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    Make my mind up for me! Android or Apple?!

    I've got a G1 which I love to bits with T-Mobile and think the Android platform is the best thing since sliced bread. My contract is up this month and I was looking at getting the HTC Desire as the obvious successor.

    However, what has upset the applecart is my buying my daughter an iPhone 3GS. In the space of a week I've gone from being a rabid iPhone hater to someone who is totally hooked on how brilliant the whole thing is.

    I now can't make my mind up whether to stay with Android (which appeals to my inner-geek) or go for Apple and become a fawning fanboy.

    Help me make my mind up!
    Last edited by tech_guy; 22nd June 2010 at 10:21 PM.

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    go for it man, be the geek, get the droid!

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    Android still doesn't support proxies with wifi which totally annoys me

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Android still doesn't support proxies with wifi which totally annoys me
    Agree entirely. It annoys the hell out of me. Despite this I have a HTC Desire and do absolutely love it, and more than the iPhone I must admit. The new iPhone 4 looks quite tempting though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Android still doesn't support proxies with wifi which totally annoys me
    The iPhone isnt hot. Some apps dont work with the proxy details you put in.

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    I'm trying to go for the iphone 4 32gb !!

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    for me, I had a go of an android and imo the iPhone is far suprerior. Im waiting to see if I can upgrade my contract early for the iPhone 4, If I can then I will be selling my iPhone 3G for about £60.

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    PEO, which IPhone 3G have you got?

    I've just stuck my 16gb one on Mazuma and they're giving me £183 for it!

    Definitely worth looking at :-)

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    Go Android - there is an app to allow the use of a proxy which seems to work reasonably well, but I hardly use it anyway. Android also gives a little more freedom in what you can do with it ie you are not tied to whatever Apple approve of.

    Stay free of Big Brother, go Android

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmontymick View Post
    Agree entirely. It annoys the hell out of me. Despite this I have a HTC Desire and do absolutely love it, and more than the iPhone I must admit. The new iPhone 4 looks quite tempting though...
    Snap, HTC Desire but no proxies with Wi-Fi, means my boss can continue to sneer at me over his Jobsian mind control device, I sneer back about flash and lack of openness. The proxy settings omission seems quite a large oversight though.
    Last edited by nikaso; 23rd June 2010 at 08:13 AM. Reason: For spwellinge

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    Stay free of Big Brother, go Android
    Nearly every android app wants access to your location , thats big brother ;-)

    HTC Desire is a great pur chase however i wish the battery would last longer

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    My techie instinct says go for the Android, but I have had secret suppressed yearnings for an iPhone ever since I bought an iPod Touch.

    I am going to wait a while longer & let the early adopters debug the iPhone 4 & then decide. The problem with Android & proxies may eventually sway my choice anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpinjamez View Post
    Nearly every android app wants access to your location , thats big brother ;-)

    HTC Desire is a great pur chase however i wish the battery would last longer
    Thats your choice on an app level.

    Apples new T&C (that you must agree to use iTunes) requires location awareness that they state they sell to partners. Your privacy is very important to Apple(s) business model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    Apples new T&C (that you must agree to use iTunes) requires location awareness that they state they sell to partners. Your privacy is very important to Apple(s) business model.
    Even with location services turned off?

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    Go with the Desire, I've had mine a couple of months now and absolutely love it. At the end of the day though - you're really deciding whether to sell your soul to google or apple.

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