What Android Fans will be Doing on February 3rd at 3AM

January 29, 2011
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Sleeping. Even if you're a developer who works until 4 or 5 AM even and sometimes especially on a weeknight, it's your duty to sleep through that time on that day because guess what? That's when Verizon releases the iPhone 4 to existing customers. Take a rest, take a nap, even watch a movie. It's your time to relax and smell the roses, because that phone costs $90 a month that'll be put to much better use for you -- soda pop and USB cords.

You know what else you could spend that $199 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB models iPhone money on? A Motorola XOOM, or a Notion Ink Adam tablet. Heck, you could even build your own tablet and the money would be better spent. Let me tell you why, and stop me if you've heard this before.

1. You love Android, and Android loves you back. Why would you leave Android out in the cold like that?

2. iPhone 5 will be wayyy better. If you've gotta leave Android out in the cold, at least wait for an uneven number.

3. Wouldn't you rather go with U.S. Cellular? How about a nice LG Optimus U to tide you over until Mobile World Congress?

4. Three AM is a time much better spent hanging out in the forums, deciding which phone you want your perfectly awesome Android phone to emulate. Who are we fooling?

5. No ClockworkMod.

[Via SlashGear]


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  • http://claimid.com/155 155

    I don’t feel any need to root against the iPhone. Stiff competition can only make Android better.

    But I will probably be sleeping at that time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=163000008 Anonymous

      lulz

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=163000008 Anonymous

      lulz

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=163000008 Anonymous

      lulz

  • Ron

    What a useless post!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=163000008 Anonymous

      you ahhhh

  • craig…

    Why did I click to read this???

  • http://twitter.com/Tahakki Joel Auterson

    Is a phone going onto a new carrier really that much of a big deal in America? AFAIK the iPhone is available on all carriers here in the UK.

    Liking the new comment system, btw. Keep up the good work!

    • http://twitter.com/devoklr George Quete

      Here in Argentina the Iphone is also available in all carriers, but here subsidised is 750 dolars

    • Anonymous

      New comment system is costing ac an arm and a leg er month but well worth the price. Nothing short of the best for our visitors.

      • Chris Burns

        say what?

  • Anonymous

    zzzzzzz

  • http://bobertstech.blogspot.com Bobert

    I really like this post. You just fairly well outlined the reasons that I’m ditching my iPhone. (As soon as AT&T has some androids worth their salt)

  • http://twitter.com/podcast411 Rob @ podCast411

    Or maybe you actually would like to get Netflix on your smartphone – in that case Hello iPhone

    • N0mad

      Have it on my Windows Phone 7 – not worth joining the cult of iPhone 4.

    • http://twitter.com/l3reezyl3oii Oscar Apronti

      Is a two year contract worth a feature that will be coming to android anyway? Hulu also.. besides videos on 3G or wifi isn’t something to go head over heals for.. give me fake 4G and now were talking

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=163000008 Anonymous

      Or I could…. watch it on my television?

    • Asdf

      There’s already a ton of streaming movie apps (legal or not) already available on the Android Market. You seem to thing Netflix is the only one…

      It’s like say that the Hulu Magazine subscription that will only be available for Android means that your phone will have no other magazine subscriptions…

  • Jon Garrett

    my 2 iphone 4′s will cost $4,800 by the time my 2 year contract expires. If I add the cost of the iphone 3G that I had for 1 year prior to the iphone 4, I spent $1200. so in 3 yrs I will have spent $6,000 in cell phone costs !!!

    $6,000 could be used as;
    - a down payment on a house
    - tuition for college
    - a down payment on a new car
    - groceries for 20 months @ $300 a month (for a childless couple)
    - a vacation to Disney Land
    - a vacation for 2 to just about anywhere in the world
    why people are so eager (almost with religious fever) to run out and buy an iphone is beyond comprehension.

  • Ejaboneta

    No clockwork mod lol…

  • Ejaboneta

    No clockwork mod lol…

  • http://ryocentral.info Ryo

    And why do you somehow propagate this date even in the Android community?
    Can’t we just ignore that crap at least on Android sites. Man, it looks like there are really some potential iPhone fans.
    You know what Freud said?

    • Anonymous

      What did Freud say?

      • http://ryocentral.info Ryo

        “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”
        and
        “The ego is not master in its own house. ”

        http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud

        What could be interpreted, not only by Freud, that the continues mentioning of all things iPhone, good or bad, implies that the writer just loves the iPhone.

