I switched back to Android last month, after 3-4 years on iOS, which started in 2009 with this blog post. The change was driven by curiosity more than anything, plus a new phone someone sent me as a gift didn’t hurt. It’s been well documented in the media, but the Android platform has come a long way since I last used it as my primary mobile device. It’s still comparatively raw and requires more customization than iOS to achieve similar levels of productivity, but I think it has more potential to grow and evolve as a result.
A few general observations on features and user experience:
The Play Store / Wireless app download – Google rolled out some of these features
before I left Android for iOS, but the Play Store has evolved into a fully functional marketplace. Still (more…)