iOS 9 problems = considering Android?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by syphern, Dec 20, 2015.

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Considering a nexus due to ios9 shortcomings?

  1. Yes I am! Apple needs to innovate again!

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  2. Hell no never!!

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  3. I'm jealous of nexus too :(

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  4. iOS 9.x rocks!

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  1. syphern macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys I can see a lot of people on this forum complaining about iOS 9.x is lag, sluggishness battery etc. Are you considering android? The nexus 6p is winning phone of the year etc. It's making me jealous!
     
  2. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    Android will always have more lag and stutter than iOS imo
     
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    5S, on 9.0.2, jailbraoken.....no compaints....works perfectly....for me, this thread doesn't make any sense.
     
  4. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    OP, these iOS 9 "problems" are being overblown a tad. No device I've had in iOS 9 has been unusable or frustrating to use to the point of feeling like throwing it away. They've all run smooth right down to the 4s

    not true. marshmellow is crazy fast and fluid especially on the phones that ran it out of the box.
     
  5. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    The only problem with iOS 9 is the random stutter on most devices. That resembles like the similar kind of stutter on Android Eclaír.

    The input delay where iOS waits 1-2 seconds after animation completes before it starts accepting user input also gives it sluggish feeling.

    Previously in iOS 6 and below, we were allowed to open apps midway of transition animation. That gave the illusion of speed even though the hardware was considerably slower.

    Lollipop and Marshmallow stutter too but only if the hardware is underpowered. But on S808 and S810, it is flawless
     
  6. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    The Nexus 6P in its current state runs circles around the iPhone 6 I have on iOS 9.60 FPS animations and not a hint of stutter on it.I may switch to it or the Galaxy S7 unless Apple fixes my performance issues.Android is smoother than iOS 9 in its current iteration
     
  7. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

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    Just ordered nexus 6p. Im tired of 6s plus hardware and ios problems.
     
  8. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    My wife (only one in family not on iPhone) just got a Galaxy 6 with latest software,etc. My 6s is much faster, long battery life, easier to use etc. than her phone. I think she regrets as I would. iPhone is much, much better
     
  9. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt that the 6s is much faster than the S6. I own one as well and it is a blazing fast phone. Still the fastest Android phone available until the new chipsets come out. Battery life is decent but could be better. My wife gets about 4 to 4.5 hours of SoT every day and when she plugs in at night she has about 15% left.
     
  10. cynics macrumors G3

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    I wouldn't say I'd "never" switch like the option I selected in the poll but I'm having a relatively pleasant experience with iOS 9. There is certainly room for improvement but I doubt Android is 100% flawless either....or any piece of software for that matter.

    When Linus Sebastian (notoriously hates on Apple) gives the iPhone 6S a better review than the Nexus 6p I'm fairly confident I wouldn't be happy with it.
     
  11. Agent2015 macrumors regular

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    Let me have your 6s plus! I'm a very happy owner of a 6 but would love your 6s. iOS 9.2 has been rock solid for me and performance is fantastic. I don't miss my android days one bit. Good riddance!
     
  12. moomanjohnny macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I'm going to switch to Android next year when my contract for my 6 is up. Gonna upgrade to the newest Nexus phone because I'm learning Android App Development.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I guess for someone that basically only or mainly uses their device to look at animations and that's basically it, that might make sense.
     
  14. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Seems like a logical move TBH.
     
  15. teeshot44 macrumors member

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    A few hundred bitchers that will complain about anything, out of tens of millions of iPhone users. Get real !
     
  16. John Mcgregor Suspended

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    Yes, android is so much better. Oh wait a second ...
     
  17. moomanjohnny macrumors regular

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    It depends on what you use a phone for. iOS and Android both have their own pros and cons.
     
  18. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    They're both good. Seriously, people look way too much into the minutae of these devices that essentially perform the same functions at the end of the day.

    iOS 9 "problems" and issues are overblown, as are statements about how "terrible" Android is

    There are those who will genuinely experience a bug and those suck. But just because one thread on one forum is made and a bunch of people reply and all join in, does not represent what the millions and millions of users are experiencing

    People move back and forth between both operating systems for the same reasons - either iOS is laggy and buggy so they switch to android and every year you have android users that experience the exact same thing and they switch to iOS lol

    They're both good, they both have their pros and cons, and guess what - they both let you make a phone call at the end of the day.
     
  19. moomanjohnny macrumors regular

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    This. I was going to say the exact same thing but I knew it wouldn't change people's minds so I didn't bother. People need to understand that they both have their own problems and neither one is better than the other.
     
  20. John Mcgregor Suspended

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    Well i guess if you use it for calls and messages its fine, but you don't need a smartphone for that.
     
  21. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    Animations make up a huge part of the iOS experience which is why them being smooth is important.Stutter severely detracts from the experience.At least let me jack up the animation speed so I can't see it
     
  22. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    60fps animations are a big deal. They are the reason people switched to iOS device in droves. Most people cant pin point why they like the platform because they dont know that it is this smoothness.

    Android does most things better than iOS but it lagged in smoothness dept for so long.
     
  23. I7guy macrumors G5

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    It's more important to me to be able join a video conference or answer an email than to watch the cc animation or notification stutter in Siri or recents.

    That said Apple should smooth out the animation but some visual artifacts will not get me yo switch platforms as they have their pluses and minuses.
     
  24. Radon87000 macrumors 601

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    Stutter is actually a major reason why many switched to iPhone in the first place.The 2 things you mentioned can be done even on a 100 dollar Android phone.Thing is its not smooth doing it
     
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    I can't see any good reason to buy a Huawei Chinese phone powered by a Google operative system ....
     

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