I’ve been diehard Apple since 2011 (used android prior to that). At that time it was a smoother, more secure, more premium experience. Lately, the software hasn’t been as top notch as the reputation preceding Apple, device costs are at an all-time high, and the software-while functional hasn’t really changed too much in look since the OG iPhone. I’ve been dabbling in android for the last several weeks (Pixel 2 XL, Essential phone, S8). I prefer their level of customization. I can be simple one day and absurdly techie the next. I also prefer the ability to pay more or less for devices across a broad range of companies. The things holding me back are: "()" annotates the main reason for each point... 1. (No true iMessage replacement.) Idc about the extra features. I send a lot of media and knowing almost 10x out of 10 there will be no compression is awesome. Whatsapp’s limit is 16MB and FB messenger is 25MB prior to compression. Apple docs state 100MB and outside sources state closer to 220MB. 2. (My inner circle all use iOS) except one. See above reason. 3. (RCS is a mess.) Supposedly it should be unified across carriers this quarter but that’s been the argument for several years now. 4. (I am (kinda) concerned about the level of data mining) associated with Google. I’ve disabled a lot of settings but the other side of me wants to leave them on in order to enjoy all google and its assistant has to offer. 5. (Is chrome OS enough) for someone that uses a bigger device for document creation/edits, email, browsing the web, and streaming? 6. (Most apps really do look better on iOS.) They feel smoother and more polished. 7. (App exclusives.) I write a ton of notes on my iPad Pro using Notability. I haven’t found an app that is as smooth or easy to sync across devices. I’m currently looking into one note. Suggestions? 8. (I have everything Apple)...phone, tablet, laptop, watch, TVs, and even the router. Has anyone switched from iOS lately that has spent more than a month with the system and sees him or herself staying with android? I’m pretty much on top of the fence and looking for a slight push to make the commitment lol TL;DR: I want to switch to Android but am a little hesitant due to the reasons listed. Have you switched recently and see yourself staying with the droid life?