Anybody else switching to iOS until they stop ruining Android

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Dreday24, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Dreday24 macrumors regular

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    Hello Team,

    Is anybody else switching to iOS until manufactures and carriers(Verizon), stop utterly ruining phones by installing bloatware and copies of google services that aren't as good(samsung). As much as I like android its getting frustrating that all the devices must at least be rooted before you can even make your phone usable. I think that google should do something because its really ruining the android experience.

    thanks for reading
    dreday
     
  2. the caveman macrumors 6502

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  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Bloatware is what keeps the price down. Take your pick. :cool:
     
  4. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I switched because *GOOGLE* is ruining Android. The carriers are mere lesser minions.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    You do have the option to buy Android phones that DONT have carrier bloatware or useless services. Just buy Nexus or Google edition phones. I think the new "Android Silver Project" will help with this too.
     
  6. iOSaddict macrumors regular

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    Definitely will come back to iOS with the iphone 6. Selling my iphone 5 and switching to g2 is the biggest mistake I made this year in terms of gadgets. :mad:
     
  7. huschpuscheli macrumors regular

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    but you can send photos over bluetooth. /s

    i don't know: is this still an argument of ios bashers from the android camp?
     
  8. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    Yes but Nexus 5 is a pure garbage though. Yes i have one.
     
  9. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Like iOS doesn't have bloatware, apps you don't use but can't remove? Why is the Samsung scenario any different? Just disable the apps and don't use them!
    In iOS I never use Game Center, Passbook, Reminders, Weather, News Stand, or Stocks. I don't need the Contacts app either, as the same thing is available within the phone app. If you don't use Safari, you can't delete that either. Tell me the difference between Android bloatware and Apple bloatware?
     
  10. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    No manufacturer or carrier bloatware on my Moto G. in fact, no carrier. I don't understand people who don't buy unlocked phones. I just put in whichever sim I want to, whatever I've got lying around.

    I'll stick with both Android and iOS.
     
  11. pedromcm.pm macrumors 6502

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    Seriously?

    You can you guys just switch like that, for some given period of time? Don't you have anything ecosystem-related (apps, games, music, etc.)? Didn't you guys inform yourselves better?

    Jesus, Americans. My goal is to go iOS only, but I'm an Android user for years to come. Android is perfectly fine for basic usage (texts, facebook, chats, twitter, web browsing, etc.). I don't need a 700€ device for that.

    I will buy it when I work for it and it "pays itself". Until then a "clean" (cyanogenmod, AOSP) phone with any dual core and 1 GB of RAM is enough for me, especially because my MBAir is so awesome I only use my phone for making calls. :)
     
  12. I7guy macrumors G5

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    There is no carrier stuff on iOS. That is bloat ware. If your definition of bloat ware is apps you can't remove that you then every operating system in the world has bloat ware. Some apps/programs are just locked down.

    So IMO, iOS has no bloat ware even though I don't use the maps app and can't remove it as one example.

    That is the difference, verizon does not add additional apps to IOS. And IOS does not beg or entice you to further part with your money with come-on apps.
     
  13. cynics macrumors G4

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    Ya. Because the google editions/nexus devices don't have bloatware.
     
  14. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    I have been on Android phones for over 3 years and finally made the switch to ioS, but for different reasons than bloatware and the reasons aren't even necessarily Android's fault.

    I just realized after a while that the openness was more of a distraction to me than a benefit. I became so obsessed with trying different ROM's and other tweaks that I wasn't using my phone for the right reasons anymore. I would miss calls because I was installing different ROM's or tweaks, just not worth it anymore.

    The size of the iPhone 5s is a little tough to get used to but the 4.7" iPhone 6 will be perfect.
     
  15. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Yeah, not exactly an option with Verizon or Sprint (CDMA).
     
  16. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    If you think a Nexus 5 is pure garbage then you have no idea what a good phone is sorry.
     
  17. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    There is no carrier bloatware on my Android device. I always buy SIM-free, so perhaps that's why. Really though, why would that be Android's fault if your carrier piles crap onto the o/s? Switch carrier!

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    Great phone, crap battery life.
    Am I talking about the iPhone 5 here, or the Nexus 5? ;-)
     
  18. Oletros macrumors 603

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    By Daniel Eran Dilger

    No, not worth a read

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    Ah, Android smartphone forced you to try ROM's, got it
     
  19. I7guy macrumors G5

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    But you said IOS had bloat ware, so wondering what is bloat ware in it.
     
  20. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I am considering it.

    Tired of the inconsistency of Android lately on my devices but I am also considering Windows Phone.
     
  21. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    You do know that there is this thing called a 'choice'. You can 'choose' to go and buy a subsidized, bloatware filled (and logo stamps all over the phone) Verizon Android phone OR you can choose to buy a no contract, unlocked phone from Google or Moto X that has no bloatware.
    Funny thing about choice is, you have to choose to use it.
     
  22. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Nope, I(and anyone) can easily permanently disable any carrier bloat and I like Samsung's Touch Wiz, it's never been a hassle for me and remains bug free 99% percent of my usage. Sure pure Android seems smoother, but I'm not some OCD freak.
     
  23. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Since when ? Unlocked off contract pricing is similar to iPhone.
     
  24. beosound3200 macrumors 6502a

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    Why?
     

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