View Poll Results: I moved over to Android!

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  • Yes - of course!

    49 76.56%
  • Thinking about it - on the fence.

    11 17.19%
  • Nope - I moved back to IOS

    4 6.25%
08-17-2013 01:06 PM
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  1. Notsosure's Avatar
    4s to s4. IOS does have a more polished app store but I love the size of my s4. The replaceable battery is a big factor in my decision. Constant charging and using diminishes the life of the battery and in about 1 year or 2 battery will need replaced. I personally don't enjoy having to spend money and completely replace my phone just bc of battery issues, its much simpler to just open the back and replace a new battery. So I choose a phone that has the best hardware and replaceable battery. Save myself from a huge headache later. Plus let's be real here, since iOS ditched Google their stock map app sucks. I prefer to go with google map as default and only with an android will I be able to set Google map as default. That is one move that Apple made a huge mistake on. They would've had a better chance in this market if they teamed up with Google.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
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    06-29-2013 04:59 PM
  2. gollum18's Avatar
    4s to s4. IOS does have a more polished app store but I love the size of my s4. The replaceable battery is a big factor in my decision. Constant charging and using diminishes the life of the battery and in about 1 year or 2 battery will need replaced. I personally don't enjoy having to spend money and completely replace my phone just bc of battery issues, its much simpler to just open the back and replace a new battery. So I choose a phone that has the best hardware and replaceable battery. Save myself from a huge headache later. Plus let's be real here, since iOS ditched Google their stock map app sucks. I prefer to go with google map as default and only with an android will I be able to set Google map as default. That is one move that Apple made a huge mistake on. They would've had a better chance in this market if they teamed up with Google.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
    Actually I think the ios app store is quite bland. The play store is far better looking and easier to navigate in my opinion. Everything on the ios store looks like big chunky blocks.

    Sprint GS3 Running TN's Msg and Chubbs
    06-29-2013 06:30 PM
  3. AngelArs's Avatar
    I personally don't enjoy having to spend money and completely replace my phone just bc of battery issues, its much simpler to just open the back and replace a new battery.
    Only thing I don't like about my One is that it doesn't have a replaceable battery. I'm not worried about the battery going bad, as I'm sure I'll replace the phone long before that happens, but if the phone ever gets wet having a removable battery is a BIG asset. For that reason I am going to get the phone waterproofed next month, and all things being equal IMO it's still the best phone on the market.

    Plus let's be real here, since iOS ditched Google their stock map app sucks. I prefer to go with google map as default and only with an android will I be able to set Google map as default. That is one move that Apple made a huge mistake on.
    Apple didn't make a mistake. Google wouldn't work with them and Apple had no choice but to kick them to the curb. Google deliberately was making a watered down version of maps for iOS, and that's a big no-no. Apples first attempt at a mapping app was poor, I'll give you that, but the first version of google maps was crap too. The betas I've seen of Apples next version will amaze a lot of people. Mapping is the the single hardest app to make. It takes huge amounts of people, and huge amounts of data and time to be assembled. Google has around 7000 people working JUST on their mapping app. Apple doesn't, yet. What Apple does have a lot of is money, and they can fix the mapping app easily with it. Whenever Apple focuses on a project, you can bet it will be good. In the long run Apple made the right move. Apple simply cannot partner with google, as it's not a smart business move, and they are even moving away from samsung as their parts supplier. Took them a while to realize this but the wheels are now in motion.
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    06-29-2013 07:09 PM
  4. FishenFool's Avatar
    And the above post shows something I've long felt to be true. Apple could market crap on toast as their new device and the iSheep would wait in line for it.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-29-2013 08:58 PM
  5. Christopher Matthews Jr's Avatar
    ^^^ well said.

    Tapped from my Nexus 10.1
    06-29-2013 09:06 PM
  6. AngelArs's Avatar
    And the above post shows something I've long felt to be true. Apple could market crap on toast as their new device and the iSheep would wait in line for it.
    Really? So the truth makes you afraid of Apple? How predicable and boring.
    06-29-2013 09:14 PM
  7. Christopher Matthews Jr's Avatar
    Since when is expressing opinionated beliefs, showing fear?

