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[4]: poor choice
by darknexus on Sat 14th Jun 2014 05:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: poor choice"
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According to one iOS dev I asked, 3rd party apps are not allowed to access the built-in iOS notification tones in their apps, so they have to incorporate their own.

Ask a few more devs, because that one is an idiot. I've got plenty of gripes with Apple and iOS, but that sure isn't one of them. If an app is bringing custom sounds, it's because the dev wants it and there's plenty of that on Android too. And btw, tritone (which is not a tritone in a true musical sense I should add) is no longer the default since iOS 7, though it will remain your default if you've upgraded from 6.

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