If IOS could run on the Galaxy S6 would you buy it?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jimbo1mcm, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I know it is a pipe dream, but it's fun to think about stuff. It really looks like the S6 Edge hit it out of the park with the 14nm processor and the upgraded camera.

    I would absolutely buy the S6 Edge if it could run IOS.
     
  2. Kapybarus macrumors regular

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    Small battery and draining screen, thats my answer
     
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    I probably would as the exterior of the S6 is a really nice design. It has some influence from the current iPhone too so its already appealing. The mirrored back is a bit of a fingerprint magnet though but that can be resolved I think.
     
  4. jimbo1mcm thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The processor is supposed to be more efficient. I guess we'll have to see.
     
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    I'd like to install stock Lollipop on my 6 Plus actually.
     
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    Hmmmm good question actually.

    On the Edge, maybe. Not on the standard S6.
     
  8. cdm283813 macrumors 6502

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    I'm saying no. A live wallpaper alone would show off the edges. And there are already tons of third party widgets that can be parked along the edges. It would be a waste to put iOS on the phone.
     
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    I wouldn't mind Android 5 on my 6+ either. Oh and a notification light too.
     
  10. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    HELL no, I can't go back to such a primitive OS. Now if Android were on the iPhone 6+ I'd buy that in a second.
     
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    If I could choose what was on the s6, I'd choose stock android
     
  12. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah why would anyone want to bottle neck that power house with ios.

    This phone can prolly run a ps3 emulator lol
     
  13. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    IOS would be the reason I wouldn't buy a S6, with Android there is a chance.

    Seriously, if I want IOS, than I buy an iPhone...
     
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    I have always got the impression iOS is a lot more efficient so to me I think the potential of the S6's hardware would be greater, but hey it will never happen anyway nor does it need to. :)
     
  15. epicrayban macrumors 603

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    Nope. I'm over iOS. The features and freedom of android have been liberating. My phone actually does what I want now. My oneplus one is easier to use now that it's set up just the way I like it. Easier than my iPhone 6.

    I wish I could get the s6 or s6e running cyanogen though! :p
     
  16. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    if ios ran on the galaxy s6, then it would be an iphone 6 :rolleyes:
     
  17. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    Why?? Android handsets (the premium ones) are way better than an iPhone. People buy iPhones for iOS.
     
  18. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

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    Just curious? Do you really just want your home screens to be a grid of square icons? Do you want to be able to pull up a menu with quick access to wifi, bluetooth, etc?

    Do you really just want it to look and feel like an iPhone? If so, you can already do that with a myriad of launchers on the Play Store. Check out the One Launcher.
     
  19. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    iOS on S6 Edge would be pointless.

    However I wish the iPhone 6+ was running on S6 class hardware.
     
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    Do launchers allow you to connect to iTunes, use iMessage, FaceTime, photo stream and iCloud? I don't think they do so perhaps there is more to it that just looks. If it were about looks alone I think iOS would still get it.
     
  22. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    Thank God they don't...

    So glad I don't have to deal with iTunes and iCloud.
     
  23. epicrayban macrumors 603

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    Me too! Part of the liberation that I recently made from my iPhone 6 to the Oneplus One.

    Things are so much easier to set up and use on Android, in my opinion. :D
     
  24. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    Fair enough but they were features that convinced me to drop Android after 4 years.
     
  25. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

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    I understand iOS is more than just looks. I'm asking the OP what he/she truly means when they say iOS on an Android device. Some people truly do think of iOS as just the home launcher and how things navigate. If that's the case, Android phones can for the most part mimick it.

    By the way, I think of iTunes,iMessage, FaceTime, photoStream, and iCloud as apps, first party apps, but still apps. There is a viable equivalent to it on Android (Whatsapp, Hangouts, Skype, Google Drive, Google+). Well maybe not the horrendous iTunes. Nothing is worse than it.
     

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