Left Thunderbolt for the Apple orchard
10-21-2011 05:01 PM
- Well, its been fun everyone. I have left the Thunderbolt for the iPhone 4s.
While I will miss the 4G capabilities, the truth is that I didn't get to use them often enough to make it worth it. When I first got the TBolt I checked the map and it said I was just covered by 4G coverage, barely. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case at all. The only times I have been able to take advantage of the 4G was when I went to my local mall, and sometimes at work (although at work it mist have been a fringe 4G signal because it kept going from 4G to 3G to 1X, draining my battery quickly). Most places I'm at now are 3G only, and it'll probably stay that way until 2013 or later. I think Apple was onto something when they said the technology just isn't quite there yet.
I'll also miss the bigger screen...I guess. I mean it was nice and all, but the iPhone's screen is pretty nice too. I'm used to it since I've been using my iPod touch for a long time.
And I guess I'll miss talking and surfing at the same time. I was so happy for that feature...and then I ended up only doing it once, and even then it wasn't that great because the data was super slow.
What I won't miss is carrying around a behemoth phone with its extra battery, and even with the extra battery it ate power like crazy! The iPhone has just enough widgets where I won't miss the extra widgets from Android. Also, I won't miss Android itself; I just wasn't that impressed, and I've had an Android device since the Droid2. I'm just tired of Google and the manufacturer's and then Verizon having to all come together just to get an update out that works - they just can't do it. And I don't want to have to root my phone just to get something that works with as little bugs as possible. Besides, its just a matter of time before Apple steals all that is good about Android and improves on it anyway.
I'll miss the community, especially all the time we spent waiting for Gingerbread...and still waiting....I'm willing to bet if I had a plain Google device, I might have stayed longer. But right now, I only need to carry 1 device instead of the 2-3 I needed before, and there is no waiting for the next update while Verizon and HTC and Google act like the 3 Stooges and try to get something that MIGHT work correctly.
Cya guys, its been fun.10-15-2011 12:32 PM
- good riddance........JK
I dont blame you one bit, if it wasnt for the stellar rooting community I would of ditched my TB months ago. Not for an iPhone though because $11 insurance and a $200 deductible is just insane to me but probably a Motorola device. Good luck with your double sided piece of glass10-15-2011 01:25 PM
- Congratulations on the switch! When buying the Thunderbolt in June I was on the fence about getting the Iphone4 or the Thunderbolt, I must say that after the gingerbread update I am saddened that I did not go with the Iphone. All the problems with the software not to mention the fact that just to have a phone that lasts a day I need an extended battery (along with the extended seidio case) turns it into a small brick. But I guess since I now have 2 seidio cases, 5 batteries,screen protectors, and so on I guess I will have it for awhile. AND luckily Verizon was nice enough to make sure that I have a good 20 months to think about that decision that I made...lol.. if I could go back in time to May 27, 2011, I would also have an Iphone4 right now. It may not have ALL the bells n whistles the Thunderbolt has, but atleast I would have a phone that I know "works" and lasts throughout the day... ohh well one can dream..lol
RescueEMT91110-15-2011 02:51 PM
- 10-15-2011 02:59 PM
I just think that, with Apple in charge of the device, Verizon can't mess with it too much. Its Apples way or the highway, and I like that. People like rooting; I tried it once, it just wasn't for me. That and it permanently messed up my Droid2. Android is a good concept...it just isn't for me.10-15-2011 05:18 PM
- I thought about waiting. I just don't have that much faith in Android, Samsung, or Verizon to trust them again with the Nexus. When I had the Droid2, everyone said Motorola was the worst with updates and skins, and that HTC and Sense was so much better. Then all the crap with the Thunderbolt happened, and the Gingerbread fiasco was the last straw for me. I didn't want it to be "oh the Nexus is a vanilla Android device, it will always get upgrades and will always work well without having to root" only to have my hopes dashed again.
