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    Default Talk me off the ledge, guys...

    I really do hate technology. Once a phone comes out that I buy, and new exciting one hits. Now. Not even a month in from owning my iphone 5S, the nexus 5 comes out and it's enticing me back to android.

    It seems like a great device at a great price, and I'm honestly missing certain things about android like widgets, google now, and better integration with google.

    But, I JUST got this darn iphone, and I'm on AT&T next to boot. Now I'm considering selling the iPhone, using the money to buy the nexus 5, and continue to pay off the iPhone on AT&T I would then not even have anymore -_-

    Someone talk some sense in me, lol.

    Or maybe I'll just get the nexus 5 and see how I like it compared to the 5S before selling anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I really do hate technology. Once a phone comes out that I buy, and new exciting one hits. Now. Not even a month in from owning my iphone 5S, the nexus 5 comes out and it's enticing me back to android.

    It seems like a great device at a great price, and I'm honestly missing certain things about android like widgets, google now, and better integration with google.

    But, I JUST got this darn iphone, and I'm on AT&T next to boot. Now I'm considering selling the iPhone, using the money to buy the nexus 5, and continue to pay off the iPhone on AT&T I would then not even have anymore -_-

    Someone talk some sense in me, lol.

    Or maybe I'll just get the nexus 5 and see how I like it compared to the 5S before selling anything.
    You are the only one that can make that decision. Believe me, I love technology and I go through the same thing. I won't be truly happy until I have a phone from all the mobile platforms. The thing you need to decide is whether or not Android is better for you or iOS. And if you're unsure and can afford it, then I would recommend carrying both for a week or two and then making your decision. I carried a Blackberry, an Android, and an iPhone for a couple weeks to make my decision to stay on iOS.


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    Quote Originally Posted by metllicamilitia View Post
    You are the only one that can make that decision. Believe me, I love technology and I go through the same thing. I won't be truly happy until I have a phone from all the mobile platforms. The thing you need to decide is whether or not Android is better for you or iOS. And if you're unsure and can afford it, then I would recommend carrying both for a week or two and then making your decision. I carried a Blackberry, an Android, and an iPhone for a couple weeks to make my decision to stay on iOS.


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    The thing that stinks is the iphone and nexus 5 use different SIM card sizes. Meaning I can't have both active at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    The thing that stinks is the iphone and nexus 5 use different SIM card sizes. Meaning I can't have both active at the same time.
    Run one wifi only. Granted you won't be able to text or call, but you can still play around with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by metllicamilitia View Post
    Run one wifi only. Granted you won't be able to text or call, but you can still play around with it.


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    True.

    Yeah, I'll save up for about a month or so then get the nexus 5 from google play. Hopefully by then google will have supply issues sorted out. I assume the nexus 5 will still be good a month later, lol. But the way tech moves, who knows -_-

    I'm terrible at delaying gratification, though.
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    It's a expensive experiment. I would stick with IOS 7 but I'm not a Android fan at all.

    You said that there are things about Android you miss. Ask yourself of there is anything you would miss about iOS.


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    Quote Originally Posted by iEd View Post
    It's a expensive experiment. I would stick with IOS 7 but I'm not a Android fan at all.

    You said that there are things about Android you miss. Ask yourself of there is anything you would miss about iOS.


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    Yeah, on ios I would miss the battery life, quality of certain apps, and ease of use/fewer trouble shootings needed on my part.
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    Actually, writing that out makes me realize I wouldn't be happy giving those things up that ios has , ha ha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    Yeah, on ios I would miss the battery life, quality of certain apps, and ease of use/fewer trouble shootings needed on my part.
    These things are important vs widgets and better google integration. I like google stuff also. Maps, Google Voice,Google plus. Google Drive. I find they work great in iOS.
    The Google app for iPad is really slick everything is right there in one app. I used to use the Google Voice iPhone app on my iPad but now it's all in one with other google apps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by iEd View Post
    These things are important vs widgets and better google integration. I like google stuff also. Maps, Google Voice,Google plus. Google Drive. I find they work great in iOS.
    The Google app for iPad is really slick everything is right there in one app. I used to use the Google Voice iPhone app on my iPad but now it's all in one with other google apps.


