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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Why Do I Read These Posts
by pointman on Fri 13th Jun 2014 14:08 UTC
pointman
Member since:
2014-06-13

I love Apple. I'll never change. What's wrong with me reading these change articles? No more. I'm done!!

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RE: Why Do I Read These Posts
by Morgan on Fri 13th Jun 2014 14:43 in reply to "Why Do I Read These Posts"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

There's absolutely nothing wrong with loving Apple and/or their products. Use what works for you, and don't take the article to heart as it is one man's experience, not your own. This article's comments are full of Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and even Blackberry users, who all get what they need out of their chosen platform.

Not one of these platforms is superior overall to another; only when you drill down to the individual user's wants and needs do you find one coming out on top of the rest.

And if the day comes that you realize you prefer something else to iOS, don't feel bad about that either. Change can be good, even if it's uncomfortable.

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ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

In addition, a persons previous favorite may not be same when it's time to get something new and you look at the current offerings. It reminds me of the Forbes top earners list - the names on the list are usually the same but their position/ranking varies from year to year.

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