1. frooglepoopillion's Avatar
    How was the move from the Google ecosystem to the Apple ecosystem? I'm having the same thoughts of moving over but questioning whether or not it's a "grass is greener" type situation. Personally I very much like Lollipop but I don't want essentially be forced to limit myself to a Nexus device to be able to enjoy it.
    01-19-2015 04:51 PM
  2. Gator352's Avatar
    How was the move from the Google ecosystem to the Apple ecosystem? I'm having the same thoughts of moving over but questioning whether or not it's a "grass is greener" type situation. Personally I very much like Lollipop but I don't want essentially be forced to limit myself to a Nexus device to be able to enjoy it.
    Pretty easy. You can have your Gmail account synced to the phone, this way you won't lose all your contacts or Email. Grass is Greener? Well it all depends on how you look at it. I find it to be about the same color as they both have their plusses and minus's. If you like customizing, stay with Android. If you want a phone that pretty much just works the way it should out of the box, then the iPhone is it.

    Personally, I hate the lack of customization. But I found that with Android, the more customizing you do, more problems arise. For me, I needed my phone to be a phone first.....everything else is second.
    01-19-2015 07:52 PM
  3. frooglepoopillion's Avatar
    Pretty easy. You can have your Gmail account synced to the phone, this way you won't lose all your contacts or Email. Grass is Greener? Well it all depends on how you look at it. I find it to be about the same color as they both have their plusses and minus's. If you like customizing, stay with Android. If you want a phone that pretty much just works the way it should out of the box, then the iPhone is it.

    Personally, I hate the lack of customization. But I found that with Android, the more customizing you do, more problems arise. For me, I needed my phone to be a phone first.....everything else is second.
    I honestly don't care about the customization. I think it is an over exaggerated element of Android as any customization the average user will do is essentially the same on both platforms (background changes, lock screens, ring tones, etc). Where things start getting fuzzy for me is some of the integration of a select few Google services that I use regularly such as music (which is pretty awesome), calendar, Gmail/Inbox, and Chrome (the biggest one for me). I know these apps exist on iOS but due to its locked down nature aren't fully supported or implemented as they would be on Android. The HTC One M7 has served me well, but I'll be looking to upgrade in the next few months. If Samsung or HTC don't deliver with the S6/Hima it's likely the 6 Plus for me as right now I think the 6 Plus is the phone to beat hardware wise with the Note 4 very close behind (not a huge Samsung fan myself).
    01-19-2015 09:07 PM
  4. Furt's Avatar
    I honestly don't care about the customization. I think it is an over exaggerated element of Android as any customization the average user will do is essentially the same on both platforms (background changes, lock screens, ring tones, etc). Where things start getting fuzzy for me is some of the integration of a select few Google services that I use regularly such as music (which is pretty awesome), calendar, Gmail/Inbox, and Chrome (the biggest one for me). I know these apps exist on iOS but due to its locked down nature aren't fully supported or implemented as they would be on Android. The HTC One M7 has served me well, but I'll be looking to upgrade in the next few months. If Samsung or HTC don't deliver with the S6/Hima it's likely the 6 Plus for me as right now I think the 6 Plus is the phone to beat hardware wise with the Note 4 very close behind (not a huge Samsung fan myself).
    For the customization topic, This has been my opinion for a long time on Android. I ended up just throwing all icons in a grid on nova launcher like a weird iOS/Android hybrid just because it was the easiest way to get to what I want.

    As for the Android services, there's really no easy way to keep the functionality of Google apps when going to iOS. I've been trying for awhile now, but with no extensibility options for hangouts, gmail, or maps, there's just no way to use any Google app effectively. It's lead me to ditching them in favor of Apple apps just to make it easier. Sucks, but it would be the same situation going from iOS to Android (which was just as bad when I lost iTunes Match...)
    01-19-2015 10:15 PM
  5. hatchettjack's Avatar
    My biggest setback is that even though they allow widgets, I can't find any that'll allow quick settings. That's the one thing I absolutely loved about my Note 3. It has an easily scrollable belt with options to turn things on and off with a click. It's a little irritating sometimes to go hunt down the same settings with 3+ steps each time.

    I used to miss Swype severely, thankfully that's no more an issue. It's still buggy though but it's getting better each update. I understand it'll take time and work.

    I do hope they'll put 2GB of RAM in the next iteration. It can sometimes bug me all the browser reloads and app crashes. I have to consistently close down all apps manually to insure that while I'm doing a back and forth, neither app/browser will reload/crash.
    The control center allows you quick settings!


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    01-19-2015 10:48 PM
  6. hatchettjack's Avatar
    I honestly don't care about the customization. I think it is an over exaggerated element of Android as any customization the average user will do is essentially the same on both platforms (background changes, lock screens, ring tones, etc). Where things start getting fuzzy for me is some of the integration of a select few Google services that I use regularly such as music (which is pretty awesome), calendar, Gmail/Inbox, and Chrome (the biggest one for me). I know these apps exist on iOS but due to its locked down nature aren't fully supported or implemented as they would be on Android. The HTC One M7 has served me well, but I'll be looking to upgrade in the next few months. If Samsung or HTC don't deliver with the S6/Hima it's likely the 6 Plus for me as right now I think the 6 Plus is the phone to beat hardware wise with the Note 4 very close behind (not a huge Samsung fan myself).
    Kinda funny that Samsung was the self proclaimed Apple killer and all they have managed to kill is android!


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    01-19-2015 10:52 PM
  7. frooglepoopillion's Avatar
    Kinda funny that Samsung was the self proclaimed Apple killer and all they have managed to kill is android!


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    I don't know about that, but I do believe that if they ever decided to dump Android for Tinzen Google would be in trouble.
    01-20-2015 09:26 AM
  8. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    I don't know about that, but I do believe that if they ever decided to dump Android for Tinzen Google would be in trouble.

    Samsung isn't going anywhere soon, but if it did, another OEM would step in -- happily -- to fill the void. The new lead OEM(s) wouldn't enjoy the economies of scale Samsung does, but I'm sure it/they would manage.

    Samsung isn't sticking with Android out of affection. It needs Android more than Android needs it.
    01-20-2015 09:43 AM
  9. frooglepoopillion's Avatar
    Samsung isn't going anywhere soon, but if it did, another OEM would step in -- happily -- to fill the void. The new lead OEM(s) wouldn't enjoy the economies of scale Samsung does, but I'm sure it/they would manage.

    Samsung isn't sticking with Android out of affection. It needs Android more than Android needs it.
    Who would step in though? The only one I could see stepping up is Motorola but that is still a massive void to fill.
    01-20-2015 10:23 AM
  10. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Who would step in though? The only one I could see stepping up is Motorola but that is still a massive void to fill.
    Agreed. It would be massive. Moto? Probably.

    I think LG could. You have Xiaomi and HTC too. I think the more likely outcome would be a more even split among Android OEMs with regards to sales.

    The consumer in me does wish Tizen would catch on.
    01-20-2015 03:52 PM
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