1. tnstra's Avatar
    I miss the little blinking LED notification light … the back button … the micro sd card slot … the ease of moving ringtones alarms pictures etc on and off device …
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    12-19-2014 08:00 AM
  2. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I miss the little blinking LED notification light … the back button … the micro sd card slot … the ease of moving ringtones alarms pictures etc on and off device …
    Not ONE of those features is an Android feature.
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    12-19-2014 10:00 AM
  3. 21stNow's Avatar
    Not ONE of those features is an Android feature.
    But they were some features that s/he enjoyed on an Android phone that are not present on an iPhone.
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    12-19-2014 03:26 PM
  4. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    But they were some features that s/he enjoyed on an Android phone that are not present on an iPhone.
    Android is an OS, not a phone. A blinking LED and SD cards are not features of an OS. They are hardware features. This thread is about the Android OS, not phones.
    12-19-2014 05:30 PM
  5. Tersanyus's Avatar
    Multi platform user here. I still use an Android tablet and phone, also have an original iPad mini as well. What I miss on my iPhone is probably rather stupid. I miss the AT&T All Access widget that shows my data usage. On Android that one is easy. I see that the Verizon widget for the iPhone works to show data on the pull down menu but not the one for AT&T. Maybe they will add that one day.
    12-19-2014 05:50 PM
  6. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Android is an OS, not a phone. A blinking LED and SD cards are not features of an OS. They are hardware features. This thread is about the Android OS, not phones.
    Then maybe the thread is just mistitled. "Those coming from Android Phones..."

    The lights, the SD cards are all part of one's Android experience that they don't get on iOS. Not everyone's experience, but many people's.


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    12-19-2014 06:20 PM
  7. slvrbul's Avatar
    The only thing I miss is rooting and hacking. I could jailbreak new iPhone but thought I would hold off if do it at all. I will also miss the new Lollipop that is coming out.

    Chief


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    12-19-2014 07:53 PM
  8. mark5019's Avatar
    The back button
    12-19-2014 09:31 PM
  9. MarkY3130's Avatar
    I miss being able to select the default apps to be used. Like setting Google maps as the default, or a different browser, etc.

    I miss a few other things from time to time, but the defaults I really miss.
    12-20-2014 12:16 AM
  10. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I miss being able to select the default apps to be used. Like setting Google maps as the default, or a different browser, etc.

    I miss a few other things from time to time, but the defaults I really miss.
    This one is annoying to me as well. I'd love to tell Siri to Navigate to... and have it launch Google Maps. I use the Google Now app to do this as a workaround.


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    12-20-2014 07:20 AM
  11. gdruin74's Avatar
    This one is annoying to me as well. I'd love to tell Siri to Navigate to... and have it launch Google Maps. I use the Google Now app to do this as a workaround.


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    You can tell Siri "give me transit directions to" the place you want to go and you will get the option to use any navigation app. But unfortunately does not save as default.
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    12-20-2014 07:23 AM
  12. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    You can tell Siri "give me transit directions to" the place you want to go and you will get the option to use any navigation app. But unfortunately does not save as default.
    That is an excellent tip. Thank you. I do wish you could save it as default though like you mentioned.


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    12-20-2014 08:02 AM
  13. 21stNow's Avatar
    Android is an OS, not a phone. A blinking LED and SD cards are not features of an OS. They are hardware features. This thread is about the Android OS, not phones.
    You're arguing just for the sake of arguing here. I specifically said "Android phone" as I am aware that Android is an OS, not a device.

    It doesn't matter if the features that were mentioned are features of the hardware or the software in this case because none of those features are features available on an iPhone.
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    12-20-2014 05:37 PM
  14. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I am having a tough time transitioning from long time android use.... Latest phone is a Nexus 5.

    Main thing I miss is the BACK button.. Just seemed easier to me.

    Don't get me wrong, I really like my 128gb 6 Plus. Just taking some getting used to.
    12-21-2014 07:44 AM
  15. sp44's Avatar
    I'm using an Android phone that is ROM'd and it keeps asking me to select the default app. It never sticks!

    My point being that you get an Android phone. Battery life stinks or it doesn't run smooth. Then you root and ROM it to make it better but by doing that you inherit other problems because of hacking the phone. Can't win with Android.
    12-21-2014 11:45 PM
  16. Cmatt1971's Avatar
    I was really missing the back button, I'm getting used to living without it.

