Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Why one tech writer switched to Android

Are you like technology writer Andy Ihnatko? The writer never thought he would dump his iPhone. As he writes in a newly released column for the Tech Hive Website, he obtained his first iPhone when Apple was introducing its first-generation versions. And has raved about the devices in his tech writing. Yet that didn’t stop Ihnatko from converting recently to a Samsung Galaxy S III. The reason? The Android operating system that powers the phone. In Ihnatko’s opinion, this operating system has grown to be better, powerful and intuitive compared to the system powering iPhones, iOS.

Making the move toward Android

Ihnatko writes that he's long been a fan of the iPhone. He obtained the first generation of the device. And he did it during the period when AT&T offered an unlimited data plan. He still had that unlimited plan before making the choice to switch to an Android smart phone. What's that mean? It indicates that Ihnatko really must like Android to surrender that unlimited data plan.

A great operating system?

Ihnatko writes that he converted to Android, and gave up his unlimited data plan, for one reason: The Android operating system has become a great one. Concurrently, the phones using this system grew a lot more powerful. The draw of Android, then, was simply too strong. Today, Ihnatko subscribes to an LTE data plan with a monthly cap of 5 GB. And he uses his Android phone to make all of his calls.

Two crucial factors

So, why is Android better, as stated by Ihnatko? First, Android phones feature better keyboards, he writes. This is very important for anyone who answers several e-mail messages and sends out several Tweets a day. Then there's screen size. Ihnatko says that the screen on his iPhone now seems tiny compared with the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S III. And in today's mobile world -- when we spend considerable time watching video and accessing the Web with our smartphones, that larger screen means a lot.

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