About a month ago I was eligible for a phone upgrade. I have had the iPhone for about three years and have been very happy with it. A great product with a lot of functionality. In the three years I had it, the only problem I had with it, was when it tried to synch with my CRM software (a tool I use for my business). On multiple occasions it lost all my contacts, that after long hours of stress, I was able to recover.
I’m writing this article on my iMac (which I love very much). I threw a fit in the Apple store when the first iPad came out and the sales associate (who later became a friend) told me they didn’t have any. In truth, I wasn’t upset because they didn’t have one (which they did, I was able to purchase the last one), I was however upset that nobody would help me. Service with a smile? Yes, please. I have an iTouch, which I don’t use very much, but do love. It was a great tool, before I purchased my iPhone.
In November I was heavily looking into a Google Chromebook, which is a stripped down laptop. It doesn’t have any software, only Google and the internet. In truth, I wanted it because of the price and because 98% of my job requires me and the internet, that’s it. Okay, maybe a pen and pad of paper (yes, this is the digital age..). I decided to sell my iPad, because for as much as I loved it, I never used it. Most of the time I’m in front of an iMac anyway, plus I’m much quicker with a keyboard. I sold my iPad to my brother-in-law and purchased the Samsung Chromebook. I love it. The ten hour battery life, Chrome and it’s overall simplicity and minimalism. That’s truly what I wanted and still want out of a device.
Back to my phone upgrade. I had a decision to make, get the iPhone 5, which was a slimmer version of what I already had, or purchase something different. Now, you have to understand, I’m a person who enjoys change and believes that it’s inevitable anyway, so live a little. Yes, I made the switch. I did not purchase the iPhone 5 and instead elected to go with the Samsung Galaxy S4, which i LOVE. I have since fell in love with the flexibility of Android. Apple is a love that will never fade for me, ever. But, the reality of it is, is that I’m a Google guy. I have been for years. Honestly, my dream job is to work for Google. I don’t care if I was a janitor, just to be able to say I work for Google. Their goals, mission and vision relate to my on a personal and professional level.
To close, I also recently purchased the Nexus 7 (second generation). Yes, I’ve gone full on Android. Judge me if you will, but I have to be true to me. I haven’t even opened my Nexus 7. I ordered a case for it today. Once it arrives, I’ll break it out and start playing, but until then, it will sit waiting on my desk. Read more about the Nexus 7 and how the world feels about it. Also, check out the new device from Google, Chromecast.
So, where do you stand on the Apple and Android divide?