Will you leave Android for the iPhone 5? [POLL]

If it seems a bit quiet around here today, it’s because all eyes and ears are turned towards Apple. It’s iPhone 5 day, at least unofficially. Apple would never actually let the cat out of the bag in advance, but it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out why the company behind arguably the world’s most iconic smartphone invited the tech media elite to attend an event in San Francisco today. It kicks off at 10AM PDT (1PM EDT), at which point we expect to finally get some answers about one of the biggest handsets to be unveiled this year.

The rumors have been plentiful, but little is actually know for certain about the next iteration of the iPhone. And just about the only thing we do know is that Apple has finally given in to the notion that users can deal with a larger display. Leaked prototypes and surrounding rumors suggest Apple has gone with a 4-inch screen, creating an iPhone that is taller and slimmer than previous versions.

Other features are more up in the air. Will the phone stick with a similar screen resolution to previous Retina displays? Or will it make the leap to 720p HD? While it seems like a foregone conclusion for most high-end Android devices, there is still some doubt that Apple will include 4G LTE connectivity in their latest smartphone. Then there is the matter of NFC, which Apple held out of previous versions of the iPhone. Conflicting reports have the new version either including the technology or continuing to ignore it. Apple also looks to miff some users owning older iPhone accessories such as speaker docks by introducing a new proprietary connector port, though an adaptor of some sort could provide a workaround to this problem.

The real question, though, is what will it take for you to drop your Android device and start camping out for the iPhone 5? Or have you already made up your mind regardless of what Apple has to show off today? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to sound off in our poll!

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  • sc0rch3d

    if i could put android on the iphone hardware, yup i would buy it

    • roberthenderson

      no need, I’m running a jellybean leak that is super fast and super smooth.

      • sc0rch3d

        on what hardware?

        • NYCHitman1

          Probably SGS3.

          • sc0rch3d

            exactly….JB has been open and available for awhile…there are no more updated leaks at this point. :) i’ve had it on my GNEX for months.

          • NYCHitman1

            I think he was just referring to the recent leak for SGS3 line of products. It’s not AOSP-based, like your GNex.

    • http://www.google.com/profiles/phinnvr6 phinn

      This. I personally love the stainless steel/glass design of the current iPhone, not to mention top notch screen and camera. The iPhone 5 running Jelly Bean would be very compelling. Too bad that’s not gonna happen.

      Hopefully the Nexus 4 will be impressive.

      • chuckles87

        ave to admit I do like the glass look. but their are stronger materials that give the same look but for any reason beyond me apple chooses not to use (gorilla glass)

      • http://www.facebook.com/pachi72 Fernando Diaz
      • http://twitter.com/Froggytvtech Trey Roethler

        My next phone is going to be a Nexus, and after coming from an iPhone to an HTC Desire, I have never looked back. Now that I have my GS3, I will never even think about iOS ever again.

    • Ardrid

      I would third that. One thing I give Apple a lot of credit for is their industrial design. They know how to make solid and aesthetically pleasing hardware.

      That said, I’ve sworn off Apple since I sold my iPhone 4. I refuse to give money a company more interested in litigating and collusion rather than competing.

      • treypoundz

        Um Solid…. I like apples design but their phone is not solid all my friends have cracked iPhones

        • Ardrid

          Glass breaks with enough force. I suspect your friends didn’t drop their phones in the grass or on carpet. Certainly the use of glass is more form than function, but I don’t think that detracts from the solidness of Apple’s devices.

          • treypoundz

            Who builds a phone with the back and front glass. Oh Apple does.

          • ari_free

            It belongs in your breakfront.

      • ari_free

        In my world, ‘solid’ means it doesn’t break under regular conditions.

    • GawkerRedesignSucks

      That or if only Nokia had chosen Android and not Windows Phone.

      • renGek

        My preferences are in the following order:
        1. 99% of Android phones first
        2. windows phone
        3. whatever is left of palm phones
        4. hello kitty phone
        5. 2 tin cans and a string
        6. carrier pigeons
        7. phones from companies with fruit emblems other than one with apples
        8. blast myself with gamma rays and hope for telepathy powers

        and if there is absolutely nothing left then an iphone but with duct tape over it to hide the fact its an iphone because I would be ashame of it.

        • onpoint G

          #8 all the way

        • CoolBreeze_777

          I f**ken LOVE this reply!!!

      • mrted

        Nokia would have killed HTC off already lol

    • chuckles87

      I think that may be possible I had a friend woh had an iPhone and I always gave him hell always told him he needed to upgrade to android. well he started looking into it he said their was a Rom that could be flashed onto iPhone that would turn it into an android. but then he bought a wp7 after his iPhone screen had cracked for the millionth time. it was hallarious when it cracked he threw it on his bed and it fell to the floor and broke. so I therew my phone across the room no case and it was fine I think I managed to sell HTC’s hardware but jot android.

    • ColbyHollabaugh

      So you could have a smaller display and aluminum?

      • sc0rch3d

        yes b/c i have small hands and any phone i try to hold larger than iphone size is too awkward for me. that’s why i liked the D2 so much, but both the D2 and GNEX i have are also too awkward when in pocket.

  • http://twitter.com/digitalpins digitalpins

    Apple can keep it not even reading on it or following the several live blogs about the release today… same boring locked up ball and chain phone

  • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

    Polling an Android blog about staying with Android is like asking the Canadians if they are sorry.

    Of course they are.

    • phor11

      Polling an Android blog about staying with Android is like:
      asking Fox News who is going to win the election.
      Fox News is Fair and Balanced, so I deduce that this poll must also be Fair and Balanced.

      • Guest


        • phor11

          <3 :D

      • leoingle

        It cant be Fox, because all the others are fair and balanced right?

        • phor11

          Where did I say that?
          I just chose Fox for the joke because they’re the only ones who proclaim it every day as if it were true.

          • leoingle

            My bad, I didnt realize that as long as you dont claim to be fair and balanced, you have a free pass to push liberal agenda as a mainstream “news” company.

          • phor11

            You certainly get more of a pass than you should if you flat out lie about it…

          • leoingle

            So who exactly lies about what? And let’s be honest, you used Fox because they are the only ones that say anything positive about the right side. Apparently you havent ever listened to conservative radio, because talk show host are always badmouthing Fox for what they do or say. They only seem right leaning to liberals because every other maintream news media is so left leaning, that one that is fair and balanced does appear to be right leaning.

