1. popkurn611's Avatar
    That's what I kept doing. I finally just decided, why am I torturing myself trying to like Android again when there's so many things for me that it doesn't do compared to iOS?

    I mean I already see the people on AC in the HTC U11 forums saying they're going to sell their S8s for it, they're free to do whatever they want but sheesh for me buying a new phone every two months is crazy.
    I actually liked getting a new phone and selling the "old" one every month but it got downright silly and too time consuming. I'm very content on the 7 plus now. I'm sure if I bought a s8 that I'd be head over heels...For about 2 months and then I'd want to be on to the next device, pixel 2..Note 8...iPhone 8? It's just too much it gets out of hand!
    05-24-2017 09:54 AM
  2. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I agree. I try to tell myself that I need to use something for at least a year, but that rarely works. Now I keep one of each OS (relatively current models) so I can cycle through them as I feel like it, but don't have the urge to buy the latest and greatest.
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    05-24-2017 11:13 AM
  3. Rodzp's Avatar
    I jumped from always having Android phones to a 6s Plus last year then to a Pixel for two months early this year. I honestly prefer a lot of the customization options in the Android OS and the Android OS in general. However, Apple's hardware quality is what brought me back. The LG and Samsung options are a no go for me because of VZW bloat and slow updates. When I switched back I sold the Pixel and got the 7 Plus, even though it cost me a small fortune it was the right decision for me.
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    05-24-2017 12:49 PM
  4. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I'm tempted to sell my Nexus 6, and Nexus 6P "back-up phones" so I won't waste so much time switching back and forth just to remember that iOS is the best fit for me. I think really it's just boredom with technology in general that keeps me doing it...
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    05-24-2017 02:07 PM
  5. popkurn611's Avatar
    I jumped from always having Android phones to a 6s Plus last year then to a Pixel for two months early this year. I honestly prefer a lot of the customization options in the Android OS and the Android OS in general. However, Apple's hardware quality is what brought me back. The LG and Samsung options are a no go for me because of VZW bloat and slow updates. When I switched back I sold the Pixel and got the 7 Plus, even though it cost me a small fortune it was the right decision for me.
    I as well came from a pixel. I don't miss it and when I had it I can easily say that software wise it was the best android device I owned. I felt like I was using an iPhone with the android OS on it. Even though I could still customize it I said I might as well go back to iOS for iMessage and FaceTime with all of my family members, also gain ip67 and that amazing portrait mode feature.
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    05-24-2017 03:03 PM
  6. TLD1's Avatar
    I've had every iPhone since the Gen1 model, and I must admit that I've gotten a bit "bored" with iOS a few times over the years and have tried to test the water with something else. I've tried BlackBerry OS10 (I'm also a looooogtime BlackBerry lover)...but it took me so long to warm up to it, that it was almost over as an OS by the time I finally did. I tried Android several times with a couple of Samsung Notes (4 & 5) and a Galaxy 6...then tried BlackBerry's Android hybrid on the Priv. Each time I simply couldn't get comfortable with Android enough to make it my daily OS. Each time I came back to iOS, and immediately felt at home. It's simple, smooth & effective. It "just works".

    I believe I'll stay around.
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    05-24-2017 06:09 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    I want an iPhone to toy with but I am in the opposite camp from most of you .. I know I will enjoy it but something will take me back to Android. I am just too used to the Android world and how it works from customization (yes I know everyone is tired of that reason but all I have to say is Nova + Gestures) and also I like how Google is tied in so well. Google is my main cloud platform so that is definitely useful that Android is built by .. well .. Google :P.
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    05-30-2017 04:52 PM
  8. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I want an iPhone to toy with but I am in the opposite camp from most of you .. I know I will enjoy it but something will take me back to Android. I am just too used to the Android world and how it works from customization (yes I know everyone is tired of that reason but all I have to say is Nova + Gestures) and also I like how Google is tied in so well. Google is my main cloud platform so that is definitely useful that Android is built by .. well .. Google :P.
    IPhone is my main with occasional Android toys ha ha. I use Google cloud based services a lot and they work great on all Apple devices.
    05-30-2017 05:16 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    IPhone is my main with occasional Android toys ha ha. I use Google cloud based services a lot and they work great on all Apple devices.
    The only thing that I could never get to work with apple was the Google auto upload of photos. My Gf's iPhone still requires me to open the app for it to backup.
    05-30-2017 05:17 PM
  10. swarlos's Avatar
    I want an iPhone to toy with but I am in the opposite camp from most of you .. I know I will enjoy it but something will take me back to Android. I am just too used to the Android world and how it works from customization (yes I know everyone is tired of that reason but all I have to say is Nova + Gestures) and also I like how Google is tied in so well. Google is my main cloud platform so that is definitely useful that Android is built by .. well .. Google :P.
    If my first smartphone had been an Android phone and that's all I really knew then I may not be in iOS like I am. But from my time using the very first iPhone it was just magical LOL. Even when I switched to Android cause I did at one point get fed up with Apple and the lack of basic things like ringtones and copy/paste back in the day it was like coming home when I traded my Galaxy Nexus for an iPhone 4 now I've been happily back for 5 years.

