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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It is like I said..
by bassbeast on Sat 14th Jun 2014 13:13 UTC
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There is a big opening for somebody to come out with a mobile OS that takes the world by storm because most folks don't really LIKE their smartphone, they TOLERATE it.

I bet my last buck that everybody here can name several things they do NOT like about their smartphones, that includes myself. I have an Android phone and I hate how it has "senior moments" where it will just get jerky for a second or two, I think its task management isn't good, the permissions are watered down and honestly too vague, there are several areas where it could be a LOT better.

So I will keep trying new phones hoping to find a phone OS that works as well as a modern desktop...in fact smartphones in 2014 remind me of desktops circa 1993, they're buggy,unpredictable, and just feel primitive compared to what we've had on the desktop. Talking to folks there are plenty that would be happy to switch, just offer something truly better than the other guys and we'll happily jump on board.

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