          • phor11

            No, I used Fox because they purposefully distort reports with a right-wing view just like MSNBC distorts everything to the left. But MSNBC doesn’t claim to be feeding us an independent view.
            You claim that Fox can’t be right wing because radical right wing talk radio don’t agree with reports they make. Does that also mean that MSNBC can’t be left wing because the Daily show makes fun of their reports?

            I’m a fiscal conservative, so the fact that you made an assumption in order to further your own agenda is pretty comical. (seeing as how that is exactly the sort of thing Fox does.)
            An example:On Fox and Friends Tuesday morning, they claimed the Unemployment rate in 2009 when the President took office was 7.8% and it was now at 14.7%. But those numbers used two completely different metrics to calculate unemployment. They then went on for nearly 20 minutes about how utterly horrible the unemployment was now compared to 2009 and blamed the President’s policies for “unprecedented” increase.Then when they were called out online for using completely misleading figures, they took less than 30 seconds this morning to post the correct figures of 14.3% in 2009 as opposed to 14.7% now when using the same metric.Did they spend any time talking about how the new numbers throw a wet rag on yesterday’s huge blame party and “urgent message” to remove the president from office?Nope.

            No matter which way you lean politically, calling that Fair and Balanced reporting is just naive.

          • leoingle

            I never said they are not right leaning because conservative talk show host badmouth them sometimes. I said they are not right leaning 100% of the time like alot of liberals say they are. And 14.3 is just as bad as 14.7. That isnt near as bad as the white house staff smudges numbers from what I have seen in the past. And truthfully, I am ok with Fox being right leaning if they are when you have all the other left leaning, but unfortunately, it still doesnt make mainstream media balanced as a whole. I too am fiscally conservative but liberal on alot of social issues.

          • phor11

            “And truthfully, I am ok with Fox being right leaning if they are when you have all the other left leaning”…
            I would be TOO if they didn’t always claim to be Fair and Balanced.

            And that’s exactly why I used Fox in my original post.
            Who cares if they report the news with a right wing slant. Just don’t try to tell me you’re not slanting the news while doing it.

          • ari_free

            Fox offers left wing views as well as right: Shep Smith, Geraldo, Juan Williams, Colmes, Beckel, etc. That’s why they can claim to be balanced versus other networks that don’t even offer an alternative view.

            That doesn’t mean that everyone gets their numbers right. But everyone will have a different view on the implications of the actual data.

          • CarlosFontesJr

            I don’t want a view. Just give me the news straight up and let me make up my own damn mind.

          • Greg Rachman

            Holy crap when did this become a politics website??? Just vote for Gary Johnson and skip along your merry way. Yay Android boo IOS

          • ari_free

            Shep Smith shouldn’t get to claim he’s fair and balanced because he’s really another liberal, Apple-loving airhead just like what we find on all the other networks.

          • leoingle

            I will definitely agree with you there. But what do you expect from Anderson Cooper’s lover? At least Cooper knew when to throw his arms up and say your pathetic when talking to Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

          • http://www.facebook.com/tonyperani Anthony Peran

            Apple products are more conservative than Android. :)

    • Tyler

      Or if Americans want another double bacon cheeseburger. Of course I do!

      • lynyrd65

        Cheeseburgers are great! I love them so much. You should try one!

      • http://twitter.com/Bear217 Bear

        mmmm Bacon.

        • onpoint G

          LOL! I second that

      • Michael Thompson

        I’m down for bacon.
        The stuff is fantastic!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=57210679 Mike Mouse-Morales

        uhhh baconator cmon.

    • John Wentworth

      I’m actually really surprized we have 15% sold on the iphone 5 or considering it. For a blog devoted to Android that’s surprising, I assumed only diehard Android fans came here, if you did it on XDA I’m sure it would be even lower lol.

      • ari_free

        A blog dedicated to Android also attracts a lot of Apple fans so I’m really not surprised.

        • frankie

          where do you think apple comes to take their “new” ideas ;)

          • http://www.facebook.com/torren.dreakford Torren Dreakford


      • jroc74

        Why would I leave Android for the iPhone 5… I had most of what it had in 2010 with the Droid X1.

        Android OS keeps getting better, the hardware …..I wont even comment on that….I have no reason to leave.

    • Manbo

      That’s anti-Canadian slander! You better say your sorry! Cause I wont :)

      As for Apple getting my money? Not a chance in Hell.

      • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

        Not anti-Canadian slander! Just a reminded of how friendly they are!

        • Mike Reid

          We joke, we joke. :)

          Sorry if you took that literally/seriously.

          • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

            Haha nah. Just making more jokes. It’s all good.

        • YankeeDudeL

          Ask anyone in retail how nice they are.

          • Manbo

            Yeahhhhh…. please don’t judge the rest of us by those bum rushing the US looking for deals… For that I am actually sorry… There I said it haha.

        • Hipking23


        • Manbo

          I know, just poking fun ;)

      • Greg Rachman

        “Cause I wont” (if taken literally and ignoring your grammatical errors) means the purpose I am accustomed to doing/Important thing I do often. So, through troll logic, you frequently and habitually say “your” sorry.

        • http://twitter.com/KnowScott Scott Stafford

          You sound like an angry Canadian eh.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

            They make those?

          • Manbo

            Once in a while one escapes the manufacturing plant, that’s why we have Mounties. They hunt down the defects.

        • Manbo

          Sorry, I think your logic tree is broken. Sorry, but as Canadian, I never say sorry. So sorry to burst your bubble.

          Sorry again,
          Your Canadian buddy 4 life.


    • E. Tasche


    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      “You sir are a racist!!”

      • chuckles87

        blame Canada blame Canada

        • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

          The Canadian government has apologized for Bryan Adams on many occasions!

    • Frankie Abaddon

      Nah if you have read this blog its been reported many don’t know exact number was switching over to Apple after they introduced this crap.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=743818678 Marvin Nakajima

      I actually answered ”
      Yes, if the features are right.” to give iPhone the benefit of the doubt regarding some groundbreaking innovation that no one else has. (Don’t really believe that will happen though. :P )

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

        I thought about doing the same.

