1. RavenSword's Avatar
    Well, I have a kinda good grasp on what each OS can do.

    As far as functionality in the OS, I do think android does more. You can choose defaults for web browsers, email, text messenger, etc. which I think is cool. I also think changing launchers is pretty cool. I think it's neat that you can change the feel of your phone on the fly. Also, I do like that it's more open. In the sense that I like that I can incorporate it into a mix and match tech work load and it should work with most things. Of course, I guess iPhones the same. But I still feel like you feel you need to use it with other Apple stuff instead of a mix and match setup. But this may be my weird skewed perception.

    However, android still has this multi headed hydra thing that I don't like too much. I know that having all these OEMs make android their own way is considered a good thing by a lot of android fans, but I find it annoying and frustrating, especially when I really like the look of material design, but my htc phone won't get the look because HTC does their own thing. You get the backend stuff and behind the scenes stuff, but still I'd like to get that great looking design. And I can't unless I root and put in the GPE ROM or something, and I'm not gonna do that.

    Also, the performance still isn't there. You still notice little hitches in android and frame rate dips in games compared to iOS. But it's better than its been in the past. Also, I do think the quality of apps is still better on iOS, but I also do t think android apps are so bad that this may be a deciding factor.

    Also, the gorgon knot that is android software updates on carrier phones goes without saying in its frustration. But to be fair Google has done all they could and have made their stuff more modular and put most of the apps in the App Store to be updated instantly. Also, play services does great stuff to help this too. But still, big releases like lollipop remind me of the update frustration with android on non nexus devices.

    And as far as tablets go, I still think iPads are best.

    So those are my observations of both. I do have to say that I'm used to the m8s larger screen now compared to my 5S that's it's hard to go back I think. But that's what the new iPhones are for. But those aren't a option right now.

    So again, both OS's have their appeal to me. I think though that since I don't root or rom maybe the polish of iOS appeals to me. I'd rather have that and fast updates than random updates times and weird little hitches. But then I think about the agnostic nature of android and that I can choose how it looks and works with root or hacking, and that appeals as well.
    Last edited by RavenSword; 11-16-2014 at 02:50 AM.
    11-16-2014 02:39 AM
  2. cardfan's Avatar
    I was gonna buy a new house but didn't want to be locked in on it. What if I saw another house I liked better? Same thing with a car. I'll just keep taking the bus. But then I think I'm locked in to taking the bus. I have to get google maps because it has my bus schedule. And everyone knows android has the best maps. I can even set it up as default. But what if I do want a car?

    It comes with CarPlay and that would lock me into getting apple devices. Sure I could still use google maps but something would just compel me to want an iPhone then. For the CarPlay.

    But then I think do I really want to be locked into a car with CarPlay? I'd always have to buy apple. Wouldn't it just be better to take the bus?

    Oh well none of this matters because i can't afford a car and never even owned a Mac. As it is I have this phone that I burned my upgrade on so I have to wait another year.

    But still I worry about being locked in and just don't know what to do. Take the bus? I don't ever call anyone but I do think carrying two phones is essential for me. I got a big screen android phone that I never will root but still think about what if I did. But I won't.

    And yet I keep going back to how smooth my 5S is. The apps are better. But not much better. And I'm stuck thinking I need a Mac even though I never used one.

    Should I get an iMac or a MacBook Pro? I figure if I'm taking the bus then it might be better if I could take the laptop with me. And of course my 5S since I'd feel compelled to do so. But would I take my android phone? I love its bigger screen. Oh well I guess none of this matters since I can't get the MacBook until sell my android and can't do that til next year because I burned my upgrade on it.
    11-16-2014 08:34 AM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    I was gonna buy a new house but didn't want to be locked in on it. What if I saw another house I liked better? Same thing with a car. I'll just keep taking the bus. But then I think I'm locked in to taking the bus. I have to get google maps because it has my bus schedule. And everyone knows android has the best maps. I can even set it up as default. But what if I do want a car?

    It comes with CarPlay and that would lock me into getting apple devices. Sure I could still use google maps but something would just compel me to want an iPhone then. For the CarPlay.

    But then I think do I really want to be locked into a car with CarPlay? I'd always have to buy apple. Wouldn't it just be better to take the bus?

    Oh well none of this matters because i can't afford a car and never even owned a Mac. As it is I have this phone that I burned my upgrade on so I have to wait another year.

    But still I worry about being locked in and just don't know what to do. Take the bus? I don't ever call anyone but I do think carrying two phones is essential for me. I got a big screen android phone that I never will root but still think about what if I did. But I won't.

    And yet I keep going back to how smooth my 5S is. The apps are better. But not much better. And I'm stuck thinking I need a Mac even though I never used one.

    Should I get an iMac or a MacBook Pro? I figure if I'm taking the bus then it might be better if I could take the laptop with me. And of course my 5S since I'd feel compelled to do so. But would I take my android phone? I love its bigger screen. Oh well I guess none of this matters since I can't get the MacBook until sell my android and can't do that til next year because I burned my upgrade on it.
    Nailed It.


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    11-16-2014 08:42 AM
  4. RavenSword's Avatar
    I was gonna buy a new house but didn't want to be locked in on it. What if I saw another house I liked better? Same thing with a car. I'll just keep taking the bus. But then I think I'm locked in to taking the bus. I have to get google maps because it has my bus schedule. And everyone knows android has the best maps. I can even set it up as default. But what if I do want a car?

    It comes with CarPlay and that would lock me into getting apple devices. Sure I could still use google maps but something would just compel me to want an iPhone then. For the CarPlay.

    But then I think do I really want to be locked into a car with CarPlay? I'd always have to buy apple. Wouldn't it just be better to take the bus?

    Oh well none of this matters because i can't afford a car and never even owned a Mac. As it is I have this phone that I burned my upgrade on so I have to wait another year.

    But still I worry about being locked in and just don't know what to do. Take the bus? I don't ever call anyone but I do think carrying two phones is essential for me. I got a big screen android phone that I never will root but still think about what if I did. But I won't.

    And yet I keep going back to how smooth my 5S is. The apps are better. But not much better. And I'm stuck thinking I need a Mac even though I never used one.

    Should I get an iMac or a MacBook Pro? I figure if I'm taking the bus then it might be better if I could take the laptop with me. And of course my 5S since I'd feel compelled to do so. But would I take my android phone? I love its bigger screen. Oh well I guess none of this matters since I can't get the MacBook until sell my android and can't do that til next year because I burned my upgrade on it.
    So, I think I get the point your making. But you gotta understand that's just how my mind works. I tend to just analyze things and future outcomes.

    Also, not sure where the bus and car thing came from. I do own a car.
    11-16-2014 10:17 AM
  5. RavenSword's Avatar
    Anyway, I'm going back to the 5S. Although I'll miss the m8s big screen, I think there's more that appeals to me on ios.

    That said, I still want to use my roku instead of apple TV. At least until apple can get a type of channel store and updates UT. I just like my roku better. I also think chrome cast is cool.

    I mean, it's not like I HAVE to go all apple.

    And while I'm bad I Byrnes my upgrade, I shouldn't beat myself up about it I guess. What's done is done and I'll just get the 6S next year or something
    11-16-2014 11:22 AM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Okay. And with that you've made your decision.
    11-16-2014 11:58 AM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Okay. And with that you've made your decision.
    Do you really believe that?
    11-16-2014 12:14 PM
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