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It seems 40% of readers use two monitors – by far the most favoured response. Second most preferred set-up is for one monitor only, coming in at 27% of votes. Laptop users with an external monitor was next on the list and accounted for 15% of responses. A surprising amount of voters have a three monitor set-up, while a small but not insignificant number of you use four monitors. What’s really surprising is that there are more of you using six (or more) monitors than there are people using five. I’m intrigued – Please tell us what you’re doing with them all!

Today’s poll after the jump.

iPhone or Android?

This week, I want to try and answer one of the biggest questions of the year – iPhone or Android? We figure our readers are well versed in the pros and cons of each; you’re all informed consumers of these gadgets. You’re probably all too familiar with what makes an Android phone different Geeks Weigh In: What Makes an Android Phone Different? Geeks Weigh In: What Makes an Android Phone Different? Read More .

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Choosing between an iPhone or an Android phone is simple for some and incredibly difficult for others. We know some of you went with your gut, some chose the lesser evil, many sat in line waiting for one of the first models and others of you agonised at length with a spreadsheet to help you decide.

So, which one did you go with?

 

If you haven’t actually bought one yet, don’t worry. Just tell us what you will choose.

Now that we’ve started the holy war, feel free to let us know your reasons for your choice in the comments. Tell us what you really think!

  1. Ezrider
    October 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Have a droid x. Cannot stand it. need to kill apps constantly. Android OS does not automatically manage apps, mems as well as hyped. Toooo many bugs, clunky interface, sub par apps, etc. did I mention too many bugs? Froyo has made it even worse. Even after factory reset, the battery status still fk! What a joke! I now realize the android is all about marketing by manufacturers and apple haters who had probably never ever used an iphone long enough to realize it is really a better product with actual quality control and far better integration. Surethe android phones can be customized with cool widgets and etc but as a practical device, it falls a little short. Major functions of the device should be transparent to users and should not be this buggy. Android really needs some sort of quality control by google or somebody. I wish I still had my blackberry. At least with it you can send/receive messages and calls reliably, which by the way should be the main reason for buying a smart phone. Not being able to play games or say to yourself "cool" over and over again for some stupid novelty features.

  2. Sravan
    August 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I use iPhone3G with my Windows. The iTunes syncing, this unlocking, are horrible stuff for me. And a month back tried updating the software via iTunes then my iPhone has jammed with only a single EMERGENCYCALL screen and nothing else.

    No control on the phone I bought for 30k Indian Rupees!! Sold it on eBay and bought Samsung galaxy very recently, and enjoying it. Enjoying my Own phone.

  3. Sravan
    August 10, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I use iPhone3G with my Windows. The iTunes syncing, this unlocking, are horrible stuff for me. And a month back tried updating the software via iTunes then my iPhone has jammed with only a single EMERGENCYCALL screen and nothing else.

    No control on the phone I bought for 30k Indian Rupees!! Sold it on eBay and bought Samsung galaxy very recently, and enjoying it. Enjoying my Own phone.

  4. timmyjohnboy
    July 21, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    You're OK with the antennae issue w/ the iphone4?

  5. Mohamed Simah
    July 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Android it is!! ;)

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 21, 2010 at 5:31 am

      The popular vote. :)

  6. Vannia Rajan
    July 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    When it comes to "Affordability", i can't even think of getting an iPhone (in India) - it costs 6X as in US. So, I choose "Android".

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 16, 2010 at 5:43 pm

      I think that's pretty much the story worldwide. Android is much cheaper. :)

  7. Anonymous
    July 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    For now, I'll go with android but to me at-least, Symbian^3 looks promising

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm

      Symbian^3 really does look promising. Can't wait to see it in action!

  8. Nathan
    July 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Having owned one of each, I greatly prefer my Android phone - even just recently purchasing the original Droid last month, I have absolutely no complaints or losses in the switch.

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

      Good to hear from someone who has used both. Glad you're not missing anything!

  9. Angela Alcorn
    July 13, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I love that Google thought of the app inventor. It will definitely help lots of people to get started in app development.

    Try the rememberthemilk to-do app for Android. RTM rocks!
    http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/android/

    Oops. I just remembered you said you went iPhone in the end. Here's the RTM iPhone app:
    http://www.rememberthemilk.com...

  10. DBonson
    July 12, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I've moved from Windows/Macs to Ubuntu Linux for my PCs at home and at work over a year ago. I have left Apple once again by choosing an Android phone over an iphone 4. I found the iphone 3 too restrictive after experiencing an Android device first hand.

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm

      I've heard many people saying similar.

  11. Domenico Casillo
    July 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    For the first time, i'm reading NON-fanboy comment and i'm really enjoying that! That's awesome!
    I had an iphone 3GS, and now i have a Nexus One.
    So far i love the fluidity of iPhone that actually, only in the browser, is unreachable even if i have 2.2 Froyo.
    On the AppStore there are tons of application, and more categories than Android Market, and i must admit that the overall quality of Appstore is better than Android Market. I think that's because Android is a young platform and the market is just 1year old..Android just need a bit more time to reach Appstore.. (100k apps in 1 year is a big number..remeber that Appstore has around 170k app in 3years..)
    Besides those difference in terms of fluidity and Application quality/availability, i really prefer android in term of customization, notification (iOs have a stonage notification system..), and usability: It's a lot simplier to do common tasks on Android than on iOS.
    I think that the choice should be based on just one thing: Do you need some application that, AT THE MOMENT, are not available on Android yet? If yes, then go with iPhone, otherwise Android will be your choice for the life.

