Smartphone OS user experience shootout: Apple’s iOS 7 dominates Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry

“Why is it that the arrival of iOS 7 is necessarily a momentous event for the smartphone market? Simple: Unlike any other operating system out there, it will be in the hands of millions or tens of millions of users within a few days after its launch,” Pfeiffer Consulting reports. “And that will make it a force to be reckoned with.”

“This research project compares the five major mobile operating systems in use today: iOS 7, iOS 6, Android, Windows Phone 8, and Blackberry 10, and rates them in terms of user experience, ” Pfeiffer Consulting reports. “The aspects we have surveyed and rated are the following:
cognitive load, efficiency, customization, as well as user experience friction.”

Pfeiffer Consulting reports, “The combined results of the four different benchmarks and evaluations give iOS 7 a clear advantage in terms of of overall user experience, taking into account the context defined for these benchmarks: 
day-to-day user experience of an average, non-technical user.”

Pfeiffer Consulting: Mobile OS User Experience Index
Source: Pfeiffer Consulting

Pfeiffer Consulting reports, “UXF is the bad stuff, the aspects of a device that can annoy you in a niggling way, or, in extreme cases, drive you crazy. Basically, UXF occurs whenever a device does not do what you expect it to do – or lacks a key feature that should be available.”

Pfeiffer Consulting: Mobile OS User Experience Friction Comparison
Source: Pfeiffer Consulting

Read more in the full report here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Andreas Pfeiffer” for the heads up.]


  1. Why are all the android software versions lumped together ?
    iOS6 and iOS7 are shown separately, not together as Apple.
    Wonder how the graph would look if all the versions of android were broken out on their own ? And since when is android defined as “(Samsung)” ?

    1. Everybody knows that Android was developed by Samesung. It is a shining example of Samesung’s culture of innovation. Everybody knows Google has appropriated Android for their own use.

      1. How do you define EVERYBODY? I follow tech very closely and I didn’t know before reading your post. Truthfully, I doubt Samsung developed Android (especially considering that I’ve never even heard it mentioned by a developer or read it anywhere before now). I’ll research that on my own. And if Android is an example of Samsung’s innovation, then it shows how Samsung’s worthwhile innovation usually comes directly from copying Apple (I mean….let’s be honest about how much Samsung changed their phones according to the iPhone).

        My list of Samsung innovations (please add if you can come up with anything):
        – face recognition (I actually like this one…..)
        – eyes free (gimmick)
        – tilt scrolling (gimmick)
        – larger screens are no more innovative than turning a 2 door car into a 4 door car
        – replaceable batteries are old and not innovative

        1. MBBM,
          Whoa there, big fella. Before you give yourself an aneurysm, ya might wanna take another peek at the very last line of RePlay’s post. See that there li’l “/s” doohickey? Well, that means “end of satire.” In other words, all the writing before that mark was just joshin’, pullin’ your leg, winding you up, for giggles. RePlay didn’t really mean a word of it.

    2. They’re not lumping all Android versions together — they’re just testing the Samsung version of Android. Which makes sense, since they’re the only company making any money off selling Android phones.

      And I have a feeling the UXP score for iOS 7 will go down as people get used to it. There’s still a bit of “UI shock” to get over as people move to the new version.



      1. Unless iOS 7 dramatically changes user interface, the results will remain exactly the same.

        The test didn’t measure subjective perception of the user interface by a new user; they evaluated, based on the standardised criteria, user interface elements. Because iOS7 added a layer of complexity (the communications center), it lost points against iOS 6. So, the only way for UXP score to go down would be if Apple were to remove some parts of the UI in order to reduce the complexity.

        1. I’m not sure what the “communications center” is. I know about the “notification center”, and the “control center”. Whatever the “communications center” is, I’m pretty sure I’m not using it, so I’d be curious to know how it’s adding complexity.


            1. That’s what I thought you might have meant, and that only confuses me more. The control center removes complexity, it doesn’t add it. It takes controls that were previously located all over the interface and puts them in one place, that is always available, whether from the home screen, lock screen, or inside an app.

              If they are truly counting the control center as a negative that increases complexity, it indicates that they don’t truly understand what they’re measuring.