I just think that, with Apple in charge of the device, Verizon can't mess with it too much. Its Apples way or the highway, and I like that. People like rooting; I tried it once, it just wasn't for me. That and it permanently messed up my Droid2. Android is a good concept...it just isn't for me.10-15-2011 06:19 PM
- Well the Nexus absolutely will always be updated ahead of everything. Its updates are handled by Google alone. Not Samsung, not Verizon. Google makes new version of OS, it gets pushed to Nexus devices. Much like the iPhone.
But you say Android isn't for you, and that is what matters. Though I don't think you gave it a totally fair chance. The Droid 2 issues after root... Well, those were your fault, you did something wrong. And the issues with the Thunderbolt, those are not typical of an Android experience. The Thunderbolt is a problem child.
Don't mean to be a hater or anything. Glad you found something that works for you. However, so long as you continue to come to an Android community forum to talk about why you turned away from Android, you are always going to have people challenge your decision and try to talk you into reconsidering. Go to a community like TiPb, and they will shower you with confetti, I'd imagine. And if you ask Siri, I'm sure she'll say you made a great decision. Which, like I said, if you are happy, then you truly did.
All the best.
Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk10-15-2011 07:08 PMLike 4
- you are either the type of person who wants a phone that does all the things YOU want it to do and many more your didn't even know about, and does it the way YOU want it to.
or your the type of person who wants a device that works with very few bugs the way the company who made it wants it to work, and only does what they want it to do.
you either like to customize and play around with your phone, or you don't.
you either want options or you prefer to conform.
Personally, I want options.
-Tm10-16-2011 01:11 AM
The number two reason is that there are a huge number of iPhone owners that think the iPhone was the first and only smart phone, and no other device has ever existed that can be a phone and play music. (in other words, they are clueless and what they have is best and WinMo/Android/Windows Phone/etc never existed) Those people are obnoxious and I don't want to be a part of that group.
But, if you don't mind a device that is controlled by Apple, and just works within their parameters, the iPhone would be the device to get. Fewer quirks I'm sure.
Just don't be one of those obnoxious people.10-16-2011 07:45 AM
- I'm the opposite, anything Apple isn't for me due to their highly controlled and proprietary nature (their way or the highway). It just completely turns me off on every level, so I simply cannot even consider any of their products, even though I have to admit some of them are beautifully designed hardware wise (don't care for how the IOS software looks or functions!).
One thing that has always irked me too to no end is the iTunes/device lock (although IOS5 is supposed to help there). I cannot say enough how much I really hate that software! It always caused a perfectly operating PC to lose performance (probably because it installs various services that are always running!!!) It's a little better now with the latest version that no longer includes/requires QuickTime. But, I refuse to install that crapware on my primary computer! It wasn't on ANY computer until last year when a family member bought an iPod and later an iPad2, so I was forced to install it on a shared "house" system. I don't use either device, but support them as the family tech geek (just updated both to IOS5 which was a PITA, each over 600MB in size to download and required putting them into recovery mode a few times after starting the upgrade process due to iTunes losing connection to them via USB).
Anyway, good luck and happy trails with whatever device you choose.10-16-2011 08:32 AM
- Why is everyone mad at this guy for his decision? The Thunderbolt was and is a crappy phone. I wanted to get rid of mine until I rooted it and custom Romed it. Now the phone is perfect and run circles around any iPhone. But not everyone is like me or like half the people on this forum and are willing to hack their phone. So if he feels better with an iPhone 4 so be it. Me personally am never leaving Android again. I also left it once for the iPhone and hated IOS. Came back real quick. I have found HTC and Samsung have the best and most smooth running android phones with the exception of the Thunderbolt. This guy just happened to have bought the wrong Android phone. I'm currently awaiting the Prime. Hurry Google.10-16-2011 10:11 AM
- I don't believe anybody has expressed anger in regards to his decision. And as I pointed out in a previous post, this is an Android community. Of course we are going to try to talk Android up, so long as he keeps coming back to the forum.
Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk10-16-2011 11:30 AM
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