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BlackLight

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Smart phones
« on: March 28, 2017, 12:26:18 AM »
This is a very very basic question, but I don't own a smartphone, so I don't even know the correct jargon to know if I'm asking it the correct way, but here goes.

Let's say the iPhone is a "type of smartphone." Let's say the Android is another "type of smartphone." What are some other "types of smartphones" - analogous to the Android and anything which supports iOS?

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Re: Smart phones
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 12:55:56 AM »
Windows phones which have less app options.   However, they run MS Office apps better than the others.

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 01:15:57 AM »
Windows phones which have less app options.   However, they run MS Office apps better than the others.

Okay, any others? Is Samsung one?

And also, anyone have a rough idea of how much market-share are held by iOs and Android combined, compared to everything else?

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Re: Smart phones
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 01:16:21 AM »
Android if you're cheap, Iphone if you're a f'n hipster/college kid, Windows phones if you're a nerd.

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 01:19:31 AM »
Okay, any others? Is Samsung one?

And also, anyone have a rough idea of how much market-share are held by iOs and Android combined, compared to everything else?

Samsungs put out the Galaxy-whatevers.  Typing this now from an S3 mini, which I would not recommend to anyone because it's much too small and drops calls all the time.

The full sized S phones are allright.  Tbh, Wal-Mart prepaid phones aren't so bad these days either.

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Re: Smart phones
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 01:36:39 AM »
I'm not in the market for any of these. I'm honestly just trying to get slightly educated on the market itself.

Do Apple and Android dominate the market? To the tune of what % market-share?

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Re: Smart phones
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2017, 07:38:51 AM »
Apple and Android are like 94% of the market. Windows is like 5% and Blackberry is like 1%, if that, though I believe you can add Blackberry to Android since I believe they're putting that OS in their newer phones

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Re: Smart phones
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2017, 10:23:28 AM »
Basically anything that's not an iPhone or Blackberry is going to be Android or Windows. Samsung phones and tablets are Android based.

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Re: Smart phones
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2017, 12:52:47 PM »
Cool - thanks.

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Re: Smart phones
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 04:30:54 AM »
Related question. I could probably test this myself, but I thought I'd ask. I have iTunes on my desktop PC. What would happen if I open iTunes, go to the store, and download a free app that's meant for a smartphone platform. Would it perform on my desktop, or would I just get an error message?

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Re: Smart phones
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2017, 10:15:29 AM »
You wouldn't have access to it on your desktop. iTunes would want to sync that app to an iPhone for use on the phone.

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Re: Smart phones
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 01:40:58 PM »
I have a related question:

Any better ways of transferring large file sizes onto an i device? 

I hear dropbox mentioned, but that's kind of a hassle uploading gigs and redownloading.  Isn't there some way to just transfer junk directly?

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Re: Smart phones
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 04:30:56 PM »
Apparently you can do it from in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH12318?locale=en_US

You might also want to look at this app:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-transfer-easy-file-document/id521595136?mt=8

I have no experience with either, just did a quick search of the interwebs.

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 06:50:04 PM »
The first one is how I've been doing it, but it's kind of a pain.

Basically, you need to link a file with an app.  A video would go with a media player, for example.

But that's a very messy way to do it.  Imagine transferring a few gigs of pictures, all uncompressed, to your desktop..  Yeah.

I'll check out the app though, thanks.