            2. I can understand your point, but I think the reason it got negative points wasn’t just for just being there. If I read the report correctly, it scored negative points because of its behaviour. By default, control centre pops up when user swipes from the bottom, and this happens in all aps. When you are scrolling through your pictures (in photo app), songs (in iPod app), web pages (in Safari), it is all too easy to flick from below the bottom edge of the screen, accidentally bringing up control centre, whih can easily confuse new users. One can actually disable this behaviour and leave it only for the home screen, but that requires a trip to the settings app.

            3. Huh. I’ve found the exact opposite. I’ve found it almost annoying difficult to launch the control center from inside an app. I have to start with my thumb off the screen and flick up quickly. Even then, it sometimes takes me two or more tries.

              On the home and lock screens, it seems to be easier, which makes me wonder if this is something Apple changed between the beta and the final release for the very reason you’re describing above.

              The report had be analyzing the beta version of iOS 7, after all. No way they’d have time to put this together less than a week after the OS was released.


        2. Control Center was driving me nuts in Safari on my iPad, it was constantly activating while I was scrolling. Fortunately there is a way to turn it off on Apps and it only activates from the home screen, much better.

    3. “And since when is android defined as “(Samsung)” ?”

      Since Samsung is the only significant player in the android ecosystem, they are the only ones making any degree of profit.

      I do wonder if they were basing it on the most current version of android or the one with the widest install base which would be the 3 year old gingerbread.

      1. Samsung sells a range of high end and low end devices.

        Each Samsung device uses different versions of Android.
        Even similar priced devices running similar versions of Android do not standardize things.

        Android 1.0 (API level 1)
        Android 1.1 (API level 2)
        Android 1.5 Cupcake (API level 3)
        Android 1.6 Donut (API level 4)
        Android 2.0 Eclair (API level 5)
        Android 2.0.1 Eclair (API level 6)
        Android 2.1 Eclair (API level 7)
        Android 2.2–2.2.3 Froyo (API level 8)
        Android 2.3–2.3.2 Gingerbread (API level 9)
        Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10)
        Android 3.0 Honeycomb (API level 11)
        Android 3.1 Honeycomb (API level 12)
        Android 3.2 Honeycomb (API level 13)
        Android 4.0–4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 14)
        Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
        Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
        Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (API level 17)
        Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
        Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)

        Many of Samsungs cheap phones run Android 2.2–2.2.3 Froyo and each actually are very different.

  2. iOS 7 is a copy of Android. There’s no way that iOS 7 is better than Android. Try putting them side by side together. Android beats the shit out of iOS 7.

    1. LOL….are you depressed? I bet you are…so much good news about Apple has been flooding the news everywhere. What’s a poor iHater like you to do? Go get some ice cream and crawl back to your basement and whimper for your mommy…

    2. I recently bought a HTC One, and love it. Apple can take their touch id, and shove it. No way in hell will any phone I buy have that crap on it, no matter how glitzy or glamarous Apple thinks their phones will be, I’m not buying.

        1. Based on their desire to push touch id crap onto ipads, and possibly future macs, they are going to be losing my business on those devices as well. They will be losing the business of many of my friends as well, for exactly the same reason. They too don’t want this touch id crap on their idevices, and we aren’t so brand blind as to think that Apple is the only product in the market. It is a shame that Apple feels like tainting their brand with this crap. Maybe I will be an Apple customer again, one day, once Apple realizes how foolish this privacy invading crap is to their customers.

          1. Your comment seems to be very much out of touch with reality. I am sure you are quite passionate the issue of privacy and the iPhone, but you are missing the mark here by the size of Pacific Ocean.

            I’m not sure exactly how do you perceive this privacy risk due to the introduction of the fingerprint sensor, so I’ll try and identify all possible scenarios.

            The premise is, presumably, that your personal biometric information (the fingerprint) would be compromised, due to the problematic security of the Apple device and the way it stores such biometric information. Well, if your daily life is anything like mine, in a course of an average day, I have touched, with my fingers, hundreds of glossy surfaces, leaving my fingerprints everywhere for anyone to harvest, without having to figure out how to crack the encryption on my iPhone (having first stolen the device from me, without me discovering it and disabling it remotely before the crook could extract that biometric data).

