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    4 Minute Roundup: iPhone 4 vs. Android Phones

    by Mark Glaser
    June 11, 2010

    In this week’s 4MR podcast I consider the new iPhone 4 announced by Apple, with a sleeker design, longer battery life, “retina display” and a front-facing camera for video calls. How will the iPhone stack up against popular Android phones such as the new 4G HTC Evo and the Motorola Droid? I talked with CNET associate editor Nicole Lee to discuss the pros and cons of the new iPhone.

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    Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

    Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

    iPhone 4 vs. HTC Evo vs. Droid Incredible at Mashable

    Sprint CFOHTC EVO can take on iPhone 4 at News.com

    Dialed In – iPhone 4 versus HTC Evo 4G at News.com

    4 carriers and 4 super smartphones – which is your favorite? at ZDNet

    HTC EVO 4G for Sprint Review at MobileCrunch

    iPhone 4’s ‘Retina’ Display Claims Are False Marketing at Wired News

    iPhone 4 multitasking will disappoint at Computerworld

    Apple previews iPhone OS 4, adds multitasking at Computerworld

    Also, be sure to vote in our poll about choosing iPhone or Android:


    Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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    • I’m not using Android or Apple mobile operating system. But I read a lot of news saying that Android is having great potential to overtake Apple os…Android is attacking automotive sector…As more and more cars application are in Android system..

    • I have an iphone and I love it. I haven’t tried using Android yet. I would like to try it out just to see what type of features it has.

    • Shanay

      In terms of mobile applications I would choose the iPhone mainly because of the app support with over 100,000 applications. The android phones only have 50,000 applications. Although Android phones and iPhones have similar specifications, Apple wins in the area of simplicity and a great look and feel to its devices. Android wins in the area of customization and open app support which allows developers to make whatever apps they would like for Android, but Apple’s app store is closed which means it has to go through a series of approval processes before it is made available the the mainstream consumer. The choice is based on what the consumer wants. If they would like an open app store then go with the Android platform, but if you would like more applications and a better look and feel then go with the Apple platform. Overall I would definitely pick the iphone over an android phone.

    • shanay

      In terms of mobile applications I would choose the iPhone mainly because of the app support with over 100,000 applications. The android phones only have 50,000 applications. Although Android phones and iPhones have similar specifications, Apple wins in the area of simplicity and a great look and feel to its devices. Android wins in the area of customization and open app support which allows developers to make whatever apps they would like for Android, but Apple’s app store is closed which means it has to go through a series of approval processes before it is made available the the mainstream consumer. The choice is based on what the consumer wants. If they would like an open app store then go with the Android platform, but if you would like more applications and a better look and feel then go with the Apple platform. Overall I would definitely pick the iphone over an android phone.

    • Paul S.

      Android Market now has north of 80,000 apps… but let’s all be honest: all the major IPhone apps have Android apps as well. And let’s look at Engadget latest findings: the average IPhone user has downloaded 22 apps… the average Android user has downloaded 41 apps (as of June 2010. As a developer I’ll go where the market is moving. And don’t forget the announced 11 Android tablets for release the 2nd half of this year with 3 already released.
      Now, just where do you think the market numbers will be a year from now!

    • Frank

      Considering that Android actually supports Flash and IPhone will never support it, the browser will be much better and you will have developers actually developing more apps for Android. I was never a fan of the IPhone for that reason alone, Imagine that only -250k apps have been developed over a 5 year time period and the Android has been out for 1 year and already has 30k apps and more developers are starting to leave the IPhone market because of it’s strict adhearance policy. I’m always a fan of open souce!!!

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