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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This is quite obviously completely and utterly not true. Running Android without Google services is super-easy - custom ROM, don't flash GApps, but instead pick one of the million other application stores, or just sideload everything.

You are not being serious... following your logic, iOS is very open too if you do a jailbreak!!

Regarding the usage of iOS without Apple services... I don't have problem with Apple services really. Apple business is selling phones and headphones not people's privacy.

Google is whose trying to be Skynet here, our privacy is their product. I don't need their free "goodies". No thanks.

BTW I will be very glad to switch to Firefox OS when it's done, a real open OS without creepy companies with hidden agendas behind it.

In the meantime, iOS is the only sane choice for me. I prefer to pay for "just work" products not betas.

Edited 2014-06-14 09:47 UTC

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