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IOS better than android, why?
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Jasiak Radoslaw
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what makes drones work better with ios than android?
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jreynolds5
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With iOS there is one and only one iOS. With android every manufaturers version is slightly different. It works differently on every phone so it is harder for the developers to keep up with it. I was a huge android guy and switched to an iPhone a few months back because of the dji app issues. I have only had one instance of the app crashing since then and that was when there was an iOS update.
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FlyDK
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jreynolds5 Posted at 2018-2-1 03:59
With iOS there is one and only one iOS. With android every manufaturers version is slightly different. It works differently on every phone so it is harder for the developers to keep up with it. I was a huge android guy and switched to an iPhone a few months back because of the dji app issues. I have only had one instance of the app crashing since then and that was when there was an iOS update.

Agree. But with that said, there are lots of good Android phones that handle the Go 4 app fine without problems. I just think it should be mentioned too.
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FlyDK Posted at 2018-2-1 04:14
Agree. But with that said, there are lots of good Android phones that handle the Go 4 app fine without problems. I just think it should be mentioned too.

what do you mean? what phones? with a clean android?
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FlyDK
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Jasiak Radoslaw Posted at 2018-2-1 04:32
what do you mean? what phones? with a clean android?

I meant exactly what I wrote. There are many Android phones to choose from and you can just take a look around in this forum. Personally, I use a Huawei P10 Lite and have no problems at all.
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Marty Markoe
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jreynolds5 Posted at 2018-2-1 03:59
With iOS there is one and only one iOS. With android every manufaturers version is slightly different. It works differently on every phone so it is harder for the developers to keep up with it. I was a huge android guy and switched to an iPhone a few months back because of the dji app issues. I have only had one instance of the app crashing since then and that was when there was an iOS update.

I've been using a Samsung S6 for over a year and have not had any problems, even after doing every update.
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A CW
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DJI have a VERY close business partnership with Apple to the extent that the GO 4 app is optimised for the iPhone 7 +. On top of that refer to post number 2 as thats another good reason. That said, yes, there are some Android devices that work well - DJI's own CrystalSky and Phantom 4 Pro + inbuilt screens are in fact Android but overall, IOS performs much better. I too have only ever experienced one-day (early Nov last year) where my app crashed continuously on my iPhone 7+ but after upgrading to IOS 11.2 it was perfect again. That was the only time and I've been regularly flying drones using IOS devices since Aug 2016.
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Wyke
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The crazy thing is that even though the CrystalSky is one device running what should be a straight forward version of Android, given its DJIs device, they still lag behind everything else updates-wise. It’s not even compatible with the Air yet.
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Eagle_Eye
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The only gripes I have w/ my androids is that the RC is charging the device.
Nevertheless, I can fly 4.5 batteries before the RC die w/c is acceptable to me.
I have a Ipad mini 4 but it's a pain to mount it on a holder every time.
I can directly mount it on the RC but, the hand position is awkward and Sport mode is not easily accessible .JMOHO
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AIister
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i've used the go app on around 10 different android devices since the P3P was first released.  rarely have a problem with the app, most problems are with the drone firmware.

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R&L Aerial photography
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I’m not a fanboy but I have used both, many different devices and software versions and I can tell you the reason why android doesn’t work as well as iOS is because android sucks......
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FlyDK
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R&L Aerial photography Posted at 2018-2-1 05:39
I’m not a fanboy but I have used both, many different devices and software versions and I can tell you the reason why android doesn’t work as well as iOS is because android sucks......

Well, reading your statement I think you are a "fanboy". Opinions about whether one or the other system is best will always vary from person to person. It has always been like that and it will continue to be.

Personally, I think Apple products are far too expensive compared to so many other branded products. Therefore, I have to deal with a phone with only a "miserable" system - which nevertheless works seamlessly.
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Mohinder
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I'm using Ipad Mini 4 because i don't want using my mobile phone.  Anyway my HTC 10 works perfectly with DJI go 4.
Moge polecic zdecydowanie HTC 10 natomiast nie moge polecic Samsunga Note 3, ktory jest na liscie DJI jako rekomendowane urzadzenie. Kupilem go ale niestety nie sprawdzala sie.
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Brad Bilger
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I love these discussions.  I use Android.  Samsung Note 5, not even on the approved list, running Android 7.0 and the only problems I've had has been from a bad USB cable causing video drop out or when I looked over a buddy's shoulder while he was flying HIS Mavic.  This was one of the reasons that I chose the Mavic because they supported Android.  My IPhone that I had years ago was a disaster from the lack of support from apple.  (no, I will not get into a discussion of Apple V Android.  I've made my choice and I'm happy with it.)  

But I've seen just as many complaints about IOS Failures as I have about Android failures.  But I still see people proclaiming that IOS will not fail.  ANYTHING will fail.  

Android is NOT better than Apple nor is Apple better than Android.  Both have their problems.  Sometimes its the operating system, sometimes it the phone and sometimes (amazingly) it's the operator.   
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FlyDK Posted at 2018-2-1 04:14
Agree. But with that said, there are lots of good Android phones that handle the Go 4 app fine without problems. I just think it should be mentioned too.

Absolutely. The issue is not the variance of Android phones, but the development of the app by DJI.
Android App development isn't quite as hard as it's made out to be.
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juliarushing
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I can say that recently I started to use IOS coz I can play my fav online games When I used Android it was really awful times coz I can't even download games from play market or play them at Facebook! So today I choose only iPhone with IOS
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Bob Brown
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I did a Poll not to long ago.. some good info and points within.

https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=149440
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GDL
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One problem for Android is too many cheap devices from different brands. It’s easy to get in to trouble if not using main brand product. For iOS there is no cheap device.
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Shanon
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iOS app is very smooth.
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zappy54
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iOS as got the charge option which is a plus for me
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