            Let us not forget all the government agencies that already have your fingerprint (you had to give it when you asked for a passport); and unlike Apple, which stores your fingerprint ID data on the actual phone, inaccessible to other connected devices, government stores your fingerprints on (most likely) a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with a MS Sequel Server database (that’s gotta be totally secure, right?).

            By including the touch ID technology and making it simple, intuitive, easy and SECURE, Apple made the most significant advance in protecting their users’ data. I’d venture a guess that about 50% of all iPhones don’t even have the numeric passcode protection (people to lazy to set it up). With the thouch ID the ultimate in simplicity, it will most likely be turned on for 9 out of 10 devices, and will save thousands of people a lot of aggravation.

            1. Yes, I read the press release as well, I know what Apple claims the technology does, But what it does, and what it is claimed to do in real world usage are two different things. Also, I do have a passport, and they NEVER took my fingerprints, so stop all the lying and fud. Again, this doesn’t make the act of collecting this kind of information ok, EVER. Short of me committing a crime, the government or a private entity has no business collecting this information.

            2. In America you can either get a passport with biometric information embedded in it, or opt for a crippled, useless one without any biometric info. If you choose this crippled version, your travel is made much more difficult, because now every country into which you wish to travel has to manually collect your biometric information at the port of entry (much like US does for all travelers entering the country on a foreign passport).

              You may be able to live a life in America without giving any biometric information to the government, but that life would be extremely constrained and needlessly complicated.

              And again, there is absolutely NO WAY you can prevent ANYONE from obtaining your biometric data without your permission. We leave fingerprints in thousands of public places every day. What would be your proposed solution for that?

            3. Oh, so I should give up my privacy, because a bunch of morons are too stupid to set passwords, too dumb to remember them, or too lazy to type them in? Yeah, I think not. There were other solutions to this problem that would have worked better that Apple didn’t even consider, they jumped straight to collecting more private information about people, which IMHO is obnoxious and completely unacceptable. And not only did they add this sensor to the phone with an option to supposedly opt out, but then to add insult to injury, they build it into the damn home button. Yeah, I’ll pass, as I said before, Apple can take touch id and stick it where the sun don’t shine.

            4. Is this how you converse face to face with people?
              If not, why do it in a typed conversation?

              And can you just make your point without swearing and name-calling? I’d suggest your point would be better made with all the words like “crap”, “damn” and “stick it”.

              If you can’t make your point without swearing, maybe there isn’t much of a point to make.

            5. What is this, kindergarten? Did the big bad swear words hurt your feelings? If you don’t like it, here is a genius idea, don’t read it. BTW, the word I used was rather tame in comparison to a large multitude of words I could have used in its place.

            6. Oh, I get it, this is the classical attack the messenger, disregard the contents of the message. What are you going to do next, correct my spelling and grammar too? Don’t you have some idiot to vote for on american idol, or some players to select for your fantasy football game?

            7. Your posts go on and on proving my point. So much vitriol, Joe. So little ability to articulate a single original thought. This page of your posts is basically a series of cliches, interspersed with “crap”, “damn”, “morons”, “naive drivel”, “full of crap”, “stupid”, etc.

              So you don’t like the fingerprint reader. Fine. Say it once and move on.

              No, the big bad swear words didn’t hurt my feelings. They disappoint me in that your and some others level of English is so poor you can’t express any intensity without using them and without insulting people. Notice how Chris firmly and clearly contradicts you, without calling you names and without swearing.

              Aaaaand, from what I’ve seen here, the great majority of people really don’t want your (or anyone’s) pseudo-political rants.

            8. Your posts are getting more and more bizarre by the minute.

              If you believe NOTHING Apple claims in their press releases (or statements by their senior management), it still doesn’t matter. There is NO requirement for you to actually USE the biometric sensor on the iPhone in order to use the device. You can simply turn the function off and use the passcode as your only authentication device. No data gets collected, nothing is stored anywhere, so even if you are most clinically paranoid, you are still safe.

            9. Hey, Joe!
              If you think Apple is lying and the fingerprint sensor remains active for the NSA, so what? What kind of information is a fingerprint?

