Linked by Adam S on Thu 12th Jun 2014 23:36 UTC
Android

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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Hardware quality
by sb56637 on Sat 14th Jun 2014 04:13 UTC
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Interesting that you might also have defective Apple hardware, given the crashing issues. Because I'm getting pretty fed up with Android devices. I have owned 6 so far... and 4 of them were defective. Guess which is the only one that continues to work apart from my new replacement device? The ORIGINAL HTC Dream G1. Here's my Android experience:

* Bought a used HTC Dream G1. Still own it, still works great.

* Bought a Motorola Droid 2 Global. Within a year of light use and **meticulous** care (never dropped or banged up), the touch screen stopped working.

* Bought a Samsung Captivate Glide. Defective out of the box, only works for about an hour before the screen stops responding and eventually the device goes dead. Pull the battery, let it "rest" for a day, put the battery back, and it works for a while and then dies again.

* Bought another Samsung Captivate Glide. After about a year of moderate use and **meticulous** care (never once dropped or banged up, looks like new) it stopped booting up and basically acted like the first Captivate Glide.

* Bought an HTC Inspire 4G. Out of the box, the microphone wasn't functioning.

Now I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S3. We'll see how many months this one lasts...

Edited 2014-06-14 04:14 UTC

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