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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Android all the way.

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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    If it had app support, Blackberry 10 every day. Most intuitive and usable phone OS I've had the pleasure of using. But even when it got Android Player it didn't have access to a lot of apps because it didn't have google play. Now I'm on Android, but frankly I'd use pretty much any OS - yes, maybe even iOS - if I could get a decent physical keyboard with it.

    I reckon I'll be mourning BB 10 for a few years yet, though.

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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Android for me
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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Android master race

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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Windows Phone 8 IMO. I still miss the original Photo app and FB messenger integration into the messaging hub. Shame the Hub idea never took off.

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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Android for me...
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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Android, supported it since the very early days and now cant ever imagine myself switching to something else. iOS just makes me feel claustrophobic.

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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Android.
    I have had and used iPhones in the past, but I always swap them out for Android phones after a short time.

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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    iOS for me. I'm not very keen on Google's anti-competitive business practices and their advertising business model. Android is also second rate in comparison to iOS.

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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Android all the way. I can't think of anything that I would want to do on an iPhone that I couldn't do on Android, let alone justify the cost.

    And thanks to those on here that reminded me of Lineage-OS. I've just installed it on a 2014 Moto G stuck on Lollipop.... OMG it's like a different phone! Thx

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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Iphone for me - I found Android clunky and the core apps unreliable. Its fine if you want to mess about rooting it or changing the ram - but if you need to start messing with a system because the original isnt fit for purpose, its not for me.

    IOS isn't perfect, but it does all I need - there is nothing I need Android for. That said, now I have a spare android device, I might try playing with it.
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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    I held on to my Nokia 808 for as long as I could (because it was a technological marvel)
    I never really dug android and switched to an iPhone (SE). I'd consider moving back if there were compelling offerings.|
    Alas, the android phones seem to get necessarily big and iOS just does the simple thing better. It has lots of stupid things like, having to delete your music library to sync from multiple itunes (??) but day to day usage it works better IMO and is less plagues by mystery battery hogs and the like.

    In addition, android device makers seem to just follow apple down stupid paths like non removable battery and lack of headphone jack.

    The Lumia 950 looked interesting but the lack of basic app support kills it and now windows phone is basically dead so it's only going to get worse..

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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Quote Originally Posted by loftie View Post
    ... FB messenger integration into the messaging hub. Shame the Hub idea never took off.
    Blackberry also did a hub in BB 10, and have carried the software over to their Android devices. I get SMS, Facebook messenger, Twitter, Hangouts, Whatsapp, and all my email accounts in one place. For replying/interacting it mostly hands off to the relevant app, but they're all available through the hub - one place for all messages/interactions.

    PeterB - intriguied to know how long it is since you last spent serious time with an Android phone? I've drifted in and out of Android since 1.6, and I've never found a core Google app to be unreliable. Wonder if you've used a phone that replaced core apps with their own version? My BB uses its own email and calendar apps, and I believe Samsung have a lot of their own apps as default (including a web browser?)...

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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    It was about two years ago. Gmail was pretty poor, so I replaced it with Typemail. It stated off OK, but as it 'improved' it got less stable. The basic text app was OK, but a bit limited so I replaced that with textra. Again as it developed, it seemed to become less reliable.

    I got the phone out again today (Motorola G 2nd generation) just to try it again. Its still a nice phone, and there are bits about Android I quite like, but overall I find IOS smoother, the applications seem more refined, and as I have pretty much gone Apple rather than Windows, it fits in with that ecosystem, while I can still access those bits of Google that I occasionally use.

    I use Imessaging a lot, and while Telegram offers cross platform messaging on IOS, OSX, Android, Windows and Linux, it wasn't (and to some extent still isn't) as widely known as apps like WhatsApp (and that has its limitations).

    My Android journey was described here https://forums.hexus.net/smartphones...new-phone.html

    It probably didn't help that I bought a phone with not a lot of RAM, naively thinking that I could use the micrSD card to compensate. However even the latest iteration of Android which allowed formatting to EXT and integrate better with the system RAM still didn't really help as some apps wouldn't reside in the micro SD memory space.
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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Quote Originally Posted by outwar6010 View Post
    Android. I like having a choice of phones whenever I want to upgrade. Also expandable storage rather than paying absurd amounts for incremental increases in iphone storage sizes.
    Agreed on the storage bit.

    Also, nice ping speed, lol.

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    Re: QOTW: Preferred smartphone: Android or iOS?

    Neither. No smartphone.

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