1. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Actually, I would say that Google's apps run better on iOS than Android. I've been using Android since the OG Motorola Droid in ~2009, and I just switched to my first iPhone (6s Plus). Of course, being a long time Android user, I use Google's services extensively. One of the first things I noticed is how much smoother and more responsive Google's apps are on iOS.

    Take Google music for example, it would randomly skip songs, fail to stream, stutter, not register button presses, etc on my Moto X. On my iPhone, it's flawless. Inbox (for Gmail) is also much faster on iOS. The biggest thing I noticed is Google Authenticator, which has more of a material design theme on iPhone than it does on Android! I don't know what kind of "integration and background processing" I'm unaware of, but I haven't noticed any detriments using Google apps on an iPhone vs Android phone.

    My Moto X and iPhone 6s Plus do pretty much the same things, but in general the iPhone does them faster/better. The camera is leagues ahead of my Moto X (which, to be fair, is not anywhere near the best camera Android can offer), and the battery life is incredible. I unplugged my phone yesterday at 7AM, and today it's still at 40%. That's ~29 hours with regular usage (battery menu says 6.5 hrs usage, 29 hrs standby). No Android phone I've ever used can touch that kind of battery life, unless I put it on airplane mode.

    The one thing I really dislike about iOS is the sharing menu. For example, on Android, if I'm in my photo gallery, I just click the share button, and I can send the photo/multiple photos to any app I want (upload to dropbox, send via hangouts, upload to Instagram, etc). On iOS, sometimes I can share direct from the gallery (messages, Twitter, etc) but it depends on where I want to send it. If I want to post to Instagram for example, I have to leave the gallery app, open instagram, click on the camera, and then once again find the photo I want to upload. There's no option to add Instagram to the sharing menu!
    My #1 gripe about iOS is the sharing menu, too. It's much much much easier to share anything in Android. I understand why it isn't quite so easy in iOS, but I'd still like to be able to pick and choose which apps I can quickly share from rather than Apple or developers telling me which ones I can or cannot use.

    I've been a long time Android user and I'm going to take one final stab at Android with the Nexus 6P - then if that fails, I will convert to my 6s Plus full time.
    10-14-2015 03:46 PM
  2. katesbb's Avatar
    My #1 gripe about iOS is the sharing menu, too. It's much much much easier to share anything in Android. I understand why it isn't quite so easy in iOS, but I'd still like to be able to pick and choose which apps I can quickly share from rather than Apple or developers telling me which ones I can or cannot use.
    I'm guessing a lot of us coming from other platforms share that gripe. Every other OS I know of - both mobile and desktop - keeps documents and apps seperate. But iOS went another way with it's "The app is the folder" paradigm, which I'm still trying to get used to.
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    10-14-2015 04:27 PM
  3. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I'm guessing a lot of us coming from other platforms share that gripe. Every other OS I know of - both mobile and desktop - keeps documents and apps seperate. But iOS went another way with it's "The app is the folder" paradigm, which I'm still trying to get used to.
    Yeah, like I said - I understand why they did it, but it is hard to adjust to when coming from a long time on Android and using Windows.
    10-14-2015 04:31 PM
  4. thecaringkind's Avatar
    I must say that I miss my LG G4. However I do appreciate that under most circumstances my 6S Plus ,'just works'; there have been a couple of hiccups butI think that had more too do with iOS 9. The hardware is SOLID, Apple just needs to iron out the kinks in the software because the current iteration is not as smooth and responsive as it should be based on the hardware alone. I've jade freeze ups and stutters and stops and starts here and there and that should NOT be the case


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    10-16-2015 08:35 AM
  5. Reggie T's Avatar
    Google apps better integrated on android. I miss it. Can't wait for my 6P order to come in.


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    10-17-2015 12:17 AM
  6. Raptor007's Avatar
    I use both Android and iOS equally, and switch between them as needed. I have both OS's for phones, iPhone that is work issued and an iPad Air 2 I just sold to my sister so I could make room for the iPad Pro coming "soon". I tend to get annoyed at the holy war mentality between Android and iOS and don't understand the reasoning behind it. Both are solid, offered features that the other didn' until they decided to add similar if not identical features in some way. Yet its called stealing or being a copycat.

