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    Default Re: Google life compromised on iPhone?

    The user experience for several Google Apps is superior on Android than on iOS. This is expected.

    Photos background uploading is pretty terrible on iOS. The same is true for practically every other cloud storage service, though. I think Google's Media apps (Play Music, Books, Movies & TV, etc.) are superior on Android. The YouTube app there is better, as well as Drive and it's sister apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides). Maps is better there, but should be more than good enough on iOS.

    Google Now and Assistant are going to be far better on Google's own platform than on iOS. Chrome is obviously better on Android than on iOS.

    Price of services shouldn't be an issue. Subscribe through Google and just buy a Play Gift Card every other month (or so) to keep enough in the account to cover the subscriptions This is the same as with iTunes when you aren't giving Apple your Credit Card info. You can get them at any Dollar Store, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, etc. This is how I typically pay for things.

    Subscribing through iTunes is an issue when you want to change a subscription, etc. and it requires you to turn off the Subscription immediately. A lot of times, the company simply can't do it due to it being tied to iTunes (I've had this issue with an Office Subscription, before), but they can easily accomplish it if you were being billed through their own system.

    I don't think the disparity between UX on the platforms should be a deterrent from getting an iPhone if you want one. It's something you should simply expect to deal with.
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    Default Re: Google life compromised on iPhone?

    I don't have a huge Google life so it's not bad for me. Actually the only Google app I use is Drive and I don't use that much. Gmail is my email client and I've used it since it was invite only.
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    Default Re: Google life compromised on iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by firstborn80 View Post
    I don't have a huge Google life so it's not bad for me. Actually the only Google app I use is Drive and I don't use that much. Gmail is my email client and I've used it since it was invite only.
    I remember waiting for my 1st Google Gmail Invite, and then I used one on myself to get a 2nd email. Gmail has been a game changer IMHO. I use Google Calendar for business and home, and it works very well directly or via 3rd party apps on the iPhone. I agree I don't have that huge of a Google footprint too.

    I can't speak to Google Photos or Drive. I have accounts for both, but never us them. I use Dropbox a lot, since I have 50GB there free.

    I think I am one of the few that does not use my phone that much for photos, games or music.
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