Thanks for the heads up on the misspelling. Noticed that later.
I am not loyal to any one os. I own several phones and switch between all of the four major operating systems on a regular basis. I am making my assertions purely based on my opinion, I just feel that out of all the ones that I use I go back to android as its the one platform that is innovating. Since the introduction of Matias Duarte whom I have followed for many years, the user interface of android just keeps improving. But more importantly I feel that he and his team of designers have added polish and an aesthetically pleasing look. There is IMO an underlying market trend that eventually will mean that will lead to developers starting to put more apps on android first.
Apologies for the generalizations but what we guys discuss on the verge makes up only a small percentage of what actually the general public thinks and can confirm that I am definitely not a fanboy. I do not have a loyalty to any one brand.
Bottom line is iOS is now mostly for the plebs and android is becoming a more discernable product. The tide is starting to turn with the publics perception of apple and their products.
Whilst these metrics show more usage on iOS I do not think that this will be the same this time next year. Google has come on in leaps and bounds with the user experience and products like the play store. The used to be a huge disparity between the apple app store and googles but the roles are now starting to reverse. What trends we see on here on the verge will not translate to the general public for a few months.
Welcome to the club. Would say that if this is your first android phone, just get used to the os first. Then have a look at installing a launcher, either apex, nova or Atom which im currently using. This gives it a stock android feel, without putting a rom on the phone and you keep all the Touchwiz apps that are used with the SPen. Also you should try the stock google keyboard in the play store.
all the usual film apps and games look great on the bigger screen.