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Old 04-11-2012, 16:07
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At the risk of starting yet another iPhone vs Android slapfest, I can put it off no longer. My 3GS needs to go into retirement and I've got to decide what its replacement is going to be as my constant companion; another iPhone, or give an Android phone a go?

There are a few hard to ignore things where Android is cheekily winking at me:
[LIST=1][*]I want lots of storage. Not cloud storage; actual storage. Upgradable memory might be a bit kludgy, but it is a lot cheaper than a big chunk of fixed memory.[*]Tethering. Being on Giffgaff with a monthly Gigabag, the only way to tether with an iPhone is by jailbreaking. AFAIK, not an issue with Android (?)[*]I use Google's maps a lot. And they'll always do it better on Android than on iOS for obvious reasons. And probably always better than anything Apple themselves will ever deliver.[*]But mainly, it's just curiosity. Just to see what colour the grass is on the other side. To add another platform to my portfolio.[/LIST]But then again, like a pair of comfy old slippers, another iPhone is very much the option of least hassle:
[LIST=1][*]Any new phone needs to play well with a Mac; iTunes, iCal, Address Book and ideally, AirPlay. Advantage iOS.[*]Hard to ignore, the iPhone 5 is a nice piece of kit! Feels good, looks good, top-end specs in a reasonable sized package.[*]Reluctance to give up my 3 year collection of iOS apps, including lots of purchased games.[/LIST]So what do you reckon? Anyone been in similar shoes to me? In particular pertaining to integrating Android into an existing Apple-based system.
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Old 04-11-2012, 16:21
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This is just a thought really, but how does the Mac fit with open source solutions? Such as integration with google calandar/mail/address book etc?
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Old 04-11-2012, 16:39
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This is just a thought really, but how does the Mac fit with open source solutions? Such as integration with google calandar/mail/address book etc?
Bad examples of open source, as they are all closed source.

Google != open source

OS X natively supports syncing with GMail (including address book) and Google Calendar with the standard Contacts, Mail and Calendar apps on OS X.
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Old 04-11-2012, 16:41
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Bad examples of open source, as they are all closed source.

Google != open source
Yeah wrong terminology.
OS X natively supports syncing with GMail (including address book) and Google Calendar with the standard Contacts, Mail and Calendar apps on OS X.
So should be fine then?
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Old 04-11-2012, 17:01
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Bad examples of open source, as they are all closed source.

Google != open source

OS X natively supports syncing with GMail (including address book) and Google Calendar with the standard Contacts, Mail and Calendar apps on OS X.
I already use GMail and sync address book, but I've never tried Google Calendar. There'd be no 'gotcha' to look out for?
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Old 05-11-2012, 00:38
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I bit the bullet and changed from IOS to Android and never looked back.....I still have the use of the Apps I purchased on an iPad if required, but, to be honest, I don't think there was anything I really missed.
At the end of the day it'll boil down to your personal preference, despite anything anyone on here says.....
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