Why haven't you switched to Android?
- Nothing ruins my flow.. Instead i'd rather "go with the flow"
I have paid to much for apps over the years on iOS, some which are only for iOS because developers go where the meat is.
I like Android,just as much like iOS, but...ya know.. I'm in Apple eco-system already.
I can switch any time i like, i just choose not to.01-02-2017 05:22 AM
- iOS is too beautiful.
I've picked up friends android phones, and each one I pick up is different. This may seem as a plus to them, but it makes life so much harder. iPhones? I can use any of them - from the original to the 7+. I also love how integrated iPhones are to macOS.
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- I have been with Android for years and was happy up until I had to give up my Note 7 . I have always been a Samsung customer and only like their product on the Android side. I have tried Motorola, HTC and LG. It has always been Samsung as my go to. From the Note 7 I chose the Note 5 because I couldn't give up the spen. The phone has been a real let down and since the last update, battery life became a real issue. I never really had an interest in Apple to be honest until the 7plus was released. due to battery issues and other problems I have decided to jump over to Apple. What sealed the deal for me is Samsung and Apple have married with the Samsung smartwatch being able to use on the iOS I am partially pleased with it but not completely and have an Apple watch coming. I will use both. I really do like the iOS and plan to stay with Apple. I am tech savvy and actually was able to set it up. I had taken it to Verizon for a screen protector and they did set it up but the rep messed it up and I couldn't correct the problem. I had to do a factory reset to to fix it. I have had the phone only 48 hours. I am impressed with how fluid and smooth it is. Battery life is awesome. And typing on it is a breeze. No errors and if any, not a lot. I have never liked the keyboards on Android and would start out good and then just be horrible. I do wish though we could customize more and that will take time to get used to. But other than that I am very pleased. My Samsung watch is ok with it and will still use it because it is a standalone so when walking will be great. But I can't reply to notifications from the
watch like I could. Not a deal breaker because am getting the Apple watch. I am glad though Samsung watch can be on it because it is a great smartwatch and I hope eventually it will do all that it is capable of doing. I have had no problems and I hope this continues.01-16-2017 04:47 AM
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- I have been using Android for years. I also sold wireless. I got out of selling around the time Apple was being released in the Verizon stores. I have always liked being able to customize etc but the past couple of months very unhappy . Updates ruin battery life among other issues been having. So decided to take the plunge because I liked the looks of the 7Plus. Played with it. Also did my research. One of my employees recently got it. Ordered on the 11th. Received on the 13th. Am impressed. Not looking back. Thinking about a Mac01-17-2017 07:20 PM
- I have been using Android for years. I also sold wireless. I got out of selling around the time Apple was being released in the Verizon stores. I have always liked being able to customize etc but the past couple of months very unhappy . Updates ruin battery life among other issues been having. So decided to take the plunge because I liked the looks of the 7Plus. Played with it. Also did my research. One of my employees recently got it. Ordered on the 11th. Received on the 13th. Am impressed. Not looking back. Thinking about a Mac
While windows has improved tremendously due to competition and vice versa to some degree I still love MAC's and IOS and believe superior for me. Thing is I just want whatever I use to work with minimal PITA in the process.
You pay for what you get applies here. I would get AppleCare for both. Both Macs needed repairs after year 2-3. My 8 year old IMAC still Work's flawlessly. Albeit a little slow, but very happy overall.
The only negative is apple is getting a bit too big for their customers. The appointment thing is a PITA but necessary I suppose. BTW I tried a Galaxy S7 or something for a couple of weeks and wasn't my thing. The Apple ecosystem is great for big families like mine.
GOOD LUCK!!01-17-2017 09:22 PM
- I think this debate will continue for years to come. I use Android primarily, but I'm always interested in what iPeople think about the subject.
Doesn't it really come down to ecosystem? Some say, users immersed in Google, should carry the iPhone and have both choices. People immersed in Apple's system, will always "choose" Apple hardware.
I'm curious how many IPhone users still use Google services (search, maps, etc) on a daily basis?01-18-2017 01:05 AM
- Best thing that Google ever made is Gmail. I've been using it since it first went beta when it was invite only. I have 5 gmail accounts and only get spam at one of them.... the one I use for forums and various news letters. Although I will be the first to scream that Gmail for cell phones is terrible, so I don't use it.
Google should of stopped and never made anything else after Gmail. IMHO it's their biggest and only true success.
Why do I use Google services and not Apple? For one Google is a tech company and the stuff they make IMO is a far better experience than Apple. Second Google is cross platform. At the computer at work for instance I am able to access my stuff because I'm cross plarformed with Google. I never ever log into iCloud. I have a gmail account that I use for my primary email. When I'm in gmail on my Mac or another computer I can easily access my stuff like docs, photos etc.
However I MUCH prefer Apples hardware and OS. You can easily use Google services on Apple products. iOS paired with Google is one heck of an experience. Some Google apps if not a lot run and look better on iOS. Apps like Facebook run more smoothly and don't look clunky like Android. With iOS you get updates. My co worker has a V20. Beast of a phone. But he even admits that a lot of apps don't look as crisp vs the iPhone.
