Should I Try an Android Phone?
Posted on February 4, 2017
Growing up the first computer I fell in love with was when we got an Apple IIgs. I bought my first computer, the PowerBook 5300, in 1995. Since then I have always owned an Apple computer. I bought the iPod, the iPad, the AppleTV, and I continually update my iPhone. I’ve been immersed in the Apple ecosystem so long that the last time I used a Windows machine I found it horribly confusing.
When shareholders decided the Apple Watch wasn't a good use of K5M funds I started to question my reliance on Apple. I have the opportunity to try out one of the best Android devices, the OnePlus 3 and I'm curious how the other half lives.
Should I try out Android?
If this proposal passes I’ll switch to Android for no less than 30 days and I’ll share the pros and cons I find while using it. Should it become clear, or even arguable, that the Android is better for me than the iPhone I’ll put up a vote to permanently switch.
I’m concerned that being so fully “Appled Up” that I’ll be missing some basic syncing functionality and that my longtime reliance on Apple calendars and contacts will cause the switch to be difficult. But maybe this is a good “Apple Detox” diet even if I decide to return to my wonderful iPhone 6+.