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    I can't seem to get my google mail and google calendar working with ios mail app and calendar. It's quite frustrating. I'm using fantastical on my iphone, but I don't think I can plug my google calendar into fantastical
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    You need to set up GMail as an IMAP account for the stock mail app... and then do a caldav set-up for calendar
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    I feel your pain OP, thankfully I am on Vzw so the decision has been made for me....
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    My google cal, mail,contacts sync flawlessly in iOS.
    When I set up my iPhone I added my gmail account in mail contacts and calendar selected what I wanted to sync as in cal, notes, etc and boom it's all there in the Native app and Fantastical. That's all I did.


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    Step back from the ledge!!! I would stick with the 5S. But I can't make the decision for you. It seems like an expensive proposition. Do whatever works and makes sense for you. Good luck!
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    foster your obsession with technology, go for it! then come back. then leave again!
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    Just jump and get it over with. The sooner you do that, the sooner you can come home to iOS.
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    Couldn't imagine being without my widgets on my phone. iOS is strictly for play for me lol. Apple would only entice me with a phone if they'd make an iPhablet. I can't go back after getting my first taste of a monster phone. There's tons of phones out there that are cool though, it's nice to have so many choices.

    I love my Note 3 but I'd really like a Lumia to play with. I'm tempted by the tablet but really, lol Windows RT
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    Go for it. You'll be back. Androids may look enticing, but iOS is way better in my opinion.


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    Looks like a nice phone. Looks like 32GB is max storage.

    So if you need more than that, could be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I really do hate technology. Once a phone comes out that I buy, and new exciting one hits. Now. Not even a month in from owning my iphone 5S, the nexus 5 comes out and it's enticing me back to android.

    It seems like a great device at a great price, and I'm honestly missing certain things about android like widgets, google now, and better integration with google.

    But, I JUST got this darn iphone, and I'm on AT&T next to boot. Now I'm considering selling the iPhone, using the money to buy the nexus 5, and continue to pay off the iPhone on AT&T I would then not even have anymore -_-

    Someone talk some sense in me, lol.

    Or maybe I'll just get the nexus 5 and see how I like it compared to the 5S before selling anything.
    If you want to try the Nexus 5, get one on your carrier and sell the Nexus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I really do hate technology. Once a phone comes out that I buy, and new exciting one hits. Now. Not even a month in from owning my iphone 5S, the nexus 5 comes out and it's enticing me back to android.

    It seems like a great device at a great price, and I'm honestly missing certain things about android like widgets, google now, and better integration with google.

    But, I JUST got this darn iphone, and I'm on AT&T next to boot. Now I'm considering selling the iPhone, using the money to buy the nexus 5, and continue to pay off the iPhone on AT&T I would then not even have anymore -_-

    Someone talk some sense in me, lol.

    Or maybe I'll just get the nexus 5 and see how I like it compared to the 5S before selling anything.
    I don't know your financials or what you consider to be your "hobby money," but coming from my perspective if selling your iPhone will cover the cost of the Nexus - why not? No harm if you don't end up at a loss. Both are great devices with their own shortcomings.
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    Default Re: Talk me off the ledge, guys...

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I really do hate technology. Once a phone comes out that I buy, and new exciting one hits. Now. Not even a month in from owning my iphone 5S, the nexus 5 comes out and it's enticing me back to android.

    It seems like a great device at a great price, and I'm honestly missing certain things about android like widgets, google now, and better integration with google.

    But, I JUST got this darn iphone, and I'm on AT&T next to boot. Now I'm considering selling the iPhone, using the money to buy the nexus 5, and continue to pay off the iPhone on AT&T I would then not even have anymore -_-

    Someone talk some sense in me, lol.

    Or maybe I'll just get the nexus 5 and see how I like it compared to the 5S before selling anything.
    Get the nexus and use an adapter for the SIM
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    Just ask yourself if you like your personal information to be yours and not used to create advertising to target you. Or whether you think your private emails should be read by a company. Then the answer becomes clear - run from Android and stay FAR away from it and from Google services.
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    If you can afford it, pick one up and use it along side or in place of your iPhone for a while. Whatever you chose, it should at least keep you happy until next fall when the next gen iPhone and Nexus come out .
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