Originally Posted by djuliano
Actually, it seems apple people hang around apple people thus you "see" most people with apple products. I have no such proclivity. Just going to any event, venue or location and truly looking around and you will see that most people are using android phones. This matches up with the market share reports from all the various reporting companies that android has the majority marketshare in every country worldwide. Thus, "most" of us know very few people with iphones and lots of people with android. And just to clarify, I have a macbook pro (running windows and OSX dual booted) so I am not against apple but just find their phones inferior in every way to android from hardware (fact) to OS (opinion).
When I was in SF this past weekend, pretty much all I saw (of smartphones) anywhere
, were iPhones. It honestly surprised me, but then again, it was SF, between the tourists, hipsters, artists, etc.
It probably helps that they're so easy to spot, either a) it was a 4/4S, or they were using a tacky case with the hole in the back, so that Apple logo is showing, or some people had no case at all.
And while I have no problems with what ICS offers (as a former Pre+ user, it has Mattias Duarte's fingerprints), but anything before that is very inconsistent, and I'm not sold on the tech spec masturbation that occurs with a lot of Android phones (specifically from Samsung).
Tech specs don't really mean that much to me, if they don't utilized that HW well, or get bogged down with some skin, and for some reason most OEM's are going wild over humongous screens. 4" would be fine, 4.3" is as far as I personally would go, but anything beyond that is borderline unpocketable.
And while I consider myself a mainly Windows guy, my 2007 Mac Mini is just OK - I just get more done with my PC, my iPhone 4S/iOS hits that happy delta on most categories as a smartphone. Nice screen, responsive UI, lots of apps, although the home button is so 2007. Android, pre ICS just felt Google flinging poo at the wall, just as long as they have a platform to push their search engine, ie ads.