Originally Posted by bryansj
He also forgets that you can buy "droids" in smaller form factors if you wish. For instance there is a Galaxy Mini if you don't like the larger sizes, but most people don't buy them because size matters. There is no iPhone size choice, especially in width.
I've hated the idiotic Verizon/Motorola Droid moniker since 5 minutes after hearing it the first time
Also, the MotoX is a pretty compact size for a new phone. Since using a GS4/GNex/OneX sized phone it feels small. My old 3gs feels much too small for me, but the Note form factor still feels way too big. I was pretty excited when I heard the screen size was increasing on the iphone5, but pretty let down seeing that it was only an increase in length. iOS scaling doesn't exist
They can only handle so much . . .
Apps are mentioned so frequently, but I always wonder what people are really talking about or if they are simply rehashing junk they've heard others say? For example, my cousin-in-law is a web/app developer and huge apple fanboy. He specifically points out that apps like gowalla, foursquare, instagram, etc. were iphone only for a long while before ever coming to Android. For him, being on the bleeding edge of new apps is important. I've yet to use those or any of the similar social craze apps on my phone, but I understand the point. Especially if a lot of your developer friends are also apple fanboys, and they tend to use apple-centric stuff as soon as it hits the store.
I, on the other hand, use the following apps the most: mail, calendar, browser, maps, and music. Four of those 5 are hands-down better in Android IMO. Especially maps and chrome. Chrome sync is just killer. iOS used to only offer this for the computer that you plugged your phone into and synchronized through itunes. I'm not sure if safari mobile offers this for Safari desktop users, but I'm too used to chrome's overall flexibility to attempt trying safari. Maps has been so much better on Android for so long, but I get the feeling that Apple is catching up some. The Music interface isn't as good as iOS in my opinion, but Google Music's digital locker is nicer imo since you can point the manager toward you flac files and not mess with anything whatsoever. Any android device web browser will then play them back with an internet connection. You can also "pin" them to any android device (copy to internal storage -as many or as few as you prefer). The stock calendar in iOS was quite sucktastic for a while, haven't seen the updated version and it might be a lot nicer. Gmail was so much better for so long, but I think mail in iOS 5 or 6 was updated to look and function good enough as an alternative. I used it from iOS 2-3-4 days, and it was very inferior.
Overall not being able to remove stocks, weather, newsstand, etc is quite silly in my opinion as well. I'm not sure if you can specify different default apps in iOS now, but I know you couldn't a couple years ago.
In a nutshell, switching to Android gave me a way better app experience for what I use constantly - i.e.