              If “they” cared one iota about what you are doing or saying every day, don’t you realize they are already accessing enormously more information with:
              – lasers bouncing off all your windows and recording everything said in you home
              – parabolic mikes listening to your conversations when you are out and about
              – following you
              – keystroke logging spyware in your computer
              – direct hacking into your hard drive
              – collection of all online information from you or about you
              – medical records
              – a government plant in your circle of acquaintances
              – and much, more more.

              A fingerprint sensor that you think is going to remain active and send info to “them”, even when you turn it off. Get a grip.

              For everyone else: /s.

        1. You know it is built into the damn home button right? The most used button on the entire phone. You know the NSA has been targeting phones, turning on mics and cameras remotely right? Oh, wait, nevermind, keep scanning those fingers…

          1. Do you know how many Americans already have fingerprints in file? What has the big bad Government done with that information other than arrest you when you commit a crime?

            I see a lot of people like you who are full of doom and gloom about government, but I’d really like an example of what you think will happen on the off chance they did extract your fingerprints from your phone. Seriously. Enlighten me.

            1. Do you realize not everyone does? Since when in a free country are people guilty before proven innocent? Sorry, if they want my fingerprints, they need to convict me of a crime first.

            2. Joe! Come on! Do you really not know anything about the criminal justice system? The police have the right to fingerprint you the moment they arrest you. They don’t have to prove anything and you don’t have to consent. That’s all BEFORE a trial to determine guilt or innocence.

              Alternatively, they can take it right off of the beer can in your garbage or the table you sat at at lunch. Or show probable cause for court order.

              Once again, fingerprints are nothing.

            3. No, you don’t have to do it willingly, but if you’re arrested, you WILL provide them. And when you fight them, you’re going to get more charges laid against you. So don’t try and BS me – when you’re cuffed and facing a night in jail, you’ll give them your little paw like a good dog.

      1. Well, at least with your HTC One, there’s no requirement for TouchID, or anything like that, because there’s little chance anyone would want to steal it; it having virtually no significant value on the black market.
        I get the impression that you’re one of the dumb assholes who actually believe that the NSA/CIA/FBI/Illuminati will be able to read your mind after they’ve got your fingerprint details off the Internet.
        That tinfoil hat really suits you, you obviously aren’t bothered by small children pointing at you in the street and laughing.

          1. Here’s the problem Joe…By this time next year there won’t be a mobile device on the market that won’t be using a touch sensor. That includes Samsung and MIcrosoft. This is the future.

            1. There won’t be, as long as people have a naive cavalier attitude of it not mattering. At some point, people need to vote with there money, and indicate that this is a bad idea. Unfortunately, there are a lot of koolaid drinkers, who would follow Apple over a cliff if they tied a gold iphone 5s at the end of a fishing pole and lured people to chase after it over the cliff, which they are obviously doing.

            2. If you want to get your panties in a wad over something, there are better candidates than Touch ID. How about the universal requirement for social security numbers? If you want to work that is. The time to “stand your ground” against the government is long over. You ready missed the boat. What did you do back when it really mattered? Not much I’m guessing. Now that the government already knows everything of value about you, you NOW want to stand up to them? And over what? A fingerprint? Whatever makes you feel like a “fighter” man. Keep posting on some random message board and refusing to buy your phone. That’ll show em!

            3. It is NEVER too late to stop new encroachments on privacy violations. It is your apathetic attitude that is the cause of all these problems in the first place. And to shrug, and say, everyone else will be doing it soon, so it is ok, is unacceptable.

            4. I’m not apathetic – I simply disagree with you. I don’t see all of these “problems” you reference.

              My point though was that if that’s how you really feel, you’re doing a crap job of fixing it

            5. What problems? Seriously? What’s going to happen?

              Personally, I don’t think you even have a theory about what might happen. If you do, I’d really like to hear it.

            6. One way it can be used would be to deny access on a global level to anyone marked as a “terrorist”. That would be the first thing. The second thing would be tying a unique identifier to any and all content produced on the phone, that guarantees you were the originator of such content, which means if you are to be framed, there is no way to deny anything. You could make the same silly arguments you are making now, about why the NSA should be collecting anything about anyone at all? Everyone as an individual is boring and insignificant, it isn’t about collecting just a single person’s prints, it is about the types of information that can be mined once prints are added to the myriad of other data they already collect. You have to be an idiot to not see the terrifying consequences of this kind of information being in the wrong hands.

