Android vs. iPhone: The Ultimate Debate
Hi. I’m ant – long time reader, first time blogger.
I figure it was about time I contribute to this world of FNX. Seeing as I consider myself a veteran of the original forum and I like to remind people I have a small, very small, history with the forums legacy as well.
So the question was asked in my head – what do I blog about? Well, I thought it be best I blog about something I am good at. Something I live everyday for. Something I can’t go a day without thinking about.
Then I was told I had to keep the blog PG-13. So that idea went out the window.
Instead I figured I’d write a tech blog. Seeing as I do work in IT and I’ve been in the IT field for roughly five years now, I can pretend pretty easily I know what I am talking about.
So my first topic for FNX is this – Android vs. iPhone: Why ant went with an iPhone.
There is a long history of Apple vs. Windows. Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs. Which is better and why. I never really get into that argument because I’m not that kind of person. To each their own I always thought.
I’ve never gotten much into the Macintosh operating system for my computer and when I got my first smart phone, I chose a Blackberry. I was a die hard blackberry fan because I saw someone else use it in my life and I was amazed at what could be done with a phone. I had a Motorola Razor at the time and I thought I was the best thing alive. When it was time to upgrade my phone, I made my choice based of a close friends of mine and it was a Motorola Atrix running Android. It was a early version of Android OS. I was smitten. I loved it. Coming from the Blackberry world, it was a huge difference. After getting past having the traditional Blackberry QWERTY keyboard and use to the touch screen, I promised to never look bad.
Fast forward two years, it was time to upgrade from my second Motorola Atrix phone running Android to something else. The phone was starting to fail and the OS was getting stale. I started to research my options for possible replacements. I then came across the holy evil that was the iPhone.
Now I did mention before (look up) that I was not the type of guy to get into the whole Apple vs. Windows conversation. I never had an iPhone because I felt the OS was limited compared to what Android could do. I was the usual PC guy who swore off Apple. I never had any sound reason besides based off the fact “this guy doesn’t like Apple, so I don’t like Apple”.
However I did enjoy the feature Apple had on the iPhones – iMessage. Now it’s obvious I talk to people outside of the US and I never texted because I didn’t want the cost of it on my bill. With the iMessage feature as long as I had data (wireless or carrier) I could text as I please. For that alone I decided to go with an iPhone.
I got an iPhone 5s and I am glad I did. The phones are just so simple it makes having a smart phone easy. While I still appreciate the fact the Android OS is probably a lot nicer for developers and to play with Apps, I rarely ever have any issues with my iPhone crashing/freezing. It simply just works. I will admit Apple made a product, the iPhone, that when all you want to do is text, browse the web, and call someone – that’s all I want out of my phone and I have it. If I wanted to do more with my phone, I’d be writing a blog about a tablet or computer.
So there you have it – that is why ant when with an iPhone. It is simple to use and it just works.
For the record – I wrote this blog, which was based on the operating systems of Apple and Windows on a Linux based OS laptop. You figure that out…