I'm stuck with Google... and I'm not mad about it.
I became elligible for a new phone just a few months ago and I really looked into whether I wanted to stay with Android or whether I wanted to switch and try something else. I will openly admit that I have never owned an Apple product. No iPods, macbooks, or anything else that would encourage me to use itunes. I'm not against Apple though, they make some nice quality products but I've just never been interested in buying one. When I get a new phone, I want the latest and greatest so the iPhone 4S was not really considered and I wasn't going to wait half a year to see what they might do with the iPhone 5. Even though I'm on Verizon, and I have no plans of switching, I still looked into what the Windows phones had to offer regardless of whether it was available on Verizon. I love the Windows phone tiles and generally the whole look of the os. I like the way the messaging looks, the way the tiles update, the clean look of everything. That's even why I really like using the Windows style launcher for Android. I was kind of skeptical of Nokia producing quality phones, but the Lumia 900's looked good and if they were available on Verizon, I would have considered it. Note: I would have been pissed if I bought a Lumia 900 and instantly found out that the software wouldn't be upgraded.
Overall though, I had no choice but to stick with Android and I'm not mad about that at all because I love Android. Which is why I ended up getting a Samsung Galaxy S3 (in white, obviously).
I stuck with Android for a variety of reasons but one of the most important was app selection. If I went to the iPhone, I would probably have to pay for more apps but I would still have a great selection. If I went to the Windows phone though, I would lose out on some important apps like Pixlr-o-matic, NBC Sports Talk (I read Pro Football Talk a lot), and the reviews for the standard twitter app didn't look good. But that's when I realized what I would lose most of all if I switched away from Android. The Google Play Music app.
When Google Music launched I jumped on it because I loved the idea that I could instantly play my entire music selection on any computer, phone, or tablet. I currently have 1,822 songs on my Google Music and I'm very aware that people have a lot more than I do. But 1,822 songs is a lot of time that I would have to spend converting into itunes or into whatever I would for Windows phone. More than just music though, how would I access my Gmail? Would I have to switch everything over to a new email address? My calender events as well!
I chose Android and I love it but I never realized that if I wanted to switch then it would take some effort. I know I'm not the only person that has noticed this.