            7. If the two examples you gave, the government already has the ability to do those things. Ever heard of the no fly list? Are you aware that we share that information with other countries around the world as well as domestic police forces? If you’re in the terrorist watch list, there are only a couple of countries world wide where you can hide successfully. And guess what? The sky isn’t falling!

              And the government traces mobile devices all the time.

              The way to prevent the government from abusing their power is through the your elected representatives, the courts and the press. That’s why they stay in line – because the system we have works.

            8. Remember, the path to hell is paved in good intentions. Also remember, that the only way for evil to prevail, is for good people to sit back and do nothing about it.

            9. And having LONG since passed the point of attempting to make an actual point, Joe resorts to perhaps the ultimate cliche around here of name-calling, insulting and swearing.

            10. That’s great Seamus, you have nothing constructive to add, so you attack the messenger, that is just genius. Like I said, don’t you have some bread and circus… I mean, some american idol and fantasy football to attend to?

    3. Must be a bummer. Even the hate sounds hollow and empty.

      Google, I’m sure, has some fine coders. Their problem is, they don’t have any good thinkers. J. Ive & Company are brilliant thinkers, and they put that talent to use, not just adding features, but thinking through the consequences of the features. Typical Apple philosophy: examine the problem from all angles.

      Everybody else just throws a feature in (widgets, giant screens, HDMI, kitchen sink, carabiners, parallel ports, eye tracking, scanners, toasters, Office) then crow about being first (and many) then whine about being copied, not giving a hoot about the consequences of how that feature is used or how it interacts with the whole.

      Oh, well. At least I am happy with my iOS7 device.

      Have fun!

    4. Your post is SATIRE right?

      if not let me point out:
      A7 twice the speed of the Galaxy S4 in most tests (Anandtech)
      IPhone touchscreen 2.5 times more responsive than androids (TouchMarks benchmark test)
      NOW: iOS7 higher satisfaction by wide margin than android.

      IPhone and iOS7 is not just better than Android, it’s WAAAAY better.

      (by the way it’s not MDN’s opinion, MDN is just linking it the firm which did the research)

        1. What was that about arguing with a fool, you drag people down to your level, and then beat them with experience? Contrary to all the propaganda on this site, Apple isn’t the best at everything. Maybe, one day, you will take your head out of your ass, try something different for a change, and realize that all platforms have strengths and weaknesses.

          1. IPhone won the JD Powers award for top Customer Satisfaction from a poll of thousands of actual phone users (Android, iPhone, Win, BB , Symbian etc) 9 times in a row. (USERS not reviewers or analysts)

            do I trust that or you?

            Occasionally though i MUST ADMIT Samsung DOES come out with some ENTERTAINING STUFF:

            like the S4 India launch where

            “At the launch party for its Galaxy S4 smartphone in India, one of the country’s Bollywood actors, Ranveer Singh, performed “Gangnam Style” as “Samsung Style” … spectacle of Singh rapping and attempting the signature “Gangnam Style” dance backed by men and women in sequined outfits… “If you like the S3, than this phone is even better. It has an HD screen and it’s just a lot slimmer,” he belts out. “Samsung Style.”


            LOL, that captures the HEIGHT of Samsung inventiveness…

            1. Well, considering psy is Korean, you really can’t blame Samsung for using a popular tune to sell phones. Sure beats the pants off the borefests that have become Apple commercials as of late. Anyway, how Samsung chooses to advertise their phones says nothing about the quality or lack of quality of the hardware and software that the phone provides. Unfortunately, you are so blinded by your vitriol and hate against anything that isn’t Apple, you couldn’t even pry your greasy hands from an iphone long enough to notice that Android actually has some very nice features, and it’s workflows actually work better than Apple’s in many cases. Having used BOTH IOS (since the first generation iphone) and Android, I can definitely say there is a reason so many people are using Android now, because in many ways it actually is a better more open platform to do the things YOU want to do with your phone, rather than the limited set of features and functions Apple decides to bestow onto you. Maybe, as I have said in other comments on here, you will one day actually try something different, and actually be educated on it first, before you knock it aimlessly and foolishly.

