TeamSpeed wrote in post #18558381
Strange... we went from "6DII, mistake?" to "iPhones, mistake?" I just checked back into this thread after ignoring it for a week and this is what I see. Forums are funny places!
Never a dull moment...
To add to the derailment, I was forced to go to an iphone 6s from a Samsung s7. Terrible phone for me and how I work, and the interface, although leading edge a decade ago, is dated and cumbersome. I am now less efficient on the iphone than on the samsung, more clicks, swipes, slow scrolling, lack of dashboard widgets, etc. I used to use my phone for everything, now I dislike it. Barring a few good apps, the overall experience is lacking.
on a personal level, I'de tend to agree, the interface of apple is just so behind, I was using a nexus 6P, so I always had the latest updates. I had to get rid of mail, it just wasnt as good as Gmail app. I want to get rid of the keyboard and switch to GKeyboard of android, but just works poorly on iphone. Widgets mean that my shopping list is viewable without any clicks as well as my calendar, which I also tend to load, I cant remember dates very well. It's annoying. Notifications bubbles on the iphone are nice, but non grouped notifications...... ugh, what a mess. Biometric reader generally trash on the iphone, too slow or not consistent, the dedicated reader on the 6P was magic, ultra fast.
on the flip side, many developers favor iOS. There are apps *like* photopills on android, I have some, but none match the real thing. Sony playmemories has been broken for months on android, but it works fine for iOS..... sony doesnt think much of android users I still havent found a fast and easy way to transfer files from and 6P to PC, the connection keeps dying via USB. I have a super simple app on iOS, gives a simple web interface, go to the IP and transfer files..... duh, super simple to get my videos/photos from phone to phone or phone to pc.
Wilt wrote in post #18558416
You must have drank a lot of swamp water; that can be cured via medicines to get rid of unpleasant indwellers.
The 'worst messenger app' is rated with a higher score than your Chosen One, https://comparisons.financesonline.com/facetime-vs-google-hangouts
and the so-called 'baked in' app has to be first installed or your Android phone cannot use it, and it runs across multiple platforms (which FaceTime runs on none outside the Apple solar system) which makes it impossible for Hangouts to be 'baked in' them too...in fact Google phones (on which it is embedded) indeed is an O/S on less than 1% of smartphones
Features content drives complexity...
"Skype and Hangouts, by contrast, have a lot more features. ... the user interface is a lot more cluttered and complex, especially if all you want to do is start a video chat. On the other hand, Hangouts and Skype are both a lot more versatile than Duo or Facetime, allowing you to do more during chats."
"If you’re familiar with other Google products, Hangouts is intuitive to pick up."
And which one you want is dependent upon what you are trying to do with it
"FaceTime: FaceTime is limited to one-on-one conversations, and is the biggest downside to FaceTime.
Google Hangouts also has capability of calling multiple people at once, and is branded as such."
Which video call client you will get the most use of depends on your individual needs and preferences. They all have their strengths and weaknesses and it’s best to have all three readily accessible if you’re looking to use video calling regularly in an office environment."
...Like cameras! (bringing this back on topic)
sure, you can find a link to support your narrative, you can do that with anything.
why was google ready to buy whatsapp for 19B if hangouts was so great?
have you considered if google hangouts was so great, why did they suddenly come out with duo? Basically, google knows that hangouts is garbage and they are replacing it with Duo, all the commercials indicate that google wants to erase hangouts for good. That's right, hangouts is dead.
Having more features is nice, but if it's unstable and no user base, then it's trash. I'de rather have LESS features AND better integration, which facetime does a remarkable job with. You're seemlessly using the app because it's a baked in feature of the OS rather than a separate app.
skype, while an ok program is trash compared to facetime. They ruined so many updates, I've lost count of how poorly it's been. I use skype for business as well as my company chose them as a messenger service...... total crap, un-intuitive junk. And no, dont ever ask me to use skype as my default dialer, what a joke.
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