1. Quis89's Avatar
    Once upon a time, iOS used to be the best mobile OS in many ways. By far. In a time when Android was full of bugs and unexpected behaviour, iOS was flawless and trustworthy. In a time when Android had a horrible battery life, iOS was able to make even smaller cells live longer. In a time when Android was utterly ugly, iOS was beautiful and charming. Just to stay in a few elements.

    The point is: after some years using only iPhones I received, some days ago, a brand new OnePlus 6T McLaren and, man, it really touched me. The gadget per se is simply astonishing. And Android really progressed some worlds since the last time I used it. The OS is no more laggy, buggy, ugly. Actually it's very beautiful and organized. Speed is, at worst, par with IPhone's. App store is much more organized now and the Assistant... Well, Siri had to put yourself in a hole to mitigate her shame. The experience I'm having right now is, indeed, very, very pleasant. I'm really surprised.

    No, I cannot consider make it my daily driver because I don't want Google spying on me every single minute of my life. To put and Android in our pocket is the same to put a spy itself in it. And I don't want that. But, using the 6T last few days made me wonder how much Apple need to improve its iOS system in so many ways. Putting it side by side with the 6T (almost stock Android) just show how much Google's OS progressed while iOS stopped in time. Definitely there are so many ways to make OS better, and as Fuchsia (new Google OS) get closer to substitute Android, I really think it's time to Apple begin to make some serious work in iOS renovation. What do you think about it?
    It’s subjective. What is best for one may not be the best for another. That said, I would like to try one of the latest Android devices. I was a huge fan of Android early on. Then I slowly migrated to Apple products and the integration between them is everything I could ask for. Though, I am still interested in how far Android has come.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    12-31-2018 04:43 PM
  2. Quis89's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing. I do think that, from a high level, Android has progressed while iOS has more or less stayed the same in many ways. If you look at a home screen from an early iteration of iOS it’s not a whole lot different than it is today. They’ve given in a few new coats of paint but it’s still rows of icons with a dock at the bottom with more icons. It’s not difficult to argue that Android sorely needed to move forward in order to stay relevant while iOS has pretty much always worked smoothly.
    I was curious what an old home screen really looked like in comparison and thought it was interesting. I posted it below.

    iOS 4:
    iOS 12:

    Our screen sizes have increased yet Apple still limits us to 4 icons in a row lol.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-31-2018 04:45 PM
  3. ksassy's Avatar
    I don't know about iOS being the best but it works for me and I'm swimming in the ecosystem.
    12-31-2018 11:11 PM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    It fits my needs, so for me, its the best.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    12-31-2018 11:38 PM
  5. MasterDarque's Avatar
    Like that song by Orleans goes - iOS is ‘still the one.’
    01-01-2019 05:50 AM
  6. wilber1's Avatar
    Also old Stephen Stills song "Love The One You're With".
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    01-01-2019 07:33 AM
  7. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    So... Is ios really the best? Depends on who you ask and what their needs or wants are. If you would've asked me this question weeks ago I would've agreed that ios is the best for ME.

    Fast forward to this past weekend as I dipped my feet into the dark side of the pool and got a Samsung Tab A to play around with and experiment having Android software. So guess what.... Now ios AND android are best for ME.

    I'm happy using my iPhone ☓ and I'm thrilled to have a tab to play around with and customize....what iPhone can't give me for themes widgets and weather etc. Is something my tab can that makes me a happy camper
    pr1nce likes this.
    01-10-2019 10:17 PM
  8. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    All things considered, after reading this thread in its entirety, for me, iOS is the best.
    Wotchered likes this.
    01-11-2019 11:03 AM
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