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Longtime Android fan switches to the iPhone 6 and ‘instantly’ regrets it

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We always love reading about what happens when fans of one platform switch to another and our latest example comes to us from Ernest Oppetit, a product manager for customer experience management platform QuBit who recently wrote about his experiences switching from Android to iOS on Medium. Unlike other longtime Android users who have had nice things to say about iOS, however, Oppetit says he “instantly” regretted his decision to switch to the iPhone 6.

ON THE OTHER HAND: Here’s what finally pushed a longtime Android fan to switch to an iPhone 6 Plus

What did Oppetit dislike about the iPhone 6? Pretty much everything. His biggest pet peeve was that he found it much more difficult to share information and data between apps on iOS than on Android.

“On my Nexus I could share stuff from any app to any other app,” he writes. “Pocket to Gmail, Chrome to Whatsapp, Evernote to Asana, you name it. Now on iOS I can only share stuff with the apps that have been properly integrated (that’s the technical term) with iOS. That means I cannot easily share this picture of Renee Zellweger’s metamorphosis (which I learned about last night) from Chrome to Whatsapp. Or Chrome to Gmail.”

Oppetit also misses how easy it is to customize Android with third-party launchers as well as how well mobile apps on Android integrate with mobile web browsers. And for good measure, he rants about not having a dedicated back button, about how inferior Siri is to Google Now, and how Apple’s App Store search and discovery “is a mess.”

Check out Oppetit’s full post by clicking the source link below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.