Well, its been a month or so since i switched from IPhone to the SIII, and I thought it might be worth a quick post to say how it's going.
First a brief background. I've had iPhones since the 3, and also own an iPad (which I just happen to be writing this post on). I loved my iPhones, each one, and still love the iPad. I'm no fanboy, but they work, and that's it.
Why the switch then? Well, I got BORED. The OS has not changed for years (well, in any fundamental way anyway). I also don't do jail braking - quite frankly I shouldn't have to go through stuff like that to "enjoy" the OS. Even the apps stopped interesting me as nothing really groundbreaking was coming out.
And so far, I have to say I find the SIII a better phone in every respect, and the Android OS is absolutely superb, and totally refreshing. For the same reasons as I wouldn't jailbreak, I also won't root. However, I actually don't really see the need to root anyway - the OS is so flexible, configurable and changeable.
A couple of quid, and I have completely changed the look of my phone again (Nova Launcher Prime). And there must be a dozen more to go at yet (Go, Apex etc). All of them take little setting up and I can see a time where I switch between launchers depending on mood!!! Stick that in your iPhone
The phone works out of the box (like an iPhone) and I have yet to find anything that my iPhone did, that I cannot do on the SIII. In fact, most things are improved. That's not to dis the iPhone - they are improved because the SIII is later technology.
I spot one or two posts on here occasionally from people who are obviously switching, and asking "how can I get the SIII to do xxxxx, my iPhone did it". Honestly, there will be an app or a way. In addition, all the "things" I have seen people ask for so far - do the REALLY matter !!! Nope. Such minor things IMO - but hey
And why am I writing this on the iPad then? Well, simply because there is a fair bit of typing and my fat chubby fingers need a bigger keyboard for this lot. That said, I have spent more time correcting the iOS keyboard predictions than I ever do with my beloved Swiftkey (oh, I can't change the keyboard on my iPad can I)
I still love the iPad, it's great and always will be top of the tablets in many ways. However I think I may splash £159 on the Nexus7 soon - its at a reasonable price and I get to play with the new Android OS's as they come along
So, in summary, Android is likely to be my phone OS for a while (and if they keep updating every other month it could be a while before I change!!)
iOS still has a place on my tablet, and I should get iOS 6 when it emerges (bet it still won't have widgets though!!)
All in all, I would say, if you have switched from iPhone then MAKE the switch. Forget the "can it do this or that like my iPhone" and look at what it does do!!!
Just my opinion of course
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