If I’m paying for an expensive device, I’m going to be the admin
I can load APK’s. Install youtube ad blocker app. I loatheeeee youtube’s ads.
Edit: for those who dont know
Phone —-> download “Free ADBlocker Browser” app and use that for youtube
TV ——–> side load smarttubenext APK
Apple is too restrictive
Also i can change the text background image. And i have text pop ups that come up on screen with a little contact image so i can respond to texts or text recents from any app without using the notification bar
Modded APK installs
install custom ROM
have to say it again, Freedom
I like my freedom. Android users are the admin of the phone. In contrast, iPhone user feels like they are just a user.
Also, I don’t want to upgrade my ecosystem( pc, tab, and accessories) just to be compatible/access to iPhone.
That’s where I am. When I use an iOS device, I have to use it the way Apple wants me to use it. I hate how the home screen works, and I can’t do anything to change it
Reasons, in no particular order
Feel more comfortable with Android
Better UI, according to me
Needlessly expensive, including accessories
Better and cheaper alternatives in Android, according to me
Cheaper Play Store
Android is easily accessible
Easy repair facility for Android phones. I am probably missing a few. Again, it’s my preference and opinion.
I’m by no mean an Android “fan” but still consider it the lesser of two evils.
1/ I don’t like to be forced to use anything on my phone (or computer)
3/ Jack plug
4/ USB C Plug
Features a couple of years before Apple ‘invents’ them
An always available ‘back’ button
Battery life and super fast charging
Fully customised launcher/home screen
No respect for how Apple locks down their devices on the premise of security (ex. all browsers have to use webkit)
Pretty easy to transfer my data between any Android, once you go Apple it’s a fight to get out.
Android tends to get features I care about first
I’m familiar with Android
Android can replace the home screen if you don’t like the default (clarify: I mean the launcher)
usb-c (could change soon) (clarify: EU could force apple to adopt usb-c)
Don’t have any Apple devices (not in the ecosystem)
-Good apple products are expensive and I don’t have money like that.
-The phones are too fragile in my experience and tend to break pretty easily.
-The chargers for the phones and Ipad are completely unuseable on any other devices vs my android phone chargers also charge my school chromebook, wireless heaphones and speaker, and my e-reader and tablet not to mwntion my entire family’s devices.
-I don’t like the way safari looks. At all. I’ve never liked it and never will.
I’ve considered buying an Ipad just because I’m an artist and as much as I dislike apple, their digital art game is pretty fire. But as I mentioned in my first point: Apple is expensive. I ain’t got that kind of money.