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After over 10 years on iOS I’ve switched to Android on the Pixel 2 XL. So far an excellent experience.
December 23, 2017
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@cdevroe What motivated the switch?
@cdevroe I switched to a Pixel 2 XL this past week as well. Love it so far.
@cdevroe I’m going to be very interested to follow your journey!
@cdevroe Are you a Mac user? I thought about Android, but sticked to iOS for Apple’s ecosystem for another term. Though I found FocusGTD that works perfect with OmniFocus, I think there are still workflows that work better on IOS/OSX. Any workflow changes with the Pixel?
I flip-flopped between iOS and Android each upgrade cycle for a number of years so know from the experience that the move can be made and still be perfectly productive. Okay, some apps aren’t cross platform but alternatives can usually be found. I’m settled on iOS for now, though, as I’m comfortable with my workflows. Sometimes it’s just about wanting a change.
@Bruce i try not to be dogmatic so I try new things from time to time. Like I did with Windows 10. Also, Android on Pixel is unfussed with.
@mikehaynes this is a nice kit.
@scientifics ill be sure to write some on it.
@kulturnation I am a heavy Mac user/developer. I will comprise the nuances in an upcoming post.
@cdevroe That will be interesting to read, thank you
@cdevroe If you don’t have one already, I’d recommend the Google fabric cases. They’re simple, and feel super nice in the hand.
@mikehaynes These look great. Do they add much bulk?
@cdevroe A little bit, yes. Slightly more than the leather cases on an iPhone.
@cdevroe That’s definitely more adventurous than I am. 🙂 But looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
@cdevroe did you use photostream or iMessage on the iPhone? Those were the things I couldn’t do without when I last tried Android. Also privacy and security concerns generally (security not so much by choosing a ‘Google’ phone. Privacy probably still a concern).
@mbd Yes and yes. I will write up how I switched everything on my blog soon.