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Android or Apple (Google or IOS) from terrywebbs's blog


Android or Apple (Google or IOS)


I Like subjects like this as it really does separate the wheat from the chaff!!!
This is my experiences with both Android and Apple (Google and IOS)


I started out with a Motorola V3 and enjoyed messing with the OS and tweaking the settings with software customisation. Then I bought my first Sony mobile and was overwhelmed by the choice Android offered and the possibilities of software customisation. However was sick to the back teeth of over 100 bloatware and unnecessary apps that manufactures put on these devices, these eat out resources and take up memory.


6 months after purchasing a Sony mobile it was announced they were to stop software updates, this then started me on the road to Android ROM development. This lead on to Xiaomi MIUI software ROM customisation, as this was always sleek and stripped down with only a few add-on apps. I made it work on the Sony Xperia SP mobile and a few others, then the software started to get really big, the Miui development team overhauled the software and it increased in size exponentially, making it too big for my little Sony mobile.


Then I moved back onto google Android and began tweaking and overhauling the Sony software, which by this time had become open source and they were positively encouraging people to unlock Sony mobiles with a site served unlocking feature. Enabling me to remove all the bloatware and stripping it back so it could go onto any android mobile old or new. Loved the fact I could take the Sony Android source code, strip it back and still make it work... Then like Xiaomi MIUI, google Android announces an overhaul, this meant it becoming bigger and more security was added in the way of double compression, making customising more laborious and time consuming. Sony soon released updates and then my many years of building custom Android ROMs was over...


Love Android for choice and customisation, the Google software is open source so you a free to develop but must adhere to the open source policies. Other manufactures are less open, Sony started releasing open source software but not for all the devices, hence why customisation was so fundamental, you can in essence take one ROM from one mobile and build to work on another, utterly amazing.


I now digress, I first bought a Mac mini, and was surprised that I could still do all the things I did on the PC but better and fast on the Mac... productivity was unparalleled to that on the PC, I digressed, I was still able to develop Android from a Mac a little cumbersome but possible due to my eureka moment with drag-and-drop zip file transfer (anybody that has customised Android ROM's will know you need to sign a ROM otherwise you can't run it, a security feature, which my drag-and-drag idea bypassed).


This is when I decided to give up on Android development and I bought an Apple iPhone 5S, I turned to Apple as their IOS was sleek and came with very little bloatware... so I now had no need to customise it!


Moved onto the iPhone6S, and am always looking to upgrade, but is bigger, better? I am not so sure I would like a bigger pocket bulge! 


At the end of the day, what mobile you have is a personal choice, it all depends what you want out of a mobile. I just want to make calls and send text, without bloatware, everything else is just a bonus. In my humble opinion Android is still full of bloatware, even the propriety Google stuff is not without some form of bloat. No wonder people complain about having no memory left on their devices or why it's not got the memory as advertised!

I use my desktop computer for everything else, because everything else can wait, I don't need to keep up to date with anything every second of the day... however if I ever did, I have an iPhone that can do that!


I would like to know what is it that so important that every day I walk to work I see practically everybody looking at their mobiles, apart from me and one or two others? Might make for some great chit chat in the forum?


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