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I had this impression, and now it looks like a lot more than that, for some time now that the apps for iOS are either better or exist exclusively for it. I thought, at least in a case of one particular app, that somehow Apple secretly incentivizes that app's developers to always make it better for Apple's devices and that they might have some kind of a secret contract that slows down Android development in favour of iOS. Then a few days ago I typed into Google "why are apps better for ios". This popped up in one of the results (it's from 2015): Young people I talk to with Android phones have them because it was cheap, or free, and their goal is to buy an iPhone a year or two from now when they have the money. They settled with an Android phone and now they’re settling with clunky implementations of the apps their friends had before them on their iPhones. I’m building for iOS because I want to target users with taste and buying power. :lol: at the Prada bag and BMW comments! Not that it's not true. :ph34r: Not much change in the recent few years, although I could say an iPhone in this sense is not what it once was. Also, on the other hand, the competitors just can't take this crown from Apple, no matter what they do, it seems. I think that another result even said that Google's own apps are better for iOS. :lol: :blink: :ph34r: In that iMac Pro thread I saw that Android vs. iOS popped up briefly. So I was wondering what are your thoughts and experinces, likes and dislikes, when it comes to both of these operating systems and their possibilities. Why do you prefer the one you use?
I know that manufacturers have in recent weeks released software patches to fix these things up, or are about to, but if I understood correctly, there still remains some sort of a chance of something going wrong by someone using these flaws, since they are at a hardware level. Has someone followed this? If you have, do you perhaps know if the next generation of chips will have this fixed and how much might the performance of these chips be affected? I guess we won't know until some testing is done? I was considering buying this laptop http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-envy-laptop-17t-best-value-2rx66av-1 but choosing the Performance set-up in Recommended Configurations, and even then changing some small bits in components and software. Perhaps there's something better in the same class? This just happened to be a touch-screen laptop, something I don't care much about. I only saw it some time after bumping onto this computer. Is now a time as any other when considering buying a new computer? Or is it better to wait a little?