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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by leos on Fri 13th Jun 2014 16:06 UTC
leos
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Lots of things that could be said about this article, but our opinions on this subject more or less boils down to this:

"On my Android device, when I connect to a certain wifi network, it disables Bluetooth to save battery. When I get in my car and connect to Bluetooth, it turns off wifi."

This is fundamentally a hack. Why should it be your responsibility to micromanage hardware? Yes on a pure geekery level that can be fun but most people eventually find they have more important things to do. I sometimes use bluetooth. Therefore I leave it enabled. It doesn't have a huge effect on my iPhone's battery life and so I don't have to care about programming my phone to disable it strategically. Same with many other things. I would rather wait for the correct solution to be found than spend my spare time tying together hacks.

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