    Android repulses me now bahaha just can't get into. Yes Material design is beautiful but the lack of cohesiveness between apps and the design language is kind of annoying plus certain apps that even Google makes lack features compared to their iOS counterparts i.e. Fingerprint authentication for Drive and Wallet. Things like that drive me nuts. We can also say that Android is so far advanced that iOS can't catch up but theirs still things that Android doesn't have or is just introducing with O that iOS has either had from the beginning (Visual Voicemail built into the diaper app, most versions or forks of Android still don't have this or it's based on carrier which is stupid) , battery percentage next to the battery icon and notification dots! LMAO!!
    05-30-2017 05:27 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    If my first smartphone had been an Android phone and that's all I really knew then I may not be in iOS like I am. But from my time using the very first iPhone it was just magical LOL. Even when I switched to Android cause I did at one point get fed up with Apple and the lack of basic things like ringtones and copy/paste back in the day it was like coming home when I traded my Galaxy Nexus for an iPhone 4 now I've been happily back for 5 years.

    Android repulses me now bahaha just can't get into. Yes Material design is beautiful but the lack of cohesiveness between apps and the design language is kind of annoying plus certain apps that even Google makes lack features compared to their iOS counterparts i.e. Fingerprint authentication for Drive and Wallet. Things like that drive me nuts. We can also say that Android is so far advanced that iOS can't catch up but theirs still things that Android doesn't have or is just introducing with O that iOS has either had from the beginning (Visual Voicemail built into the diaper app, most versions or forks of Android still don't have this or it's based on carrier which is stupid) , battery percentage next to the battery icon and notification dots! LMAO!!
    I use FP for most of my apps on Android (banking, LastPass, etc.) and also Samsung Pay. The notifications at the top left help me know if I can ignore the notification from the app or if I should check it out. The VVM is kind of annoying. On Google phones it is built into the dialer. On my S8+ I just use the Verizon VM app and it functions the same. The battery % next to the battery icon I don't understand since .. mine is next to it just like iPhone :P.
    05-30-2017 05:34 PM
  12. chezm's Avatar
    I want an iPhone to toy with but I am in the opposite camp from most of you .. I know I will enjoy it but something will take me back to Android. I am just too used to the Android world and how it works from customization (yes I know everyone is tired of that reason but all I have to say is Nova + Gestures) and also I like how Google is tied in so well. Google is my main cloud platform so that is definitely useful that Android is built by .. well .. Google :P.
    Nova gestures are pretty awesome, but I just used them as shortcuts (double tap to open google) or easier methods (swipe down area to bring notification bar)...not enough for me to stay on android, personally of course. I do find that while googles Eco does work on Apple, it is much better on android and could see people completely devoted to it staying on the os.
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    05-30-2017 05:34 PM
  13. swarlos's Avatar
    I use FP for most of my apps on Android (banking, LastPass, etc.) and also Samsung Pay. The notifications at the top left help me know if I can ignore the notification from the app or if I should check it out. The VVM is kind of annoying. On Google phones it is built into the dialer. On my S8+ I just use the Verizon VM app and it functions the same. The battery % next to the battery icon I don't understand since .. mine is next to it just like iPhone :P.
    I'm referring to stock Android mostly LOL. Since I had the battery percent too when I was using Android back in the day with custom ROMs.
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    05-30-2017 05:35 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Nova gestures are pretty awesome, but I just used them as shortcuts (double tap to open google) or easier methods (swipe down area to bring notification bar)...not enough for me to stay on android, personally of course. I do find that while googles Eco does work on Apple, it is much better on android and could see people completely devoted to it staying on the os.
    Pretty much . Just like those heavily invested into iOS / Apple's ecosystem find it hard to swap over. It definitely does.

    I will say I do miss iMessage of course. That is probably the one feature of Apple's system that I loved 110%.
    05-30-2017 05:42 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm referring to stock Android mostly LOL. Since I had the battery percent too when I was using Android back in the day with custom ROMs.
    True . That is the joy of Android though .. multiple different phones still running the base OS but you can get your feel from another manufacturer. TBH I have no real preference. I do like Google (had a Pixel) and loved it .. But this S8+ ain't bad. Samsung did well.
    05-30-2017 05:43 PM
  16. toneofark's Avatar
    Sold my 6s+ and thought I was finally over iPhone, and its "tethered-to-iTunes-ness" (lol). I picked up a Galaxy S7 edge, after the fiasco of returning my Note 7 (I know, I know). Fast forward a few months and I picked up an iPhone 7, and thought I would hate it because of its smaller screen, "dongle life" and the return to the aforementioned "tethered-to-iTunes-ness". To make a long story short, the S7 edge is sitting in its box as my backup.
    06-01-2017 07:34 AM
  17. toneofark's Avatar
    Pretty much . Just like those heavily invested into iOS / Apple's ecosystem find it hard to swap over. It definitely does.

