I currently carry a Samsung Infuse Android phone. It is an AT&T phone that I have had for about a year. I am ready to replace it and I have been wrestling between the new Samsung Galaxy SIII and an iPhone.
The reviews of the SIII are tempting. The specs are impressive (quad core graphics, super high resolution screen). I want to love the Android platform, because I am predominately a user of the Google platform and I like setting up my phone with a single login. But, I think I am going to join the rest of my family in carrying an iPhone. My Infuse has been buggy (screen lockups, slow response to screen touches), although I am not convinced that a year-old iPhone would be better. Here is why I am going to the iPhone:
- Apple forces the carriers to behave. I did not get one upgrade for my Infuse. They are available, but AT&T won’t push out the updates. Forget Ice Cream Sandwich, I just want to go from 2.2 to 2.3. Sheesh.
- There are too many Android phones to make sure everything is universally compatible. Today I went to download the Microsoft Lync app and the Google Play Store told me that it was not compatible with my year old device. With an iPhone that would never happen where the number of devices are limited and the iOS upgrades are backwards compatible for at least 2 years back. I have had apps that would not install on an iOS device, but the device was more than 3 years old.
By the way, we are rolling out Good as a way for smartphone users to connect to our Exchange Server. This was a good move, no pun intended. I can’t see a future where BlackBerry thrives. I am just one customer – but for us that ship appears to have sailed.
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I concur. Talking to Verizon data services execs – they repeated similar thoughts. It is easier for them to support iOS because Android market fragmentation drives up complexity and costs.
I’ve had the experience with Android and now, iPhone. I am not a big Mac fan, but I prefer my iPhone way over the Android. The functionality of the iPhone is much more superior. I can run my business on the iPhone, not as easy on the Android. Thanks for the interesting blog.
iPhone is not as secure as Android, regardless what you use you need software to secure it in the enterprise.
I’m definitely an Android fan. I love the freedom to do what I want with the data. Plus, I use all Google apps, no Mac. I guess that’s the beauty of your own business.
I loved when the iPhone 5 came out and I saw the specs were worse than the S3 I’d had for a month or two.
Of course, neither phone will leave you dissatisfied. They’re both excellent phones.
The answer is, who cares?