            2. There is yet to appear a single study, survey, research paper or other publication of a methodical analytical effort that pronounces Android as superior to iPhone in any of the meaningful categories.

              Fro JD Powers, to various scientific studies (much like the one referred to in this article), to customer satisfaction susrveys, since 2007, the iPhone has consistently been found as superior to Android, whether in usability, reliability, value for money, etc.

              There is only ONE reason why Android has a market share: low price. There are NO new iPhones cheaper than $450. Vast majority of Android devices are priced exactly below that price point. When you compare Android phones priced at the same level as iPhone ($450+ for a two year old model, $550+ for the plastic one, $650+ for the latest one), Androids don’t even come close.

    5. You can certainly make the case that iOS7 looks similar (slender font, full bleed, minimalist interface assets) to the original zune (and somewhat less, the later winmo’s) (though that style certainly predates the zune)

      But android? don’t make me laugh. Android’s interface is a effed up inconsistent mess from stem to stream. (and significantly fragmented) Sorry, but there just isn’t any originality in android for anyone to be able to copy.

    6. It’s simple to understand. Take a brand new iPhone and a brand new Android phone, give both of them to your parents then walk away. Come back a week later and see which one they are using, then you will understand the results of this study. It’s the reason why marketshare may be skewed heavily in androids favor but usage is skewed heavily to iPhone.

      1. Both of my parents have androids, and absolutely LOVE them. Sorry, but you are full of crap. Maybe give them to grandparents, but even they are flocking to android, because the screens are larger, and it actually gives people more font options.

        1. Your parents are the exception not the rule. IOS users use their devices on average 50% more. IOS has a much higher customer satisfaction than Android and only around 33% of Android users are on the current version as opposed to 90+ percent of iOS users.

          1. Damian, Kim Jung Un won his election by 100% of the vote, I am sure he believes all of his customers are satisfied too. It isn’t about how you vote, it is about who does the counting.

            1. The counting is done in the US and elsewhere in the developed (and free, democratic) world; not in North Korea. And it is not just user surveys; it is expert research as well. It is all just overwhelming.

              Your parents no doubt love their Androids, since they are an improvement compared to old feature phones. I do have a feeling they’d love an iPhone even more, if they only had a chance to use it. It is entirely possible, though, that they might not; having been used to the Android user interface (and its quirks), iOS may be a strange and unfriendly experience at first. Older people tend to resist change.

    7. Let’s see who is beating who… Apple had to file a special update with the SEC. It seems when a companies product is SO wildly successful that you sell several million more products in the first 72 hours you have to let the SEC know and submit a revised estimate of earnings. In other words, other companies like android phone makers are getting their clocks cleaned by Apple who is even more wildly successful then they dreamed of. I was interested to see that Balmer T. Clown’s “windows phone” ( has anyone ever even seen one of those?) was getting a royal butt beating from Blackberry (DCW).

    8. Why does MDN allow this crap? I got banned a couple years ago for calling MDN out on them for almost humorously switching sides during the “antennagate” thing once Apple did their little media event in response to it, after they had trashed Apple in their takes for days prior to Apples apology and then censoring the posts that called them out. And now we have CONSTANT offensive language and obvious trolling that persists without apparent action from the moderators. I guess calling them out on their double-standards doesn’t get them the same amount of clicks as the trolls do.

  3. Why do they say “iOS 6 and iOS 7” and for android they just say “android” if they will compare versions, they should not stick to just iOS 6 and 7, iOS was already iOS from version 1 (same kernel) and it was iOS since version 3 and it is on tablets and iPods too.
    Now, if they do want to talk about spicific versions, they should mention what version of android they are comparing to. Icecrap sanwish, jelly crap or what ever version they had in mind.

  4. Idk, I have both iphone/galaxy. Been a huge apple fan from start, but to me, personally, ios 7 reminds me of a jailbreak theme I was using 2 years ago. I understand not everyone jail breaks, but when u see what the phone can really do, it suxs that this is all u get from Apple. Bite sms, intelliscreenx, widgets,swype, I even had siri on my old iPhone 4. The list keeps going. Personally, I’ve decided to take a break from Apple. I’ve tried the HTC one, beautiful phone, but the battery couldn’t handle my usage, now I’ve been trying the S4, Idk all the in & outs yet, but what a difference just trying to read an email. I’m gonna wait & see what Apple decides to do next, I’ll always be a fan of apple, but looking more towards a device that will truly work for me.