        Then I thought about iTunes.

        That was the dealbreaker.

  • RCCola85

    Not a chance. It’s an OS preference, not a feature or “coolness” preference. Let me do what I want with my phone. Android all the way, in that regard.

  • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

    I may have some hipster tendencies, but wanting an iphone is not one of them. Android FTW!

  • Lythandra

    Of course not. This is a dumb question on an Android site.

  • http://twitter.com/woody24 Dustin Wood

    I haven’t had much luck with my Droid 3. On my 4th replacement for the same problem thats happened on every single phone. The physical keyboard doesn’t work properly. And I’ve said that if I get a phone with a screen keyboard, I will probably just go with an iPhone. I like the freedom of the Android, but have had a lot of headaches with my current one, and Verizon will only give me a replacement of the same phone.

    • UniBroW

      that’s an odd thing, if you were concerned that you wouldn’t be able to use an on screen keyboard why in the world would you want to use the iPhone’s? The autocorrect alone has created websites so we can have a laugh at how horrible it is. I’m not knocking you for wanting an iPhone, or at least possibly, but I don’t understand that argument at all.

      *edit* Verizon, and other carriers, are notorious for giving out really bad “refurbished” devices. If you have a problem with your phone and it’s under the manufactures warranty it’s always best to try and deal with them so you get a REAL refurbished device and not some device Verizon keeps giving to their customers as a refurbished.

    • croneous

      Get a high end android instead of an iphone there will be no comparison plus another thing is all phones with a slideout keyboard tend ti be more problematic trust me iv been selling phones for every carrier the past year and half

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/phinnvr6 phinn

    I’ll be strongly considering the iPhone 5 if the Nexus 4 doesn’t come to Verizon.

    After being so disappointed with lack of updates and garbage 3rd party interfaces, I wouldn’t buy or recommend a non-Nexus phone. Also, if the Nexus 4 gets any bigger than the current one, I’ll also be considering an iPhone 5, I already think the current one is a bit too big.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gibsonwontletyoudown Gibson Obor

    of course not! :)

  • AlexMWilliams

    Will the sky fall today? The answer to both your question and mine is no.

  • Robert Jakiel

    There is nothing compelling about the iPhone other than being a hipster status symbol. Any of us that have any real need for a productive device that need more flexibility have already chosen an Android handset. With todays announcement of the iPhone 5 it will be equivalent in spec to my nearly 2 year old G2X. Dual core, 4″ screen, 512 Meg RAM.. MAYBE 1 gig, LTE. Aside from the lack of LTE which T-Mo’s HSPA+ isn’t bad with about 8 MBps down there isn’t anything to ooh and aah over. Especially with the GS3, GNote II and a few of the upcoming quad cores from LG and other manufacturers. Not to mention that by the time the iPhone 5 is in its’ 2nd/3rd quarter of sales the Cortex A15 Android handsets will start shipping. Sorry nothing to see here at all.

    • dclaw504

      Newer phones are reaching, 20Mbps down and 6 to 10 Mbps up on T-Mobile US. My One S is a huge leap in connection speed over the HTC myTouch4g.

  • Shotten99

    Dilemma for me: I loathe HTC’s new policy that basically requires you to get updates without rooting, TouchWiz is boring and Iphones have the personality of a lemming. I’ll likely stay with HTC and complain about not getting reasonable updates even though I’ve rooted my One X.

  • Asimoalex

    I see no poll!!.

  • http://twitter.com/Alankrut Alankrut Patel

    If you answered “YES”, you should get banished from life

  • http://profiles.google.com/jansen.jeff Jeff Jansen

    I don’t care how compelling of a device Apple creates. Until they stop being a negative influence on the industry, I will never buy any of their products. I’m not just talking about lawsuits; they are a symptom rather than the problem. Their corporate culture needs an overhaul.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DoUknoGREG Gregory Cabral

    In a parallel universe, yes i would lmao

  • moto139

    Not no, but Hell No! :-)

  • IronHorse01

    Hell yeah I’m leaving android! Good bye crappy plastic phones that can never get upgraded on time, good bye crappy unstable OS and forced closes. Peace!

    • Robert Jakiel

      wow… umm… really? I have one of the LEAST supported devices in the LG G2X and it is fast and stable as all hell. Obvious troll is obvious.

      • IronHorse01

        Wow.. Ummm yeah, I’ve got an epic 4g touch from sprint and after the ICS update its because pretty useless and lagging more than usual, I’m not a troll just a discontent android user, btw build quality of Samsung sucks balls, same for lG

    • JeremieCote

      You obviously never had an android phone if yes perhaps the HTC Cha Cha or some other joke. My android phones have all been stable starting with the milestone, desire hd, galaxy s2 galaxy nexus and now gs3.

  • http://www.jeroenheijster.com/ Jeroen Heijster

    Perhaps a Windows Phone 8 device, most likely an Android, never an iPhone.

  • pusia

    never leaved Android for this stupid Apple!

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  • bos

    But I will leave Moto/Vzn for someone who doesn’t insist on selling me a phone locked into a buggy crapware packed rom that only works well for the first 8 months of a 2 year contract. Droid X is a useless POS unless you flash a custom rom. I will never forgive Moto/Vzn for making it so hard to do that and for repeatedly trying to sneak in ways to prevent anyone from being able to do it (ota .621 gingerblur update was an absolute abomination). Done with droid.

    • John Wentworth

      Samsung makes good phones that are easily hacked, with the exception of the Galaxy S3, though you can get it in an unlocked developer edition or their may be a simple hack to get around the restrictions. The Galaxy Nexus is a great phone, though I’d only recommend the GSM version. The Verizon version has too many signal issues.

  • Brian

    iOS is more than played out all these people all hyped up for the same phone after a next generation the same piece of hardware and specs only boost a third of there last phone they takes such small steps yet charge so much for there product amazon could not say it any better ” we want to make money when they use our stuff not when they buy it” CRAPPLE THE GREED DAEMONS”

  • http://twitter.com/slayerpsp S.Rambo

    Never not enough choices i like flashing roms and phones with 4.5 inch screens or bigger.I already visited the dark side bought a Ipad 3 32gb its nice but i use my Asus tf300 and Nexus 7 more

  • http://www.spoilertv.com DarkUFO

    I will never use/purchase an Apple product ever again.