        And that leads me to the point: Why do I have to read iPhone related stuff on Android sites? Maybe the study is right in the end who says most of the Android users are latent iPhone-Lovers.

      • http://www.slashgear.com Vincent Nguyen

        Perhaps the editor loves all mobile technology equally?

        Thanks, V
        408-641-1234 @Nguyen @SlashGear @Androids

      • Eddy

        Maybe he does but none of us are here becuase we want to find out about other OS’s.

      • http://www.slashgear.com Vincent Nguyen

        This is an opinion piece. We write 20-30 articles per day. I’m sure
        there are plenty of great articles for everyone’s liking. If you find
        and article that’s not for you, skip it.

        Thanks, V
        408-641-1234 @Nguyen @SlashGear @Androids

  • Anonymous

    I highly don’t recommend your hard earned ash on a crappy built notion ink Adam.

  • http://www.1mediere.ro Mediator

    What is this iPhone you keep talking about ?

  • http://www.1mediere.ro Mediator

    What is this iPhone you keep talking about ?

  • Eddy

    Nice, this is EXACTLY what I wanted to see posted on an Android site. iPhone 4 for Verizon is a great Android device…not. Douche post…….

    • http://www.slashgear.com Vincent Nguyen

      If you’re seeking “douche posts” on ac, I’m afraid you’re going to be
      sorely disappointed.

      Thanks, V
      408-641-1234 @Nguyen @SlashGear @Androids

    • Anonymous

      Did you even read it, Eddy? My guess is no.

      • http://www.slashgear.com Vincent Nguyen

        First winner of AC’s comment giveaway goes to…Nate! Nate, what
        phones/devices do you own? We’ll disclose your prize once you respond.
        Thanks for reading the article thoroughly.

    • Anonymous

      Did you even read it, Eddy? My guess is no.

  • Anonymous

    Number five says it all.

  • Anonymous

    Wait, do people not realize that Chris is _promoting_ Android in this piece? You guys realize he is not saying go out and get an iPhone, right?

  • Jdub

    The iPhone envy is so thick on this blog u can cut it with a knife…lol

    • http://www.slashgear.com Vincent Nguyen

      Too funny lol, all of our iPhone / apple coverage lives on
      http://www.slashgear.com

      Thanks, V
      480-567-4577 @Nguyen @SlashGear @Androids

      New office address:
      207 N. Gilbert Rd., Ste. 001, Gilbert, AZ 85234

    • http://twitter.com/simms22 simms22

      lol, envy? couldnt be further from the truth even if you put the truth into a rocket and shot it into deep space :p

  • Jdub

    The iPhone envy is so thick on this blog u can cut it with a knife…lol

  • simms22

    ill be thinking of how great it is not being an iSheep :D

  • Sdfalkjsdlk

    i love android, but if motorola really expects us to shell out nearly $1000 for a glorified laptop, they’ve really lost it this year.

    • Asdf

      Uhm, you realize that millions of people have been paying $1,000 for a shadow of a gimped laptop with their standard phone interface for the past few months now, right?

      At least Notion Adam has built in some USB profiles / memory card / HDMI / camera — all the functions of a netbook / laptop. Xoom’s got an optimized interface for tablets, among other things.

      So… yeah… You might not, but tons of people out there? Yeah, they would.

  • Erin j.

    freaking stupid article. android should be worried! If all these verizon subscribers get a iPhone instead of a android phone, then sales plummet, costs go down, deals are offered, and if these customers get an iPhone and get locked down for 2 years, say bye bye android…

    • http://www.facebook.com/stukken Cédric Vander Stukken

      Baaah says the iSheep, sad little man. When people have common sense and, like me, realize they want total freedom on their expensive smartphones, they definitely go for Android devices.

    • Dawn

      Not sure what makes you think that. Not many Android users are jumping ship but even if they did Android would only take it as a challenge to do something better. Apple came out with innovation and for a while they were on top so they got too comfy and were easily surpassed. And with the Androids coming out this year like AT&Ts own Atrix and the anticipated VZW phones i’d say Android doesn’t have a thing to worry about.

  • jesse

    I won’t be getting an iPhone, but I will be discontinuing my daily read of this site. This post was unnecessary, worthless, and embarrassing as a fellow Android user.