However the Google Pixel could changing the landscape on the Android side.
Last edited by macher; 01-18-2017 at 01:34 AM.01-18-2017 01:17 AM
- What keeps you tethered to Apple? Have you thought about switching to Android, but just can't take the plunge?
Maybe you have a full Apple ecosystem and switching to Android would ruin your flow? Maybe Android's intimidating?
I've switched back and forth over the years, and even though iPhone is fun, something always keeps me going back to Android (and my first smartphone was the iPhone 5).
Let me know your thoughts!
Yes i thought of switching when i got the 6. I lined up all my apps to find out which ones i couldn't get on Android. Only downcast and i'm pretty sure i could get an adequate podcast app on android.
I'm not tied to the Apple ecosystem. I have an Amazon TV firestick, a roku, i don't use apple music. Android is very much a possibility especially after losing the headphone jack. But i don't need a new phone so i don't really care. I just put a new battery in my 6 and honestly, if it lasts two more years i'll be fine. Recent phone additions haven't at all given me any feeling that i need to buy a new phone regardless of platform and i'm quite happy i didn't. I don't buy phones yearly mind you. And bottomline, the differences between android and ios are not big deals for my usage. I could probably be happy with either.01-18-2017 05:30 PM
- Honestly the Pixel most likely will get me to switch if the Pixel 2 IF it has just as good stuff as the iPhone 8.
I've been playing with a Pixel for a couple of days and so far it's pretty 'compatible' with the iPhone 7. It's buttery smooth and the apps are buttery smooth. I like how Google stuff is baked right in. The hardware although won't turn any heads like the iPhone 7 has a premium feel and look to it, simple hardware design. Doesn't have to fancy for me but has to be built well.
True vanilla Android I have to say is a good experience somewhat compatible with iOS. Google Assistant is WAY WAY better than Siri in my opinion. For my needs GA is a better fit since my iPhone is Google-fied. I use Google Now a lot on my iPhone via Chrome plus my Calendars etc are synced with Google Calendars app etc.
Last edited by macher; 01-19-2017 at 04:34 AM.01-19-2017 04:16 AM
- Here's an interesting article.
https://www.cnet.com/news/spoiler-al...ne-in-america/01-19-2017 11:53 AM
- I have but never stay. I'm also an Alphabet stockholder - nothing against the company. I'm also an enterprise admin. For that and personal interests Apple has been a superior platform. More recently, I chose 7 plus dual camera over a Pixel. Now Apple Watch makes the platform more valuable to me.01-19-2017 12:48 PM
- I was a heavy android user after my blackberry days. After having an iPhone for work and seeing the smoothness on most simple things like scrolling through messages on an old iPhone was way smoother than on a newer android. My other reason for switching and this is my main reason is that it has made it easier to communicate with family. Being able to use FaceTime and not ask them to download another app like bbm or hangouts is just nice.
Now for my android itch with all the abilities that it has and my wantingness to toy with it. I use an android tablet at home for all the fun/open source stuff.01-29-2017 10:22 PM
- I've tried. I was a BlackBerry Loyalist who switched to iPhone and then tried BlackBerry's Android Devices. Then gave the Pixel a shot and liked it, but I just feel like Android requires extra steps for simple steps. Can't explain it, just a personal preference. I will definitely give the upcoming BlackBerry "Mercury" a shot. It might be the perfect blend I need. Time will tell if the "Mercury" is the right combo of Nougat, DTEK, HUB, and a Physical Keyboard.
To be honest, to the very last detail I choose iPhone just for single button you flick to go to Vibrate. I'm that lazy, lol.
1. BlackBerry 7100
2. BlackBerry 8703
3. BlackBerry Pearl 8130
4. BlackBerry 8830
5. BlackBerry Curve 9330
6. BlackBerry Bold 9650
7. BlackBerry Storm (PIECE OF ****)
8. BlackBerry Tour 9630
9. BlackBerry Torch 9850 (AMAZING)
10. BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 (Best EVER)
11. iPhone 4
12. iPhone 5
13. BlackBerry Z10
14. BlackBerry Q10
15. BlackBerry Z30
16. iPhone 5s
17. BlackBerry Passport
18. BlackBerry Classic
19. iPhone 6 (Space Gray)
20. BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983
21. iPhone 6 (Gold)
22. BlackBerry PRIV (Android Fail 1)
23. iPhone 6s (Space Gray)
24. iPhone 6s (Gold)
25. iPhone 7
26. BlackBerry DTEK50 (Wanted to like)
27. Google Pixel
28. BlackBerry DTEK60 (To Big)
29. iPhone 701-29-2017 11:17 PM
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- 02-01-2017 03:44 PM
- I think that Pixel is closest thing to iPhone in the Android arena, not just looks either. However, I still find iOS to just be simpler and I'm lazy. The one and only thing I like about the Pixel better than iPhone is FingerPrint sensor in the back. But even in the Pixel case they wasted that with a large lower lip anyway. Apple is just more innovative that if they moved the FingerPrint Sensor it would be to go edge to edge screen.02-02-2017 06:58 PM
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