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Should I Buy An Android Phone Or An iPhone?

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Get a larger screen

           With iPhone, you have one option for screen size: 3.5 inches. But several Android phones such as the Atrix, Droid X, HTC EVO, and Nexus S offer screens 4 inches or larger. That extra space is excellent for users who like to watch movies, play games, or view full web pages on their phone.

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Customize your home screen

           Android phones give you a ton of options for customizing your home screen. You can add live widgets that receive constant updates on weather, RSS feeds, and Facebook or Twitter updates. You can also bookmark your favorite contacts directly on the home screen so you can dial them with just a tap.

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Use a better camera

           Many Android phones like the Droid Incredible and the HTC EVO 4G have 8 megapixel cameras and shoot 720p HD video. While the iPhone 4 can shoot HD video, it only has a 5 megapixel camera.

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Play HD video on your TV

           There are many Android devices that offer HDMI ports for playing HD video on your big screen TV. Since it's unlikely the iPhone will ever have a port other than the standard iPod connector, you'll never be able to watch true HD on your TV by plugging it in.

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Expand your storage

           Most Android phones will allow you to expand and swap your storage with a removable SD card. This is useful for those who want more space for music, video, and apps than their phone allows out of the box.

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Faster processor speeds

           Starting with the Atrix, we're beginning to see Android phones sport dual core processors that can offer amazing speed for your phone. We put one through its paces and were impressed with the results. The downside? All that processing power will kill your battery.

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Take advantage of 4G data speeds

           There's a huge wave of 4G Android phones hitting the market this year. And that's on top of the handful that are already available from Sprint and T-Mobile. The consensus seems to be we won't see a 4G iPhone until 2012 at the earliest.

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PC connection

           Unlike the iPhone, you don’t need to have iTunes to manage your phone. Now, I say this with a bit of a chewed-up tongue because Android can’t sync with the Linux desktop yet. That’s okay for now. But Android can mount the SD card so that it is usable (via drag and drop) by any operating system. On this you can add music and files, which will then be usable on the phone. Simple.

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Open Source

           Why does being open make Android better than iPhone? For the same reason that being open helps Linux: a planet full of developers with the ability to aid Android’s developers. Anyone can get access to the source of Android to better the system. This is also a double-edged sword, in that it allows those will less-than-ideal intentions to discover any weakness of the phone. But that can be seen as an indirect plus because when weaknesses are found in the open source community, they are quickly fixed. I assume that this tradition will extend to the Android phone.

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