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

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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RE[3]: poor choice
by WorknMan on Fri 13th Jun 2014 02:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: poor choice"
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Although, my guess, based on your tone, is that any device would've gotten the same reaction from you.

No, just the HTC One. The Moto X itself isn't really that great, but at least people don't buy it for no other reason than it is shiny. And because I know you're going to ask:

1) The iPhone does support using the LED for notifications, check your accessibility settings.

Yeah, a notification LED on the back... that's handy ;) And a battery drain as well.

2) What do you mean custom sounds for each app? My iPhone makes plenty of custom noises. Just in the last hour, AP News, Facebook Messenger, SMS, and GroupMe have all made different sounds to alert me.

According to one iOS dev I asked, 3rd party apps are not allowed to access the built-in iOS notification tones in their apps, so they have to incorporate their own. The end result of this is that a lot of 3rd party apps (including Google Plus and Google Voice) end up using the default iOS Tri Tone, with no option to change, which is goddamn annoying. Plus, there's no multi-color LED or anything to distinguish between which app(s) you have notifications for.

Edited 2014-06-13 02:15 UTC

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