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

    Apr 30, 2012
    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
  2. the caveman macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Bloatware is what keeps the price down. Take your pick. :cool:
  4. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    I switched because *GOOGLE* is ruining Android. The carriers are mere lesser minions.
  5. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    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

    Jun 3, 2014
    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

    Jul 28, 2011
    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

    Aug 21, 2007

    Yes but Nexus 5 is a pure garbage though. Yes i have one.
  9. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    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 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    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. macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2014
    Porto, Portugal

    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 P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    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

    Jan 8, 2012

    Ya. Because the google editions/nexus devices don't have bloatware.
  14. mjschabow macrumors 68000

    Dec 25, 2013
    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 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Yeah, not exactly an option with Verizon or Sprint (CDMA).
  16. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2012
    If you think a Nexus 5 is pure garbage then you have no idea what a good phone is sorry.
  17. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    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!


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


    Jul 27, 2009
    Premià de Mar
    By Daniel Eran Dilger

    No, not worth a read


    Ah, Android smartphone forced you to try ROM's, got it
  19. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    But you said IOS had bloat ware, so wondering what is bloat ware in it.
  20. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    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


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    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

    Oct 27, 2009
    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 Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Since when ? Unlocked off contract pricing is similar to iPhone.
  24. beosound3200 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2010

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