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 majipoor on Fri 13th Jun 2014 12:13 UTC
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I am always amazed to see how some people feels the needs to justify their own choice and try to explain why this one is better than the other one.

I am a 100% iOS and OS X user, but I also know this simple fact: whether it is iOS, Android, WP or whatever modern mobile OS, you ALWAYS will be able to find better this or worst that in any OS. And most of the time, this is a completely purely subjective opinion based on your own expectations (and it is just fine this way).

I did choose Apple's ecosystem and I don't see the point of telling people why (unless they ask me in which case I always insist on the subjectivity of this choice). One of the reason is that I don't like Google's business model which has nothing to do with Android: should I expect that anybody care about that?

Moreover, the strength of one OS in someone's eye may be its weakness for someone else: is it that difficult to understand that some people actually prefer a curated walled garden as some prefer a formal garden to a landscape garden? Does it make a landscape garden better because it is more "free"?

Edited 2014-06-13 12:14 UTC

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