    It’s been android/google all the way since the first Nexus

  • nwd1911

    The android option should have been titled, “You’ll have to pry Android from my cold dead hand.”

  • TheJunkie

    Not a good poll……
    Just because I said no, it doesn’t mean android for life.

  • https://plus.google.com/102290060063255149992 Alek Tritt

    Good god no! Why would I do that?!

  • Darin Kolls

    You need a HELL NO!! option.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jose.c.espinal.3 José Chepé Espinal

    hell no i would never leave my nexus!!!!

    • John Wentworth

      Agreed, I have the galaxy nexus and even though it’s specs are a little old, with stock Android on it, it screams compared to ever other phone I’ve tried, stupid manufacturer alterations slow phones down so much, especially Sense, which I hate with a passion.

  • Andy_in_Indy

    I said yes if the features were right. But then, I have never been impressed by any of the iPhones released so far. . .

  • NyReynolds

    Only way I’d leave is if the crap phone printed money.

  • spicymeatball

    Why would you be swayed by an iPhone 5 over the iPhone 4s. Seems to me that the iPhone 5 really isn’t much of an upgrade. It’s like the iPad 2 and the “New iPad” not a real compelling reason to upgrade. Same thing here. I’ll be shocked if we see a lot of people upgrading their 4s to the 5, however there are a lot of hipsters that will no matter what.

    • http://www.google.com/profiles/phinnvr6 phinn

      Bigger screen and LTE are reason enough if the rumors are true.

  • xXAaronSXx

    Nope, I could never see myself switching. Not for the i5, i6, i7… At the time that I bought by OG Droid, I thought that the Droid was a good phone to get me through till Verizon gets the iPhone. It didn’t take me too long to realize that I had actually bought a phone that I liked better. All my friends had iPhones and were actually quite jealous when they saw things like side loading apps, usb tethering (PDA Net), widgets, all the emulators (NES, SNES, Genesis, etc). When it came time to upgrade, I never even considered the iPhone. I went the the Droid X2 and even though it let me down in a couple areas, I was still happy to have it over an iPhone. I have a Gnex now and I can honestly say that I can’t imagine a scenario where I ever get an iPhone for myself (although I ended up buying one for my daughter, 4S. Even that was tough to do).

  • roberthenderson

    sure, I’llpay through the cheeks for a smaller screen, less memory which isn’texpandable

  • dlcpa

    I am terribly disappointed with the Note 2. I may get it anyway or get the Note 1. However, if Apple comes out with a 5 inch LTE phone, or that has the aspect ratio of the Note1, I might go for it and screw the additional batteries that Sammy allows for.

    • Robert Jakiel

      What exactly is disappointing about the Galaxy Note 2? Is it the 5.5″ screen, removable battery, MicroSD card slot, quad core Exynos 4412 SoC, 2 Gig of RAM or the stylus?

      • dlcpa

        I wanted a 16 x 10 aspect ratio and I understand the screen resolution is not as a good as the Pentile..but I don’t know that for a fact. If it ‘s the same as the S3’s I won’t like it. We also don’t know what the processor will be for the LTE version. The quality and size of the screen is major for me. If the speed difference is negligible then the Note 1 is better for me, except for the battery and some software differences.

      • dlcpa

        I thought I answered this but maybe I never sent it. I never like the S3 screen. I saw it in Times Sq during that big roll-out and I spent some time with it while my wife was on the TKTS line. I think the Note1 has a much better easier to read screen and I like 16×10 more than 16×9. As far as the processor we don’t know what the LTE processor will be. Battery on the Note 2 is great and some of the features are wonderful but I wonder how the Note 1 with Jellybean and lots of the software the Note 2 has will be significantly slower. If not, and if I like the screen better, I’m giving up the better battery and the extra gig. I spend more time reading than processing. So, for me it may come down to provider, as VZW doesn’t have the Note 1 or if a competitor’s product gives me what the Note 1 has but with a faster processor, more memory and a bigger battery. Being a baby boomer screen clarity is very important. Ultimately, I’d love a pumped up Note 1 running WP8 if WP8 evolves back to WM6

    • dlcpa

      I just replied a second time, where the hell are the replies? I saw an interesting article about the Note 2 screen. http://www.androidcentral.com/quick-screen-comparison-galaxy-note-2-versus-galaxy-s3

      As I said in my last 2 responses, I never liked the S3 screen, maybe the screen for the Note 2 is much better.

  • James Brown

    I currently have a Iphone but am seriously thinking of jumping over to Android. I like a much bigger screen and the ability to make it my own not what “apple” wants me to use it for.

    Besides after seeing that warmed over Iphone 5 design what makes anyone think Apple is even trying to innovate anymore. I guess we will see in a hour or so but my money is on the fact they are just tiny improvements on the iphone and nothing to compare with the advancements being made in android

    • http://www.colossaldamage.com/ SuperMarino

      Welcome to a better world, my friend!

  • Wesley

    Stupid poll on one of the biggest Android websites…

    Apple sux!

  • Maria Amaro


    If you say “Yes” this one’s for you 凸(¬_¬)凸

  • DavidB23

    Lets see the announcement first. Making a decision on very little info seems kinda dumb. That said, unless apple pulls a huge rabbit out of the hat; I’ll stick with android.

  • earthlingi

    no love

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.moreira.144 Jeff Moreira

    What can Apple really do?

    I don’t believe they will show anything that
    we haven’t seen it before.

    The iOS6 sucks, even Froyo can do what iOS6
    can, so in terms of OS Apple is eating dust and they have the most annoying
    closed system that I ever seen.

    iTunes to manage my stuff? No thanks.

    Also I will not support a company that
    prefers to compete in the court room. Apple never again.

  • Robert Manser

    Were Phandroids for life…. Not Idroids.

  • http://twitter.com/Ricksta760 Ricardo

    i might because i have a damn galaxy nexus on verizon that gets no Jelly Bean plus the speaker volume sucks! but i love android. so we will see.

