1. shoaib shah's Avatar
    Hi

    No matter how much I like Android and been a user since its inception. I am really sick and tired of how updates are controlled and which is why I always admire how Apple have got it bang on right with ios.

    From day one Apple has been pushing out updates to their phones without carrier interruption. I know they have less models and Android is on a lot of devices with various manufacturers that add their own skins and then you have the carriers to deal with bit come on its 2016 and Google with all their money should able to deal with this. I have had Nexus devices but they do not appeal to the public as much as Samsung or LG for example.

    I have a brilliant device just upgraded to the Galaxy s7 edge but what is marring this from being a great experience is the lack of updates coming through which Samsung have released. I mean even the security patches that are out monthly should be prioritised. My carrier doesn't know they exist lol.

    Enough of my rant but since my first taste of Apple with my company given Ipad Air. I might be jumping ship finally to the dark side.

    Regards

    Shoaib Shah.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    04-13-2016 02:53 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Apple really isn't "the dark side"....
    Bob Garon likes this.
    04-13-2016 02:55 PM
  3. shoaib shah's Avatar
    No ridicule just a terminology uses by us at Android 😜

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    04-13-2016 03:01 PM
  4. Graham Lee77's Avatar
    I completely agree.

    I had iPhones since the 3GS but I started to bore of iOS so I tried out android.

    I didn't know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised.

    I stuck to Samsung, S3, S4, then Note 3 and Note 4.

    But the lack of updates filtering through for the Note 4 for bug fixes and security updates was the ultimate killer for me.

    My Note 4 was network branded by Three Uk. As an example, the phone came with Kitkat just a few weeks before Lollipop came out for the nexus devices.

    A full 8 months later, Samsung and Three finally brought out 5.01 which had know memory leaks and security issues out for the Note 4. Eight months!!!! Everyone else was already about 4-5 builds further down the line.

    Enough was enough, back to Apple I went, and now I've completely embraced the apple world with an iPhone 6, iPad Air, MacBook Air and iMac lol.
    Aubbre4 likes this.
    04-13-2016 05:30 PM
  5. shoaib shah's Avatar
    I am also on Three UK.

    They are probably the worst carrier in UK in updating devices heck they don't even know if updates exist lol!

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    04-13-2016 05:41 PM
  6. tsparks1's Avatar
    Apple really isn't "the dark side"....
    lol, this is true but it is amazing how many Android fans think of all things Apple as the "dark side" or Apple devotees are "sheep". Personally I like and use both, sometimes switching daily from my Note 5 and Gear S2 to my iPhone 6s Plus and Apple watch and yeah I'm crazy for spending so much on phones and watches. I owe my soul to Verizon.
    04-13-2016 06:16 PM
  7. Bob Garon's Avatar
    I am very similar because I like the pure Nexus experience to get the best from Google and vanilla Android. So I own a Nexus 5X and now an iPhone SE. I've had Android since the day the G1 came out. I also have an iPad mini, first-generation still, and a Nexus seven 2013. I have no reason to upgrade those because they still work so well and are still receiving updates. When the iPhone 7 comes out I will probably get that as well because I'm really enjoying iOS so far. But like you said, it's good to have both flavors and I will probably continue to do the same, but keep my iPhone as my daily driver and stay current with the latest and greatest iPhone every year.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-13-2016 10:27 PM
  8. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Hi

    No matter how much I like Android and been a user since its inception. I am really sick and tired of how updates are controlled and which is why I always admire how Apple have got it bang on right with ios.

    From day one Apple has been pushing out updates to their phones without carrier interruption. I know they have less models and Android is on a lot of devices with various manufacturers that add their own skins and then you have the carriers to deal with bit come on its 2016 and Google with all their money should able to deal with this. I have had Nexus devices but they do not appeal to the public as much as Samsung or LG for example.

    I have a brilliant device just upgraded to the Galaxy s7 edge but what is marring this from being a great experience is the lack of updates coming through which Samsung have released. I mean even the security patches that are out monthly should be prioritised. My carrier doesn't know they exist lol.

    Enough of my rant but since my first taste of Apple with my company given Ipad Air. I might be jumping ship finally to the dark side.

    Regards

    Shoaib Shah.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    That is what I never liked about Android. One can not update easy.
    04-14-2016 12:27 AM
  9. shoaib shah's Avatar
    I am going to make a decision this fall whether to stick to Android or jump to Apple after I have a look at the new Iphones and Nexus devices that will come.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    04-14-2016 01:52 PM
  10. dgreening's Avatar
    I have to have an Android for work but I forward everything to my iPhone because I really don't want to carry 2 phones but the reason I am writing is because I heard a lot of good things that could possibly be new on Android (LG G3 is what I have). When I went to have the device check for an update, I am up to date - 9/11/2015 was the last update. So 7 months ago was the last update but I am current - I don't think so.
    04-14-2016 04:47 PM
  11. Trigati's Avatar
    My 6P gets monthly updates. So, it's not so much an Android issue as a manufacturer issue.

    One thing Apple absolutely nailed from day one is making sure the carriers don't get to muck around with iOS updates. Many Android manufacturers really need to follow suit and bypass the carrier layer. It can only benefit the consumer in the long run.

    Sent via the Communications Center of the Trigati
    Sherry_B likes this.
    04-14-2016 08:18 PM
  12. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    My 6P gets monthly updates. So, it's not so much an Android issue as a manufacturer issue.

    One thing Apple absolutely nailed from day one is making sure the carriers don't get to muck around with iOS updates. Many Android manufacturers really need to follow suit and bypass the carrier layer. It can only benefit the consumer in the long run.

    Sent via the Communications Center of the Trigati
    So true. In addition to the carrier issue, it takes time for the manufacturers to apply their custom ROMs to every release before they even get pushed to carriers.
    As far as Android is concerned, go Nexus or go home.
    Trigati and libra89 like this.
    04-14-2016 09:20 PM
  13. Sherry_B's Avatar

    One thing Apple absolutely nailed from day one is making sure the carriers don't get to muck around with iOS updates. Many Android manufacturers really need to follow suit and bypass the carrier layer. It can only benefit the consumer in the long run.
    In regards to the topic, truer words have never been spoken.
    04-16-2016 09:49 PM
  14. Sherry_B's Avatar
    S it takes time for the manufacturers to apply their custom ROMs to every release before they even get pushed to carriers.

    They need to hire the devs offering custom roms over at XDA and just leave them alone to do the work. Those guys, with families and full time jobs, seem to get out custom roms with tons of bells and whistles a lot faster than those manufacturers spewing out boring roms with less features.

    Samsung hired Steve Kondik (creator of Cyanogen custom rom), but I doubt they ever gave him much say in things.
    scruffypig likes this.
    04-16-2016 09:56 PM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    They need to hire the devs offering custom roms over at XDA and just leave them alone to do the work. Those guys, with families and full time jobs, seem to get out custom roms with tons of bells and whistles a lot faster than those manufacturers spewing out boring roms with less features.

    Samsung hired Steve Kondik (creator of Cyanogen custom rom), but I doubt they ever gave him much say in things.
    Totally agree.

    I didn't realize Samsung hired Kondik. I'm a fan. Cyanogenmod was my ROM of choice back in my Android days.
    04-16-2016 09:59 PM
  16. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Totally agree.

    I didn't realize Samsung hired Kondik. I'm a fan. Cyanogenmod was my ROM of choice back in my Android days.
    Yeah, they hired him back in 2011, but when he obtained all of those financial backers for Cyanogen, I can't recall if he stayed there or not.
    04-16-2016 10:02 PM

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