My foray into the world of Android phones is finally at an end, and am now the owner of a shiny iPhone 4S. It was an interesting experiment, and there were a few features that I will miss that I haven’t found a way to do on the iPhone, but the Android experience finally got bad enough (and I hit my 2 year contract anniversary) to push for a phone upgrade at work. There were just too many issues with my Droid and Android in general from a usability standpoint to suffer it any further. Issues with the Android ecosystem (at least as I’ve been able to experience it… maybe 4.0 will really start to address some of their problems):
So last November, I finally got a smartphone (through work no less). Gotta love not having to pay that monthly phone+data bill. The iPhone always had a lot of appeal to me, but the thought of having to switch to AT&T wasn’t especially attractive to me. I’m not big on the restrictions Verizon usually places on their phones (let’s disable all the features of your phone out so we can force you to use an expensive VZW service instead and nickle-and-dime you to death). But it’s hard to beat their coverage. Long story short (too late), I ended up with a Motorola Droid running Google’s Android OS.