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#51 Posted by _Chad (963 posts) -

Nothing. I don't use a phone.

#52 Posted by project343 (2812 posts) -

iOS to Android? The complete failure of Apple's ecosystem. I've got a Macbook Pro, I've got an iPad, I've got an iPhone. I'm heavily invested in their products and love every single one. Plus, I tend to dislike relatively 'open' systems as it tends to come with some jank.

#53 Posted by medacris (642 posts) -

I recently switched from a Blackberry, which I'd had for several years, to an iPhone 4 because the Blackberry kept crashing when it installed updates, and then the screen went all wonky and I couldn't turn it back on. I like the iPhone, but I don't have any apps that aren't pre-installed-- all I want to do with my phone is keep in contact with other people, and maybe have a camera app, YouTube, and a basic browser. I don't think I'm going to switch for awhile, but if I do, it'd probably have to be on the same calling plan I'm on now, not super expensive, not super slow or laggy. I don't care too much about the look of the phone, or the company that makes it, or anything like that.

#54 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

I'm really hoping WP8 ends up being awesome.

I'm currently on a 4S and I fucking hate it, I dropped Apple phones after my 3GS but with the premature death of my S2, I got given this thing for free and was too desperate to say no.

So if WP8 is good and the phones are good, I'll make the swap. Ditto Surface for my iPad, which I got over the Galaxy Tab due to being better to type on.

iOS is totally competent, but god damn do I hate Apple. I'll never buy another of their products.

#55 Posted by Korwin (2824 posts) -

I've used all 3 (IOS, Android, WP7)... so I guess it doesn't take much.

#56 Posted by BoG (5181 posts) -

If Apple changed their rigid interface, I would consider it. I really dislike the iPhone interface right now, and love how flexible my Android is.

#57 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6287 posts) -

Not much, because I still have an Env2.

#58 Posted by Jrad (621 posts) -

Swype on iOS. I used to despise touchscreens for typing; Swype changed everything. If you have an android, I'd suggest switching your input mode to Swype for a bit, if you haven't tried it already. It's fantastic.

#59 Posted by Giantstalker (1522 posts) -

If it came with a free phone - a good free phone - I would consider switching.

@Jrad: That's interesting, I've had Android phones for three years and have never tried the feature. It's that good?

#60 Posted by Jrad (621 posts) -

@Giantstalker: If you're used to touch typing and know the layout of a qwerty keyboard, it's amazing. I can write a message faster with Swype and one thumb than most of my friends can with a physical keyboard and two hands. If you use a lot of non-words when you text, then it'll take some time to adjust and add them to its dictionary, but once they're in, Swype's undeniably better than the other stock options.

#61 Posted by AgnosticJesus (542 posts) -

When my contract is up I will gladly ditch my iPhone for a Windows phone. I can't stand iOS.

#62 Posted by Judog24 (3 posts) -

The moment Apple abandons iTunes it the moment where I would switch to iOS with no hesitation.

#63 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4275 posts) -

The death of Google. As long as they're still operational, I'll still be using their services.

#64 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@hollitz said:

I'd probably switch to a Windows phone from iOS if I didn't love podcasts so much. I still may. Really don't dig how the updates just make my phone a slow, unresponsive mess.

What? Windows phone has great podcast integration, one that rivals iOS.

#65 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@AgnosticJesus said:

When my contract is up I will gladly ditch my iPhone for a Windows phone. I can't stand iOS.

Same, getting a blue 8x on tmo, looks nice.

#66 Posted by hollitz (1408 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver: Oh cool, I didn't know. I haven't been super impressed by my iPhone. Makes a Windows phone more appealing.

#67 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@hollitz said:

@BestUsernameEver: Oh cool, I didn't know. I haven't been super impressed by my iPhone. Makes a Windows phone more appealing.

If you do switch, seriously wait for the Windows phone 8 batch early to mid November. The Luma 920 look's like it's going to be the flagship, with the HTC 8x right behind it. This is a warning though, the app amount will be jarring at first, but it's the fastest growing mobile app store in history, and it's noticeable how filled in it gets every month.

#68 Posted by Daryl (1781 posts) -

I feel most comfortable with my IOS device. The android seems like its trying to imitate (poorly) and just throws in completely unnecessFuck off pleaseary steps to processes and different design choices for the sake of being different.

#69 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I'll probably switch when my contract ends in 2 years just to change to something new.

#70 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

i always find it odd how agressively protective some people are over the OS they happen to be using. just strikes me a weird.

i've had an iphone for about 3 years now and think its great. is simple, fast and eligant. i also love the apps store. but i would have no problem switching to Andriod if i liked the handsets, but i find mostly the phone feel like cheap plastic toys, like the samsung S3 etc.

