Considering switching to a Nexus 4 from iPhone. I have some questions about android, and some gripes about apple. Gripes: 1) As a tech-savvy person who feels the need to tweak their phone constantly, I was very annoyed by the dumbed-down interface of iOS, and felt like it was intended for people who had no clue how to use a computer. 2) Being unable to set my default apps is very annoying. I use Chrome as my browser (even though it's significantly slower than Safari, apple's purposeful doing), gmail for mail, and now google maps instead of apple's atrocious half-baked effort. 3) I didn't like the one-size fits all idea, I like my options in phones; I did't want to be forced into a tiny 3.5 inch screen, when I could easily operate my friend's 4.8 inch Galaxy SIII 4) There was a total lack of innovation from the "Think Differently" Company. iOS 5 was a complete ripoff from Android, and iOS 6 was a step backwards with maps. 5) Apple was behind with the tech, with a minuscule screen, no LTE, and a vastly outdated CPU. Questions: 1) I love the Google Apps on iOS; Apple's stock apps don't even compare to what Google offers. However, I've heard that Google apps on iOS are actually better designed and more functional than on their own platform. Is this actually true, or do their apps across platforms compare well? 2) How do Google's Stock Apps work compared to Apple's overall? Apple's Phone, Messages, etc. apps all feel very well organized and usable; do Android's compare well? 3) Albeit my complaints with iOS, I really enjoy my MacBook. I've heard Android is horrible syncing with Macs, though I assume everything will sync and be chained to my Gmail account. 4) I've heard that Android is asesthetically unappealing, but after playing with a Gnex and a Nexus 7, it doesn't unappealing at all. What's the genreal consensus on Android's visual appear these days? 5) Viruses. Are they as big a deal as mobile security companies and Apple Fanboys claim they are? Thank you so much for the help, thanks in advance!