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    Default Why did you choose to own a Android device?

    Why did you choose to own a Android device over a Windows phone or IPhone?

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    Default Re: Why did you choose to own a Android device?

    Mostly customizability and having a lot more choices in terms of hardware.
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    Customizability opttions. And the fact that I rely heavily the Google infrastructure
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    Default Re: Why did you choose to own a Android device?

    FREEDOM!!!!!!
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    Advanced Options e.g Root / Customizing
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    Default Re: Why did you choose to own a Android device?

    Customizability & root along w so many options.

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    I can do whatever I please with my device. The functionality of Android makes it better than any other OS. Until Unbuntu drops, Android is the best.

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    Ios needs to be jail broken to do what stock android can do.

    WP needs...a whole new management team going in a complete different direction to unlock it's potential.

    BB is dead afaiac.

    (Most)Android phones allow choice for what the individual wants as far as they desire to go with their phones,and some like my m8 are exceptional as is or with minimal changes.

    One other thing,I don't know if anyone else has noticed this or not,but most Android forums I read,doesn't have as many cry babies on them. Sure there is a lot of people who have issues and are looking for help,but good grief some of the other platforms have some of the biggest whiners I have ever seen,all you have to do is read some of the comments on some of the articles. Heck it's like a kindergarden at times.......While that may not seem a good reason to choose one platform over another,it certainly does get awful tiresome having to read through all the crying looking for additional information about stuff.


    Anyway I'm really happy now back on this phone and the wife is too. Freedom is an appropriate word for many reasons

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    2012 May/June. 7-8 years with continuous replacements for a SE P910i. Top end phones always out of my reach, or made no financial sense on outrageous contracts or outright. Working towards the London Olympics 2 colleagues had Galaxy S2's. Made enquiries online. Was able to buy an S2 for £140 outright 6 months after the S3 came out, if agreed to cheap £10 24 mnth sim contract. Were still selling around £400 if I remember and S3 well above 500. Delighted it was sealed and came with 4 0 ICS when I was expecting 2.3.
    No idea about Android. Apples were out of reach, thankfully. Just a great deal.

    18 months later still not much idea about Android until I bought a Note 3 on eBay, ex Amazon, and found Android Central.

    They let me in!
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    Default Re: Why did you choose to own a Android device?

    Price of handsets being one of the main reasons for me
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    Default Re: Why did you choose to own a Android device?

    Flexibility, hardware, and apps. Way more flexibility in the OS than iOS. More hardware choices than iOS and Windows Phone and nearly infinitely more apps than Windows Phone.

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    Default Re: Why did you choose to own a Android device?

    Flexibility, choice and speed of advancement.

    iOS is closed and static. You're stuck with one or two phones and your OS is pretty closed off... yes, you can jailbreak and fiddle with a few things, but your options are limited and you are still stuck with Apple telling you what your phone should do. Out of the box, Android is more fluid... rooting an Android phone opens up even more... and if you load custom ROMs, you can customize pretty much everything. Plus, with the vibrant development community plugging away, Android evolves quickly. With iOS, everyone just sits around and guesses at new features that they MIGHT get in the next version... with Android, devs go out and make those features themselves.

    WP? Well, if Microsoft hasn't managed to get that thing to catch on by now, I question the long term viability of the platform. I wouldn't even put in on the 'might look at' list. BB is just farther down the same path to extinction.
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    I owned I phones upto the 4. I saw the Note and was like I got to get one. The day I later I got it a friend said you know the note 2 comes out in 2 weeks. Before that I didn't know the difference or really care. I like both os. I just hate the fragmentation due to so many companies and delay of updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelrain82 View Post
    I owned I phones upto the 4. I saw the Note and was like I got to get one. The day I later I got it a friend said you know the note 2 comes out in 2 weeks. Before that I didn't know the difference or really care. I like both os. I just hate the fragmentation due to so many companies and delay of updates.

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    I know what you by delay of updates. Doesn't that come down to carrier though? Because for my Moto G I'm still running Android 4.4.2 and I'm using Boost mobile they still have not released 4.4.4 on Boost Mobile for this phone. But everywhere else this phone is sold has it

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    I don't remember exactly why I chose android over iOS but I'm very happy with my decision

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    I started my smartphone journey in 2006 with a Moto Q...remember those? It was really State of art in day...transitioned to HTC Ozone not ready to abandon Windows CE for iOS. Then got Verizon Trophy for WP7. I actually liked the phone for an advance over CE....but I saw people in Starbucks who could pay with their phones...I saw people at Southwest board without printing a ticket...my bank came out with an app. I could access none of that and after a year I got app envy and left for MOTO RAZR MAXX and ICS. Never looked back.
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    I have both a note3 and a iphone 5. Most of the time I find myself using i5 because of its size, easier to carry and use with one hand.
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    Default Re: Why did you choose to own a Android device?

    Market ecosystem is user friendlier for android (cheap).
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    I checked android because I feel more freedom with it. Customization is cool!
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    I've had an iphone before, but after my iphone was broken. I bought a new one with Android system in order to try out new things! I think Android is way better than Iphone after that, especially the "Back" button and its open-source code. Also, I love Java....so Android is one of the best thing I've ever had!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poltergeist93 View Post
    Why did you choose to own a Android device over a Windows phone or IPhone?
    I originally chose Android (HTC Thunderbolt) as it was the only LTE capable device on Verizon at the time. Since then I've been hooked and never looked back. Even prior to that, I really wasn't interested in Apple products due to their closed ecosystem and limited hardware options and Windows phone was DOA to me as I hate the tiled interface.
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    I chose Android because it has very good support for Google Voice. I wish everyone could use Google Voice.
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    There are several reasons to choose android phone over window phone or iphone

    1. Price - Android phones are cheap
    2. Models - There are more variations in model in android as compared to iphone
    3. Lot of Apps available on android although that are available in iOS but apps are cheaper in android
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    Default Re: Why did you choose to own a Android device?

    Well before my first Android I had a... Symbian. Yes, a bit embarrassing, but I won it in a contest when I had no smartphone. It was a N8 and it seemed great for me.
    When I broke that phone (fell into the swimming pool with it), I bought a Windows Phone (LG Optimus something). WP was new and it seemed good. In a week the phone fell three floors in a confusing episode I had insurance so they were going to give me another one, but they didn't have that phone so they offered me the Galaxy S2.

    With my S2 I discovered a new world about smartphones, tons of apps, flexibility, customization, etc. Now I have a Galaxy S4 and think that when S6 goes out, will be my new phone. (Although Nexus is an option too)
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    First of all i had an Windows Phone from work and i didn't like it at all it was hard to use and it wasn't that user friendly just from my point of view.
    And in my country an IPhone it's to expensive so i can't buy one. Most of all i don't like the iphone because it's not that useful. It's just by playing only by there rules and you don't have the access to modify it. So for me the best option is an Android Device that i can use in which way i wont.
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