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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RE: poor choice
by ricegf on Sat 14th Jun 2014 13:19 UTC in reply to "poor choice"
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... even stock Android on a Nexus device is flakey... trying to be an uber geek and run some whacky Unix process on your phone... I've sat and developed apps on my phone in AIDE...


I'm wondering if the latter two are the cause of the first.

My Nexus 4 has been just as stable as my Nokia N900 (though your first love always holds a special place in your heart ;-). But I don't run wacky Unix processes or develop more than the occasional Python script on my phone. I also may just be lucky, of course.

In fact, while I bought the Nexus 4 for $200 off-contract specifically so I could dual-boot Ubuntu eventually, I still haven't. My phone is just too central to my life for geek experiments. To my surprise (maybe I'm getting old), I value stability above tech prowess in devices on which I rely frequently.

My collections of cheap ARM bareboards were born to be abused, of course. ;-)

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