    Honestly it doesn't matter who created it first, who adopted it second and who improved upon it last. What matters is the feature is on the phone or OS you choose to use at that given time.

    One thing I do find odd at times with iTunes App Store is how apps just disappear, I have them in my purchase history but when I try to find them again in the store their gone. I even have an app that I d/l and when I clicked to open in iTunes Store the app comes up as something totally different by the same dev. Simple solution was to delete it complete and hide it from my purchase history so it doesn't get d/l.

    If I was asked what the most irritating and downright idiotic move by Apple was or is, that would be the fact that I cannot permanently TURN OFF the password requirement for the App Store. Even Google made this possible, it requires you to enter your password in the Play Store to confirm this feature and voila its done. Apple has gone overboard on pseudo security.

    Still I do enjoy my MBP, iPad's, iPhones, etc and my Android devices equally.
    10-17-2015 10:33 PM
  7. tvouge's Avatar

    If I was asked what the most irritating and downright idiotic move by Apple was or is, that would be the fact that I cannot permanently TURN OFF the password requirement for the App Store. Even Google made this possible, it requires you to enter your password in the Play Store to confirm this feature and voila its done. Apple has gone overboard on pseudo security.
    I would completely agree with this, except Touch ID makes the password requirement so painless I don't even mind.
    10-18-2015 06:20 PM
  8. anon3230140's Avatar
    OP.. good post. I'm actually looking forward to moving to Android when The Priv by Blackberry is released so it does sound like I'll have a good experience with it. Hopefully Blackberry have done something good with the power management cos going from a Passport to a phone that can't last a day would be hard to take.

    I will be getting way more apps and the choice of a physical and virtual keyboard all in one though so, I guess you win some and you lose some so no biggie.
    Last edited by BlackB_G; 10-19-2015 at 08:20 AM.
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    10-19-2015 07:50 AM
  9. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    OP.. good post. I'm actually looking forward to moving to Android when The Priv by Blackberry is released so it does sound like I'll have a good experience with it. Hopefully Blackberry have done something good with the power management cos going from a Passport to a phone that can't last a day would be hard to take.

    I will be getting way more apps and the choice of a physical and virtual keyboard all in one though so, I guess you win some and you lose some so no biggie.
    If BlackBerry had done this 5 years ago where would that company be today?
    Last edited by doctordwaynewilliams; 10-25-2015 at 03:54 PM.
    10-25-2015 08:02 AM
  10. Algus's Avatar
    I've slowly defected from 100% in with Google (Chromebook, Android phone/tablet, etc.) to 100% Apple over the past few years and I couldn't have been happier. The last piece of hardware I needed was my iPhone (bought my Note 3 on contract two years ago). Now, I don't hate Android/Chrome OS. Far from it actually, I've nothing but good things to say about Chrome OS (Android OTOH, well get a Nexus and you'll be fine)

    Honestly, the iPhone is the phone I wanted two years ago. Excellent battery life, including standby time that lasts my entire time at work (20% drain vs. my Note 3's 80% drain) without me having to add custom apps and heavily edit what is running to save power. Wifi is more responsive and gets better signals. I can't say there are no comparable Android phones but there's a big difference between my old Note 3 (which was a signature phone) and my 6s+ This is the first phone I've owned that I have wanted to use at home (where I have my tablet and computers) instead of just tossing it on the charger until I have to go out for work again.

    Apple had the right idea on building this into a phone OS and some of the dumb stuff about iOS when you're using it on a tablet, you see why it is so obviously great design on the phone. The lack of vendor/carrier clutter and the clean UI are perfect and the preloaded software gives the phone a lot of utility. I could see myself owning an Android tablet again but it's going to take a lot to get away from iOS as my first choice for my phone.

