1. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Was considering getting an Android phone recently, but decided to stay with Apple in the end. The ecosystem is too comfortable. This 7 though. Very nice!
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    12-31-2016 08:12 AM
  2. Tech198's Avatar
    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
  3. returnmyjedi's Avatar
    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.
    I'm finding that iOS is becoming less and less beautiful. When Ive jettisoned skeumorphorism with iOS 7 that was the last time iOS was truly beautiful. The News app is particularly ugly, IMO. Whilst Android manufacturers can put some truly abhorrent skins on their devices (Touch wiz, I'm looking at you), with the Pixel (which I don't own) Google have made the best looking mobile OS out there.

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    01-05-2017 07:35 AM
  4. Jude526's Avatar
    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.
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    01-16-2017 04:47 AM
  5. macher's Avatar
    Simply because I can't find an Android phone as convenient as the iPhone SE. My Samsung Galaxy 6s Edge was too big and battery performance was poor.
    I had the 6 plus when it came out then sold it to get a 6. The 6 is perfect for my needs. I also know a lot of people who got the SE.
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    01-16-2017 10:16 AM
  6. Jude526's Avatar
    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
    01-17-2017 07:20 PM
  7. Jude526's Avatar
    I got my gmail same time. I love gmail
    01-17-2017 07:22 PM
  8. Fr33dive's Avatar
    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
    I'm kinda an apple fan man. Sounds nasty but true. After dealing with Windows forever I went IOS and never looked back. iPhone 3GS and most models after, IMAC desktop 24" mid 2007.
    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
  9. taz323's Avatar
    For me iPhone, iPad and MBA, work great together. fits what what I need.
    01-18-2017 12:43 AM
  10. macher's Avatar
    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?
    My iPhone is Google-fied. Yep I don't use Apple services. Even my photos I use Google Photos.
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    01-18-2017 01:05 AM
  11. macher's Avatar
    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.
    Google has excellent services other than gmail. Surprisingly I find Google Photos better than iCloud. On the email side the Inbox app(by Google) I like way better than the native app. I use Google Maps and like it WAY better than Apple Maps. Google made Chrome right? I use Chrome on my iPhone and never use Safari.

    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.
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    01-18-2017 01:17 AM
  12. Derrick4Real's Avatar
    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!
    I'm on an iphone 6. It works fine so i don't need a new phone. It'd be a waste of money.

    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
  13. fourthbase's Avatar
    A lot of people who are android devotees are interested in custom ROMs and the like whereas I have no interest in any of that. If it requires more effort than pressing update every now and again, I'm out.
    01-18-2017 05:55 PM
  14. macher's Avatar
    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.
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    01-19-2017 04:16 AM
  15. macher's Avatar
    01-19-2017 11:53 AM
  16. imwjl's Avatar
    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
  17. italodance's Avatar
    I got my gmail same time. I love gmail
    Just iCloud is the best, Gmail is dying.
    01-28-2017 11:34 AM
  18. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Just iCloud is the best, Gmail is dying.
    Well that's a completely untrue statement. I love Apple and all, but dear lord you must mainline the koolaid.
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    01-29-2017 01:55 PM
  19. Fit24's Avatar
    It's not iOS or android for me. I have an iPhone and an android device and I use both of them.
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    01-29-2017 06:55 PM
  20. eve6er69's Avatar
    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
  21. PhoneDr's Avatar
    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 7
    01-29-2017 11:17 PM
  22. Speedygi's Avatar
    I needed better battery life and iOS provided that to me...no other platform could manage battery quite like iOS.
    01-30-2017 05:12 PM
  23. macher's Avatar
    That's what swayed me back in the Android direction. Though folks say the Pixel is the "iPhone of Android", so that may be why. That being said, it may be the grand unifier that quashes the Marvel vs. DC-esque rivalry.

    Though we know that'll never end
    I've had a Pixel for a bit and it is the iPhone of Android. I like my iPhone 7 slightly better than the Pixel. If the iPhone had true multitasking like being able to play YouTube in the background while typing this this I would like my iPhone 7 more than slightly better.
    01-30-2017 06:49 PM
  24. PhoneDr's Avatar
    I've had a Pixel for a bit and it is the iPhone of Android. I like my iPhone 7 slightly better than the Pixel. If the iPhone had true multitasking like being able to play YouTube in the background while typing this this I would like my iPhone 7 more than slightly better.
    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.
    02-01-2017 03:44 PM
  25. macher's Avatar
    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.
    I actually like the finger print sensor in the back too.
    02-02-2017 06:58 PM
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