Vector 4: Brian Klug compares Apples to Androids

Brian Klug of AnandTech talks to Rene about the relative strengths and weaknesses of iOS and Android, including specs, battery life, interface, and more, including the new Nexus 7 and Moto X. With wood veneer!

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Okay, for the billionth time. Please tell this dude to get it right. ANDROID DOES NOT HAVE SPECS. IT'S A KERNEL, NOT HARDWARE. MY. GOD.
  • It's shorthand for "Android phone", or even more pedantically, "phone running a version of the Android operating system". And your comment shows you clearly knew that, so the communication worked fine :) This is what makes me sad about the internet. We have a genius like Brian Klug on the show, so much rich potential for conversation and comments, and the bar gets lowered not raised. Comment better!
  • This. Brian has forgotten more than i'll ever know!
  • Other folks have no problem understanding. Yet you do. In other words, you just showed your lack of comprehension and intelligence.
  • Yeah, because I've actually owned a phone and a tablet running the Android kernel.
  • So has everybody else. Congrats.
  • Snappy response. I know the drill here. People compare something from Apple and then compare it to a brand new Nexus 7 and make the mental leap that Android is better. Hence my original comment. Sort of like rabid Android fanboys jerking off to the fact that the Google Play Store has more apps, therefore again making the leap that Android is better, or that a certain tablet has 3 gigs of RAM and the iPad doesn't and once again making the mental leap that Android is better. Or hearing that Android gets activated 75 billion times a day and never hearing that Android is installed on several thousand different devices, and making the mental leap that Android is better. It gets tiresome to read/hear/listen to articles like this.
  • Your paragraph is too long. Which means you found something in my very simple comment that required you to write a very long paragraph. So taking that as a warning that you're not quite a 'reasonable' person, good bye.
  • Curious: Why do you say Android Kernel instead of Android OS? The Kernel is just a Linux variant, almost worthless on its own.
  • He really doesn't know......
  • Android is the OS, the kernel of Android is Linux based.
  • Sounds like a good convo. But I can't stand listening to podcasts (listening is slow, no easy skipping to the easy parts, etc). Would love to read his opinions though!
  • Tried using a podcatcher that will play them at a faster speed like 1.5x or 2x? Sure, they'll be talking damn quickly but it gets it done :)
  • Sorry to nitpick, but at the line: "Brian Klug of Anandtech", the link to is incorrect. Sorry for the break in discussion!