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

jimbo1mcm

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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.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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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.
 
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JaySoul

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Hmmmm good question actually.

On the Edge, maybe. Not on the standard S6.
 

cdm283813

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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.
 

spinedoc77

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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.
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.
 

Fireblade

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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...
 

epicrayban

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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
 

MasterRyu2011

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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.
 

Technarchy

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iOS on S6 Edge would be pointless.

However I wish the iPhone 6+ was running on S6 class hardware.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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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.
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.
 

Fireblade

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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.
Thank God they don't...

So glad I don't have to deal with iTunes and iCloud.
 

epicrayban

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Thank God they don't...

So glad I don't have to deal with iTunes and iCloud.
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
 

MasterRyu2011

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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.
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.