Fact of the matter is, because of my job self employed “Computer repair” I could totally deduct a smart phone and data plan as a business expense. So I was thinking about finally making the jump to a smart phone, but I was trying to decide between iOS and Android. There are things I like about both.
Things I like about iOS
Just recently, I had the opportunity to try out Siri on my sisters 4th Gen iPad. Over all I like it a lot better than Google now which is on my Nexus 7. The feature I like the most about siri is location reminders. Why the hell hasn’t Google added this to google now already? Does Apple have a patent on that or something? Because if not Google should really get on the ball. I would use the crap out of that. How much does the battery life take a hit if you turn on location services.
While large screened phones are nice, I would much rather have a smaller screen. Not tiny but I would prefer the screen size of the iPhone 5 over the screen of the Galaxy SIII. I would still wear the phone on my hip. I don’t really care what anyone thinks about that, I just hate having to dig the phone out of my pocket. I’ve tried it a few times and it drove me nuts.
I had an iPod Touch 4th Gen and I LOVED that device up until it got washed.
Things I like about Android.
Swift Type 3. This is one fantastic keyboard and one of the pros of Android that I like. I like having the option of switching out the keyboard. Why doesn’t apple buy these guys and incorporate it into the iPhone?
App switching. I really do like the way Android Switches application it feels far more intuitive than Apple.
At the moment, assuming the battery doesn’t take a HUGE hit with location reminders, I am looking for at the iPhone than an android device.
Does anyone have any opinions on either? How do you guys like Siri compared to Google now. I know google now is faster when you use it, but I feel like siri does more.
So I activated my Samsung Fasinate, then after a few months I upgraded to a Incredible 2 I got on ebay for $72. Then after a not even 1 month I dropped it (never got a case for it) ... then I bought a Galaxy S3 off ebay for $288 Free shipping (Looks brand new). I also got a Otterbox Commutter case.
When I got it the first thing I did was unlock the bootloader, backed up the current rom, and installed Carbon Rom (Based off 4.2.2). This phone runs like a dream, I haven't been able to slow it down yet.
I'm also really enjoying Google Now, I use it for quite a few things. I installed the laucher8 and I really like it.