1. Vishnu Hs's Avatar
    101 Reasons Why android is better
    1. App integration with Operating System
    2. Can set default apps
    3. NFC
    4. Google Now (with card notifcations)
    5. True HD resolution
    6. Widgets
    7. Dual User
    8. Replaceable keyboards (Swype, etc)
    9. Photosphere (panorama) without the use
    of a third party app
    10. USB host USB OTG
    A. Transfer media to and from an external SD
    card
    B. Watch streaming video or listen to streaming
    audio from external SD.
    C. Control a Dslr without root.
    11. Use a bluetooth mouse
    12. Floating window apps for desktop like
    multitasking
    13. Switchable launchers
    14. Apps that allow gesture based control
    15. Adblock
    16. Data usage monitor. App usage, Set
    warning and maximum
    17. Battery usage monitor. What apps are using
    up power
    18. Many system monitors like wakelock
    19. VPN Proxy for privacy bypassing country
    restrictions (Tunnelbear)
    20. security apps like Cerberus and . Anti-theft,
    discreetly take a picture of the thief, see what
    theyre up to (Cerberus) like prey on mac.
    21. Launcher shortcuts for apps e.g. evernote,
    not just bookmark shortcuts
    22. Turn the phone into a server: phone to
    become a DLNA, DNS, Email, FTP, IRC, Proxy,
    SMB, SMS, SSH, Web, WebDAV, XMPP server
    (Servers Ultimate)
    23. Android can run on many other devices:
    USB stick computers, laptops (HP, Asus, Acer),
    cameras, TV set top, google glass, smartwatch,
    consoles, televisions
    24. Run Ubuntu
    25. Run various emulators
    26. Run system maintenance tools like cache
    cleaner, Automatically cleanup all app related
    files once an app is uninstalled (CCleaner)
    27. Change profiles based on situation and
    location
    28. Change desktop based on situation.
    29. Rhe ability to backup apps and restore them
    in case you upgraded to a faulty version
    30. Bluetooth transfer to and from different
    devices not just from android devices.
    31. Ability to send BT signals as serial port to
    be accessed by another device.
    32. Ability to assign commands to the phone
    when the phones state is detected eg. light
    level, magnetic field, orientation, proximity
    sensors, etc.
    33. Able to change file extensions without the
    need to import the file into an app because of a
    true file system.
    34. Seamlessly pair and use an external GPS
    device with an android phone.
    35. Allow apps to specify download location and
    not just in the same app container. This means
    you can copy a file once, such as a pdf, and
    open it with different apps.
    36. Removable storage
    37. Replaceable battery
    38. Use the device as usb storage without
    iTunes. Windows only see it as read only.
    39. Allow multiple Gmail accounts on one device
    40. Flash Custom ROMs No need root if you
    buy an Oppo Phone.
    41. Smart app protector You can password
    protect specific apps. (ios has my secret folder
    but does not work for apps. ios needs to be
    jailbroken for this to work.)
    42. AIDE integrated application development.
    Develop apps directly from your android device.
    43. Disable background data per app when on
    mobile networks.
    44. Support 6 different ways to unlock screen,
    including no lock
    45. Miracast
    46. DLNA
    47. Find out in detail how your storage is used
    apps like disk usage
    49. Change system wide font size
    50. Almost always have the same app available
    on phone and tablet
    51. Integrated FM Radio (HTC One, Oppo R819,
    Others)
    52. The Ability to change icons system wide
    53. Face Unlock
    54. Multi Picture Wallpaper
    55. Ability to hide apps (NO ROOT REQUIRED
    EITHER)
    56. Run Flash Websites
    57. Voice Control Anything (using Voice/Tasker)
    58. Control Televisions (IR Blaster)
    59. Air Gestures (Samsung)
    60. Google Wallet
    61. Be able to download any files onto your
    phone
    62. Make geeks happy (intangible)
    63. Can theme your phone, all iPhones look the
    same. No personality
    64. Choice of features
    65. Boom Sound or Dual Front Facing Speakers
    (HTC)
    66. Thermometer
    67. Barometer
    68. Back button. Without it, switching to the
    previous app requires two actions
    69. Third party Apps
    70. WiFi direct
    71. Wireless Charging
    72. Always Listening (Moto X / AutoVoice)
    73. Launch apps from a dock like on Mac os
    (dock4droid). This will c onfuse the fanboys
    because it is an Apple feature that is not on ios
    74. Install caffeine like the very popular Mac
    utility
    75. Swipestarter most efficient launcher
    76. Gesture search
    77. Anticipatory computing ** See the end of
    this post
    78. Dynamically change your home screen
    one home screen for work, and one for play
    79. Customize LED notifications
    80. Connect to your lan workgroup, copy files
    back and forth. No need for iTunes
    81. Stream movies, music from your shared
    drives
    82. The largest developer support (XDA,
    Rootzwiki, Etc)
    83. Choose from a dizzying array of form
    factors and hardware. Different screen sizes.
    Ruggedized phones. Different price points.
    84. Can set mobile data limits (why they
    overpay)
    85. HDMI output
    86. No 15 Minute grace period for apps. once
    you buy in iOS youre stuck.
    87. Install apps to your mobile device directly
    from the web play store.
    88. Voice Actions on Home Automation
    89. Boot into Safe mode
    90. Disable background processes on startup
    without root.
    91. Batch modify/move/copy files from one
    directory to the other.
    92. Easily switch from one browser to another
    (flashify) without copying and pasting.
    93. Backup files locally with any version
    available not just the present and previous
    ones. Eg. I have 10 different versions of Google
    maps and I can roll back to any of them.
    94. Control lock screen when a bluetooth
    signature is detected. Eg. Pebble locker. Can
    also activate any profiles upon detection.
    95. Perform tasks depending on magnetic field
    strength. This is particularly effective to mimic
    an NFC feature. Eg. Open an app (car mode
    ultra) by reading and sticking a magnetic strip
    on a car mount.
    96. Make your own Siri. Autovoice + Tasker
    97 Run shell Scripts
    98. Use phone as external GPS for android
    tablet that doesnt have a GPS.
    99. Extract apks so no need to re-download
    from the internet. Just are reinstall from a
    windows network share or SD card.
    100. Ability to control other Android devices
    (AutoRemote).
    101. iOS users cant eat KitKats anymore..
    08-17-2014 06:55 AM
  2. teckris's Avatar
    Great find!!!
    You really mean Removable battery!! Removable memory!!!!!!
    Lol...
    Hats off
    08-17-2014 07:02 AM
  3. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    that's the advantage of Android over a feature phone, not Windows Phone
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    08-17-2014 07:06 AM
  4. ivdza's Avatar
    No offense...from where did you copy\paste this? From 101 tips on this list at least 30 you have on WP(Lumia). Some features you listed are reserved for only flagships of Android ecosystem soo it is irrelevant... On budget Android phones,your list would come down to 20 things from this list. And there is no one in the world that need all this on a phone...i mean..its a phone. :) cheers
    bijak_riyandi likes this.
    08-17-2014 07:08 AM
  5. a5cent's Avatar
    We already have a sticky thread to discuss such issues, although I'd recommend establishing a better understanding of WP before continuing over there.

    Closed.
    Last edited by a5cent; 08-17-2014 at 08:02 AM. Reason: spelling
    08-17-2014 07:17 AM

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