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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poor choice
by henderson101 on Fri 13th Jun 2014 00:34 UTC
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Now seems just about the worst time to be jumping ship. I have a Nexus 4 as my main phone, but used iOS for about 5 years prior (iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4) and would probably go back to iOS with my next phone because even stock Android on a Nexus device is flakey. Only today, stock camera app crashed taking a picture and rebooted the OS, and this is running 4.4. I do like my nexus, but it's not the best phone I've owned by a long chalk. Most of the supposed freedom of android is pretty hollow if you are just trying to be an uber geek and run some whacky Unix process on your phone. If all you do ius read news, Facebook, email, SMS, and instagram - I wouldn't bother. Believe me, I've sat and developed apps on my phone in AIDE, and it was great, but average user, this is overkill.

Edit: Android autocorrect screwed up just as badly as you believe iOS does. Nothing is perfect. Sigh.

Edited 2014-06-13 00:37 UTC

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