Linked by Adam S on Fri 5th Jun 2015 15:26 UTC
Android In June of last year, I finally decided to commit to an Android device. I had carried every flagship iPhone up through that point from the original iPhone to the 5S. To the world around me, I heaped the praise into a life transforming device, but in my tech circles, and on my blog, I frequently posted about my frustration, mostly with shackles and intentional limitations imposed. So last year, why I decided to make the jump to Android. I outlined 10 reasons why I was finally ready to make the jump to Android’s 4.4 release, KitKat. A year has passed. It's time to revisit my original assertions and complaints with some follow up and see where I stand one year later.
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RE: Backups are a solved problem
by Morgan on Fri 5th Jun 2015 21:47 UTC in reply to "Backups are a solved problem"
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Titanium Backup supports automated backups, including transfer to cloud storage services. You never need to lose an app, data, or configuration again. The only limit is your upload bandwidth and the amount of storage you have in your preferred cloud storage service.

I'm not disagreeing with you, because Titanium Backup is an excellent program. But within the context of this article (backup capability of the core OS) it has no bearing.

I look at Android with every new version and wonder why it doesn't have all the nice stuff that Windows Phone and iOS have had for a while. Then I look at those two and wonder when they will ever be as open[1] as Android.

[1]From a user control point of view, not a software freedom point of view; there will never be a 100% open source phone OS until we have a fully working open source baseband.

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