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    I wonder about the author if he's claiming that excellent battery life is an advantage of iOS devices...

    As for bloatware, don't buy phones from carriers. And if the manufacturer adds a lot of bloat avoid them too - some are worse than others, so you have options.
     
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    He is right about some apps. I've checked out some I own for Android, and the ones for the iPhone have much more in them.
    Some of it is programming and some of it is American outlook.

    The one app I really want called Astromist ( I had it on Palm) is on Apple and it isn't being rewritten for Android. Gentleman said it was not the easiest thing to re-code.

    I'm looking at weather programs from OZ and the EU. They have more weather information than we do. Our users seem to care about that there are cute stickers to place on your group weather reports or selfies.
     
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    Honestly, as someone who has a best friend that's a die hard apple lover, I have no complaints with Android as an OS. The faults I see are more on the carriers and handset creators than the system itself. Android in it's pure form, unfettered by carrier/manufacturer bloat, and carrier/manufacturer denial of upgrades is a wonderful thing. I have the Nexus 6 and got it initially because I was a huge fan of Motorola, now I keep it because I love having 100% control over my fate. Add to that that I am on Project fi and I have no one between me and the mother ship and it's wonderful. I'll be upgrading someday when they come out with a Nexus I like, but until then I am up to date with the latest and greatest and my phone continues to hum along.

    So, if I had a magic wand and wanted to make Android "better", I'd make all manufacturers push out stock android handsets, dictate they make their propitiatory software in app store format that can be added or not as the user chooses, and that were not a part of the OS so that updates would go out to all phones at the same time from Google. I would also dictate the same to the carriers, no bloat, only app store add ons should the user choose to do so and no ability to stop updates.

    That way only the hardware capability itself would stop updates to the end user. (When a phone could no longer support a certain upgrade.) That would stop the fragmentation problem which as I see it is the only "flaw" in Googles model.
     
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    You make a great point @shalemail or several I should say. The problem is that some users, or apparently most (see attached) don't see it as bloat, it's added functionality. According to Verizon, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. I'm thinking more along the lines of AROMA service. or package deals, How would you like your Android today. There could be several "flavors" available, starting with Vanilla of course. Anywhere from slim and streamlined to well slow and steady.
    [​IMG]

    I'll still take Android anyday.
     
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    After looking at what MS is doing - I'd be leery of any forced updates until all specs on update were out. There are conveniences I don't want or even need on the phone.

    I run legacy software, can't afford upgrades and don't want W10. Anything more current is done on Mint.
     
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    And whenever Ubuntu Touch gets out of Beta........or wait that was Android.
     

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