    1. I am in the same boat, I will be a fan of Apple as well, but I HATE touch id, and IOS, even with IOS 7 is feeling a bit stale. The HTC one works great for me, and the workflow definitely makes a difference. Android just gives so many more options, and makes all kinds of workflows much easier.

      1. Android has less apps available to it compared to Apple’s iOS. Therefore, your options are LESS on Android where it actually counts.

        Touch ID doesn’t give the government nor Apple your fingerprints. Your freak fest FUD is old and stale.

        You can play romantic with a turd, but it’s still a HTC one. That HTC one is compromised by having Android on it. The NSA and Google are bedfellows like no other, so your gist is terrifyingly BS. Your worried about Touch ID AND you own an Android device… if that’s not laughable, I don’t know what is.

        Google’s Eric Schmidt:
        “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.”

        That’s the company you picked to keep your data private?

        Did you know that the NSA is writing “security code” for Android devices and hopes to have this software on all Android devices going forward? Here’s a link so you can stop talking like a mentally challenged lemming:

        Oh it’s for your “security”! Have fun with that!

        Now can I safely call you a troll? Yeah. I think I can.

  5. The trolls are increasing in quality and persistence. Samsung must have upped their stealth budget allocation to counter positive Apple reviews and sales reports.

    It isn’t as if it weren’t blatantly obvious. Does any right-minded person waste precious time trying to dampen the enthusiasm of fans? No, of course not; only fans of the opposition engage in such a futile activity. Some are paid, others are animated only by a twisted psychological impulse, sheltered by anonymity.

    In the end it’s just noise in the channel.

    1. Payment makes sense, in an annoying, pathetic sort of way.

      For those who are not being paid, I am baffled what depth of emptiness, uselessness and “loser-hood” must be necessary to come to a site where they are not wanted to vomit at the rest of us. (I don’t mean just having a difference of opinion. No problem with that. Very boring if we all agreed about everything. I mean the vitriolic vomit.)

      The world is full of SOOOOO many interesting, rewarding, fun, enriching, enlightening, fascinating and just plain mind-bogglingly awesome things to do. What an empty waste of time being a troll is!!! A “twisted psychological impulse”, for sure.

    1. Apple fans simply like having an enjoyable experience that can’t be matched by it’s competitors (such as Google’s Android). I personally have had to do tech support on many devices including Android. Doing tech support on those devices further entrenched my happiness that a company like Apple is around for us people who like apps that just work without viruses and trojan horses. Regarding apps that just work: My friend has a Samsung Galaxy S3 that won’t install the Twitter app… yeah you heard it right. Android is so fragmented that the user experience is hampered with situations such as this. Android tablets (from experience trying to help others) give me shivers, lol! Another point that should be mentioned… good luck receiving software updates in the Android realm. (Hint: You’re not getting any. Any problems you’re having with your Android device aren’t going to be fixed.)

      Did you know that Android’s true customers are advertisers and the NSA, and YOU (the users of Android) are the product? Android’s customers are truly happy, indeed.

      Being a product personally wouldn’t be my favorite user experience, but to each their own… I (and Google’s actual customers) hope you enjoy your device.

  6. Joe, you don’t have to use Touch ID if you’re worried about your fingerprint being captured. Personally I’d be far more concerned about the information that Facebook and Google collect.

  7. Joe after iPhone Siri
    – “duh gimmick… its useless… look idiot talking a phone

    Joe after S-voice
    – fucking shit… its so amazing. .. very innovative…

    Joe after iPhone Touch ID
    – gimmick. . Useless. . NSA

    Joe after Samesung S-touch
    Coming soon….

  8. It makes me laugh to hear people who use Google’s services complaining about privacy concerns with Touch ID. Android and Google’s other services are free because they collect as much data as possible about you then sell it to the highest bidder. Google users have far more to be worried about than their fingerprint.

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