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Frustrated Android fan explains why he’s dangerously close to buying an iPhone 6 Plus

Published Dec 30th, 2014 11:40AM EST
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“I’m not going to lie: I’ve been tempted to run out and buy an iPhone 6 Plus on more than one occasion, and it’s not out of love for iOS, but out of frustration for the maddeningly inconsistent experience on Android,” he explains. “Android is great! You know, usually. Until it isn’t.”

Kallelis’s most recent frustration came about because his phone’s battery completely drained itself over a short period of time despite the fact that he wasn’t actively using it and despite the fact that he was hooked up to a Wi-Fi network not an LTE network. When he tried to diagnose why his phone’s battery had been sucked dry, he wasn’t given any useful information whatsoever.

“The detailed usage stats are useless, as usual, only telling me that ‘Android OS’ was responsible, without giving any further explanation as to the actual root cause,” he fumes. “This is simply unacceptable. Fortunately I was home and didn’t need my phone tonight, but what if I had? Why does Google think it’s okay for a rogue process or app to completely hijack my phone? Ideally the OS itself would detect and deal with this scenario, but it’s not even trying.”

Check out Kallelis’s full post at the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.


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