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[Q] What made you choose an android over competitors?

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By jthatch12, Senior Member on 11th April 2012, 04:55 AM
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11th April 2012, 08:31 AM |#11  
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I don't like being constrained. I was an early adopter of the g1, I broke a few and didn't have money to buy a new one. I got an iPhone 3g real cheap from att. I couldn't stand the constraints built into iOS. It made me insane that I couldn't change the wallpaper, this "feature" wasn't added to iOS until much later.

Not into being told how to use MY phone! Android for life!

I was also kind of disgusted with how apple conducts itself as a company and the pervasive culture of elitism in the iOS community didn't strike me as cool either.

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11th April 2012, 11:48 AM |#12  
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I have never liked the idea of buying a product from a company just so they can own me and tell me what I can and can't do with it.

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11th April 2012, 02:31 PM |#13  
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Had the iphone bored.

Love not having to use itunes...I hate itunes!

Love being able to back up my ROM and restore when need be

BIGGER screen!
11th April 2012, 02:50 PM |#14  
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No iTunes or zune needed for file transfer. If ms got rid of that damn zune requirement I would like it more

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11th April 2012, 03:35 PM |#15  
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Originally Posted by jasvncnt1

Love not having to use itunes...I hate itunes!

This. 1000 times this.
11th April 2012, 03:49 PM |#16  
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The customization and community/developer support makes the possibilities endless for Android. iPhone has some great things but you still can't change the default look and feel of iOS. I get bored with looking at the same thing all the time.
11th April 2012, 03:50 PM |#17  
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Firstly, I've chosen the Android over iOS simply because Android OS is smarter as we all call smartphone. How is it smarter? We all know.
Secondly, variety of choices, more options.
Thirdly, it's cheaper.

And to OP, "Droid" and android are two different things. Droid as you capitalize the letter D, is a phone. Start using correct terminologies.
11th April 2012, 04:17 PM |#18  
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Switched to Android after WM 6.5 was declared dead. Didn't care for the backwards direction I saw WP7 heading.
11th April 2012, 05:41 PM |#19  
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Originally Posted by Red5

I chose Android because Microsoft stopped working on Windows Mobile 6.5 (which was awesome).

This is hilarious.

I use Android because of the ability to do so much customizing without needing to void the warranty. I carried a myTouch 3G and iPhone3G at the same time for a number of months (almost a year). My iPhone icon grid looked like every other iPhone, but no two Android phone's home screens look the same.
11th April 2012, 06:47 PM |#20  
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I'm not cool enough for an iphone.
11th April 2012, 07:29 PM |#21  
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I've got both an iPhone4s and an i9100 (previously had an i777) iPhone for work and Android for personal use! I use my gs2 so much more, iphones are boring.
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