    The ability to sync things on my phone with my computer is awesome as well. I love getting my SMSes natively on my Mac without having to fiddle with extra programs. I used to use Verizon Messages on my Note 3 since it had a browser and native app for my laptop but neither worked as well as iMessages integration
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    10-25-2015 02:38 PM
  11. Algus's Avatar
    The Priv looks cool and it definitely caught my eye but I'd rather a vertical keyboard, which I know is not really Blackberry's MO. The slider looked great though. I hope it helps Blackberry turn things around because we really need a vendor that is willing to build physical keyboards. They're such a cool feature, even if not for everyone.
    10-25-2015 02:40 PM
  12. Zafla's Avatar
    I went from a BlackBerry Bold 9000 to an iPhone 4, then 5, then 6 Plus, now 6s Plus. This year's iPhone has been my favorite as far as features and how fast it is. That being said, this is also the first year where I looked at the Galaxy S6 and the Note 5 and thought "Those are nice phones, if I had to use one of them I wouldn't be mad." I've had a MacBook since 2008 and the way the iPhone syncs with it for Messages, Safari and everything else, I don't think I could ever switch. I could maybe pick up a secondary phone but the iPhone will always be my primary. The iOS/OSX updates are also fantastic since they come straight from Apple whereas the Android updates are managed by carriers/vendors.
    10-25-2015 03:57 PM
  13. planoman's Avatar
    I also use both platforms but l use android more. Have MBP and ipad air 2. Recently sold my iphone 6+ and ordered a SIM free 6S+ which comes tomorrow!

    Also just sold my Nexus 6 and trying to get Nexus 6P to hold me for another year!

    Looking forward to trying out 3D touch, more RAM and wifi calling/texting on att.

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    10-25-2015 03:58 PM
  14. Eddster's Avatar
    I went from a BlackBerry Bold 9000 to an iPhone 4, then 5, then 6 Plus, now 6s Plus. This year's iPhone has been my favorite as far as features and how fast it is. That being said, this is also the first year where I looked at the Galaxy S6 and the Note 5 and thought "Those are nice phones, if I had to use one of them I wouldn't be mad." I've had a MacBook since 2008 and the way the iPhone syncs with it for Messages, Safari and everything else, I don't think I could ever switch. I could maybe pick up a secondary phone but the iPhone will always be my primary. The iOS/OSX updates are also fantastic since they come straight from Apple whereas the Android updates are managed by carriers/vendors.
    I recently tried to go the 2 phone route. I bought a Note 5 and really liked it. However, I decided to return it on the 14th day. I realized that maybe I didn't need two phones. As nice I as I thought the Note 5 was/is, I realized that it's just the overall fit and finish of iOS that would always draw me back to my iPhone 6s Plus.
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    10-25-2015 05:21 PM
  15. DX9's Avatar
    After really looking at the entire picture I don't miss my Note 5 at all. Great features and great overall phone but I wouldn't use half of them. I can't stand the bloat on those phones even though you can disable them. I hate having Carriers involved with the software. Getting new updates is what I like. The Note 5 probably wouldn't get Android 6 for 6-8 months which is ridiculous. If I ever decided to try Android again it would be a Nexus. Even though Touchwiz got better it is still all cluttered.

    The 6S Plus has just been amazing for me. I don't miss the Note 5 one bit even though I praised it so much when I got it. That wore off pretty quick.
    10-25-2015 09:07 PM
  16. Zafla's Avatar
    I recently tried to go the 2 phone route. I bought a Note 5 and really liked it. However, I decided to return it on the 14th day. I realized that maybe I didn't need two phones. As nice I as I thought the Note 5 was/is, I realized that it's just the overall fit and finish of iOS that would always draw me back to my iPhone 6s Plus.
    I was thinking maybe one would serve as a work phone and the other for personal and entertainment values. Even though my 6s Plus is perfectly capable of handling it all. I wake up every morning and appreciate it's beauty and power even more than the day before.
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    10-26-2015 11:57 AM
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