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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Just did the opposite
by stardogchamp on Sat 14th Jun 2014 11:28 UTC
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I just switched back to my iPhone 5 yesterday, after using a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact for about 3 months. I will not settle for anything but a Google maintained phone, should I ever switch back.

My Sony randomly crashes, hangs, reboots, gets stuck on the lock screen (and you can't remove the battery or force it to reboot, you just have to wait for 10 minutes until it decides to either do that or start working again). Additionally, I can't remove some of the crappy Sony apps that I neither want nor need, and updates are slow. There are no stable custom roms for the Z1 Compact at this point (at least that I know of).

There's a lot of things i actually like about Android, but honestly, Samsung's phone just make me want to rip my eyes out and while Sony's phones are attractive, their software simply sucks. And a lot of the Android phones I actually want are not available in Switzerland, or only when they've been on the market elsewhere for about 6 months.

Battery life was AWESOME though, 2.5 days usually until I had to recharge. Never got that from a smartphone before. But all in all: Not happy.

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