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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To each their own, but for me, if you want a consumer system controlled more by a corporation than yourself, go Apple for handhelds and Windows for laptops & desktops. If you want more freedom and fewer controls & restraints, go Android for handhelds and Linux for laptops & desktops. I'm not into that consumer stuff built for planned obsolescence.

Or seen another way: If you want to have a device that is designed to serve you more ads, get Android. If you want a device designed to be a good device (and thus get you to buy more devices), get iPhone.

As for planned obsolescence, Apple is much better at supporting their old hardware than any Android manufacturer including Nexus devices, so that is just plain wrong.

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