Linked by Adam S on Thu 12th Jun 2014 23:36 UTC
Android

I am taking the plunge and moving from an iPhone to an Android device. I've been waiting a long time for Android to get to the point that it was fast and responsive enough, with a big enough application warehouse, wide enough support, and a smooth enough experience, to support me. Android is maturing with a consistent, system-wide look-and-feel, almost every major service now has an Android app as the counterpart to its iOS-first experience, and has a bright future with wearables, home automation, and more.

I certainly won't be the first person to change ecosystems entirely. Several have done it before, some looking for change or claim freedom, some aiming to save money, some because someone prompted them, some think they may be conforming by going with the ever-stylish Apple. I am doing it for this reason: for me, Android is now a better platform than iOS.

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iOS vs Android
by Eugenia on Thu 12th Jun 2014 23:58 UTC
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It depends what you want to do. I'm doing artworks these days, and an iPad is far superior in the types of apps I'm looking for to Android. Of course, I have to put up with all the disadvantages of iOS as you mentioned them, but if you're looking for a specific type of art apps, you can't go Android yet.

This is why I use an Android as my phone, and an iPad for my art stuff. Should Android get these types of apps in the future, I will buy an Android tablet too. To me, just like the Mac in the olden days, the artistic/creative apps are the last stronghold of iOS.

Regarding phone-chasing, try the new 5.5" LG G3, with the 4k display. I know you said you want a smaller sized display, but this phone has the smallest bezels ever so far, so it looks more like a 5" phone rather than 5.5". It's significantly smaller to the OnePlus 1, even if it has the same size display. Check the review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6605kiXmm8 at 1:25 minutes for a size comparison. Personally, as you know, I bought the OnePlus One (I will be writing a review for OSNews when it finally arrives).

Edited 2014-06-13 00:03 UTC

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