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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RE[3]: Comment by olejon
by _txf_ on Sat 14th Jun 2014 14:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by olejon"
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I hate iTunes as well (at least the PC and Mac side application), however there is one upside to it supporting a limited range of formats on the mobile device itself, and that is hardware acceleration.

The thing if an iDevice does not like the container, it insists on completely converting the media file, regardless if the encoding is the same.

Either way most common formats are hardware accelerated, so there shouldn't be any need for that nonsense on most files.

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