So I was browsing the world wide web yesterday and came across a very interesting youtube series of videos, I don't know the guy and he's got a very annoying smug feeling about him, BUT, after taking me through the denial, anger, compromise, phases.. I finally came to the realization, that iOS is falling behind Android.. and fast!!
Think of every annoying little thing that you though, why can't I do that on my phone? turned out that Android users can do!
so, since I have every iDevice out there, and absorbed every aspect of the apple system, it will be like pushing myself out of my comfort zone to try and embrace a new operating system, and what's best but try to put if up for debate and see if I'm missing something, or is Android really that much more flexible, easier to use, and integrated than the iOS??
it's a 5 part series, but you'll get the idea from the first 5 minutes...
There are still things missing in Android that are in iOS so it isn't a perfect ecosystem and they have a nasty habit of preventing updates unlike our iPhones. Still there are things apple could learn from.
Sorry; Reliable phone with a solid feel to it; and proper update cycle. Not waiting months for new updates or wondering whether my 6month old iPhone 4S will see the next iOS update or when it will see it. Much prefer that to Android phones; which only are "better" then iPhone because of useless gimmicks; which the average user wouldn't care about
Also 400 devices vs 2?
More realistically in my mind id say 8 iOS devices
non-retina running iOS 4
Non-retina running iOS 5
Retina running iOS 4
Retina running iOS 5
I guess it's all Steve jobs fault! Getting us all spoiled and expecting nothing less of perfection from any apple products! Hehe
I went to the future shop next door to look at the android phones, and honestly, I just can't get myself to see myself using one!! 2 things that I really hope will be added to the new iOS, ability to attach files from email, as opposed to the other way around. And the ability to have shortcuts! Turning Bluetoot, hotspot on/off, checking usage and all those settings.
The C3 3D maps are just gorgeous!!!!!
Android is quick to deliver features that are not tested and at times troublesome. I can't remember how many times I accidentally left Wifi Hotspot on and was left with a dead phone on my afternoon commute. Android's Wifi hotspot feature is a battery hog to begin with, in an hour the battery would be down to 60-70%. iPhone, no less than 80%.
I've always been frustrated numerous times when the Phone app would crash on load... it's a PHONE! Make sure that core app doesn't crash for any reason!
Apple may be slower but when the feature comes, you know it'll work. Of course they've had some follies, location based reminders is a battery hog.
Android is neat and I like the little innovations they bring, but they'll always be like that project car in my driveway, fun but unreliable. iOS is my daily driver.
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Trust me, I have an Android phone(have had 3 now) and although you may be able to do more than an iPhone the quality of applications is a lot worse than on iOS. The reason being that developers make tons of trade offs in performance/graphics in order to run on as many android devices as possible. I currently have a Galaxy Nexus and it stutters on simple games such as scramble with friends which isn't even a graphics intensive game.
I always make the joke that it's a good thing that you can access the batteries on Android devices... how else are you going to be able to turn it off and on when it crashes and freezes?? My wife has had to do this many times with her LG