For quite a while, I was a real Apple junkie. No, not the computers – those are hellishly expensive! The devices though, are a bit more manageable as far as cost goes. Okay….actually, my first device was given to me for having really great attendance at my job. This was actually my very first MP3 player – an iPod. I’d never had one of these before, so it was a very new thing to me! It was also the first gadget I’d owned that had a touch screen!
Oh yeah……..I was in heaven. So much so, that the very last year they did an employee purchase program, I got the iPad – basically, the bigger brother to the iPod. These things are pretty cool – it stores your music, videos, apps, pictures – all of your entertainment needs in one little package.
There’s only one little drawback to this product – actually two. One, anything you buy from iTunes is in THEIR format. It’s proprietary and cannot be moved to anything non-Apple (without major headaches as far as music goes). If you want stuff put onto your device, you have to hook the device up to your computer/iTunes and sync it.
People have told me afterwards that Android was taking off, and was going to take over in place of Apple as far as being a leader goes. Of course, this was when Android was in its infancy, so I didn’t take too much stock in it. As the years went on, I heard more and more about Android, and how it’s doing very well vs. Apple, so when it came time for me to replace my phone, I was choosing between the Apple iPhone 5S or the Samsung Galaxy S5.
I am SO glad I went with the Galaxy S5. This thing is amazing! With the power of Google behind it, this thing is a MONSTER! Of course, Samsung did a very tight job making a great product too. Here’s the really cool part about it………
You can search apps and other stuff on the Google Play site ON YOUR COMPUTER and with one click, it pushes the app, movie, song, whatever, TO YOUR PHONE (or other device that’s Droid powered)! How – cool – is – THAT!
Oh….and the other nice thing about Android devices – it’s way easier to upgrade the memory. I used to say it was impossible to do that with Apple, but now they make Mophie packs that you put your phone (or iPod, I’m thinking) device into the case, and it acts like an external hard drive, giving you more room, and some even give you more battery power, but they are much more expensive than how you can do the expansion on an Android product.
So I’m sold on Android technology. It’s not as limiting, and you can have way more customization than the mighty fruit-logoed product. If you’re on the fence between the two, then maybe reading this will help with that decision.