    I do miss Ad Blocking(root).
    12-22-2014 01:49 AM
  17. Trees's Avatar
    I'm using an Android phone that is ROM'd and it keeps asking me to select the default app. It never sticks!

    My point being that you get an Android phone. Battery life stinks or it doesn't run smooth. Then you root and ROM it to make it better but by doing that you inherit other problems because of hacking the phone. Can't win with Android.
    Some Android custom ROMs may have issues. In my experience the custom ROM developers are usually good about listing known issues, and are open to receiving feedback/issue reports.

    I've used custom ROM's in the past and got even better battery life (days without needing a charge in some cases), stability, functionality, and performance. That was with a "known good" ROM from a trusted developer, and were debloated ROMs that didn't try to get fancy and add tons of bells and whistles; but rather improved upon the OEM's ROM by removing bloat and optimizing the system.

    I miss the Notification system, local "My Documents" file system, and the sharing extents capabilities - among other features. iOS continues to get better with each release overall, but is still lacking in my opinion in areas like the Notification system.

    I think you can win with stock non rooted/ROM'd Android - if the experience and ecosystem is for you. Once the root/ROM happens, a Pandora's box is opened, and depending upon the ROM chosen, experience and milage can vary greatly.
    12-22-2014 09:36 AM
  18. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I will add that if my Nexus had already had 5.0 installed and all apps optimized, I probably would not have bought this iPhone.

    It's a tough call. On the one hand, the battery life and storage on this 128gb 6 Plus is phenomenal. But I do miss Android system.


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    12-22-2014 11:00 AM
  19. mumfoau's Avatar
    If I missed anything about Android it'd be the Google integration being that I use several google services. But, I don't miss it enough to allow myself to fall back into the constant switching between Android devices to try them all out like I was doing before getting the current crop of iOS devices!!


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    12-22-2014 11:05 AM
  20. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Anything I am missing about Android is being made up for by what iOS brings to the table, and I'd miss just as much about iOS if I went back to Android. Two terrific platforms to feed our smartphone addictions. Brilliant!


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    12-22-2014 12:10 PM
  21. substring's Avatar
    I used to think I will miss the micro-SD card, but with 128GB of internal memory on my 6Plus, I am good on that. Besides, I have plenty of storage spaces on Google Drive and iCloud. The only thing I miss is the direct save of photos to my Google Drive. The iPhone does not allow me to do that for the obvious reason. I prefer to save my photos to Google Drive than iCloud because iCloud downgrade the photo quality in the storage. Beside this small inconvenience, I don't miss Android at all.
    12-23-2014 02:34 PM
  22. 21stNow's Avatar
    I used to think I will miss the micro-SD card, but with 128GB of internal memory on my 6Plus, I am good on that. Besides, I have plenty of storage spaces on Google Drive and iCloud. The only thing I miss is the direct save of photos to my Google Drive. The iPhone does not allow me to do that for the obvious reason. I prefer to save my photos to Google Drive than iCloud because iCloud downgrade the photo quality in the storage. Beside this small inconvenience, I don't miss Android at all.
    I'm not sure if you use Google Plus, but I do my automatic photo uploads via Google Plus rather than Drive. I'm not sure if this would work for your needs, though.
    12-23-2014 03:43 PM
  23. mlo22's Avatar
    Nothing, I had one android & never looked back after coming to apple. I love the clean, sleekness of the devices, the customer support, updates..no going back to android or blackberry for me
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    12-23-2014 04:27 PM
  24. substring's Avatar
    I'm not sure if you use Google Plus, but I do my automatic photo uploads via Google Plus rather than Drive. I'm not sure if this would work for your needs, though.
    Thanks for the reply. I have G+ but I hardly use it. I prefer Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. Anyway, I don't want to upload automatically my photos to G+ because I may not want to share all of my photos to my Circles. My workaround is to copy the photos from Camera Roll to an SD card, then move them from the SD card to Google Drive for storage. Yes, it is one extra step, but it is more reliable and preserve the photo quality.
    12-25-2014 12:56 AM
  25. Hot94Z28's Avatar
    I had a Note 2 and the bigger screen and swipe keyboard was only thing I missed till I got my 6+. I think a stylus would be nice coming from a note phone but I didn't use it a lot so it's not missed much.
    12-25-2014 06:21 AM
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