Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2018/06/25[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 1:50 PM John McMaster <john at mcmaster.co.uk> wrote: > As a long term iPhone user, I hate Android ;-) Some things are better, > many are clunky IMO. Interesting. As a long-term Android user (but also long-term user of an iPad as an auxiliary device), I'm often badly annoyed by iOS. It seems like a duller tool than modern Android releases; klunky would indeed be the word. It often seems as if I need to use more gestures or gestures which travel farther across the screen to do things on iOS which would be more efficient on Android. I frequently want to hurl the iPad across the room, but remember that it was expensive and that I bought it to run a couple of apps which are locked into the iOS ecosystem. iOS and Android have both gotten better in a few ways, though, over the years as they've continued to steal ideas from each other. Er, I mean "cross-pollinate". I look forward to hearing how Tina gets on with her Samsung. I expect some initial frustration while learning different ways and finding substitute apps, then a few weeks in she'll be able to judge properly. I really hope Samsung has given up on their ugly and slow "TouchWiz" user interface re-skinning of Android ? the stock user interface in recent Android releases is clean and elegant; TouchWiz has always seemed cartoony and dumb to me. I think integration of added cruft like TouchWiz also tends to delay getting Android software updates through the pipeline and out to users. If you have a recent, supported phone you should presumably be on Android 8.1 plus the June 5th security patches by now. Oh, one tip: if you're used to using Dark Sky in iOS for your hyperlocal weather forecasting, look for Arcus in the Play Store for your Android gizmo.