Are you an android or an IOS user?

  • Rose 05-07-2019, 06:38 PM
    Samsung galaxy s10 \o/
  • malmon 05-07-2019, 07:04 PM
    (05-07-2019, 06:38 PM)Rose Wrote: Samsung galaxy s10 \o/


    I'm quite happy with my LG V20. It's an utter pain in the ass to tinker with, but I guess that makes it a bit more rewarding. Plus removable battery and good DAC.
  • seel 05-07-2019, 09:48 PM
    Note 9! Honestly the best phone I've had since my Nexus 6. I gave the LG G6 a shot, but it was overall pretty disappointing. The Note 9 is an amazing phone and while I'm not the biggest fan of the curved screen, the S Pen does more than enough to make up for it. I never thought I'd actually use it, but being able to whip my phone out to right down a quick note or something is hands down amazing feeling. On top of that the size is perfect and the specs will last me several years.
  • mnl 05-08-2019, 01:57 AM
    (03-29-2017, 07:30 AM)Backlash Wrote: Me, I prefer Android. iOS is fine, but I feel like its overall quality is limited by the proprietary nature of its platform. The fact said platform is expensive doesn't exactly help, either.


    Pretty much this. I've refrained from buying higher end smartphones since submerging my Blackberry Passport in water (which was a bad buy anyway).
  • malmon 05-08-2019, 01:17 PM (Edited 05-08-2019, 01:17 PM)
    aaaargh. finally got microG working properly! had to install kinda the play store to get old in-app purchases working though :/
  • Heidegger 05-09-2019, 09:11 AM
    Android, you can modify.
  • lewdygaga 05-09-2019, 06:45 PM
    Am Android but I want to try iOS someday, I won't fight about if android is better than iOS, that shit makes no sense, I just want a phone to do his job, nothing else.
  • Backlash 06-17-2019, 09:05 PM
    Android for sure, but as of late I've found myself really interested in alternative Linux-based OSes for smartphones. It's too bad that truly libre devices are still in their infancy, or I'd have picked one up instead of a Note 9.
  • Loko 06-17-2019, 09:36 PM
    Waiting to move to the S10e, for some reason the appeal of a smaller phone captivates me again lmao

    Also android for sure
  • Backlash 06-17-2019, 09:40 PM
    (06-17-2019, 09:36 PM)Loko Wrote: Waiting to move to the S10e, for some reason the appeal of a smaller phone captivates me again lmao

    Also android for sure


    Smaller phones are great! I actually dug up my old HTC Droid Incredible a little while ago, and it runs smooth as the day I bought it. Having a custom ROM probably helped.
  • Loko 06-17-2019, 09:46 PM
    (06-17-2019, 09:40 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (06-17-2019, 09:36 PM)Loko Wrote: Waiting to move to the S10e, for some reason the appeal of a smaller phone captivates me again lmao

    Also android for sure


    Smaller phones are great! I actually dug up my old HTC Droid Incredible a little while ago, and it runs smooth as the day I bought it. Having a custom ROM probably helped.


    I haven't used a custom ROM in so long. If only I could use it on a Samsung phone and keep all the features that would be disabled, since I actually use quite a few of them :S
  • Angel 06-17-2019, 10:41 PM
    Galaxy S10 and Xr
  • malmon 06-18-2019, 06:08 AM
    (06-17-2019, 09:05 PM)Backlash Wrote: Android for sure, but as of late I've found myself really interested in alternative Linux-based OSes for smartphones. It's too bad that truly libre devices are still in their infancy, or I'd have picked one up instead of a Note 9.


    What do you think of the Librem 5? Personally, I can't really afford it, but it looks quite promising
  • Loko 06-18-2019, 08:31 AM
    (06-18-2019, 06:08 AM)malmon Wrote:
    (06-17-2019, 09:05 PM)Backlash Wrote: Android for sure, but as of late I've found myself really interested in alternative Linux-based OSes for smartphones. It's too bad that truly libre devices are still in their infancy, or I'd have picked one up instead of a Note 9.


    What do you think of the Librem 5? Personally, I can't really afford it, but it looks quite promising


    Personally I'm a little disappointed I won't have access to some apps that I frequent now on it (at least not immediately), but otherwise I agree that it does look very promising. I suppose people buying this phone wouldn't exactly be looking for the top free apps on Google Play or whatnot.
  • malmon 06-18-2019, 09:45 AM
    (06-18-2019, 08:31 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (06-18-2019, 06:08 AM)malmon Wrote:
    (06-17-2019, 09:05 PM)Backlash Wrote: Android for sure, but as of late I've found myself really interested in alternative Linux-based OSes for smartphones. It's too bad that truly libre devices are still in their infancy, or I'd have picked one up instead of a Note 9.


