T-mobile g1 vs iphone

 

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T-mobile g1 vs iphone

A strange thing kept happening to me at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week: Whenever I was standing in line for food, for coffee, or to speak to someone at a booth, and using my iPhone 6 Plus to help pass the time, people came up to me to ask how I liked it. That's usually my move. I'm the tech writer. I'm the one who's supposed to be asking how they like their phones. Yet this time it kept happening to me. The story was almost always the same — the person asking had switched to the iPhone 6 Plus from a big screen Android phone, they were loving it, and they wanted to know if I was loving it too. And that made me curious...

These people were almost all vendors or locals, not the tech crowd who'd descended on Vegas for the week obsessed only with the latest and greatest. They were the mainstream. They varied in age and gender. What most of them didn't vary in, however, was their distaste for what they had before. It was unfriendly or inconsistent or otherwise inaccessible to them in some way or another. By comparison, one gentleman told me while we were winding our way through the massive Starbucks line, the iPhone 6 Plus was a breath of fresh air.

For a while now I've thought the move to bigger iPhones would resemble the move to multiple carriers in the U.S. Back at the end of 2010, everyone who wanted an iPhone and could live with AT&T had an iPhone on AT&T, and everyone else who wanted an iPhone but couldn't live with AT&T settled for not-an-iPhone on Verizon. Then, in early 2011, the iPhone hit Verizon and suddenly people could have the phone they wanted on the carrier they wanted. That made them happy.

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Since the iPhone was launched 15 months ago it has defined, for many, what a smartphone experience should be. But today T-Mobile gives the iPhone a run for its money with the launch of the G1 smartphone. From the details that have emerged today regarding the G1, Apple now has a reason to be looking over its' shoulder.

In contrast to Apple that built its own phone, operating system, and content ecosystem, the G1 is based on an open platform . That means any software publisher can design programs that run on the G1 and its Android operating system. The potential universe of T-Mobile G1 applications is huge. Yet, it's too early to know whether mobile application developers will flock to the Android platform.

At least for now Apple has the upper hand when it comes to the device. The number of iPhone mobile applications (accessible via Apple's App Store) is growing every day. However, Apple's total control over the iPhone can also be bad because Apple can choose to exert too much control over what applications run on the iPhone and bar those that it doesn't like, upsetting users .