Linked by Adam S on Fri 5th Jun 2015 15:26 UTC
Android In June of last year, I finally decided to commit to an Android device. I had carried every flagship iPhone up through that point from the original iPhone to the 5S. To the world around me, I heaped the praise into a life transforming device, but in my tech circles, and on my blog, I frequently posted about my frustration, mostly with shackles and intentional limitations imposed. So last year, why I decided to make the jump to Android. I outlined 10 reasons why I was finally ready to make the jump to Android’s 4.4 release, KitKat. A year has passed. It's time to revisit my original assertions and complaints with some follow up and see where I stand one year later.
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I switched to Android because
by Dasher42 on Sat 6th Jun 2015 00:34 UTC
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I switched to Android because I was fed up with Apple for actually developing and patenting technologies used to help the police suppress smartphone communication and cameras in political protests. They were actively used against people who protested lethal police violence in the San Francisco Bay Area and later Occupy demonstrations. That is a cut-off point for me as a customer, period.

Of course, there's no way to feel very invested in an Android phone either. I still think Snowden only showed us the tip of the iceberg. The Chinese government and the NSA feel entitled to backdoor everything, and lie to the public about it. Goodness knows what's up with our SIM cards and SD cards.

An open-source Android is more friendly to user's rights, but it doesn't deal with the baseband firmware or any other features.

I can only say, stay tech savvy, but remember to unplug and sit under a tree, by a rock, in some level of basic living beauty. There's still good stuff out there.

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