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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Comment by sb56637
by sb56637 on Sat 6th Jun 2015 19:26 UTC
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I have no experience with iOS devices, but it is shockingly bad that their keyboard still doesn't change to show capital/lowercase letters. The insistence of iOS to use only capital letters seems like insistence on skeuomorphic design ("real keyboard don't change their letters either!") and is extremely impractical for me as an end user.

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RE: Comment by sb56637
by rklrkl on Sat 6th Jun 2015 19:37 in reply to "Comment by sb56637"
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The uppercase keyboard thing is something I constantly torture an Apple fanboy colleague with. And, yes, his only pathetic defence was the ludicrous one that you stated - "real keyboards have upper case keys all the time".

Android has a better default keyboard than iOS without a shadow of a doubt and has had the ability to change between the default and third-party keyboards (some of which are even better than the default) for years now. I personally prefer the Hacker's keyboard, which has the option for what I consider essential keys such as cursor keys amongst others.

Edited 2015-06-06 19:38 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by sb56637
by sb56637 on Sat 6th Jun 2015 20:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by sb56637"
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Hey, cursor keys! Where has this been all my life? Exactly what I needed. Thanks for the tip.

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