A friend of mine refuses to use an Apple product. This dates all the way back to the iPod, when he’d choose pretty much any other product, even if it was an inferior one (which he admitted multiple times on different occasions!). That’s gone on for years now. He uses Windows-based PCs, despite admitting that he prefers the keyboard and trackpad on a MacBook.
And it’s certainly the case when it comes to phones. He simply won’t use an iPhone, and while he had a brief stint on Windows Phone there a few years ago, he’s been pretty consistent in his adoption of Android into his life. It’s his go-to option, but that probably has more to do with the fact that Android is the most logical option at this point.
If you aren’t going to use iOS, and Windows 10 Mobile is on a bit of a hiatus, well, Android’s your last stop.
Unless it’s your first.
In his case, Android’s the platform he uses because he doesn’t want to use anything else. He’s had issues with Android in the past, been mad at it, but he’s eventually gotten over it because he knows he’s going to stick it out. He has to stick it out, so whatever issue, or issues, he’s had in the past have had to be smoothed out pretty quickly.
But I know there are a lot of you out there that simply prefer Android over the competition — any competition. I know plenty of people that have been using Android for years, even when Android was a little rough around the edges. It’s been their number one choice for so long that switching to another platform just doesn’t make any sense.
And then there are the folks that have used a variety of mobile operating systems over the years. The ones that have wanted to check out Windows Phone, webOS, iOS, and maybe even BlackBerry’s varying operating systems over the years. And even after they tried all of those, on different handsets with varying specifications, they ultimately made the decision to come back to Android.
I’m curious what makes Android your favorite mobile operating system. Especially from those last two groups. I want to know what it is about Google’s mobile OS that has won you over so completely that it’s been your favorite, or has become your favorite.
Was it a specific phone that made you see the green light? Or was it a specific version of the platform that made you say, “Yep, this is the one!” and leave all other mobile operating systems behind? Was it love at first sight with Android, or did it take several years before you came to the realization that this was the mobile OS for you? Let me know!