    I will say I do miss iMessage of course. That is probably the one feature of Apple's system that I loved 110%.
    I didn't realize how much I missed and appreciated iMessage until I went back. Nova customization is always fun, but I spent more time doing that than actually using the phone.
    06-01-2017 07:44 AM
  18. willboyce's Avatar
    I did. I got myself the new blackberry key one.
    Just so everyone knows'. This device really does have the best hardware out there. Very very pleasing to hold, to use. A really beautiful device.
    I know some people will laugh because I got this instead of Samsungs new 8. But I hateeeeeeee that crap after having numerous devices.
    However I fell in love with the key one and indeed everyone said wow what's that. Looks brilliant an all that etc etc.
    But android OS is just not as good as iOS.
    I had to come back to apple for my MacBook Pro.
    For my iMessage.
    Android will do what (it wants to do). And it's the same on all android devices. I can't comment on Nokia android. I guess I will try if a flagship comes out. But I will wait it out to see what everyone else thinks first.
    Back to to my iPhone 7plus. And it feels like I just walked into a 5 star hotel with my evening meal waiting on me. Instead of going to McDonald's
    That's how different it is
    Rant over.
    Bye
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    06-01-2017 07:47 AM
  19. veritas_vincit's Avatar
    Both, Android and iOS are great ecosystems. I'm one of the few that have been back and forth in between Android and iOS, but after a while I tend to stick with iOS, because of the fact that it works out of the box and the peace of mind it gives me that I can backup and restore everything when updating or upgrading from one iPhone model to another. Also, I have iOS hardware and iOS's best security features and use Google's ecosystem and apps from within iOS.
    06-01-2017 10:10 AM
  20. joemd60's Avatar
    I am having reception issues with my iPhone 7 plus. But that still doesn't sway me back to Android.
    I like the simplicity of Apple, not to mention a library of movies and music off iTunes.
    06-01-2017 10:41 AM
  21. bluegreen1965's Avatar
    I came to Apple (for just the camera, I told myself) 2 yrs ago when I purchased a used 5S from Gazelle. Previously I used a BlackBerry Z30 (and really did like it!), but once I saw how far the iPhone had come I quickly became enamored with it. A year later I traded it for a 6S and loved it even more. Advance a year...with all the hype over the Galaxy S8 I decided that I needed to try the Android lifestyle to see if I really really REALLY liked Apple. To save $$ I purchased a used Galaxy S7 (again from Gazelle; love them!) just to see. I found the phone itself to be gorgeous, but the OS convoluted and much more complicated than it needed to be. After less than a week I oh-so-excitedly reactivated my 6S and sent the other phone back. I will be on this one until the iPhone 8 this fall when I trade up again. I'm sure I will fall in love all over again.
    06-01-2017 11:33 AM
  22. r3id's Avatar
    I went to the S8+ and was pretty happy with it. But have returned to my iPhone 7+.

    The speaker started to play up on the S8+ which isn't great, as the fix was to tap the back of the phone. After calling support, then the retailer, then support, then the retailer again. I decided not to get a replacement and just go for the refund. I have never had such crap customer support with any of my Apple products.

    I know Android is not to blame, and the new version seems much better than old Android. But I will be sticking with my Apple devices as the support is so much greater than any other company I've dealt with previously.
    06-01-2017 12:00 PM
  23. chezm's Avatar
    I went to the S8+ and was pretty happy with it. But have returned to my iPhone 7+.

    The speaker started to play up on the S8+ which isn't great, as the fix was to tap the back of the phone. After calling support, then the retailer, then support, then the retailer again. I decided not to get a replacement and just go for the refund. I have never had such crap customer support with any of my Apple products.

    I know Android is not to blame, and the new version seems much better than old Android. But I will be sticking with my Apple devices as the support is so much greater than any other company I've dealt with previously.
    The ability to walk into an Apple Store and get support was one of the factors for me coming over to iPhone. I never had major customer service support problems, the only one I ever contacted for replacement was Motorola for my 360 at the time and it was ok. Sorry to hear you had a horrible experience and it's unfortunate to think if that had went well you could have likely stayed with Samsung.
    06-02-2017 08:10 AM
  24. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Being able to walk into a store is nice (though the one time my wife needed help with her 6S, I was told I couldn't walk in, I needed to make an appointment), but the closest store to me is over an hour away, not exactly convenient. I have had pretty good luck with online chat, or phone support.

    Google's Pixel online support was pretty good the one time I had an issue there, pretty much on par with Apple's online chat.
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    06-02-2017 09:43 AM
  25. RobinPaul's Avatar
    Well I'm back on iPhone as well. I used a Samsung Galaxy S7 for 5 months but realized I did not use half of what the phone can do plus never costumized my homescreen. Also battery always went down so fast even in standby mode. Before the S7 i had a iPhone 6S and battery was good on that one. So since yesterday I am back on iPhone 7 32 GB model (got 1Tb of Onedrive Storage haha)

    I'm glad to be back on iOS which is more stable and more premium lag free apps.
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    06-02-2017 10:05 AM
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