    • https://plus.google.com/117125023630262605212 Kelly

      JB – we will get it eventually, or you could always root and install a custom rom. ICS is much better than GB so I’m not complaining for now
      Volume issue – been using Volume+ almost since the beginning to fix this problem https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TEST.android.lvh

      • http://twitter.com/Ricksta760 Ricardo

        Just received. Pretty glad. Volume+ doesn’t work on JB.

        • https://plus.google.com/117125023630262605212 Kelly

          Oh no! I love volume +, that sucks!

          Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

        • https://plus.google.com/117125023630262605212 Kelly

          Just got it today, woot! Project butter is phenomenal!

    • GawkerRedesignSucks

      Man up and root your phone. For crying out loud there’s 1-click root software available for the G-Nex. It’s easy as hell!

      I’ve been running Jelly Bean since forever ago!

      • http://twitter.com/Ricksta760 Ricardo

        hahaha i waited and it finally came. so i’m sticking with this phone for sure. android 4.1 way better then ios6

  • Maximillion82

    I definitely would NOT get the iPhone. Why would I give up all the many features that I am now so used to and became dependent on? No more Mighty Text, a dated user interface, a semi integrated Google voice and sharing functions, a terrible autocorrect, for a status symbol that is slowly fading anyways? No thanks. The iPhone was nice in 2007 but there was too little change and progress, other than finally getting pull down notifications, wait isn’t that more likely to be defendable in court than rounded corners?!!???!!!

  • Chris Strife

    If iPhone can run just like android then yes, I will definatly switch over. Their hardware is unbelievably powerful. Software, not so well.

  • ljhughes8

    No way

  • Jerome

    Just read the article. I love Android devices and I won’t switch to Apple ever. They’re selfish and try to monopolize the industry. They’re not the best and they hate competition. So what the phone has a bigger. They over priced.

  • John Wentworth

    I won’t switch back to an iPhone, apple products are too restrictive, I love Androids openness, the ability to flash custom roms, I recently did buy an ipad3, only because I had bought an Asus Transformer Prime and I was very disappointed with the applications for tablets, so few and most of them are just stretched out versions of the phone app. I hope Android makes better tablet apps soon, because while the ipad 3 is serviceable, it’s just so boring and restrictive.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pachi72 Fernando Diaz


  • warcaster

    Dumb poll is dumb. Why even post this before the iPhone 5 is actually announced? Not that it’s not dumb to post this on an Android site in the first place…

  • sean76

    Well? Maybe, but not at this point just yet. What I will say is this, I love Android, I love Google, and I also love the whole idea of the Nexus line! I don’t want to deal with carrier bloat anymore, I want a plain Vanilla Android phone running Jellybean with some kick ass specs, not earth shattering, but a sexy design that’s well built, at&t’s LTE bands, a very good clear shooting camera, a 720p HD screen without pentile, a nice loud internal speaker that doesn’t have to be used in a quite room to hear music and videos, and a device that works well as a phone last but not least. Give me a Nexus device like that and I’m good, I like my GS3, but its gotten a little laggy as of late, and honestly I’m enjoying my Nexus 7 very much at this point with pure Jellybean running. If there isn’t a New Nexus by Xmas time, I may indeed go towards picking up an iPhone 5 if the specs are as good as some expect them to be.

  • Modman

    Hell no id use a modified 50 buck android phone instead with cm7.No justice with itunes freedom or peace. I hate anti competitive companies that shove theit proprietary crap down my throat!

  • Spence from KC

    I’ve been on Android since my G1 (Which my g/f was using until I upgraded my G2x to the SG3) I’ve looked at (c)Apple tech. The only thing that I’ve ever been impressed has been their Tech Support. My ex was a Mac person, and if she ever had any issues, she’d take it in and they would take care of it. No questions asked.
    But the iPhone is freakin’ heavy, small, and uses a cumbersome system that I wouldn’t be able to change to my liking. Now the iPhone 5 may be bigger, but I bet it will increase in weight along with that size.
    So…No. I will never own a (c)Apple product. Never paid for any, never will.

  • Jackie222

    Heck No!

  • Roy Harrigan

    Should be an option saying Hell fucking no.

  • droidbeat

    I needed a laugh.

  • Jackie222

    Heck no!

  • JulianZHuang

    I need to charge my gn 3 times per day. I will if I got the cash.

  • Joshua Saunders

    Hell would have to freeze over and squeeze apple out of its icy sphincter as the only remaining option, then maybe I would go back.

  • Dcol

    No way. Android is the only way to go!


    Ask after the unveil. This poll is premature

  • Geary McCormick

    Not no but hell no!!!!!

  • Johnnie

    Maybe android don’t have adobe flush no more

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.huddleston Greg Huddleston

    Ha! (No) I am not an idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kennylaux Kenny Lau

    shoot, its a landslide. But I thought Android users are going to be more civilized about their gadgets,wait and see before deciding? Any way, IMO, I will leave Android when Apple starts copying all the success recipe of Android, like big screen(Damnnn…5.5incher), real Multitasking,customizable, and good spec.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kennylaux Kenny Lau

      So…the iphone 5 is revealled, nothing impressive at all.so Android still win.

  • Cedric Vassor

    Yeah android needs.to.convert itunes audiobooks i hqve the droid razr n the camera sucks!

    • AJA0

      What? And I have the Razr too, camera is awesome. You’re full of crap.

  • Havoc70

    hahahaha yeah leave android for Crapple, that’s hilarious

  • bob


  • matthewcruce

    apple sucks always has always will nothing more to say when I already said to much lol

  • deh2002

    No way

  • locksmith

    Are u kidding me !! I have always been an iPhone fan until I checked my friends phone 3 months ago . His galaxy s2 was way more powerful than my 3.5 inch iPhone 4s.
    Started reading more about android phones and guess what ! Apple is nothing compare to android . I feel just so stupid to let other friends convinced me to buy an apple phone .
    Can’t wait to get Samsung Galaxy note 2 and all my family member can not stay with apple because I SAY SO !
    lobed android experience and iPhone 5 is not gonna be anything special it will be the same design but 0.5 inch taller and people are stupid to get that phone.

  • Wetworx

    Hell to the NO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajac09 Anthony Evans Jr

    anyone that goes form android to apple was never a true android fan to began with!

