662: iPhone or Droid
|iPhone or Droid|
Title text: It may be a fundamentally empty experience, but holy crap the Droid's 265 ppi screen is amazing.
| This explanation may be incomplete or incorrect: Title text is missing, Android isn't easy like Linux is..|
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The comic starts to set up a joke about the "phone wars" between the iPhone and phones that run the Android system (in this case the Motorola Droid), but instead just brings up a serious point criticizing the consumerism this "war" stems from. In the last line of panel 2, Cueball refers the slogan "There's an app for that" from Apple's iPhone marketing.
Then the third panel makes a joke anyway, at Apple's expense: apparently, this "enlightenment app" was rejected from Apple's app store, which is the only supported way to put software on an iPhone. Apple has become infamous for rejecting apps from their app store without adequately explaining why. Android devices, on the other hand, are not limited to an app store and can install software from any origin.
- [Megan sitting at her computer is talking to Cueball standing behind her.]
- Megan: Well, it depends what you want. The iPhone wins on speed and polish, but the Droid has that gorgeous screen and physical keyboard.
- Cueball: What if I want something more than the pale facsimile of fulfillment brought by a parade of ever-fancier toys? To spend my life restlessly producing instead of sedately consuming?
- Cueball: Is there an app for that?
- Megan: Yeah, on both.
- Megan: Wait, no, looks like it was rejected from the iPhone store.
- Cueball: Droid it is, then.