Damn you Google!

TechGod

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So my Dad just got his iPhone 6 and I was playing around with it and it was so awesome, like truly it was great.

BUT! I saw the Nexus 6 and man, I want that phone so bad. When the iPhone 6 was announced, I was thinking "Finally! Apple has caught up!" and now after the announcement of the Nexus, I feel blown away by how cool and clean Android L looks like.

What would you pick between the two?(I hope people realise I'm not trolling as from previous posts I've always said I would like to go back to iPhones, however Google has wowed me)
 

Jessica Lares

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You obviously want to stick with Android. ;)

Me, there is nothing that Android L brings that temps me. The new soft keys look horrible, and obviously this whole new security thing they're pushing is going to hurt the root scene in the long run. And honestly, Android isn't that great when you can't root it because that's where it shines the most.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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Both phone's are very good but the Nexus 6 is huge so that automatically puts it off my list. Its like the 6 and 6 Plus, the bigger phone simply puts itself out of the running.

If you don't mind phablet phones and have the pockets for them, it won't make a difference and you should get whatever phone meets your needs the best. Personally I would get the iPhone, but I already did. :)
 

TechGod

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Follow your heart, it already knows what you truly want.
And that would be the Nexus 6...

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Both phone's are very good but the Nexus 6 is huge so that automatically puts it off my list. Its like the 6 and 6 Plus, the bigger phone simply puts itself out of the running.

If you don't mind phablet phones and have the pockets for them, it won't make a difference and you should get whatever phone meets your needs the best. Personally I would get the iPhone, but I already did. :)
Ha! I'm 6ft3 so Phablets are easy for me to hold and operate.
 

beosound3200

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You obviously want to stick with Android. ;)

Me, there is nothing that Android L brings that temps me. The new soft keys look horrible, and obviously this whole new security thing they're pushing is going to hurt the root scene in the long run. And honestly, Android isn't that great when you can't root it because that's where it shines the most.
Jesus, get a real job
 

MRU

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Get the nexus 6, if your dad has a iPhone 6, you can at least experience the best of both worlds.

I'm sticking to my iPhone 6, Galaxy Alpha and Moto X 2013 personally. I have had nearly all the phablet up to this point but have gone completely off them at this stage for practicality sakes in my own daily use I always find their size to end up being a hindrance rather than advantage .... 4.7" for me is the best size, but we're all different and we all use our devices differently.
 

Sensamic

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Go Google, we all know their updates are way way better than iOS updates: cooler features, more useful, faster in bringing new tech, etc.
 

kevinof

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Oh come on. None of my phones are rooted. Don't need it - they work for me every day and work great.

Rooting Android is for the small minority of tech users that want to play. The hundreds of millions of regular Android users never root, never miss not having root and are perfectly happy with their Android phones.

You obviously want to stick with Android. ;)

Me, there is nothing that Android L brings that temps me. The new soft keys look horrible, and obviously this whole new security thing they're pushing is going to hurt the root scene in the long run. And honestly, Android isn't that great when you can't root it because that's where it shines the most.
 
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gotluck

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You obviously want to stick with Android. ;)

Me, there is nothing that Android L brings that temps me. The new soft keys look horrible, and obviously this whole new security thing they're pushing is going to hurt the root scene in the long run. And honestly, Android isn't that great when you can't root it because that's where it shines the most.
Believe supersu dev claims root is going to happen. Survival mode won't work through the ota but no way root is going anywhere. Chainfire will figure it out, that guy is so on the ball. I guarantee the wait will be shorter than the wait for ios 8 jb.

You better jailbreak your idevices with that attitude btw ;) I would argue a jb is more essential for ios than root for android since there is more control given to the user out of the box (for android)
 
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mrex

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And honestly, Android isn't that great when you can't root it because that's where it shines the most.
oh boy.. only small number of android users have root access. somehow your post made me wonder do you really understand the difference between rooted and non rooted devices... or are you expecting that you cant do much without a root-access...
 

Ddyracer

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Android L got root very quickly. Android 5.0 will get root probably once the DP hits.
 

Jessica Lares

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Considering I was on Android for two years, I know the difference between root and unrooted and I remember what I particularly used it for. :rolleyes:

But glad to see people aren't worried about it, and it's interesting that a lot of people here don't care about it in general.

Jailbreaking gets less useful every year. I do it, but I'm installing less tweaks than I was a few years ago.
 

nilk

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I want the smaller phone, with the larger amount of storage. Also, I want a good, high performance camera (both software and hardware matter for this). I am keeping my 128GB iPhone 6. I would've settled for 64GB storage on a Nexus if it wasn't so big.

I'm not sure what the camera on the Nexus 6 is like. But I expect with the Android L improvements it should be good. 4k video is a plus, though I might opt for 1080P at higher frame rates given the option (4k is at 30FPS).

If you want or don't mind a big device, and 64GB is enough for you, the Nexus 6 looks fantastic.
 

mrex

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Considering I was on Android for two years, I know the difference between root and unrooted and I remember what I particularly used it for. :rolleyes:

But glad to see people aren't worried about it, and it's interesting that a lot of people here don't care about it in general.

Jailbreaking gets less useful every year. I do it, but I'm installing less tweaks than I was a few years ago.
please give few examples why did you need to root your device.

to me it sounds odd to praise ios without jailbreaking and dump android without rooting...
 
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TechGod

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Go Google, we all know their updates are way way better than iOS updates: cooler features, more useful, faster in bringing new tech, etc.
Another plus point for the Nexus 6 seems to be in my opinion iOS 8 slowed down the iPhone 5 that is two years old but every Android update made my Nexus 4 faster...we are yet to see how L performs though.

The reason for the iPhone was the ecosystem, I have spent 400 dollars in the iTunes store and have a Mac that I love so getting a phone that integrates with my laptop seamlessly is an advantage to the iPhone.
 

iososx

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The reason for the iPhone was the ecosystem, I have spent 400 dollars in the iTunes store and have a Mac that I love so getting a phone that integrates with my laptop seamlessly is an advantage to the iPhone.
Actually that advantage only existed years ago. Now my Android phones integrate as fast an easy as my iPhone with my Macs, there's virtually no difference. I use Android and iPhone concurrently, they're both quite nice. The best of both worlds.