iPhone 4 review roundup: Apple versus the competition
There are no official iPhone 4 review posts yet, but everyone is busy comparing the new Apple smartphone to key Android devices.
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"Another advantage that the HTC DROID Incredible has is its coupling with many of Google's features and their direct integration," says iPhone-droid.com, which favored iPhone in their write-up. "Since Google isn't going anywhere anytime soon and has been making huge strides with its mobile operating system Android any phones that are making use of this OS will have a huge advantage in their partnership with the mega giant. It allows for separation of focus and allows hardware developers to focus on the phone itself while Google focus's on the OS that will run them. For Apple, they have taken on the burden of supporting both hardware and software and may slow them down as may be an indication by their relatively late release of the iPhone 4. This delay in release has allowed for Android powered phones to make strides in breaking off market share that Apple previously dominated."
iOS 4 versus Android 2.2
"With IOS4, tethering is now enabled from the iPhone to enable the Internet connection to be shared by other devices," writes PC World. "However, AT&T is charging $20 a month extra just for the privilege of having the option to connect another device, and the iPad supposedly will be unable to tether with the iPhone. Android 2.2 devices are capable of acting as mobile wi-fi hotspots. Up to eight devices can share the wi-fi connection of the Android 2.2 smartphone. Whether or not there are additional charges for the hotspot functionality, or how sharing the Internet connection will impact the data consumption and data plan charges may vary from carrier to carrier."
Check out the full articles for more on these differences. Now it's your turn: How do you rate the iPhone 4? Let us know in the comments.
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