An iPhone Lover’s Confession: I Switched To the Nexus 4. Completely.

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    Jan 05, 2013 2:59 AM GMT
    Pretty interesting read for those that are considering the switch. I've been hearing that an Android phone + ipad tablet are the perfect combination.

    http://gizmodo.com/5973073/an-iphone-lovers-confession-i-switched-to-the-nexus-4-completely
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    Jan 05, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    Thinks for sharing!
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    Jan 05, 2013 11:32 AM GMT
    Grr.. Nexus 4 is like an illusion. Damn you google and LG!!
    I don't care about Ipad or the matter of fact any tablet.
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    Jan 05, 2013 11:38 AM GMT
    xrichx saidPretty interesting read for those that are considering the switch. I've been hearing that an Android phone + ipad tablet are the perfect combination.

    http://gizmodo.com/5973073/an-iphone-lovers-confession-i-switched-to-the-nexus-4-completely

    Any tablets comparable to the iPad available? I'm not up to speed on this. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 05, 2013 12:42 PM GMT
    this makes me feel like my phone is really outdated haha. it hasn't even been a year since i bought it.
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    Jan 05, 2013 1:27 PM GMT
    Thanks for the link. Very Useful.

    I have never had an iPhone. I was a Verizon user and did not want to switch to ATT for the iPHone. When Verizon introduced the Droid, I started using the Droid with the intent that I would switch to the iPhone when it became available on Verizon.

    My contract is up with Verizon and I can upgrade my phone. I was hoping to jump over to the iPhone 5 but when I compared it versus my Driod....I could not really find a reason to make the switch.

    After reading this article, I will look at the Nexus!

    Thanks again.
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:52 PM GMT
    I've never used an iPhone and not planning to, but I will say that I think the new Droid Razr HD with Jelly Bean is just about the perfect phone. I can't think of a single complaint and I use it very heavily. From Dropbox and Photobucket to texting 5,000+ texts per months to many email accounts on it, I think I use just about everything it can do and I'm very happy.
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    The nexus 4 is the best decision I ever made.
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    Jan 05, 2013 3:20 PM GMT
    Forgive my skepticism, but this reads like an Android press release. No ordinary smartphone user writes something like this. It's been edited & massaged to perfection, and has too many corporate talking points, to be believable as a personal user report.
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    Jan 05, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    My 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.
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    Jan 05, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    With an upcoming free upgrade with my mobile priceplan, I'm beginning to look beyond the iPhone 5. I'm a tad afraid to get a new non-iPhone phone but the exclusivity of the iPhone 5 is very unappealing. This also makes me realise how Apple controls it's customers in a way... Thanks for the link OP!
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    Jan 05, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    Seriously, as long as Apple's main competitor on the Android side was HTC, a relatively tiny outfit with little R&D oomph, they could win the hardware battle hands down.

    Now that their main competitors (on the hardware side) are Samsung and LG, two of the giants of the electronics industry, it's hard to believe Apple can keep its edge. Especially under the uninspiring leadership of Tim Cook.

    I love my iPhone 3gs, but I have no envy of my roomie's iPhone 5. Ooh, it's faster! Ooh, it has a higher screen resolution! Ooh, it is lighter! Who cares?

    Now, the Nexus 7 I got, that's a different story. Everybody's lifestyle is different, but a 7 inch tablet is going to be my replacement for a phone in the long run.
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    Jan 05, 2013 4:46 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidForgive my skepticism, but this reads like an Android press release. No ordinary smartphone user writes something like this. It's been edited & massaged to perfection, and has too many corporate talking points, to be believable as a personal user report.


    Apple fan boi ^^^^
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    Jan 05, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidForgive my skepticism, but this reads like an Android press release. No ordinary smartphone user writes something like this. It's been edited & massaged to perfection, and has too many corporate talking points, to be believable as a personal user report.


    Exactly!

    At my job, I've had to help people with their Android phones and trust me, they are so laggy and buggy, it's not even funny. Even with old iPhones, I never had a case of it being so slow to operate. Also, the quality of apps on the iPhones are much better than the android. Android has had so many cases of viruses going through their network, especially what is happening recently.
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    Jan 05, 2013 4:59 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidForgive my skepticism, but this reads like an Android press release. No ordinary smartphone user writes something like this. It's been edited & massaged to perfection, and has too many corporate talking points, to be believable as a personal user report.


    It's not skepticism, it's ignorance.
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    Jan 05, 2013 5:05 PM GMT
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    ART_DECO saidForgive my skepticism, but this reads like an Android press release. No ordinary smartphone user writes something like this. It's been edited & massaged to perfection, and has too many corporate talking points, to be believable as a personal user report.


    Exactly!

    At my job, I've had to help people with their Android phones and trust me, they are so laggy and buggy, it's not even funny. Even with old iPhones, I never had a case of it being so slow to operate. Also, the quality of apps on the iPhones are much better than the android. Android has had so many cases of viruses going through their network, especially what is happening recently.


    Explain to me why Apple's iPhone continues to lose share to Android phones.
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    Jan 05, 2013 5:20 PM GMT
    well this is turning into android vs iphone thread we've all seen on the web. these are just simple phones that are not worth arguing about. One is not better than the other, just pick what works for you. Don't impose your preference on others.