#71 Posted by Genkkaku (732 posts) -

I'm currently running Android (4.1.1), and before this was Windows Mango then iOS before that.. I think the windows is by far the coolest, but the Appstore is shite, and Android's widgets make that a really interesting home screen..

#72 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

@Genkkaku said:

I'm currently running Android (4.1.1), and before this was Windows Mango then iOS before that.. I think the windows is by far the coolest, but the Appstore is shite, and Android's widgets make that a really interesting home screen..

why is the appstore shite?

#73 Posted by Genkkaku (732 posts) -

@Bell_End: Aside from the XBLA games which a few of are really cool and really well done it just doesn't have the variety or quality of apps presented in the Android/iOS stores.. It's kind of a wasteland comparatively..

#74 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

Curiosity, to be honest. I used iOS for three years but was always fascinated by Android. After getting a Galaxy S3 and an idea of what Android phones should and shouldn't be (thanks, TouchWiz) I've concluded that I like both, but will only recommended to my friends either iPhones or Nexus devices at this point.

By the time my current contract ends I've have a wealth of options on Android (though I'm less likely to choose phones purely on specs now) and the next big iteration of the iPhone will be coming around. If Apple can add a killer feature that other phones don't have (or perhaps improve overall functionality across the board) I may just go back.

#75 Posted by PurpleMoustache (104 posts) -

I would switch over to Android if the fragmentation issue went away, the phone I buy would not be out-done literally next week, and my apps transfered.

I am an Apple user, and I really like how my phone and my computer interact. I can receive a text on my phone, and respond to it, for free, on my computer.

The issue that Android has is that there are way too many devices with way to many configurations of internals, and way to many resolutions, and that makes developing an app for every device literally impossible. And because Android is so open and stuff, phone companies make monster phones and push them out, and just about every week my Android friends are jizzing themselves over "Nexus 25" or whatever.

Lastly, I like to play games on my phone. Not Angry Birds, but independent titles that might not get all the attention they deserve. For example: Waking Mars is a really cool story based game about bringing life back to Mars, that required a crack team of volunteers to port it to Android for the upcoming Humble Bundle. I'd rather give my money to the original developers.

#76 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

@Genkkaku said:

@Bell_End: Aside from the XBLA games which a few of are really cool and really well done it just doesn't have the variety or quality of apps presented in the Android/iOS stores.. It's kind of a wasteland comparatively..

sorry, i though you mean the apple appstore.

#77 Posted by PerryVandell (2103 posts) -

I'd like to try out the new Galaxy S but not enough to shell out the necessary cash. So...free?

#78 Posted by Kaiserreich (684 posts) -

Android 4 lyfe

#79 Posted by mikey87144 (1662 posts) -

@PurpleMoustache said:

I would switch over to Android if the fragmentation issue went away, the phone I buy would not be out-done literally next week, and my apps transfered.

I am an Apple user, and I really like how my phone and my computer interact. I can receive a text on my phone, and respond to it, for free, on my computer.

The issue that Android has is that there are way too many devices with way to many configurations of internals, and way to many resolutions, and that makes developing an app for every device literally impossible. And because Android is so open and stuff, phone companies make monster phones and push them out, and just about every week my Android friends are jizzing themselves over "Nexus 25" or whatever.

Lastly, I like to play games on my phone. Not Angry Birds, but independent titles that might not get all the attention they deserve. For example: Waking Mars is a really cool story based game about bringing life back to Mars, that required a crack team of volunteers to port it to Android for the upcoming Humble Bundle. I'd rather give my money to the original developers.

If you get a Nexus phone the fragmentation would not be an issue for you. Google releases those once a year. That issue is really for the low powered versions of the Android handsets.

#80 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

Someone to give me an iphone so I don't have to use this fucking Blackberry anymore.

#81 Posted by plaintomato (598 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

Androids would have to become the "it" fashion phone, and that doesn't seem likely at all.

iPhone started strong because it was new and awesome, it was all there was for anyone who wanted the latest and greatest toys. Then it skyrocketed from there because the "it" fashion phone matters for the uninformed - if everybody else thinks its "the best", best or not, it's probably a safe buy without actually having to learn anything for yourself.

Now it's just another smart phone, riding that wave of being "it", and that same uninformed crowd can still safely upgrade without having to actually learn anything about what else is out there.

But, I wonder how many people actually buy it because they care that it's the phone all the cool kids have - I have to think that doesn't matter to very many people, I really think it's the convenience of assuming "a million flies can't be wrong".

@BabyChooChoo said:

The death of Google. As long as they're still operational, I'll still be using their services.

But this is the thing for me too...Google's services are the key features for me; as long as it can fully integrate with those services, I'd probably go for the most RAM and fastest response time. The rest of crap is either equivalent or close enough across smart phones in comparable price ranges.

I tried Outlook.com since I was able to land my preferred email address, but having my preferred email address wasn't worth ditching Google's services. MS is playing catch up on everything these days...