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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Been there.... switched to Android.

Had mostly ZERO problems with the operating system, other than maybe the OS felt a "tiny" bit more sluggish and less smooth than iOS, but it was hardly noticeable. Other than that the OS was fine.

What took me back to iOS was the apps. The APP QUALITY is 100000x poorer on Android. For the same class of app doing the same function, the iOS Apps are much much better quality. This is often even true of apps when the same company makes both apps on both platforms.

The difference in app quality, and usability was night and day better on iOS.

What is interesting is I expected the opposite with the developers having more 'freedom' to do what they wanted on Android.

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