socalfitness saidMy impressions from his article:
1. Before iPhone was clearly better, now they are comparable. In some areas Android on Nexus is better.
2. As far as being more "modern" overall, that is often subjective and probably driven by the author's desire for something different after getting used to iOS. Not unusual for techies, but that impression should be considered with that in mind.
3. Has the issue of app compatibility been addressed? Don't Android app makers still have more challenges working with different platforms leading to more unreliable apps overall? Again, if you're a techie and want to experiment, it might not be a big deal, but could be for those who have many apps and have benefitted, maybe even taken for granted, the fact that apps generally work on iOS.
4. Apple has made good strides with each major iOS release, despite naysayers who wanted a specific feature not included, or those who are just naysayers. Apple has documented 200+ new features in iOS 6. Still, as a platform matures, the changes often become more evolutionary than revolutionary. That applies to Android as well as iOS.
5. So Andriod on Nexus is now a reasonable alternative. Fine. Competition is good. Don't count Apple out from raising the bar again in iOS 7. Often products leapfrog over each other. If you want to spend a major part of your life switching with each leapfrog, fine. That is the author's business area, so what makes sense for him might not make sense for most.
3) It's not that much of an issue now. Even the low end Android phones aren't so low end any more. And I'd say Gingerbread is the baseline version and practically every app is compatible with that and Ice Cream Sandwich. There are occasional issues with older apps installed on the newer Jellybean.
4) Saying that iOS6 has over 200+ new features is a little disingenuous. Apple has a way of making something out of nothing. Starting with copy/paste. First they tell you that you don't need it and that it's a paradigm shift in productivity. Then next release, they offer copy/paste and call it a revolutionary new feature. It's the best iphone ever, etc. A lot what was added in iOS6 was integration with other apps/services.
Anyways, I think most people get caught up in the customizable aspects of Android, and that it's a phone for hackers/tinkerers. I don't think that's that main appeal of Android. I like Android because of the flexibility. There's more than one way of doing something. In iOS, you're restricted to how Apple wants to you to get things done. You have to adapt to their workflow. And that was pretty much the main point of the article. At the end of the day, computers and smartphones are just tools to make your lives a little easier. Get which ever one that fits your life better.