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    Hi all,

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    Jay

    5 Android Features that Leave iOS 5 in the Dust
    June 8, 2011 -By Sebastian Anthony

    5 Android Features that Leave iOS 5 in the Dust - OS, Software & Networking by ExtremeTech

    With iOS 5's primary feature set exposed and its underlying architectural upgrades detailed, we can now begin to draw comparisons between Apple's latest offering and Google's next-generation unified-tablet-and-smartphone Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. In many ways, iOS 5 pulls ahead of Android, with deep integration to the cloud and the unified iMessage service. If you twist the platforms and look at them with a different light, however, Android has tons of features that conjure jealousy and envy from the iOS camp.

    Here are five ways in which iOS 5 stumbles behind its contemporary, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and even the current versions of Android: Gingerbread and Honeycomb.
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    I agree somewhat with the five but here are the ones that are clear differences:

    iPhone is Still Missing
    4G
    microSD
    Widgets
    Google Print like Android to print to almost any printer on a network (HP adopting it too)
    Facebook Sync of contacts and calendar like Android or webOS
    3G Video Chat like Android
    Voice Actionslike Android. iOS Voice Control is more limited.
    Google Docs integration
    Google Voice integration
    Near Field Communication for peer-to-peer
    USB OTG to connect flash drives, mice, etc
    Application trials like everyone else (uninstall soon & charges reversed)
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    Android is going to be losing Facebook sync.

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    You can program GV to ring on your iPhone. The GV app also works on iOS. I'm not sure that one is a negative for iOS.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Minor points with iOS:

    You can voice search with Google app
    You can voice search with Yahoo app
    You can voice search with Yellow Pages (Uses Nuance)
    You can search your music with the built in Voice app
    You can voice search contacts with built in Voice app
    Won't iCloud let you stream your iTunes library for 25 bucks a year?
    Google Doc editing:
    Google Docs Editing for iOS Devices Now a Reality Nov 2010
    You can also edit Microsoft Onenote and store in cloud with the Microsoft Onenote app for IOS

    In regard to third party apps interacting with each other, there is some limited interactions, like TomTom and Google, Instapaper, etc.

    3G Video chat is available on IOS with a couple of apps and form the looks of early iOS 5 deep digging it looks like it is may come to Facetime:
    Will iOS 5 Bring 3G Video Calls to FaceTime?
    Last edited by sinsin07; 06/12/2011 at 01:26 PM.
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    They didn't say streaming, just storage. But it does seem as if you can actually take the DRM free songs, so maybe that's the real hit of iCloud. I asked about this in another thread because I thought the RIAA would be all over this but if it's allowed for only $25 to exchange any low quality MP3 for AAC or get duplicate files, I'm in for at least 1 year. AAC is a better format than MP3.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinsin07 View Post
    Minor points with iOS:

    You can voice search with Google app
    You can voice search with Yahoo app
    You can voice search with Yellow Pages (Uses Nuance)
    You can search your music with the built in Voice app
    You can voice search contacts with built in Voice app
    Won't iCloud let you stream your iTunes library for 25 bucks a year?
    Google Doc editing:
    Google Docs Editing for iOS Devices Now a Reality Nov 2010
    You can also edit Microsoft Onenote and store in cloud with the Microsoft Onenote app for IOS

    In regard to third party apps interacting with each other, there is some limited interactions, like TomTom and Google, Instapaper, etc.

    3G Video chat is available on IOS with a couple of apps and form the looks of early iOS 5 deep digging it looks like it is may come to Facetime:
    Will iOS 5 Bring 3G Video Calls to FaceTime?
    Don't forget that Apple does have a response to Android's voice service in the works, it just wasn't quite ready to demo at WWDC. We'll probably see it announced/launch at the next iPhone event. It's been said that it will be ready to launch with iOS 5.
    Last edited by barkerja; 06/12/2011 at 05:27 PM.

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