I have been enjoying over 2 years of having the experience of not hating my phone. I have been using 2 Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Before that, I had about 5 different Android devices and had the experience of hating all of them after a few months – except the first.
Should I return to Android?
Recently, some Windows Phone and Windows Mobile users have been lamenting about the lack of progress of their platforms. Some have moved on to Android or iPhone.
Even I have considered getting an Android device to use as my daily driver. Because Android can do a lot more than Windows Phones. Ive had Windows Phone devices for over 2 years.
What has kept me with Windows Phone is this:
I have had about 5 Android devices. My first was a HTC Wildfire running Android 2.2 and it made me feel that Android was so great. But I upgraded to Android 4.x devices to get bigger screens, better features, etc. Sony, ASUS, Chinese brands. Device after device gave me an awful experience. Nothing came close to the reliability and “it just works” of my original HTC. Until I got a Windows Phone.
Also, my WP has a dedicated camera button and a nice camera. I REALLY like having a dedicated camera button and I am REALLY reluctant to have a daily driver without one.
Except for my first phone, which was really reliable – I have hated every Android device since then. It takes a few weeks to a few months, and I just hated it. There were so many issues, so many workarounds to get things done.
Then I tried a windows phone device, and I was really surprised how easy it was to get things done. It couldn’t do as many things as an android device, but it just worked. Occasionally it would frustrate me, but …
I never began hating my Windows Phones.
As I reconsider having an Android in my life, I’m very wary, because of my past experience. Especially, the very obvious trend of Android getting progressively worse to use from ICS, to JB, to KK. All of the Android devices I have hated have been version 4.x
Its worth noting that I haven’t tried any Android devices of 5 or higher. But what I have read from others complaining about their devices, indicates to me that the trend of Android getting more issues as it gets more features is still continuing.
On the other hand, there are those who say, on Android websites, that Android is good now, its smooth and properly integrated. Issues are usually blamed on the Manufacturer of the device.
Can anyone shed any light on the state of Android 5 and 6? Are these never versions really fixed? Should I return to Android? – or will I find that I quickly hate it?