Considering a Nexus - Thoughts
As the title says, I'm thinking about moving from an iPhone 5 to a Nexus 5.
I'm very much an Apple person (not a fanboi, honest!). I have a MacBook, iPhone, iPad and so on. I bought a Nexus 7 when it was originally released, but ended up selling it in favour of an iPad mini after a few months, because I found most of the apps for it were just larger phone apps, and it was difficult to type on.
My partner got a Nexus 5 a few days ago and I'm really impressed. Google Now feels like everything Siri could have been, the larger screen appears to be quite nice, and KitKat seems great. Android feels a bit more of a coherent system, as opposed to a collection of separate app in silos.
So, I'm thinking of moving my phone to Android (tablet-wise I'm perfectly happy with iOS, I like to play games). I was wondering if anybody has made the same switch and if they have any advice? The main concerns I have are:
- Will the phone still be snappy in a year (To be fair iOS can have this issue)
- Are the third party apps as good (I've not used enough of them to really know)
- I miss the landscape of a few years ago when you didn't need to 'have concerns' about this stuff and just bought whichever phone looked cool. Damn operating system exclusives!