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[5]: Comment by olejon
by darknexus on Sun 15th Jun 2014 18:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by olejon"
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There are quite a few third party apps that allow you to move data off your iDevice, such as the venerable Senuti to iPhoneView or iExplorer on Windows. These also access things like contacts, notes etc.

Not all data though, and there's no guarantee these third-party apps will continue to be developed or support new devices and os versions. Most of these apps still don't let me move audiobooks on and off my devices, for example.

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