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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Considering the reverse switch.
by dsmogor on Fri 13th Jun 2014 13:04 UTC
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After ~3 years with Android, I finally got to understand the Apple ecosystem major value.
It's not the HW.
It's not the OS itself.
It's not the number of apps.
It's not the integration.
It's not the content(nonexistent in my country).
It's the developer culture that dictates that all devices get properly supported and usability tested in context of each device peculiarities (incl. physical size). The sheer amount of work that it takes to support Android variability has demoralized app devs to the point the quality standards within the ecosystem are really low compared to similar IOS apps.
Event signature Android apps show annoying bugs from time to time.
If there would be number of 1st tier devices that devs care about 1st order, I'd settle for that, unfortunately such tie only exists between Google devices and Google apps and that's a too little.

Edited 2014-06-13 13:04 UTC

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