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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I love Android hardware but hate Android OS
by sergio on Fri 13th Jun 2014 05:42 UTC
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Phones like HTC One or Xiaomi MI2 are incredible even better than Apple phones IMHO... but for me Android OS is a big fat no no, It's too complicated, bloated with features that I don't care. And the worst part: you are obligated to use Google services for everything. Sorry Google Inc, but thanks, I don't need your generosity.

I love two things in a product: simplicity and openness. iOS gives me only the first one but I will keep an eye on FirefoxOS, it's a very interesting project and _really_ open (not a Google-trap like Android). HTC + Firefox OS could be a killer product for me.

In the meantime, I will keep using Apple phones because they "just work" (for now at least, because Apple began to add stupid features like Android too... and that's a really bad symptom). ;)

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