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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by gan17 on Fri 13th Jun 2014 03:09 UTC
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For me it's simple - Apps.

I dislike the way Apple's runs it's ecosystem, iOS annoys me on a daily basis, and the recent deal with that shit headphone company has made me feel dirty each time I pick up my iPhone.

But the quality and variety of the apps available in the iOS App Store is a lot better than Android's. A lot, lot better. Most of them look a lot better too - even Google's apps for iOS tend to look better than they do for Android.

People can talk about freedom all they want, but to me, the ability to go and download an app without having to worry about whether it works on my device is more liberating than anything Google Play has ever done for me.

That Beats deal still makes me wanna puke blood though.

Edited 2014-06-13 03:11 UTC

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