  • Ed

    No not a chance I just came from a 4s sold it and bought an ATRIX 2 since I’m not eligible for an upgrade yet. Even though its specs are a little outdated it is head over heels beyond what my iPhone could do. Sure ios works and what not but 6 months with just square tiles on my homescreen eventually gets old and boring. So simply no I don’t see myself going back to apple at all.

  • Daniel

    I will!

  • http://twitter.com/Planet_Scott scott lathrop


    This is from the Atlanta newspaper with my comments:

    Speculation abounds about an iPhone 5 that offers the ability to connect to 4G LTE networks for the first time. With 4G LTE, which stands for “long term evolution,” connection speeds can be as fast as a home computer. Many new phones already come equipped with the ability to connect to 4G LTE networks.The new smartphone also is expected to have a longer-lasting battery and an improved camera. In addition, many are expecting a 4-inch display, compared with the iPhone 4’s 3.5 inches, and a smaller dock connector

    So essentially, this is just like my Samsung phone I’ve had for months and was introduced late last year…….Who’s copying who?

  • kwaping

    This poll needs a “HELL NO” option! I’m not impressed with Apple’s Porsche-like “evolution versus revolution” philosophy in regards to the iPhone. I want a REVOLUTION every two years, and I’m getting that with Android!

  • NardVa

    Leave Android with 4.5 inch screens and up for an Iphone with a 4 inch screen. I’ll pass.

  • NYCLawyer

    But the features have to be right. You can almost guarantee that it will still be married to itunes. But a good phone with lots of memory, fast LTE, and a great battery would be hard to turn down. I love my Gnex, but could it be better? I would love to be able to use it all day with Tethering to my tablet and laptop at 30Mbps and look down and see 80% battery remaining. Maybe Apple’s magic will make it happen.

  • Don


  • Juggals

    I wouldnt get an I phone even if they were hiving them away

  • Shizz

    Android 4life to hell with apple

  • shooter50

    Sure, I’ll give up my S3 for a still midget phone. are u crazy?

  • ari_free

    Apple needs to bring something new to the table, such as hover with your finger over the screen. Catching up to last year’s specs may be exciting to Apple fans but it won’t impress android users.

  • JulianZHuang

    i5 tripled my GN lte browsing time haha damn apple.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kennylaux Kenny Lau

    Ok,its revealled finally, and I tried to keep an open mind, but the Iphone5 really really fail to impress me. Nothing desirable..nothing!

  • Morey

    I’m switching to iphone 5. As far as features and what you can do with a phone, I choose android for sure! As far as reliability after 6 months down the road, and no lagging or fragmenting. Iphone absolutely kills android. So I’m making the switch

  • Crimsonshadow774

    It would have to be a truly amazing phone. I don’t think it will be good enough to take me from my S3.

  • Lilsleepy

    Hell no. Android all the way.

  • AppleWins

    Nope, why downgrade?

  • Stylz

    Heeeeeell Nooooo!!!! Android 2 the heart

  • Donald Okumu

    Just saw the Iphone event blog, has anyone else noticed alot of the things they are “unveiling” already exist in android? Tabs across browsers, “VIP in mail” gmail already has priority inbox, etc

  • Veronica Orozco

    The only reason anyone would leave Android for an iPhone is if they bought a crappy phone to begin with. Any of the comparable phones pounce the iPhone.

  • BulletTooth_Tony

    they copied Google Now…. big shocker there.

  • Rdfry

    I f***en hate Apple but one bright side maybe the Apple trolls will take a hike.

  • AtriathleteK

    All today’s announcement did was make me wish Google would put out a nexus device with face-melting specs (display, camera, etc). I know it’s meant to be a developer phone, but why do I have to suffer through TouchWiz/Sense/Motoblur/any other shitty overlay to get top of the line specs for my android phone?

  • Marsg

    Its FLOPPING, google stocks .25% apple stocks up .4-.5% LOL ahh shiz is this the end ?

  • Marsg

    APPLE stock dropping YESSSSS!!!!!! Google stocks are higher then Apples at the moment after the event
    Edit: event hasnt ended yet >.>


    Well, the iPhone has turned out to be a disappointment once again.

    • ari_free

      It will still sell like crazy

  • Justin Glass

    So is this why Apple is suing everyone ? it doesnt want to put more of its millions into product development?

  • harold

    No way in HELL

  • Marsg

    this is great Apple stock .33% up, Google .36% up

  • endinyal

    For first-time Android owners, high-probability they’ll jump-ship since Android is all hype for most, and disappoints quickly. Current iPhone owners that qualify for an upgrade will continue with another iPhone for so many reasons that have been mentioned countless times, that fandroid folks could only wish for.

    Look at the used market for iPhones and the $$ they command, and see what that same market is for Android phones. Enough said.

    • Marsg

      disappointment ? im sorry but every new feature from the iPhone came from Android, My GNex i bought last year has all the features the iphone 5 just got today and more. BTW APPLE STOCK IS FLOPPING LOL

  • http://twitter.com/MrYuzhai *Certified_geek™

    The design of the phone feels tired and overall sucks.. the improvements and battery life seem substandard compared to flagship android devices which aren’t even very recent..

    I’m gonna be picking up a new smartphone soon no doubt.. and if this Apple event has indicated anything to me at all? I’m gonna hold on to my wallet and wait till the years end.. the next Nexus devices should blow everything out the water.. here’s hoping Motorola is hard at work creating one!

  • Donald Okumu

    You have to “give it to Apple”, they never really come up with anything new, They just release something that has been out there, call it “New” and boom, The apple fanatics go out and start buying. Apple fans never really know what else is out there so they only go by what Apple says.

  • Nathan

    I’m tired of having to read about the Damn iPhone on Phandroid. If I wanted to read and talk about the iPhone I would have joined an iPhone forum.

  • Sinned66

    In time ALL apples are rotten!

  • youareme7

    it’s nice the new iphone supports lte everywhere; hopefully a nexus comes out this fall that i can buy outright on the play store that does that and then choose my network

  • http://twitter.com/KnowScott Scott Stafford

    But what if i told you all of your existing accessories needed an adapter to use them on the next generation? Are you REALLY sure you dont want adapters? Adapters are awesome.

