1. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Meaning, how many of you don't really care about the Apple ecosystem and are comfortable using, say, an iPad or a MacBook for their computing needs but prefer an Android phone?

    I'm seriously considering this.
    I really love my iPad Pro 9.7, I'm on it all the time, to the point that I'm realizing that I use my phone more as a phone than a computing device, so do I really need an iPhone that badly?

    I'm thinking not.
    I love my 6 Plus, I really do, especially now that Apple is totally killing the iPhone envy (for me at least) and trying to force me to rearrange my life around their delivery system failure.
    I'm considering a Nexus phone.

    I have a really busy schedule that takes me traveling everywhere in the western half of the US, I don't have time to sit at home and wait for Apple to get their #### together and deliver my phone.
    It's the 3rd or 4th time I have to reschedule my life to suit their delivery snafus and this is not acceptable to me.

    So right now, I'm on iPhone 6 Plus, it works.
    I'm thinking of leaving to take care of the things I need to do which means I won't be home to receive the 7 Plus so I would need to cancel it.
    And then when I really do need to upgrade, simply go back to Android.

    But will I be happy with a split ecosystem?
    Thoughts?
    09-20-2016 10:25 AM
  2. Elwaleed Mahmoud's Avatar
    Yes you will. I have been using an iPad (starting with the first gen) and an Android phone from the start. Currently I have an iPad air and note 4 , and it is time for me to upgrade yet to an iPad pro and maybe next Android flagship. I have enjoyed the experience. I get the best of the two. There are many cross-platform apps that make the experience seemless and kills the boredom of one platform.
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    09-21-2016 01:53 AM
  3. Elwaleed Mahmoud's Avatar
    Android experience is best with phones because of diversity and versatility , while iOS experience is best with iPads due to functionality and robustness. When combined you get the best of the two
    Evilguppy, jlarkins08 and aximtreo like this.
    09-21-2016 02:13 AM
  4. Bayzero's Avatar
    Elwaleed, you have a salient point... I hope Apple Team work on that.
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    09-21-2016 11:32 AM
  5. Friendzone's Avatar
    Android experience is best with phones because of diversity and versatility , while iOS experience is best with iPads due to functionality and robustness. When combined you get the best of the two
    My thoughts as well. My reasoning was that I'm a heavy user of all Google services on my home PC so Android was a good fit. I also love the Nexus 6P, but I'll only use Android phones that are directly Google, so if the 6P had turned out to be a bust that year I would've gone iPhone rather than another Android brand.

    Tablets? Another story altogether. The only Android tablet i ever even considered and bought was the 2013 Nexus 7, which was pretty damn decent for its time. But it being $230 at the time played a huge part of that decision. Today's Android tablet scene frankly doesn't hold a candle to the iPad. My iPad Air 2 which is a generation behind now is better than any Android tablet available right now (yes even including the Pixel C). On the software side Android still to this day doesn't do tablets as well either.

    Plus with some really minor tweaking my PC and Android Chrome bookmarks are now syncing with Safari on iOS, and all of Google's other apps are readily available for iPads so it was really easy for me to own an Android phone and an iPad tablet.
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    10-26-2016 10:10 PM
  6. jlarkins08's Avatar
    I love my Android phone but I have been thinking about getting rid of my iPad mini 4 and get a surface or MacBook. I wanted something more convenient for class to do work on and take notes. Yes I know I can buy a bluetooth keyboard for my mini but I was thinking of getting a MAC because that's a whole new OS that I have never used and I am a I.T. student, so it would be beneficial for me to learn other OS's besides Windows. I have a PC running windows 8.1 so I really didn't want to go surface but they are really cool looking especially in class. My classmates have said the surface is better and more versatile than the iPad. But I don't know, so I'm hanging on to my iPad because both products are a lot of money and I am not rich! I am a broke student ya know! lol
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    10-27-2016 07:41 PM
  7. ptipspl's Avatar
    I'm using the same iPhone for 3 years now, and it's still really fast and amazing. it's 5s, but the new 7 is just... gorgeous
    10-28-2016 11:32 AM
  8. Alanhd's Avatar
    I use an iPad and an Android phone, I don't have a problem with a split Eco system. I use OneDrive to Sync photos and documents across both. Something's are easier to do on Android and some are easier on IOS so I get best of both worlds.
    DMP89145, aximtreo and Just_Me_D like this.
    10-28-2016 04:27 PM
  9. John States's Avatar
    I have an iPad and carry an iPhone and an Android phone. The iPhone has some exclusive apps that are pretty good but with Android you can tinker with the look and feel plus it has better google integration. Most of the important apps are on both so I think it mostly comes down to personal taste when choosing between the two operating systems.
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    11-03-2016 12:26 AM
  10. gram80's Avatar
    I have both, I admit I like the android however you just can't beat the apps on the iphone. I can store way more as well.
    11-03-2016 07:26 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I use an iPhone, an iPad Pro, an TV, an Airport Extreme, and a MacBook..
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    11-03-2016 07:38 PM
  12. Xenden's Avatar
    I tried a few years ago, but I never found a good continuity solution like the built in one for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
    11-04-2016 07:22 PM
  13. red5gary's Avatar
    I'm thinking about getting an Dtek60 instead of using my 5c, but will still use my iPad mini.
    11-04-2016 07:45 PM
  14. pauliot12's Avatar
    i use an iphone
    11-04-2016 07:52 PM
  15. groy22799's Avatar
    I prefer using an Android phone and a MacBook for my computer. I believe that offers me the most versatility. Being an IT professional, the flexibility of both platforms is essential.
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-21-2016 11:30 AM
  16. Xenden's Avatar
    I tried once with a note 3, but I love how iPhone and iPad and mac work together too much.
    11-21-2016 10:47 PM
  17. astegmaier's Avatar
    I have a macbook which I'm super happy with, but gave up on iphones after the 4th generation. I have a Samsung S7 and love it! I also don't have any issues connecting my android phone to my computer to transfer files.
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    11-21-2016 11:10 PM
  18. happyjess's Avatar
    Never used an Andriod but I think I would prefer it just because of the things I hear about it. It seems like a good phone
    DMP89145 likes this.
    11-23-2016 02:33 AM
  19. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I've been using an Android phone (had the last couple Nexus phones and now a Pixel) alongside my Mac and iPad for a few years now. I have an iPhone for work as well, but I just enjoy the Android experience on a phone more. It's perfectly doable - I use iCloud for calendar and contacts and can sync it with my Pixel with no issues. I use cross platform apps/services (Wunderlist, OneNote, Dropbox etc) that I can access from any device. I'm also an Apple Music subscriber, so it was great when they announced support for Android.

    As long as you're prepared to pay again for apps that you like, and are OK with giving up iMessage and other features that work best if you have the "complete" Apple ecosystem, you'll be fine.
    11-24-2016 12:55 AM
  20. mrjayviper's Avatar
    I used android and iOS daily. best of both worlds!
    DMP89145 likes this.
    11-24-2016 01:05 AM
  21. vicj's Avatar
    I'm in IT ... iOS is my own personal preference.
    11-24-2016 02:19 PM

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