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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I hope you have your battery extender...
by torp on Fri 13th Jun 2014 08:45 UTC
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If you want to use those "full of life" widgets.
Back when I had an Android phone they were fun - "who's eaten 90% of my battery this morning" fun.

Also, I really hope you're not getting a vendor skinned phone if you like UI consistency.

As a switcher to iOS after 2 Android phones, my opinion is that all that widget/notification bling is just useless after the initial "oooh shiny" feeling fades. On the contrary, I have my phone set up to not f*ing bother me except for phone calls. It's much better for your concentration than having a facebook-like deluge of notifications and pretty widgets ;)

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