“After a long stint as an iPhone user, I decided I wanted something with a bigger screen. Apple failed to oblige last year, instead merely tacking letters onto the iPhone 5, so I made a move: I adopted a Motorola Moto X from Republic Wireless,” Rick Broida writes for CNET. “That was two months ago. Next week, I’m going back to iPhone.”
“My first few weeks with the Moto X were all about learning Android. That can be tough for someone weaned on iOS, which prompted me to explore ways to ease the transition. It’s not that Android is difficult to use, though I find it maddeningly unintuitive in places (the Dialer and Play Music apps are a mess) and overly intrusive in others (make the endless notifications stop!). It’s all the tweaking that’s required to make it behave the way you want. The Android faithful see this as a benefit; I find it irksome,” Broida writes. “To be fair, it wasn’t just Android that I found frustrating in the beginning. I’d heard lots of great things about the Moto X, but ultimately I just didn’t like it. It’s light, yes, and the bigger screen is nice, but it feels like plastic (because it is) and doesn’t look particularly appealing.”
“I missed my iPhone’s mute switch and quick-access camera and flashlight. I missed being able to plop it onto a speaker dock for charging and listening, and I missed having a physical Home button I could find in the dark. I especially missed the battery life: Even if I left my iPhone untouched for several days, it would keep a charge. The Moto X typically went dead overnight, even if it showed 40 percent battery remaining when I set it down. (I know there are endless ways to improve Android battery life, and I fiddled with lots of them, but I’m annoyed by its inability to idle efficiently. The OS has always sucked at power management, and any iPhone user will find it wanting),” Broida writes. “Some of you will no doubt take all this as an indictment of Android, and I suppose it is — though only a personal one. Basically, I’ve tried both, and I’ve decided I prefer iOS (and, by extension, iPhone). To me, Android looks and feels clunky, like something that was engineered, not designed. I like the consistency (and security) of iOS and the apps that run on it, and I even like Apple’s unified ecosystem, warts and all. To me it all feels cohesive, while Android feels like a conglomeration of disparate Google chunks.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
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