This is probably something I shouldn’t admit publicly but i feel that I should be honest.
It’s been about a year since my iphone 4S was stolen and i’ve had to squeak by with my original jailbroken iphone 3g that has been stuck on iOS 4.3 forever and cannot be updated because it’s still LOCKED to AT&T. This is not an optimal situation for anyone who actually needs an up-to-date, working smart phone to hone one’s craft.
Apple and I began our romance a very very long time ago, when i was a kid along with a handful of other selected few in my class would be excused from our regular classroom activity for special instruction on computers and basic programming. In fact, that was the first computer I had ever laid my virgin kiddy fingers on.
Throughout the years, apple and I have had our ups and downs but I’ve always remained loyal, even despite that dark period in apple’s history where they put out a string of really crappy desktops called performas, which unfortunately for me, I owned. That should have killed the romance dead but I learned to love again, even going as far as defending apple’s honour in countless heated “apple vs. pc” debates, which in hindsight, probably caused much unnecessary friction with past boyfriends and lovers who unwittingly dared extolled the virtues of pc’s in my presence.
But to be fair, with all my latest iphone disappointments, my faith in Apple has steadily declined, swaying me to consider other options. Specifically android.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t really want to move to android. I’m actually scared of android because I’m worried I’ll regret the decision. My fear of commitment is paralysing as I don’t savour the idea of having to learn a new OS or even worse, picking up a substandard phone that can’t quite pull off that sexiness that apple has so successfully done with their most recent models (minus the 5c).
But then again, times-a-changin and I need to no doubt familiarise myself with android ASAP, unless i decide i want to be grandma moses designing for palm os for that one person left still using it.
Which brings me to this…
I’m paralysed as to whether to switch to android or not. What do you guys think? Does Paul Stamatiou make a good argument for it? I admit, he does present a persuasive argument but my life is not google-centric, in fact i’m a little disturbed with the idea of handing my soul over to google. Thoughts?