    What do you think of the Librem 5? Personally, I can't really afford it, but it looks quite promising


    Personally I'm a little disappointed I won't have access to some apps that I frequent now on it (at least not immediately), but otherwise I agree that it does look very promising. I suppose people buying this phone wouldn't exactly be looking for the top free apps on Google Play or whatnot.


    Heh, the only app I wouldn't be able to replace immediately, is Signal. The rest I could proably just substitute with normal Linux programs. That being said, I think they're being a bit overly ambitious when they say that they'll update the OS over the device's entire lifetime.
  • malmon 08-18-2019, 02:36 PM
    (08-18-2019, 02:27 PM)seel Wrote:
    (08-18-2019, 01:33 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-18-2019, 01:27 PM)seel Wrote: Plus their security is significantly better than Android because it isn't open source


    ಠ_ಠ


    No amount of security is going to stop some of the most adamant from getting in. However, I'd say Apple does a good job at protecting its consumers. Android users are kind of just allowed to do whatever, want to install a modified Spotify apk that definitely does not have malware? Go for it! As far as I'm aware you can't do that with Apple and thus it's a bit more secure. What do I know though, I'm an Android user - perhaps times have changed and iPhones are less secure than they were in the past.




    Apple couldn't care less about its end users
  • Zebronli 08-18-2019, 02:58 PM
    PC master race

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  • Angel 08-18-2019, 06:19 PM
    (08-18-2019, 02:58 PM)Zebronli Wrote: PC master race

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk


    Pc mater race? Don't you mean sansung S8 (SM-G950U)
  • Zebronli 08-18-2019, 09:05 PM (Edited 08-18-2019, 09:06 PM)
    (08-18-2019, 06:19 PM)Angel Wrote:
    (08-18-2019, 02:58 PM)Zebronli Wrote: PC master race

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk


    Pc mater race? Don't you mean sansung S8 (SM-G950U)

    Yeah, Samsung S8 (SM-G950U) is my PC.


    Sent from my PC using Tapatalk
  • Alkalime 08-23-2019, 05:09 PM
    I've historically flip-flopped between the two but the last phone I got was a Samsung S8 and it's the first phone I've ever owned that I've wanted to keep after my contract ended.
  • floattube 08-24-2019, 08:46 AM
    I had an iPhone for about 6 months and almost lost my mind
  • Marine 08-29-2019, 04:08 AM
    I use iOS because I prefer MacOS. I would use Android otherwise, but the way MacOS and iOS ingrate with each other is way too nice.
  • malmon 08-29-2019, 05:19 AM
    (08-29-2019, 04:08 AM)Marine Wrote: I use iOS because I prefer MacOS. I would use Android otherwise, but the way MacOS and iOS ingrate with each other is way too nice.


    What is it about MacOS that you prefer? For me it's far too restrictive an operating system >.<
  • Loko 08-29-2019, 08:46 AM
    (08-29-2019, 05:19 AM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-29-2019, 04:08 AM)Marine Wrote: I use iOS because I prefer MacOS. I would use Android otherwise, but the way MacOS and iOS ingrate with each other is way too nice.


    What is it about MacOS that you prefer? For me it's far too restrictive an operating system >.<

    I don't use it, but I think it's got a certain aesthetic charm to it.
  • Marine 8h ago
    (08-29-2019, 05:19 AM)malmon Wrote: What is it about MacOS that you prefer? For me it's far too restrictive an operating system >.<





    It does everything I want from a Unix-like OS, is far far less restrictive than Windows, and has the best UX of any OS, period. 
    Linux has an issue where program developers are the ones who design the UI in most cases. You get all sorts of applications following all sorts of design philosophies, and compromises need to be made to accommodate differing window managers, toolkits, etc.
    Apple provides the tools to make GUI applications, and makes it FAR easier to conform to their design philosophy. They don't stop you from making your own special snowflake UI if you want, but for most developers it's just easier to make an Apple approved UI. This gives the entire system a user experience that is consistent and predictable, even down to hotkeys and menu items being in the same places.
    I know I can ALWAYS hit Cmd+, to get to settings, no matter the application I'm using. On Linux and Windows it's up to the developer to conform to any of the multiple UI standards.

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Are you an android or an IOS user?