    Anyways I'm no expert but heres my take on the two platforms. iphone is great for its intuitiveness and simplicity and droid is good because there is a lot more ways to get around to it, like rooting and easy unlocking and jail break. The guy who wrote the article explained he is very technology savvy, which is probably why he likes android over iphone because he knows how to get the best out of it.

    Personally, i play a lot of games on my phone, and i didn't want to stay on contract so i bought a droid off craigslist for a good deal. My friends are not as dorky as I am, and they couldn't be happier with their iphones.
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    Jan 05, 2013 5:28 PM GMT
    Boris said
    ART_DECO saidForgive my skepticism, but this reads like an Android press release. No ordinary smartphone user writes something like this. It's been edited & massaged to perfection, and has too many corporate talking points, to be believable as a personal user report.


    Exactly!

    At my job, I've had to help people with their Android phones and trust me, they are so laggy and buggy, it's not even funny. Even with old iPhones, I never had a case of it being so slow to operate. Also, the quality of apps on the iPhones are much better than the android. Android has had so many cases of viruses going through their network, especially what is happening recently.


    Apple fan boi ^^^^

    You gotta get up to date. Was at one time, but no longer true IMO.
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    Jan 05, 2013 7:35 PM GMT
    not_superman saidWhy would anyone want android+iPad when they can get android+android?
    Not really sure. That seems to be a common theme coming from some iphone users that switched to Android. I guess the tablet experience is better on the ipad. Also, lots of cable networks have ipad/iOS only apps. One of my co-workers has an Android phone. But uses his ipad to watch tv/movies and play games.
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    Jan 05, 2013 7:53 PM GMT
    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.
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    Jan 05, 2013 8:00 PM GMT
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    ART_DECO saidForgive my skepticism, but this reads like an Android press release. No ordinary smartphone user writes something like this. It's been edited & massaged to perfection, and has too many corporate talking points, to be believable as a personal user report.

    Absolutely agree. Clearly Android realizes it can reap billions in additional revenue by targeting the RJ audience.

    At first I thought you actually agreed.

    Where've you been?

    Lurking with his sock accounts. You can tell it really is southbeach because of the illogical argument he presents.

    The article in question does not target the RJ audience, it was merely linked here by an RJ member. One of southbeach's other sock accounts is named "strawman".
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    Jan 05, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
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    ART_DECO saidForgive my skepticism, but this reads like an Android press release. No ordinary smartphone user writes something like this. It's been edited & massaged to perfection, and has too many corporate talking points, to be believable as a personal user report.

    Apple fan boi ^^^^

    One could just as easily call you Droid fan boi. Or perhaps Apple hate boi.

    When your rationale descends to name calling, you've lost the argument. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 06, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
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    ART_DECO saidForgive my skepticism, but this reads like an Android press release. No ordinary smartphone user writes something like this. It's been edited & massaged to perfection, and has too many corporate talking points, to be believable as a personal user report.

    Apple fan boi ^^^^

    One could just as easily call you Droid fan boi. Or perhaps Apple hate boi.

    When your rationale descends to name calling, you've lost the argument. icon_razz.gif


    Sweetheart, pretty mild compared to the name calling you do.

    Bitch!
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    Jan 06, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    That article was made for poor advertising alone. The Nexus does not sell and thay is the sad truth that wont change anytime soon. Reasons why this article is BS:

    1-No one with an Apple ecosystem at home would ever consider switching to Android for the simple fact that Android does not work with anything Mac.

    2-All the features and advantages of Android listed on the article have always been part of Android, it didn't just happen yesterday.

    3-The advantages of Android are also the stenghts of iOS and viceversa so you really need to find the compromise that works for you. iOS is a more stable platform, with by far less issues than Android and almost 0 malware presence. Think of the fact that 95% of all corporations switching from Blackberry are going iOS not Android.

    I own an iPhone, if I made the switch to Android, the following would happen:

    1- I won't be able to AirPlay music and video to my Apple TV

    2 - I won't be able to AirPlay music to my Airport Express

    3 - I won't be able to get pictures taken on my phone to go to my Apple TV and iPad.

    4 - 90% of all people I know have iPhones which means no more meta data sharing no more photo stream sharing and no more iMessage and all the cool things that come with it.

    5 - No more network monitor of my AirPort Extreme and Express through my iPhone.

    6 - I will not be able to remote control my Apple TV with my phone.

    7 - All my iTunes library, gone.

    8 - All my apps which are for the most part better made for iOS than anythig else, gone.

    9 - All videos gone.


    And the author is telling you that he just made the switch to a Nexus so that he can play with widgets and download random files into his system? He is probably the first person ever to insert Android into an Apple ecosystem. You either go all Android or all iOS. Going all Android does not mean everything Android will work as there are many companies that implement their own features like Samsung so will still find yourself with an overall poor experience compared to a Mac ecosystem. That's why it is about choosing the right compromise.
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    Jan 06, 2013 4:37 PM GMT
    I m not iPhone either.