Please convince me to not move to Android
10 yrs BB user, love the 9900 I have. Would not touch iPhone with a 10 foot pole.
However: What I love about BB seems to be going away:
-Auto-Text (Word Substitution) now has no formatting?!
-BIS / data compression = gone
-Google Voice on BB = gone
-Google Maps on BB = gone
-The New BB keyboard comes from Android
I want more power, Google Now looks amazing, Android keyboards look great.
I want to stay with BB.
- 02-09-2013, 01:41 AM #4
Ummmmm you could wait and see if most of those things come. Google maps and voice. I'm sure word sub can be fixed with an update. And I'm not sure what you mean about the keyboard because as far as I know google didn't invent it. Pretty much everything will be fixed except bis.
Need some good reasons.
I've heard Android is fragmented. But the high end phones? S3, Nexus 4? I doubt they'll have issues getting upgrades...
Keyboard? Battery life? Android looks just as good as BB.
But Android has Google behind it. Who does BB have??
- CrackBerry User
02-09-2013, 01:55 AM #7
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2) Gone, but that just means the data useage will be similar to other phones
3) Blame Google
4) Use the browser, supposed to work as well if you just ignore some warning aout the font
5) Not true. Doesnt come from android. Uses Swiftkey for word prediction, but the adaptive keyboard + swiping gestures + multi language + fret design is all blackberry.
- 02-09-2013, 01:58 AM #9
We should not have to, if that is what you feel will accomplish what you need and has everything you need you should try it, do as you please and have fun with whatever OS you choose....
- CrackBerry Addict
02-09-2013, 02:02 AM #12
- 595 Posts
Re: Please convince me to not move to Android
Typing from a powerful android :
No bbm, good looking android phones mostly don't have replaceable batteries, no hub (I so wish my phone had that)
which android keyboard has Bb10 keyboard? Pls let me know. Will buy immediately
No gestures.. Either a button or clumsy capacitive ones which aren't nearly as nice as the ones on my playbook.
But android is terrific too. I am quite happy with my Sony. Does all I need and has apps I want. Will wait till Bb10 gets popular and gets the apps before shifting
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- CrackBerry Newbie
02-09-2013, 02:02 AM #13
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Please convince me to not move to Android
I've ALWAYS used a Windows Phone but then got my hands on an HD2 and flashed android. I decided to try out BB and was hooked. I switch between WP8 and BB, I'm now on my 9900. Android has too much going on, constant updates and security issues. I think it's great for kids. I won't touch the 'all seeing eye' either. lol!
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- 02-09-2013, 02:13 AM #14
Ok, this is simple. Test drive an Android phone, then test drive a Z10 when it is available. That is the fair way to do it. But I advise that you avoid a cheapo Android, because higher end is where the best experience will be found. You will find arguments in many directions. I use/have used both systems, as you see from my signature line. I'm a BB guy having run both systems in the last year, including the 9670, Photon, and SIII. I use all of them stock, without trying to make them do all kinds things by hacking them.
I love BB, it's how I got my start. I'm not sour or bitter on them like some have gone. I went into the other side because of an app issue, but the experience has been worthwhile. I've learned quite a bit, the systems are similar, but different. I honestly like both, and use the SIII because it suits my needs until I can have BB 10. It also gave me experience in dealing with the full-touch interface. It multitasks well. It lets me play in the LTE sandbox. I want BB 10 to be a worthy move.
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- 02-09-2013, 02:18 AM #16
Any Android app tidbits you care to share will be eagerly heard. I'm super-scared of which Android keyboard I'd use (and absolutely need word substitution ie auto-text). Also need to be able to send sms to contact group which includes email addresses and sms's (ie sms to sms and sms to email with 1 button touch)
- 02-09-2013, 02:27 AM #21
Added the image to show that groups can be used. Something I haven't played with much, as I've nlbeen busy with other things, lately. The nice thing, I swiped that screenshot with the edge of my hand, dragged down the notification bar, shared it to Photobucket, swiped down when the image uploaded, copied the link, and shared it in the post in about 20 seconds. The integration in Samsung is getting closer to what I was used to in BB, and I'm still having fun learning it. Just as I look forward to BB 10. I like learning new stuff.Report Button, not just for the bad things!Devices: SPH-A620/VGA 1000, Sanyo Katana, BlackBerry 8330, 9630, 9670, MB855 Photon, SPH-L710 Galaxy SIII.TM13, Taking Mobile Nations to the next level!
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-09-2013, 02:33 AM #25
- 489 Posts
You should just decide it for yourself tbh, no one can really convince you..they'll just post facts and new things which are better then the android and then an argument might stir up blah blah blah..if you don't like it return it, if you do like it then you do..simple..no one's forcing you here.
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