Published on January 4th, 2013 | by Gizmodo0
An iPhone Lover’s Confession: I Switched To the Nexus 4. Completely.
Over the past few years I’ve invested a lot into Apple’s products and services. As the co-founder of Germany’s largest mobile development shop , I’m dealing with apps – predominantly iOS powered – in my daily professional life. And then I got the Nexus 4.
Over the past few years I’ve invested a lot into Apple’s products and services.
As the co-founder of Germany’s largest mobile development shop, I’m dealing with apps – predominantly iOS powered – in my daily professional life.
And then I got the Nexus 4.
When the latest Google flagship Android device shipped, I almost expected it to turn out as yet another “take-a-look-and-sell-it-on-ebay” experience. Little did I know.
My motivation is not to bash Platform A over Platform B. On the contrary: I will try to summarize my very personal findings and experiences based on years of using iOS. I’ve seen the Apple platform evolve while Android was playing catch-up for so long. When iOS 6 came out, for the first time I complained about the lack of innovation in this major new release. I asked myself, whether we might see Apple beginning to lose its leading position in mobile platforms.
Before you read on, it’s important to emphasize that I’m a pro user.
I find it to be better in terms of the performance, smoothness of the rendering engine, cross-app and OS level integration, innovation across the board, look & feel customizability and variety of the available apps.
I know there are benchmarks which measure all kinds of technical performance on a very detailed level. That’s not what I’ve done and, honestly, I’m not interested into that much. I’m talking about the performance I feel in my daily use.
This has changed completely.
One of the biggest advantages I found during my daily use is the level of cross-app and OS level integration.
This also is the area where I was most disappointed when Apple introduced iOS 6.
On Android, it’s quite the opposite.