Sunday, February 17, 2013
From Apple-ian to Android-ian
Just thought of sharing a little thought about the transitioning from Apple to Android.
Android is certainly a preferable mobile OS for me to use. I love the amount of modifications you can make to the interface. And there are tons of apps on the market, even apps that I think Apple wouldn't approve at all lol.
But Apple keeps things simple and clean, there are very limited amount of mods you can do with an iPhone/iPad's home page, but hey, if it's clean and simple, it's very easy to use right?
It's sorta like presenting you with a switch box, Apple only has 1 main switch and 1 sub switch in the box, while Android has 1 main switch and XX amount of sub switches. But the appearance of Apple's switch box is clean and simple due to the lack of number of switches, whereas Android is cluttered and looks confusing.
Though, I must say, Apple is really a dick when it comes to backing up data for updating. Recently I updated my dad's iPad from his old iOS 4.1 to 6.1. From that transition, you have to backup your data onto the computer and restore it once the update is done. When they say backup, I thought it would include apps, photos, music, etc, basically a mirror file of the current iPad's system. I did get the Photo part right, but the photos weren't arranged in their assigned Albums like before, and what really ticked me off is that the Apps weren't backed up at all, instead they were removed from the iPad and never restored. That's just plain stupid, I backed up for a reason, to retain all my previous data to be transfered over once the update is done, and Apple gave me this....
Ugh... well, I think I won't be dealing with Apple products for awhile now, since I'm on Android now, and the only Apple product I use would be my ancient iPad (Which Apple stopped updating it since iOS5.1) and my antique iPod (5th Gen 2004(?) Model) lolz. They're both bricks, but they're very useful bricks.
Although I dislike Apple's way of controlling how users are able to use their products (In a limited way... if you get what I mean), I still quite like that idea, it just keeps things easy and more organized. So, if you're someone who just want something easy to use (except for the backup data part or the data transfer part), go for an Apple, but if you're someone who loves to modify things such as the tone played when you press a key, go for an Android!