    Tapped from my Nexus 10.1
    06-29-2013 09:23 PM
  8. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Apples first attempt at a mapping app was poor, I'll give you that, but the first version of google maps was crap too. The betas I've seen of Apples next version will amaze a lot of people. Mapping is the the single hardest app to make. It takes huge amounts of people, and huge amounts of data and time to be assembled. Google has around 7000 people working JUST on their mapping app. Apple doesn't, yet. What Apple does have a lot of is money, and they can fix the mapping app easily with it. Whenever Apple focuses on a project, you can bet it will be good
    I don't really disagree. Yes, Apple Maps will get much better. Remember that Google isn't remaining stagnant, though, so their Maps will also be continuing to improve. Apple will likely be behind for quite a some time.
    06-29-2013 09:33 PM
  9. AngelArs's Avatar
    Since when is expressing opinionated beliefs, showing fear?
    Apparently you don't know what bias or prejudice is. LOL....

    I don't really disagree. Yes, Apple Maps will get much better. Remember that Google isn't remaining stagnant, though, so their Maps will also be continuing to improve. Apple will likely be behind for quite a some time.
    Anything is possible. After a year or two passes I don't think that google staying on top is a given though. They can make mistakes too. I'm sure Apple feels that it would be a nice feather in their cap. They certainly are making significant progress in a short amount of time. Some are starting to say that they now prefer Apple maps to google. And don't forget about Nokias maps. The consumer will win here. Competition is a good thing.
    06-29-2013 10:18 PM
  10. nickgalaxys4's Avatar
    I jumped from Apple to Android. I love how my GS4 is like a little computer how I can control the ram and CPU.
    06-29-2013 11:15 PM
  11. WiFi_Guy's Avatar
    I actually like both Map programs. For most of the traveling I do, the routes have been correct. I do have built in NAV in my vehicle, so I don't use it very often.

    When I have to use a rental car, I just use Apple Maps.

    From what I see so far, the only thing I will really miss is iMessage. I use it on my MBP a lot when I don't feel like using my phone. When it comes to apps for Android, is there a texting app that can be used both on the phone, and on a computer? Sorta like iMessage? Seems like "Hangouts" will be that item.

    Also, I'm thinking about getting a 16GB Active, then tossing in a 32GB card. Right now, I have a 16GB iPhone 4S, with apps and some pictures(couple gigs), I have 2GB left. I assume the 16GB Active + 32GB card will support me fine?
    06-29-2013 11:24 PM
  12. Christopher Matthews Jr's Avatar
    Apparently you don't know what bias or prejudice is. LOL....
    This is in fact, an Android forum, am I correct?

    And yes, I do know what bias, and prejudice is. That is why I said 'opinionated', as most opinionated beliefs express bias, and prejudice.

    Please try to be a little more subtle, when insulting my intelligence.

    Tapped from my Nexus 10.1
    06-30-2013 06:36 AM
  13. FishenFool's Avatar
    Really? So the truth makes you afraid of Apple? How predicable and boring.
    I am not afraid of Apple. Matter of fact before I upgraded from WebOS, iPhone 5, HTC One, and Samsung GS3 were all considered and heavily played with before I went with the GS3. Just didn't much like the way the interface worked on either the iPhone 5 or the HTC One.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-30-2013 06:48 AM
  14. shoii's Avatar
    This is in fact, an Android forum, am I correct?

    And yes, I do know what bias, and prejudice is. That is why I said 'opinionated', as most opinionated beliefs express bias, and prejudice.

    Please try to be a little more subtle, when insulting my intelligence.

    Tapped from my Nexus 10.1
    Don't try to argue with angel it's an impossible situation. All you will see is, LOL and a comment following how your an ***** and he's so smart.

    GS4 Love
    06-30-2013 07:09 AM
  15. Christopher Matthews Jr's Avatar
    Don't try to argue with angel it's an impossible situation. All you will see is, LOL and a comment following how your an ***** and he's so smart.

    GS4 Love
    Haha I will keep that in mind. Thanks brother.

    Tapped from my Nexus 10.1
    06-30-2013 07:11 AM
  16. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I'm one of the 'thinking about it' voters. I've been watching the S4 since it was first released(and reading alot here in AC) by AT&T back in April, although I'm on Verizon but they didn't have the device just yet. I wasn't crazy about the 16gb because of how much room the OS consumes leaving the actual device with about 9.60gb avail. I don't *think* I'd use up that much space on apps, but hey, one never knows, right? I was happy to see the 32gb was released by Verizon this weekend, so that's bending my arm a bit more. What the major factor is here of holding me back, is I don't have an upgrade avail, so I would have to pay FRP of the $699....and that's killer! Lol (yes I know I could make monthly pymts). I wound up giving my upgrade to my son twice because he needed them, one being the S4 he just got himself last month. I've checked out his hands-on on a few occasions, and I like what I see. Another thing drawing my attention is the screen size & the fact that I've been wanting to experience the android software. I have the 4S now and my eyes aren't what they used to be....sure I could wear reading glasses, and I do to help out. Plus, I need to feel 100% sure I'm ready to make the switch as well. Last thing I'd want is to switch, and after a week give up because I wasn't completely 'open & ready'....know what I mean? I know there will be a learning curve of how things are done differently, and I want to have the patience to learn them and not give up.

