Tue - Jun 07, 2011 : 12:51 pm
iPhone cloud vs Android
Okay... So, this isn't gonna be the rant that you thought it was by the title. With the little time I have, I couldn't come up with a better one...
So, the story is - I had just eaten a delicious burger at Coney's, when on my way home, I happened to turn on Rush Limbaugh. He was talking about this new "cloud" technology coming out from Apple. Admittedly, I know nothing of this, but what he said made me cringe...
"With this new technology, you now don't have to be tied down to iTunes to update or sync your iPhone! Isn't that great!?"
All I've gotta say is - Android has been tied down to NOTHING since its inception. I had an iPhone for 1.5 years, and since I'm a Linux user, about half of what the phone could do was automatically nullified due to iTunes incompatibility. Yeah, that sucked.
So I got an android. I didn't need a computer to activate it. I didn't need a proprietary program through which to put music on it. It connected seamlessly to my Linux machine, my windows box, and even (yup) a mac. Within a month of having my android, I was doing more with it than I ever did with my iPhone.
Vendor lock-in sucks, but when someone as big as Rush Limbaugh says "Holy cow! Isn't this 'new technology' great", when that "new technology" is nothing more than Apple straining to capture the marketshare it's losing to Android because Android is leaps and bounds ahead, is horrible.
Hey Rush! Get an Android!