HTC One X.

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I am too bought into Apple's ecosystem. Media and apps. Would make it hard to switch.

Also, I find it hard to believe Apple won't go LTE. The fact that the iPad has it means that it needs to come to the iPhone next.
post #47 of 4017
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

I am too bought into Apple's ecosystem. Media and apps. Would make it hard to switch.
Also, I find it hard to believe Apple won't go LTE. The fact that the iPad has it means that it needs to come to the iPhone next.

My fear of leaving the iPhone is the podcast integration. I know there are several solid Android podcast apps, but I'd have to know I can easily grab everything I currently listen to and know it holds my place, etc, like the iPod app does. Also to my knowledge there are no 64 GB Android phones. (My collection is 50 GBs + and I'd prefer to have it on me at all times.)

I don't fear the apps situation as much. I've only paid for 2 apps in my 3+ years with my iPhone. Shazam Encore (available on Android) and Echofon without ads. (No Echofon for Android to date but countless other Twitter apps.)
post #48 of 4017
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Originally Posted by blairh View Post

My fear of leaving the iPhone is the podcast integration. I know there are several solid Android podcast apps, but I'd have to know I can easily grab everything I currently listen to and know it holds my place, etc, like the iPod app does. Also to my knowledge there are no 64 GB Android phones. (My collection is 50 GBs + and I'd prefer to have it on me at all times.)
I don't fear the apps situation as much. I've only paid for 2 apps in my 3+ years with my iPhone. Shazam Encore (available on Android) and Echofon without ads. (No Echofon for Android to date but countless other Twitter apps.)

many android phones are expandable via microSD
post #49 of 4017
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Originally Posted by blairh View Post

My fear of leaving the iPhone is the podcast integration. I know there are several solid Android podcast apps, but I'd have to know I can easily grab everything I currently listen to and know it holds my place, etc, like the iPod app does. Also to my knowledge there are no 64 GB Android phones. (My collection is 50 GBs + and I'd prefer to have it on me at all times.)

I don't fear the apps situation as much. I've only paid for 2 apps in my 3+ years with my iPhone. Shazam Encore (available on Android) and Echofon without ads. (No Echofon for Android to date but countless other Twitter apps.)

I have paid for many apps over the years. Surprised you only own two that you spend money on. Lots of apps are cheap and can be had for a buck or two. Money well spent to get all the features and no ads.
post #50 of 4017
I've paid for Doodle Jump, that's about it.

But I've spent about 30 bucks on Gun Bros and Blood & Glory IAPs, combined, probably.

Has Google effectively monetized their appstore yet? Must suck to pay 4-5 dollars for an app that's 99c on iOS. Not to mention entering CC info on every single purchase.
post #51 of 4017
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

I have paid for many apps over the years. Surprised you only own two that you spend money on. Lots of apps are cheap and can be had for a buck or two. Money well spent to get all the features and no ads.

Meh. Ads almost never bother me. I only bought Echofon after using it for over a year because I use it throughout the day and sometimes would accidentally tap an ad. Shazam I paid for because the free version limits the number of tags.
post #52 of 4017
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post

Has Google effectively monetized their appstore yet? Must suck to pay 4-5 dollars for an app that's 99c on iOS. Not to mention entering CC info on every single purchase.

what" ive never had to reenter my CC info. also, not only are apps purchaseable through google , but also thorugh amazon app store... which is also big on cloud and syncing... extremely very easy process....

and since google switched their services to the "play" them -- play music, play books, play movies, they've integrated the whole browing-buying-owning experience of all media up to itunes standards
post #53 of 4017
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Originally Posted by blairh View Post

Meh. Ads almost never bother me. I only bought Echofon after using it for over a year because I use it throughout the day and sometimes would accidentally tap an ad. Shazam I paid for because the free version limits the number of tags.

Did you see that report on The Verge about the negative effect of ads on battery life?
post #54 of 4017
Good, last I payed attention, they were having trouble in that area.
post #55 of 4017
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Did you see that report on The Verge about the negative effect of ads on battery life?

I did. And I believe it. But battery life has never been an issue for me in the first place with the iPhone, so it's not going to be a selling factor.
post #56 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

what" ive never had to reenter my CC info. also, not only are apps purchaseable through google , but also thorugh amazon app store... which is also big on cloud and syncing... extremely very easy process....
and since google switched their services to the "play" them -- play music, play books, play movies, they've integrated the whole browing-buying-owning experience of all media up to itunes standards

Google Play is impressive.
post #57 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

what" ive never had to reenter my CC info. also, not only are apps purchaseable through google , but also thorugh amazon app store... which is also big on cloud and syncing... extremely very easy process....
and since google switched their services to the "play" them -- play music, play books, play movies, they've integrated the whole browing-buying-owning experience of all media up to itunes standards

I didn't see any difference when they changed the name, It's very much the same apps and games from when it was called Google Market. I can't see any movies, e-books or music on there. I download music directly from Google, got nothing to do with Play though.
post #58 of 4017
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

I didn't see any difference when they changed the name, It's very much the same apps and games from when it was called Google Market. I can't see any movies or music on there.

media content delivery changes from country to country
post #59 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post

What the hell is a Retina Display?

Marketing. Hype. BS. Pick your poison.
post #60 of 4017
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Originally Posted by blairh View Post

Meh. Ads almost never bother me. I only bought Echofon after using it for over a year because I use it throughout the day and sometimes would accidentally tap an ad. Shazam I paid for because the free version limits the number of tags.

Ads never bother me either, Anyway they only appear when the phone is online and connected to the internet with WiFi, most of the time it isn't
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