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  1. Bruce WK

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    A survey, just want to know guys` thinking when you choose Android.
    Why did you choose Android instead of IOS?

     

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    I was a Windows Mobile fan when the iPhone came out. But then Microsoft in all it's wisdom decided to remove external memory from the next iteration of Windows Mobile and I jumped ship to Android. I don't think Apple has ever had external memory for the iPhone, have they?
     
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    I also asked myself sometimes why I never had an iOS powered devices.

    Maybe the first ownership plays an important role for later purchases. My first handheld device with a real OS was a Psion bought in 1997, a couple of other devices I have owned were shipped with Windows CE. Then came the GPS and PDA with Windows Mobiles as operating system. I remember my Mio GPS and a Dell PDA running Windows Mobiles.
     
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    More flexibility, more choice of model (well any choice of model at all back when I started), and since the iOS interface (pages and pages of launcher icons) was basically the same as a 90's PDA it felt old-fashioned and unimaginative to me even when the first iPhone was released.
     
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    Because I thought a landscape physical keyboard was better than any touchscreen keyboard.
     
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    Because it's cheaper to start developing apps for Android than it is for iOS.
     
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    for me, it is a heavy distaste for anything Apple and their regimented control over what I can, or can't do. Apple pissed me off back in 1981 when I needed to add more RAM to my computer and they wanted more $$$$ for 64 mBtyes of RAM than I could buy a whole damn 286 computer for....

    I had 5 Apple machines at the time, and I just up and advertised them all in the paper, $3,000 and you can have them all, all or none, and they disappeared the same day.....

    I then bought a very good 286 and never looked back. I will never allow an iOS device in my house again
     
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    Multiple apps at once, which iPhone cannot do
     
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    If this is true, I won't regret my choice for Android.
     
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    You get this with Nougat although Samsung tablets have had it a couple of years now. Multi-Screen or Split Screen something like that means two apps at once. Now that Google supports it I expect more and more apps to be Multi-Screen compatible.
     
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    No freedom and just being a non conformist. I bought an HTC EVO 4G and was blown away by that phone. It was more more powerful than the iPhone 3/4 at the time. (Owning a Nexus and a couple of Notes (and rooting)helped cement my loyalty to Android) Also, Apple's accessories are more expensive overall.
     
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    Because I can get rid of all the crap I don't want.
     
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    More customization.
    A larger selection of phones.
    More affordable phones.
     
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    In 2000 something or other I had an iPod, I liked it but hated iTunes. It would lock my laptop up and was so cumbersome to use. I decided I didn't like Apple. When I was contemplating joining the 'in crowd' and looking at smartphones I knew it would not be Apple's iPhone, I had heard rumor of something called Android. Since I was a Googler anyway I figured it was right for me. Had to wait 'til Verizon got on board with the Moto Droid though.
     
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    Just couldn't deal with iTunes any more.
     
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    Just couldnt go above €200, but otherwise i still wouldnt buy ios Powers device because of all the customization Android has
     
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    1. I could not afford ATT at the time
    2. I could not afford apple stuff
    3. I had windows phone.. and android seemed a logical move
    4. wanted more apps that windows phone did not have
    5. wanted more customization.. apple could not
     
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    I chose android then ios because i can do more then what ios cant do and i dont have to upgrade my phone just to run an app that requires a newer ios version or device less money, less time and more fun plus majority of the apps on the Apple store arnet free but android most are free
     
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    Actually the HTC EVO 4G kinda sucks now then back when it came out it run games smoothly but ram and storage sucked and it gad a older OS Gingerbrea
     
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    Price and because I am not a fashion victim and don't like being told what to do with my hardware by the iPolice.
     
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    Choice.

    I want a "smartphone" to be just that... smart. I want the info I consider important when I want it, in the way I want it. The regimented iOS UI didn't, and still doesn't, appeal to me.

    I also appreciate a choice of handset design and features. Everyone is unique, after all. ;)
     
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    My last two phones were iPhones (5 and 6). Before that, I had owned two Android phones (G1 and Droid Incredible). I like the idea of greater choice with an Android phone--customization, default apps, etc. Plus, the iOS 10 update with its terrible and confusing notification system broke iOS for me. Not to mention the removal of the 3.5mm jack. After 4 years on iOS, it was time for a change. I will admit that my homescreen isn't much different on my V20 than it was on my iPhone 6, but it feels much more powerful and versatile. I'm not saying I'll never go back to iOS, but I'm really impressed with how Android has matured and advanced over the last 4 years.
     
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    tonytx... well come back
     
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    My first Android phone was the Motorola Cliq. I didn't know there was a different between Android and iOS until I moved to the T-Mobile G2. My wife explain the difference between the two. My last nine phones have been Android
     
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    I hate training wheels, and my android was free....
     
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    My first experience with a smart device was the original iPad. I loved the pad but iTunes still gives me nightmares to this day.
    I always wanted to try an iPhone. They seem fun to play with but there was always something Android offered that kept me coming back.
    I don't care for safari.
    I don't like typing anything on an iPhone. The keyboard, word prediction, and general feel bothered me. I'm fussy.
    I hated the small screen. Not an issue now with the plus but it was in the past.
    Can't use widgets. This is still one of my biggest hangups. I don't wanna have to open my calendar app to check what I have going on. I'll never do it. I want to see it there when I open my phone. I don't use a lot of widgets but the ones I do use are one of the biggest reasons for me to stay with Android. Android lets me set my phone up the way I want.
     
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