  • DavidVarghese

    Stole this from reddit:

    “To use a car analogy, six years ago the iPhone was like a sexy new flagship model from BMW or Porsche. Today it’s a Toyota Camry. Safe, reliable, boring. The car your mom drives. The car that’s so popular that its maker doesn’t dare mess with the formula.”

    • Marsg

      Ye Apples is loosing its touch like Facebook lol

  • Marsg

    WTF Microsoft stocks are higher increasing more then apples right now lol

  • http://twitter.com/nrbovee n.r. bovee

    Sure, as soon as they open source iOS. That would allow it to achieve its full potential.

  • scoter man1

    Didn’t even read the article and I voted no.

    • onpoint G

      lol same here

  • onpoint G

    Of course I would…I think I might buy 2 iphones and throw both of them in the trash

  • ari_free

    No mention of NFC for the iPhone 5

    • Marsg

      it has a metal housing that interferes with the NFC capabilities i saw that coming lol

  • chargerman165

    So is it April 1st and is this a joke? If I were inclined to do so does not appear much has changed as far as iPhone 5 from 4s. Android has so much more to offer such as a little thing called ‘customization’.

  • DrCarpy

    No way, No how! I’m not buying it!! I quote my man Rob Parker from numbers never lie on ESPN 2.

  • http://phandroid Steven

    OMG I can’t wait. I will most definitely’nt make the switch I love this SIII so I will make a nice profit for a lesser device full of things I’ll hardly use. I love to follow the trends. …… duh Lmao

  • Marsg

    If Google puts out an amazing nexus by the end of this week they could outshine apple

  • AmericanPatriot4

    Where is the poll option:

    “Ha… ha ha….HAHAHAHA! No way man!”

  • mirage03

    Oh yes i will.. My tent is already set up outside an istore somewhere..

  • Robert Marino

    You know, I love Android, I do, but I do respect Apple and what they do. I watched along for the whole show, waiting for something exciting, cause it’s always there. Something neat, something that makes me and my Android phone just a bit envious, something “innovative”. Man, what a let down this show was, this iPhone was incremental at best, and is still worlds behind even the mid-range Android phone. This was really Apple’s last chance to wow the market, because the iPhone 5s or 6 or whatever, is going to come to market way too late if it’s another year out. Guess Apple better queue up some more lawsuits, because they sure as hell aren’t making money from consumers.

  • mirage03

    But seriously they can’t come up with a different design? Lol..
    Specs are ok
    Lte is nice
    Bigger size is good
    Still boring ui, but it’s ok
    External design is the same as previous models? Ugghh

  • http://twitter.com/ElSteverino ElSteverino

    Apple would like you to believe that if it wasn’t for Android, we would all be iPhone users. I stopped being an Apple fanboy when they shamelessly stole the Dashboard widgets idea from Arlo Rose (Konfabulator).

    There is something wrong when you steal from your friends.

  • matdr57

    That just makes me want to import the goo phone more and more hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha steve job is weeping n a ball n a corner go what have they done Samsung slapped them and said b a good little follower

  • Rod

    Never ever!

  • bklm1234

    Apple, I know you’re not gonna change the control-freak nature, e.g. opening the phone’s media library and storage so I can freely add in and take music out without the stupid iTune app and save email attachments for future access. But at least push the envelop past what’s out there, better the S3 and Note 2, etc! No NFC, no quad core, same lame camera, same phone appearance (is it so expensive to hire a new designer)? Damn. Samsung can milk the S3 for a whole lot longer. The sad part is the iphone5 will still surpass all other smartphones in sales. Do people see the ugly face of monopoly? The monopoly doesn’t have to be competitive. Apple fans, don’t buy the iphone5. Tell Apple they have to earn your $$, be a real leader.

    • chuckles87

      I was hoping they would put a NFC payment system not that I want one but just so it would push more merchants to accept NFC payments

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Morales/100001410912688 Joel Morales

    The Toyota Camry of phones…

  • moises1204

    you mean iPhone 4sx, talking about running out of ideas hahahaha.

  • chuckles87

    two big features are panoramic and pic within a vid now where did I see those oh yeah ics

    • mrted

      Yeah, I’ve had pano on my ICS-ed phone for a long time already. Yay Apple!

  • griff

    In one word…Nope

  • ari_free
  • matdr57

    Wonders if china will start sueing apple now

  • nycplayboy78

    Oh what??!! iPhone 5 has LTE in it now??!! Oh yeah get em SAMMY!!!!!!

  • Albert Naranjo

    Already got rid of my Galaxy S3! iPhone 5.. here I come!

  • barondebxl

    Not in this life.

  • Gary Asciutto

    NO WAY do I leave Android to an Apple. NEVER. Android is fun to use, flash and customize. I’m running JB on the EVO 4G and love it. The iPhone is way too simple and rigid. My wife has an iPhone 4 and it sucks. Its not allowed in the house.

  • http://www.vgchartz.com SuperChunk

    There is only one thing in iPhone5 that is not already old tech or out on many Android phones. The A6 quad-core cpu and gpu. That thing is the same chip as the Playstation Vita and a solid chip. However, the winter line-up of Androids will all have that and more things like NFC and more RAM as well as other features not even invented yet.

  • Adam Truelove

    I already have a paper weight, no need for an iPhone.

  • Pnutt916

    HELL NO!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1617996281 Wes Loveday

    I said “If features are right” which has a snowball’s chance, but I’m not a devoted fan to one platform or the other. It’s what works and suits my needs. I like how customizable Android is by comparison, but without having to code everything myself sometimes it feels REALLY “Amateur”. The problem so far IME with Android, is often things “sorta work” because of the fragmentation of code. Android doesn’t work on multiple hardware like say “Windows” does. If it works on one Android, it should work on ALL. PERIOD. If not, then there should be easier guidelines to give users a heads up. If nothing else, a google compatibility app that will tell you what set of criteria(s) your particular handset meets so app devs can publish those requirements for their apps. So I don’t sound like a noob, my day job is professionally programming in JAVA which is what Android is based on AFAIK. I’m not doing embedded, but Java is supposed to be Java. Write once, run anywhere ;) At least that’s the sales pitch from Sun/Oracle! Because Apple is ONE set of hardware (OK, maybe like 10), they don’t have this worry. Though Apple’s devices are locked down and the training wheels never come off. MS might be solid, but the UI is just Ugly and preschool to me.

