dickprinter wrote: »
By "he" are you referring to Gene Munster (a/k/a Genius Munster to his peeps)? Is this the same guy (analyst) that has wrongly predicted a large-screen category-changing super-thin Apple-originated flat-screen TV…for the past 3 years?
To me as an iOS user, this is still very important, plus the amounts of complaining I hear from Android users.
And the following two arguments are exactly what I was thinking and they make a valid point as for why the research may be invalid, but they are also based on the kind of wishful (snobist) thinking typical for me and quite a few iPhone users.
I thought it was the quality of the customers that distinguished the platforms.
It's not that there aren't a lot of great apps, it's that you have to research anything you might "test out" on your phone. Android did not avoid the "million plus" dupes of the same fart button app that Apple tried to police. And every other app could be a trojan and the "flash light app" you installed requires access to your addresses book.
Having an actual Android phone that is NOT one of the top tier, I don't install but a few apps and the experience is a bit sketchy. I could see that a business policy would be to lock down the phone.
It's amazing he isn't an analyst for TV News. If you have a track record of less than 10% -- you are a shoe in as "TV Expert." They literally could not be worse (on average) if they made decisions by using darts on mad libs.
It seems that "expert" is another word for "paid marketer" in many cases.
*sigh* I've got to find something to be more positive about -- that's two whiny comments about analysts and the quality of Android apps this morning. I don't want to add a "get off my lawn" to complete the picture. OK -- the number of analyst comments and the number of android apps is "way more" than last year. Is that positive?
I always thought so, but there were a lot of those people. I think Jobs and Cook even made reference to the relative number of apps.
Most apps that I've used on both systems are identical, but Carcassonne on iOS is way better than the Android version. I can't imagine why the company hired different developers.
quadra 610 wrote: »
However, if I try that same app on iOS, I'll be blown away by that version. Most Android users will not be comparing apps platform to platform.
lighteningkid wrote: »
Is this the one you're looking for? It sounded familiar to what you're saying here:
MathieuLLF wrote: »
[blah] I have jumped ship from the iPhone (had every single iPhone since the 3G up to the 5S)
dasanman69 wrote: »
Have you tried apps on Android to make that claim? Because I have both iOS and Android devices in my household and there's really no discernable difference in apps. Some apps are missing a feature or two but nothing that really takes away from the overall experience. Now I will say that iOS has quite a few quality apps in which there is no Android version.
crowley wrote: »
Wasn't that always the case? Anyone who relied on raw counts of apps to prove iOS's superiority was best ignored.
solipsismx wrote: »
Not even in loading, lag, or touching elements on screen when using iOS v Android? I've experienced and noticed that every time I've used an Android app I'm familiar with on iOS. Now one could say that it's not the 3rd-party developer's fault if Android OS or the HW vendor has its own issues but it does still effect the app experience since the app runs atop this OS and HW.
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Sorry I do not buy it totally, I agree with one point he made, apps and how many iOS and android is no longer decision factor, it now expected and most users are not making a purchasing decision on how many apps there are or whether a particular app is available or works well on a platform. I use both platforms and I can tell you the reviews on Android apps tend to be useless, most with 4 or 5 star simple say works as expected or something similar, and the one with 1 or 2 stars usually is some person's rant or they found out it does not work on their version of the android phone they have.
This analysis also confirms much of what most everyone else has been saying for a long time, users of android tend to favor free apps, it is evident by the number of reviews, they get a free phone and then expect free apps, they also rate the free apps higher, why most likely because it was free, so expectations are very low. The mere fact it works probably gets a 4 or 5 stars.
SpamSandwich wrote: »
The lag and other factors are a permanent disadvantage in Android. As I recall, Apple has implemented touch at the core of their OS, whereas Android has not. It's possible they will never be able to do so because of key patents held by Apple.