Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Sep 2013 17:42 UTC
Apple As most of you using iOS already know, iOS 7 has been released today. While you're all busy updating, I dove into some reviews of Apple's latest, and I think I like this conclusion by The Verge best.

Today, as it rolls out to users everywhere, iOS 7 is still on most levels the same operating system it's been for six years. Meanwhile Android has become a fun, efficient, flowing operating system that makes it easy to move data between apps, easy to share things, and easy to see only the information you need at the moment. Where iOS 7 still feels like jumping in and out of a series of apps, the best moments of using Android make it feel like a cohesive, unified platform. There's no question iOS 7 has the foundational strength to match that experience, but Apple has to throw open the doors and let its huge ecosystem build on that potential.

iOS has always been an excellent operating system, and iOS 7 remains an excellent operating system. But if Apple's goal was to match the power and flexibility of its rivals, iOS 7 feels very much like the beginning of a project rather than its conclusion.

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RE: Android vs. iOS
by jello on Thu 19th Sep 2013 21:14 UTC in reply to "Android vs. iOS"
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2006-08-08

Being used to a flip phone with cumbersome menus I thought I would enjoy a smart phone. (yeah was still stuck in the 90')
So this year I tried an Android phone for 2 weeks and it didn't fly with me.

When people talk about how well Android is put together and that every thing seems to be where it should be... I can only laugh.

It was the worst experience I had in a long time.
(...this coming from a dude that enjoys digging into different operating systems)
Maybe my expectations were just to high.

Not only had to decide which phone hardware (brand) to get, but with the hardware also the Android experience changed. Some menus look different, some phones have options not available on others even if the OS version is the same.
After not being able to do what seemed should be possible to accomplish on a smartphone (and I really needed the phone to do it) - I gave up.

This experience reminded me of Barry Schwartz TED-Talk:
"The Paradox of Choice".

Instead looking into new Android hardware (with my newly gained knowledge in this matter it should have been an easy thing to do) I ended up buying an iPhone5 and could not be happier.

Updated to iOS7 today and still satisfied with my choice.

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