The hardware is very impressive. Pretty little gadget, fast, nice camera. But Android. Fucking, fucking, fucking Android. I've tried out a bunch of different apps, and besides the fact that they don't really work, the UIs make you fucking crazy. Android developers have somehow managed to import from the Linux world the belief that all good programmes are command line, and if you need a UI you're a moron who doesn't actually deserve to be able to use your device.
It's flame-baity to have an opinion on Apple's prices when commenting on an article that declares that rich people use Apple and poor people use Android?
IMO, the only reason to ever prefer Apple as a tool (because that's what all these things are) is because they were the only company that took color management seriously. Those days are long gone, though. Nice products. SERIOUSLY overpriced.
Apple is in no way trying to prevent people from accessing pornography.
Platform Developer Experience User Experience
iOS 2nd 1st
Android 3rd 3rd
WinPhone 1st 2nd
One of the biggest features in Android is your ability to share virtually anything almost anywhere. I can share a contact card (for example) to Dropbox or Google Drive, to a QR code on my screen, via Bluetooth, by Gmail, or I can even make an NFC Tag out of it. If that’s not enough, I can install an app that will give me more sharing options.
How about a picture? I can share an image via Bluetooth, NFC, MMS, Picasa, Email, Goggles, Pinterest, Google Keep, WordPress, Google+, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Pages Manager, Facebook itself, Dropbox, Google Drive, Plume, Twitter, and even “NIA Super Ops” (Ingress). This list varies by what I have installed on my device, and your list will be customized to what you have on your device. Apple’s list? It’s whatever they tell you it should be — nothing more, nothing less.
Ironically, Apple’s own Newton OS introduced the concept of “sharing” years and years ago — they called it “routing”, but it did the same thing as Android’s sharing mechanism. I wonder whatever happened to the developers who wrote that elegant bit of code?
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