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[2]: Excellent choice!
by Drumhellar on Fri 13th Jun 2014 09:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Excellent choice!"
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Aside from the fact that one never really owns an Apple device

Quite blatantly untrue. You own your apple device no less than any non Nexus device and in many ways, your is upgrade path is far richer with an Apple device.

I don't think he meant it literally, but rather that all the limitations Apple places all around makes it difficult (or impossible) to customize it in a lot of ways and make it truly fit your style the way you can with Android.

Hell, you can't even access data on a plugged in iPhone without Apple's iTunes being the gatekeeper.

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