I am a psychologist in California. I want to use the latest tech stuff that connects people world wide. Frankly, I think that Google wins hands down. And will continue to. I cannot imagine an Apple person helping freedom and democracy come to Egypt. I can see why someone connected to Google did assist. All about freedom!
Here’s my reasons why I like my Goggle phone more than I-Phone:
Apple wants people to stay in the Apple world and not stray. Hence Apple applications cannot be used on Google phones. I really like Words with Friends first developed by Apple. It could not be accessed by my Google phone. I just heard that Google now has Words for Friends. Great to hear!
Google gave the world YouTube. And look what that has done for freedom to say what is going on through out the world. Apple has not done anything comparable.
Today someone sent me a terrific YouTube from Mama Hope. A great take off on the CA governor when he was in movies done by a young African boy who wants no pity. He wants a chance. Can you imagine Apple making it possible for simple videos from Africa to be broadcast to the world?
When I buy a Google application it typically costs me 99 cents. And if I don’t like the application I can return it within 24 hours and get my 99 cents back. Apple in comparison charges $5 or so and there is no return policy.
When I read stuff on the Internet using my Google phone it is nicely sized and easy to read. When I use the I-Phone I have to play around with the size of text. For someone who has visual problems –which I do — the Google sizing is much easier to use.
Now I read that Google will take 10% to cover costs compared to the 30% that Apple charges. Do you see a pattern here? I do. Apple wants a monopoly and does all to create and continue a monopoly. Google wants the world to have access to the world’s information. Of course, one might wonder what “information” is and who will be in control.
In the long run it’s best that we have both Apple and Google. Competition, free enterprise …. it works! written by Cameron Jackson drCameronJackson@gmail.com