    So, for now I'll wait patiently till an upgrade on our account opens up to see what I'm going to do then.

    For now I'll continue to lurk here and enjoy everyone's ss's in the meantime lol.
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    06-30-2013 07:32 AM
  17. Christopher Matthews Jr's Avatar
    I'm one of the 'thinking about it' voters. I've been watching the S4 since it was first released(and reading alot here in AC) by AT&T back in April, although I'm on Verizon but they didn't have the device just yet. I wasn't crazy about the 16gb because of how much room the OS consumes leaving the actual device with about 9.60gb avail. I don't *think* I'd use up that much space on apps, but hey, one never knows, right? I was happy to see the 32gb was released by Verizon this weekend, so that's bending my arm a bit more. What the major factor is here of holding me back, is I don't have an upgrade avail, so I would have to pay FRP of the $699....and that's killer! Lol (yes I know I could make monthly pymts). I wound up giving my upgrade to my son twice because he needed them, one being the S4 he just got himself last month. I've checked out his hands-on on a few occasions, and I like what I see. Another thing drawing my attention is the screen size & the fact that I've been wanting to experience the android software. I have the 4S now and my eyes aren't what they used to be....sure I could wear reading glasses, and I do to help out. Plus, I need to feel 100% sure I'm ready to make the switch as well. Last thing I'd want is to switch, and after a week give up because I wasn't completely 'open & ready'....know what I mean? I know there will be a learning curve of how things are done differently, and I want to have the patience to learn them and not give up.

    So, for now I'll wait patiently till an upgrade on our account opens up to see what I'm going to do then.

    For now I'll continue to lurk here mad enjoy everyone's ss's in the meantime lol.
    *applause*

    Best set of reasons I've seen for sitting on the fence, about switching devices.

    Tapped from my Nexus 10.1
    06-30-2013 07:44 AM
  18. jasonb's Avatar
    When I made the switch to smartphones I started with the original Motorola Droid, then I got the HTC Incredible, then I left android mostly because of poor sound quality with headphones and with audio in my car. I recently just switched back from an iPhone 4 to the GS4. Android has come a long way in the last 2 years, thats for sure. Coming from an iPhone 4 that was getting slower by the day, the GS4 is an absolute beast. 2GB of ram and a quad core 1.9ghz processor is beastly, the big screen and better battery life is also a plus.
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    06-30-2013 08:34 AM
  19. Christopher Matthews Jr's Avatar
    I think it's safe to say Gingerbread, was Android going through puberty.

    Tapped from my Nexus 10.1
    06-30-2013 08:37 AM
  20. Marck527's Avatar
    I think it's safe to say Gingerbread, was Android going through puberty.

    Tapped from my Nexus 10.1
    Haha

    What about ios? It has barely changed. so it's still hasn't hit puberty?

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 Exynos
    06-30-2013 08:45 AM
  21. bistwo's Avatar
    I came from an iPhone 4 to a GS4. What got me was how many more cool features the GS4 has over the iphones. I don't miss anything about the iPhone. The GS4's battery lasts a little longer than my iPhone. I usually make it through the day on moderate to heavy usage with 4g on.

    posted from my Samsung Galaxy S4
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    06-30-2013 08:53 AM
  22. dava's Avatar
    That's what I was thinking.... Plus apparently most people who replied are confusing their phone with it's operating system. When people start blaming charging systems plugs you just have to roll your eyes. People on the Apple forums would probable leave similar answers to the ones above. People switch from android to iOS everyday and are just as happy. From a developers viewpoint it's all about the ecosystem, and Apple wins there, but android has now progressed to the point where it almost doesn't matter. I think for most people once they progress past ICS the similarities of both systems are similar. iOS7 is going to be amazing that's true, but android will catch up. This market is too competitive for them not to.
    not really an eye rolling point though is it? when infact you need the "phone" to work the ios and for both to work you need to charge it etc, if i was all about ios the OP would have just asked questions about the system and not what "phone" was used before etc

    imo both come come hand in hand and to work one you need the other etc so its not so much a mix up between ios and phone its self , its about the whole package
    06-30-2013 03:37 PM
  23. WiFi_Guy's Avatar
    It's definitely about the whole package.