  • SteveJoBisDeadGood

    Why is this even a question? WHAT’S IPHONE????

  • Maximillion82

    this is after the Apple presentation. there are a few neat new things in iOS6. the iPhone itself was okay but didn’t impress me that much. What’s interesting is how Apple tuned out the specs of the CPU, no word on A9 or A15, clock speed, nor amount of cores. the screen is rather sad as expected. So I still wouldn’t buy an iPhone. but I have to admit as someone who reads phandroid I am obviously biased and prefer Android. I’m sure the iPhone 5 will be a huge success, no matter what Apple would have presented today they could have sold it in huge quantities.

  • Ernesto Bec

    When they stop by copying Android. And even then No. All you Apple lovers hurry up and also replace all your accessories because the old ones will not work.

  • Nick_Lopez_Loya

    When iOS becomes a licensed, open source os like Android then I will consider getting one. Otherwise the os will remain an obsolete eye candy, Apple crapware.

  • Nick_Lopez_Loya

    Is iOS open source like Android yet? Then no

  • HellG

    i honestly dont think that even iSheeps will get it! the iPhone 5 can safely be called…Disappointment of the year! i bitty those icrap fans for waiting 2 years (since the iPhone 4) to get their hands on the “awesomest gadget in the existence ” to end up with a device with specs from late 2010 lol R.I.P isheeps, R.I.P 0:)

  • james ortiz

    galaxy s3 is better

  • steven romo

    I love android and I’ll never switch, don’t get me wrong, iPhone is a really good phone I just don’t like iOS.

  • Craig

    On a cold day in hell

  • Butters619

    Does it have an unlocked bootloader?

    In all serious, if I could flash Jellybean to this phone I would consider it.

  • Craig Hawkins

    I wouldn’t say Android for life, but there’s nothing in the iPhone 5 that has anything on my S3.

  • matdr57

    i got a question who cares about an iphone let alone using 2 year old tech that my droid x had

  • mrted

    The iPhone5 is pretty underwhelming. I think Android does it better…with ONE exception: integrated and official apps (iLife). I love my Nexus 7, but I wish Google had stepped it up in the app department. Yes, third-party apps are available, but they often integrate poorly or are of inconsistent quality both in function and design.

  • TBN27

    There is no real incentive to run to an iPhone 5. Everything it does, Android has been doing since 2 years ago. Only incentive is it more stable than android and updates are timely. But still, when you are on a network that has bands the iPhone doesn’t support other than 1900mhz, and will sure as not support the up coming LTE, then this isn’t the answer. The next Nexus will be what the iPhone 5 isn’t.

  • Frankie Abaddon

    No cause iPhone still not everything Android is. LMFAO I like freedom I’m not a sheep.

  • Desertbears

    NO, the new iPod touch is all I would want. The phone doesn’t have penta-band hspa or lte so it sucks as a phone.

  • nick

    Haha ahhhhhhh NO.

  • Cam

    Not a chance.

  • http://Phandroid Anthony

    Hell no,l stay with my galaxy s 2.

  • Michael S Coleman

    I think the new iPhone will garner wide appeal,but I doubt that it’ll ever change the minds of many hardcore Android users. After all many of the components in IPhone are bought from its Android rival Samsung.lol

  • Frank

    Not on your life, especially after this summer’s fiasco

  • ruit

    Nope not interested in ios I like the one x, or RAZR HD.

  • Alfred

    Nope, staying with Android.

  • http://iron2000.blogspot.com/ iron2000

    Never, I hate the restricted iOS.
    I will always prefer the freedom of Android.

  • master94


  • RavenFox

    B$%&ch please.

  • jlschulz098

    why woulfd you even pose such a n inane question. Apple buyers would never have bought an android to begin with which ix why the billion dollar award was so much bs. Appke buyers buy a logo, so to buy an android first would assume they had some level of intelligence to begin with. Question is null and void. anyone answering yes to the question is just an apple owner already trying to skew the results.

  • z0phi3l

    Nope and even better, my 17yo Son came home from School heard about the “improvements”, he was laughing for a good 2 mins before calling Apple pathetic, he’ll be getting an Android phone soon now that he has a job

  • http://www.facebook.com/pachi72 Fernando Diaz

    I rather get a blackberry over a shitty iphone 5

  • Guest

    I would rather buy a Thunderbolt. Wat… no.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tonyperani Anthony Peran

    I would rather go back to my Thunderbolt that misses calls and weighs 12 oz.

  • Izi

    Definitely no… I’ve bought apple b4 n i must say … I hv regreted doing that… Switched back to android after 2 months n never look back… I will not repeat the same mistake again..irregeardless on wht apple r offering…at the end of the day android phones offers much better specs at any time of the day

  • matthewcruce

    one big thing I don’t like about apple is its all the same phone and everybody has the same phone I have nexus and not a lot of ppl have the nexus were I live and I like that its just too common and nothing special.

  • NOLA_Droid


  • Geriann Alls

    The Android version is good if its a Motorola phone…HTC sux will never own another one of them…but I do miss my iphone…will be getting the 5 in march…

  • http://twitter.com/dexter49 David Sheppardini

    I’m stuck in a contract at the moment and I don’t feel like throwing down $650+ for an unsubsidized phone. Even if I could get it cheap I wouldn’t because I don’t like the iPhone. I’ll give Apple the crown for tablet devices at the moment, but for me I just love Android customization. It’s the same reason why I choose PC over MAC: Don’t TELL me what I can do with my tech device.

  • David

    Hell I’m leaving iPhone for android

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffreydavidyang Jeffrey Yang

    You will get some expected answers posting this on an android website.

  • http://newarrives.com/ http://newarrives.com/

    apple is just for the brand its a great flop os
    windows is gona rock

  • Dave

    LIKE HELL. If someone gave me an Iphone 5 I would resist my inclination to chuck it in the bin and would put it on Ebay, then I could buy the Note 2 to go with my S3, as I am sure some sheep who doesn’t know better would buy it for a silly price.