  12. Domenico Casillo
    July 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    For the first time, i'm reading NON-fanboy comment and i'm really enjoying that! That's awesome!
    I had an iphone 3GS, and now i have a Nexus One.
    So far i love the fluidity of iPhone that actually, only in the browser, is unreachable even if i have 2.2 Froyo.
    On the AppStore there are tons of application, and more categories than Android Market, and i must admit that the overall quality of Appstore is better than Android Market. I think that's because Android is a young platform and the market is just 1year old..Android just need a bit more time to reach Appstore.. (100k apps in 1 year is a big number..remeber that Appstore has around 170k app in 3years..)
    Besides those difference in terms of fluidity and Application quality/availability, i really prefer android in term of customization, notification (iOs have a stonage notification system..), and usability: It's a lot simplier to do common tasks on Android than on iOS.
    I think that the choice should be based on just one thing: Do you need some application that, AT THE MOMENT, are not available on Android yet? If yes, then go with iPhone, otherwise Android will be your choice for the life.

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm

      I like the way you think.

  13. Kyith
    July 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    thats why they are coming up with this easy app inventor thing. but the thing is take a case of a todo list comparison. we have like 20 to do list fighting out with each other who is the most value and provides the most features >> http://www.productiveorganizer...

    The android apps like Got To Do, Shuffle are the only 2 that i can think of that looks workable.

  14. Quiltbugj
    July 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    My service is with Verizon - so iphone not an option for me. Right now I'm trying to decide which android to get in August when I'm up for renewal.

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

      And that's another good point - so many models to choose from with Android. It's both a blessing and a curse!

  15. Daniel Karl
    July 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Android, if in doubt only for it's Locale app. I love how I automated my phone so it doesn't vibrate while sitting on a table, goes into sleep mode at night never waking me up, turns down the alarm and enables WiFi when I walk onto campus... the possibilities are endless.

    Contra IPhone:
    The contracts from T-Mobile here in Germany sold with the IPhone are way too expensive, I roll muuch better and cheaper with my Android

  16. Daniel Karl
    July 12, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Android, if in doubt only for it's Locale app. I love how I automated my phone so it doesn't vibrate while sitting on a table, goes into sleep mode at night never waking me up, turns down the alarm and enables WiFi when I walk onto campus... the possibilities are endless.

    Contra IPhone:
    The contracts from T-Mobile here in Germany sold with the IPhone are way too expensive, I roll muuch better and cheaper with my Android

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

      Now those are some excellent features. :)

    • Simon Slangen
      July 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm

      That sounds great! What applications are you using?

  17. Angela Alcorn
    July 12, 2010 at 5:10 am

    So, I'm guessing you like the user interface of Mac products generally. That's one very worthwhile reason in that direction.

  18. Angela Alcorn
    July 12, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Well, iPhone and Android are the big players. Obviously there's many more options!

    But right here, right now, I'm just trying to get a feel for the sentiment in either direction for the big players. There are some hefty differences between the two. Knowing what an educated crowd would choose might in fact help these smaller players to hone their product accordingly. :)

  19. Nat Jay
    July 12, 2010 at 4:47 am

    I'd go with Android simply because I like the inherent power and flexibility of the Google platform. Besides, the ton of very useful apps in Android make it a winner for me.

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 12, 2010 at 5:12 am

      Feel free to elaborate and share your favourite Android apps...

  20. Elvin
    July 12, 2010 at 5:54 am

    i have a iPhone 3G & Galaxy S. Both are great in terms of software. But i like Android more because you have more freedom installing, copying, managing files in it.
    *hates iTunes*

  21. Elvin
    July 12, 2010 at 3:54 am

    i have a iPhone 3G & Galaxy S. Both are great in terms of software. But i like Android more because you have more freedom installing, copying, managing files in it.
    *hates iTunes*

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 12, 2010 at 5:11 am

      I'm not entirely surprised to hear that. :)

    • Kyith
      July 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

      every one hates itunes. especially on windows. but iOS have the best apps in terms of how it can really help an user. i want android to do well but sadly its iOS for me.

  22. Gerald Crawford
    July 12, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Why just Android and iOS? I mean, there's still Blackberry's mobile OS and WebOS. Lets not forget Symbian. Just because iOS and Android control the a lot of the market share does NOT mean they should be the only ones up for vote. I mean, Blackberry still controls the majority of the Mobile market.

    Vote: WebOS.

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 12, 2010 at 5:08 am

      Well, iPhone and Android are the big players. Obviously there's many more options!

      But right here, right now, I'm just trying to get a feel for the sentiment in either direction for the big players. There are some hefty differences between the two. Knowing what an educated crowd would choose might in fact help these smaller players to hone their product accordingly. :)

      • timmyjohnboy
        July 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm

        I wonder how the poll would have turned out if there was an "other" option. Still, when I buy, it'll be an Android all the way:)

        • Angela Alcorn
          July 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm

          Well, in this poll the "neither" response represents all the other smartphone options - and quite a few people chose it, too!

        • timmyjohnboy
          July 22, 2010 at 1:54 am

          Good point:)

    • Doodahman
      July 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm

      Blackberrys suck. They're sooo last millennium.

      • Angela Alcorn
        July 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

        Hah. Not for the die hards! ;)

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