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Old 24 August 2015, 01:04   #1
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Is the typical Amiga old-timer an Android or iOS user today?

I was wondering, is there a pattern to bee seen?
I myself use Android phones (although I do have an iPad lying around too) but I never liked the limitations of iOS and maybe I wanted to support the underdog that Android was when it was released. Or maybe it was Steve Jobs "reality distortion field" that made me dodge shiny Apple-toys...
Anyhoo.. what do you say, is there a connection between Amiga users in the 90s and the choice of OS in your smartphone today?
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Old 24 August 2015, 01:37   #2
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lol nope
ANdroid and IOS devices were done for the dumbest masses,nothing related to the amiga users in the 90s, most of them were young male and adolescents
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Old 24 August 2015, 01:50   #3
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I don't own a smart phone, I use dumb phones
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Old 24 August 2015, 02:23   #4
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Of the 2 I favor Android, not because I'm particularly a fan, but because I find it the lesser of 2 evils. The devices are also available at much more reasonable prices, and don't impose the same sorts of artificial restrictions.
I also loathe Apple, and detest the fact they get away with murder.
More monopolistic than MS ever have been, yet things MS weren't allowed to do no-one bats an eyelid over.
All this on the back of no work of particular value (at least ms have developed industry leading APIs, amongst other things), yet they've marketed themselves as innovative. Way too much credit where its not deserved.

Apple: Think Differently (as long as you do it exactly as you're told).
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Old 24 August 2015, 07:15   #5
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I don't own a smart phone, I use dumb phones
Me too!

I mean, I just need (sometimes) a phone!
When I need a computer I seat at my desk... or (unfortunately) I am at work...

Anyway, to stay on-topic. If I really had to use a smartphone I'd choose Android but I'd probably uninstall as much pre-installed software as possible.
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Old 24 August 2015, 07:21   #6
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Jolla here....
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Old 24 August 2015, 07:26   #7
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No. I use what my employer provides me 8-)
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Old 24 August 2015, 10:31   #8
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Android here - I patch/install/hack stuff to my heart's content

Came from iOS, which while is still a good OS and I'd wholeheartedly recommend it to non-power users, it definitely didn't cut it for me

Also no Amiga emulators in the App Store? C'moooon Apple! At least I've got them in the Play Store
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Old 24 August 2015, 10:41   #9
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I caved and got a smart phone - there nothing to me id rather spend it on Levi's and Fred perry.
Ok everyones a geek now but im old school geek
Android
O god dont even get me started - can it be called an OS or just a GUi that goes for Xbox etc - finish rant.
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Old 24 August 2015, 12:10   #10
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I don't think Amiga old-timers have any common preferences for phones. I use a "dumb-phone" with a touch-screen myself, and when it breaks I will probably get a similar one, just because they're generally cheaper and because I only need basic phone functionality.

If I had to pick between an Android and an iPhone, I would definitely take the Android.
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Android, cos I like to tinker.
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Jolla here. I don't like Android.
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Old 24 August 2015, 16:45   #13
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I don't think Amiga old-timers have any common preferences for phones.
True.

I'm in love with Windows Phone. I'm on my third WP phone.
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Old 24 August 2015, 16:57   #14
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I hacked my old(2007 LG KU990) Java based dumbphone to look like an Android Phone.
Even that is more than enough...
Bought it second hand from a colleague, a few years ago, when my really old NOKIA 3210 died.
The former owner was like "WTF - How did you do that".

I'm afraid in the, not so far, future we will all be forced to use smartphones because there will be nothing else available anymore.
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True.

I'm in love with Windows Phone. I'm on my third WP phone.
I also have a Windows Phone. A Lumia 735. Really great phone.
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Old 24 August 2015, 18:00   #16
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Android here - a Motorola Moto X. Amazing to think that it has 3.4Ghz of processor in such a tiny case, even the fastest Amiga processor was something like 75Mhz. I tend to think of Apple stuff as looking a bit nicer and being slightly easier to use, but costing twice as much and not communicating with non-Apple devices as well (so once you have one you really need everything). My MP3 player is ancient and I have a generic tablet, but both more than enough. Even my PC is five years old, time was when I upgraded after 18-24 months and replaced after 3 years.
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Android. I have a Sony Xperia Z3 right now.
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Old 24 August 2015, 21:48   #18
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Android here - a Motorola Moto X. Amazing to think that it has 3.4Ghz of processor in such a tiny case, even the fastest Amiga processor was something like 75Mhz. I tend to think of Apple stuff as looking a bit nicer and being slightly easier to use, but costing twice as much and not communicating with non-Apple devices as well (so once you have one you really need everything). My MP3 player is ancient and I have a generic tablet, but both more than enough. Even my PC is five years old, time was when I upgraded after 18-24 months and replaced after 3 years.
What year are you from, timeraveller?
In the year 2015 we still don't have 3.4GHz in any mobile phone ;-)
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The next moto x will have a snapdragon 808, so 2ghz is a possibility.
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Old 24 August 2015, 21:59   #20
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Neither, I hate "smartphones" with a passion.
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