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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language switching: use Hacker's Keyboard
by tidux on Fri 13th Jun 2014 15:26 UTC
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> better than Android, arguably, given the switch button is on the keyboard

You can configure Hacker's Keyboard (available on F-Droid as well as the Play Store) to display a language-switch button, as long as you have all the languages installed. Hacker's Keyboard's main claim to fame, however, is the ability to display *every single key* of a standard PC keyboard in landscape mode. This makes using SSH apps on Android tolerable on a phone, and moderately useful on a tablet, without requiring an external keyboard.

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