    They both have their Pro's and Con's. Both are amazing products. Out of all the phones I looked at, I prefer either Apple or Samsung, IOS or Android. Windows phone is actually quite smooth, but their I just don't feel it is for me.

    At the end of the day, yes it is just a phone. Why should someone stress so much about it? I know I do because it is my only phone, a very important business tool, navigation for when I am completely lost(travel a lot), my only camera..etc. I probably use my phone more than my the 5GHz i5 computer I built, lol.

    Now if I can get ATT to not try and charge me $30 a month for unlimited family texting. My family is only 2 people, why do they have to charge some much for texting? My line of work is right up their ally, so I know it's not difficult at all. The data packet is so small.

    That and I need to speak to my employer about our Exchange environment. It essentially wants SU rights to my phone. I have an HP Touchpad with JB. When I try to add my work email, it asks for all kinds of rights.

    I really appreciate everyones unbiased reviews. It's extremely helpful. No matter if I move to Android or not, I think you guys should keep voting. This will be great for anyone else like me, stuck on the fence and having a hard time deciding.

    Let me know if there are more items you want added to the poll. EDIT: How to I change Poll settings, lol?

    Hah, this sounds like such a first world problem. :P
    06-30-2013 04:12 PM
  24. AngelArs's Avatar
    This is in fact, an Android forum, am I correct?
    Yeah I guess it's 'only' and android forum when you don't want to hear the 'whole' truth huh? BTW, that's a redundant question.


    I am not afraid of Apple.
    Your response proves differently. Sorry but it's a matter of history now.

    Another thing drawing my attention is the screen size & the fact that I've been wanting to experience the android software.
    The new Sony is supposed to have a 6.4 inch screen (almost tablet sized). Plus it will be completely waterproof (instead of just water resistant). If it's space that you want then later this year a new SD product will be coming out that will expand any HTC One up to 2TB. I'll be testing a prototype out in a couple of weeks if you need more information about it, just let me know. A good way to learn about the best screen size for you is to go into a store that sells smartphones and start playing around with them. Your eyes may love a certain screen size, but your hands may not. This will give you a good idea of what works best for you.

    06-30-2013 04:52 PM
  25. Farish's Avatar
    It's definitely about the whole package.

    They both have their Pro's and Con's. Both are amazing products. Out of all the phones I looked at, I prefer either Apple or Samsung, IOS or Android. Windows phone is actually quite smooth, but their I just don't feel it is for me.

    At the end of the day, yes it is just a phone. Why should someone stress so much about it? I know I do because it is my only phone, a very important business tool, navigation for when I am completely lost(travel a lot), my only camera..etc. I probably use my phone more than my the 5GHz i5 computer I built, lol.

    Now if I can get ATT to not try and charge me $30 a month for unlimited family texting. My family is only 2 people, why do they have to charge some much for texting? My line of work is right up their ally, so I know it's not difficult at all. The data packet is so small.

    That and I need to speak to my employer about our Exchange environment. It essentially wants SU rights to my phone. I have an HP Touchpad with JB. When I try to add my work email, it asks for all kinds of rights.

    I really appreciate everyones unbiased reviews. It's extremely helpful. No matter if I move to Android or not, I think you guys should keep voting. This will be great for anyone else like me, stuck on the fence and having a hard time deciding.

    Let me know if there are more items you want added to the poll. EDIT: How to I change Poll settings, lol?

    Hah, this sounds like such a first world problem. :P
    A couple things.

    Call ATT and ask for account retention and see what they can offer you. They will give a credit against unlimited texting to reduce the costs.

    On Exchange I do not believe they can remove Exchange SU permissions on a per device basis(Honestly I never ran into a situation like this to look). It is usually company policy and if they disable that feature for one they have to disable it for all(If anybody knows that this is no longer the case, please inform me because I haven't ever had this requested).

    If you have any sensitive company emails like location passwords etc, they probably want the ability to remote wipe if the device is lost.
    WiFi_Guy likes this.
    06-30-2013 04:53 PM
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