Convince Me.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by WhackyNinja, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000

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    Alright ladies and gents. Android users everywhere!

    I'm a iOS user...and I have been since 2010. I've been using iOS since 4.2 and for a year Windows Phone...but...we don't talk about that. Horrible Days. Dark Days. I've LAUGHED in the face Android. Ever since I first saw an Android phone was an HTC Evo Shift. Running Android 2.3, the fugly design just made me go for Windows Phone. (There was no iPhone in Sprint back then) But now ever since ICS and with those Google phones. Nexus 4 running PURE GOOGLE ANDROID no HTC Sense, No TouchWiz. Just Pure Google. Its been catching my eye. And I can remember...after the announcement of Android 4.2 and Google Now I said to my friend "Nexus 4...Android 4.2. Google Now...Oh Lord. You've broken me Google." So ever since then I've soften up towards Google. I started using Google services and keeping my eye on Android since that day. Now with iOS 7 being unveiled I think I started moving more back towards iOS but a part of me is wanting to go to Android. The Nexus 4 is a well designed phone and so is the system. Its sexy!

    But I need help. I want you all to convince me. Tell me WHY I SHOULD jump ship from iOS to Android and should I wait for the next Nexus phone.

    Give me pros and cons. Convince me. Convince an iOS user to go the Android side.
     
  2. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    It's late in the east coast but dude just take look at the forum; there's tons of material and resources to get a general idea what android offers. If you wanna research some more check out XDA-Developers, there's tons of good info in those forums.

    I was in your shoes 6 months ago and I went with the Note 2 and love it. The one thing I do regret is not getting a pure android phone. Other than that, Note 2 is awesome when you root it and install a custom ROM.

    Truthfully, it's going to take a lot from iOS 7 to bring me back to iPhone--including a bigger screen.
     
  3. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting a Samsung GS4 (i9505, not GE) in a few days, and the first thing I'll do is root, nuke TouchWiz and put CyanogenMod 10.1 on it. Then I'll replace the stock battery with a ZeroLemon (along with the TPU back).

    Can't do any of these with Apple phones without jailbreaking and major modifications, and I used iOS since mid-Oct 2011.
     
  4. WhackyNinja thread starter macrumors 68000

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    One thing I criticize about Samsung phones (some) is the over sized screen. Like have you seen the Galaxy Note 8...I know its not a phone in the US but it is in Europe apparently. THAT is like over done with the screen size. All I want is a decent screen size. 4 inches or probably 5 inches. Thats it.
     
  5. dkersten macrumors 6502a

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    I hate to be that guy, but our opinions about Android and iOS should not be the deciding factor on your next phone/OS. Its really something you have to experience yourself. Best way to do this is test one out at a wireless store. If you feel comfortable enough from there, buy an Android phone and test it out for 2 weeks before you have to make a decision and keep it or return it to a carrier. I know this post wasn't really what you were looking for but just because one person loves an OS doesn't mean the next person will.

    Just test out an Android phone and see if you like the openness and way Android does things.
     
  6. WhackyNinja thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I hate some of those themes. Like TouchWiz its not as sexy as the stock Android interface. Its simple, nice and just plain sexy.
     
  7. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I don't get why one would criticize a company for offering choices. So what if the Note 8 can be used as a phone? If someone wants to then so be it. I personally never would but that's me.

    And you seem to have pretty much made up your mind about most things so I doubt anyone is going to convince you of anything.
     
  8. WhackyNinja thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But I need cons. I've heard the pros. I've seen the pros. But no one has told me "THIS is what Android sucks at..."
     
  9. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    No one needs to convince you!!! Do your research man!!



    We cannot tell the advantages of Android to every single guy that creates a new thread!!
     
  10. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    Android cons? Um, you should have known by now.

    You can't brick non-jailbroken iOS unless you do something incredibly stupid.
     
  11. jamezr macrumors G3

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    I don't think we should convine you or talk you into a change like that. This should be a decision you make willingly...not something everyone has to talk you into doing. If you are not excited and enthused about making this kind of change you will eventually not be happy with the change.....
     
  12. walie macrumors 6502a

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    really? this is macrumors, you're saying you couldn't find ANYONE saying "android sucks at" on macrumors?
     
  13. lazard macrumors 65816

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    same can be said about Android. Pretty hard to brick a non-rooted phone.
     
  14. F123D macrumors 68040

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    You'd think the preview of iOS7 would be enough..

    Seriously though. No ones going to convince you to do anything. Do your own research and see whether Android fits your needs. Random people on the internet can't do that for you.
     
  15. crushvic macrumors member

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    don't want to be rude man.. but may i ask how old are you now OP? even my 12 years old daughter can decide what she wants.
     
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  17. WhackyNinja thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Gee. One simple innocent post and I got every one just criticizing me for posting a simple thread. Its ok though. I made my decision, no thanks to most of you....
     
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    Well to be fair you're not gonna get very far with posts like "no one has told me what teh android suks at".
     
  20. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I have no stake in your well-being or satisfaction with a smartphone and therefore don't need to convince you of anything - do what you want
     
  21. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Not true......look around at the forum.......we help everyone......But it is the way in which you proposed your switch to Android. Like it is anyones job to convince you to switch.......then you want to know what sucks about Android? C'mon now.........do some research....ask the right questions.....read the other threads of people that switched from IOS to Android. If you need help with something be humble and just ask......
     
  22. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    My recommendation is to try it. The OS strikes people differently so make sure wherever you buy there is a liberal return policy when the next device is available you are interested in.

    Some have tried it enough to know they wanted to go back to iOS in a heartbeat. Me? I like my iPad Mini and HTC One combo.
     
  23. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    It was late last night so I didn't want to get into a 'Pros and Cons' discussion about Android.

    Whacky, all I can tell you is, just switch over and test out Android for two weeks. I personally think you won't regret it.

    And for everyone who's suggesting to go to local retailer and play with the phone; personally, I feel you need about two weeks to really get a feel for the device, not just an hour or two.

    Once you realize everything you can do with an open OS, it's hard to go back to iPhone.

    So, go for it and let us know how you like it.

    Enjoy.
     
  24. alice04 macrumors regular

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    Me too. It's really hard to use soooooo much bigger screens. I'm also contented with a 4" screen. What's important is the processor right? :)
     
  25. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    I'll tell you what, once you go big screen, it's extremely hard to go back to 4" screens.

    Whenever I hold an iPhone now, it's too small for me since I got my Note 2.
     

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