Why can't you let go of Android and move to iPhone.

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mib1800

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OK, we have heard too many times before that iphone lovers would stand and die for what are essentially the following:- "apple ecosystem", "ios simplicity and the it just works tagline", "user experience" and "design and built quality".

Of course, we Android users sometimes can't really understand/appreciate the above vague concepts. Maybe Android users tend to be more practical and really want to see tangible benefits compared to the iphone camp.

Can we maybe hear from members here why YOU can't give up on Android. Note the "YOU" here (i.e. reasons that stopped you from moving to iphone)

I start with mine (using Note4). For me, it is just mostly one word to describe - Automation. I just can't do without the following (in order of importance).

-have the phone auto switch to vibrate mode according to appointment entries in calendar. And auto switch back to normal mode after that. Also during meeting only allow calls from important callers. Other callers sms is reverted. It sends shiver down my spine that if I use iphone I have to remember everytime to flip the mute switch before and after every appointment.

-I pick up my wife from work regularly so phone automatically sms her to be ready when my car is near pickup point. No need to fiddle with the phone while driving.

-have phone re-alert with sound regularly if there are unread sms or missed calls from important persons only.

-after midnight auto off mobile data so no notifications from any ip-based networks. Dont want the screen to light-up at random.

-one tap sms shortcuts to easily sent predefined messages (like - call me, waiting now etc) to people close to you. I just pull down notification and tap an icon and it is done. Just can't find anything like this on ios without jailbreak.

-Android BACK button. Not the basic and simplistic iphone back button. Android back button is global which retraces your screen/page/window you opened (which can span multiple apps). When I use the iphone, it is so slow/tedious/awkward using the task manager to go back the navigation tree.


I am also very reluctant to give up the following too:-

-nfc sticker on my car phone cradle which activates driving mode, have BT turned on and activate music player and google map.

- phone will auto send best wishes Sms to people having birthdays or anniversaries.

- voice calls recording.

- direct USB drive support as well as usb-host allowing me directly plug in to phone to play video. I think on ihone it is just ridiculously tedious. Load to icloud and then stream it back or use the one master itunes PC which takes ridiculous time to convert the file. Too much fuss when I just want to watch the video once and discard.

-auto wall paper change.

-infra-red remote - little thing that's so handy.

-super AMOLED screen. Not matter what expert screen test said, I still like the vibrancy and contrast and viewing angle.
 

Oohara

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Sorry, but I think this horse has been beaten well dead already.

Those who are really interested in smartphones/mobile tech in general already know the reasons why Android users don't move to iOS and vice versa. We don't need to list it all again.

The only thing that needs to be let go of here is trying to change the opinions of others. Only when we do that can the discussion of the pros and cons of various mobile OS's and devices become truly interesting and productive.
 

The Game 161

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Because the iPhone doesn't compare in hardly any of the most important features I want in a phone. Sadly I can count on a few things that are worth having on the iPhone. My note kills the iPhone in pretty much every area that matters to me.
 

jamesrick80

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Letting go of android for iphone is almost like letting go my pc and going back to the typewriter....too many limitations ;)
 

556fmjoe

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I don't like Apple software, the controlling philosophy behind it, and their license agreement.
 

daflake

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More importunately, who cares? I mean, unless you work for Apple and are trying to get new business, then why does it bother you so much that Andriod users don't switch? It is a personal choice for most and that answer alone should suffice.
 
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Cnasty

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More importunately, who cares? I mean, unless you work for Apple and are trying to get new business, they why does it bother you so much that Andriod users don't switch? It is a personal choice for most and that answer alone should suffice.
Then what would this forum talk about every single day regurgitating over and over and over and over and over the same debate?!!?!?!?


I agree with you BTW.
 

mrex

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iphone is too ordinary and a basic device. why android: more functions, productivity, make life easier and more interesting... i dont see any benefits to build apple ecosystem (??), because i already do everything crossplatformly: win, android, osx(/ios). and i dont definitely see any benefit to build everything around one system...
 

Oletros

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iphone is too ordinary and a basic device. why android: more functions, productivity, make life easier and more interesting... i dont see any benefits to build apple ecosystem (??), because i already do everything crossplatformly: win, android, osx(/ios). and i dont definitely see any benefit to build everything around one system...
Really? Trying to start a flame bait?
 

mercuryjones

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iphone is too ordinary and a basic device. why android: more functions, productivity, make life easier and more interesting... i dont see any benefits to build apple ecosystem (??), because i already do everything crossplatformly: win, android, osx(/ios). and i dont definitely see any benefit to build everything around one system...
I'd really like to hear you sell how Android "makes life more interesting". Please, go on...
 

mrex

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I'd really like to hear you sell how Android "makes life more interesting". Please, go on...
just try and learn =)

smartwatches (+tasker/trigger/etc), all-in-one (phone-tablet-pen /remotes), nfc + tasker/trigger... make them work with other bt devices (automate stuff)...

lots of fun to find new ways to use your device...

unfortunately i still need to cook and clean, not even android can do that much!
 
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mercuryjones

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just try and learn =)

smartwatches (+tasker/trigger/etc), all-in-one (phone-tablet-pen /remotes), nfc + tasker/trigger... make them work with other bt devices (automate stuff)...

lots of fun to find new ways to use your device...

unfortunately i still need to cook and clean, not even android can do that much!
That's making life "easier" or more "efficient". But "interesting"? I just don't buy it.
 

ElectronGuru

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Many really good examples, but it don't get this one:

- direct USB drive support as well as usb-host allowing me directly plug in to phone to play video. I think on iPhone it is just ridiculously tedious. Load to icloud and then stream it back or use the one master itunes PC which takes ridiculous time to convert the file. Too much fuss when I just want to watch the video once and discard.
So you load the video onto a USB drive, then either 1) load it again into the phone or 2) have the drive sticking out of the phone while viewing? Just because there is apples way (which is really about selling content) doesn't mean there aren't better options on both platforms.

Apps like nPlayer can download videos in just about any format and from just about any server (WebDAV/SMB/FTP/googledrive), then play them unconverted at full quality.
 

BigRed1

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As a recent convert to android, it basically comes down to money. The iPhone is too expensive and they have no real cheap alternative. That's it. I like them both just fine for different reasons, but I'm a cheap bastard, so my decision is made.
 
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