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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iPhone users are lazy
by theosib on Fri 13th Jun 2014 12:45 UTC
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Or busy with more important things to worry about.

I’ve said it many times before: If I want an Android phone, I’ll read a dozen reviews and compare specs and look at the vendor’s reputation for pushing OS updates, etc., etc. And then I can pick the BEST phone. On the other hand, if I buy an iPhone, I’m buying a GOOD phone. Not the best, but I can guarantee that I’m NOT buying a BAD phone. And by doing this, I’ve saved myself the effort of reading all those reviews. Instead, I can spend my time doing research or pushing code to GitHub.

For the same reason, I use a Mac on my desktop. As a developer and researcher, I prefer Linux (so I have plenty of Linux servers I get into remotely). But with a Mac, it just takes less work to deal with basic administrative tasks. I remember when it was a horrendous pain to get Linux to work on wifi, and even if you could get it to connect, there was no auto-discovery; you had to configure everything manually. Yes, Linux distros are WAY better about that now. But at that time, I was using a Mac, so I managed to mostly avoid that issue. In other words, I never had to waste time and hair-pulling on that problem.

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