Anybody else switching to iOS until they stop ruining Android

Dreday24

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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
 
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T5BRICK

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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
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.
 
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iOSaddict

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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:
 

the caveman

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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.

Yes but Nexus 5 is a pure garbage though. Yes i have one.
 

sunking101

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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?
 
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Ffosse

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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.
 

pedromcm.pm

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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. :)
 

I7guy

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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?
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.
 

mjschabow

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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.
 

rui no onna

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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.
Yeah, not exactly an option with Verizon or Sprint (CDMA).
 

sunking101

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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.
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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If you think a Nexus 5 is pure garbage then you have no idea what a good phone is sorry.
Great phone, crap battery life.
Am I talking about the iPhone 5 here, or the Nexus 5? ;-)
 

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No, not worth a read

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

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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? ;-)
But you said IOS had bloat ware, so wondering what is bloat ware in it.
 

Cnasty

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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.
 

Lloydbm41

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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
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.
 
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LIVEFRMNYC

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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.