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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RE: It is like I said..
by Lennie on Sat 14th Jun 2014 18:46 UTC in reply to "It is like I said.."
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

most folks don't really LIKE their smartphone, they TOLERATE it.


Yeah, it's true, but when people are given an option, they don't always take it.

For example I hate touchscreen, I would rather have a hardware keyboard.

But it turns out, manufacturers created them, but nobody bought them. They flopped. Now to be honest, I think it might have been a timing issue.

The problem is, even if you make great products for a good price it doesn't mean your sales will be great.

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RE[2]: It is like I said..
by darknexus on Sat 14th Jun 2014 20:55 in reply to "RE: It is like I said.."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

For example I hate touchscreen, I would rather have a hardware keyboard.

With you, all the way. I still miss my Nokia E72 for that reason.

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RE[2]: It is like I said..
by sb56637 on Sun 15th Jun 2014 05:11 in reply to "RE: It is like I said.."
sb56637 Member since:
2006-05-11

"most folks don't really LIKE their smartphone, they TOLERATE it.


For example I hate touchscreen, I would rather have a hardware keyboard.
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Another big +1 to both of these points. Many things drive me crazy about my Galaxy S3 with Cyanogenmod.

And yes, please, SOMEBODY please design another QWERTY Android phone. I would buy it in a heartbeat, and I know I'm not the only one.

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RE[3]: It is like I said..
by Morgan on Sun 15th Jun 2014 20:34 in reply to "RE[2]: It is like I said.."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

And yes, please, SOMEBODY please design another QWERTY Android phone. I would buy it in a heartbeat, and I know I'm not the only one.


Unfortunately people like us who are more productive on real keyboards are about to be completely out of luck. I don't think there are plans for another qwerty slider from any of the major Android phone makers, going forward.

I still prefer my HTC 8XT to the Motorola Photon Q I had been using, but I sorely miss the Q's excellent keyboard. It's definitely the best mobile keyboard I've ever used.

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