12-26-2013 10:20 PM
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    As I mentioned in another thread, Google does a good job making you feel like you're missing the party if you're not using Android. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but my eyes don't like the cartoonish icons and the overall lack of fit and polish compared to iOS. Does Android not provide for vector graphics for UI design ? I'm not a programmer so I might be way off this. I'm probably in the small minority that wishes Google Now played an even larger role than it does now. I would enjoy having Google Now as my home screen with a card that shows message counts and perhaps social mentions (Twitter, FB, etc ). I think Android OS gets better with each update but it's still not quite there in terms of fit and finish. The Nexus 5 was probably the nicest Android phone I've used to date (I've also used the Moto X and Galaxy S4 recently). I'm at mile marker 7 of a 10 mile stretch. Give me something closer to iMessage and polish up the UI and icons so that I can get back on the road.

    I'm an iOS user as well and I disagree. I don't think android lacks finish or polish. I think iOS and android are completely different. I like the way android looks, it feels different but I'm a good way. It would be annoying if Apple and Google did things the same way.

    I use both platforms daily but lately I have preferred my note 3 to my 5S. Android alleviates frustrations that I've had with iOS for years. I love android's sharing intents, default apps, and control. If I don't like something on android most things can be changed without root. Both platforms have their +'s and -'s. One area that I have noticed a significant improvement in android is chrome. Scrolling isn't a problem anymore and doesn't make me want to return my device.

    I do agree with you about iMessage. Google needs a like product. I was excited when hangouts with SMS was launched but sad when I got to use it for the first time. It's really annoying that hangouts doesn't merge SMS and hangouts conversations. So annoying to have two separate threads for the same person. That being said, I think it is still a huge improvement over the old stock SMS app.
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