“Like I usually do when new gadgets hit the tool kit, I have been using only the iPhone 4S for the past few days. I still have my Nexus S 4G Android phone running the current version of Gingerbread, but it remained on the charger while I carried the new iPhone everywhere,” James Kendrick reports for ZDNet.
“Last night I decided it was time to pick up the Nexus and get reacquainted with the phone that has served me well,” Kendrick reports. “It didn’t take me long to realize that after using the smooth, polished iPhone 4S that Android just feels wrong.”
MacDailyNews Take: Dude’s been drinking ripple for years now. Why is he surprised that it tastes like toilet water after sampling a few glasses of the world’s finest wine?
“This realization hit me hard, as I found that as I used the Nexus, a phone I absolutely love, the user experience was jangling my nerves,” Kendrick reports. “The inconsistencies in the interface between apps and the occasional lag doing simple things like scrolling in windows just screamed at me. I hadn’t really noticed it before, but after using the iPhone these things jump out at me.”
MacDailyNews Take: Sounds familiar. See: Windows to Mac switchers.
Kendrick reports, “In just a few days with the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 I had come to expect operation to be fluid and consistent system-wide. That’s just not the case with Android, and every little interruption in smooth operation now accumulates into a feeling of frustration as I use the phone… The lack of fluid operation in Android may be due to the OS, or perhaps it is hardware related. It might be due to better apps on the iPhone, or tighter control by Apple over them. I really don’t care as a user, I want the best user experience I can get. The good one delivered by the iPhone 4S makes it clear to me how wanting the Android experience actually is. It just feels wrong.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: If you’ve stumbled here via Google, don’t settle for cheap imitations, Android settlers. You only live once and life is short. Get an Apple iPhone and see what’s it’s like to use the real thing.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “User” for the heads up.]