iPod Touch vs. Android Eris - page 2

by MystyqueOne

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Hello, I am going back and forth between whether I should get the iPod Touch or upgrade my Verizon phone to the Android Eris (I don't like the Motorola Android's style... but that's just my preference). I just purchased the... Read More


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    I love my Droid Eris, but it won't run epocrates because epocrates runs only on Android 1.6 or higher. the Eris runs only Android 1.5. I have recently installed Skyscape, but havent used it enough yet to five an opinion. The Eris is a great mobile device so i'm sure the new HTC Droid Incredible will be even better.
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    Just my (and I have a Droid b/c I like the open platform and, yes, I would buy it again) -

    Whatever the iPhone does, it does very well. With that said, it only does what Apple allows (unless you jail-break it) and even though the upcoming OS will allow multi-tasking, all apps may not be capable of it. There are certain restrictions Apple is placing on multi-tasking to ensure that the iPhone/iTouch performs to their standards. If an app doesn't meet those restrictions, no multi-task for you!

    The original poster asked about an iTouch, I think. When Apple comes out with the next version of software, you will have to buy it for the iTouch but it will be free for the iPhone, if Apple does as it has in the past.

    If you buy an Android phone, I would make certain it has at least Android 2.1. That is the latest/greatest OS for 'droids so you won't have to worry about upgrading the OS and any potential problems when you do anytime soon. Also, I love my Droid but I "may" run into problems soon with the memory. I don't have the long & short of it yet but there is a memory limitation for apps and it looks like I may run into that (but I haven't yet so I don't know if this is a real problem or if I'm just looking for things to worry about).

    To me, Android is free-er and looser than Apple so you might have a little more of a learning curve. But Android users are fanatics (like Apple users) so they are very supportive (unless you badmouth their phones, in which case the villages are on their way to your house w/torches & pitchforks yelling "Kill the Beast!"). You have to ask around to find out about things like doubleTwist, Swype, HandCent, etc. or to learn about putting shortcuts & folders on the homescreens.
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    Quote from IT2RN
    I love my Droid Eris, but it won't run epocrates because epocrates runs only on Android 1.6 or higher. the Eris runs only Android 1.5. I have recently installed Skyscape, but havent used it enough yet to five an opinion. The Eris is a great mobile device so i'm sure the new HTC Droid Incredible will be even better.
    I thought all of the Android phones were to get the updates. The HTC Droid Incredible is coming out soon. Maybe Verizon would let you upgrade?
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    Quote from beejaycee

    If you buy an Android phone, I would make certain it has at least Android 2.1. That is the latest/greatest OS for 'droids so you won't have to worry about upgrading the OS and any potential problems when you do anytime soon. Also, I love my Droid but I "may" run into problems soon with the memory. I don't have the long & short of it yet but there is a memory limitation for apps and it looks like I may run into that (but I haven't yet so I don't know if this is a real problem or if I'm just looking for things to worry about).

    To me, Android is free-er and looser than Apple so you might have a little more of a learning curve. But Android users are fanatics (like Apple users) so they are very supportive (unless you badmouth their phones, in which case the villages are on their way to your house w/torches & pitchforks yelling "Kill the Beast!"). You have to ask around to find out about things like doubleTwist, Swype, HandCent, etc. or to learn about putting shortcuts & folders on the homescreens.
    I love my Droid so much I even sleep with it :redpinkhe I love that I can customize it to my liking (even without rooting). I just got Helix 2 and now I can have 7 screens to put short cuts and widgets on. I haven't run into the memory limit yet.
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    Quote from GadgitGurlRN
    I love my Droid so much I even sleep with it :redpinkhe I love that I can customize it to my liking (even without rooting). I just got Helix 2 and now I can have 7 screens to put short cuts and widgets on. I haven't run into the memory limit yet.
    I know what you mean! I bought the docking stations for both my home and my car. It has replaced my alarm clock, and kept me from buying a new iPod/PDA for school and a navigation/GPS thigamabobfor my car. And just last night I found out about putting a shortcut on my home screen for 1-touch calling of my SO and another to text. Last month I found out about rooting, overclocking, and custom roms. I spend so much time playing my Droid, sooner or later I am going to get in trouble! I hear it even makes phone calls! Coolest. Phone. Ever.
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    Thanks so much for all the advice you all!!!!

    The choice is becoming very clear: the iphone is probably great but does have it's shortcomings, as does any piece of technology. Since the Driod seems to be great, and I already have Verizon well...I'll just make the most logical choice!!

    (I realize the OP was talking about the itouch. Sigh. Technology is soooo confusing)
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    Quote from beejaycee
    I know what you mean! I bought the docking stations for both my home and my car. It has replaced my alarm clock, and kept me from buying a new iPod/PDA for school and a navigation/GPS thigamabobfor my car. And just last night I found out about putting a shortcut on my home screen for 1-touch calling of my SO and another to text. Last month I found out about rooting, overclocking, and custom roms. I spend so much time playing my Droid, sooner or later I am going to get in trouble! I hear it even makes phone calls! Coolest. Phone. Ever.

    My Droid and I are inseparable! It is even my workout buddy. It gives me suggestions on what to cook for dinner. I can shoot at people with it (shotgun noises). I even use it for my Bible study time. I think it has taken over my life
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    Quote from GadgitGurlRN
    I haven't run into the memory limit yet.
    I should have looked into this before posting about a potential problem but didn't so I felt obligated to check on it. I still have over half the internal memory free (>248 megs). My biggest app is Epocrates @ 6.54 MB, followed by iTriage @ 3.54 MB. Most of the other apps are less than 1.5 MB. It looks like if ever I run out of free memory, I'll just need to delete the apps I don't use. I added lots of apps when I first got the phone but now I'm down to mostly trying out ones that replace others. Did you know there is a FREAKING METAL DETECTOR APP???

    BA_anthropology, I don't think you can really go wrong with whichever you choose (iTouch, iPhone, Droid, etc.) but Verizon is releasing the new Droid Incredible shortly so you might want to check that one out. You give up the slide-out keyboard that the Droid has (which I was certain I needed when I selected my phone but now find I don't use) and the display is not quite as bright (which might be a problem outdoors) but the other specs are impressive.
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    Quote from beejaycee
    Did you know there is a FREAKING METAL DETECTOR APP???
    Yep! It's great for locating lost earrings.


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