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: iOS vs Android
by Lobotomik on Fri 13th Jun 2014 08:19 UTC in reply to "iOS vs Android"
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Eugenia, you are sadly right. There are many more "creativity" apps for iOS than there are for Android, a few of which are very, very good.

Compared with iMovies, which is SO nice, the current video editor in Android Photos is a POS. It is cute and easy for a rapid Sunday-morning-with-the-dogs video with music, but it is VERY slow and VERY imprecise, and when the time comes to save, it is difficult to tell where the _F_ will it end up, whether it will remain editable, at what resolution will it be...

As for music, there is sadly nothing that can remotely compare to Garage Band on Android, not to talk about the cartload of sequencers, loopers and synthesizers you can find. As well as MIDI adapters, keyboards, recorders, the works.

As for still pictures, Android can import them directly from a camera, or from a card reader plugged into the USB port, only nobody knows, and adapter cables are not easy to find (though they cost like 3€). Android's offer for photo editing offer is better than that for music or video, and you can even get tablets and phones with pressure sensitive styli, which I guess should be far more precise than finger painting on an iPad.

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