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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Android seems shaping up quite nicely. But the main problem I can see is its fragmentation. Each cellphone provider rollout their updates on their own pace, and most of the time, none at all.

I have got a cheap (as in free) Galaxy SIII mini earlier this year from one of a major Canada cellular provider (Fido). And guess, what, when everyone is saying how great Android 4.4 is, my device come with 4.2. And, it is a new model, so it is not fully supported by CM.

It gets the work done with a long list of annoyance., comparing to an iPhone 4S that my wife owns. You know, even her iPhone 4 runs the latest iOS7. So, I am not sure if the heartbeat bug will affect me as there has been absolutely no update every since I got the android.

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